Saturday, May 24, 2008

Giant Fruits of Gingoog City

Giant Mango

Giant Pineapple

Giant Banana

Giant Lanzones

Giant Breadfruit

Giant Coconut

On May 22, 2008 I travel to Gingoog City to join the City fiesta of my wife’s father side family. Every year the family will be celebrating a fiesta and at the same time they will be having a family reunion, the purpose of my wife’s Grand Parents is to gather their sons and daughters atleast once a year as their siblings are residing from different places.

Gingoog City have a lots of nature places for a nice trips, you can go nature tripping like beaches and springs they also have a Giant fruits on their plaza. These fruits are huge you can’t even hug this fruits by yourself the Pineapple needs 2 person to hug this huge fruit. The giant fruits of Gingoog city that are displayed in their plaza are Giant Banana, Giant Pineapple, Giant Lanzones, Giant Coconut, Giant Mango and Giant Breadfruit mostly known in the Philippines as Marang.

The fruits that you see on the Pictures are not really a real fruits. It’s just made of concrete pavement art of talented Mason and a skilled painter that makes the 6 giant fruits brings to life at the City of Gingoog. These 6 fruits look real if you visit their plaza when the nights strike the day, the lights also help these fruits looks real and fresh when you look at far than a closer look.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Surigao: Lake Mainit

I bought a scooter and my friend’s advice me to break my scooter in. They told me that it is very advisable that I’ll break-in my new scooter at least 500 miles. So I set a date and plan a long distance travel with my friends to Surigao because 5 of my friends also have their scooters.

As we go along with our travel me and my friends stop and take a rest at the lake mainit this lake is the fourth largest lake in the Philippines, this measures 150 km², this lake is very large I almost thought it was an ocean as it was shared between the provinces of Surigao del Norte and Agusan del Norte this lake is cool I really enjoy my travel.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Gingoog City

Gingoog is a 1st class city in the province of Misamis Oriental, Philippines. Gingoog is a Manobo word for "good luck". The word indicates good fortune. Gingoog is known as the city of "Waterfalls". The city has natural panoramic views which will lead you to visit again the place. Some of its spectacular attractions are the Tiklas falls, Kilubag, and Bangbang falls.

Its available beaches are Badiangon Beach and Cold Spring, Mawa Beach, La Vista Mar, Alte Beach, and Punong White Beach. All of this are attainable by motorcycles and vehicles. The city also is endowed with mountains namely Mt. Lunot and Balatukan. Both mountains are rich with natural resources.

Divine Mercy of El Salvador City

El Salvador City is located in the province of Misamis Oriental, Northern Mindanao. It became City last year of 2007. Nice place to visit since it has several plants and factories like Asia Brewery, Aoso, Tanduay Rhum, WL Foods Corporation, Zest-O Corporation, Universal Robina Corporation, Virgin Cola Bottling Plant which the Visayas and Mindanao are the region distributor. One of its highlight view is the ongoing construction of the Divine Mercy Shrine located in the Divine Mercy Hills, has a 50 foot statue and meditation chapel of the Image of Divine Mercy. It shall serve as a pilgrimage site for the Divine Mercy devotees. Here's a picture of the ongoing construction of the Divine Mercy. If you've never been there then right now is the time to plan when you're coming to the beautiful Divine Mercy.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

White Island

I am going to Cebu, Philippines for a new job assigned to Cebu. From Cagayan de Oro City I choose to ride a ship for me to see the beauty of the sea. The departure of the ship is 8am and Arrive to Metro Cebu at exactly 6pm.When I was on the ship I’ve seen many Islands that has a really nice view, Thank God I brought my cellular phone with a built in camera and take a shot on some nice place that catches my eyes.

At 1pm I feel asleep and take a rest for awhile and At 3pm I wake-up and watch a local channel on TV of the ship. In a few minutes I leave the things with my wife and I roam around the ship and watch again the beautiful spots of the Philippines Sea’s. I saw this island that really has a great sands and it is white. The Island has a lots of coconut trees and the white sands are really cool.