Sunday, September 18, 2016

Talent Search 2016 Pictorial

Mr. and Ms. STI candidates 
and school officials from
different STI branches pose for one group shot

Thank You Maui and Son's for sponsoring the Casual wear worn by Joseph Fernandez Jr. of STI College Sta. Maria and the rest of the contestants

Jadilyn Morales of STI College Malolos models the STI Originals shirt

 Aubrey Mendoza of STI College Baliuag models this Maui and Sons off shoulder Top

Clea Isabel Magnaye's smile is captured in this Instagram Pose

Sophia Marie Sefarady of STI College Dasmarinas shows her winning smile

Keith Mendoza (STI College Tarlac) Kyle Marasigan (STI College Batangas) and Migi Abadines (STI College Sta. Cruz) showcase their elegance with their hot pink ties in their Robert Zamora Suits

Me I just enjoyed time spent with the new batch of Mr. and Ms. STI candidates

thanks to Good Shot Photography for their wonderful photos

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Guimaras Restaurant: The Pitstop Restaurant

If its your first time in Guimaras, or maybe if you are returning and is looking for a good meal, all roads will point you to The Pitstop restaurant for your Pit stop.

I arrived at around 1:00 pm and the place is still packed with customers and it took me another 15 minutes to be seated.

One thing I liked in this restaurant is that there is a tarp on the wall that promotes other places in Guimaras that you can visit. That was where I headed after my lunch.

The specialty of the house, the one that made me go to this restaurant, their famous Mango Pizza. Fortunately it lived up to its billing and I liked it i ate the whole pizza.

Of course what is a good meal without something to drink. A pitcher of this Guimaras Blend is to die for. Luckily I was so parched because of the heat.

You can see on my face the inevitable - another happy tummy!

And wait, there's more - while I was there I also tried their Bangus - Mango Sisig! Honestly it was just sisig with Mango and the taste does not vary from the regular bangus sisig even if they put Mangoes on it.

Finally, the main meal - my source of Protein. Disclaimer - I did not finish this Baby Back Ribs and left some for dinner. A man can only take as much!

When you visit Guimaras go and visit this Restaurant for you to know if their Mango Pizza is really worth it.

Guimaras Activities: Island Hopping

One of the many things that you can do in Guimaras is Island Hopping

At the Alibuhod Beach you can actually rent a boat like this for P 500 for the first hour and an additional P150 per hour to go to different islands

The Islands near the Alibuhod beach have some hidden caves that boats can go to

Just one of the things you can do while stopping on some islands

I was supposed to go to the caves here at the Turtle Islands, unfortunately because of my bad back i did not go through with it since according to the tour guide there are lots of crawling inside. The cave are for thin guys only hahaha.

In this Island there is a grotto on top of the Isle

Another shot of the Turtle Islands, unfortunately the turtles were all gone

Looking at Raymen's Beach from afar

Another look at the Alobijod Cove from the Ocean

Hopefully, when i come back, this resort will be operational

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Guimaras Resort: Raymen Beach Resort

As i scoured for a place to stay in the Island of Guimaras, everything pointed to this place in Alibuhod Beach - Raymen Beach Resort. I was at first hesitant to book here but what convinced me was the fact was the place is like a one-stop shop and luckily it did not disappoint.

Here is a look at the Resort from the boat I rented to go Island Hopping. Just like what i mentioned, you can go o the beach and rent a boat for you to go aroudn the Islands. Some resorts do not have that luxury. 

The Resort also rents out cabanas just in case you and your friends would just like to have an afternoon of fun and excitement. These Cabanas can be rented from P500- P600 pesos. 

Another thing nice is that there is a small Sari-Sari store inside the resort just in case you forgot some drinks or some food you wanted to bring. They also serve lapaz batchoy in this store. 

 This is the building for the rooms. You can rent a room for yourself, for two people, for four, for a family or even your barkada. You can rent a room that is airconditioned or just a fan room Talk about flexibility.

This is the restaurant of the Resort which serves almost everything and they also specialize in seafood.

Presenting their sumptuous buttered shrimp dish which was so delicious i ate this all up in record time.

Of course my meals are not complete if there is no "Kilawen na Tangigue" on the side. The cook used their native "Sinamak" vinegar for this dish which had a different and unique taste but delicious nonethelss.

Of course since I was in Guimaras, rather than getting a dessert, glass of their sweet ripe Mango shake was a great way to cap my meal.

Just for fun here is their Menu which shows how affordable their meals are.

You can actually try other resorts, but this one is quite practical when you are in Guimaras.