More Flights to Caticlan

My trip to Boracay in 2006 with college friends.
My trip to Boracay in 2006 with college friends.

The last time I visited Boracay was in 2006 with my some college friends. It was a fun experience. I wish I had my own camera at that time for taking pictures. Unfortunately, I was only sharing with the group’s cameras. Nice thing though that Seair is now offering more flights to Boracay (Caticlan). I can now easily schedule a weekend lakwatsa to Boracay in the comfort of my own computer.

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Ayala Terraces in Cebu

Ayala in Cebu has changed a lot since I left in October 2008. Only a few days after I left that Ayala Terraces opened. The Ayala Terraces is the result of the few months of renovation of the back part of the ACC. The entire complex now houses restaurants and food establishments both coming from Cebu and other parts of the country.

Ayala Terraces

The ambiance of the place gives people the impression that everything within its confines is expensive. But don’t be deceived with its looks. On the contrary, I find the rates of the food establishments here relatively affordable (as compared to Metro Manila prices). So far, I’ve only been able to dine at Mooon Cafe — a Mexican Restaurant, Sunburst — Cebu’s signature fried chicken and UCC Cafe.

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The Ayala Terraces is a PhP 600M development project by the Ayalas in Cebu. The Terraces, which was originally Ayala Center Cebu’s Lagoon before it was renovated, comprises 8,000 square meters of available floor area for establishments. The addition of the Ayala Terraces in Ayala Center Cebu gives Cebuanos a new definition to their urban lifestyle.

Ayala Terraces at night
Ayala Terraces at night

Weekend Trip to Cebu

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Weee! I’m going back to Cebu City this weekend for some business. It has been sometime since the last time I went there. I’m excited for my weekend trip. I was hoping I could meet all of my college classmates and blogger friends but the idea seems muri (impossible). I might meet up with some Cebu Bloggers on Saturday evening or Sunday afternoon, after their Sumilon Island trip.

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Worldwide Photo Walk

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Woot! I’m excited for my first Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk this afternoon. I registered for the Makati leg and it’s a good opportunity for us to take photos. We’re lucky ‘coz we’ll be able to get shooting permits from the Makati authorities. Getting a permit to take photos in the central business district is really difficult so I should maximize the little time they have allocated for us.

We’ll be meeting up at Rada Street in Legaspi Village this afternoon. I don’t know anybody from the pool of photographers participating in the Makati leg. I’m bringing my three lenses for this afternoon’s shoot. I’m excited.

Blogger’s Magicalympics at Enchanted Kingdom

It was only last November 2009 when I last went to Enchanted Kingdom where we spent our Halloween weekend.  I’ve been in this park n times before.  I even remember my college friends giving me a scrapbook with one full page of my photos from the different instances I visited EK.

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Last May 10, day after the iBlog 5, we were invited by the management of Enchanted Kingdom for an unforgettable day in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. Little that we know that they have prepared an “Amazing Race” type of activity for us.  I thought at first that they’ll just tour us around but they didn’t mention that we’ll be doing something different while we’re having our tour.

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Hidalgo Camera Shops

Hidalgo Street in Quiapo is quite popular when it comes to affordable cameras and camera supplies. To help those who are looking for guidance in buying their camera supplies, I have listed here some of the famous Hidalgo Camera Stores found in Quiapo.

Camera Shops

Aperture Trading Corporation
Address: 5th Flr., Prosperity Bldg., 395 Banaue St., Quezon City
Tel: 732-8991, 731-1708
Fax: 741-9743 (telefax)
E: aperturetrade@yahoo.com
Contact: Frank Tsai
Products: Visio, Falcon Eyes, Nikon, Canon, Tamrac, Image Tank, Compact Drive,

Avenue Photo Supply
Address: 712 R. Hidalgo St., Quiapo, Manila
Tel: 733-2761, 733-5474, 734-3307
E: avenue98@info.com.ph
Contact: Wilson Lu
Products: Quantum, Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Slik, China brand lights, Radio receivers, Bulbs, Flash bulbs, Tamron, Tiffen, Domke, Kodak, Fuji, Ilford Film, Widest range of Lighting equiptment in Hidalgo.

Fotohaus
Address: 713 R. Hidalgo St., Quiapo, Manila
Tel: 734-4471, 734-3304 to 05, 733-4565, 733-5531
Fax: 733-5528
E: fotolam@vasia.com
Contact: Lety C. Uy
Products: Nikon, Canon, Fuji, Kodak, Rechargeable batteries, Lamination equiptment, Film, Dry boxes

Henry’s Photo Supply
Address: 310 P. Gomez St., Quiapo, Manila
Tel: 733-7723, 734-6198
Fax: 734-4018
E: henryscamera@yahoo.com
Contact: Henry Ong
Products: Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus, Assorted Studio lighting and lots of batteries

Jerry Tieng
E: jerry@photos.ph
Products: Nikon, Canon, Olympus, good source of 2nd hand Lenses.

JT Photoworld
Address: 1132 Pedro Gil St., Paco, Manila
Tel: 523-4396, 536-6590, 536-6591
Fax: 521-3621
E: inquiry@jtphotoworld.com
Contact: Jerome Tan
Products: Distributes Sigma products, Cameras and Lenses for Nikon, Canon also has Flashes.

Mayer Photo
Address: 111, 113, 115 C. Palanca St., Quiapo, Manila
Tel: 733-7598, 733-7722
Look for: Ramon Ong
Products: Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus, good source for high end lenses.

Watson Photo Shop
Address: 312 P. Gomez St., Quiapo, Manila
Tel: 733-7697
Look for: Philip King Tan Tang
Products: Nikon, Canon, Sony, Fuji, Sunpak, Olympus

Stronghand Incorporated
74 A. Roces Ave., Quezon City.
Tel. 373-2311
Products: Lowepro gears

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