Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Scott Kelby Photowalk 2012

The Scott Kelby Photo walk is an annual worldwide Photo walk event. Last October 13 was the fifth Scott Kelby photo walk and my second time to join. The walk I joined was the third walk of the day.We met at the basket ball coutyGrand Menseng Hotel at Magallanes St. and rode the Roro (boat) to SIR Matina which we paid P2 fare. Then we went to Bankerohan Bridge and went back to Magallanes st. 
This is one of the photos I took at Bankerohan Public Market.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Our Bon Chon Chicken Experience

           Last Kadayawan (Aug19) we went to SM Ecoland to check the SM Agricultural Trade Fair. We then decided to have dinner at Bon Chon Chicken located at the SM Annex. We heard so much about this South Korean-based fried chicken franchise restaurant that we got curious. The place was full, the lines were long and we have to wait to be seated. We still persisted because we rarely visit SM because it is far from where we live and we really wanted to try the "best" chicken in the world. We ordered the Two Piece chicken drumstick/thigh Ricebox(P145)

and Beef Bulgogi Ricebox (P145). 

        Both meals are inclusive of soda or iced tea. Luckily we found a vacant table but our orders were delayed. We waited for about 45 minutes but the staff were really accommodating and would follow up the kitchen for our orders. I have such high expectation about the chicken that I was a bit disappointed when I tried it. The soy garlic is crispy and tasty  but becomes a bit bland when paired with rice. The Beef Bulgogi was a bit on the sweet side. Over all we had a satisfactory meal but we still can't decide if it is the best chicken in the world that we decided that we have to go back.
      We returned after a week and the place wasn't full this time.We ordered the 2 piece chicken Ricebox again but this time we ordered spicy Mayo for dip. We also ordered Chapchae for our son.  The spicy mayo dip perfectly complemented the chicken and enjoyed it more. My son loved the chapchae. We can definitely conclude that the chicken were superb and we also wanted to try their other food on the menu. Bon Chon Chicken is now added to our list of favorite place to dine in.

Bon Chon Chicken
Location: SM Ecoland Annex Ground Floor, Davao City
Website: http://www.bonchon.com.ph

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

DFAT 2012

Last year, I signed up for Davao's Food Appreciation Tour (DFAT) 2012. I was very lucky to be chosen as one of the participants from among Bloggers from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. 

There will be 17 bloggers joining this tour and below will be our itinerary:

MAY 4, 2012 (Friday)
Morning - Arrivals, airport pick up
Morning - Optional Tour of Crocodile Park and Buttefly House
2 pm Briefing, Introductions, and Welcome Snacks at RANCHERO, Abreeza Ayala Mall
4 pm - Optional Zorv and Zipline Ride (each ride costs around P300)
7 pm Dinner and socials with Davao Bloggers at LACHI'S
9 pm Optional Visit to Magsaysay Fruit Stand

MAY 5, 2012 (Saturday)
7 am Departure for Kapatagan Valley, Davao del Sur
10 am - Brunch at Fiesta Sorpresa in Digos City
12 nn – Visit to Kublai’s AGONG HOUSE and TIBOLO VILLAGE
1 pm – Visit and Snacks at Mt Apo Highland Resort
2 pm - Departure for Davao City
5:30 pm – Fire Dance Show at Tribu K'Mindanawan
7 pm - Dinner at PiYESya KTv and Restobar

MAY 6, 2012 (Sunday)
7 am - Island hopping with ISLANDS BANCA CRUISES TOUR ; lechon sponsored by Eats Terrific
4 pm - Return to Davao City
5 pm - Optional Trip to Sabroso Food Market
7 pm - Dinner and at Crepelato
9 pm - Frozen Yoghurt at Yoh Froz

MAY 7, 2012 (Monday)
12 nn - Lunch at Mam Bebs
2 pm - Snacks at Tiny Kitchen
5 pm - Early Dinner at Rego's Cafe and Cupcakes at Jonathan's Cupcakery
7 pm - Send off

WOW right!? The event sponsors (stated in the itinerary) and the following bloggers made this event possible.

Renz Bulseco of the Travelling Nomad
Mark Cabrera of Markable
Andrew dela Serna of Davao Foodie
Ria Jose of Kusina Maria
Dulce Lada of Padd Solutions
Anj Nacorda of Davaoisms

It all begins tomorrow and I'm really excited! :)


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Masao, Mati, Davao Oriental

I had a commission shoot at Masao, Mati Davao Oriental and so last Black Saturday, April 7, 2012, we went there. It was really fun to be able to mix business with pleasure. I didn't get to really relax and explore the place. We wanted to go to Dahican and check the surfing competition. But still we really enjoyed our time there and was able to capture scenes of the place.

"Morning Moon"

"Waniban Island"


Thursday, March 1, 2012


Early morning of October 2010 at Baganga, Davao Oriental, I saw this girl playing at the beach running back and forth chasing the waves and run back shore for a while. As I observed her, I noticed her reflection on a wet sand and took this shot.
shutter 1/250 ISO 200 f5.6 300mm