Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Golden Sunset

Sunset changes the sky into golden hues as the sun descends across the horizon - these words were part of our company's summer fun day invites.

As part of Safeway’s yearly summer event our outing this year was held yesterday (03/26/2007) at golden sunset in Brgy. Uno, Calatagan Batangas. Golden sunset is a resort owned by Ricky Reyes and is great way and according to their site is a world-class beach resort just two-and-a-half-hour drive south of Metro Manila. Located in the historic town of Calatagan, Batangas, it is fast becoming the destination for vacationers and beachgoers alike.

Our trip from Makati to the resort was quite long and tiring, but it all paid off at Golden sunset, the place is huge and nice, it offers a great resort and beach view. They have large salt water pools, jacuzzi (which open only to stay-in guest,), serendipity SPA (which I am very thankful because the 500 bucks I paid for the massage includes free use of shower room, and the massage is not bad after all …did I mention about the shower room?), butterfly sanctuary (which according to Christie, she only saw 1 butterfly.), there are fishing and boating areas, cottages and rooms looks good, food was ok (like last year, I don't get a chance to eat their AM snack, because they serve spaghetti and I don't eat spag), there is a good view of the beach but I think you have to be a swimmer before you can literally get down there.

Personally, I am very disappointed on their public shower area because there's no dressing room, no proper lighting, no place to hang your bags or clothes and no enough water. AND the restrooms were EWWW.. Dirty and no water.

Ah yes, our outing was enjoyable and fun. Too bad we haven’t seen the real golden sunset before taking off…

I'll be posting more picture in my multiply soon.

./edit: click here for pics
That's All!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Associates trip in Hong Kong

It is not my 1st time in Hong Kong, but the city always amazes me. It is indeed a shopping paradise. We stayed in Marco Polo gateway hotel which conveniently located in Tsim Tsa Tsui's canton road, it is near city's ferry port and is adjacent to harbor city -HK's largest shopping mall where you can find branded shop such as Gucci, LV, Emporio Armani, D&G and etc).

1st day was spent shopping and eating ... ohhh we also went to The peak to see HK skyline and had our dinner there(Bubba gump). We went back to hotel friggin tired.

2nd day was spent travelling from HK to Macau and vice versa (1 hour travel time) via first ferry. Spent the whole afternoon playing baccarat in Wynn Macau. We went back to HK, all happy happy since we earn some bucks to spend for tomorrow.

3rd day was spent packing things since we need to check out at 1pm, left our baggage in hotels storage room and yes moreR shopping after... Left hotel proper at 6am to airport. We went there with just two luggage and back here with four bloated luggage and 2 hand carries.

All in all my trip with kwekwe and mic in Hong kong was short, fun and splendid. It was tiring leg breaking and relaxing at the same time. Ohhhh not to mention the great service we got from PAL's business class, no more line, comfortable seats, delicious food and VIP treatment and etc. and etc.

I'll be updating this entry with some pix next time. And and I have some funny and weird experiences there, I might I'll post it differently ;-)

That's All!

Monday, June 4, 2007

I desire - the boutique

We (together with Mic & kwenang) spent our weekend in the Boutique Bed and Breakfast located along Aguinaldo hi-way , Tagaytay city.

The Boutique Bed and Breakfast is a good overnight destination in Tagaytay. Rooms were name after 7 stages of love, those are I love, I lust, I desire, I dream, I dare, I surrender , I escape. We stayed in I desire, room is quite small but neat and cozy, with brown walls, white curtain, a king queen size bed that was filled with different sizes of pillows, I find it a bit high but comfy. There is a clear glass sliding door going to veranda where the scenic view of taal lake and volcano can be seen. Ooh it can also be seen from their clean bathroom because of clear glass beside the shower area. (Good thing they provide a half curtain, this hotel must been made for couples). It comes with hotel standard amenities (wall-mounted LCD t.v., iPod dock, DVD player and a free wifi access).

What I really like about the place was their food…. Sooooo scrumptious. For our Dinner, We ordered for mouth-watering plate of baby back ribs, tender juicy bulalo steak and lip-smacking chicken (forget the name). We opted to have yummy yummy Filipino breakfast (corned beef, logganisa, tapa) with choco marshmallow on Sunday Morning. Kudos for their chef ;-)

The Boutique Bed and Breakfast
45 Aguinaldo Hi-way
Silang Crossing East, Tagaytay City

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