Bojo River Cruise

Bojo River is not a unique tourist attraction. There are many river tours in the Philippines and in the world. What made us admire the river cruise is its organization and the profit-sharing between the local government and the citizens who manage the cruise operations. We think the cruise is one of the best examples of how a government can work together with its citizenry to make the best of what a certain place can offer as a tourist attraction and gain from it in the most socially-responsible and environmentally-sustainable way. Continue reading “Bojo River Cruise”

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Tulapos Marine Sanctuary

The Tulapos Marine Sanctuary in Talingting (Enrique Villanueva), in Siquijor, is probably the oldest marine sanctuary I know existing in the island. It is definitely not the only marine sanctuary. Because the seas surrounding Siquijor is part of the very rich Bohol Sea, it is not a surprise that the Tulapos Marine Sanctuary would share in this abundance. Continue reading “Tulapos Marine Sanctuary”

Vintage Swimsuit in Bunzie’s Cove

When I was younger, I bought swimwear that were trendy — skimpy, stringy and cut to leave only a little to the imagination. I wasn’t comfortable and I was in love with vintage already, so I now wear vintage swimsuits, which cover more skin (but are not necessarily less sexy) and are made of more durable materials than mass-produced or poorly-made swimswuits. Glamoursurf.com has an extensive inventory of vintage swimwear and lingerie. The online store dates their vintage and includes substantial information and photos of their items. If you are interested in vintage swimwear and lingerie, the online store is a good resource guide. Continue reading “Vintage Swimsuit in Bunzie’s Cove”

I Slept at Capitancillo

 

There are people who’d want to escape to a small island, far from everything and everyone. There are people who cherish soaking under the sun, and bathing and swimming all day. I am not one of those people. While I occasionally want to escape, the thought of being alone in an island scares me. When we went to Capitancillo, an islet and a light house off the city of Bogo in northern Cebu, I thought the line “No man is an island” is really true. Continue reading “I Slept at Capitancillo”

Wild Colors & Prints at Bunzie’s Cove

 

Because I can’t get enough of the interiors and decor at Bunzie’s Cove, here are some more photos of the place — in reds, yellows, and oranges. Continue reading “Wild Colors & Prints at Bunzie’s Cove”

Neutrals at Bunzie’s Cove

 

While I enjoy looking at explosion of colors and prints, I don’t want to live in so many of them, and prefer to see neutrals at home. Here are some neutrals at Bunzie’s Cove that I think will look good in my apartment. Continue reading “Neutrals at Bunzie’s Cove”

Thrifted Hat and Vintage Sundress for a Team R&R by the Beach

Why is “summer” almost always synonymous to “beach”? I don’t know. But, surely here in the Philippines, where beautiful beaches abound, summer definitely means going to the beach! My second trip to the beach this summer was with my workmates (fellow bankruptcy geeks). Continue reading “Thrifted Hat and Vintage Sundress for a Team R&R by the Beach”

Sayaw Beach in Barili

We had really great sunshiny days the summer that was. Now that the rainy days are here, let me share to you one of the best trips I had this summer. It was an out-of-town trip that lasted some 12 hours, half of those hours were spent inside a van. I helped my friends with their prenuptial shoot (they got married last weekend, congratulations!) and the photographer took us to this small corner of the national highway down south, in the town of Barili. Continue reading “Sayaw Beach in Barili”

OUTFIT | Life’s A Beach

 

Last week,  a close friend died. I realized we are never prepared for death. We know we will all die, but death will always come in an unexpected time and it will always come as a shock and leave us in a moment of disbelief. Continue reading “OUTFIT | Life’s A Beach”

OUTFIT | The Island Girl

 

It’s a hot summer afternoon and my eyes are heavy after eating pandesal and kalamansi juice. It is but fitting to post something that will make a summer afternoon perfect: the beach!  Last Holy Week, I joined my boyfriend and his family in a road trip to Badian, a small town southwest of Cebu City. While I am not a beach bum, it would be sad for me to stay inside my little cave while other people are having fun.

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gifted Liz Claiborne hat, vintage polka dot top, vintage Anne Klein shorts

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one-piece vintage swimsuit | gifted 50s-inspired sunnies

I’m loving white and blue for the beach (vintage top and shorts worn above) and one-piece vintage swimsuit (worn below). Very nautical.

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The Philippines has 7,100 (give or take) islands. This summer, we also have 7,100 islands to choose as destinations. It’s truly and really more fun in the Philippines. Ohyeah! Happy summer!

Photos: Joel Lopez

Lambog Beach, Badian, Cebu