Thursday, April 14, 2016

When in Baguio | Azalea Hotel Baguio

Baguio, Philippines – Last March 29 Tuesday, I was invited for a Baguio trip sponsored by Azalea Hotel Baguio. It was a beautiful Tuesday morning as we start travelling from Manila going to Baguio, the travel ranges approximately 4 to 5 hours depending on what day you prefer to go. Along the way, I took the opportunity to take a self-photo with the famous landmark in Baguio, the Lion. The scenery in Baguio is surreal, it was my first time to be there, and I have to say, “I’m starting to love this place.”

It was late afternoon when we finally arrive in the location. We all look exhausted and hungry. However, it was compensated with a warm welcome of the staff. Eight degree, the hotel bar lounge, welcomed us with a cookie with a fruity drink in the lounge area as we wait for further instruction on our new itinerary. We are instructed to have our dinner first to regain some energy. The dinner was served by Tradisyon, the flagship restaurant of Azalea, with delicious Filipino comfort food:

After some rest, they tour us in the hotel. Each room have a homey vibe with many amenities: Dining Table Chairs and Crockery; Kitchen appliances and utensils; Coffee and Tea-making facilities, queen-sized beds with imported linens; and balcony in choice rooms.

One of the amenities of Azalea is they can set up a tour arrangement for you, in our case we went to iLi-LikHA Artist Village in Assumption Road, Tam-Awan Village, Do some Ukay-Ukay besides Melvin Jones Grand Stand, Chase the Jumbo Sun in Mt. Yumbo, Ride a horse in Berham Park and tour the Strawberry farm. In our free time, we visited Session Road that is just walks away from our Hotel.

I will definitely go back to Azalea Baguio, I really enjoy my stay there and really felt their hospitality.

Azalea Baguio is located at Leonard Wood Loop, Baguio City. For more information, call the Manila reservations number at (632) 450-1151, 09178611641 or 09199944140. Email or visit their website at For regular updates on events and promotions, follow Facebook fan page at Azalea Residences Baguio, Twitter at @AzaleaResidence and Instagram @azaleabaguio

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Great summer calls for great photos

Photographs are considered as integral part of man’s existence since its inception back in the 1800’s. A breakthrough that gave a portraitist and its subject time saving and an ease to a consistently excruciating pose to achieve such perfection of a desired imagery.

Capturing the precise moment.

Most of us may not know Lisa Gherardini, She is known as the lady who holds the title of the most parodied, most sung, most visited and the best known work of art in the world.

Her portraitist, is also known as an inventor, sculptor, architect, scientist, musician, mathematician, engineer, anatomist, amongst the long list of his designation. Leonardo Da Vinci, believed to have worked on his Mona Lisa between 1503- 1506. Finished it 1517.

Leonardo Da Vinci self protrait
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In order for one to accomplish such perfection in imagery, one should have utmost creativity, passion and talent to produce a grand artful output.

Beauty and Talent can strike you a Home Run.

Nowadays one need not be a superb artist nor professional photographer to capture precious fambam moment, summer outdoor activities and amazing rendezvous, on or below sea level. Facilities offering extreme adventures such as Zip line and the likes are mushrooming everywhere. Active lifestyle is the in-thing that needs a gadget that corresponds and chronicles each memorable experience.

Cd-r King, Your one-stop media provider offer its patron, The Action Cam.

It has a waterproof casing with waterproof rating of IP68 (Ingress Protection). Cd-R King’s
Action Cam carries an LCD Display of 1.5" TFT (Thin Film Translator) and is HDMI 1080p capable with Image Resolution capacity of 4000x3000/3648x2736/3264x2448/2560x1920 and Video Resolution of 1920x1080@30FPS1280x720@60FPS/1280x720@FPS.

Official Specification:

  • Mode: Capture/Video/Setup/Playback
  • File Format: MOV (H.264)/jpeg
  • Lens View Angle: 120 degree
  • Build in Wifi: IEEE 802.11B/G/N
  • I/O port: Mini HDMI/Micro USB
  • USB 2.0 Interface
  • Charging time: up to 5 hrs
  • Actual usage time: up to 1.5hours
  • Supports: Micro SD card up to 32 GB
  • Battery: 1000mAh