Friday, June 29, 2012

Red Corner, Plazuela de Iloilo

Plazuela de Iloilo
Lunch at Red Corner

               Our main intention of coming to Plazuela is to try the best foods served by the various restaurants here. While thinking what to eat, we roamed the area to take some pictures and to look for a restaurant that is new to us. Basically our purpose was to eat lunch here in a restaurant not found in Bacolod City. It was almost 11 o'clock in the morning and there were only a few people in the area. It was advantageous for us since we had plenty of restaurants to choose from.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

East Block Veranda, Bacolod City

east block veranda
              A new place to hang out with friends and barkadas in Bacolod City is the East Block Veranda. We tried to have an early light meal here in the late afternoon prior to attending an important event held inside the East Block building. We were quite curious of this place maybe because mostly young adults and professionals come here. I guess it must be the place, or the food, or it could be both. When we got there, there were families taking some afternoon snacks and some were having their beers already.
              Now it is time for us to look for food and we have plenty to choose from. While still searching for the best meal, I also took the chance to take pictures inside Veranda.

Friday, June 22, 2012

The Recreational Park: Garin Farm, San Joaquin, Iloilo

the white gazebo in the middle of the man made pondThe Park

             Here is the white gazebo located in the middle of the pond. Although some areas surrounding the gazebo are still under construction, the view was still awesome. The water was clean, and the pond is surrounded with a thin layer of water lilies. Shown in the photo is a formation of water lilies in front of the gazebo.

Shown in the photo below is the price list of the services taped on one of the main posts inside the restaurant.
recreational park

Available Rides:
Golf cart rides:
Gate to PavilionP60.00
Pavilion to CrossP90.00
Cross to PavilionP60.00
Pavilion to GateP60.00
Water BikeP50.00
Kayak (single)P40.00
Kayak (for 2)P90.00
Pedal (for 2)P40.00
Rubber boat (for 4)P120.00
Other Amenities:
Swimming poolP80.00
Horse back ridingP60.00
Goat Cart rideP30.00
Scooter (for 5 min)P30.00
wooden zip line platform
Zip line platform

               This is the zip line platform framed at the right side corner facing the main entrance of the restaurant. Every thrill-seeker individual is required to put on all the necessary gears and harnesses at the ground level before going up to the platform.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Restaurant: Garin Farm, San Joaquin, iloilo

the restaurant, garin farm inland resort, san joaquin, iloiloThe Restaurant

              We arrived at San Joaquin at almost 10 o'clock in the morning and we were very much hungry so we wanted to have brunch as soon as possible. After 15 minutes of taking pictures of the farm from the main gate, we hurriedly went to the restaurant to eat. Shown in this photo is the cozy, clean, non-air conditioned, simple but elegant restaurant overlooking the farm and the pools. Its  main entrance is facing the main entrance of the Pilgrimage.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Pilgrimage: Garin Farm, San Joaquin, Iloilo

pilgrimage of Garin farm    The Pilgrimage

             The Pilgrimage in Garin was one of the main reasons why I was so willing to visit the Garin Farm just for a day. When I saw the big white cross that is firmly standing on top of the rise, I assured myself that I will climb up to the church of the Pilgrimage which stands at the base of the big cross before the day ends.
            This photo was taken from the balcony of the restaurant. While waiting for our brunch to be served within 20 minutes, I took the opportunity to view the omnipotent symbol across the balcony. I was a bit tired from taking pictures in the farm, so the thought of climbing the Pilgrimage will probably start after lunch. Our itinerary was readily arranged and systematic so we could use most of the park's facilities before sunset.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Hotel: Garin Farm, San Joaquin, Iloilo

The Hotel

                After taking pictures of the animals and vegetables at each side of the main walkway from the entrance, we followed the path turning right going up the restaurant (shown in the photo) because we were so hungry that we could eat a cow. From a distance, we can see the restaurant that is built at the top of the rise overlooking the farm animals. At the right side of the walkway are the plants, and at the left side is where we saw the Bahay Kubo described in the previous post.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Farm: Garin Farm, San Joaquin, Iloilo

Garin Farm main gate
The Farm                  
             Garin Farm is widely known for its home grown fowls, farm animals, and as well as a recreational park in Iloilo. These are some of the reasons why we were so determined to visit Garin Farm despite the fact that none of us had ever been to this place. We arrived at Iloilo City early in the morning, then we immediately went to the Robinson's mall near the San Joaquin terminal so we can have our breakfast first. Unfortunately, no fast food restaurants were open yet at the time, so we opted to buy some peanuts and butterscotch to fill out our empty stomach.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Lagoon, Bacolod City

lagoon and the white mansion
The Lagoon
               One famous spot in Bacolod City to take time out is the Lagoon settled in front of the Provincial Capitol Building of Negros Occidental. For me, the Lagoon alleviates the strong and authoritative figure of the building, which some of my friends call 'The Mansion'. Some health conscious people come here as early as 5 o'clock in the morning to walk or jog around the Lagoon. After office hours, people start to gather around the Lagoon to relax and cool off due to their long stressful hours at work.