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

 

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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Underground Arts

I chance upon these underground arts while going home from the Korean Embassy last May. I was so amazed because it is my first time to see art wall along the streets of Manila. I know that there are some walls displaying colorful arts but never been to one yet.

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The first time I passed by, I took a photo of three of the arts. I was in a hurry eh. So I thought I’ll do the complete set the next time I passed by. I was still familiarizing the way, and it was already getting late plus I was in a hurry.

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Two days later, I came by the same way again. It’s quite a long walk from Telus building, but it’s the cheapest route for me. During the second time, I really took the time to take pics of all the painted wall.

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I did not mind the stares of some passers by. I think they too admired the art, but felt shy to take pictures.

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If you wanna know where these nice wall art done, it’s in Makati. It’s one of the underground passage going to the bus stop near the Stock Exchange Plaza.

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The colorful art can perk up a tired and weary face. But for most of the busy people, they fail to take a pause and appreciate the beauty they are passing by.

If you can see one next time, try to pause awhile and look up and enjoy the art.

Overnight @ Ozamis City

During my birthday last month, I went on a birthday trip to Siquijor.  Thanks to Alex, for helping me make the trip possible.

Iligan City is still 5 hrs away from Dapitan, so we are leaving the night before our journey to Dapitan.  Dapitan is our jump off point to Dumaguete en route to Siquijor. Hoping to arrive Siquijor that same day we traveled from Dapitan.

We left Iligan, Friday afternoon, after my work.  We took the bus going to Mukas since it will take a longer time to wait for the bus that goes direct to Ozamis.  I had a booking at the Western Mindanao Conference guesthouse so I was confident that we will have a good sleep before we start the long journey the next day.

This is our accommodation for the night:

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we stayed in a room where eight couples can be accommodated. So you can just imagine how comfortable we are. I had one bed for me and the other one for alex. I almost had a hard time dragging myself out of bed that morning because the mattress is just so firm enough and the pillows are fluffy. I can really spell C O M F O R T A B L E correctly! Thank you my friend, Mr. WMC President for that overnight accommodation.

After we left the campus, we decided to have breakfast before proceeding to the terminal.

Spell breakfast…

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J O L L I B E E!