Just a couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Bohol once again courtesy of my wonderful Philippines AirAsia family.
I’ve said it time and again… Bohol is like a second home to me. I’ve been to Bohol around over 6 times in 2016 alone — and I never grow tired of it. Bohol is just one of those amazing places that boasts of great tourist spots, wonderful food, exciting festivities and some of the warmest and most hospitable people around.
Our itinerary for this particular Bohol trip was the Ubi Festival 2017 which is celebrated annually, and a fun Visita Iglesia in January. I was actually also able to attend the Ubi Festival 2016 last year which was so much fun. Now, just to get the confusion out of the way… Boholanos spell Ube (Purple Yam) as “Ubi”. They also happen to be the largest growers of this root crop anywhere in the world, hence the festival in this province that was named after it.
The Visita Iglesia is also something that I’ve been eagerly anticipating on doing. Of course, Visita Iglesia season happens during Holy Week which falls between March and April every year, but it was great that we were given the opportunity to do it during our recent visit. Bohol has some of the most amazing and majestic churches in the country and has been a great destination for tourists and the faithful alike. Sadly, most of the churches in Bohol have been devastated or badly damaged due to the terrible earthquake back in 2013. During my frequent trips to the province last year, the local government together with their people, have been hard at work restoring and reconstructing these churches. This visit gave me an opportunity to see how their efforts are progressing.
Join me as we go on a Visita Iglesia as well as join the Ubi Festival 2017 through this photoblog. I also made a quick video of this trip which I embedded below as well. Let’s go! :)
Technology is a great thing. Among other benefits, it makes our work much more efficient, it allows us to do things more conveniently, and it gives people access to information faster and easier than ever before.
But, at what cost?
You see, technology is a double edged sword. As we maximize and enjoy its seemingly limitless potential, we must also be cautious not to be burdened or hurt by it.
We constantly praise humanity’s advances in technology, not to mention the power of the internet, recognizing that because of it, the world has never been smaller and more connected.
While that may be the truth, many of us fail to realize that the very same technology that practically surrounds us everywhere we go, has also made us slaves of it. The very thing that has given us the power to be connected has, ironically, also been the very reason why human beings have slowly grown apart. People have become frighteningly addicted and dependent on technology that we have sadly become imprisoned by our devices and forgotten the importance of personal ties and truly “being” with someone and sharing meaningful moments with them.
It’s such a tragedy to see families living under the same roof and yet never really “being together”.
More great news from the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier.
AirAsia today announced it will recommence flights from Clark International Airport in Pampanga with three flights weekly to Kalibo (Boracay) effective March 27, 2017.
Philippines AirAsia CEO Captain Dexter Comendador said, “AirAsia has constantly dedicated itself to make air travel more affordable, convenient, and accessible to all and we are reaffirming this commitment with our newest Clark-Kalibo route. We are thrilled to provide the much needed connectivity at affordable fares for travellers from Central and Northern Luzon.”
America, here we come!
AirAsia X has received clearance from the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) to fly to the US.
This is BIG news because the airline is the first Asian low-cost carrier to secure approval to operate scheduled passenger flights to the US. And the much celebrated approval allows AirAsia’s long-haul, low-cost sister airline to operate services to any destination within the US.
AirAsia X is currently considering flights to several US states including Hawaii as part of its route expansion plans.
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Who doesn’t love protective cases? Apart from a case’s main purpose of keeping your device unharmed from nicks and bumps, it also gives your phone some much needed character. A case’s design is a statement. It also tells a lot about you and your individuality. And hey, admit it… we are all about standing out […]
Health & Fitness
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Do you love burgers like I do? Well, what if I told you that you can enjoy awesome tasting, juicy burgers while helping a wonderful foundation uplift the lives of countless Filipinos all around the country? You actually can… and I encourage you to do so! Together with the amazing people of Burger Company, I […]
My KTG family isn’t just all about food, travel and having a good time, you know. I love this rowdy foodie bunch because we try to find ways to be part of advocacies that we truly believe in. Just as we have shown our support to victims of Typhoon Yolanda and documented our trip to […]
We Filipinos complain about a lot of things. Common Pinoy folk would bicker and rant about how bad the state of our lives are and how tired we all are about the sad and seemingly hopeless predicament majority of us are in. As much as we are all entitled to express our feelings and frustrations, […]
Philippines AirAsia today announced it will recommence flights from Clark International Airport in Pampanga with three flights weekly to Kalibo (Boracay)!
News flash! Captain Dexter Comendador has officially been appointed President and CEO of Philippines AirAsia. Find out why he’s the right man for the job.
I finally found a bag that meets the demands of long trips yet can be easily brought along without having to check it in. It’s called the Venque Duffel 1.0.
Because of all the hullabaloo due to Carly Rae Jepsen’s upcoming concert here in Manila, I decided to repost my daughter’s short (and very cute) “Call Me Maybe” video which we did last year. She actually did most of the conceptualizing… we both had fun doing it. The video only covers 1 stanza and a […]
Caught my wife on video when she suddenly started singing “Zombie” while Max (our little Pomeranian) was sleeping beside her. I don’t think Max approves of her voice… LOL!!! Watch the video… funny! *It was pretty dark so not much to see but the audio is really amusing…