A Taste of Italy in Taguig City

MAY 14, 2017 (Sunday) — My family and I went to Market Market in Taguig City to celebrate mother’s day for my mom. Of course, many family also get together for that day. We planned to have our dinner at Giligans and after that planned to went at Venice Grand Canal at Mckinley Hill, Taguig.

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The Venice Piazza at McKinley Hill is a highly-regarded dining hotspot and home to an excellent chain of restaurants offering diners a taste of European and Mediterranean flavors amidst a charming setting. That why I was get excited because it’s my first time to go to the Grand Canal also I usually saw some posts at instagram  about it.

Note: When you arrived at the Mckinley Hill, you will not yet saw the Venice Mall. You need to walk along the street (around 5-10 mins.). But don’t worry, it’s worth it because of it’s amazing view to capture.

 

If you don’t know where it  is, I hope this will help you.

From the North:

Option 1. From EDSA, ride a bus southbound to Baclaran or Ayala or take an MRT and go down at Ayala and look for the jeepney terminal (under MRT station) and ride those that are bound for Market Market. Get down at the corner of Fifth Avenue and McKinley Road and look for jeepneys bound for FTI Gate 3. This will pass by McKinley Hill.

Option 2. From EDSA, ride a bus southbound to Baclaran or Ayala or take an MRT and go down at Ayala and look for the bus terminal of TheFort buses (at the gate of Forbes across Shell Station) bound for Fort Bonifacio. These are air-conditioned buses that go around Fort Bonifacio. Get down at the corner of Fifth Avenue and McKinley Road and look for jeepneys bound for FTI Gate 3. This will pass by McKinley Hill.

Option 3. From EDSA, ride a bus southbound to Baclaran or Ayala or take an MRT and go down at Guadalupe. There are jeepneys in Gaudalupe that are bound for AFP Housing and Fort Bonifacio. You can ride either of the two, both of those routes pass by McKinley Hill.

Option 4. From the C5 area, ride an FX or jeepney going to Kalayaan Avenue and go down at the intersection of Kalayaan and C5 (this is called “Buting”). There are jeepneys bound for Market Market from that corner. From Market Market, ride the jeepney that is bound for FTI/Gate 3, these jeepneys pass by McKinley Hill.

From the South:

Option 1. From EDSA, ride a bus northbound to Fairview or Monumento or take an MRT and go down at Ayala and look for the jeepney terminal (under MRT station) and ride those with signboard McKinley-Fort-Bonifacio-Gate 2 that are bound for Market Market. Get down at the corner of Fifth Avenue and McKinley Road and look for jeepneys bound for FTI Gate 3. This will pass by McKinley Hill.

Option 2. From EDSA, ride a bus northbound to Fairview or Monumento or take an MRT and go down at Ayala and look for the bus terminal of TheFort buses (at the gate of Forbes across Shell Station) bound for Fort Bonifacio. These are air-conditioned buses that go around Fort Bonifacio. Get down at the corner of Fifth Avenue and McKinley Road and look for jeepneys bound for FTI Gate 3. This will pass by McKinley Hill.

Option 3. From EDSA, ride a bus northbound to Fairview or Monumento or take an MRT and go down at Guadalupe. There are jeepneys in Gaudalupe that are bound for AFP Housing and Fort Bonifacio. You can ride either of the two, both of those routes pass by McKinley Hill.

Option 4. From EDSA, ride a bus northbound to Fairview or Monumento or take an MRT and go down at Magallanes. Walk towards the San Lorenzo Place Showroom at the corner of Pasong Tamo. Look for the bus/FX terminal which are bound for McKinley Hill.

If you are in the Makati area:

From Ayala MRT Station:
There are jeepneys in the Ayala terminal (under MRT station) that are bound for Market Market. There are also jeepneys plying the Ayala route going to Market Market. Get down at the corner of Fifth Avenue and McKinley Road and look for jeepneys bound for FTI Gate 3. This will pass by McKinley Hill.

From Pasong Tamo/Magallanes MRT Station:
Option 1: Go to the San Lorenzo Place Showroom at the corner of Pasong Tamo and EDSA. Look for the bus/FX terminal which are bound for McKinley Hill.

Option 2: There are also jeepneys passing along Pasong Tamo/Mantrade/WalterMart (along Pasay Road) that are bound for FTI. Ride the one that goes to Gate 3. From Gate 3 or end of Pasong Tamo Extension, there are jeepneys bound for Guadalupe, passing by McKinley Hill.

From Guadalupe-EDSA Station:
There are jeepneys in Gaudalupe that are bound for AFP Housing and Fort Bonifacio. You can ride either of the two, both of those routes pass by McKinley Hill. Ask the driver to be dropped at McKinley Hill or One World Plaza.

If you are in the Taguig or Paranaque area, ride a jeepney going to Nichols in Taguig, ask to be dropped off the Gate 3 – where the jeepney terminal to The Fort is located. From Gate 3 , there are jeepneys bound for Guadalupe, passing by McKinley Hill.

For private vehicles: McKinley Hill is just along Lawton Road that connects South Super Highway (via FTI/Nichols/Villamor Airbase exit) and Bonifacio Global City. It is also accessible through C5 via the McKinley Hills gate past the exit of Market Market/The Fort in the southbound lane. The area can also be accessed through EDSA northbound using either a) Kalayaan Avenue b) McKinley Road going to Forbes by the Ayala corner or c) C5 flyover coming from Buendia. It is advisable to just approach via Lawton Road since this road is not too traffic heavy yet compare to C5.

Of course, you can ride a taxicab from any area around the metro and just mention “McKinley Hill” or “Venetial Mall” and the driver already knows where to go.

Read more: http://www.metromaniladirections.com/2010/03/how-to-get-to-mckinley-hill.html#ixzz4hCHATLF8

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McKinley Hill, Taguig City

I’ll show you how nice the place is,

Night view at Venice Grand Canal

MY JUDGEMENT: It’s true that Italy is one of the beautiful place that can be wonder by us, but for like us that cannot afford by the this time to travel to Italy at least try this place. Lalo na for lovers, family it’s nice place for you. 🙂

P.S. THANK YOU! Try to visit the place.

Ranrich Beach Resort, Where Nature is Rich!

Everyone always wanted to have a summer vacation. Waiting for summer in a year for them to travel, have free time, family bonding, outings, swimming, reunions and other. Summer is also a best time or day/s to unwind from 10 months studying, little free time for vacation leave at work, from those stress and problems.  And like them, I am also wanting to experience at least something on my summer this year. It’s so natural to me if we say “summer”, I just usually on house watching tv, preparing for breakfast, lunch and dinner, helping cleaning the house, and other usual routine in a normal on the house, in short “STAYCATION” (stay in the house & its your kind vacation). But then, I’m glad that my cousins from province go here for their vacation and since we meet or saw each other not so often, my tita decided to let us join their swimming at Cavite (Ternate).

 

ALL ABOUT THE RESORT

Cavite is the historical capital of the Philippines and the closest province south of Manila. With its balanced mix of urbanity, natural beauty and history it is considered as the most accessible vacation getaway and refuge for those seeking a quiet life far from the bustling Manila metropolis. Ternate (Filipino: Bayan ng Ternate; Chavacano: Municipalidad de Ternate) is a fourth-class municipality in the province of Cavite, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 23,157 people.

And Ranrich Beach Resort is one of the resorts that located at Ternate, Cavite.It is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Martin Bumanlag. Its name came from their sons’ names, Randolph and Richard. The construction of the resort started in year 2012. And through hard works, its full operation took place on January 2015. In a short period of operation, the resort was able to accommodate a number of different groups from different places.

Having a 1.2 hectare vicinity, the resort has managed to handle different activities all at the same time. It has become a big use to various organizations conducting seminars, planning sessions, team building, leadership trainings, etc. RanRich is also a good place for family gathering, company outing, reunions and lots more.

Currently, RanRich is still continuing its development in beautifying the place for a better service to offer.

WELCOME TO RANRICH BEACH RESORT

From Las Pinas (it’s the place where my tita’s boyfriend live), we decided to leave the house for around 7pm. We rode on a jeepney and others brought their motorcycles. And eventhough, it’s around 7pm traffic is everywhere that’s why we arrived at the resort around 9:30pm (almost 2 hours).

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Take a pic!

 

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This one welcomes you when you arrive at the resort

 

Take note: Ranrich Beach Resort offers 24 hours stay on their place in affordable price.

Day Tour (6am-6pm)               Night Tour (6pm-6am)                   24 Hours

Adult: Php 100.00                      Adult: Php 120                                    Adult: Php 150

Kid: Php 50.00                            Kid: Php 70                                          Kid: Php 100

 

And like us, we afford to enjoy 24 hours on the resort. Also, those kids that i think below 3 ft or 2 ft, is considered FREE from entrance.

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And for the place where you can stay, this are the cottages they offered (with prices). So they decided to rent for 1 beach cottage. Sadly, the beach area dont’t have enough lights so that it can be available to swim at night 😦

 

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Pool Area

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They also have 3 swimming pools. It is not totally for kids but the 2 pools (circle size), about 4 ft. While the other one, the square size have 4ft, 5ft and 6th ft in the middle. So be careful.

 

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Top view

 

And then that’s we enjoy the night. We finished for around 1am.

 

And the following day, we get the chance to see the view of the beach.

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And by 11pm, me and my other cousins decided to go home early because Cavite is far and you know “traffic”. If you want to go to the said resort, here’s their contact info.

CALL : 0920 706 0106

WEBSITE : http://www.ranrichresort.com/

EMAIL: reservations@ranrichresort.com

FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/RanrichBeachResort/

 

Enjoy!

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Photo Op! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Thank you !

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Not My First But also Not the Last

OTSO

otso na isang numero.

otso na yung minimum na pasahe sa jeep na binabayad mo.

minsan otso na isinama sa kanta ni Bayani, na noo’y pumtok t kinahiligan mo.

otso na sa ingles ay eight.

at araw nang otso nung minahal ko ang tulad mo.

eight na ng ibig sabihin y “infinity”

infinity na sinabi mo na parang tayo.

infinity kasi papatunayan nating pang matagalan to.

at infinity kasi mahal kita otso.

oo mahal kita, at mahal mo ko,

pero bakit di tayo mapag tagpo.

daming hadlang na para bang pinaglalayo.

na kahit na anong try and try until we die,

ilang beses mang subukan,

parang ang hirap makamtan na magkita ang ako at ikaw.

 

sana sa daming otso sa kalendaryo,

dumating yung araw na magkasama na tayo,

na sa tamang otso, infinity masimulan dito,

hindi sana maging kabaliktaran ito.

na gaya ng pagsulat ng numerong otsong tuloy-tuloy,

ito sana’y gaya ng pagmamahalan nating paatuloy na umaahon.

na sana kahit sa ibang paraan ng otso man isulat,

maging dalawang bilog man sa taas at baba,

magkatagpo man sana tayo sa gitna.

 

mahal kita otso.

walang tigil  o magtigil man,

nararamdaman ko sayo’y magpakailanman.

   – to the guy i miss the most –

 

This is a poem I compose. I actually made it when im alone, that time I was amaze by the poems that I read on my facebook wall and through internet. So at least I try again to make a new one (for him). Yeah, “again” because its not my first time that I wrote a poem dedicated to him and most of the time, it on tagalog.

But it’s hard.

Kinaya ko Pero

(click the link and try to watch)

Right now im in the office, normally dapat walang oras sa pag gawa nang blog pero I have free time. Hindi loaded sa gawain kaya naisingit ko to.

What’s that all about?

Me and my officemate listening some spoken words, almost 5 or more videos to watch and hear and mesmerize by the speaker. But suddenly, napaisip ako. I want those spoken words na matatamaan ako, i mean somewhat i can relate to. And there it goes, I try to search “Bitaw na” (keyword lang if ever), and that’s it. I saw this video entitled “Kaya pa o Tama na” by Wen Sajol. The title itself hits me. So i played it, but habang pinapakinggan ko siya parang may kulang. I don’t know what pero unti lang yung mga bagay na parehas kami so I decided to look for another one, at sakto another video entitle “Kinaya ko Pero” by Wen Sajol also. This one really got me.

 

The video is about a girl who questioning herself kung kaya pa ba niya o hindi na. Sinabi niya na “Maghihintay siya”, pero habang tumatagaal nahihirapan na siya. And at the end, she give up. No, not the right term though na she give up. She just limit herself to stop. Na kahit iba yung sinasabi nang puso at isip niya, TAMA NA.

 

 

And by playing the video, it makes me think sa mga magiging desisyon ko at mahirap. I dont know pero Im scared for the reason that I will gonna leave him, or it just me scared being alone again.

 

Maybe its God’s will, no matter what.

Para kanino ka gumigising?


In life, there are some certain reasons why we need to woke up for another day. May iba dyan alas kwatro palang gigising na para mag asikaso para sa sarili (kasi kailangan lang gumising kasi umaga na), sa anak (sa pagpasok sa eskwela), sa asawa (mag aasikaso para sa pagpasok ni mister) at iba pa. 

But have you ever know why you wake up? And for whom do you wake up?

Sometimes you need inspiration in life for you do be productive each day. Na kahit sa trabaho, gigising ka na nang maaga, sasabak sa traffic, usok nang mga sasakyan, pipila sa terminal ng mga jeep pero kinakaya mo because of your inspiration. 

This picture is taken from Gil Puyat Ave. A girl who just captured my camera is one of example of those people. I guess she’s an OJT (on-the-job) in one of the company along Gil Puyat Ave. I may not know her story but i guess she’s just like me. Waking up around 5:30am everyday to prepare to go to work. Struggle is real sa pagsakay ng jeep, paunahan sa pila sa terminal, pag hintay sa traffic na umusad at nagdadasal na kung minsan wag sanang malate at mapagalitan. And maybe we’re also the same on the reason that she is working and she is waking up every day for experience and working for her family 🙂 
Me to self: “Kapit lang. You need to be strong for the people you love and be strong for your own to be successful. Always remember your inspiration :)”

-Tuesday Funday/ Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City-

First blog. First post. 

​Hello there! 

“do not afraid to try new things. there’s no harm in trying.”

I don’t have any idea about blogs. Meron naman pero not totally writing stuffs on my own. This is new to me, sobrang bago kasi di ko alam kung paano ko sisimulan or what will I post after this. I actually think some question for myself, 

Why did I make it? 

Bakit nga ba? I just got the idea na itry mag blog with my officemate. I saw her recent blog in facebook sharing something, and she said to me na itry ko. 

And that’s it, I visited her blog and get some ideas on internet how will I start. 

Ano yung magiging takbo ng blog ko?

Sa totoo lang hindi ko pa din alam. Since magsisimula pa nga lang ako, I just enjoy this thing na lang siguro, and eventually if I will improve or plan na ayusin talaga siya, icocontinue ko na 🙂 

What will I post?

About this one, hindi ko pa din alam. Siguro random na lang muna at first and pag gamay ko na siya, I will fix it. Dont worry 🙂 
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And that’s it, I think some new things is no harm for beginners . Maybe my mistakes will help me to improve this blog or give me experience to be a blogger and share my thoughts to others.