Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Adventures of Lakwatserong Tatay in 2010

by lakwatserong tatay

Wow.....2010 has ended...2011 comes, 2010 is been a lucky year for me, for some reasons like i was promoted on my work, my wife will be giving birth for our 3rd baby by April 2011 and its a boy again....yahooooo......I had again the opportunity to travel from some places, summitted different mountains, my passion to visit old relics, artifacts, churches and musuem that reminiscince of our history and added new hobby........BLOGGING......
Actually, im climbing mountain since 2004 and been to different places in our country because of backpacking and hiking a mountain. But 2010 gives me a new and really different hobby, Blogging, by writing and sharing my travels, backpacking trips and even food hopping....Here to share some of my adventures, The Lakwatserong Tatay Adventures of 2010.

Let's start with the month of January....It was a month of purely backpacking stories, a journey of some backpacking stories from the past year 2009 that i really like..hehehehe.....from northern and southern part of Luzon.

Sea of clouds of Mt. Mariveles (Tarak Ridge), Mariveles, Bataan
A side trip from our climb of Mt. Daguldol. Laiya,San Juan, Batangas
A traverse climb of Mt. Nagsasa & Nagsasa Cove of Zambales
A invitational climb of Mt. Kalisungan (Brgy. Lamot, Calauan, Laguna)
 After this activities, a blog is born and called the Xplorerboyz, started a group of 5, now we where really getting bigger, of course yours truly is the leader....hehehe....

Mt. Mariveles (Tarak Ridge) Mariveles, Bataan
Mt. Daguldol  (San Juan, Batangas)
Mt. Nagsasa Traverse & Nagsasa Cove (San Martin, Subic, Zambales)
Mt. Kalisungan (Erais Farm. Calauan, Laguna)

Next stop is a pre-scheduled plan of yours truly together with some of my officemates. To have a long weekend vacation in Bohol and Cebu. That happens to be my hometown, Bohol. As i remembered i was only 4 or 5 years old when i visited Bohol, and i was given a chance again to visit my hometown, i was really excited because this will be my second time to visit my hometown, because it is just a picture of ship that coast to province of Bohol was my remembrance when i visited my hometown and now it gives me the opportunity to visit it and most special thing is im travelling with my wife....

Me & my wife @ Chocolate Hills
 We had the chance to visit most of all the tourist spots you could found on our province. Actually it was really tiring experience yet it gives us so much happy memories that i have shared not only with my cotrippers and also to my readers...hehehehe.....

Virgin Island (The Puntod Island) Panglao, Bohol
Blood Compact Shrine of Tagbilaran, Bohol
Baclayon Church of Baclayon, Tagbilaran, Bohol)
Artifacts from Baclayon Ecclesiastical Museum
Meet Prony the Python of Alburquerque, Bohol
A Cruise to Loboc-Loay River of Bohol
A Resort with Simplicity & Affordability of Doljo, Panglao, Bohol
Man-made forest of Bohol
Close-up Encounter with Tarsier's
The Chocolate Hills of Carmen, Bohol

After a staying for few days in Bohol, our group next stop is a city tour around Cebu City's tourist spots.

Me & my wife @ Magellan's Cross
Our Cebu City Day Tour is composed of:

Visit to Taoist Temple of Beverly Hills, Cebu
Cebu City's Santo Niño Basilica
Magellan's Cross of Magallanes St., Cebu City
Visit to Fort San Pedro
Cebu Heritage Monument, Sikatuna St., Mandaue City
Dried Fish Market (Taboan Market) of Taboan, Carbon, Cebu
The Lapu-Lapu Monument of Mactan Island, Cebu
Cebu's Finest: Lechon Cebu

This is one of my trip that we had so much fun memories, in fact until now, we do sometime discuss what happen on that trip....hehehehe...All of the participants of that trip is really planning to go back again to Cebu & Bohol.

One of my next stop is called as 1st Padre Burgos Adventure, This place is part of Southern Luzon, not really known as a tourist attraction but as the Year 2010 ended, the place of Padre Burgos, Quezon Province really boost its tourism due to their wonderful islands that is shown below. Special thanks to Migz Mapalad of  Yabag Mountaineering on inviting yours truly to be part of  this adventure

The 1st Participant of Padre Burgos Adventure
Lakwatserong Tatay & Newbie Daddy Jhovan @ Mag-Asawang Bato Island
L.T. @ Dampalitan Island
Rappelling @ Borawan Island
Sneak Peak of Mt. Lipata @ Lipata Island
Here is the complete stories about our Adventure of Padre Burgos, Quezon:

1st Padre Burgos Adventure
Mag-Asawang Bato Island
Dampalitan Island
Rappelling @ Borawan Island
Mt. Lipata of Lipata Island

Next in line is a place, where many pilgrimage goes to pray for their safe voyage, known as Our Lady of Peace & Good Voyage in Antipolo.
Prusisyon in Antipolo 2010
Here are some of the events that happens last lenten season in Antipolo City, Rizal.

Alay Lakad in Antipolo 2010
Good Friday Procession
Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage (Antipolo Church)

This next stop is one of my team building activities that happen around Sta. Rosa, Laguna. A Fun Day Sunday @ Enchanted Kingdom, most of my teammates bring their kidz, and so do was a tiring day but it was also filled of fun memories....

Me, my Wife & my Kidz
Here is some of my stories when we had a fun day at Enchanted Kingdom:
Fun Day at E.K.
Ride all you Can
Just for my Kids

Next stop is way up North of our Country, one of the coldest part of the Philippines, thw 3rd highest mountain in our country. This mountain is called Mt. Pulag, and who happens to be my 2nd time around to summit this mountain.

My 2nd Visit to Mt. Pulag
Baguio City's: SM Baguio & Victory Liner Station
Beer nights at SM Baguio

If do you have the could do this too...hehehe...
Summer time, supposed to be you will go to beach, vacation trip to some of our beautiful provinces, but due to lack of time. Yours truly together with my family, found ourselves at Antipolo's Bosay Resort.

Antipolo's Bosay Resort
Lakwatserong Tatay @ Disco Pool Area
One of my plan for 2011 is to put up a business, and there is one thing that i know i could really do well. Infact i tried it on this activity. My next stop is Puerto Galera, Oriental, Mindoro. I've been to this place for exactly 8 times, not only in White Beach but most of the shores of Oriental, Mindoro. It all started when one of my teammate on our Co. Basketball Team, and who happens to be a supervisor, looking for a summer destination for his team. So yours truly was called to be their guide for this whole trip...hehehehehe....
Puerto Galera Trip
Peter's Inn, Bar and Restaurant, White Beach Resort
Snorkeling and Underwater Activities at Puerto Galera
Puerto Galera's Night Life Activities

Lakwatserong Tatay @ White Beach Shore, Puerto Galera, Mindoro

My next stop is one of new hobby for the Year 2010, rappelling...hehehe...masarap talaga siya ulit-ulitin....
Rappelling above Balumbong River, Calauan, Laguna
Camping and River Exploriation of Balumbong River

L.T. @ Old PNR Bridge of Calauan, Laguna
My next stop was together with the Xplorerboyz, xploring the places of Albay and Sorsogon. This trip happens few months ago and the start of Ber period of 2010. This trip is really different because we were using a tricycle instead of a private car or van by touring most of the towns of Sorsogon. Wow, it was really different....hehehe
Xplorerboyz: Conquers Albay and Sorsogon Provinces
Xplorerboyz @ Lake Bulusan, Sorsogon
Here are some of the stories of our Sorsogon Adventures:

Start of Tour de Sorsogon
Exploring of Paguriran Island, Bacon, Sorsogon
Annunciation Parish Church of Bacon, Sorsogon
Hilltop Church of Irosin, Sorsogon
Mateo's Hot and Cold Springs Resort, Monbon Irosin, Sorsogon
Palogtoc Falls of San Roque, Bulusan, Sorsogon
Bulusan Lake Experience
Bulusan's Belfry (Punta Diamante)
Oldest Church of Bicol in Barcelona, Sorsogon
Our Rizal Beach Resort Experience in Gubat, Sorsogon

Xplorerboyz @ Lignon Hill, Legazpi, Albay
Here is some our stories that i could share on our Albay Trip:

Start of our 5 days of Different Adventure
One of Bicol's Pride
San Gregorio Magno Cathedral of Legazpi, Albay
Our Lady of the Gate Parish Church of Daraga, Albay
Zipline Experience at Ligñon Hill
Entertaiment Center of Bicol Region
St. Raphael Parish Church of Legazpi

Next in line is another a backpack trip that just happen 2 months ago, in Talim Island, Binangonan, Rizal. A trekking basic and a birthday climb of three girls of our newbie members of SPIMC. Aside from that climb, of course i got the chance to visit once again a beautiful church that is been part of Binangonan's History.

Trekking Basics: Mt. Tagapo
Sta. Ursula Parish Church of Libid, Binangonan, Rizal

Summit of Mt. Tagapo
This is the 2nd to the last stop place for my year 2010. I called this as a Weekend Gateaway: Baguio City.

Here is some of the tourist spots that we visited on our 2 days stay in the City of Pines:

Baguio Cathedral Church
Getting around Philippine Military Academy, Loakan Rd., Baguio City
The Philippine Military Academy Museum
Mines View Park
Baguio's Bell Church
Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto
Strolling around Baguio City Famous Parks
Lyn's Transient Homes (Camp Alley, Baguio City)

It's me @ PMA Baguio
And the last of Lakwatserong Tatay's Adventures for 2010 is a sidetrip of my Weekend Getaway of Baguio City. My 2nd visit of the Church of Our lady of Manaoag. It was quite long when i last visited this church, i think i was only at high school that time....hehehehe...kaya ecited talaga ko nung mabalik ako rito...pero it was a different trip kasi nagcommute ako from Baguio...hehehe...

Church of Our Lady of Manaoag, Pangasinan
Museo de Manaoag
Our Lady of Manaoag Rosary Garden

My 2nd post on this church, Our Lady of Manaoag, Pangasinan
Hay, at last natapos ko din gawin toh.....hehehe...So far, i've visited some of the tourist places and spots that you could found on our country...I'm really happy about that, but of course my trip and the xplorerboyz, will not stop to xplore places, summits and shares some of our stories that you could used also on your own trips. and lastly, mahirap po talaga magenglish, lalo na in writing this stories....hehehe...but im really thankful for some of the people who read and even follow this blog. Thanks for your inquiries, & comments, and because of that ill strive harder for this year to share again some of my trips...Thanks to all of you.....

By the way here is my confirmed trip for Year 2011:

7 Lakes of San Pablo, Laguna (January, 2011)
Mt. Batulao (January, 2011)
Puerto Princesa, Palawan (February, 2011)
El Nido, Palawan (February, 2011)
Caramoan (May, 2011)
Boracay (July, 2011)
Iloilo (August, 2011)

Hope you'll will take a visit of my site........once again thanks to all of you.....Happy New Year....and Happy Travelling.........


Pinoy AdvenTurista said...

What a very exciting, adventure-filled 2010 for you...

Natawa ako dun sa "Mahirap mag english.." hahaha!!! ako din eh, minsan hirap na din kaka-english sa blog ako... hahaha!!!

Thank you for sharing your experiences with us... wish you more this 2011!!!

chyng said...

grabe ang hard core ng 1st part. as much as i wanted to join you in your intersting climbs, baka maging pabigat lang ako sa inyo ^_^

at wala man lang nagmatch na sked ko sa confirmed trips mo.. sayang. ano plano sa iloilo sa aug?
ps~ instead of caramoan, go to calaguas pag nasa Region5 kayo. the best-est! ^_^

lakwatserong tatay said...


@ Mervin, uu napakaexciting ngayon meron na naman akong isang taon na pagsusulat ng english...buti nalang at my google...^_^...
Thanks din for sharing also your experiences...I do really hope that i could meet/travel together with your SocialKlaymers group...

@ Chyng...hindi naman po...tama lang medyo matagal narin kasi ako nagcliclimb since 2004 pa..pero thru the years nababawasan ng nababawasan ung climbing activities ko pero napapalitan ng leisure trips...hehehe...
Sayang naman wala man chance na mameet kita in person...Q & A portion sana...hehehe....
Plans ko po kasi ako gagawa ng IT, church hoping & guimaras island...sana po meron u masuggest na gawin pa iba dun.
Tapos @ Caramoan plans, sige ill talk to my co-trippers, na mas ok pa, if will go to Calaguas.
Pero meron ako isa wish sana kahit man lang sa isa sa trip mo or climb ko mainvite kita..
Saka diba plans mo rin magapply for new work..
Magkasama nga pala kami ni Ai sa isang company.

☮Pinay Travel Junkie☮ said...

Wow, it has been a good year for you! Good luck on the new baby and congrats on your promotion. More adventures for 2011!


Pinoy Boy Journals said...

daming napuntahan! galing! ingat ingat lang sa mga mountain climbers! more feats this 2011! God Bless!!!

ghienoxs™ said...

wishing you more backpacking adventures for this year...

added you in my bloglist.

lakwatserong tatay said...

Hi po,

@mam gaye, thanks po...definitely more adventures will come after my wife will give birth to our 3rd baby...hehehe...climb nlng muna po...

@pinoy boy journals, thanks po...ayos lng po...hilig ko lang po talaga ang gumala at mamundok....for a refresher sa stress life in work...hehehe...

@ghienoxs, thanks for adding my blog into your list, definitely po...actually meron na nkalineup for my adventures this year....same to you din po sir...more blogging...

Lastly..i do really hope na mameet or makatrip ko kayo lahat this year....hehehe...

thanks again....

james said...

the bohol is the fie most please in the philippines

Gene said...

Hi, I just discovered your blog while researching on Nagcarlan. Anyway, I've read that you're planning to go to Caramoan. I say, go ahead with your plan. Caramoan's islands (esp. Matukad and Lahos) are reminiscent of El Nido's. The experience will be something. Calaguas is also a nice destination... the travel to Calaguas is already an adventure (when we went there the waves are BIG and it took us 3 hours by boat to reach the place but it was worth the long and rough ride). As for your Iloilo trip plan, okay yan. I am from Iloilo and I can assure you that you won't have a hard time going around the city and nearby towns. Good luck and have more trips and adventures. :)

lakwatserong tatay said...

@gene...thanks po for the suggestion...actually my plan to go to caramoan, maybe will change pero un pong trip ko to tuloy na tuloy...hopefully po i could meet you at Iloilo pra po meron kme libre tour...hehehehe...thanks po for the visit....^_^..hope to hear your reply...

Gene said...

Hi. Paminsan-minsan na lang ako uwi ng Iloilo; dito na ako Manila nakatira. Don't worry you won't need a guide. Ilonggos and ilonggas are friendly.

lakwatserong tatay said...

@gene....ay ganun po ba sayang naman kala ko chance ko na makameet ng mga bloggers in person, kasi it would be my first time sana...certainly that true po kasi marami din ako friend na taga-iloilo..i do hope na me & my wife would really enjoy our stay at Iloilo....thanks po ulit...^_^


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