Saturday, January 7, 2012

2011: A Retrospect of Lakwatserong Tatay's Adventures

by lakwatserong tatay

Thank You 2011 !!!!!.........Welcome 2012 and hope to have more DIY travel and camping activities this year!!! I would like to take this chance to show my appreciation to all of my travel companions, the new and old ones.....hehehehe.... It was really nice to be with you and hope to be travelling with you again this Year of the Dragon. Thanks for entrusting me to be your travel buddy/companion and one of your friend. I do promise that our escapades and adventures will not be ended but it will be surely pursue up to the end....nonstop na galaan and tipid trips ang gagawin natin muli ngayon 2012......cheers and more travels to us!!!!!!!!

2011 has ended, but the memories, places and travel is been part of my life. It was really a jam packed year for me, inspite of having nonstop OT's at work, different travel opportunities together with my travel buddies..."Xplorerboyz" and another set of travel/blogger buddies "Tropang Tits & Pips". It is nice to look back on all of those things...the chance to visit different places. Travelling via plane, bus, jeep, tricycle, habal-habal and small boats and roro transfer. Visit different churches of our country, Chasing of Waterfalls, and  Encourage other trippers to make their own blogs to share their own stories. There are two happenings in my life that i would not be able to forget in the year 2011: The chance to be seen in GMA News TV for Weekend Getaway Show with Drew Arellano as Weekend Warriors for Vigan Episode and of course the Birth of my Third Angel "Gabriel".

Here to share my adventures, travels, climbs, events, and happenings in 2011:


JANUARY:
San Pablo, Laguna : DIY Trip of Seven Lakes (Bunot Lake, Lake Calibato, Lake Pandin, Lake Yambo, Lake Palakpakin, Lake Mohicap and Sampaloc Lake). Trek to Mt. Malauban


Nagcarlan, Laguna :  Underground Cemetery, Presedencia Nagcarlan, St. Bartholomew Church and Bunga Falls.


FEBRUARY:
Antipolo, Rizal : Gift Giving at Precious Heritage Children's Home


FEBRUARY:
Puerto Princesa, Palawan : Food Trips (Bilao't Palayok, Kinabuchs Grill & Bar Restaurant, and Balinsasayaw Chicken Grill & Restaurant), Trip to Binuatan Creations, Manny's Guest House, Mitra's Ranch, Baker's Hill, Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm, Crocodile Farm, Tiangge Tiangge, Palawan Museum, Plaza Cuartel and Immaculate Conception Cathedral.


Taytay, Palawan :  Parish Church of Santa Monica and Stone Fortress: Fuerza de Santa Isabel


El Nido, Palawan : Marina Garden Beach Resort, Trek to Nagkakalit Waterfalls, Island Hopping (Small Lagoon, Shimizu Island, Secret Lagoon, Big Lagoon, Seven Commandos, Pinagbuyutan Island, Cudugnon Cave, Cudugnon Cove, Snake Island, Natnat Beach, Bukal Island) and Parish Church of Saint Francis of Assissi.


MARCH:
San Antonio, Zambales : Church of Holy Infant Catholic


Pundaquit, Zambales : Anawangin Cove, Capones Island, Camara island and Faro de Punta Capones.


MARCH:
Biñan, Laguna : Family Trip at Splash Island Resort


MAY:
Tagaytay : Overnight Stay at Foggy Heights Village and People's Park in the Sky.


MAY:
Nasugbu, Batangas : Caleruega Church.


JUNE:
Vigan City : St. Paul Cathedral, Vigan Heritage Street (Meztizo District): Calle Crisologo, Vigan Plaza Hotel, Vigan Heritage River Cruise, Arce Mansion, Plaza Burgos , Plaza Salcedo, Pagburnayan (Jar Making Factory), Baluarte (Mini Zoo), Vigan Airport, Food Trips (Irene's Empanada, Hidden Garden, Los Mojitos de Vigan, Cafe Leona, Legacy Super Club)

Here's the first part of my Weekend Getaway (Vigan Episode) taped last June 9-12, 2011 and aired to GMA News Channel 11 
For the rest of the videos just click this link (lakwatserong tatay)






Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur : Pinsal Falls 


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur : Cabugao Beach Resort


JULY:
Kalibo, Aklan : Kalibo Airport, Solina's Residence


Boracay Island : Helmet Diving, ATV Ride Adventure, Everland Aviary Farm and Amigos Beach Resort

JULY:
Rosario, Cavite : POD Outing at Mount Sea Resort


SEPTEMBER:
National Capital Region (Quezon City) : La Mesa Eco Park.


SEPTEMBER: 
Cayagan De Oro : White Water Rafting Experience, Victoria Suites, Food Trip (Street Food Dining at Plaza Divisoria and Hammer Time Bar and Grill).


Misamis Oriental : Balingoan Port and Roro Boat Ride Experience. 


Camiguin Island : Taguines Lagoon, Giant Clams Sanctuary, Sto. Niño cold Spring, Gui-ob Old Church Ruins, Sunken Cemetery, Mt. Vulcan/Walkway to the Old Volcano Station of the Cross, Bura Soda Pool, Katibawasan Falls, Ardent Hibok-Hibok Hot Spring, Pabua Cottages, Island Hopping (White Island and Mantigue Island). 


Bukidnon : Camp Phillips Del Monte Plantation and Dahilayan Zipline Adventure.


OCTOBER :
Iligan, Lanao del Norte : NPC Nature's Park, Maria Christina Falls, Tinago Falls and St. Michael the Archangel Church.


NOVEMBER:
Tanay, Rizal : Daranak Falls, Batlag Falls and San Ildefonso Parish Church.


Paete, Laguna : Mt. Humarap (Tatlong Krus), Matabungka Falls and St. James the Great Parish Church


Antipolo, Rizal : Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage (Antipolo Cathedral) and 3B Resthouse 


My Greatest Achievements for 2011:

Last March, 2011, my wife gave birth of a bouncing baby boy named as "Gabriel Rein Enzo", youngest of my three adorable kids. My son Gab just have his christening few months ago that happened at Antipolo Cathedral and reception follows at 3B Resthouse.

Last 2010 when me and wife finally decided to purchase a house and lot. Our house is located near Thunderbird Resort (Rizal). After 6 months of paying the equity our house was started and had the chance to visit just last quarter of 2011 and 1st floor was almost done and just last December, together with my wife our house is finally built and ready for turn over and hopefully this year we could already transfer to our dream house were also my brother bought a house and lot too......^_^


I'm proud to say that i've influenced some of my fellow newbie tripper to create their own blogs with their own taste, on how to share something about their self, trips, and etc. Although their all newbie when it comes to blogging, im pretty sure that they do more than what did i do for the past 2 years in blogging.
Anak ng Kidlat (Ichan), Lady Traveler (Judith),
Valiant Wife (Lorna) and Batang Kaladkarin (Aleli)   
and hoping that Jheng would follow....

I just want to thank this time to give THANKS TO YOU ALL.......who is behind why am i called the Lakwatserong Tatay now........My travel buddies (The Xplorerboyz and Tropang Tits and Pips), thanks to all funny memories and activities we've shared on 2011 and hope to travel with you more this 2012.

To all my kabundukeros.....SPIMC and YABAG MC....i really miss you guyz, it's been a while since the last time i've joined any of your mountaineering activities...i'm hoping this 2012, i could get back on trails and reach again each of every mountains that i'll be walking and trekking on....^_^

To my online friends, especially the Pinoy Travel Blogger community, that is always there when it comes in sharing different travel tips and helpful guide in everytime one of the member of this community is in need of  TRIP GUIDE, im proud to say that i'm part of of this blogging community that shares the passion for traveling. Even though as of now i'm not really active in making out of my blog stories....hehehehehe.....

To the readers and followers.....Thank you so much for making me more comfortable sharing my travel trips and showing appreciation by simply saying that i helped some of your trips, getting you more reliable contacts, and plan your dream getaway. I promise that to update my site by early quarter this year and continue to share my upcoming trips, the funny stories behind it and make it very easy to you my readers to plan your dream getaway......^_^.....Thank you for the visit, shares, likes, tweets (bago palang ako dito....), and comments. Hope that someday we could meet and join any of your travels.....^_^....

Finally, to my family and friends, who is always supporting me and keeps me comfortable doing all of this trips. to my travel buddies/friends that is always on the go when i planned an unexpected trip......to my tatay, at mga kapatid, who is always reminding me every time when i'm in out of town, that it is always show respect to other and be courteous to greet each everyone....and of course to my loving wife, that understand my passion of travelling even though sometimes...galit na talaga siya kasi ba naman...sa isang buwan 2 -3 times ako gumala (day trip or overnight man siya)...Thank you so much Hon....sana this year payagan mo parin ako sa mga trips ko....hehehehe.....and lastly to my three adorable angels....Kuya Gian, Ate Gayle and Baby GabGab, this passion of sharing my stories behind my travels is for them. That hoping someday when they know how to read, write and understand things, they will be proud of me....and follow my footstep in exploring our countries beauty and share it to the world the unique sights, festivities, food and people in the Philippines...once again Thank you so much!!!!!!!



I hope this year 2012 will be more fruitful and very jam packed trips again for me and also wishing that someday we could meet and bump within our travels....


Cheers....and more travels to you all this 2012!

19 comments:

anney said...

Wow! Ang dami mong napuntahan! Ang daming ngyari last year ang bilis ng panahon no? eto at 2012 na. Happy 2012!

lakwatserong tatay said...

thanks anney...sakto lang naman po....pero totoo ka dun sa bilis ng panahon, hindi ko nga namalayan tapos na ang 2011...hello 2012, sana ngaun taon matapos ko lahat ng draft post ko and makapagshare pa ko ng mga darating ko lakad...^_^

Ichan said...

Pre salamat din sa mga tipid trips, mga tamang topak sa daan tsaka mga experiences n nde ko malilimutan. mahaba pa ang 2012.. Tignan ntin kung san makakarating ang mga blog pati ang mga paa hahaha. Basta pre bigyan mo muna kame ng warm up at warning para nde kami mabigla ha? hehehe

dong ho said...

i was about to choose el nido from your list as the best thing for you in 2011 until i saw the last news in 2011 of your new angel. nice.

thanks for sharing the clip hindi ko napanood itong episode.

abeng said...

Weekend getaway warrior :) apir rakenrol ,,lakwatserong tatay!

CNA Training Online said...

Wow.. talagang mga lakwatsero kayo ah.. hehe.. sa dami ba naman ng napuntahan nyo noong 2011 sino ba naman ang hindi maiinggit sa inyo? Happy new year. sana marami pa kayong mapupuntahan ngayong 2012... isama nyo naman ako.. hehe

blissfulguro said...

wow! your 2011 was so great lalo na ang new baby at house... ang galing... let's rock 2012 more!

lakwatserong tatay said...

@ichan....oks lang un, at least meron akong bagong tropa na nahihikayat upang ipagmalaki kung ganu kaganda ang Pilipinas....at sigurado marami pa tayong tipid trips ngayon 2012.....^_^

lakwatserong tatay said...

@sir dong, thanks po...actually that was the really best part that happen in my life for the year 2011, aside having another angel, we also bought our dream house....^_^

lakwatserong tatay said...

@abeng...thanks co-weekend getaway warrior....rock-en roll....more trips this year 2012.....^_^

lakwatserong tatay said...

@CNA training online...hehehe...halos naman po lahat ng trips na yan tipid trips po..Sigurado po this year medyo jampacked ulit pero wala muna thru air, siguro puro land trips lang ngayon...hehehe...cge po..magpost ako ng invites dito or pm ko po kayo...thanks po...^_^

lakwatserong tatay said...

@blissfulguro...thanks po....that's the best part that happened in my life, my new angel & very own dream house...we will definitely rock again this year 2012.....^_^

buhayprinsesa said...

wow ang dame mong napuntahan grabe! ikaw na ang madameng budget at leaves hehe.. more trips this year! sama mo ko minsan haha..

Lady Traveler said...

Lakwatserong Tatay really suites you bry..hehe..prang gusto ko tuloy palitan name ng blog ko..wahahaha..more tipid trips to come!!more mountains to climb and more appreciation to the natural beauty of our country!! ^_^

lakwatserong tatay said...

@ai....tipid trips yan...pero yung totoo...17 leaves yta naubos ko eh....^_^...cge ngaun year email kita sama ka samin ha....

lakwatserong tatay said...

@judz...thanks naman...at least masaya ako meron ako nainfluence to appreciate the natural beauty of our country.....^_^

Anonymous said...

wow..im so envy when im always see your site,coz even though your a father, you can do such trips like this, but what im so really envy, you really manage your time in travelling and family....and for that kudos to you....Mr. Lakwatserong Tatay....more travel and safe trips to come this year 2012!!!!!!

lakwatserong tatay said...

@anonymous...thanks po...definitely po i will continue sharing my adventures and trips....^_^

Ella Mitchell said...

What an adventure you guys had! It looks awesome.

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