All posts by Teenee

Teenee and the Giyahero love to travel and explore. They are not connected with any of the establishments and products featured in VisitPinas. This is where they join fellow Filipinos in exploring the Philippines and invite non-Filipinos to visit the country. Read more.

Plantation Bay, Mactan Island

I’ve heard about Plantation Bay, but I didn’t know what’s inside it. It was only when we went there that I learned about its man-made waterways. According to the Plantation Bay website: “Set in 11.4 hectares of secluded grounds yet only 30 minutes from downtown Cebu City, Plantation Bay offers one of the largest privately-owned waterways in the world, with the clean elegance of colonial-plantation architecture. Continue reading Plantation Bay, Mactan Island

Fine Food and Tacsiyapo at Isdaan Restaurant (Gerona, Tarlac)

Eat anything edible. This is probably one of the tips taught in the Subic jungle survival course. It’s not that I need to go through a course like that. I can eat almost anything. Well, except many vegetables. Basically carnivorous. Still, regardless of the cuisine we prefer, it would be nice to enjoy good food in a place basking in good ambiance. Just like in the Isdaan Restaurant in Gerona, Tarlac. Continue reading Fine Food and Tacsiyapo at Isdaan Restaurant (Gerona, Tarlac)

Pearl Farm Resort, Davao

The Pearl Farm. We’ve long wondered about this resort. Magazines and TV shows have featured this place. Images of huge white pearls being grown here wander in our minds. We thought this is one of the places we really, really want to go. Who would have thought that one day, it became a reality. One day, we were at the Pearl Farm. The first thing we discovered? There are no pearls cultured in the Pearl Farm. Continue reading Pearl Farm Resort, Davao

Leyte Landing Memorial (MacArthur Park)

Quick! Where did General Douglas MacArthur land when he returned to the Philippines to “liberate” the country from the Japanese invaders? It’s in the Imeldific island of Leyte, where a park, formerly called the MacArthur Park, was erected to commemorate the historic day. The bronze statues tower over everyone, including the larger-than-life statues of President Sergio Osmeña and General Carlos P. Romulo, who were with the landing party of Gen. MacArthur. Continue reading Leyte Landing Memorial (MacArthur Park)

Mall of Asia

I must confess that I’m no mall rat. I hate the congested parking area and the fact that they charge you for parking in order to buy something in their mall. I hate walking from one end to the other just to buy another item. I hate falling in line, a very long line, just to pay for a pair of socks. I always prefer a stand-alone establishment, where you can simply park in front, without parking fees, buy what you need, and go home in a flash. No sweat. Continue reading Mall of Asia

10 Little Things OFWs, Balikbayans and Pinoy Expats Could Do To Help

a) Spend your vacation, your dollars, in our Philippines

It is understandable for our OFWs, balikbayans and Pinoy expats to spend vacation in other countries. The world is truly beautiful and majestic. But please do spend some of your vacation, and some of your dollars, in our Philippines. Every dollar that you bring into our country will help build our Philippines. It will help our tourism industry. It will mean more sales and more jobs for our local industries. It will mean an increase in our country’s international dollar reserves. It will help stabilize the Peso. And ultimately, it will help stabilize our economy. Continue reading 10 Little Things OFWs, Balikbayans and Pinoy Expats Could Do To Help

Dragonflies

My wife woke me up early one morning. She said there are dragonflies flying outside our window. She never noticed them before, she said. I was half-asleep, having downed a couple of beers the night before with my law school blockmates. Beer is supposed to be a no-no for someone who has no more gall bladder, but how can I not drink when I rarely see my blockmates since passing the bar exams years back? Continue reading Dragonflies