North: Summer is Coming

 -Overdue Post-

The advertisement of Department of Tourism says: It’s more fun in the Philippines. Indeed, it’s true.

After Seasielle have been sun-kissed by Palawan, Ilocos gave her a time machine to travel back in time.

Last June 9-11 (where it was a long weekend in Philippines), seasielle and her family (Mama and older sister) went to Ilocos. They joined a tour composed of fourteen people, which was really inappropriate since it was an eight-hour drive (a long drive). Arranged by Costa Travel and Tour, and King and Joy, (definitely don’t book through this agencies since it was all about money for them) the tour was almost-perfect except that Seasielle’s mama and sister had to seat on an uncomfortable place throughout the entire journey, and they had to interact with their rude companions.
Day 0:
Left Eton, Quezon City at around 9:15 in the evening to travel to Vigan.

Had three to four stop-overs.

Day 1: Vigan

Lacked of sleep caused discomfort to Seasielle and her family that’s why when they arrived at Calle Crisologo around 4:45 in the morning, they were in a bad mood, but they went down the van to explore the said place during dawn. It was whimsical during the said time since the quantality can be felt clothing the history of Calle Crisologo. Spanish structure of houses is very significant in this one. The people living in those infrastructure never replaced the way it was built.
After Calle Crisologo, they went to eat breakfast at Hidden Garden. Because of exhaustion from lacked of sleep, they did not roam the said place. For the food, it was a not-a-good-one.
Up next: Baluarte.
Seasielle’s mother and sister went down just to capture photos (entrance and souvenir shop only). Mr. Sunshine was not welcoming during that time.

Bantay Bell Tower was the next attraction they’ve visited. They did not dare climbed the stairs because the scorching heat of the sun was really uninviting. They’ve just tried trick shots from the said place.
After that, the whole group travelled going to Marcos Mausoleum, and Malacañang of the North.

All of them (Seasielle and her companions) did not go down to Marcos Mausoleum since they were not interested. For the said attraction, one must pay Php 30 per person for the maintenance of it.
Malacañang of the North was the old house where the Marcos’ family grew up and lived for many years. It was a resemblance of power, elegance, and olden days. Entrance fee: Php 30.
After the visit to the said place, it was now time to pay tribute and respect to Paoay Church, which is more than hundred of years old already. Upon their arrival there, it was under renovation so the interior of it was not a photo friendly one; but outside, it was still magnificent, and Mr. Sunshine was really reliable that time since it was scorching hot: Picture Perfect for an Instagram worthy post.

Next attraction (second to the last for Day 1): Sand Dunes.
Apparently since no one in the group got a proper sleep, they all bid the opportunity to try 4×4 jeeps a farewell. Also, it was expensive for that extreme activity since you will just untidy yourself in the swirling ground of sands.

Finally, last stop: Sinking Bell Tower.
For this one, the whole group went down (not for the photo opportunity of the said place), but for the grocery store, and food establishments near it. They all bought food, and supplies for two more days of adventure.

After they had bought all their needed supplies, the whole group now travelled going to their hotel. They stayed in Vybe Hotel (3days). Upon entering their hotel room (which was a clean, and comfortable one), they wasted no time to clean-up, and went instantly to sleep.

Day 2: Pagudpud
Waking up as early as 6:00am, it was really a wondrous one to have a goodnight sleep for Seasielles’ group. After some “me-time,” they immediately went to the dining hall to eat their breakfast. Honest to goodness, it was quite fine, and the dining area was a clean one. Past 8:00 in the morning, the whole group departed the parking area of Vybe Hotel to travel going to Pagudpud.
First Stop: Cafe Bojeadora Lighthouse.
From the parking area, you can walk going uphill, or you can ride a tricycle which costs Php 20-30.  The view was spectacular once you’ve reached the top (but not the highest point yet). This was a better start for something new in store.

 Next: Kapurpurawan Rock Formation.

This left Seasielle, her mother, and her sister in awed. This was actually their favorite amongst the rest since this was pure “Nature Love.” Nothing in this place was not extraordinary. In fact, one of FPJ’s (a popular actor in the Philippines) movie was filmed in this place. All Seasielle can say: The white scenery is as pure as one’s soul.

Third Stop: Bangui Windmills.
This was an effective source of energy especially within the premises since it was near the beach front, and Mr. Wind-blower is a frequent visitor in the said area. Also, a good photo opportunity for those Instagram fanatics.
Next Attraction: Patapat Viaduct.

This was just a quick stop where you can see the view of South China Sea, and the mountain going to Cagayan. Nothing worth-it in this one.

Second to the last for Day 2: Bantay Abot Cave.
Before you can reach the said destination, you have to go down to too many flight of stairs, then walked through the sea of rocks(which was quite sharp, and a bit smooth), and finally, climbed another flight of rocks. The prized: One-of-kind view in one destination. Meaning, Mr. Sea, Mr. Mountain, and Mr. Half-Cave in one place. A good one for pictures.

Finally, last stop: Blue Lagoon.
Here, nothing is quite out-of-the-box experience, except for the zipline (which Seasielle tried, and left her quite scared since it was already quite in the afternoon, and the wind is against the flow of the said zipline. But according to her, it was definitely one of the best. A must-try activity there). Aside from that, all you can do is just spend your day in the beach.

After such a fulfilling day 2, the whole group went back to their hotel, and spend the rest of the night in their rooms. (Some actually roamed the city, and capture some worth-it photos.)
*Note: for the Cafe Bojeadora Lighthouse, there’s an entrance fee.
In Kapurpurawan, you can ride a horse (if you don’t want to walk under the scorching heat of the sun) going to the said Rock Formation, which costs Php 100 back and forth. Finally, in Blue Lagoon, your group have to chip-in for a cottage rental.

Day 3: Time to Bid-Farewell to Ilocos
After the wake-up call at around 6 in the morning, the whole group went to eat their breakfast in the hotel dining room. Then, they immediately left Vybe Hotel.

Before heading back to Manila, they travelled back to Calle Crisogo to buy souvenirs. Afterwards, they had a stop-over at Vitalis Villa (which required an entrance fee of around Php 200 per person). A big No-No for you will just see replicas of Santorini in Greece. So, the whole group instantly left the said premises, and travelled back going to Manila.

Overall: It is really More Fun in the Philippines. Lots of Spectacular, and Breathtaking sceneries assembles by Nature, and made by Man can be seen in this country.

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Paradise: Escapade to El Nido and Rock Formations of Underground River

*Overdue Post.*

When was the last time you said “This is life!?”
When was the last time you’ve been to paradise?
How about the time when you just closed your eyes, and when you open it all you can see is the most breathtaking view given by nature?
Maybe some of you just went to paradise yesterday, last weekend, last week, last month, last year, or maybe where you are right now is paradise. You must be thankful because when you’re living in paradise there’s no dull moment for you. Every day is such a wondrous epitome of heaven.

The first Saturday of March was very special to Seasielle. Why? Because she won’t just bond with one of her best friends who just came from Dubai, but she was also going to Palawan with her. All set as they board Air Asia’s flight going to Puerto Princesa. Before the plane took-off, Seasielle was in awed by the scenery she saw: Definitely a one-of-a-kind nature’s gift from God.

Once the plane landed, Seasielle, her mother, and her best friend had a photo taken in front of the sign “Puerto Princesa Airport.” Finally, it was now time to ride a van going to El Nido (a five-hour drive). It was a comfortable one since they were just ten passengers. Seasielle’s group had a stop-over at Elfredo’s Restaurant to eat lunch. After eating, it was time to get back on the road. The sceneries hindered back Seasielle to have some sleep since she couldn’t stopped staring with those views. Truly, Philippines is so blessed with multitudes of Natural Resources.

Around 2:00 in the afternoon, Seasielle’s group finally reached El Nido. They were situated in Hotel Deo which was located just 5-10mins walk from the van terminal. After settling down, they immediately went to try El Nido’s Zipline (a must try one), and watched the sun sets while hanging around in Las Cabanas (the sand is pure heaven). Finally, dinner time. They dined in Art Cafe which is a must-try local restaurant in El Nido.

Day 2: Island Hopping Time
This was arranged by RJM Travel and Tours so Seasielle’s group didn’t have a hard time coordinating with everything. Included in the package arranged was Island Hopping Tour A (Big, and Small Lagoon, Secret Lagoon, Shimizu Island, and 7 Commando Beach). Verdict: Truly, it was Paradise. Around 4:00pm, it was now time for her group to travel back to Puerto Princesa. Traveling at night was a bit scary since zigzag road is your enemy. They arrived at around 10:00 in the evening and was checked-in at Corazon’s Inn.

Day 3: Underground River, and Farewell Palawan
After a heavy breakfast prepared by the staff of Corazon’s Inn, their group was picked-up by a van and headed straight to the port going to Underground River. But before that, they first went to Mangrove Paddle Boat Tour (not so worthy for the price, but it was some kind of a good helped for those people living in that area). After a long queue, the time has come to witness Underground River. Verdict: Wonderfully handcrafted by God’s hand, it was a perfect place for those people who are fans of Rock Formations.

Truly, Escapade to Palawan already left a marked to Seasielle’s heart.

P.S. Earthling Creatures, don’t forget to include Palawan in your itinerary. 🙂

Expenses in Palawan (El Nido&Puerto):
Note: These were the ones not included in the package

Day 1:
210 – lunch
1000 – zip line
150 – tricycle
300 – mango shake
750 – dinner at Art Cafe (since Seasielle’s group equally divided the bill into 4)
400 – souvenir photos in Zipline (for Seasielle and her mother)
Day 2:
12 – ice drop
50 – tricycle going to the main town
400 – environmental fee for Island Hopping Tour A
100 – shoes (you need to rent if ever you’re wearing a rubber shoes, or slippery sandals)
500 – kayaking
100 – tip for the boatman
40 – shower (since Seasielle’s group already checked-out in the hotel, they have to pay for the use of shower. 20 per person)
180 – dinner for two @Elfreda’s
Day 3:
975 – mangrove, environmental fee (Underground River)
975 – souvenir
120 – Dinner at McDonald’s

Total: 6282

Photos finally uploaded 😃

Day 1:

Zipline 🙂

Awesome view. 😍


Sunset 👀

Dinner time

Day 2:

Before Island Hopping Tour A

View while on ⛵

Small Lagoon. 🤗

Shimizu Island

Road to Secret Lagoon…

Seven Commandos other side. 😶

Day 3:

Snowy Christmas: Hobing Ice Cream

This is a post-Christmas celebration with Seasielle’s ever gorgeous awesome friend (her so-called ultimate food buddy), Joan.

After they ate at Genki, they decided to try the Snowy Ice Cream of Hobing ((Managed by a Korean since Snowy Ice Cream originated from them (not sure in this part)).

Well, good thing there was a vacant table when they’ve arrived there. The interior of the place is good.

These pictures are totally awesome (the food and place).


Time for a cold treat. 😉


Strawberry = Heaven Sent. #wonderfullife #foreverlove 🤗❤

Such a perfect Family Portrait. 😊

Place: 4 out of 5
Price: 5 out of 5 (Swear, it is worth it).
Food: 5 out of 5 since the servings of the food are good for 2-3 persons. (Seasielle and her friend even had a take-out)
Service: Self service
Overall: 4.5 stars (satisfied)

If you want to visit Hobing, it is located at the 3rd floor, BGC Stopover, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Thank you for reading, and hope you can share your stories as well.

Fancy Japanese Food: Genki Sushi (and the Magic Train)

This is a post-Christmas celebration with Seasielle’s ever gorgeous awesome friend (her so-called ultimate food buddy), Joan.

Well, Seasielle had learn Genki Sushi while watching Poptalk (a Filipino food/travel/gadget/etc TV show) three or two years ago, and made a promise to herself that she will dine there. That promise came true last December 27, 2016 with the company of Joan.

They arrived at the said place around 7:30pm, and took the seat at the end (near the glass window). It was a bit crowded that time for so many reasons (and that’s not the purpose of this article). Anyway, they immediately ordered since Seasielle was really excited (like a child lost in time) so she started to tap the gadget (IPad) and browse for the menu.

The following pictures will let you know what they have ordered, and will give you a preview of the said place. 🤗


Menu board, and the magic faucet with hot water. ☺

Technology at its finest. 🤗

Seared Salmon Skin ☺😊

Genki Salad 🍈🍊🍉🍋

Tamago Maki Roll

Salmon Sashimi 😍

Family Picture 🤗😍

Seasielle’s rating:
Place: 4 out of 5 stars.
Price: 3.5 out of 5 stars since some are very expensive, and not good for sharing.
Food: 4 out of 5 stars (small servings. Just good for an individual, but the taste, pertaining to what they have ordered, are delicious, it melts in your mouth, and have a long lasting taste).
Service: 5 out of 5 (Definitely great staff).
Overall: 4 stars (satisfied)

Highlight: The delivery train. A very unique idea, and a fascinating one since it is very enjoyable to watch your food being delivered through a train.

If you want to visit Genki Sushi, it is located at the 2nd floor, BGC Stopover, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Thank you for reading, and hope you can share your stories as well.

Sawadee Ka: Krung Thai in Metro Manila (Second time Around)

Typical Sunday turned into a wonderful one. 🙂

Its been one and a half years since Seasielle bond with her friend, and two years since she last ate at Krung Thai. “Ber” months had finally arrived, and gatherings are common scenarios you can see in the country. After everything, finally they (Seasielle and Da) shared an everlasting memory.

Krung Thai is a Thailand inspired restaurant located within the public market of Marikina City (a City within NCR, Ph).

The place was a hot catch since it was lunch time; thankfully, Seasielle’s family didn’t wait to be sat since there was a vacant table good for four (4) people.

What’s on the Menu?
They ordered the following:
Vietnamese Spring Roll
Pad Thai
Chicken Satay
Beef tenderloin
Soup (spicy one)
Thai Ice Tea

Total amount spent: Php 1500 + tip since there was no service charge.

Overall Satisfaction Rating: 3.5
Food: 3.5
Place: 4
Price: 3.5

The first time that they tried it, everything was sumptuous, and truly melts into your mouth. Now: everything was good for commercial and/or fast food taste.
Then, the price was a bit expensive for the value of the food.
Customer service was good. They still managed to be courteous even though one can see that they were a bit tired already. (Maybe because of the hot weather).
Finally, the location is a bit hard to find for first timers, but since it was their second time around, Seasielle would give it a pop points now.

Overall: It was a well-spent Sunday, and according to her friend she enjoyed the meal very much.

God bless everyone.

Pad Thai 🍝

Chicken Satay 🍗🍖

Spicy Soup (forgot the name) 🤗

Vietnamese Spring Roll (already ate the other 4pieces)

Beef Tenderloin 🍽

Thai Ice Tea (not sure if this is Milk Tea)🍶

Wonderful Birthday: Gastronomic Adventure Served by Ticxs

Finally, got a chance to try this awesome Plate Culture place! I’ve learn this one from watching Poptalk, and I’m so awed after I’ve got a taste of their own food.

I’ve been waiting for this day to happen. The first time I inquired for my father’s birthday celebration last April, they told me they weren’t available on my prefer date; I was left heartbroken. I do forget about Gastronomic as months passed by; suddenly, Plate Culture popped up on my screen, and I knew from that day on that it would be a great one.
I’ve inquired once again in Gastronomic, and fortunately, they’re available on my mother’s birthdate. Yahoo!

I already reserved the slot for my prefer date earlier September. Fast forward, the day I’ve been waiting for had arrived.

We rode an Uber going to the said place, and had a “tough” time finding their house since the driver entered the wrong street, good thing Mr. Chino saw us and help us to find their house.

Well, I’m not very good in detailed stories so I’ll just post photos for your understanding.

Thank you.

Design ☺

You have brought delight to Mr. Table, Ms. Flower. 🏵

Lovely Menu for my Dearest Mother. 🤗

Starter: Camachos

Starter: Asian Salad ☺

Lemon Basil Mushroom Pasta 🍝

Beef Rendang. 🙂

Hickory 🐔 with Dirty 🍚

Ticxs Yogurt Shake 🤗😍

Sorry, no picture of S’mores Dunk-a-roo 🙁

Overall Rating: 4.5 🙂
Food: 4.5
Place: 4
Price: 4

For reservations:
Kindly visit
Enter Philippines as location, then choose your preferred date.

Or search Gastronomic Adventure by Ticxs on fb.

Biyaheng Pilipinas: Sakay na sa Tatak Pinoy (Gerry’s Jeepney)

Last October, a friend of our employer treated us since one of our officemates did a favor for her.

They decided to dine at Gerry’s Jeepney which is a new attraction within the perimeters of Kapitolyo.

Jampacked Friday especially during lunch time, so we were flattered to be sat inside a Jeepney themed function room.

They (our boss&her friend) ordered our food named “Pasig” which includes the following: rice, inihaw na pusit, alimasag&tahong, hipon, inihaw na isda, nilagang okra+talong and talbos na kamote, and 6 iced tea and soup. This one cost Php 1680 and is good for 4-6persons that why they ordered another one. For the rice you can choose whether plain, bagoong, or garlic; for the hipon (shrimp in English) you can choose crispy or halabos; and for the isda(fish in English) you can choose bangus, hito, or tilapia.

Well, it was such a wondrous experience. We came in hungry, and we left the said place full and happy.

Dined inside this jeepney

Design ☺

Tables (if you don’t want to be sat inside a jeeepney)

Proudly Pinoy

Pinoy’s own “mini store.” (Sorry I wasn’t a good photographer).

Urban Legend 👻

“Pasig” ❤


Biyaheng Monumento at Alabang 🐾

Sakay na! Sama na! Biyaheng Quiapo, Cubao, at Ayala. 🐓🐩

Details for Gerry’s Jeepney ☺😊