2018 Series

2017H 6/2/2018 Cainta

Tonight, I decided to clean up my blog especially the inventory of images. I am barely scratching the surface. Though I was able to add a couple of articles that should’ve been published earlier. Thus, I am putting the month/year when the pictures were taken as reference. Hopefully the additional description will provide clearer context to our dear readers.

1742H 5/13/2018

As usual, I am stuck again with office works. I still have tons of pix that I could share during our past trips to Sorsogon.

I haven’t really talked to my Sorsogon-based friends yet how the summer is. My mom did mention that it rains a lot!

We also missed our 25th anniversary in SNHS. We are the host this year. I saw some of the pictures, we just wanted to fly home.

Right now, trip to Sorsogon this year is almost impossible with my wife expecting our child on July. It’s interesting because my eldest wants her sister to have the baptismal where she had hers. We didn’t want the mass baptismal so we looked for a priest – we found one and has my edlest’s baptismal in Brgy. San Roque! And the family and relatives had lunch in the old Pam’s along Calle Nueva. We are planning to have the baptismal in Sorsogon, but anything can happen.

1237H 3/7/2018, Pasig City

I am now back in Manila. My in-law is still in the hospital but getting better.

The flight yesterday was delayed by 30m due to congestion in nAIA. Not bad really. The best part of the flight was the captain who turned out to be our friend. My wife and I were discussing the possibility of having him pilot the plane, and this is not our first (We met our SNHS classmate on our way to Cebu); and she noticed the voice over the PA while we were onboard. He was also surprised to see us.

It’s Fun in Sorsogon!

2036H, 3/5/2018 UNA Pizzeria, Brgy. Bitano

This is the second time in UNA Pizza during my this trip. Last time we had pizza, Grape slush, fish n’ chips. Tonight we are having Porchetta (2 slices), Tres pizza. I’d like to know if the Porchetta here is better than Splendido De Rompoelas (which i find to have the best sisig, Porchetta).

1442H, 3/2/2018 Coffee Cat, Brgy. Sulucan

I saw this coffee shop, Coffee Cat, last night on our way home. And after taking care of bank transactions, I decided to check it out. I had blueberry cheesecake and cappuccino.

I stayed outside and enjoy the view of Magsaysay street. Unfortunately I have to cut my me time short since I need to pickup my wife.

Magsaysay Street, facing East. Circa Feb’18

2110H, 2/28/2018 Rompeolas

Due to a family emergency, my wife and I decided to fly to our beloved hometown with just a 24hr notice. This is a different visit because there’s no plan for me to get some pictures foe the blog.

But i just couldn’t help it. Just tonight for dinner, I had a chance to take a picture of the Rompeolas signage. I had a chance to take a pictures of Legazpi Domestic Airport as well, before it will be replaced by a bigger airport south of the current airport. And I am sure I will have more opportunities to plan for additional articles.

The author wants to test if the Samsung Note can take a high quality picture with normal setting during night time. The author, when this picture is taken, is approx. 300m away.

Out of this visit, I might come up with another article under Orosipon series. This time, it’s about the Sorsogon Provincial Hospital and the Baywalk.

1316H, 2/18/2018 Cainta

While having a cup of coffee, I decided to check the wiki of Sorsogon City. I was surprised how it improved – both on the way it was written and the quality of content as well. I haven’t really checked yet who did it, but doesn’t matter as long as it helps the wiki article.

1705H, 2/11/2018 Paranaque City

Author’s daughter pounding hinagum just today, 02112018.

We went to visit my lola and my parents. Apparently they were planning to have hinagum for afternoon snack. By coincidence, earlier I was composing an article about it. It was funny because I have pictures of my kid pounding the hinagum ingredients on two occasions.


This must be a good sign – it’s only February and I am composing my 2018 journal. For 2017, it was pathetic – one journal entry only and it was in August!

It’s already February and summer holidays is just around the corner, so I have started collecting related articles from the net and scheduling it around March. One article from Inquirer covers Barcelona, Bulusan, Gubat, Irosin, and Juban – I modified it by adding my own collection taken during our Sorsogon road trip on 2013 (if I compose my own, it might take another 5 years!). And normally, during this period, the blog gets high number of hits especially on the articles about driving to Sorsogon.

I also have tons of pictures on my broken mobile phone. I would need a day to figure out how to move it to the cloud.

Lately, I am getting inquiries about LGU information, e.g. contact information, location of the LGU office and the likes. I did try to collect such information two years ago – but I lost my notes. The first initiative regarding this matter was about farming and went to 3 different offices. If any one can help me out on those information, salamatunon tabi!

My last visit to Sorsogon was Undas 2017. We only stayed only for 4 days and we took the bus, thus, I was confined only in the city. I know I took some pictures but they are stuck on my broken phone. Unfortunately, we are expecting a second baby that we may not be able to travel to our beloved town (I know, I still can’t let go of old memories!) this year.

Honestly, it’s difficult to maintain the blog, plus I have another blog about our local community in Rizal which gets updated more often than this; even copying related articles from the news sites is still challenging. And my wife is encouraging (nagging?) me to review all of my articles for typo and grammatical errors. Admittedly, she’s the better writer compared to me.

The only reason that gets me going are the readers who would leave encouraging messages, and the likes of Tina who would share some of her own articles about Sorsogon City.

Dios mabalos tabi sa indo intiru!