Revisiting Gourmet Farms

•November 14, 2018 • Leave a Comment

We want our food to be organic, fresh and certainly no preservatives added in cooking. And, who doesn’t like wellness anyway?

In Silang, Cavite there’s this farm called Gourmet Farms that cultivates organic foods from vegetables to herbs. I’ve been here before though.

Because I’ve got an unexpected day off from work, I took the opportunity to visit again.

I love their restaurant, for it is adorned with beautiful masterpieces. This restaurant is owned by an organic farmer/ businessman named Ernest Escaler. Escaler is the chairman of the Asian Cultural Council (ACC). Its role is to broaden the horizon of any artist, whether it’s visual or performing by getting the chance to be trained and see the other side of the world. Those adorned paintings are for sale.

Inside I ordered their best seller pasta called Gambas Pasta. It’s delicious and a little bit spicy. I’ve had a great lunch.

Gourmet Farms is located at Km. 52 Aguinaldo H. Way, Silang Cavite.


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Of Cornerstone Pottery Farm

•November 13, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Pottery to those who are into it can make tasteful examples in decor and can be a source to embrace artistic expression. However, it needs a considerable skills and experience to have a high artistic merit.

To make this thing happen, it is made by forming a ceramic (often clay) body into objects of a required shape and heating them to high temperatures in a kiln which removes all the water from the clay, which induces reactions that lead to permanent changes including increasing their strength and hardening and setting their shape.

In Silang, Cavite there’s this pottery farm called Cornerstone Pottery Farm that creates beautiful and unique pieces, a perfect giveaway for special occasion. My love for art has led me to this place.

This pottery farm is owned by Ej and Eva Espiritu. The couple also offers pottery lesson. (For more details, contact 0919-9952022).


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My Ube Muffins

•September 23, 2018 • Leave a Comment

I’ve been looking for Ube in the wet market near my home but I couldn’t find one. Therefore the thought of going to Mahogany Marktet in Tagaytay yesterday was my option.

Using Ube as the main ingredients for my muffins found me interesting. Its purple color not only attractive, it’s delicious to be eaten too.

Thankfully I found the aforesaid in one to the stalls there. I was so happy after paying what I’ve got and excited as I went back home riding my motorbike.

Today I tried to bake a muffin with that ingredient. I added it with a teaspoon of cinnamon and nutmeg. Ooh, the result was perfectly flavorful.

Here’s a picture of my finished product still fresh from the oven.



Double Chocolate Muffins

•September 2, 2018 • Leave a Comment

The joy of baking has always been close to my heart, for we siblings were exposed in the kitchen when were still kids by our mother. Therefore, my kitchen today is seemed to be like having a cooking demonstration show, complete with the necessary requirements for my Double Chocolate Muffins. Baking has been my indulgence whenever I have free time at home since I acquired a new oven lately.

I love muffins. Not only perfect for coffee, it’s easy to prepare.


Yellow Jeep

•January 9, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Erol Ozan once said that we can’t understand a city without using its public transportation. Therefore here’s a yellow jeep of Olongapo City which I captured and rode today when I was there to pay for our company’s monthly obligations.

My Lear 35 Jet Experience

•December 11, 2014 • Leave a Comment

I am grateful, for I’ve been blessed with extraordinary privileges.  Thus, my special thanks to those people behind this trip, for I couldn’t write anything here on my blog without the aid of them.

God is indeed good to me.

When our sister company had an international flight lately, I was the one being chosen again to do the facilitation of clearances. I loved being commissioned like this, for I can stay in a hotel and eat delicious foods.

I was ready to depart last Friday at four o’clock in the afternoon using a commercial airline going to Puerto Princesa to tend the VIP flight the following day going to Malaysia when the top management of our sister company decided to evacuate the planes from Manila to Palawan, for the course of the super typhoon named ‘Ruby’ was apparently looming on its way.

The scenario reminded me of Ambrose Bierce that said: “calamities are of two kinds: misfortune of ourselves, and good fortune to others”. I was thankful  for that calamity, because it turned out to be a good fortune to me and without it I wouldn’t be able to ride a Lear 35 jet in my entire whole life.

We arrived in Puerto Princesa after an hour without having any discomfort at all. It was a smooth flight. There were no thick clouds wrapping up on us that would cause the aircraft to stagger while traversing above the blue sky.

Every time I go to Palawan our sister company would always let me stay at Fersal Hotel. I love this hotel, for the room is clean; you can’t hear any noise from the hallways outside; the staves are friendly too.

Thus, when the plane that I had been asked to commission to do the exit clearances departed, my crew companions took a day tour just within the vicinity of Puerto Princesa. Their itineraries were Crocodile Farm and Baker’s Hill. The three crews were first timers to visit those destinations. I’ve been to those places though; however, I decided to join them, for it was boring if I had to stay at the hotel. Thus, I joined riding a rented van going to those places.

Our first destination was the Crocodile Farm. After we registered our names at the registration area, we were directed to the lobby just behind the door where the registration area was located for the orientation given by the personnel to all tourists who would love to enter and see the crocodiles inside. The information included some facts of the crocodiles and some precautionary measures for the safety of everyone.

Inside the lobby, one could see the displayed skeleton of a huge crocodile that was framed with transparent glass. I couldn’t help to imagine myself if I were to be eaten greedily alive by such. Horrible indeed! Needless to say, I highly recommend this destination, for it’s interesting and lots of information anyone can get while listening to the tour guide inside.

After the Crocodile Farm, we went to Baker’s Hill to try their thin crust pizza. It was delicious and the customer can freely see how it was prepared. I also love the garden inside, for it was cool with fresh air and there were lots of colorful birds like Peacock inside. This place was thronged with visitors while we were there.

At night, we went to Ugong Grill for dinner. This restaurant was an open space establishment thatched its roof with Nipa hut and made of wood. It was truly relaxing while listening to the live Bossa nova music sung by a female artist inside. The foods were also flavorfully cooked. It was a lovely evening filled with beautiful music, interesting people, good food, fun and laughter. It was indeed a travel that’s so luxurious and can’t be forgotten.

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Of Creative Mind

•November 20, 2014 • Leave a Comment

This picture reminds me of Steve Job’s saying that says: “everything around us that we call life was made up by people that were no smarter than us. We can change it. We can influence it. We can build our own things that other people can use”.

If you happen to visit Mactan Cebu International Airport, there’s this tiny eatery beside the gate on the International Arrival Area that will truly catch everyone’s attention whenever you get inside.

Who can really tell that rubbish made up of worn-out boat, tin cans and used ‘Komiks’ can be used as materials to create a unique interior design?

The connection of ideas certainly doesn’t happen unless we explore a little.