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18 July 2012

Anda is Bohol's next destination

If you are in Bohol and you find Panglao Island getting noisier with the influx of tourists and resorts of every kind, there is another destination worth visiting- Anda. Still pristine in every way and with a few tourists around, Anda brags a natural beach with powdery white sands still  pollution-free and open to the public.

About a hundred kilometers from Tagbilaran (almost 3 hours by van for hire), Anda's distance may be a boon, a blessing, to that town. Although resorts have already began sprouting everywhere, still the town is very provincial, a place where people know each other and welcomes you if you are a visitor.

Last year, I made an article about Anda that won me a Lonely Planet Magazine. This was what I've written-

Off the beaten path, somewhere in Anda in the province of Bohol are remnants of a long forgotten history- hanging coffins. Not just your ordinary hanging coffins, I believe.
Several hematite paintings could be seen on the wall of the cave where the remnants are. Facing the Mindanao Sea, could they be ritual symbols for the long voyage? Or some gory acts the details we don't want to know?
Around these islets that is now connected with abundant tropical plants and mangroves good for the next Jurassic Park set, you can visit out of this world coves. A wide cave-like natural structure is now even used for council meetings of hilots and tambalans.
Shhhh, every year, unknown to many, a congregation of herbal doctors and their likes converge at this place in Anda. Go ask your guide about it and they would compare their rituals with that of Siquijor counterparts.
But the excitement starts right when you arrived at the place. You go up to a hilly village before you would be engulfed in a forest full of mangroves and got to taste local cuisine at a station.
Just lovely.


Bus and V-Hire for Anda are available at Integrated Bus Terminal in Tagbilaran City. Bus fare is 100 pesos while v-hire is 120 pesos. Please note that trip schedules are limited. However, you can take any bus/v-hire to  Ubay via eastern part of Bohol and drop at Guindulman Public Market where habal-habal, tricycles and mini buses are available until 5pm for Anda. Haggling is best advised.

Resorts offer room accommodations. Pension houses are also available in the town proper. Some resorts have Wi-Fi available but some parts of the town have limited access to mobile connection. Globe, Smart and Sun signals however, are strong in the town proper.

For more info, contact Anda Tourist Information Center at telephone (038) 510-8094 or mobile 0948-371-0836, 0999-581-3336, 0917-324-5917. Email them thru their mayor (sosyal!) at

Anda's website is

10 July 2012

RIP DOLPHY (Rodolfo Vera Quizon Sr.), 83

Photo grabbed from The Entertainment Lifestyle Philippines

"Madaling tumakbo, paano kung manalo?"

Rodolfo Vera Quizon, Sr. popularly known in the Philippine cinema as Dolphy, passed away tonight at the age of 83. He was the greatest name in the Philippines. No one, I said not one, ever does not know him in the Philippines.

After countless rumors about his death, he succumbed due to complications of his lung ailment at the ICU of the Makati Medical Center in Manila. Dolphy has entertained and earned awards for his comic acting. He has been in the entertainment industry for more than six decades, I guess.

Bye, Philippine Idol (PIDOL). Finally, you have rested Dolphy. Thank you for all the laughters you shared with us. Go home now.

And here are some tweets from bloggers, journos, artists and famous people on Dolphy's death:

Patricia Ilagan: A comedian, yes. but realistic, simple, unassuming, w/out pretenses or affectations. A cut above the rest. Dolphy.

Fmr President Erap Estrada: Dolphy was a trailblazer in PH cinema whose brilliant legacy will shine forever.

Kevin Ray Chua: There will never be a person who can match Dolphy. He will always be the Philippines' King of Comedy.

Jove Francisco: ...we lost a National Treasure. Gift of strength for the rest of his clan.

Erin Tanada: He will be greatly missed. Nawa'y bitbitin pa rin natin ang sayang naibigay niya sa bawat Pilipino.

Cecilia Orena-Drilon: RIP Dolphy. We have lost a great artist. But now your pain and suffering are over. We will never forget you.

Regine Alcasid: Maraming salamat po mang Dolphy pahinga na po kayo.

Geneva Cruz: You're now with God. Your journey here on Earth has ended. But the things you've done will remain in our hearts.

Lea Salonga: RIP, Comedy King. You are sorely missed. Condolences to the Quizon Family, you are in our prayers.

Teddy Casino: Tonight let us mourn & shed tears for someone who always made us cry in laughter - Dolphy, perhaps the funniest Pinoy who ever lived.

Lino Cayetano: Mang Dolphy was an inspiration, a living icon when i was starting out in ABS, we all dreamed of working with him. He will be missed dearly.

Nina CorpuzFor someone known as King of Comedy, tito Dolphy was one of the most down to earth celebrities I've ever interviewed. Walang kayabang-yabang.

Eric Quizon: Heaven is now a happier place.

50 reasons not to date a graphic designer

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  1. They are very weird people.
  2. There are billions of them in the world, like colors on the screen of your computer.
  3. They will analyse conversations in layers.
  4. You will spend the day assembling furniture from IKEA.
  5. They drink and eat all kinds of weird shit just because they like the packaging.
  6. They hate each other.
  7. You’ll come out the last out of the movies because you have to see the full list of credits.
  8. They cant change a light bulb or without making a sketch.
  9. They fuck up all the tables with their cutters.
  10. They rather study the paisley pattern on your outfit than listen to what you have to say.
  11. They will fill your house with magazines and whatever is out there that has drawings.
  12. You never know if it is really an original or a copy.
  13. They make collages with your photos.
  14. They do not know how to add and subtract, they just understand letters.
  15. They idolize people who nobody knows and speak of them as if they were his colleagues.
  16. They take pictures almost daily and all are cut in weird shapes.
  17. They ask your opinion about everything but  they do whatever they want.
  18. Everything is left justified, right or center unless they arrive late.
  19. They hate Comic Sans with the same passion they love Helvetica.
  20. They use iPhone for everything, because everyone has one.
  21. You can not decorate the house without consulting them.
  22. They steal street signs.
  23. Always carry their hands painted with something.
  24. They buy dolls unfinished for them to paint.
  25. Everything becomes something other than what it really is: cards as tickets, cards as …
  26. When arguing, you will be nicknamed like the OSX spinning wheel (not affectionately)
  27. Do not know how to dress without consulting the Pantone book.
  28. They hate Excel.
  29. They read comics.
  30. They want to save the world only with a poster.
  31. You will spend the day brainstorming.
  32. On vacation they will take you to countries that you do not know exist and have no beach.
  33. Museums are their second home.
  34. They know more positions than the Kamasutra.
  35. They can’t go to a restaurant without secretly critiquing the menu design.
  36. They listen to music you have never heard of.
  37. They can´t cook a normal dish, they always have to experiment with new ingredients.
  38. They read rare books: stories of children, Semiotics …
  39. When you are going to tell you something, everyone has read it in their facebook and twitter.
  40. They have own iPods before you knew they existed.
  41. The orgasm they remember is when they heard that Adobe was acquiring Macromedia.
  42. They have their own shops just for them and there are the most expensive in the city.
  43. They want to spend all the money in the Apple Store.
  44. You will never understand their gifts.
  45. They see ordinary objects and laugh.
  46. You wake up in the middle of the night hearim them screaming “When is the deadline?”
  47. They see CMYK and RGB like Neo sees the Matrix.
  48. They dream of the day nobody will make a single change to their designs.
  49. They rather pay for a font than for a special birthday gift.
  50. They are always sleepy because they work 24/7.
This crazy list comes from Silvia Who?

07 July 2012

Today in Philippine History

Today is the 120th year founding anniversary of the Kataastaasang Kagalanggalangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan (KKK) or Katipunan. Padayon ang pakigbisog! Mabuhay ka, Andres Bonifacio!

So Jamie Foxx won't be offended by the KKK, I hope he will have time to read the history of the Revolution of the Philippines and the evolution of the Philippine Flags by clicking on the links below-

The Katipunan (KKK) finally starts a Revolution.
Philippines Historical Flags.

04 July 2012

A picture can paint a thousand words. And more.

This reminds me of the children near Colon Street in Cebu City who were happily swimming in a river created by the drainage near the area. The foul smell did not deter them from being happy. But the outcome of what they were doing could be fatal. No parents were there to tell them the hazards.

Photo source: Here