Instant Pix : Fujifilm Instax Mini

Jz fave me a sleek instant camera for our anniversary and I am loving it!


Urban Toughts: 
- The Fujifilm Instax Mini Piano black is available in any Fujifilm store
- The camera film comes in 10s and 20s  in plain or different designs


Celebrating Corregidor


Corregidor Photo by Jz Rojo
I have always been curious to seeing Corregidor to the point that it has reached my 30 before 30 list.  :P
It was probably caused by a change of plan of our junior high field trip which was supposedly a trip to the island. As a child, my mom would tell me that my maternal granddad fought against the Japanese and Corregidor was one of the places where they was sent for battle. Hence, my curiosity of this island.

Finally, I did not have to wait for my 29th year to go to this island :P I chanced upon a Deal Grocer voucher for a Sun Cruises tour for only around 1500php. I bought two tickets for me and Jz as a post Valentine date <3 In return, he treated me for an overnight stay in Midas Hotel in time for our trip so that we would not have to wake up THAT early for the trip :D

Battery Way

Travel Thoughts:

- Check for more details on the island tour offered by Sun Cruises
- Optional Malinta Tunnel Light and Sound tour is also available at  150 php per pax.
- The ferry leaves at exactly 8am. Tourists should be at the port 30mins before.
Inside Malinta Tunnel



Holy Week and Easter 2013 in Baguio


Ridgewood Residences
We wanted to spend a meaningful Holy Week Trip with Dad and the boyfie.  As early as January, I have scouted for our possible accommodation in the City of Pines. We always go to Baguio eversince I was a kid. But, this is the first time we chose to spend Holy Week in the city.
I chanced upon Ridgewood Residence in the internet. I always hear of the name and see it in advertisements  but have not gotten the chance to stay there. I excitedly booked the hotel since the reviews in Tripadvisor is good and the location is far from Session Rd, which is what we exactly wanted. 

Ridgewood at Night

We wanted a more serene  place to stay this time since our purpose is to have a meaningful stay and to have VisitaIglesia as well which our family still practice.
I can say that we are all more than satisfied with the place. Our favorite is their cozy lobby and restaurant with the ambience of a log cabin as expected for the type of weather that the city has.
More than that, it was the excellent customer service given by the hotel staff – from the way they handle the booking and booking adjustments, the way that the food servers in the restaurant attend to our requests, and the front desk who attended to our additional queries.

Our favorite breakfast spot

As for our trip, we also opted to take advantage of the fresh produce offered by the city. We did a side trip to La Trinidad to buy some organic veggies and of course strawberries which my men enjoyed JIn time for Easter, we are trying to change our lifestyle a bit by “baby steps” of choosing fresh and organic produce than artificial and unnatural goods more often.
Due to heavy traffic, we had the chance to visit only Pink Sisters and Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto (in which my second name was derived as my parents prayed for me here J). But it was worth it as we had a solemn Way of the Cross.
We also dropped by Good Shepherd and queued for an hour! It was worth it knowing that for sure a percentage of the products we buy go to a fund for students being sent to school by the convent.

Travel Thoughts:

- Ridgewood Hotel is located at Julian Felipe St. near The Mansion. 
- 2,800php per Standard Room [max of 3pax]