Thursday, October 24, 2013

Destination: Zambales Tourist Spots! (Updated)

Exploring Zambales! 

Zambales is gifted with natural beauty from landscape to waterscape. It is located at the Western part of Luzon where beaches and other tourist spots are totally awesome! It is well-known for its white sand and crystal blue water. Approximately 4 hours drive away from Manila. I really enjoyed my escapades to this place. Truly a paradise! No need to book for a flight, Just pack up and drive! You can also ride a bus from Manila that will take you to the different destination in Zambales. Best for weekend getaway with family, friends and love one.

Pundaquit Beach
Pundaquit Beach is located in San Antonio Zambales. Around 4 hours drive from Manila. Nice beach and clear water but too bad, it was gloomy in the afternoon and the sun didn’t show up when I visit there.

Camara Island

Just across Pundaquit. Around 10 minutes boat ride. The place was relaxing. You can see the view of Pundaquit Mountain.


Capones Island
I love the white sand there. The water is clear like a crystal. You will definitely enjoy the place. A great place for Photoshoot too… Capones is just around 5 minutes boat ride when you’re coming from Camara. I didn’t get a chance to explore the Capones Lighthouse because the water going to the side where the lighthouse is located was rough that time.

Anawangin Cove

Around 15-20 minutes boat ride from Capones. This is a Paradise! I love the environment in Anawangin- the two different bodies of water, the mountains around, the white sand, the clear blue-green water, the pine trees…the views and all about Anawangin! This is a true breath taking place. But—I was frustrated when I saw trashes around. **People, Please do not leave your trashes in the island. Save Anawangin!

Potipot Island

It is located at Candelaria Zambales, the farthest so far approximately 5 hours away from Manila and around 15 minutes boat ride from the nearby resorts of Candelaria. The fine beach and white sand can swept you away. You can stroll around the island for 30 minutes. Some tourist stayed for overnight together with their tents. There was no electricity and signal but this is truly a great place for your adventure!

Magalawa island

Magalawa island is another perfect getaway to spend summer. It is located in Palauig Zambales, approx. 4 hours drive via private vehicle from Manila, then about 5-10 minutes boat ride from Palauig. The island has cream-white sands and the water is ideal for swimming. You can enjoy snorkeling and rafting too. You can also see star fishes around the beach but it is prohibited to pick up those cute star fishes. The island is not yet commercialized and what good about it is, people of magalawa will only allow a certain number of guest per visit/day. So it is advisable to inquire and book first before going to the island.

So now you can choose your destination with your family, friends and love one! Don't forget your camera and sunblock! ;)

All photos was captured by me! Anjella Valino (Copyright)

Monday, October 21, 2013

Diner en Blanc Singapore 2013

It's really an honor to witness an awesome and spectacular event here in Singapore- The Diner en Blanc! (DEB) It is an outdoor picnic where people will gather together to dine, dress all in white at a secret location which will only be revealed few minutes before the time set. People will bring their own tables, chairs and food and set it up at the secret venue. Exciting isn't it? This is a 25 year old affair originated in Paris and Singapore is the first country in Asia to hold this event. The first Diner en Blanc Singapore was held last August 2012. Watch video here: http://youtu.be/ySUuyGJv6U8

Diner en blanc was launched by Fran├žois Pasquier 25 years ago. It brings together over 10,000 people each year in some of the most prestigious locations throughout the French capital! (Read story here). The second DEB Singapore happened last Friday, October 18, 2013 at The Marina Barrage Rooftop. It was truly a magical and unforgettable event, Lot's of surprises that's indeed memorable! Congratulations to the organizer and volunteers of DEB Singapore for a very successful event!

Here are some of the photos that i took. Enjoy!

Happy diners with their sparkles!


The amazing performance of Strange Fruit from Australia!

The surprise of the night... Fireworks display!
How lucky the couple who had their photo taken while fireworks were just behind!

Our group photo at Sony Experia photo booth!

The girls having fun with sparkles!

Happy couple enjoying the night!

I captured some random diners dancing and having fun!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Universal Studios Singapore

Universal Studios Singapore is one of the main attraction in the island. It is located at Resorts World Sentosa. The theme park features a lot of attractions and rides that are based on your favorite hollywood blockbuster movies such Transformers, The Mummy, Shrek, Madagascar, Jurassic Park and more! You can also see some of the characters strolling around the park and you can take photo with them too. It has also 7 themed zone area such us Hollywood, New York, Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt, The Lost World, Far Far Away and Madagascar. Family, friends, couples will surely enjoy the park.

Can you believe? I've been to Universal Studios Singapore for 4x haha. My first time was last February 2011 and also my first out of the country escapade with friends. I love all the rides in USS especially The Mummy and the great Battlestar Galactica! Yes no kidding! But during my first time I feel like I'm going to die anytime if you force me to ride on that huge rollercoaster! But on my 2nd time in USS, I manage to face my fear and I can't believe that it will turn out to be one of my favorite ride. I'm happy and proud. haha!

Here are some of the photos during my 2nd time with Juris, Gavin and Elbert. You can also see the Battlestar Galactica as our background.





My third USS trip is very special because it was my first day of being engage <3 How sweet. :)This time, I went with my boyfriend and his brother. I encourage them to try the Galactica and it was a success! We had so much fun under the heat of the sun!

Here are the photos during my 3rd visit in Universal Studios Singapore.








Hope you enjoyed the photos! :D