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Welcome back, Boracay!

I’m glad we never really saw Boracay during the time that it was considered a cesspool. This is another reason why we never found ourselves back in Boracay’s shores until just a few weeks ago. News of the ongoing rehabilitation got us curious and when our schedules freed up, I booked an impromptu trip for the family and decided to rekindle my love for the island.

Welcome back, Boracay!

Testing the Waters at Liwliwa

It’s all about slow living when you get to Sitio Liwliwa in San Felipe, Zambales. Who cares about spotty signal when you get to enjoy the sun, sand, sea, and sunsets every day?

Testing the Waters at Liwliwa

Katha Kape

Katha Kape, whose mission is to serve the best Philippine-made coffee in partnership with local coffee farmers and roasters, is now open at the arrivals area of NAIA Terminal 3 near Bay 8.

Katha Kape

Road Trip: Day Dreaming in Fantasy World

An abandoned theme park in Lemery, Batangas was our playground for the day as we took time off from our usual production related work. Built in the early 2000s, the management behind Fantasy World couldn't see through the park's completion due to financial and corporate troubles.

Road Trip: Day Dreaming in Fantasy World

Manila Bay

Manila Bay, bay of the South China Sea extending into southwestern Luzon Island, Philippines. Almost completely landlocked, it is considered one of the world’s great harbours and has an area of 770 sq mi (2,000 sq km) with a 120-mi (190-km) circumference. Its widest diameter, from northwest to southeast, measures 36 mi. Corregidor Island, 30 mi west of Manila, divides the bay’s 11-mi-wide entrance into two channels—the seldom used South Channel and the safer, 2-mi-wide North Channel between Bataan Peninsula and Corregidor. (From https://www.britannica.com/place/Manila-Bay)

Manila Bay

Sampaloc Cove (Outreach Program w/ Lighthouse Legacy Foundation)

We end 2016 by being part of a wonderful initiative headed by The Lighthouse Marina Resort Legacy Foundation. Sampaloc Cove in Zambales is home to several indigenous families and we were part of this year's Lighthouse tradition of sharing blessings with the community.

Sampaloc Cove (Outreach Program w/ Lighthouse Legacy Foundation)