Monday, November 25, 2013

Tanay Rizal_Motorcycle Ride

Date: November 9, 2013
Place: Tanay, Rizal
Activity: Motorcycle Riding

I am actually scheduled to run in Verizon Fun Run for November 9 but this was cancelled due to Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally named as Yolanda).
Due to cancellation and since I considered this a free day for me, I opted to divert the plan and decided to go to nearby town, Tanay Rizal and visit some places where I haven't been yet.

Places Visited:
Tanay Lighthouse or locally known as "Parola":

After some pictures at the lighthouse and break water area, dropped by at a "Lomihan" (filipino-chinese noodles) near the highway for my late lunch.

Then after lunch, next stop is:

Regina Rosarii located in Baraggay Sampaloc:

I took the chance to for some meditation and prayers. To thank him that Manila was spared from a huge calamity and at the same time asked for strength and hope for the people that was affected by the Super Typhoon.

After prayers, pictures and walking on a very huge sacred space, time to go back to Manila via the what they call "Marilaque" road.

Where to Stay:
On my way back, I spotted this hotel, the "Sampaloc Inn" which is approximately 2 kilometers far from Regina Rosarii. This can be a good place to stay when planning for overnight or more than a day stay in Tanay area.

Then have a coffee break along Marilaque road in "Frank's Bulaluhan" in front of Pranjetto Hills. Noticeable today that no single motorcycle rider was observed on this area, unlike during normal days which is packed with week-end motorcycle riders.

Took the Marilaque Highway down to C-5 until arrived home safe.
A very quick but a refreshing ride....

Monday, November 4, 2013

Suva's Resort_XLB Anniversay

Date: October 26, 2013
Place: Suva's Resort, Antipolo City
Activity: XLB Anniversary Celebration

XLB stands for "XL-Length-Beat". This is a group we formed with my high school friends. Even we have graduated high school long years ago, we assured that we spare at least once a year to see each other and have some chats what's the latest happening on each others lives.

We are all 15 in the group, unfortunately, only 5 were available to come due to some personal reasons. We made it 10 actually including kids and partners. Here are some pics of the event:

"The Gang"

I called this guy "Kuya Jose". He loves and good in playing basketball. Yearly, I am asking him to give to me his previous basketball uniform as a remembrance of our yearly gathering. This time, I also have my own basketball uniform and exchanged it to him. 

There are lot of foods brought by everyone, and this is my favorite, grilled fish.

And the drinks of course.

Here are the swimming pools and some facilities of this resort.

Past 6am, when we prepare in going back home. Actually, overnight stay is until 5am only but the resort crew are to good to let us stay until 6am.
One of the transportation means used by the commuter groups, "tricycle":

A few kilometers after, there is an untoward incident happened on the tricycle riding group but lucky that nobody got critical, though our friend Jack and her niece are still under observation up to this writing.

Just got unfortunate that an incident happen, but the overall experience is still great and the team are still optimistic to see each other on a regular yearly gathering.
Until next peeps, see yah!!!!......