Tinuy-an Falls Bislig City

So you heard about the Niagara falls of the Philippines? Yes, Tinuy-an falls is dubbed as the famous Niagara falls in the Philippines because of its wide and long water cascades. It is hidden in the peaceful community of Bislig City. The exact address is Brgy Borboanan, Bislig City. Tinuy-an literally means ‘you will frequently visit it after the first one because of its beauty’.

How do we reach the place? If you are from Manila or any part from Luzon, you can travel via airbus to Butuan City or Cagayan de Oro City. Once you reach Butuan, ride a bus going to Bislig City/Mangagoy (these are same place, Mangagoy is the Capital of Bislig). Because we traveled from Cagayan de Oro City, we have to stopped over at Butuan City and stayed overnight. The next morning we had a tour at Butuan and continued our journey to Bislig City riding Bachelor express bus. Take note that from Butuan it will take approximately 5 and a half hours to reach Bislig City. It was a bumpy ride but I like seeing the rural areas as I feel the breeze caressing my face (no air-conditioned bus teehee). We were sitting next to the driver so I had the chance to take full view of the surroundings.

It was already dark when we arrived at Mangagoy, about 8pm, the bus was parked when a kind lady approached and asked where we are going. Rhea told her about our short trip and that we are on our own to discover the place. Good thing she is a government officer and was concerned. She took us to the motorcycle and instruct the driver to send us to the newest inn in the City. The inn just opened tonight Sept 1, 2012 and we were the first customer! Wow we are so lucky. We had free dinner and discounts for our room! This trip got even better. We only paid freaking P750 for the room! Really a good deal. They are so warm and friendly to welcome us not to mention I hungrily indulge with their feast lol. So guys if you go there, I can recommend Tffany’s Inn. It’s near in the bus terminal and accessible (Too bad some of my pics are corrupted so the photos when I ate was gone boohoo).

Tfanny’s alley going to the room

I’m so noob I didn’t get a picture of the room, gaaah! But it’s like you are in your bed at home. It’s very comfy!

The next morning, we woke up early at 6:00 and had a phenomenal ‘breakfast at Tiffany’s’. Song or movie we did it! hehe. We already hired a habal2 or motorbike driver last night, the same person who took us to the inn was the one we hired the next day. It was a breeze transaction. At 7:30am we are ready to ride the motorbike to Tinuy-an falls.

I think it took 1 and a half hour until we see the Tinuy-an falls. We passed by villages, wide farms, a peaceful lake, we crossed two weak bridges. And the most challenging one is staying our butt in the motorbike seat as we hurdle the rocky roads. We moved up and climb the hill and the next minute we are moving downward. It was like riding a roller coaster hehe.

But behind the road adventure is pleasing to the eyes. You’ll be able to feed your eyes with landscapes such as the wide green rice fields which I usually see in paintings, the triangular position of the birds flying, the blue sky. A cool breeze! It was spectacular and totally a nature trip!

The arrival

It was really wide water falls with several levels. From the entrance, you’ll be able to see a rainbow below the longest level between the hours of 8:00am and 10:00am. Well that’s what they said – the guide.

The entrance fee is P50.00 only. Enjoy the cold water and the breeze and let the moist touch your skin. The cascade is in fast movement and as expected, its kinda noisy! Jungle feeling it is! hehe. We chose not to bath as we have to travel to Enchanted River. We might catch colds if we travel wet plus would require an hour to dress up again :D

Noticed the rainbow at our back?

Not sure though if the raft is to be rented when you ride it near to the actual falling water.  Life vest can be rented at Php15.00.

There’s a rainbow, there’s a rainbow! Shouting like a child! Haha not up in the sky but below the falls. Now tell me if its not awesome.

After we enjoyed the lower part of the falls, we climb the stairs going up to the higher level. The levels up there is shorter and must have geographical figure that is both pleasing and amazing.

At the upper part, water is moving fast.

Dipping our feet in the water and observing the sounds of the nature.

In general I enjoyed the nature trip together with Rhea and Bryan. I am glad I was able to witness this kind of nature. We were very blessed because it was sunny and fair-weathered! We traveled to our next destination – Enchanted river around 10:00am. But before that we bought some souvenirs like this mouse pad and key chains.

Greenwich – Better than any Other


Better than any other! Yes this is the famous tagline of Greenwich as they introduced to us their latest addition of pizza in the market. It’s bigger, yummier, flavorful as it is loaded with veggies, meatier, and better! Pizza lovers like me is tickled with this great news. Much more that I got freebies during the launching. We received notebooks and greencards that let’s you order Greenwich items in discounts. Isn’t that awesome? You can purchase this card for P200 but they give it to us for FREE :D


My first part of Greenwich better than any other pizza, how do you eat a loaded pizza like that? Appetizing!


While they (fellow bloggers) are discussing at the back, here I am at peace and enjoying my piece of heaven, pizza :D More more more! Better pizza is understatement, goodness graces this has the best toppings yet!

Next stop:

I was shocked with the goodness of glazed chicken! It was juicy and tender in one. You should really try this huhu (hayy me drooling remembering the launching)

The appearance alone makes you grab it instantly. Can I take this home?


The staff were accommodating and shows their side of wackiness.  Thank you Greenwich for the invitation and the experience, best regards to John Lloyd, lel!

Chub’s Diner Now Open

Some cdobloggers were invited to the opening of the Chub’s Diner located along Corrales Ave. across Xavier University gym. The invitation said we will have burgers for a free taste. I was delighted to hear the invite because I love burgers! On the table is my choice – Chub’s burger. The juice is intact inside the tender beef so when you bite you can feel the burst of juices. I also like the pastry since it is still fresh considering that its already evening when we got there.

Grabbed from Incdo.com

Bryan had their tender bangus belly all day breakfast. Warning! Their servings are HUGE so you better go there with empty stomach.

My fellow blogger had the Sweet spicy Dilis (small fish) all day breakfast. I guess this one is everybody’s fave! It’s crunchy with nicely done egg on the bottom of the plate.

Another serving:

Our plates come with giant milkshakes I enjoyed sipping while chit chatting :D. The drinks remind me of a baby milk formula, I think that made it extra special. No, I won’t forget the creamy taste, yum!


Well to express my satisfaction, here’s my smiling face indulging the latest food servings in the town! Not so lucky because we missed the fries (it’s sold out on the opening day). Will surely be back to try that fries, be ready teehee!

The restaurant is the right place for those who have big appetite. Or if you want to pour out your depression on food, this is the place to go! :P

CDobloggers in their very busy mode…

chub's diner

Now with the chef before we left Chub’s, everybody went home with a big smile and tummy!

Kagay-an Festival 2012

My sister and I made a video of the Kagay-an festival of Cagayan de Oro City that transpired last August 26 and 27 2012. It was colorful and fun-filled activity of the city during the fiesta (August 28, 2012)

You can watch the short video of the Kagay-an Festival below which we specially created for those who missed it. Hope this brings joy to you if you are far from Cagayan de Oro and one who is missing his/her hometown.

Kagay-an Festival Street dancing Champion is Brgy. Kauswagan who recieved 200,000 Php as Prize and 500,000 for brgy projects.

kagay-an festival 2012

 

This one should give you a glimpse of Cagayan de Oro’s fiesta.

Meanwhile, if you like the video please go to this link and show support by liking it on TV Patrol Northern Mindanao Page. Yes, you read it right, the video is chosen as part of the videography contest.

1. Click this video link: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=358678770876635
2. Press like and done

Thanks for dropping by fellas :)Your support is highly appreciated.

Pyro Festival 2012 at SM City Cagayan de Oro

Pryo Festival was once again held and initiated by SM Cagayan de Oro City last August 27, 2012 in celebration of  the City’s fiesta. It is a joint effort of ABS-CBN and SM to offer additional amusement to this special holiday. This event makes the sky colorful for a night using the spectacular fireworks with choreography and music, no wonder many Kagay-anons flocked in to the beacon area of SM to witness the colorful event.

Pyro Festival 8 participants are from different cities like Bulacan, Manila, General Santos, Bukidnon, Cagayan de Oro, Dumaguete, Iligan, and Cebu.The grand winner received 80,000 pesos plus a trophy.

This year’s winners: 1st – Cagayan de Oro (Entry no. 8), 2nd – Bulacan (Entry No. 2), 3rd – Iligan (Entry No. 4).

Here are shots taken by women inspirations during the pyro festival.

Fireworks of entry no. 8 (grand champion)

Fireworks of the rest of the participants in no particular order

On a personal note, I think I have to learn to adjust the camera settings for fireworks. Tss, I suck in taking these photos. Can you believe these are the best of my snaps?

Anyway, Happy fiesta Cagayan de Oro!

Chicken Charlie

In Cagayan de Oro, Chicken Charlie is located at:
Grand Prix, J.R. Borja Extension
Telephone No: 880-7266
Mobile No: 0917-7165371

Chicken Charlie has lots of branches nationwide particularly in National Capital Region. We visited the CDO branch and got these photos.

Yummy wedges

The food:  Freshly cooked with such appetizing smell. I love the potato wedges! It’s my favorite. I agree no less to their famous company tag-line that says:

WHAT MAKES CHICKEN CHARLIE SO GOOD? – 0% Transfat – Freshly prepared & Always cooked upon order – Perfectly non-greasy – Extra ordinary taste!

The place: It’s red! Flashy red that would remind you that you are in a chicken restaurant.

The price: Students can afford the prices

The verdict: Fried chicken lovers out there, include Chicken Charlie to you ‘to visit’ plans. Don’t forget to have the wedges okay?

 

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