Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A Personal Post for a Personal Time


It's been a while since I last wrote anything here. It's been a crazy past year! And I mean crazy good! So what I'm going to place here today is something really personal.

Here's a video of a crazy journey I've been through the past ten years with a very special someone; the journey we traversed mainly at the heart of Laguna: Los Baños.

Ferdie + Jaymee Save The Date from ISTAYL Photography on Vimeo.

This video was shot entirely in Los Baños, Laguna, most of them inside the University of the Philippines, Los Baños campus. See the lower Baker field? Recognize the Carillion Tower and the Fertility Tree? Yep, those are hard to miss. We even had the proposal scene shot at Herb Republic, one of our most recommended restaurants in eLBi.

Now, here's another video that shows me and my ex-boyfriend moving into the next chapter of our lives... as in becoming husband and wife! It's not in Laguna, though. The ceremony was held at an exclusive beach resort in Laiya Ibabao, San Juan, Batangas.

So let me be selfish just this time and post here at LagunaPinas the video of our union. Enjoy!

Ferdie + Jaymee SDE from ISTAYL Photography on Vimeo.

Right now, I am officially Jairene Cruz-Eusebio, at your service!

Peace out!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Mount Cristobal: The Devil's Mountain

Mount Cristobal (or Mount San Cristobal), also called the Devil's Mountain, is one of the most popular mountains that surround Laguna. It is called as such because it lies right beside its opposite -- the Holy Mountain, Mount Banahaw.

Like any mountain in the province, Mount Cristobal is said to be haunted by nature spirits and supernatural elements. I cannot say there is none -- even those who reside at the heart of the very mountain fear these "creatures". Those who are said to disrespect the mountain will be met with misfortune. My only advice is that any traveler must take measures to respect and honor every place he visits so as to prevent any natural or unnatural disasters.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Ambon-Ambon Falls, Panguil, Laguna Updated Fees

Tons and tons of people have been posting comments and sending messages asking me for the updated price list when visiting Eco-park and Ambon-Ambon Falls in Panguil, Laguna. So I phoned the manager, Mr. Raymond Diaz, and inquired. Without further ado, here it is:

Monday, April 7, 2014

eLBi Foodie Adventure: Gastronomeats

Ever since the logo was set up, we've been curious with this quaint little restaurant in Los Baños called Gastronomeats. The style of the place looks a bit different from the rest of the restaurants in town (most have this romantic feel), so naturally, it piqued our interest. We've been raring to try it out since early this year.

eLBi Foodie Adventure!

I've been in and around Los Baños, Laguna practically my entire life. We usually just eat at a nearby karinderya or buy shawarma rice when we're too lazy tired to cook. Sometimes we'd try a popular resto for want of something new. We've been to a couple of restaurants' grand openings, and we've also been to their last day of operations a week or two later (which has absolutely nothing to do with us!).

Recently though, there's been an onslaught of restaurants in Los Baños that we could hardly keep up. So I've decided to document our foodie adventures here in eLBi (and maybe move to other towns when we've scrounged all interesting restos in the area). Together with Ferdie (my partner in crime) and Jair (my apprentice), we're going to dine at these restaurants and then whine share our opinions later on.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Pain: The Storm Surge

I boiled a little water using a shiny but broken pot.
Just a little boil is enough to make the water safe.
Just a little water because there is so little left.

If I can use my tears for drinking, maybe I would. They wouldn't stop flowing, so I guess it's endless.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Isdaan in Calauan: Feast Your Eyes!

This is a long overdue post. It's been a while since I have posted anything here, but I promise to write more in the coming weeks. Hope you guys find this entry useful!

A lot of people are interested with the relatively newly built establishment in Calauan, Laguna (yep, it's within Calauan, not Bay). It has just finished completing construction, although it has been open for quite some time. What am I referring to? None other than Isdaan, of course!