Tag Archives: New Year

Jumpstart Your 2017 (Cliff Jumping in Fortune Island Resort, Nasugbu, Batangas): Photo of the Day

The New Year revelries are done — Christmas lights and decorations brought down and packed for the next year, the extra pounds starting to weigh down your belly, and the worries of 2016 left behind. It’s time to face 2017. So, how do you jumpstart the year? Most people do New Year’s resolutions. Some people, however, take it literally. Like Tom Sawyer (check his Instagram account, @whataboutpao, for more photos), enjoying the sun and sea, and jumping off the cliff in Fortune Island Resort, Nasugbu, Batangas. Looks fun. You brave enough to do it? Click the photo to enlarge. Continue reading Jumpstart Your 2017 (Cliff Jumping in Fortune Island Resort, Nasugbu, Batangas): Photo of the Day

Reflections at Twin Beach, Nacpan-Calitang (El Nido, Palawan): Photo of the Day

We’ve pondered long and hard whether to post this photo. For one, we’ve featured Allan Pineda in a previous post, and people might begin to think we’re playing favorites (check his Instagram acount, @allan_lira, for more wonderful photos). But the talent to be at the right place at the right moment, and the talent to stand at the proper vantage point to capture an awesome photo as a priceless remembrance, cannot be denied. So we’re featuring him again, with this awesome photo at Twin Beach, Nacpan-Calitang (El Nido, Palawan) that hooked us, making it impossible for us, or anyone for that matter, not to share it with the world. It took around 4 seconds for us to figure out the photo’s proper orientation, and, after doing some flipping, it took more than 60 seconds for us to wipe off the smiles off our faces. We won’t be surprised that this kind of view is one of the million reasons why Philippine wanderers, both foreigners and Filipinos alike, fall in love with this beautiful country. We won’t get tired of saying, go ahead visit the Philippines, took some wonderful photos, then tell the world what’s beautiful about Pinas. Click the photo to enlarge. Continue reading Reflections at Twin Beach, Nacpan-Calitang (El Nido, Palawan): Photo of the Day

Face Off at Twin Beach, El Nido, Palawan: Photo of the Day

We’ve been terribly inactive before and during the holidays, not so much because we’re gorged with the usual Christmas delicacies, but because there’s just so much things to do and people to visit over the look vacation. After all, Christmas in the Philippines is also about the family. So, 20 pounds later, as we start the new year, we’re at a loss where to start with our featured photos. The news items we’ve seen so far don’t inspire a jolly disposition, and it feels like 2017 is shaping up to be another daunting year. Nevertheless, as we browsed throught the Instagram photos tagged #visitpinas, we noticed this photo by Allan Pineda (check his Instagram acount, @allan_lira, for more photos), facing the angry waves in Twin Beach, Nacpan-Calitang, El Nido, Palawan. This photo captures the preferred disposition as we start the year — the happy fortitude and contagious resilience in facing whatever life throws our way. Join us as we embark on another year exploring the Philippines, and, of course, telling the world how beautiful it truly is. Have fun! Click the photo to enlarge. Continue reading Face Off at Twin Beach, El Nido, Palawan: Photo of the Day

New Year Fireworks: More Fun in the Philippines

We’ve seen this amateur video — recorded in Metro Manila (Philippines, of course) when the clock struck 12 ushering in the New Year — immediately after it was posted in youtube, but didn’t repost it here. Not until now, anyway. The reason? We can’t decide whether we should be happy or sad about this sight. On one hand (no pun intended), we feel a lot of discomfort with the thought of injuries and pollution, among others, that surely come after the dust settles (or, more properly, after the fireworks smoke settles). On the other hand, there’s a weird side of us which is highly amused, giggling, at the sight of the non-stop explosions in EVERY part of the metro. The only other sight of fireworks that sufficiently moved us to write a post here in VisitPinas was the gold medal finish of the Philippines during the 2013 international fireworks competition (see video). Anyway, going back, let us know what you think of this kind of [fun] madness when it comes to New Year big bang, Philippine-style. There’s nothing like this in the whole world, we’ve heard. First, watch this video. Continue reading New Year Fireworks: More Fun in the Philippines