The Azure, The Verdant and the Villa


An exclusive view of the Seaside Villas at Puerto Island Garden, Brgy Bancao-bancao, Puerto Princesa City taken today on a mini-adventure. The view and the breeze captured my heart and a thousand poetic scenarios played in my mind.


Azure pool reflects the clearest July skies.


Mini-pool right at the doorstep.


Spend some time alone with your thoughts at the veranda.


keep looking to the horizon.

Travel is food for the soul.  🌊🌞⛵🏊🚤✈


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For Wild Souls And Adventurous Palates

There’s food everywhere if you know where to look in Palawan and you don’t have to go far to find some to tease your taste buds, whether you are a seasoned traveller or a newbie adventurer.

Here i will take you to some secret corners, hidden gems, mysterious locations, exotic yet inexpensive
cuisines of this world-renowned tourist destinations you will not usually find in the tourist brochures. So next time you drop by here on your travels or decided to visit, you can find out for yourself.

So here’s my first entree’ for your wild palates to crave on:


Cooking is easy. The real challenge in preparing this dish is gathering shells from the shoreline. Sure you can buy it from the Puerto Princesa Old City Market but the excitement and experience of combing and finding it in the sand in the early morning is priceless.

Ginataang Sikad-sikad ( shells cooked in coconut milk) is a common local household dish among the communities in the shoreline barangays in Palawan.

To prepare, you need to clean the shells (if you have gathered it yourself, a brush well do), saute’ shells in garlic and onion then put in some water, let it boil for about 15 minutes and pour the coconut milk. Wait to simmer. Serve with rice. Pepper optional.

For cold weather, you can just prepare it without the coconut milk,  replace the onions and garlic with lots of ginger and you’ll have a seafood broth with a zest.


So what’s the craziest, wild or exotic foods you’ve tried so far?

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Looking Out the Window at Dusk


“Dusk is just an illusion because the sun is either above the horizon or below it. And that means that day and night are linked in a way that few things are there cannot be without the other yet they cannot exist at the same time. How would it feel i remember wondering to be always together yet forever apart? ”
– Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


The tree against the darkening skies at dusk  near the field outside work is one of my favorite subject , though i also prefer it without any filter on most of the time. (Taken with pomelo cam app on my 8mega pixel samsung galaxy prime phone :)😄:D)

The melancholic atmosphere never failed to provoke some deep thoughts. There’s just something on that vast open sky above, the green wide field below and that tree amidst it all that reflects my state of mind after a long day work. It’s as if the world turned while i was away. The sky moved, the sun dissapeared into the far horizon and the grass turned dark, but that tree, alone, remains where it is and it looks lonely. The leaves looks sad as it sways gently into the early evening breeze, with nothing else to look forward but the bright rays of tomorrow’s promise.


This is for all the restless souls.

May all of our hearts find its way home in the new light of each dawn.

To you. Always. And forever. To infinity and beyond. And for all the other lifetimes ahead.