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Bicol Day 2

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DSC_0764During my trip in Legazpi City, I stayed in Sampaguita Tourist Inn near the workshop venue 

DSC_0817Breakfast was at La Mia Tazza

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DSC_0768Cafe Americano while I reviewed my presentation for that morning

DSC_0769Concorde Cake. Wafer cake is just so yummy. I know you aren’t supposed to have dessert for breakfast but this with the Americano is just perfect.

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DSC_0787IT’S SHOW TIME! I started by interviewing some of the resident bloggers

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DSC_0797Then I gave away two Stereotyped shirts!

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DSC_0799I’m so relieved the students had fun during my talk

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DSC_0814Lunch with the organizers at Small Talk

DSC_0815Pili Basil Pasta. Tastes like Pesto but even better with Pili!

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After lunch, Franzy and I met again to go to Cagsawa Ruins.

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The road to Cagsawa was ruined by the 2006 (I think) eruption of Mayon Volcano. Kinda creeped me out a lil.

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It was a long walk from the main road, but all worth it to see these structures I only see in postcards as a child. I can’t believe that’s JUST the belfry of the Cagsawa church. I suddenly realized I have this some sorta fear of ruins (which just sucks because I love going to ruins.)

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This native guitar works just like a regular guitar (but I thought it was different)

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DSC_0847They even have violins

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DSC_0849The Hoy Stick. Spin it, say “hoy” and it spins the other way around!

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DSC_0852Abandoned house

DSC_0857Beautiful clouds after the rain

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Franzy was raving all about this restaurant ever since I arrived from Manila, so I can’t leave without even trying. Buena Cena Una is an old house converted into a restaurant and events place in Daraga, Albay.

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DSC_0870Lumpiang Tinapa. I love Tinapa or smoked fish, so I can’t resist to try this rolls when I saw them on the menu. The smokey goodness of the fish and the crunch of the wrap with the tang of the vinegar is just awesome. I’d like to try this at home!

DSC_0871Cheese sticks.

DSC_0872Bruschetta. The bread could use a little more toast and more drizzle of olive oil perhaps. Twas just okay.

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DSC_0874Wild Fern Salad. I wish I had noticed that they are adding a vinaigrette to this salad. Usually, I like my Pako salad with just a drizzle of fish sauce and calamansi. Or if they’re doing this with a dressing, they could have gone easy in it.

DSC_0875Clubhouse Sandwich

DSC_0880Before leaving, I decided to visit Daraga church, but it was closed.

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DSC_0882I wish I could be back soon!

Thanks to Josh Acuna of St. Agnes Academy Alumni Association for inviting me to Legazpi City!

SG at Night

This is one of the highlights of my short stay in Singapore. I haven’t really tried low-light photography that much, so I am pretty much experimenting on these. I walked from Nanson Road – Liang Court – Singapore River Cruise – Clarke Quay – City Hall – Raffles – Orchard – 60’s Old Street – Gallery Hotel.

Bridge near The Gallery.

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Singapore River.

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Riverside point.

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Clarke Quay.

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Bokeh exercise!

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This kid is my seatmate and is so kulit! When I point my camera to her, she just smiles then hides her face. Cute kid!

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Bungee jump at Clarke Quay.

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The city and the lights —

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Asian Civilisations Museum.

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The Fullerton Hotel.

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The Esplanade from afar.

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Marina Bay Sands.

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Merlion statue.

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This building with a UFO-like structure at the top is their Supreme Court. Cool, eh?

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Say hi to Mr. Tan, our tour guide during the River Cruise.

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He even took my picture! He’s so nice.

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BK Whopper Bar at Clarke Quay.

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FINE City. Witty LOL!

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This made me really laugh – WARNING !! ON THE NEXT FRAME YOU’LL SEE A MAN WITH A HUGE COCK. LOLWHUT?!

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I don’t think I’d have the guts to try this one – Bungee Jump at Clarke Quay.

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Fort Canning Park.

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Funan Digital Mall .

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I saw this on Orchard Road and I don’t know what to call it… If you do, please comment below.

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60’s Old Street – where you can find authentic Hainanese Chicken and other Singaporean cuisine items at midnight.

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Hainanese Chicken. Since I only have this at Toast Box in Manila, I think it’s difference is that it has more sesame oil than it does here. Nonetheless, it tastes so fresh.

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Dumpling Soup. Filled with vegetables, dried fish and a generous number of dumplings in fish broth.

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Nanyang Milk Tea. Condensed Milk + Teh + Ice. Simplest milk tea I had, but I think it’s my favorite. I had two servings during that night, and another before boarding. I love milk tea!

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I got lost, my feet ached, got very tired and hungry but it’s definitely worth it! I❤SG!

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