Happy Thursday: Food Truck Manila – QC

If you’re from Manila/QC you’d probably know that The Food Truck Manila -QC is the newest addition to the food parks around QC.

Food Truck Manila – QC is located along Kamias St., in QC.

Many establishments have opened along, or around Maginhawa St., and this is the newest member of the family.

FTM-QC opens at 5PM and closes at 2AM. It is the perfect hangout and chill place for barkadas. They have a lot of different stalls, that sell a variety of dishes, and deserts. I didn’t have that much photos during because I was too busy vlogging. 😦 Sorry, blog.  Next time, I’ll make sure to have enough photos for my blog. haaay.

Last Thursday Night, my friends and I met again. (finally, after eons! I’m so sorry guys, I love you!). We had a good few hours of catching-up #KudaIsLyfu

Anw, here is my 2nd Vlog, hope you guys enjoy!

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NOT Pirates of the Caribbean

My friends and I were supposed to watch “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”. But by some random text message, we got to Urbiztondo Beach in La Union. (*Ahem! Hello, Gelica!)

We left Pangasinan at around 1:30PM and arrived in LU at 4PM. As expected, there was traffic and a lot (but not so much) people in the beach. We didn’t swim though bec we didn’t want to get wet. ??? HAHAHAHA. IKR. Anw, here is a short quick edit of our trip to La Union!

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Dashadowlost in Baguio

Took a quick trip to Baguio with friends to start the year and I guess it’s the best idea ever. Didn’t regret it! Well except for the burned gas!!! The car’s not that efficient anymore. 😦 but anw…

I guess we could say that we actually waited for the New Year just so we could push through with this trip. It was planned a looooong time ago. Chazzz 

Sometime in the middle of 2016, my friends and I were planning a trip to Baguio to look for leather jackets at thrift stores (Sounds sosyal, right? UKAY-UKAY! HAHAHAHAHA). It never happened because we all got busy and went back to our old boring lives to study back in Manila/Baguio.

Fast forward to new year’s eve, it was decided that we shall push through with the trip. And so we did!

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Fierce fierce-an. @ CJH

We met up at around 12nn, had a quick lunch at Jam’s place and went straight ahead to Cordillera! It was fun and wasn’t that traffic since most people were already driving down to go back to their respective homes.

I actually wanted to go to Baguio sometime at the end of 2016 but I was too lazy to drive and people from Baguiowere already complaining because of the crowd and the traffic.

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Waiting to be called. Pagbungad ng bagong taon hanggan sa Baguio pinag aantay padin ako 😦 chazzz

We made a quick stop at Camp John Hay and then went to Chocolatte de Batirol. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to try their drinks or dishes because it was packed. We were also running out of time because we still had to go to the Old Diplomat Hotel to have a “photoshoot”. Iba din!

So we left CJH, and thanks to waze, we were able to find the place without getting lost, and just in time for the “golden hour”. The lighting at the place was perfect! The temperature actually dropped a little bit lower when we got there. Iba yung lamig niya. I swear!

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Unplanned matching OOTDs. (Except for the shoes)

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(L-R) That’s me, Cyra, Jam, and Wi

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Nag-inarte.

I was supposed to bring my camera, wait. I did! I just forgot to take the battery. Whoopsies! But anw, the iP7 saved the day!

 

 

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We then had our dinner @ Rancho, Ketchup Food Community near Mines View Park. We were supposed to eat at Canto but the line was too long (palagi nalang. waiting nanaman).

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Socially anti-social

In fairness naman sa food nila, mabilis! at masarap. Keri na din.

What is a dinner without a dessert? Chazz. Weimg_0584 went to Vanilla Cupcake Bakery in Kamiseta Hotel. We were killing a bit of time since we were supposed to meet Cy’s friend for drinks.

We had a little catching-up to do since we were all so busy with our lives. Cy with med school, Wi with work, Jam and I? whatever the hell we are doing! HAHAHA. After about an hour or so, we already headed out… to take more photos!!!img_0587

To end the amazing day perfectly, we went to Baguio Craft Brewery. It’s this legit chill (chill na chill and chill na malamig) hangout spot where you could purchase handcrafted beers with different flavors. (Walang apple and lemon dito. if you know what I mean.)

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Here’s to a fresh start and more #dashadowlost. Cheers for 2017!

 

 

 

Dashadowlost: Cabongaoan Beach, Burgos, Pangasinan

So last year, my sister and I made a quick trip to Burgos, Pangasinan to cap off 2016. It was supposed to be a getaway with my 2 sibs and our 5 dogs but ate decided to stay behind since there would be no one left to guard the house. Elijah and I still pushed through with the trip. We were supposed to leave for Burgos at 3 in the morning to catch the sunrise BUUUUUTTTT we both overslept so we left at around 6 o’clock in the morning.

It was a 4 hour drive (since we left late, and there were also a lot of tourists heading towards Alaminos, and Bolinao (other beaches on the same area). Not many people know about Cabongaoan beach since it is not yet that publicized and also it takes 45mins or so to reach the beach from the town proper. The road isn’t well paved but the government is already starting to cement it.

We reached Cabongaoan beach at around 10:30AM (we made a quick stop at the local grocery store to purchase goods). We came with our two dogs, Magneto, and Shibo. My sister and I decided to stay overnight at the beach at Allen’s. We rented a kubo for Php 1000, overnight. For me medj sulit na din siya. They were very accommodating that they even included us in preparing their meal (of course we paid extra!) They also have rooms good for 2, and 4 people. If you’re feeling sosyal, the rooms can be rented with the air condition (at a higher cost) or you may opt to use the fan. I recommend the Kubo for the ultimate beach feels!

It’s good to stay at Allen’s since they also allowed us to keep our dogs!!! It’s a dog friendly community! So YES! 5-stars (charrrr).

Anyway, here are some photos of the view. I wasn’t able to take much photos. Sorry.

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I think they both enjoyed running around the beach, and digging sand.

Beautiful rock formations could be found at the right far end of the beach.

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From Manila

It would take approx. 6 hours to travel from Manila to Cabongaoan beach. You may opt to take TPLEx and Exit at Urdaneta. From Urdaneta go to Dagupan then Lingayen then take the road heading to Alaminos (Hundred Islands). From Alaminos, there’s a by-pass heading to Burgos beach (also heading to Zambales). When you reach the town proper of Burgos, just as any local around. From the town proper, it would take you another 45mins – 1hr to get to the beach but I promise you, it’s worth it!

The sunset wasn’t that good at the time because it was a bit too cloudy. Hopefully I could enjoy it more when I get back. If you’re planing on going here, you could travel here in a day but if you’re coming from Manila, I advise you stay over night so you could relax, and enjoy, the peaceful, and beautiful shore.

 

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Mt. Batolusong

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Mt. Batolusong is located in Brgy. San Andres, Tanay, Rizal. It is a 1-2hour drive from Manila (depending on the traffic). My friends and I met at McDonald’s in front of Trinoma, and left at around 5AM. Along the way, we could already see the Sea of Clouds. It’s amazing, and I got a little more excited. We reached the jump off site before 6AM.

We started the trek a little past 6 and reached Duhatan Ridge just in time to capture the beauty of the majestic Sea of Clouds. It was my first time to hike so it all makes the experience a little more special. The view was truly breath-taking. So was the hike, LITERALLY breath-taking. I managed to blurt out “ayoko na” several times along the way but still continue to drag myself up to the peak which is 780m ASL. The trail was almost 5km long, and was rated 2-3/9 but since it rained the night before I think that made it a little bit harder (or baka ako lang  kasi first timer).

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We payed Php20 pesos at the Barangay Hall (+ another Php20 for the Rangyas Peak). Some hikers don’t continue the hike up to the peak and enjoy the scenic view from Mapatag Plateau. It is another 1hr hike or so from the plateau to Rangyas peak. You’ll be passing something like a bamboo trail, and will be needing to “rock climb” to reach the peak. A cold, and fresh breeze greeted us upon reaching the peak.

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We stayed there for a few minutes to appreciate the view, as well as to take a short break. On our way to back to trail to Kay-ibon falls, we passed by a small “store” selling fresh buko. Again, rested for a few minutes and continued to trail for the falls.

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We stayed a few minutes, had our snacks, and continued for the Sangab Cave. It wasn’t advisable to swim and explore the cave at that time since the water wasn’t clear due to the rain the night before. If ever, you’ll be needing extra gears such as headlamps and additional payment for the tour.

We walked our way back to the Brgy. Hall where we had our lunch a little past 1, cleaned ourselves up as the rain was falling. Then went home past 2PM.

It was indeed a fun, and fulfilling experience, especially for my first hike. Will definitely go hiking again… SOON!

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Be the “kaya ko pa” in this world full of “ayoko na”.

Mt. Batolusong

Major jumpoff: Brgy. San Andres, Tanay, Rizal*
LLA: 645 MASL / 780 MASL
Days required / Hours to destination: 1 day /1.5h (Mapatag); 3-4 (Rangyas Peak)
Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 3/9, Trail class 1-3
Features: Grassland slopes, views of Laguna, Rizal, and Quezon; and if you’re early: the Majestic Sea of Clouds
Budget:
Brgy. Hall: Php 20 (+ another Php20 if you want to reach Rangyas Peak)
Tour guide: Php 500 (good for 5-7 people)
Food: Lunch is around Php50-70 (there’s a nearby sari-sari store that also sells lunch, just go ask manang before heading up)
Transpo: sorry I don’t know; we went by private car.