The View from Lemlunay

Lemlunay Resort is a gorgeous little (not so little) spot at the edge of Sarangani. I visited it during a the first Soccsksargen Experience bloggers’ tour in 2010, and, at the time, the resort was fairly new, had a few rooms, and a lot of future plans. Even then, I loved my visit. The food was good, the wind was perfect, and the view was phenomenal. It was heavenly to take a dip in their infinity pool — they had one when infinity pools were rare and usually in break-the-bank kind of resorts. After I left, I vowed to return and stay longer and take an oxygen tank and dive into the reef.

It’s been four years, I haven’t been able to go back yet.

The May showers have started, and I haven’t  even seen a glimpse of, the beach this summer. That makes my stumbling on this old photo a little difficult, and makes me wish and wish and wish for the sea.

I’ve seen posts about it recently, and it looks like the view is as beautiful now as it was then, only that the plans that we heard about are already fully furnished rooms ready for guests to enjoy.

Aaaah! I want to go to Lemlunay, now!

Other friends who blogged about it:

Lemlunay Resort
Tampuan Point,  Sarangani Province 9502 Philippines
Phone: (PH) +63 (83) 228.17.04 or +63 (928) 524.45.28
Phone: (US) +1 (818) 974-3778
Email: lemlunayresort@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.lemlunayresort.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/lemlunay
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Snacking and Dessert-ing in Davao

If you have a sweet tooth—or even if you don’t—you will be very pleased to know that aside from scrumptious meals, Davao City also serves yummy, happy snacks, and delicious, mouth-watering, close-your-eyes-in-bliss desserts.

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Davao eats, and eats WELL

Davao Food Appreciation Tour blog post #2. Let’s get eating!

If there’s one thing you must know about me in relation to travelling, it is that I travel for the food. I also go for photography jaunts and sight-seeing, yes, and I like learning about the history of the places I go to, but I travel primarily for the good food. The different food, not just ones I can cook myself. The local food, the ones that the locals love to go to, and not just the ones that get featured in expensive magazines.

That’s what attracted me to the Davao Food Appreciation Tour, actually. I was going to get inside information from Davaeños! If you want to know where are the best places to eat in Davao, then read on. Continue reading

Hullo finally, Davao!

My first trip of 2010 was Davao, all the way out in Mindanao at the other end of the Philippine archipelago.

I went on this trip to join the Davao Food Appreciation Tour (DFAT), arranged by Avatar Media this year. Although it says “food appreciation” on the title, we did more than just appreciate the Davao’s eats.

The goal of the DFAT is to promote Davao as a food, adventure, and ecotourism spot. So we also went around the city for adventure and sight-seeing so we can appreciate the islands—and burn all the calories we took in, while we were at it.

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Free Crème Brulee Macchiato Day at Starbucks Philippines

Crème Brûlée Macchiato is a warm mix of creme brulee flavored syrup, steamed milk, and Starbucks® espresso. It is then topped with foam and lined with roast dark caramel.

My officemates and I went for some Starbucks today when we found out from Nomnomclub.com that Starbucks Philippines is giving away a second Creme Brulee Macchiato to everyone who buys…well…a first Crème Brûlée Macchiato. This promo is to celebrate Starbucks Philippines‘ 400,000++ fans. One of which is me.

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Bohol-bound in November

Planning for Bohol, and I am getting dizzy.

This year has been a travel year for me. There was Baguio in January, Davao in March, Quezon in May, Palawan in June and Cagayan de Oro in August, and General Santos City in September. My last trip for the year is going to be Bohol in November! (Unless, of course, we go somewhere for New Year’s…which has about 90% chance of happening.)

I don’t usually blog about a trip before the actual trip, but this is probably also because I’m usually not the one planning my trips. We went to Baguio and Cagayan de Oro for weddings, and in both trips we didn’t really have itineraries aside from ther wedding. Davao was arranged by Avatar Media, and GenSan by the Soccsksargenbloggers. Quezon was Pahiyas. Ah, for Palawan, I helped with the itinerary, but my mom was the final decision-maker. But for this trip… Ahahaha. I was doing the legwork. Sort of.

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Have your tea your way at Serenitea

“I don’t drink coffee, I take tea, my dear,” says the Englishman in New York. Although I’m no Englishman—or Englishwoman, for that matter—I also do prefer tea over coffee. So when I sensed the blogosphere being a-twitter about this little tea house in Greenhills, I immediately went, “Where is this is Serenitea and why haven’t I been there?!”

Serenitea, as it turns out, a teeny tiny hole in the wall along J. Abad-Santos street in Greenhills. Continue reading

Teriyaki Boy, Krispy Kreme and blogging for blogging

Last night was Ria‘s last night here in Manila before going back to Davao, so Mica, Cai and I went to have dinner with her in Teriyaki Boy Greenhills.

When I got there, the girls were already having gyoza and asupara bacon for appetizers. We all wanted to order the whole menu, so it took a while for us to order.

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