Friday, March 28, 2008

Cadiz Old Port

pano_old_pier, originally uploaded by photosorcery.

I decided to take a few shots while crossing over this bridge in Cadiz City. They recently constructed a huge port on the other side of this channel.

Its weird going back home after almost 10 years. Im dazed and confused the first half of my trip... observing mostly with little participation.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Cornell Swimming Pool

cornell_swimming, originally uploaded by photosorcery.

Nostalgia once more! Pano shot from the top floor of Cornell Swimming Pool. 10 minute drive from our Cadiz vacation house. This is my happy place. Almost drowned several times when i was a kid, but its all good.

There used to be a diving board and used to be a lot deeper over 10 feet deep. Now they constantly shallowed the whole pool to about 5 feet.

Thats my cousin Basti in the middle of the pool.

Hand held pano shot and stitched using CS2. I really can't spend more than 10 minutes on each photo so pardon me for imperfections.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Bacolod City - Best Place to Live in the Philippines

Bacolod City topped the list of “Best Places to Live” by MoneySense magazine.

Most Competitive Mid-Sized City in the Philippines for two consecutive years.
Based on the results of the PCCRP for the years 2003 and 2005, Bacolod City ranked high in all criteria from among the cities under the mid-sized category. These are non-metro cities with a population of more than 200,000.It ranked highest on Infrastructure and Quality of Life.

Most Business Friendly Local Government Unit in the Philippines
Bacolod bested 130 other cities when the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry declared it the “Most Business-Friendly Local Government Unit in the Philippines” in 2007. It was the second year in a row for Bacolod to be named the “Most Business-Friendly City in the Visayas”. As the regional winner, it became a finalist and competed with the other regional winners and was chosen as the national winner.

To checkout the full write up, visit

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Chicken House Inasal

DSC_3114, originally uploaded by photosorcery.

Bacolod's Finest barbecue chicken (Inasal) can only be experienced at "Chicken House". Is it just me or the rice itself tastes 10 times better? I kid you not!

One thing I truly miss about Bacolod is the local flavor, and your experience would not be the same without dining at "Chicken House".

Tell them that Leo sent you and get a discount! JK.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Talisay Ayala Plantazionne Club House

DSC_3005, originally uploaded by photosorcery.

Quiet neighborhood and 10 minutes away from the hustle & bustle of Bacolod's laid back lifestyle. Truly impressive to see such developments in Bacolod.

Like they always say around here, "Everywhere in Bacolod is 5 minutes away". This is a bit far don't you think? Seriously?

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Rock Star

Rock Star, originally uploaded by photosorcery.

"Remember this face!" ... he personally called me to get his picture taken when i got out of the car with my camera.

What defines happiness? Im guessing, probably not money! Im just happy to take his picture.

Location: Downtown - Plaza Mart... Bacolod.
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