Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tabuk City 2/5 : Of Waterways, Roads and Bridges

This sight of two men walking the spillway of Chico River made my trip to Tabuk more interesting. For one, it provided a nice subject for a photo-op incorporating human element to an already picture-worthy spot. But more importantly, it transcends to the thought of what folks in Tabuk would do just to go to the other side of town, risking their lives and limbs by crossing the river thru walking in a slippery spillway.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Tabuk City 1/5 : A River Runs Thru It

To the uninitiated like me, whenever I hear Tabuk in particular and the Kalinga Province in general, what comes to mind are mountains and tribal people. These were probably brought up by the fact that when I was much younger, my grandfather used to bring me to Isabela and Benguet where terrains dramatically shift from lowlands to highlands and the farthest we usually end are city centers. And what’s beyond there is left only to my young imagination fuelled by stories as well as the ethnic-sounding nomenclature of the place.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Yakimix Food Trip

Ready to Eat
Team Tax Comp @ Yakimix Podium is a perfect match made in heaven. An array of gastronomic delights against a group who is very much willing to take any sumptuous challenge... as Maki would say... "Bring it on!"

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Sagada Weekend Market

One of the places I like to visit whenever I travel to another place is their local market because local cultures and tradition can best be observed there. It was a good thing that our visit to Sagada included Saturday because we were able to witness the Weekend Market therein. Makeshift stalls lined-up the streets from the Town Plaza all the way-up to the entrance of Saint Mary's Church. Just almost everything is offered for sale in this Saturday Market. Freshly harvested produce from local farmers dominate one area in the market where hospitable lady sellers will give you a real bargain and would even let you sample their local fruits including the famously large Sagada Oranges. Lots of delicacies are also offered like local-version of corn-in-a cob, sticky rice cakes, sesame balls, boiled peanuts and the interesting halo-halo with macaroni.

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Mongkok Food Trip

It has been two months since I left my previous company to work for another one. I worked there for a little over two years and I was fortunate to work with some of the most dynamic persons I have known. I headed a team there composed of young, cheerful and down-to-earth individuals and collectively, we are known as "Team Tax Comp" - one of the better teams of the Company.