chocoron

I got curious. What? Chocoron? Inquisitive. What in the world is a chocoron? I went closer to the display inside Balay Pasko in Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort and found tubular plastic canisters filled with dark irregularly shaped chocoron. I took a bite and chewed a sample. There was chocolate. And then, crunch! Chicharon (deep fried pork rind). At first, I was a bit confused of the flavor. Sweetness followed by something familiar but I wasn’t sure yet. Then that chicharon taste flooded. My taste buds…Continue Reading “What’s better than a chicharon? Of course, chocoron!”

bluewater maribago

Ah, Pasko. And what’s better to start it than with the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort. Guest of Honor Mayor Ahong Chan of Lapulapu City turned on the ceremonial switch that lighted the Puno ng Pagasa last Saturday. With the mayor’s family, friends from media, some other guests and Bluewater officers Domiku Ugarte, VP Rhyz Buac and staff, it was one intimate and meaningful event that kicked off the festive season. I’m familiar with the Bluewater resort group, having been…Continue Reading “Bluewater Maribago kicks off season with Christmas Tree lighting”

Khao Rang Phuket

I really didn’t plan to go up Khao Rang Phuket the last time I visited this island. But since I was doing Ingress missions wherein I need to hack portals at the summit, I flagged a taxi and went up it’s winding road a few minutes from the center of Phuket Old Town. It was a little past noon, very hot and humid that I bought overpriced durian flavored popsicle and a bottle of mineral water to cool down. So close to the town Khao…Continue Reading “Khao Rang Phuket for great panoramic views”

Masjid Al-bukhari

Closer to the southern border of Thailand than to Kuala Lumpur, the state capital of Kedah has interesting architecture that the traveler can visit. Alor Setar Architecture is mostly historic and heritage enthusiasts will definitely enjoy these old structures. Apart from these heritage buildings, there are also a few modern ones worthy of mention. Masjid Al Bukhary The Masjid Al Bukhary in the Al Bukhary Complex is an impressive Alor Setar architecture. The mosque’s white walls topped with beautiful lapis lazuli domes make it a…Continue Reading “Beautiful Alor Setar Architecture for a memorable visit”

Elicon House

Elicon House at the intersection of P del Rosario and Junquera Sts in Cebu City looks just any ordinary pension house. In fact, it’s known as an affordable place to stay in the city that is just a stone’s throw from one of the biggest universities in Cebu, the University of San Carlos – Main campus. But within the structure is not only a bike museum, perhaps, the one and only in Cebu but the artist Lean Reboja has transformed the walls of the stairs…Continue Reading “The monsters and creatures inside Elicon House”