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Archive for June, 2010

The Past Revisited

There _MG_9801_eare some things that define a decade, from the technology that’s available to the masses, the trends that people do to the clothes we ware. These are the things that define a generation. The Philippine Saya was one of these iconic symbols of the turn of the century. It was a great show of wealth and status to wear one of these clothes. Only the elite could posses the capability to wear it with style. Remembering the past and would always be the definition of who we are today and in doing so shapes our future.

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Misibis

Located _MG_9109on the island of Cagraray along the Albay coast, the resort of Misibis is one of the most sought after resorts in the region. Boasting white sand beaches and a luxurious accommodation every minute is spent relaxing along the shore and soaking up the early morning rays on a beautiful veranda and dipping in the infinity pool ;)

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Tiwi

At _MG_8950the back of Mayon Volcano along the coastal highway heading north, 45min drive from Legazpi is the small town of Tiwi. Here the famous Tiwi Hot springs are found as well as clay potteries locally made and sold in the markets. From small piggy banks to life size clay dogs and table top decorations there is no end to the selection of handicrafts available to you.

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The Legend of Mt. Mayon

Legend_MG_8726_e has it that the land of Albay was created by the Mayon volcano. A legend that has been passed from generation to generation, as old as the islands itself, when the islands were still connected via land bridges to South East Asia… Centuries before Magellan came to the name this land Philippines. There was Daragang Magayon a beautiful maiden with hair flowing like the river and as black as the raven’s feather, skin as soft as silk and a beauty that was said to be incomparable to anyone amongst all the lands of the Kabikulanan! She was the daughter of the chief of the tribe Tiong Makusog, where the only law is the law of the chief. And according to the law no outsider would ever lay hands on Daragang Magayon and court her, she would only wed someone from inside the village and pass on the legacy of the village to the next generation.

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A Tribute to All Fathers

“I’m267_e so sorry sir… but your sons would only have 48 hours to live…” the harsh reality of the situation now dawns on to Ricardo “Ric” Nelmida were just moments ago had his wife Annette brought to the hospital for a premature delivery. The doctor’s words were simple but harsh… every syllable seamed to hit home. Time seamed to stop and mixed with both joy and worry. Joy because his wife had delivered twin sons and worry, because they would not even survive the next few hours inside the incubator.

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Anvaya

Anvaya 010cove is the latest project of the Ayala land Incorporated located in the secluded cove of Morong, Bataan. Anvaya is the perfect location for a family getaway.

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