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Random Clicks: Maragondon Hanging Bridge

Maragondon is a municipality in the Province of Cavite that is located 54 kilometers South-West from Manila--roughly two hours drive. Aside from the famous Trial House, wherein Andres Bonifacio was tried for treason and sedition in 1897 and later was executed in Mount Nagpatong, the municipality is also famous for the Pinagsanhan Hanging Bridge. 


It is a suspension bridge at the Maragondon River that connects the town proper to Brgy. Pinagsanhan that is a common route for mountaineers going to Mount Nagpatong.

There used to be rafts that take tourists to the other side of the river. There are also sari-sari stores where you can buy food and drinks.
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Random Clicks: Casa Escondida Anilao Resort and Dive Center

I have a friend who is a professional diver and he invited me to go to one of his diving trips to snorkel (because I don't dive). I immediately said yes because I badly needed a vacation.
Casa Escondida Anilao Resort and Dive Center in Mabini Circumferential Road, Mabini, Batangas. It is 3 hours away from Manila. The resort offers 24-hour accommodations with meals included in fully air conditioned rooms, day tours and diving facilities. It is actually one of the favorite diving resorts of local celebrities. I cannot say that it is a family friendly resort since there isn't much to do for kids except for snorkeling and island hopping (the pool is 10-feet deep so swimming without a vest is not recommended), but if the kids are in to learn how to dive, this is the place. To learn more about the resort, just click on the link.







Things To Do In Cebu

Before I proceed, disregard the date and time stamp on the photos because I was too excited to use my action camera that I forgot to check the setting. Silly me!
My first time in Cebu was more of a city tour and although it was fun for a first-timer in the Queen City of the South, it felt incomplete. After 3 years, I am back and it was a more adventurous and daring trip with my friends.
Our tour package included 2 nights and 3 days hotel stay, swimming with the whale shark, trek to Osmena Peak, Mainit hot spring, canyoning to the Kawasan Falls, snorkeling at Pescador Island, sardine run in Moalboal and Sumilon Island sandbar stay. All of that for only 6,500 pesos. You will get a better deal if you are a group of 5 or more.
We arrived at the Mactan Cebu International Airport around 7 in the morning last March 12 and we immediately headed south to Badian via aircon bus where we were met by our travel agent. We rode a taxi from the airport to Cebu Bus Terminal and then rode a Badian via…

Favorite Photo of the Day: Chameleon

This is just one of a few snaps I had inside the Manila Ocean Park's Creepy Crawlers section. Chameleons are so calm and quiet that you can sit there and die of staring contest.

Favorite Photo of the Day: Sailing

We can always make money but we can't always make memories. Travel while you still can. Enjoy life. 

New Books: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, The Shroud Codex by Jerome Corsi and The Genesis Code by John Case

I took a long hiatus from reading books because I am always busy reading reports. My regrets. It was Me Before You movie that motivated me again to read because I was so sad and I could not comprehend why one person would choose death over love and why would anyone permit that to happen. In my desperate move to understand the message of the movie and to "cure" my movie-induced sadness, I purchased the ebook version. And now I am back. I am so glad to be back. 

I just finished reading The Genesis Code by John Case and The Shroud Codex by Jerome R. Corsi.


Both has a science and religious themes. I like the  two books because of the extreme suspense like it was hard for me to leave the house with an unfinished book. I asked a lot of "whys" and "hows".

My Version of Aglio Olio

I love to cook. I also like to try different dishes and let my son sample my masterpiece. He's a pasta kind of kid and I thought of cooking aglio olio because I like it personally. So, I tried, and here it is. I can't say it is perfect but I think it is close enough to what I order in restaurants. Of course, I added extra Parmesan cheese.
Here is the recipe: Kosher salt 1 pound spaghetti 1/3 cup good olive oil 8 large garlic cloves, cut into thin slivers 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/2 cup minced parsley 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Direction: 1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside. 2. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a pot large enough to hold the 1 pound spaghetti. 3. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until it begins to turn golden on the edges. Do not overcook. 4. Add the red pepper flakes and cook for 30 seconds more. 5. Carefully add the pasta and a…