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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Kalami Cebu Files: The Chocolate Chamber



Before the summer started, I started a blog about my food adventures in Cebu.  It is named Kalami Cebu.  The blog is named after my Facebook page where I post all my #foodporn photos. The blog will feature restaurants and eateries in Cebu.  It could even feature some recipes of the favourite viands, desserts, and snacks of typical Cebuanos

I recently wrote an entry on The Chocolate Chamber.  The chocolate and dessert shop is located just 5 minutes from my place and it has somehow gained some following from the sweet-toothed Cebuanos, as well as, the social media crowd. I would say that the place is really Instagram-worthy. The entrees are a bit expensive but it all looked and tasted great.  The owners put a premium on quality and it shows.....  READ MORE

Links:

Kalami Cebu visits The Chocolate Chamber
1 Bedroom Unit for Rent at Movenpick Residences Mactan
Summer 2013 Throwback

Friday, May 23, 2014

#summertoremember: Island Hopping with the future doctors via Island Banca Cruises

#Summer2014 started off great as I joined my wife and her group mates for an island hopping activity in Mactan.  A couple of her block mates were celebrating their birthdays and they decided to go island hopping via Island Banca Cruises.  The Island Banca Cruises' dock is located right before Movenpick Hotel, if you are coming from Cebu.  Even though there was a limited parking space, it was enough for us, since it was not the busy season yet. 

The banca was cool as it had bean bags for the passengers to lounge around.  We went to Nalusuan Island.  It was still high tide so we were not able to see the sand bar, but we enjoyed swimming there as the water was just hip level.  We then checked out the marine sanctuary and took a lot of pictures of the school of fish. It was the first big underwater test for my Sony Xperia Z1 camera.

I was a bit scared to really test if my smartphone is water proof, but the situation called for it. We were snorkeling and there were really lots of fish.  I am so happy that my phone is indeed water proof and that it takes amazing photos underwater.  

Here are some pics and a video recap of the amazing opening salvo my #summertoremember.





























Links:
It's more fun in Papa Kit's
Mobile Photography made easy with Xperia Z1
Island Hopping: Caohagan December 2009
Rainmakers go Island Hopping 2013

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Summer 2014: A Summer to Remember

A few months ago just before summer started, I planned to make a lot of local trips for the of summer 2014.  I figured that there are so many places to be explored locally.  While some love to travel overseas during summer, I felt that it is a great time to stay in the Philippines because I believe that the Department of Tourism tagline--- "It's more in the Philippines" is true.  I know say it is and I will to prove that is truly FUN here.


The next few articles in this blog will all be about summer 2014.  My friend Nezte Virtudazo and I wanted this to be "A Summer to Remember".  It will be using the hashtag #summertoremember in my entries about my summer.

Summer is almost over and I think I have more than 10GBs of photos and videos yet to be uploaded. I guess today is a good time to start writing about my summer adventures.  I hope that you had a great summer, as well.