Showing posts with label Zamboanga City. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Zamboanga City. Show all posts


Happy 2015 Beautiful People

Dear beautiful people, this is my first blog post of the year and it has something to do about my lakwatsero life during the time when I was on hiatus for so many days.  
To start with my a bit narrative story from 2014 year-end specials to 2015 year-start (I don't know if there's a thing or event such as year-start special) [hehe], I just want to say THANK YOU SO MUCH 2014 FOR THE AMAZING JOURNEY! 

A lot of my friends from cyberspace and even my neighbors from the alta sociedad de kanto-kanto asked me where was I the past days they didn't see me. I said I've just been to a kingdom far far away in the middle of the fountain right beside the green meadows across the valley of choo-choo. 

Well, it started with a simple wish granted by my boss, somehow a Christmas gift to me, a one week vacay in my charming hometown #Zamboanga where I spent my ME TIME and family bonding memorably.

Decemeber 29,2014 - I took the red-eye flight bound for Zamboanga via Philippine Airlines (the airline who took care of me and my miles excellently back and forth ). Although I was so sick that time, I still decided to fly because sayang ang miles (hehe). 

To make the long story short, I arrived Zamboanga safely and headed directly to my parents place in the mountain and had my bed rest for four days, rejuvenated my body and damaged system due to a very toxic schedule in Manila. 

January 1, 2015 - Bonding with nature

This is called PUKI REYNA

Stream where I used take a bath

We call it PAPUA

ME TIME at the bewitching dusk 
These photos below reminds me of my past, the first picture reminds me of my childhood, my way of life my happiness and my simple wants.   And as I grow older the second picture shows you of what I have and what I am far from the busy city and life in Manila,  I am not a real farmer neither one of them but the people I am dealing with back home are farmers, my friends relatives, and parents are all farmers the people whom I owe a lot to where I am now.

Well, that's just part of my mellow-dramatic story.. back to my journey...

Morning of January 7, 2015 - Last minute quick showing around the city before leaving for Manila

The Immaculate conception church

Touch of an Old world charm in the middle of the booming city

The famous Plaza Pershing situated in front of some local business establishments  

At the zamboanga International Airport Departure Lounge  nothing much to say  about the place just for one comment, "Need more improvement on CR cleanliness / maintenance" the rest are all well at least for the city like this who caters the amount of visitors but hopefully more brighter side to have.  


First time to board a small creature like this, my impression is propeller operated aircrafts are a bit noisier than the usual engine ones so better bring along with you a headset or something to cover your ears when you fly with this kind of aircraft. 

...and whenever / wherever I travel, I see to it that I have  #SuncoastLightwater inside my backpack all the time, an electrolyte enhanced water that replenishes me naturally.

To all the happy people who became part of my happy 2014 life congratulations and let us welcome the joy and prosperity of 2015 .


#ChristmasinZamboanga2014 -- Pascua na zamboanga 2014

Our message to the world. This is our City. This is our HOME, come and celebrate with us.
Paz y Amor na Zamboanga, (Peace and Love in Zamboanga) Feliz Pascua a todo (Merry Christmas everyone)



A source of inspiration through colors

This man made me feel more proud being a Filipino. I believe he is the only guy  in Zamboanga city selling Philippine flag this way. A noble kind of job. His name is Rodrigo Alma Jr. originally from Davao City.
Mr. Alma were able to send and finish his children in college with the degrees of Engineering, Architecture, Business Administration and Accounting.
Filipino man selling Flag
Location: Zamboanga City,
Date: June 7, 2014


Capturing some old and new edifices in zamboanga city

The Popular City Hall Building

Touring around the heart of Zamboanga City known as the Asia’s Latin City is awesome, it was my privileged again to discover my own city since I left for Manila in 2004. This city has always been the eye of the public  and in some foreign countries because of only one controversy (they are afraid to travel to the said city for security reason) but for me this will remain the sweetest place in the world. It’s booming now. Zamboanga City is the same as other city in the Philippines, in fact  the city owns more than the other has.


Merloquet Waterfalls - my one of the best spot of the year

My unexepected change for my five cents travel to the wonders of nature 

Magnificent charm, extra-ordinary adventure and heart arresting beauty of a place full of tranquility, happiness and freedom. A place for nature lovers who always seeks real fresh adventure in life.


Colorful Regatta De Zamboanga

These colorful sailboats race "REGATTA" has always been a part of Zamboanga Hermosa Festival as one of the highlights imparted during the month of October. Just recently, the office of the city mayor and the city tourism has successfully made a mark again. Colorful vintas from all over coastline's fishermen came together, sailed and attracted thousands of visitors from and outside zamboanga city.

Colorful experience indeed always here in the colorful city of Zamboanga. Gracias por tu mga bunito colores!

All photos courtesy of Councilor Gerky Valesco 


Christmas in Zamboanga City

"SINONG NAGSASABI NA MAGULO SA ZAMBOANGA CITY?" Well, the lights can tell you how safe you are when you are in the city. I am a proud ZamboangeƱo, I grew up there studied and had my first job way back year 2003.

Taken by By Querilyn Aba Dec. 2011

Zamboanga City, is a city that can offer what other city can, and may give you more than what you want. City night life is just the same as Manila has, Restobars with live bands are everywhere. During daytime it's "business as usual", you can go to Barter Trade Center at Canelar,  visit some malls and drop by at the Pasalubong Center  near the Fort Pilar as well and refresh yourselves at the Paseo del mar during sun setting.

Taken by By Querilyn Aba Dec. 2011
Every December, this building (City Hall) is transforming into an enchanted kingdom of lights, where colorful Christmas light decors are shining and sparkling attracting visitors to come closers and discover its beauty face to face. Promising its people the brighter city ahead.

Zamboanga City is a city for all, a simple place with natural richness that soon to show you more. 

I spent my Christmas in my home town 3 years ago, and my one week vacation is not enough to rediscover the beauty of Zamboanga City.
Taken by Lance, December 2008

How to get there?
From Manila : there are three major domestic airline flights and it will only take for about 1 hr and 45mins going there.

There are also available inter island flights  (to and) from "Zamboanga City International Airport" to selected destinations in Mindanao, Visayas and Luzon (esp. Manila)

A Taste of adventure in Zamboanga read more here

Special Thanks to  Ms. Querilyn Aba for the latest photos.


Un Recuerdo De Amistad

Recuerdo que todo hinde puede ulvida na entero vida, el recuerdo que ya conose a unu y otro na otro lugar, pero todos que ya sale na un ciudad, Na Ciudad de Zamboanga y serca Lugar. Kita todo que ta conversa zamboangeƱo, Bienvenidos aqui na Manila.

Man huntu huntu kita todo y conose a uno y otro mga bisinos y amigos / amigas de zmboanga que taki ahora na Manila.
Si taki ustedes na Manila man like ustedes el page “Un Recuerdo De Amistad” na facebook.