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Tingloy, Batangas - A Place to Unwind and Be Alive


Tired of problems? 
Tired of Heartbreaks?
Tired of your job?

Why not run away and forget all of these? 

Let's go to Tingloy, Batangas. The place of Barako people which means a man with masculine body, suaveness appeal and fearless (for my opinion). So when you stay here for a while you will be... your new version 2.0 hehehe  I mean you will be Barako like the coffee that we have.

Come at Nanay Rosie Kubo and Transients in Tingloy, Batangas.

WHAT DO WE HAVE HERE?

1. WOODEN HOUSES 
Either you want the whole house or just a room where you can relax, feel the ambiance, listen to the sound of the waves, the touch of the wind, the kiss of the fresh air and the comforting songs of the tress and birds, you will enjoy and satisfied. From Php 120 - 250 per head depends on your choice.

Here are the pictures of Transient Houses:






Believe me, when you lying down in the hammock and starring at the sea, you will feel free and relax, and revive! 


Or if you prefer to stay in tent then bring for yourself or rent, prices are around Php 100 up. 

2. YOUR FRIENDLY TOUR GUIDE 


He is Ampon. He will follow you on your way around the MASASA Beach for free just don't forget Him when you have left over food. hehehe

3. STARRY STARRY NIGHT

What do you have in mind when you see countless stars with different colors? Can you draw your name? How about my name? (Assumption here! :D ) Is it peaceful and mind free? It feels like you wanna be stay in that moment (specially when you have someone holding your hands or just hold your own hand HAHAHA)


4. BREATHTAKING SUNSET

If you are sunset lover, you will definitely love it! 
(I'm always speechless when it comes to sunset, but all i can say is will give you different feeling)


You can wait the sun till it set and fit it on that curve stone, and make artistic pose.



5. CAPTIVATING STONE FORMATIONS 


 


Well, well, this is me with someone special who surprisingly carried me! isn't sweet? 


Even him cant help himself enjoy the clear water and stones and the refreshing cold water. (It is really cold that time)


6. CRYSTAL CLEAR WATER

This is one of my favorite part, so sad that the go-pro camera that we used is still messed up in uploading but soon its okay I'm gonna show you the astonish and artistic creation under the water including the few huge turtles (believe me i can't hug them even i stretch my arms take not i'm small HAHAHA they are really amazing!) and the gigantic sponges, corals and other sea creatures! By the way, snorking is just Php 100 per head.


7. FRIENDLY AND HANDSOME MAN ON THE ISLAND

I was paid for this! (HAHAHAHA Just kidding!)

He is no other than the Manager ( hhhmmm I think he is the philanthropist -island-humble boy owner of the Nanay Rosie Kubo and Transients [I was really paid for this! HAHAHA] ). And he will surely scold me for this. (peace bro!) By the way you can call him FLYNN or REM.


Just approach him kindly and he is willing to assist you with your vacation. Everything you want (if it is available and reachable, like kitchen tools) he is going to help you in the best way he can. But due to many inquiries and visitors He might not be available but surely there is someone who will assist you in his behalf. 

They are also offers:
  • island hopping - 1,500Php (Sombrero island)
  • trekking sa mag-asawang bato - 100php
You can also do bonfire and sing along in the karaoke (sorry i don't know the price). Or get some buko juice and swim (OFCOURSE!) and dive. Sometimes Rem offers photoshoot and upload it for you. (sometimes...it's not including in the package, it is another deal)

WHAT TO EXPECT?
  • While riding on a private or public boat there's some human failure like pushing or boat's owner will priority their guest so they will remove you out of your sit even you sit first. Keep in mind that Nanay Rosie Kubo and Transients it is not part of this problem. It is far from their responsibility.
  • They Ask environmental fee (by government).
  • Running out of water, so you need to do it manually in the well or ask someone to get water for you and that's not free so better do it for yourself or remain salty. (it's not bad :P )
  • Unstable electricity 
  • Room UN-availability so you have to wait for a while. Because there's bunch of visitors and reservations, so you can leave your things for a while and have a tour and take Instagram photos. So better reserve earlier.
  • BE CONSIDERATE to other guest. What you told them how long will you stay, they will note that, so Keep in mind that AFTER YOU there will be next (but if there's no, that's better). There are times that some guest exceed their time, so they will kindly approach and remind you about it so they will be glad and happy if you coordinate. They NEVER kick you out of your lodging or impolitely remove your things out of the lodging. If there someone do rudeness kindly report it to REM or to Nanay Rosie. 
  • Dirty spot - ugh! sorry for some uneducated and hard headed people who just throw their garbage and trash everywhere, one day its them who we will throw in the garbage(sorry for my word, but it's true). HAHAHA but the management will have its schedule of island cleaning.  
  • NO FREE WIFI 
  • Some human failure again about the boat going home, they don't allowed renting boats. So be prepared.
It's better to know this and less too much expectation.

So have your itinerary and reservations now. I suggest to book your reservation 1-2 weeks before and have it on weekdays, weekends are bit full.

HOW TO GET HERE:

(Best option)  Use google map!

  1. If you are from outside Batangas, then better ride bus going to Batangas City then drop at Batangas Grand Terminal then ride a jeep going to Mabini either Anilao or Talaga Port. Be at TALAGA or ANILAO port early because there are times that they are running out of boats and it is until 4:30pm. Sometimes it leave early. Fare is around Php 60-80 
  2. From Tingloy port ride tricycle and drop at MASASA. Php 60 for each tricycle (if you are 4 then divide it)
  3. From MASASA walk until the sand then turn right. Then walk again 'till you reach a cluster of houses and fits the 3rd house. Look for Remar.
  4. NEVER be deceive by double-dealing or tipster. They are just around the corner. They will bring you to other side of the beach. So here, follow it. 

WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU? 

Really? We expect something from visitors? Of course! Aside from the payment and appreciation we also EXPECT visitors to keep their trash in their bags or RESPECTFULLY put it on the garbage can and there's big pit in one side there where you can put your trash there. And we are glad if you do so. That helping hand will keep the island clean and beautiful. Thanks!

We expect you to enjoy! Enjoy your future vacation! See you around. 

Let me know if you visit there. 



FOR RESERVATIONS AND INQUIRIES: 
Contact No.  09196864368/09757447566
(Its better to call and text than sending message on their page)

DISCLAIMER: some photos used in this article are from Flynn. 

Heart Breaking Commercials in PH


A friend asks me to watch the new commercial of Jollibee and it just broke my heart (sorry, I cry easily, in short I'm emotional person LOLs). I really wonder why they need to do such sad story for a commercial. Does it catch more costumer? Well, Good job!

The poor best friend who fell in love with his bestfriend and become the best man of her wedding. Is he too slow to confess? Or too coward? Or just waiting for the right time? How can it be right time if it is to late? Base on what i see the girl likes him too and just waiting but then there's a guy who treated her what she deserved. And the boy bestfriend is happy for her dear bestfriend and crying because he isn't the man she will gonna marry. Ouch!


It was McDonalds who first (I guessed, correct me if I'm wrong) released heart breaking commercial starring the young actress Elisse Josson. And then now the Jollibee. What's wrong with them?


I'd like to suggest Chowking a story (true story) so they can go with the flow. HAHAHA

Courting Filipina is NOT a Thing

                 



So how to court a Filipina formally (by foreigners or by locals)?

Courting is a serious thing, it is more respective and follow here in Philippines than dating. And yes, young ones chose dating because they said it is more stylish and modern, they said tradition is "makaluma" or old fashion. But  the truth is traditional courtship in general is more respectful and the relationship will last (in my opinion), if you would ask your parents and older ones they will agree with me. 

Mostly Filipina are traditionally shy and conservative. Though we are in a modern day, still that traits are forth see in Filipina ( admittedly not everyone does). 

So here is my TIP.


#1 Suitor should visit the woman at her home and ask permission to visit from the girl’s parents before communicating in social medias. Parents instructed their daughters to be modest and a little pakipot or hard-to-get but warned not to play the hearts of suitors, if they don't then don't. Some accepted more than 1 suitors (some). Before it's parents who decide (good thing not on our days HAHAHA). 

#2 After the initial visit, Filipina will go to a date with chaperones. Chaperones is a very important thing so the two of you will not go beyond the limit. Time will tell what is the real intentions of the suitor. In old days, courtship is done by fetching water, cutting woods or feeding the animals. Still done by some men but rare.

#3 Courting a Filipina is also courting her family so be nice and respect not just her but also her parents and siblings, be kind. If you really want to gain her heart and gain the trust of the parents, have some pogi points or handsome points but making them friends or by helping them (fixing something or do the dishes, don't be special visitor but feel free to feel at home). When the Pinay saw that you are close to her family and looks that they approved already, trust me, sooner or later, you will get your sweetest YES. 

#4 You don't have to visit regularly but don't visit only on your free time, make an extra effort to see her at her home. Don't let her feel that visiting is a burden to you. It shows you aren't really interested.

#5 When you are about to go somewhere ALWAYS ask the permission of the girl's parents. Trust me asking them shows that you have good intentions and that you are worth on their trust.

#6 FLOWERS and CHOCOLATES (or gifts is a MUST to show that... i dont know why, but it's tradition. There's a different feeling brought by flowers and chocolates, as women it made us feel that we are special and loved. And also bring pasalubong for the parents (pasalubong to siblings isn't a must HAHAHA if you have enough money then go a head, just hope that she dont have 12 siblings HAHAHAHA)

#7 Be consistent and stand with your words. Be man with your words! You already know what is that. Sometimes, we gave test if you are really serious so we try to stop you or saying there's other girls better than us.

#8 Don't be STINGY! HAHAHA Parents and siblings always discuss that when the suitors isn't around. So be generous. And if suitor is stingy it is quite a big deal for some family members. But some don't mind. And don't be boastful, over-confident and too cool, parents and siblings will noticed it and they will let the pinay knows that they aren't approve the courtship.

#9 HANDS OFF! While courting it's better to keep your hands on your pocket as possible until she say yes. That shows that you aren't too fast and you respect her. 

#10 Introduce her on your family. In your place, pakitang-gilas ka or you should show her who you are, your skills like cooking (this is a awesome bonus if you know how to cook) or how you treat your family but don't be too pretentious. If she knows your family it will made her that you already letting her to be part of your life. And it will also let her know if your family likes her or not that will help her to decide if she will say yes to you or not.

Looks aren't always matter but actions is where Filipina focus in choosing. Looks is great bonus! 
This 10 steps will help you to court Filipina and how to gain her heart. It's not easy right? Because courtship isn't just a thing, it is a serious thing. It is not a play! You also need to be patience! We have says that "kapag may tiyaga, may nilaga" it means if you persevere, you can get anything! And it is true, we will not waste your time and effort. 

And another thing, get to know her deeper by asking her goals, dreams and plans and share yours. Don't overdose her with sweetest and flowery words! It's tiresome! Just be who you are. Actions is still counts! 

Ops! Take note of this one,  Filipina  is jealous so be careful of your actions with other girls. They are observing while in courtship so if you are too touchy with others, sorry! but court another girls. 

Perseverance in courting is worth it when it comes to Filipina. 

Hope this info helps you! 
Let me know if you like it! 

Let's DiXit !

            One of my friends brought a card game called "DIXIT"from South Korea. At first i thought that it is a boring game but I'wrong, I enjoyed it and wanna play over and over again.

Dixit

      HOW TO PLAY:

Each card has an image which you will give a story or a brief description (but don’t describe it as if you are already telling them what’s on the card, just a hint or clue). Then there is a deck like ‘snake ladder game’ but instead of using dice and etc. you will use bunnies put score. And he one who will first get the 30 points wins.

The First player will be the story teller, story teller need to think of a title or a description for one of cards, after giving a description everyone should select one of their cards that might match the description given, and then the storyteller will shuffle all the cards together before laying them face up for everyone to see. Then they will find and vote secretly which is the card of the storyteller (except the storyteller). Player who guesses correctly will earn points and also the player who earns (mistakenly) votes from the other will earn points and also the storyteller if he/she receives votes. If no one guesses the storyteller’s card correctly the storyteller got no points. So means it is better to give them hint but don’t mess up your description.

What’s interesting about this game is that you would realize how you really know your opponents, “your friends are”. Because they will give description about the cards base on their story, experienced, jokes, problems, dilemmas and what they are thinking or how they think. So it is also a challenge. But please don’t make it seriously, be sport! Hahaha Don’t blame your friends if they didn’t guess your cards.

Suggestion: Don’t play it alone or just pair, have 4-6 players. Trust me it’s fun and exciting!

 By the way, where I can buy this game here in Philippines?