I Shall Return!

At Mc Arthur's Park in Tacloban-Samar


“I Shall Return!” As per General Mc Arthur who once said the famous line during world war 2.  

I’ve been longing to see the place since my lolo daddy grew up in Samar . It’s nice to know your roots and everything… So finally I visited the place! it was wonderful, fresh air and more tree’s that you don’t usually see in the city.  

(sorry for the low quality pic. it's from my BB)


It is really something… Also different from local cities I’ve been to during my Pilipinas City Tour. It’s actually small and most of the houses in Tacloban is big. I also noticed that their tricycle is like from the ancient times LOL 🙂  

Tricycle in Tacloban


Cutesy huh? ♥ I wanted to ride on that thing but I am so busy that I couldn’t squeezed it in to my schedule… so I just snapped it out and ta-dah! lovely foto.  

Moving on, when it comes to foodtrip you can never go wrong here:  

Stephanie's Eat ALL YOU CAN for only Php 200.00


I even had my embarrassing moment here… I went earlier than the said opening like 5-10 minutes. All the food were served and I was starving and “naglalaway” from those yummylicious foods! So I end up being the first one who get something from the buffet table together with my manager. I was curious tho’ wondering why the other customers seems like waiting for something… and there you go! 11:00 a.m. the bell rang! which means you can start now… Holy Molly! I turned red! 🙂  

Inside Stephanie's Restaurant (parang sa bahay lang ♥)


Again wait for the Bell ♥  

And yes I shall return!  


Sto.Nino Shrine Museum (Tacloban)

Sto.Nino Shrine Museum in Tacloban

Ang Santo Niño Shrine, ay isa sa mga 29 na bahay pahingaan ng dating Pres. Ferdinand Marcos. Meron itong olympic size na swimming pool sa likod ng gusali.

Sa papasok ng Santo Niño Shrine, makikita ang imahe ng Santo Niño sa dulo ng pasokan (ang Santo Niño ay naglalarawan sa batang si Hesu Kristo na patron ng Leyte). Sa gilid nito ay mga kwarto para sa mga bisita na may iba’t ibang tema.

Matatagpuan ang Santo Niño Shrine sa Real St. siyudad ng Tacloban collector’s. Makikita dito ang mga larawan ng 14 stations na ginawa ng mga Pilipinong pintor, wooden bas-relief ng unang babae-lalake (Si Malakas at Maganda), magagandang kwarto na may iba’t ibang Filipino motifs, imahe ng Santo Niño, malaking ballroom, at ang mga koleksyon ng mga orihinal na larawan na ginawa ni Fernando Amorsolo.

While travelling around Tacloban city, I was amazed upon seeing the facade of Sto.Nino Shrine… at first I didn’t know it was a museum! I thought it was one of the great mansion of a local citizen in the city because usually from the places i’ve been to… the houses of local rich peeps in the area is awesomeness!

Moving on, I asked my driver and my officemate to accompany me and see the museum! Amazingly the local driver who worked there for years never visited the museum! Great!

It is so cheap, I only paid Php 200.oo – good for 5 person! you’ll just add Php 20.00 for additional guest! But if you are only 1 you still need to pay Php 200.00 🙂 Also you need to pay for your digicam’s entrance! Php 30.oo.Viola and you are ready to go… just take off your shoes and wear those cute slippers in the main entrance.

With local driver "Kuya Jojo"

more pics…

Fernando Amorsolo

Hand Craft Walls and Ceilings

Salute to Marcos family!

wooden bas-relief ng unang babae-lalake (Si Malakas at Maganda)

Let's eat here 🙂

Presidential Chair

The Palace Grand Piano

The Pure Silver Chair

Pure Silver Chair

Anne Klein in Marcos Time 🙂 wow pillow case pa lang yan ♥

Vinatge Closet (*wanna take home*)

Imelda Marcos's Walk-in-CR 🙂

Imelda Marcos's Giant bed all- alone. Pres. Marcos has his own 🙂

Who do you think plays this in Former First Lady's room?

It’s been a long time since I had a tour in a museum… well Giant Aquariums are obviously not museums 🙂 It’s a nice adventure once in a while since during our school days we do this yearly right? The Planetarium and Manila Finest Museum not to forget Museong Pambata! The book reading! marvelous! 🙂

Anyway, I just love my work… it’s business and a little pleasure! I fell in love in travelling around our country. One more destination and bucket list for Philippines is done!

Guess where? starts with letter "A"

or let’s make it 3!

Hundred Islands

Rice Terraces

(I’ll stop– I am thinking there’s more LOL)