Island Food – Manjuyod Sandbar

Did I mentioned we really had a good time (and a full tummy) in Manjuyod? 

We bought food for grilling but there are also fishermen selling oysters and other seafoods in the area. 

The oysters are really fresh. Just add vinegar and tadah – oyster sashimi. Better with ice cold beer. Hehe

We ended up eating all of these:

 Burp 🙂 

Manjuyod Sandbar – Maldives of the Philippines 

I love sandbars. The first one I’ve been to was in Camiguin and I’ve love sandbars from thereon. 
I have never heard of Manjuyod. My friend just insisted us to visit this place during our Dumaguete trip. Good thing we listened to her,  Manjuyod is like a sandbar on steroids – it’s beautiful!

I got really tan after this trip. Blaming it on the clear water of this place! Can’t help myself not to swim. 

Let’s just say we really had fun.

We are here the whole day so we got to experience Manjuyod at both high and low tide. 

Low tide:

This place has a lot of potential. It’s not that well-developed yet but it’s certainly very promising. 

Love Turtles? Go to Apo Island. 

When you’re in Dumaguete and swimming with turtles is in your bucketlist, take time to visit Apo Island. We went to this place straight from the airport. We just left some things in the van, rode the boat and bam! – Hello Apo Island. Travel time from the port to the island is just about an hour at most. I never expected it to be that near.

(Note that Apo Island and Apo Reef are two different places. Apo Reef is somewhere in Mindoro.) 

You can rent snorkling gears there. I think there are also diving spots in the island since we saw a number of people in their diving suits. 

Here is the swiming with the turtles part. Sorry for the pics. We don’t have a decent underwater camera plus I don’t know how to swim  nor how to dive. 

A turtle! It’s my first time to see one up close. Definitely one for the books. 🙂

My View from this Day Onwards




This is the view of Ortigas / EDSA from my unit. 👍

I transferred to a new place. I used to live in Manila area but I decided to already moved out of there due to a number of reasons. One of them are the train rides to and from Ortigas. Haha.

I spent around 9-10 years of my life in Manila and moving to this side of towm is somewhat a new experience. (I’m the type of person who gets attached to a place. Haha.)

Philippine National Museum (Random) Artworks


Tourists viewing the superstar of the museum – “The Spolarium” which was created by the famed Filipino painter / hero Juan Luna.


The facial expression of the mother tellls something. Maybe apprehension?




Again. The facial expression. It’s as if something bad will happen to her after entering that door.


Sculpture by Rizal. I love how it conveys a story. It’s called “Revenge of a Mother” or something like that.


The Manunggul burial jar. This sculpture is important because it’s a proof of the pre-Hispanic Filipino’s belief of the afterlife.


First thing that crossed my mind after seeing this: I hope that this Arch was materialized. Like the arches in Paris.


I never thought you can use jade plus bronze as a medium. Impressive.