Panaad sa Negros Festival 2013 Schedule

panaad festival dancers

Now on its 20th year, the Panaad sa Negros Festival 2013 is scheduled on April 8-14, 2013 and will focus on Organic Agriculture with the theme “Panaad @20: Celebrating Negros as the Philippines’ Leader in Organic Agriculture”. Every summer is always the best time to visit Negros Occidental for the Panaad Festival where the 19 […]

BacoLaodiat 2013 Schedule of Activities

bacolaodiat festival

The Chinese lanterns are up along Lacson Street and preparations are already underway for what could be the best BacoLaodiat Festival celebration. Once again, Bacoleños will celebrate the Chinese New Year with cultural shows, lantern parade, dragon and lion dances, lantern dance competition and more exciting events. BacoLaodiat which was coined from Bacolod and Lao […]

Bacolod Millionaires’ Row: Generoso Villanueva’s Boat House

villanueva boathouse

During the 1930’s, a short stretch of Burgos Street was known as the Millionaires Row because of the several grand mansions belonging to some of the rich families of Bacolod. Today, these mansions are still in good condition, standing proudly as proof of the affluent life of these families. One of these mansions is the […]

My Katuray (Gaway-Gaway) Salad Experiment

gaway gaway

Our little backyard garden has some surprises in store for me now that I am well enough to plant again. The katuray or gaway-gaway stalk that I planted about ten months ago is already a small tree and with numerous white flowers! I remember seeing the gaway-gaway trees with flowers last year at the Triumph […]

Farewell Fort San Juan: Negros Occidental Old Provincial Jail Demolished to Give Way to Shopping Mall

provincial jail demolition

Fort San Juan or the old Provincial Jail as we know it has been demolished to give way for the construction of a shopping mall. Capitol Hill Land Development Corp. who owns 888 Chinatown Square won the bidding for the long term lease of this 1.1 prime property of the provincial government. Although I already […]

The Joys and Pains of Pregnancy

I hope my readers will understand why I haven’t updated this blog for several weeks. I have a higher calling to attend to and that is motherhood. Last September 24  I gave birth to a healthy baby girl. It’s not an easy pregnancy and childbirth but considering the circumstances, I’m still very blessed.  Getting pregnant […]

Ilonggo Jokes

When it comes to humor, we Ilonggos are not to be outdone. Below are some of the jokes I have compiled from my other blog with contributions from LewdSaint and from readers’ comments. Feel free to share your own jokes. Please be warned though that some of the jokes may not appeal to your sense […]

Nature’s Village Resort in Negros Occidental One of Top 10 Eco-Friendly Hotels 2012 by Agoda.com

Top booking site Agoda.com released its list of Top 10 Eco-Friendly Hotels from its international network of hotels and Nature’s Village Resort in Talisay City, Negros Occidental made the cut – the only hotel from the Philippines. This is another feather in the cap of Nature’s Village Resort since it was also in the Top […]