Mountain Scenes

On my way back from Davao City in broad daylight, I just cannot help but appreciate in wonder the beauty of the green mountains, blue skies, and cottony white clouds.

The following photos I am sharing were taken by my not so high-powered camera phone. But I was really awed so I just click and click while the bus goes down the road.  I

I  wish the bus was more taller than it was so I could fully enjoy the mountain scenes at a distance without any obstacle of any objects from my view.

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There were several road works along the way, so we were stuck in a long queue of vehicles. But instead of getting annoyed of the delay, I just enjoyed clicking as well as my phone’s game keeps me occupied.

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That green thing up there looks like a green giraffe or a green reptile looking for something on the ground.

Eat Iligan 3.0 – Day I – Part 2

I just finished writing the Part I.  I really did not plan to have 2 posts about Day 1.  But then, I want to make a separate post so that the yummy foods of we tasted & ate on the opening day is really worth shouting to the world to come and try them –

Jacko’s Kan-anan

It was an early dinner at Jacko’s Kan-anan our host for the opening program of the event.  They were also one of our generous #EAtIligan sponsors.

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Seafoods galore!

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Their grilled tuna is one of my all-time faves. 
Tuna is my fave sea food. ha ha ha

I am not new to Jacko’s Kan-anan and these foods above were always served. I do not think they become luma because it is seafoods. Who would turn back eating seafoods even if you have it daily. Since I cannot eat all those stuff in the bila-o, grilled tuna became my favorite of the night with the blanched vegetables.

Two new ones were served which I think were first time for me to see — the driedfish (danggit) and the plain boiled vegetables with malunggay as toppings.

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Bulad nga Danggit

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Law-oy

I feasted on all those foods especially the plain boiled veggies. The bulad and the law-oy makes you feel that homey “luto ni nanay” feel but in a nice restaurant. In many Fipino homes, bulad is just a plain and simple food and some even described it as viand of the poor. Oh well, Danggit is the bulad for the rich because it takes several hundred pesoses to get a kilo of this yummy boneless dried fish.

Our desserts at Jacko’s were of course the fresh fruits (watermelon & pineapple bits) as well as the Churro Ice Cream bowl.  I did not tasted the ice cream bowl anymore with the hope not to spike my sugar level to crazy level.

For me, Jacko’s Kan-anan is a place for families to have their Sunday lunch date or even any day of the week.  They do not only serve at their restaurant but they also do catering or party size menu.   If you think my post is not so detailed of what they sell to their customers, then check out this page – Their short-order menu list.

Thank you Jacko’s for filling our tummy early in the night.

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Location:

Jacko’s Kan-anan
C3 Road, Hinaplanon
Iligan City
Tel # 063-2224610

Paseo de Santiago
Paseo de Santiago is now one considered as one of the “not to be missed” tourist attraction in the City.  It is located in Brgy. Santiago.  A private owned place – it opened its door to the public after it was designed into a family-friendly park where everyone can relax and enjoy the view of the sea especially in late afternoons.

This is a Friday night so the place was a bit packed with people – family having picnics, couples  on dates, and others who were enjoying the amenities of the palce – all enjoying the music made by the assigned band to perform during this evening.

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We showed off the place to our cdo-based participants.  We had group photos taken with Iligan City as our backdrop.

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The ambience of the place was really conducive for couples and families to enjoy the evening. You can go there anytime with our without food as foods are available from the shops. Dinner kind of foods not just snacks are readily available in the area.

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I’ve seen structures which I think the place can be a venue for a wedding reception or maybe a debut or a birthday party to be remembered.

The place is called Paseo de Santiago which means a plaza or a walkway for strolling  or leisurely walk or stroll, especially one taken in the evening located in Barangay Santiago.  Just a few meters from the main highway.

There is a minimal entrance fee upon entering the place.

After the quick tour, we left for our next foodie destination – 

Greenwich Tibanga

The biggest pizzaria in Iligan City!  The place for a barkada to enjoy their favorite pizza and pasta!  So that night,  they served us for a taste for their best selling pizza and their cool drinks and of course their juicy chicken which you can with with spicy flavor or none.

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This is my ever ever favorite kind of pizza! 
Even my daughter, this is the best after any beef overload toppings.

I love Greenwich but it is not advisable for me to frequent the place and indulge such yummyness or else I will leave this Earth earlier than everyone else. So when we come here, once in a blue moon, we really indulge to our heart’s desire.

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This is the kind of flavor who loves anything with bacon can enjoy.

What I love about GW is that, they have varied flavors that even those who do not eat any meat, can still treat themselves to pizza because they just love pizza.

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The cool thirst quenchers!
I had two glasses of these drinks!

The last but not the least we had to enjoy that evening was the —

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shiiiikennnn!

Fried chicken
Spicy & Non-spicy

Now our stomachs were filled to the brim. ha ha ha. I blame it on the hard-to-resist foods!

And the night ended!

Eat Iligan 3.0 – Day 1 – Part 1

 

Eat Iligan is here once  again.  This is IBSes 3rd year food crawl event. I always consider it as a privilege to be invited because I am a member of the society.  Food tasting for 3 days? Who in their right mind would say NO to that except they have a much important appointment to meet somewhere.  So again, I am in this year. 

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Lots of my friends are asking me what is Eat Iligan and why I am posting such yummy foods on my Instagram and they are warning me that they gonna unfriend me for posting such. Lols.  Well here is the official background of Eat Iligan.  

Eat Iligan is an invitational Iligan Food Appreciation Tour organized by the Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. The 3-day event seeks to highlight Iligan City’s local food scene in various social media platforms. Social media influencers who have a considerable following in their blogs and social media accounts like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are be invited to participate in the event.  The hastag EatIligan #EatIligan is being used throughout the event.

Day 1 

Official opening of the Eat Iligan 3.0

The event was started with a short program on a Friday evening.  Everyone – locals and visitors from Cagayan de Oro were warmly welcome by the organizers.   The official welcome was done by the IBS President.    All the generous partners  were introduced to us and some even took time to do some presentation such as Streetby and the GBC Cagayan de Oro.

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IBS president giving the warm welcome to all the participants.

The following are the partners of the three day event whom we owe a BIG TIME THANK YOU!
Partners:

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and ILIGAN DAILY FOR beautiful and nice white SHIRT (UNIFORM)
on the Sunday crawl. 

 

The list of participating food joints or restaurants were given to us.

Day 1:

Jacko’s Kan-anan Twitter/Instagram: @jackoskananan website: jackos.com.ph #JackosKananan

 

After the opening program, we had the hearty and yummy Jacko’s meal. Busog na busog that we head off to Paseo de Santiago to see the place and walk around so our tummy will grind the food faster and will leave space for the Greenwich offers.

Photos and words will be on the next post.

 

Life Begins @ Forty-six

July is a happy month for me because it is my birthday month.  Irregardless of how my day went, I always feel happy during my anniversary of the day I was born.  I’ve known of others who feel sad when their birthday is approaching because the new year added makes them feel old.  But not me – aside from being grateful to God for a new year, I am always happy of the new year.

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–Here’s me and my daughter the night of my arrival at the island. —
Big thanks to her Omi for letting us use of the nicest room in the resort.

I was in Bohol on the exact date of my birthday.  I spent the weekend with my daughter as she was in a far away island accompanying her Omi as well as apprenticing in running a resort business.  I like being on a travel during my birthday so I was really excited to go to Bohol to visit her and also feel the place again.  La Estrella is one of my favorite places in this world. 🙂  Ask me why? Well, the story deserves a separate post.

My day started with 5 kilometer walk/run.  I feel so health conscious having lots of sweat during the early hours of the day.   After the run, I was amazed of the lovely and sumptuous breakfast waiting for me/us.


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–My birthday breakfast! —
That’s so yummy.
Thank you ‘te Inday for preparing an appetizing food for my birthday morning.

July 23 was scheduled for me to travel back to Mindanao via boat at 10 PM.  So we left La Estrella at mid day.  We spent some time in the city (me and daughter had a late lunch date) before I proceeded to Jagna.

Let me share here a couple of me celebrating the moment.  Ha ha ha

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–Emote daw! —
Thank you to the dear daughter for taking a shot of the moment. lols!

Since the restaurant of her choice is close, we decided to eat at a Chicken place. We had chicken for lunch.  Chicken is the quickest and easiest and safest meat for us to order. 🙂  For dessert, I had a scope of Dragon Fruit ice cream from the Bee Farm shop just across from where we ate.


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–Happy Me —
Enjoying the sweet cold without getting guilty of the sugar effect to my body. ha ha ha

 

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Some of the goodies I received on top of the happy and well wishes I received though Facebook, direct messages, and postcards. —
Thank you to each one of you for making my day very memorable.

One of the unique wish for my 46th birthday — To receive a total of 46 cards from friends around the world.  I will begin counting the sent cards on the first week of August.

Stay tune for the posting of long list. 🙂

This is all for now.  Until the next post,

 

Arlene
Grateful gal <3

PS.

Here’s a glimpse of the sea/beach on this birthday morning. The sky seems gloomy because of the strong winds caused by the Habagat. The time of the year where a boat ride can be rough and scary for those who have sort of fear of deep blue waters because she or he does not know how to swim.

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I thought I could swim this day.  But the wind was just so strong.   Even the day  I arrived, the wind already sounds like I am riding a bus with an open window.  lols!