May 24, 2011

Conquering Legazpi City, Albay

Last week, I was able to see the majestic Mayon Volcano ni Legazpi City, Albay and I was totally amazed by it's perfect cone shaped. Actually, this was made possible because I was invited by a friend to attend his wedding in Legazpi City. The wedding was done beautifully not just the beach wedding setup but their vows to each other. We were silently listening while they are exchanging vows, we really felt the sincerity of how much they love each other. Enough of the dramatic story hahahaha! 

The Next day, the plan was to visit the Cagsawa Ruins (we didn't stop by, and I have no idea LOL!) then CamSur WaterSports Complex (unfortunately, we didn't had the chance to try the wakeboard thingy because the reservation was fully booked until 6 pm and we only had a short time staying) then some sort of falls somewhere and finally the last stop was in a place of the bride's friend, at the beach. Me and chopstick decided to go back because we're already tired from the falls trip and the same time we don't want to rush things getting back to the airport the next day because from the last stop, it's 3 hours back to the airport in Legazpi City. We took our rest at the Mayon Vista, a hotel near the airport. Early morning, we had our chance to visit the Majectic cagsawa Ruins and bought some souvenirs and pasalubong, the famous Pili Nut.

Check out the photos below. Enjoy!

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Mt. Mayon/Cagsawa Ruins (more pics)


CamSur WaterSports Complex (more pics)

I forgot to include Albay Park and Wildlife (more pics)

May 17, 2011

AXN Celebrates Philippines Independence Day

As the Philippines celebrates Independence Day on June 12 this year, AXN would like to invite its viewers from the Philippines to send in their well wishes, greetings and their thoughts on what this special day means to them.

Entries should be less than 50 words each and may be in Tagalog, English or Taglish. Send them in by noon on 31 May to our Facebook fanpage or email with the subject title AXN Celebrates Philippines Independence Day. Shortlisted entries will be broadcasted on AXN on 12 and 13 June.

For the sole purposes of broadcast, AXN reserves the right to edit, adapt or abridge the comments, especially those of a religious, sexual or racial nature. Maligayang Araw ng Kalayaan!

AXN is the heart of action and adventure. Launched in 1997, AXN is a leading English general entertainment destination among upscale, affluent adults aged 18-39.  The channel delivers top-rated drama series, blockbuster features, adventure-reality and first-run lifestyle sports programmes from around the world, as well as dynamic original productions. In 2010, AXN once again cemented its position as Southeast Asia’s No. 1 international channel with The Amazing Race Asia Season 4 and Hawaii Five-0 Season 1.

AXN is an international channel brand that started in Asia, but has since expanded to Latin America and Europe.  It is available in 60 countries globally.  In Asia, the channel is seen in more than 97 million households across 22 countries, including close to 50 million households on a time-block basis in China.

A provider of unparalleled quality in entertainment, AXN enhanced the viewer experience when it entered the high-definition arena with the launch of AXN HD in March 2009.

AXN ASIA is wholly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and managed by SPE Networks – Asia, which also operates pay-TV channels AXN BEYOND, ANIMAX, SONY ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION and ONE.

Sulit 1M Members Raffle Giveaway Buy and Sell Philippines

Yeah! I just participated at's raffle giveaway! "Sulit 1M Members Raffle Giveaway: Join and Get a Chance to Win iPad 2 and Other Prizes!"., the leading online classified ads and buy and sell website in the Philippines. Actually, this is  my third time to join a contest online and this one really attracts me because of the prizes at stakes like the Apple iPad, yeah! I've been a member of Sulit and it really is a good source of classified ads. You find almost all the things you want.

"It really feels so overwhelming that has reached its 1 MILLIONTH MEMBER mark! And this is because of your undying support and patronage of the website and community.

We would have never gone this far without our beloved Sulitizens. And because of this, it’s time that we pay it forward once again.

We’ll be giving away weekly raffle prizes from now until May 28, 2011, including iPad 2, Blackberry cell phones, and more! All you have to do is tell the world that you are part of the 1M members so you can qualify for the raffle."


May 14, 2011

Finally! Blogger is Back!

I wasn't able to update my blogs yesterday because blogger was sort ta having technical issues but Yeah! Finally Blogger is back. Let's do the UPDATE!

May 11, 2011

Mortal Kombat: Legacy Episode 5 Part. 2 (Kitana and Mileena)

The Wrangler Fashion Show (Philippine Fashion Week)

Wrangler invites you to the Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2011!

Find out WHAT FITS YOUR EDGE, as Wrangler Philippines unleashes its rugged attitude on Friday May 13, 2011, 6:30PM at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium. A catwalk show, fueled with adrenalin and excitement brought to you by the country’s newest fashion retailer, Wrangler. 

It’s going to be sizzling hot as they open the Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2011.

For more information, add Wrangle Philippines Facebook Page

May 5, 2011

Just got a Music Blog

Yeah! I just made a new blog again and I call it "Music Video Premiere". I love to watch the latest music videos on youtube so I decided to make a blog about it.  I'm totally amazed on how they do the creative concepts in making their music videos like Lady Gaga's "Born this Way", Katy Perry's "ET ft. Kanye West , J Lo's "On the Floor" and more. 

Check it out guys! Thanks! :D

May 4, 2011


Enjoy your weekend together with your family, friends or your officemates in Dampa, Paranaque and fill your tummies with the scrumptious seafood like the spicy crab, buttered shrimp, seaweeds ensalada, tempura and baked mussels. Check out the photos below. 

(Warning! You might DROOL!)

(click the photos to drool I mean for a larger view)

May 3, 2011

Mortal Kombat: Legacy Episode 4 (Kitana and Mileena)

Cyclists Rally for Cervical Cancer Prevention on May 28

How far would you go to save 500 women?

For the dedicated cyclists of the upcoming “Tour of Hope 2011- 00: Going the Xtra Mile Against Cervical Cancer,” it will take 500 kilometers in 5 days. They will undertake the challenging 5-day journey from Manila to Laoag in order to help raise funds for cervical cancer prevention vaccination drives and seminars.

“What makes this year’s Tour of Hope different is that we are going to vaccinate a total of 500 women during the tour,” explains Abbygale Arenas-de Leon, Bravehearts president. “We wanted the tour to be more than just a way to spread awareness about cervical cancer prevention. We hope this will inspire more women to take action against this deadly but preventable disease.”

Recently, the exciting details of the biggest anti-cervical cancer were revealed at the official launch of this year’s Tour of Hope, which was organized by Bravehearts in partnership with Team David’s Salon and GlaxoSmithKline. The event was held at R.O.X., the biggest outdoor sports and recreation hub in Southeast Asia and hosted by celebrity athlete Tricia Chiongbian-Concepcion, who will also be cycling to help save women from cervical cancer in the Tour of Hope.

In a country where cervical cancer claims the lives of 12 women everyday[1], the need to fight this disease has only become more urgent over the years.

“I would like to encourage women to be screened for cervical cancer regularly,” said Dr. Cecilia Llave, Program Director of the Cervical Cancer Prevention Network (CECAP). “The disease is treatable through early detection. In fact, not only is it treatable, it can also be avoided by living a healthy lifestyle and getting vaccinated.”
Since The Tour of Hope started in 2008, it has generated approximately Php 2 million through sponsorships and pledges. These were then used for cervical cancer screening programs and lectures with the Cervical Cancer Prevention Network (CECAP).

However, if you think that The Tour of Hope is all about the bikers, think again. Over the past two years, the event organizers have formed partnerships with local government units such as those of Tarlac, Dagupan, Pampanga, La Union, and Baguio in order to conduct lectures during each stopover of the tour to local communities with marginalized groups who display poor health-seeking behavior.

What’s in Store for The Tour of Hope 2011

Aside from the challenging journey, The Tour of Hope has always been known for bringing its participants to scenic locations such as Vigan, Zambales, and Camarines Sur. This year is no exception. The Tour of Hope 2011 - 500: Going the Xtra Mile Against Cervical Cancer will kick off at the TriNoma Mall in Quezon City on May 28, 2011.

The first stop will be at Tarlac City, Tarlac. It is the home of President Noynoy Aquino’s ancestral house and Mount Pinatubo, where adventure-seeking 4x4 wheel drivers try their skills, and hikers visit the crater. The tour will then continue to San Fernando, La Union, where the renowned La Union Botanical Gardens is located. Afterwards, the bikers will head to Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, where historical churches and ancestral homes that reflect the beauty of old world architecture can be found. The fourth stop will be Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, where tourists often visit the Juan Luna Shrine. There, visitors can get a glimpse of the award-winning Spolarium painter’s life through vintage photographs and household artifacts. The final stop for this year’s Tour of Hope is Paoay, where bikers will get to see the unique blend of Spanish, Chinese, and architecture represented by Paoay Church, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The last leg of the tour will feature celebrity bikers such as Commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal, Marvin Kiefer, Rovilson Fernandez, Troy Montero, Aubrey Miles, Will Devaughn, Richie Hardin, Richard Herrera, Janna Victoria, Gem Padilla, Anthony Pangilinan, and David Charlton. They will be lending their star power to draw attention to a good cause. In addition, Tessa Prieto-Valdes is currently working on a special project that will also help raise funds for cervical cancer prevention.

As part of the preparations for the upcoming Tour of Hope, there will also be a Mini Tour of Hope that will be held on May 7 at Filinvest, Alabang. This is a great way for biking enthusiasts to show their support for the anti-cervical cancer advocacy, and everyone is invited to join.

“On behalf of Bravehearts, I’d like to encourage everyone to join the fight against cervical cancer,” Abbygale Arenas-de Leon said. “For all the women, do it for your families and loved ones. And for all the men, I encourage you to support the cervical cancer prevention advocacy for your mothers, sisters, and daughters. With your help, thousands of lives can be saved.”

Bravehearts and The Tour of Hope

Bravehearts is a non-profit organization initially led by the Cervical Cancer Prevention Network (CECAP) for the Cancer Institute Foundation (CIF). It is dedicated to raising awareness on cervical cancer prevention and is supported by a growing number of women, including prominent personalities such as Abbygale Arenas-de Leon, who is the current president of the organization, Senator Loren Legarda, Pia Magalona, Ellen Tordesillas, Tessa Prieto-Valdes, Jeena Lopez, Maimai Davao, Joyette Jopson, and Suzi Entrata. For further inquiries, please email To be a part of The Tour of Hope 2011 – 500: Going the Xtra Mile Against Cervical Cancer, please email Joyette Jopson at or contact her at 0917-8827352. 

Visit Geiser Maclang for more details.

May 2, 2011

Pacquiao - Mosley Fight

Watch the upcoming Manny Pacquiao-Mosley Fight at Robinsons MovieWorld on May 8, 2011!

Starting at 10:00 am in selected Robinsons MovieWorld nationwide, watch the Pacquiao Mosley Fight happening live at the MGM Grand Arena via satellite!


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Don Garcia Jr is the author of Don Garcia Photography and My Thoughts and the Act blogs. He is a graduate of Information Technology of Saint Mary's University. Currently working as an SEO/SEM and Social Marketing Specialist. A photography hobbyist, a frustrated dancer and singer.


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