Tuesday, January 29, 2013

How to Get to Balaw Balaw Specialty Restaurant in Angono

Going to Balaw Balaw Restaurant in Angono Rizal. This restaurant is quite a popular place not only for unusual food lovers or traveler but also to art fanatics. For typical commuter like me, Take a jeepney or van at Edsa Central Terminal located at the back of Greenfield District, Mandaluyong City. Fare is P45.00 pesos per passenger and this vehicle pass through the towns of Cainta and Taytay. Then in the town proper you can board a tricyle for getting to Balaw Balaw Speacilty Restaurant which is located at Dona Justa Subdivision, along the highway leading to Binangonan Rizal. Tricycle fare is about P8-10 pesos. Balaw Balaw Specialty Restaurant is opens from 10:00am to 10:00pm. Monday-Sunday. Contact them at (02) 651-0110. Happy Trip! 

Art Gallery Museum at Balaw Balaw Restaurant in Angono Rizal

After a quick lunch at the ground floor, I decided to check out their art galley museum which is located at 2nd floor of the restaurant. Leading to the gallery, I saw a lot of paintings and photograph along the stairway. This old house turned into an art museum and restaurant as well which is filled of artwork, antique furniture, and other display. There are paintings of different sizes or themes, wooden sculptures of animals, people and even furniture that looked real and old. But the most fascinating of all there is to see a lot of Higantes mosaic and artwork inside the restaurant in different size, color and theme. It's truly a haven of arts and I was amazed on how much talent this town has to offer. See the photos below and enjoy. 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

UP Fair Schedule 2013 in Diliman Quezon City

Yes! To all music fans! UP Fair 2013 this February which is a week-long celebration, organized by the UP Student Council along with fraternities, sororities and other organization inside the campus!  Prepare for an exciting and refreshing line up of bands which contribute for the local artist from February 12 to 16, 2013  around 6:00pm - UP Sunken Garden, UP Diliman, Quezon City. For tickets, you may buy your tickets at the event venue.

Final Schedules for UP Diliman Fair 2013:

Day 1 - February 12: Bulkantahan - Unang Pagsabog Para Sa Pagbabago

Day 2 - February 13: Kontrakultura II - Marked for Love, Marked for Destiny

Day 3 - February 14: Roots - Music and Arts Festival

Day 4 - February 15: Freedom Fair - Live More

Day 5 – February 16: Speak Up – Loud, Proud and Unbound

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Balaw Balaw Specialty Restaurant in Angono Rizal

Approaching the Balaw Balaw Specialty Restaurant in Angono Rizal , it's about few meters away from Nemiranda Art House Cafe. They serve tasty exotic food in a relaxing and artistic environment but it is too much expensive as a travel blogger. This was owned by the late Perdigon Vocalan and offers a lot of exotic cuisine. His paintings and carvings are showcased in the gallery behind the restaurant. I was heard the place before from the TV program like Kay Susan Tayo, Best Men, Matanglawin and other TV network as well. It serves dishes not usually served in other regular restaurants. This restaurant is an accredited member of Philippine Convention & Visitors Corporation as well as Department of Tourism. 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Nemiranda Arthouse & Atelier Musuem Cafe in Angono Rizal

From San Clemente Church, I took a tricyle going to Nemiranda's Arthouse Cafe which is located at Doña Elena Street, Doña Justa Village 1, Brgy San Roque , Angono Rizal about 10-15 minutes away from the highway. In my first look at the place, it's truly a haven of arts design and decors. I saw a lot of paintings, higantes mosaic and  wood sculptures. It's actually a portion of their home converted into a cafe and restaurant. They also served great foods and drinks. It was the most visited gallery art by some foreigner and local tourist as well and been created by current Angono artist Nemesio Miranda Jr which is known as "Nemiranda". Like I said it is owned by a well-renowned artist.  Next stop is the Balaw Balaw Restaurant and Art Gallery is about 2 minutes away from this art house and cafe which is one of the famous in their exotic cuisine in Angono, Rizal. Happy Trip. 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Old Church of San Clemente Parish in Angono Rizal

I finally got to visit the town of Angono and I was surprised about their culture, traditions, foods and religious offering to San Clemente which is the image of patron for fishermen, celebrated during November every year and they traditionally add color and fun during the fiesta celebration of Higantes Festival.  Upon entering the church, you'll see this ark " Parokya ni San Clemente". I really like their altar inside the church with gold interior design and the place is quiet more solemn. The church bells is a little bit higher and small.  This town is known to be the "Art Capital of the Philippines and the haven of well known artist, painters and musician. A street near the old church of San Clemente, you'll see this wall paintings of Carlos " Botong " Francisco, a national artist for painting. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Moriones Festival 2013 Schedule in Marinduque

Moriones 2013 Festival celebrate during the Holy week Season in Boac which is the capital town of the province of Marinduque and only during this season that the town is heavily well known Moriones activity, which brings a deeper dimension of faith from its people. It is normally started their event during Palm Sunday which dated from March 24 to March 31, 2013. Come and experience the unique traditions which are purely religious and pleasings as well. Please check out  below are the calendar of activities for Moriones Festival 2013. Photos are the last year's Moriones Festival 2012 during my solo backpacking trip.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Pahiyas Festival 2013 Schedule in Lucban Quezon

Pahiyas 2013 Festival Schedules and Activities:  Fiesta Month!  Explore the province of Quezon and experience the grandest and colorful highlight of Pahiyas Festival 2013 or Festival of Harvest of Blessings, Miracles, Fun and Love which is held every 15th of May in honor to their patron saint of farmer " San Isidro Labrador" and expect a lots of events, activities, concerts and product display.

Pahiyas Festival 2013 - Events and Highlight: 

  • Morning Mass at San Isidro Labrador Church.
  • Cultural Shows - features art and photo exhbit.
  • Kiping and Lucban Longganisa - Live demonstration and other unique activities of native products.
  • Grand Parade- featuring the higantes, marching bands and lyre, street dance and kalabaw parade.
  • Float Parade- with colorful float design by local from different municipalities.
  • Awarding of Best Colorful House Design and Decors during the afternoon.
  • Best Lights Design during the evening.
  • Fireworks Display & Band Performance.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Ati Atihan 2013 Festival Schedule in Kalibo Aklan

Here's a list of activities and Schedule of Kalibo's Ati-Atihan Festival 2013

9-DAY NOVENA: January 11 to 20, 2013 
4:00pm at Cathedral Parish of Saint John the Baptist

PAEAPAK: January 11 to 20, 2013
In front of Cathedral Parish of Saint John the Baptist

January 11, 2013
7:00pm at ABL Sports and Cultural Center
1:00pm at the Major Streets of Kalibo
KALIBO ATI-ATIHAN TRADE FAIR: January 14-20, 2013 
8:00am to 10:00pm at Kalibo Pastrana Park
AKLANON VISUAL ARTS EXHIBIT: January 14 to 20, 2013
8:00am to 5:00pm at Museo it Akean
KALIBO ATI-ATIHAN STREET BAZAAR: January 14 to 22, 2013 
8:00am to 11:00pm at Veterans Avenue
KAEAN-AN SA PLAZA: January 14 to 20, 2013 
4:00pm to 1:00am at Kalibo Pastrana Park (Basketball Court)

Friday, January 4, 2013

Red Horse Beer Muziklaban 2013 Grand Finals - February 2, 2013

Rock 'n Roll mga Dre! Tara na! Now on a bigger venue. Join the biggest, loudest and longest rock band competition in the country. Together with the grand finalist from GMA, North Luzon, South Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. It's 14th year of Red Horse Beer Muziklaban 2013 Grand Finals on February 2, 2013 at the Open Field, Edsa Extension corner Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City before SM Mall of Asia and in front of Toyota Manila Bay & Heritage Hotel. Guest Bands Line-Up: Pepe Smith, Slapshock, Ely Buendia, Razorback, Greyhoundz, Wilabaliw, Kjwan, Even, Hatankaru, Mayonnaise, Light of Luna, Gayuma, and many more. Gates open at around 3:00 pm. Kita Kits mga 'Dre!

Red Horse Beer Muziklaban 2013 Ticket Prices:

VIP Tickets - P240.00 with free beer (160ml)
Gen Ad Tickets – P50.00 with free beer (160ml)

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Note: Please check out Red Horse Beer Pambansang Muziklaban 2013 pictures below. Thanks

18th Clark Hot Air Balloon Festival 2013 Schedules

18th Clark International Hot Air Balloon Festival 2013 Schedules: 
The event starts from 5:00 am until 7:00 pm on February 21 to 24, 2013. Ticket price: Php. 250 per person. It will coincides with the Panagbenga Festival in Baguio City. If so, I'm gonna have to pass up hot air balloon before heading to Baguio City. Please check below the map on how to get there and this event is to be hosted by Omni Aviation Complex. 

Palacio De Maynila

This place is infront of Manila Bay sunset, which is perfect for weddings, seminars, birthdays, company gatherings and venue for all events. It is about 800 square meter size event place. This area have a high ceiling, wide open parking area and has a nice view front with fountain. Located along Roxas Blvd, Manila and very near from Malate Church and other establishments. Only four years old event place and has become the ideal for all parties and event.




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