Holidays in Baguio is such a refreshing experience. If travelers are not used to seeing a lot of people walking around the city, they must have not visited Tokyo or New York City. It was less of an issue for me and my husband but finding a place to stay was a real challenge.
It wasn’t a good thing to book at least two weeks before our vacation. We wanted to stay at The Manor so badly we never wanted to find a hotel other than that. So it was between that or a good bed and breakfast.
Thanks to Trip Advisor we found Colione Bed & Breakfast. It was fascinating how the reviews are higher than what we’ve thought. It is not enough that you judge the place by their Facebook page, and I’m so glad we didn’t. They live by good reviews online and by word of mouth. Understated yet quality place to stay. Its zen interiors with a touch of country home captivated us.
Colione Bed & Breakfast is about 5 minutes away from the Victory Liner station. It’s so accessible by taxi, it will take you P60-70 depending on the traffic. Colione is just a few meters away from Easter College where the famous Easter Weaving Room is located, few minutes away from Tam-Awan village and Ben Cab Museum by taxi. Breakfast is decent, they brew fresh coffee, white linens, refill toiletries every morning, free bottled water, AC room, hot & cold shower, free WIFI access, and accomodating staff. If you are a traveler, you’ll definitely love it and find this place convenient. It costs P2,200 per night this room.
Colione Bed & Breakfast
40 Easter School Road., Cor. 2nd Road Manzanillo Subdivision, 2600 Baguio City
Hello, friends! 2014 has been kind to me and our family, I hope yours too. Ever since I got married in April, I spent less time doing personal projects and more time on office work. So it has to change this year!
I read a few novels last year and the most recent one was Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami. We were at the bookstore when my husband chose that title for me to read. One time, I felt like doing a fan art about it. I’m sharing it to you now. Please feel free to download this desktop wallpaper I doodled. :)
Camp John Hay in Baguio City is one of the top wedding destinations in the Philippines. Its high altitude location is the perfect venue for a country spring or cool weather wedding themes.
A college friend recently contacted me to create a map of Camp John Hay for her sister’s wedding. Since it’s very rare to find a decent map of the place, I plotted the CJH using existing ones online and created a cute hand drawn piece.
I wasn’t commisioned for this project, so it’s my pleasure to give it away for free! Download the Camp John Hay map for FREE by right clicking and Save image as… to your computer. It’s easy to customize it when you use any design software. I hope this helps!
Cut tofu into desired size. Bread regular firm tofu with all purpose flour.
Set saute pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of the olive oil to the pan and sear tofu each side for about 2 minutes per side. Set aside.
In a sauce pan, add the butter, tomato paste, tomatoes, cumin seed powder, paprika, salt and pepper to taste. Add the potatoes and carrots and continue to cook the stew for another 10 minutes. Add 1 tsp brown sugar. *You may add 1/2 cup of water to dissolve tomato paste.
Now get the saute pan where you seared the tofu and pour the sauce. Cook for 5 minutes. Serves 2.
My mother nominated me to take the Black and White Photography Challenge. I will be posting photos for five consecutive days and nominating someone each time. To start the challenge, I chose this photo taken two years ago in spring time at Germantown, MD. It was cool how the parents cheered for their sons but unfortunately, I wasn’t able to capture it.
This was during a storm a few weeks ago. I have to leave work as soon as I got in the office when I heard the nearest dam in our city was in critical condition. While waiting for my ride home, I thought I wanted to be productive while standing for an hour at the side of the road. So I got my phone and took random shots of the rainy scene. Capturing people on an ordinary day in Manila boasting vibrant contrast of colors and textures that each has a quick story to tell. I hope you will enjoy this set!