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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Thunderbird Resort in Poro Point

This is a late post because hubby and I went to Thunderbird Resort last December. I'm lagging behind in posting because Ive' been too busy the past few months. Now that I'm on vacation I will try now to update this blog regularly. I still have some late posts coming.

This is our second time to go to this resort but we didn't check in nor dine in. We just went there to take some pics after hubby and I went to the Bureau of Immigration to renew his I-card. It's just a few minutes drive from the BI so off we went. I even wanted to see their hotel rooms but unfortunately all were occupied so I just asked the receptionist if I can have their flyer. Their room rates are really, really  pricey. I don't think I would enjoy staying there thinking of the bill that we're going to pay. I would just settle in going around and take some pics. But maybe one of these days, we'll go back there and spend the night

Thunderbird Resort in Poro Point, La Union is located in a very spacious land and the buildings of the hotels  are Mediterranean style patterned after the buildings in Santorini Island Greece. This is the place where celebrity John Estrada and his bride got married a few years ago and also where most of the scenes of the movie "No Other Woman" starring Derek Ramsay, Christine Reyes and Ann Curtis was filmed. The view here is spectacular, so peaceful and relaxing.


lisa

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Back In Texas

It's been more than a month since I updated this blog. Been too busy this past month doing this and that and also preparing for our trip in coming here in the US. So we are finally here in Texas after 3 years and 7 months since the last time we were here. We flew here last April 6th. It's really nice to be back and see family, friends and loved ones. I know my hubby miss his family very much, his kids and grand kids, siblings, in-laws. friends, the place and of course the foods. I know how he feels because I felt the same way when we went back to the Philippines after staying in the US for more than 5 years. We'll be here in the US for a while and I'll be updating again this blog soon. 


lisa

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Panagbenga 2016 (Part II: Street Dancing Parade)

Hubby and I went to watch the Panagbenga street dancing parade on February 27th. We walked all the way from Camp Allen where we stayed to Abanao St. Hubby was adamant to walk because he said he gets tired easily but then we can't see any taxi around. What with all the people there and the traffic was worst during that day. We managed to reach the Maharlika building so we stayed there because it's shady and waited for the street dancers. I gave thumbs up to hubby for patiently waiting and standing in the crowd. That's a virtue he don't usually possess. He dislike waiting and crowded places. Those were rare moments just to give in to my wishes.

When the street dancing started, people were coming out of the woodwork. We were on the second floor but a bit far from the street. We don't have a good view of the parade. I wasn't able to capture good pics because I zoomed my Ipad's camera to the max and the pics came out blurry and tiny.



Unlike the last time we watched the street dancing that we stayed in a better place and I got a good view of the parade. I was able to take good photos. You can view it HERE. So after a while, we decide to leave and went to eat at Greenwhich. On the way, we took pics in the street to show how thick the crowd was. Even the overpass as jam packed.


I was hungry when we reached Greenwich. I think hubby was hungrier. I ate heartily despite my frustration of not being able to watch the parade. After eating we walked our way back home because there were no taxi available. All were taken. Darn!



lisa

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Panagbenga 2016 (Part I - Complete Landscape Entries and Winners)

Hubby and I went to Baguio to watch the Panagbenga (Flower Festival) this year. It's been a while we haven't watch this yearly celebration. When I was still single, my siblings and I always go and watch it. I lost count how many times I witnessed this most awaited event in the City of Pines. This is hubby's 3rd time to see it. The first time was 7 years ago.  He really enjoyed it but he dislike the crowd. During this time of year, Baguio is so crowded. We stayed there for 6 days at my brother-in-law's house. That's where we usually stay every time we go there.

So for the duration of our stay, Burnham Park was our favorite place to go to because that's where the action is. The Landscape Entries were displayed there not to mention the countless commercial stalls that sell different stuffs and Baguio products. I love plants and flowers so I took photos of all the landscape entries. Each entry has 3 categories namely, carpet of flowers, vertical gardening and open category. Here they are.

1st Entry



2nd Entry

3rd Entry

4th Entry

5th Entry

6th Entry

7th Entry


8th Entry

9th Entry

10th Entry

11th Entry

12th Entry

13th Entry

14th Entry

After a few days, winning entries were posted and here are they.

Entry #8 1st prize in vertical gardening, 2nd prize in carpet of flowers. 

 


Entry #7  1st prize in open category

Entry #6  3rd prize in carpet of flowers

Entry #9  1st prize in carpet of flowers and 3rd prize in open category


ENTRY #2  SPECIAL AWARD


lisa