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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Palawan: Immaculate Conception Church

Our next stop... Just across the Plaza Cuartel is the Immaculate Conception Church

The Immaculate Conception Church is one of the tourist attraction in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. Located along Rizal Avenue in Barangay Liwanag.

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Kim Hyun Joong: Successfully completes Asia Tour

On August 27th, SS501’s Kim Hyun Joong successfully concluded his one month promotional tour across Asia and returned to Korea.

Starting with Japan last month, the star toured seven different countries across Asia, which resulted in blocked-up airports at every entrance. His popularity was definitely confirmed with each visit, as he reportedly ran out of staff to effectively control the crowd for every high-five event. Kim Hyun Joong has also been receiving love calls from record labels around the globe.

Kim Hyun Joong revealed that he’ll be starting an Asia tour concert starting this December. “It was an enjoyable time that allowed me to meet my fans overseas, who are always supporting me and giving me so much love.  I’ve gained so much strength from your love and I promise to work hard on my next album.”

The star will be heading straight into preparations for his second mini-album.

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Palawan: Baywalk and Plaza Cuartel

We took a half day city tour of Puerto Princesa City. It is better to join a group tour for easy accessibility rather than doing it on your on, commuting on a public transportation is much harde.

We pass by at Puerto Princesa City's Baywalk. We didn't have a chance to get out of the van to take some beautiful pictures. According to our guide it's better to go here during at night. The Baywalk somehow looks like a replica of Manila Baywalk.

Our first stop is Plaza Cuartel.

The 143 American soldiers name are being written in the statue

Plaza Cuartel was a former site of a Japanese garrison, 143 American soldiers were burned inside a tunnel during the World War II. It serves as a Memorial Park in honor of local heroes, and American soldiers.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Korean Drama: The Musical

Title: The Musical
Genre: Musical
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2011-Sep-02 to 2011-Dec-16
Air time: Friday 22:00


Musical drama about the dreams and love of musical actors.

Koo Hye Sun, Daniel Choi, and Ock Joo Hyun form the love triangle at the center of The Musical, which follows the lives and dreams of aspiring musical stars.


Koo Hye Sun as Go Eun Bi
Choi Daniel as Hong Jay
Park Ki Woong as Yoo Jin
Ock Joo Hyun as Bae Gang Hee
Park Kyung Rim
Choo So Young
Cha Kwang Soo
Ki Eun Se as Ra Gyung
Kim Hyun Sung
Jung Tae
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Young Smart Learning Center "BUWAN NG WIKA"

Young Smart Learning Center celebrated "BUWAN NG WIKA" at La Isabelita Hall, Jaro Metropolitan Cathedral. The program started at around 8:30 in the morning and participated by all students.

My Nephew Shundy was attending in this school. I attended and witnessed the said celebration.

Getting Ready
While waiting for the program to start
The Emcee's / Words from the Principal Mam Cecile / Judge's
Paglisahan sa Tula Contestant
Paglisahan sa Vocal Solo Contestant
Preschool Pupils Presentation
Shundy did not dance, all he did was sitting at the stage 
Other Grade Level Presentation

On the second part of the program was a mini acquaintance party for student, teachers, parents and guardians as well.

Dance Presentation from the Teachers
Games: Newspaper Dance and Sack Race
The Best part of the whole program - LUNCH TIME

Young Smart (YS) Learning Center
2nd Floor Dona Building
EL - 98 Street Jaro, Iloilo City
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Cars 2: Movie Date with my Nephews

A movie date with nephews (Shundy and Jonas). Since my nephew wanted to watch Cars 2, one of his favorite characters, I accompanied my two nephew together with my other siblings. This is there first time to be in a cinema.

At first, they are a bit scared and cry before entering the cinema, but when they saw the huge screen all they say was “wow”, they calm down, sit back and start concentrating on the movie with popcorn and drinks.

Little Jonas fall asleep in the middle of watching the movie while big brother Shundy was talkative most of the time and enjoyed the whole movie.
Little Jonas
Big Brother Shundy with Mimi Li

Movie Info

Star racecar Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) take their friendship to exciting new places in Cars 2 when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world's fastest car. But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. Mater finds himself torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret mission orchestrated by master British super spy Finn McMissile (Michael Caine) and the stunning spy-in-training Holley Shiftwell (Emily Mortimer)

What parents/guardians need to know

Parents need to know that this fast-paced sequel to Pixar's hit movie Cars is more like a kid-friendly James Bond action thriller than the original movie's fish-out-of-water adventure. There are more high-speed chases here than in the original and a surprising amount of gun violence; a couple of car characters are even killed, which makes the G rating a bit of a surprise. Expect a bit of mild language, including insults like "idiot" and "fool," as well as tame flirting between smitten cars. The movie's overall message of being true to yourself and loyal to your friends is coupled with an overt call for alternative fuel and environmentalism.

Note: The 3-D version of the movie may make certain parts feel even more immediate and intense for some kids.

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Palawan: The City in a Forest

Palawan is an island province of the Philippines located in Region 4. Its capital is Puerto Princesa City, and it is the largest province in the country. Palawan consists of 367 barangays and 23 municipalities, and two congressional districts that divide the province into north and south portions.

Palawan is one of the few relatively peaceful provinces in the country. The crime rate is relatively low and most Palawe├▒os are contented to lead simple lifestyles. The province is a melting pot of migrants from various parts of the Philippines and other countries.

Public transport within the islands consist of buses, vans and tricycles. There is a big well-organized transport terminal at the capital Puerto Princesa City, from where travelers can take off to other parts of Palawan. Private vehicles may also be hired from car rental companies. Traditional bancas or motorized outrigger boats can also be easily hired for hopping around the islands.

At Centennial Terminal 2 while waiting for my flight
bound to Puerto Princesa, Palawan
From Manila, our flight took us 1 hour and 5 minutes to reach Puerto Princesa, Palawan via Philippine Airlines.
Arrival at Puerto Princesa Airport
Tourist in Puerto Princesa are extremely boosting for both locals and foreigners. We were fetch by a van service at the airport to Fran Pension House, were we stayed.

Fran Pension House
Tricycles or Taxicles, are the only means of public transportation around Puerto Princesa City. Tricycles are being color coded by blue and white, alternatively use everyday except during Sunday, which all tricycles are allowed to do business.

Fran Pension House
Landline: (048) 4341450
Mobile No.: 09159465597

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Monday, August 29, 2011

Iloilo: Tatoy's Manokan and Seafood

Another Gastronomic Food on a Sunday brunch at Tatoy's Manokan and Seafood located at Villa Beach Iloilo, known for their native lechon manok became Tatoy's signature dish (bisaya na manok). Tatoy's is located near the beach, you may take a pavillion or choose the inside location in which they have an aircon and non-aircon area.
Meet our server "Marites"
Tatoy's Lumpia, Grilled Tanigue, Grilled Bangus (milkfish), Grilled Managat
Grilled Pork, Lechon (Roasted Pig), Pusit (Squid), Prawns
Shrimp, Gizard Barbeque, Fish Soup, Velenciana
Lumpia, Grilled Tanigue, Lechon/Grilled Manok, Kinilaw na Tanigue
Lechon, Baked Talaba, Squid

Tatoy's become an icon to locals and tourist as well. One must not miss to try Tatoy's when visiting Iloilo City. A truly Ilonggo in taste.

Get ready to savor the freshness of seafood and other dishes at Tatoy's.

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Tatoy's Manokan and Seafoods Restaurant
Sto. Nino Sur, Arevalo, Iloilo City, Philippines
(033) 337-1360 / 337-4276
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