Saturday, November 28, 2009

For your MP3 collection, part 26

motorela in Camiguin

I really meant to stop at part 25, then just continue via a new music podcast, but it turned out to be more work than I can sustain, so I'm back to regular programming.

Off for a much-needed long break. Back on the second week of December. Here's some music to get you through until then.

Astronauts of Antiquity:"Strangest Places"
-played in dimly lit places
Audio Fiction:"Way Out"-easy to learn
Best Coast:"When I'm With You"-lazy fun
Emily in Love:"Sow the Seeds"-it's not complex
Feldmaus:"Lively Inner Shore"-discovery island
Jonathan Boulet:"A Community Service Announcement (The Album Leaf Remix)"- thanks for the concern
The Lights Galaxia:"While She Sleeps (Morning Edit)"-peaceful sunrise
Mojo Morgan:"Tonight"-alt to BEP
Solange:"Stillness is the Move" (Dirty Projectors cover)-lovable sis
Umphrey's McGee:"Made to Measure"-don't hesitate to try
Vampire Weekend:"Horchata"-sweet as the drink

Friday, November 27, 2009

International eats

The lowest priced set meal at Secret Recipe is P149.50: soup (minestrone as mushroom was out of stock), french fries, tom yum spaghetti and iced tea. Odd combination, but very filling.

paella valenciana

The Paella Valenciana at Las Paellas (Robinsons Galleria, Festival Mall, Greenhills Shopping Center) serves two to three. The half-hour wait is worth it. The pitcher of sangria is good for up to four... unless you're somewhat thirsty.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Lagoon afternoon

The boat back to CDO was late, so we passed the time at the lagoon not far from the pier.

birds endemic to the island

huge crabs

secret hideaways

shel lantern
shell lantern




Wednesday, November 25, 2009

tablea y lanzones

Two more treats: rich homemade Maestrado cocoa and very sweet lanzones, which grows all over the island (and is always teeming with black ants!).

cocoa pods
the cocoa pods

the tablea prepared on banana trunks


The price of the lanzones fruit varies according to the season. When there is oversupply, it can go down to less than P10 a kilo but can go upwards of P80 when there is not much to be found. In early September, the price was P30 to P35 a kilo.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Vjandep is perhaps the most popular brand to come out of Camiguin Island. There's a self-service canteen near the "lighthouse"...

and of course, the famous pastel, shown here with yours truly (mow-del daw). It's sooooo good!

photog amidst the pastries

sign at the production facility

they sell ice cream at the factory, too
(that's the price!)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

This is how we do it: the setup

Day 1: Layout and hanging


10-frame fun

Day 2: Touching up the paintings and adjusting the lighting

Day 3: pre-opening shot