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!

Wishing for a Seoul Evening

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  • The Namsan Tower (Summer 2017)

 

Last night, I posted this photo on my Facebook wall with the caption: “Dreaming for a Seoul evening.” After work, I took time to browse youtube going from one LMH vids to another. Then while listening to the songs of his My Everything album, I suddenly felt a very strong “missing Seoul” feeling that I could almost cry.

Well, I really have days like this especially during the seasons I visited South Korea – spring and summer for now.  I then wonder how would I feel when I can complete my bucketlist of being there for autumn and winter.  Maybe I will decide to relocate there. ha ha ha

 

NAMI ISLAND : Spring 2016

The first time I travelled to Seoul, South Korea was during the Spring 2016.  There was so much places to see, but we have a little time and little money.

One of our favorite places during the trip was in Nami Island.

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We went there through a private car.  I guess we just want to make sure that we don’t get lost along the way, so to do that, we hired our friend Long Long’s services – a tour to Petit’ France & Nami Island with a side trip to the English Village – a destination that we were sure we cannot go if we take the public rides.  So if you will ask us how did we travel to Nami Island & English Village, well our answer would be, “we hired a private car.”

I thought I took so much photo with my camera during that Nami trip.  But my folder says the opposite – possibly the photos that I took are more on object rather than the view. It was spring time so the trees were not verdant green, some trees are even bald.  We only set 3 hours to roam the area – but in reality, I was not able to go around the whole place.  Our time was eaten away by taking photos.  Each of us has camera so we have our own takes and then we have “partner” takes – solo pictures must be taken with partners so that you could take turns.  That’s what really  happened to us.

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I got interested with these framed passports, ancient Korean coins,
and philatelic stamps — because I love stamps!
The big ancient coin is valued at 5,000 won and the smaller one is valued at 1,000 won.

I failed to ask if they have stamps for sale at the counter where we bought our tickets.
I wish someday I can by a Dual Passport or why not a Permanent Passport.

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At Gapyeong wharf.  We are in queue for a boat ride to the island.
Look closely at the roof rods — can you spot the Philippine flag?

Nami is a beautiful place all year round.  In another post, I will  be describing why I wanted to visit Nami and why I love Nami.

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This ferry starts to leave the Nami wharf as we were approaching the Island.
This is identical to the ferry we were on.

 

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The welcome sign with the wooden map of the island.

 

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I love this!  Nami is a must visit place for tourist from all over the world.
So they have this greetings in different languages right at the central pine tree lane.

 

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Because it is spring, the roads are dry and dusty and it is so obvious if you look down.
We suggest you look up to enjoy the beauty more the beauty of nature.

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This umbrella photo is from the first shop we saw while going up the main lane.  But I was not able
to go in to ask if those umbrellas are for sale.  The umbrellas depict the Nami Island in 4 seasons –
winter, spring, summer, and fall!  Even before I set foot in South Korea,
Nami Island visit in 4 seasons has been in my bucket list.

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The Song Museum
(to be visited in the future travels)

 

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Miniatures depicting Winter Sonata drama – a wooden version of the little snowman
Joon Sang and Yoo Jin made on their winter day date.

 

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Entrance to the Maple Lane but notice the dry road and the bare treetops —

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Maple trees with budding leaves although it look like it is bald.
The green trees behind are the Birch trees.

 

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The Unicef Hall. Just for my eyes only. No time to go in and check out.
Going in must be a must in the future trip.

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Bald  Metasequoia Trees

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“Lost girl” in Nami @ the Metasequoia Lane. ha ha ha

 

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Another shop that sells souvenir items.

There were several within the Island.  I just took photos because I know I do not have time to go in there and check their stuff. Although I went in to one to purchase a ref magnet and a couple of philatelic stamps.

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I wish I had time to write cards and post it here.  There are several postal shops in the Island.
I have to note that I should do this next time.

 

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Pretty tree!
I’d like to think that this tree stood poised in whatever season comes to the Island.
I’d like to guess that this angles will look very nice during the summer season.

Based on this post, you might say that it is not worth to visit the Island during the Spring.  For me, in spite it looks a little bit dull in many angles,  visiting it in spring is not a waste of time.  Nami Island is pretty in all seasons.  Each season brings out a different and unique beauty in spite the trees and many memorable spots look the same.

So here’s my last photo for this post, a photo I took as we left the wharf.

 

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Annyeong Nami!  Until the next time!

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I had more photos to share but I will do it in another post because those are more of Winter Sonata stuff.