Adventure Park @ Alindahaw Lakeview Resort

If you love taking pictures and you are checked in at Alindahaw Lakeview Resort, then you cannot stop clicking.  Our small group team went on  an overnight accommodation at the resort.  Many thought that it was not an ideal destination, thus, only few went with the group.

After traveling almost 5 hours in two types of weather – sunny and rainy, we reached the resort tired but excited.  The view and the surroundings were indeed a therapy.  It was what we needed for a weekend get-away destination.

After settling in for an hour, I decided to go down and walk around with my camera.   While others enjoyed the water swimming & kayaking, I spent time taking photos and relaxing in bed.  I have lots of photos taken but I wanna share some for you to enjoy. Somehow you will feel that you were with me there enjoying the view.

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We were accommodated at the dormitory. A cozy building built at their Adventure Park area.  They have many amenities for an adventure activity, but sad to note that they are not functioning as of now as they need still need a preventive job to ensure that they are safe to be used by their customers.  So for now, for your eyes only pa ang dating.

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I think the area is also ideal for an I-SHINE Bootcamp training site.

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If you go down on the zip line, you’ll end up at this area.

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The monkey stairs

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All these monkeys are showing off. ha ha ha

That Autumn Feel

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I saw several of these plants and their colors reminded me of a maple tree. Maple trees gave me Autumn feel. Si Gong Yoo dayon ang naa sa akong huna huna. lols

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This is not a maple leaf but the mix of colors reminded me of what Eun Tak said:

“If you catch a falling maple leaf, you’ll fell in love
with the person you are walking with.”

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This is not a maple leaf.
And I was not walking with someone
So, there no such thing as I will fell in love
during that moment.

 

 

IN PHOTOS : Lakewood Lake as Seen @ Alindahaw Resort

This weekend was spent reconnecting with nature.  The Kanchenjunga Group went out on a weekend trip to Zamboanga del Sur.

A convoy of 4 vehicles happily left Iligan City, excited to spend the Sabbath morning at Pagadian Center then later to proceed to Lakewood, Zamboanga del Sur.

This is not my first time but still the picturesque view amazes me.

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The last time I came here was in 2014 during the AMCI Strategic Planning.  The place where we stayed was not yet up during that time.  This time, tourists can have the choice of being accommodated in a dormitory type accommodation.

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They have 3 houses for the dormitory type accommodation and it can accommodate up to 24 persons.  Though one has to walk up a bit (200 meters up) from the main area, but still it was okey.

If the visitor will have a hard time to make that walk, they can bring their vehicle up to the Adventure area gate and disembark from there.  Then the walk up 30 steps to the door of the dorm.

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Each dorm has its corresponding kitchen.  So the group can cook rice in an electric cooker and they can also conveniently grilled their meats.  The water supply was not a problem.

There are two rates in the dormitory accommodation.  Php 450 for a no free breakfast and no towel accommodation and Php 650 per head an accommodation with free breakfast and a towel.

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It was raining hard while traveling from Pagadian to the resort.  Fortunately, it stopped when we arrived in the site.  But after a couple of hours, it rained again!

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The view of the lake is so breathtaking.  Viewing it from different viewing angles inside the resort, the balcony view was not inferior.

In spite of the rainy afternoon, we caught a glimpse of the sunset mode. It was not a dramatic mixture of color, but it was enough to sigh a thankful praise to the Lord for giving us the opportunity to reconnect with nature, a pause of our hectic city life.

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Sunset means a day has ended and another day is nigh.

At the end of this day, I have so much to thank the Lord:

The protection and care during our travel,
The time spent at Pagadian Central Church,
The yummy FREE lunch,
The beautiful Lakewood place.

<3 <3 <3

 

Fan Girling | Uncontrollably Fond

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Uncontrollably Fond (Hangul: 함부로 애틋하게; RR: Hamburo Aeteuthage) is a South Korean television series starring Kim Woo-bin and Bae Suzy.  It aired every Wednesdays and Thursdays on KBS2 at 21:55 from July 6 to September 8, 2016.

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Uncontrollably Fond was one of my happy pills this past long weekend.  It is a story about two young people who got separated in high school because of circumstances, but managed to bump into each other years later, at a time when the guy Shin Joon Young, played by Kim Woo Bin, discovered that he got only 3 months to live and decided mission to find the woman he cannot forget.  On the the other hand, the lady, portrayed by Suzy Bae was not willing to be reconnected with him.

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This is my first drama starring Kim Woo Bin and Suzy.  I was so curious of Kim Woo Bin the past weeks because that he was diagnosed with nasopharangeal cancer.

Some of my unforgetable points and comments of this drama:

—- Joon Young died, while sleeping on the shoulder of Noh Eul. – his death was not so overly dramatic.  Although moments before he died were worth noting:  His mom’s visit,  he send off his mom at the bus stop, they took selfie together

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—–Kim Woo Bin was great in this drama.  I can see he was so passionate in his act especially in the last 2 episodes — the tear-jerker episodes. You did well, Woo Bin in spite the low rating from your country

—–Suzy did well but not so well. I rate her acting 5/10 although I think if the director gave the lead male and female more happy moments or episodes (less dramatic shoutings and ungirly-like tantrums) then maybe I would also fell in love with her in this drama.

—–The change (from negative to admiration) of attitude from Ji Tae toward Joon Young was impressive.  He portrayed well as a second lead male.

—–Shooting locations.  I will travel to South Korea in the future and might visit that Island where Shin Joon Young wanted hid from Noh Eul. But his original plan was to bring the girl that he loved in this place, but because Noh Eul like someone else, Joon Young then just went there alone.

If you like melodramatic, romantic series, then Uncontrollably Fond is for you.  Watch it with tissue box with you, especially the last 2 episodes.

The drama was shoot from November 2015 to April 2016, so here are seasonal moments that became my favorite.

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Images source: Internet.

 

 

Travel Tales

I had this Facebook status a year ago.  Thanks to FB for reminding me what were the thoughts i’ve shared on Facebook. lols!  Oh well, this got me thinking, so I thought of making a post of it.

2014 granted me a trip to the US
2015 granted me my FIRST SOLO BIRTHDAY trip (Macau) and Barkada trip to Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam) and Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
2016 granted me a spring fling with South Korea
2017 pwede JAPAN naman? (I am dreaming of having FUN in JAFUN)

I’ve been to Mainland China, HK, China, Bkk Thailand and KL Malaysia, HCM, Vietnam, and PP, Cambodia years before 2014.

I am thanking God for all these travel blessings and yet I am claiming that this Jafun wish will also come true.

These trips are not free. Flying out of the country is not cheap even if your back and forth tickets only cost less than a thousand pesos. All these places were possible because of hard-earned money.
I am not financially rich, but I am rich with WILL.
As said, “if there is a WILL, there is a way.”

I am really wishing I am somewhere than making this status. lol!
Gotta catch some pokemons now. ^&^

Fast forward to 2017. It is the middle of the year yet I do not have any pending travel anymore.  Why? Because the Lord granted me a trip to South Korea this year.  Who would have thought i’d make it back to Seoul this Year of the Rooster. 🙂

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The highlight of the visit to Seoul this year were:  traveling with a big group, the day trip to DMZ and the benchmarking tour at Sahmyook Medical Center (Sahmyook Adventist Hospital).

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Fan Girling | Strong Woman: Do Bong-soon

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(Hangul: 힘쎈여자 도봉순; RR: Himssenyeoja Do Bong-soon) is a 2017 South Korean television series starring Park Bo-young in the title role as a woman with superhuman strength, with Park Hyung-sik.  This was aired in JTBC from February 24, 2017 until April 15, 2017.

This drama was not in mind until I saw a CD copy of the whole drama, while walking around the city, the week before last week.  I started watching it middle of this week and done with it after several hours at night for 4 days.

The story is a strange mix of romance, comedy, supernatural, police investigation, and even bloody (scaryyyy)thriller.  I am not a fan of any of the leads but it is nice to discover them.  With the purpose of having a film to watch, I can say I was entertained 7/10.   I think this still makes me a Korean drama fan girl!

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Dear Bong Soon,

Thank you for using your special talent for the good.
Thank you also for learning to love Ahn Min Yuk. You are so cute together. It makes me giggle even if In Guk Doo’s face turns sour in jealousy. ha ha ha. Bad me. But yea, I thought you will not be able to like Min Yuk because Guk Do is your childhood crush.

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Dear Min Yuk,

I know you are not a high and mighty type of guy. I know that in spite your being a CEO of your company, you can be down to earth but yet frank.  I find humor in your witty lines.  I understand in the whole course of the series that you too have a painful past, but it inspired you to be good at where you are.  I was also surprised that eventually you fell in love with Bong Soon.  Now that you are in love and happy and married, you will forget those who hate you and spite you, especially your selfish brother.  May you be an inspiration to your brothers and family. Continue to be good in your business and with your peers and most especially your cute little love. strong woman, Bong Soon.

Daiso Japan now @ Robinson’s Place Iligan

Out of the box has always been the Japanese way of life.  With a keen eye for detail, our neighbors from the East discover better and more kawaii ways to do things.

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Daiso Japan collects some of these creations and places them on the racks for everyone to find.  Days can be so much brighter with “Daisolutions” making everyday tasks easier and wonderfully colorful.  For starters, the store’s little organizers are great companions.

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Gadgets also have their own cord organizers to keep wires strapped in and in place, ready to be retrieved when needed.

Arts and crafts enthusiasts can visit Daiso Japan to restock on their supplies, but also to have a day of surprises.  True to the Japanese way, some of Daiso’s suppliers are intriguingly designed.

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A must-spot item on our store this month is the double-sided tape. Closely resembling a correction tape, the item makes it easier to peel off the paper and work on art projects.

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That’s why whenever you go through Daiso Japan’s bin of goodies, make sure you look twice because you might miss out a clever Japanese twist.

Daisolutions you can’t live without

Get comfortable dining while on the road with car drink holders giving you an experience close to the one you get in theaters.  Other highly-functional items like socket covers, kitchen tool racks, drawer dividers, and even certified kawaii chair sock wills excite anyone with the inkling for all things tidy.

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Those looking for home items will also have a gleeful visit with best-value Daisolutions available.  From adorable monkey magnet holders for their keys, to charcoal dehumidifiers that keep indoor spaces clean and fragrant even with persistent rains, they are sure to bag a Japanese hack for their needs.

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There are plenty of solutions only the Japanese will have the eye for, so make sure to catch them this month at Daiso Japan.  You may check on these items:

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Follow the store’s Facebook page @DaisoJapanPH and start choosing among Japan’s clever kawaii hacks.

#EatIligan 2.0 | Pop Snack

I am an Iliganon yet, I’ve never been to most food joints in my own city.  Thanks to Iligan Bloggers Society for showcasing different good food outlets around Iligan. It gave me an opportunity what places to recommend to friends and visitors.

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Pop Snack Iligan is my second stop for this week-end appointment.  The summer color splash coolers were the ones that caught my fancy.  I can could click my camera a thousand times to take this beauty.  Thanks to these coolers, it quenched my thirst.  So perfect for an early afternoon drink.

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Buffalo wings! I do not know when what the last time I have eaten buffalo wings, so this is also a welcome sight. ha ha ha. I heart chicken eh! But it’s spicyness was too much for me.  A little bite was enough.  For those who are more adventurous into the fiery-taste foodies, buffalo wings from Pop Snack is for you.

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I love bread so I definitely love their footlongs and the pizza bread.  They offered us to taste the Hawaiian flavor and the jalapeno flavor.  Keri ra ang ka spicy sa jalapeno. It’s way milder for me compared to the buffalo wings.

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Fries fries fries.  This is yummy when it just got out of the oven. Don’t let it out on the table for long so that it won’t turn soggy.  For fries lovers visiting Pop Snack, this will do na.  They have several topping flavors to chose from like: pizza, spicy jalapeno, chili con, beefy gravy, salty chocolate, and ham and cheese!  Each flavor come with different prices.

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Pop Snack is another good place to crowd during peak meal and snack times.  It is another place hang out with friends and enjoy their very affordable offers like budget meals with drinks, rice bowls with drinks, special desserts – special mention for chocolate pop smores and brownie smores!  Have them when you can. But for those with blood sugar problems, one bite will do! ha ha ha

Aside from their footlongs and burgers, they are also serving pancakes with flavors and you can have an option to add a scope of ice cream.


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Some members of the #EatIligan gang enjoying the jar of coolers.  The size is definitely pang barkada!

 

Pop Snack is located at the back of St. Michael’s Cathedral.

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Pop Snack served us several of their bests but unfortunately my takes were not that nice, so I didn’t include them na in this post.