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The Plaza Hotel, stunning at night

The grueling weekday routine could be stressful. Moving back and forth from the office to home is even worse. You may bump some random sulky strangers, exchange some heated useless arguments, or got stuck in an unending gridlock. These stuff make me rather impulsive to look for quick weekend getaway, a location distant enough from the toxic metro. Before the most desired toodle-oo on the week’s terminal hours, I scanned Read more

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

At one point of his life, Architect Jose Rizalino “Jerry” Acuzar, the owner of San Jose Builders, fell in love with art and culture. With this love and his sizable amount of fortune, he built Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, a heritage park that features centuries-old houses from all over the Philippines. Take note, the houses he built are not replicas. He collected the remains, parts, and ruins of these mansions and Read more

dambana ng kagitingan colonnade

Jenna, not her real name, was panting really fast when she approached the gate of Dambana ng Kagitingan (or the Shrine of Valor) atop Mount Samat in Pilar, Bataan. After a very deep breath, she finally said; “..at last..”, then sipped the last drop of water from a transparent container. I saw Jenna and here companions halfway to the shrine when I was on my way up on a trike. I met her Read more