Monday, June 29, 2009

Taytay Falls - Majayjay Falls, Majayjay, Laguna

One Sunday we decided to visit Taytay Falls also known as Majayjay Falls in Majayjay, Laguna. I was fascinated with name of place called Majayjay. According to some folklore “ma” was from the word marami, which means plenty in English. And the word “jay”(pronounced as hay) was from “hay”, which means sigh in English. So the word is full of sighs from appreciating the gift of nature. We had no car of our own so we just commuted to go here. We left at 7:00am in our place then we reached Brgy. Taytay past 12pm already. The trip was long because we had to cut trips. But the trip was really awesome. We met the old ways of Filipinos in accepting guests. The locals were very warm. They let us feel safe. One of the passengers in the jeep where we rode invited us to go to their place in Brgy. Bukal tovisit the water falls there called Bukal Falls. We promised to visit her someday.

The entrance to Taytay falls is 20 pesos per head for day tour. Before we proceed to do the trek we decided to order pancit habhab, a local delicacy but the small restaurant or turo-turo in the local term, had no available noodle for pancit habhab. So we ordered Pancit Bihon(rice noodle) instead. One order of pancit bihon cost 70 pesos. We could not eat all of them; one order could feed 4 to 5 persons. After eating we toke out the remaining Pancit Bihon and brought it to the water falls.

Trekking to the water falls was easy. The path way is already cemented so it so easy to trek. Actually this is the easiest trek that we had. The visitors were all Filipinos. I did not see any foreigners there unlike in Pagsanjan Falls. It’s good to know that more locals are helping the tourism in propagating the local tourism. The visitors in this water falls are dominated by the youth. They put up tent and camp there.

The water is too cold. We couldn’t stay in the water for long. The place is really awesome. The vegetation is still rich. It’s a safe place there are civilian guards everywhere, who remind everyone not too litter and be careful with exploring the place.

The water falls height is more or less 20ft., clear and cold.

We stayed there for just a couple of hour, it was short but we explored the place. The trip was awesome and worth of our time.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

St. Anthony Parish Church - Juban, Sorsgon

This Church is a Roman Style one. It has a park inside the compound, which I think would be nice to serve as a reception area for any Christian Celebrations such as weddding, Christening and others. It is located in the heart of Juban, Sorsogon.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

San Ramon Nonato Church (Tagas Church) - Legaspi City, Albay

Along the road, just in the outskirt of Legaspi City, Albay. It is also known as Tagas Church.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Chocolate Hills of Legaspi City

I was in the first flight to Legaspi City. And after the clouds greeted me with so much joy, they disappeared when the plane was about to land and the scattered hills, which looked like chocolate hills, showed and gave me more excitements in taking pictures till the Majestic Mayon Volcano showed up. It was a breathtaking scene. As if I was welcomed wholeheartedly. Great experience.

Scattered Small Hills

Mt. Mayon greets every passenger with a smile

Chocolate Hills look like

Beautiful Tiny Hills

The Plains from up above

Mt. Mayon early in the morning

Mt. Mayon with Wings

Mt. Mayon

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

St. Raphael Parish Church - Legaspi City, Albay

It is located at the heart of Legaspi City. Accessible, perfect for baptisms, weddings and other Christians' celebrations.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Cotton Like Clouds

Align CenterWhile on board in an airplane to Legaspi City, I was too bored when suddenly I looked outside the window and these clouds greeted me with a smile and joy. They're the ones who let me forget the boredness and the excitement of going home. As the plane was flying they followed us as if they're playing with me. They let me feel blessed and happy while they were entertaining me with this beautiful view.

Pile of Cottons

Clouds are running after me...

As If they were dancing before my eyes

Up up up away!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary - Cumadcad, Castilla, Sorsogon

This church is located along Maharlike Hi-way going in and out of the province of Sorsogon. Perfect for Church Vistation.