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Fun Dive at Apo Island in Negros Oriental


During a trip to Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, I brought Jana to Apo Island for a fun day at the beach and some snorkelling. However, when we arrived at the island, the marine sanctuary was closed due to earthquakes and typhoons that affected the area. They had to close it to let the coral reefs recover. [...]

The Lost Bag of Oatiekin Bars from Tsokolat Bakeshop in Dumaguete City


UPDATE: We just visited Dumaguete in November. They said the bakeshop has closed. :( November of 2009, I spent a week in Dumaguete City in order to learn online jobs. It was a nice break since I never really had a long vacation from work. My leaves were usually spent as added days off from [...]

2010 Highlights: A Year-Ender Blog Post


2010 in general, has been a blast for me. Although there were times where I got lost figuratively, it’s always nice to look back at the positive things that happened. This has actually been my mantra every time the year ends. I can’t remember everything but what I do to recall memories is browse through [...]

Reminiscing Casaroro Falls

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Casaroro Falls in Dumaguete is one of the waterfalls in the Philippines that shut my mouth up. Not that I’ve been to a lot of falls already but there’s something mystic about the place. I guess it’s because it really takes a long hike to get to the body of water and when you finally [...]

Dumaguete City: How Quaint Can You Be?


“This is it?” I asked myself when I saw the “mall” a local was referring to when I had the opportunity to stroll around the downtown area. He (the local) was talking about Lee Super Plaza, which was the bigger department store then. Dumaguete City. It was in 1999 when I first stepped foot on [...]

Cafe Noriter in Dumaguete City

Cafe Norter Dumaguete

What I like about Dumaguete is the number of good internet cafes with 19" lcd monitors and fast internet connection. Also, they come at a price that's definitely worth it, 20 Philippine Pesos per hour only, some even would go low as 10 bucks. You can't get a better deal here in Cebu considering the [...]