Monday, December 10, 2012

AFF Suzuki Cup: Philippines vs Singapore


08 December 2012 
Rizal Memorial Football Stadium

The first leg of the 2012 Suzuki Cup between the Philippines and Singapore ended to a draw 0-0.


Monday, November 19, 2012

BENCHsetter: Lee Min Ho Meet & Greet @ Glorietta

November 18, 2012
Glorietta New Activity Center
Makati City, Philippines


It was really nice to have a lot of friends, was so lucky to have another angel who gave me the Fun Meet Lower Box ticket and this time a VIP seat to LMH Meet & Greet event in Glorietta.  Thank God for wonderful friends, i had a chance to see him this close and was so happy even if it takes only for 15 mins.

" H A P P I N E S S "




Saturday, November 17, 2012

BENCHsetter Fun Meet: Lee Min Ho

November 16, 2012
Smart Araneta Coliseum
Quezon City, Philippines

Lee Min Ho played as Gu Jun Pyo, the leader of a group of students known as F4 in the hit TV series "Boys over Flowers".  He pretends to be gay in the romantic comedy "Personal Taste" where "Sanggojae" becomes popular to tourists.  We called him as Johnny in the action drama "City Hunter" and soon another series will hit our local TV screen, the much awaited 2012 fantasy drama "Faith" or "The Great Doctor".

Now he is the new endorser of BENCH.  That's why we are so grateful for bringing my fave Hallyu star at the moment :-), a chance to see him up-close.  


Oh My G!!! Why are you so god damn looking?




Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Suddenly it's "Mario Maurer"


I finally got to see him again in his Manila visit to promote the movie “Suddenly it’s Magic”.  I had a chance to sneak in one of his interview taping, thanks to an Angel.  Glad to see the whole interview, unedited and a chance to see him longer.

Here are some of the blurry photos I took, mostly on my phone.  


Thursday, October 25, 2012

BIGBANG ALIVE GALAXY TOUR 2012 - MANILA

As expected, the concert was a BLAST and one of the LOUDEST arrrgghhh nabingi ata ako haha.  But we really enjoyed it, especially when i had a chance to seat at the Lower Box for free.  I know it was a last minute decision that's why I am very thankful to my Angels, saranghae!  

MANILAAAAAA, still can't get over????        

D R O O O O L L L L . . . . . 







Tuesday, August 28, 2012

040912 South Korea: Jinhae 진해 Cherry Blossoms


A Cherry Blossom is the flower of any several trees of genus Prunus, particularly the Japanese Cherry, Prunus Serrulata, which is sometimes called Sakura after the Japanese.  Many of the varieties that have been cultivated for ornamental use do not produce fruit. (Source: Wikipedia)    


It was awesome seeing the Cherry Blossoms for the first time.  A dream come true for a citizen living in a tropical country, hay how i wish we have Sakura in the Philippines.  Every time we saw a bunch of these cotton candy like is, happiness.

Jinhae is famous for its annual Cherry Blossom festival; the largest and most splendid celebration in Korea will take place from April 1-10 of this year 2012.  Over 2 million visitors from all over the world is expected.  The Jinhae Gunhang festival also commemorates Korea's famous admiral Yi Sun Shin, in the celebration of it's 50th anniversary.

Monday, July 30, 2012

THAILAND: Bangkok - City Tour


2011 Holy Week SEA Trip  


Last day in Bangkok, Jas, Jane and I availed the hotel's free half day city tour while Mars and her sister prefer to go shopping.  We chose the Grand and Dusit Palaces from the three tour choices, it was originally part of our itinerary until we got the Ayutthaya package.

We came to the Grand Palace first, I know this place was huge and it will really take us a lot of time.  There are numerous people too so change of plan, we decided and told our tour guide that we don't have plans of going inside; at least we have a reason to go back hehe... We want to squeeze our time schedule coz we still have plans of going to MBK Center :-P


From the outside the Palace really looks fabulous and majestic, what more inside.  This has been the official residence of the King of Thailand since 1782 but the present monarch King currently resides at Chitralada Palace.  The Palace is still used for official events yearly. 

Saturday, July 28, 2012

THAILAND: Shopping in Bangkok


2011 Holy Week SEA Trip


First day in Bangkok is tend to go shopping.  But since its the end of the lent, we go to the Church first.   We ask the hotel lobby staff to write down the nearest Catholic Church, gave it to the taxi driver and he brought us to Our Lady of Fatima. 


The Church was empty, it would be better if there is a mass even if we don't understand a word.  Just want to experience and witness it.  Staffs were still cleaning and preparing for the next mass which is scheduled in the afternoon according to them. 


With its decorations, you know that an important event is celebrated on this day.  Happy Easter! 


They have this prepared for the Easter, and it was nice of them to give us these Easter eggs and a bottle of holy water.  Khob Kun Ka!

We regret that we didn't tried Bangkok's train system.  Most of the time we we're taking a cab, yeah it's not as expensive compare to KL and Singapore but MTR and BTS is still the cheapest way.  Sorry but we are all having an attack of indolence that time hehe... .  Good thing is they allow 5 group of person in 1 taxi and we didn't experience any traffic going from one place to another. 

When you think of Thailand, what comes to your mind?  For me the country is famous for it's beaches, food and SHOPPING!!! 


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

THAILAND: Bangkok - Sirocco Skybar


2011 Holy Week SEA Trip

Photo Credits:  GuideThailande.com

Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok, Thailand 10500
Tel No. (+66) 2624.9555
Open Daily: 6:00 PM - 01:00 AM

The stunning, multi-hued Sky bar at Sirocco has several reasons to turn minutes into timeless moments.  Suspended in the sky on the 63rd floor of The Dome at State Tower, the Skybar is one of the world's highest open air bars, overlooking a panoramic view of Bangkok and the Chao Phraya River.  With such an enthralling ambience coupled with a seductive selection of the finest vintages, beverages, cocktails and appetizers in Bangkok, the Skybar soars as one of the prized destinations in the city.  No wonder, the rooftop bar is unanimously accepted as the coolest bar in Bangkok.
http://www.lebua.com/en/the-dome-dining/sky-bar-bankok/
    

Nightlife in Bangkok?  A rooftop bar is what we want to experience.  The city is very famous for it's rooftop bars so we headed to one of the best, an open air bar at Lebua the Sirocco Sky Bar. 

Sunday, July 22, 2012

THAILAND: River Sun Cruise


2011 Holy Week SEA Trip


After seeing the historic Ayutthaya, one of UNESCO's World Heritages we now precede to one of the trips highlight.  A cruise from the River Sun Cruise Co., Ltd. #Exciting


We finally arrived at Nontaburi Province.  The bus stops in front of this attractive structure,  I thought this was another temple that we will visit but instead we walk off straight to Wat Chong Lom Pier.


Then we passed by this cute images.

River Sun Cruise
78 Yotha Road, Talad Noi
Sampanthawong, Bangkok 10100
E-mail: riversun@riversuncruise.co.th
Tel No. (66 2) 266.9125, 266.9126, 266.4776-78, 266.9316
Fax No. (66 2) 234.2250, 233.2877


Finally, we will have a return trip via River Sun Cruise.  "Welcome on Board".

Saturday, July 21, 2012

THAILAND: Ayutthaya - Wat Lokayasutharam


2011 Holy Week SEA Trip


The most important feature of Wat Lokayasutharam is the largest reclining Buddha image in Ayutthaya called Phra Buddhasaiyart.  The statue is made of brick covered with plaster and about 42 meters long.  Can be found on the city island in the Ayutthaya Historical Park    and was built during The Early Period of the Ayutthaya Region.  


Behind the reclining Buddha you will find remains of other temple.

THAILAND: Ayutthaya - Wat Na Phra Men


2011 Holy Week SEA Trip



The "Monastery in front of the Funeral Pyre" sometimes called "Wat Na Phra Meru" is our 4th stop around Ayutthaya.  Was built in 1503 and registered as a National Historic site with the Fine Arts Department on 25 February 1935.  The only temple survived, when Ayutthaya  was collapsed for the second time.  Remains in perfect condition and used as the Burmese headquarters.

But before we reached our fourth stop, you will passed by to these ancient ruins a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is Ayutthaya.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

THAILAND: Ayutthaya - Wat Maha That


2011 Holy Week SEA Trip


Also known as the "Monastery of the Great Relic", located in the central part of Ayutthaya in Tha Wasukri sub-district.  The exact date of the establishment was difficult to assess but according to tradition, Wat Maha That was built in 1384 by King Rachatirat but it is more likely built during the reign of King Boromaraja I (1370-88).

For more about Wat Maha That history, please go to this site -  Ayutthaya History

   

While i was busy taking photos, our tour guide is discussing something to the group and me keep on asking "ano daw?"  sila: "ewan" hehe... mga baliw!


And we were given 20 mins. only to explore, "pressure"....  

THAILAND: Ayutthaya


2011 Holy Week SEA Trip


Serving as the Thai capital for 417 years (1350 - 1767), Ayutthaya was once glorified as one of the biggest cities in South East Asia.  Visitors can explore and appreciate Thai history in Ayutthaya.  Marvel at the grandeur reflected through numerous magnificent structures and ruins concentrated in and around the city island, and surrounded by Chao Phraya, Pa Sak and Lopburi Rivers.  Right in the very heart of the Ayutthaya city is the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ayutthaya Historical Park. 
Source: http://www.tat-la.com


Ayutthaya trip was not in the plan, it just so happened that there is a travel agency desk at the hotel lobby - the River Sun Cruise Co. who offered this.  Checked their itinerary and shared it to the group then we found out that it was one of the World's Heritage site so we all agreed to go and got their offer.  Ayutthaya Tour and River Sun Cruise with buffet lunch cost THB 1,700... not sure if we got a good deal though.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

THAILAND: Citin Pratunam Hotel


2011 Holy Week SEA Trip


88 / 19 Ratchaprarop Road, Phayathai, Ratchathewi
Bangkok 10400, Thailand
T +66 2 120.8999
F +66 2 120.8998
enquiry@citinpratunam.com
www.citinpratunam.com

Deciding on where to stay here in Bangkok is not about the rating nor the cheapest but the closest one to Platinum Mall :-).  Chosen 3 hotels but ended-up to Citin Pratunam.  

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Amazing THAILAND

2011 Holy Week SEA Trip
Malaysia - Singapore - Thailand


Officially the Kingdom of Thailand, formerly known as Siam, is a country located at the centre of , the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia.  It is bordered to the north by Burma and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Burma.  Its maritime boundaries include Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast, and Indonesia and India in the Andaman Sea to the southwest.

       Thailand is the world's 51st-largest country in terms of total area, with an area of approximately 513,000 km2 km2 (198,000 sq mi), and is the 20th-most-populous country with around 64 million people.  The capital and largest city is Bangkok, which is Thailand's political, commercial and industrial and cultural hub.  About 75% of the population is ethnically Thai, 14% is of Chinese origin, and 3% is ethnically Malay; the rest belong to minority groups including Mons, Khmers and various hill tribes.  Source: Wikipedia


Capital City:  Bangkok

Official Language:  Thai

Religion:  Buddhism

Weather:  Rainy, Hot and Cool Season

Electricity:  220 Volts, Flat blade plug and two round pins

Calling Code:  +66

Currency:  Baht (THB)

1 USD - 31.63 THB

1 THB - 1.32 PHP 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

2012 United Football League Championship

26 June 2012
Rizal Memorial Football Stadium

Congratulations to Global FC for taking home the 2012 United Football League Championship title, a draw 1-1 against Loyola Meralco Sparks.  While Kaya FC placed second defeated Penson Stallion Giligans.



Friday, June 15, 2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012

06.05.12 Philippines vs Indonesia

FIFA International Friendly
Rizal Memorial Football Stadium
05 June 2012

Philippines 2 - 2 Indonesia

Starting 11


(GK) Roland Muller, Dennis Wolf, Paul Maulders, Rob Gier, Carlie Olaivar, Angel Guirado
Manny Ott, Dennis Cagara, Jason Sabio, Marwin Angeles and Chieffy Caligdong

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

SINGAPORE: Sentosa


2011 Holy Week SEA Trip




Asia’s Favourite Playground / Singapore’s Island Resort
(Sentosa’s logo and Slogan)


Sentosa Is a popular island resort in Singapore, visited by some five million people a
year.  Attractions include a 2 km (1.2 mi) long sheltered beach, Fort Siloso, two golf
courses, two five-star hotels, and the Resorts World Sentosa, featuring the theme park
Universal Studios Singapore.

In 1972 contest organised by the Singapore Tourist Promotion Board, the Island was
renamed Sentosa, a Malay word meaning “peace and tranquillity”, from Sanskrit,
Santosha. Source: Wikipedia 


We get up early, check-out and then leave our luggages at the hostel.  It’s our last day in Singapore and before we depart for our 5:30 PM flight to Bangkok we still have time to explore, we headed to Sentosa via MRT.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

SINGAPORE: Universal Studios


2011 Holy Week SEA Trip


UniversalParks & Resorts markets the park as a “one-of-its kind theme park in Asia”.  Being the second to open in Asia and first in South East Asia, the park opens last October of 2009.  With a total of 24 attractions and consists of seven themed zones, each zone is based on a movie or a television show.  Source:  Wikipedia


Since we only have a very limited time in Singapore, even on a Good Friday yes we are here.  And we didn’t expect this day to be a Super Peak date, so if you are planning better check their website first and then look for their Calendar Chart where you can see the Non Peak, Peak and Super Peak dates.  Tickets can be purchase online and at the park.  Since we had a Super Peak date we decided to buy the ticket online, a one day pass which cost SGD 72.00 per head for Adult.  Just print your e-mailed tickets for admission and then scan it at the turnstile.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

EL NIDO named Best Philippine Beach by CNNGo


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Friday, March 2, 2012

02.29.12 Philippines vs Malaysia

Rizal Memorial Football Stadium
29 February 2012

Philippines 1 - 1 Malaysia




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