Watershed, Sheltering Life!

I am proud that I lived in a province of Bulacan.¬† I’m from City of San Jose Del Monte.¬†This is all about water “OUR WATER” is very important of every Filipino families in every part of the Philippines.

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Entrance of AREP Ecology Centre

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at the view deck

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it feels like your in the other side of the world, just awesome!

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mountain view and a beautiful Angat Dam

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me and my friend .. we’re just talking about how beautiful this place!

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me and the cast full moon! (lol) Why Full Moon? because we found ourselves craziest that day we are freaking happy

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and me: Selfie Queen (lol)

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this is the AREP Ecology Center.

13239214_1739049369713514_1202962818065050297_nmore infos from AREP Museum

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entrance of AREP ECO CENTRE

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MAP

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 Angat Dam

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The reservoir supplies about 90 percent of raw water requirements for Metro Manila through the facilities of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System  and it irrigates about 28,000 hectares of farmland in the provinces of Bulacan and Pampanga.

Angat Dam is located in Barangay San Lorenzo (Hilltop), Norzagaray, Bulacan. It supplies potable water to Metro Manila and powers a hydro-electric power plant. The dam is 131 meters high and impounds water from the Angat River that subsequently created the Angat Lake.

It has three gates opening a total of 1.5 meters to gradually release water that had accumulated due to incessant rains during typhoons.

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>I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in. ~George Washington Carver

Words and Images Copyright by: Pinaybyaheras May 2016

Anawangin Cove, Zambales : Chillin’ with the Best Buddies

Way back 1996 ¬†looking back in my college days were freshmen students in Trinity College of Quezon City. Marjorie¬†and I are classmate in most of the subjects and at first were not really friends at all we have a little fight because of one student ( that’s the start we hate each other..lol).¬†¬†And if i¬†have a break i¬†usually to sit in the canteen just to eat and one day i saw Jerome¬†(he’s looking good and looks very kind)¬†but¬†of course¬†i¬†don’t talk to the strangers. I didn’t realize that this two lovely person is taking a space in my heart. We are jive in so many things specially the mountaineering activities. ¬†We have lot’s of good memories and ¬†we treated each other as a real ¬†brother and sisters.

In 2009, i¬†decided to visit Philippines i¬†work and lived in Abu Dhabi, UAE. I am so stressed in my work and i need a break. ¬†I contacted Jerome by the way there’s a¬†little¬†bit¬†changing¬†of his name ¬†call him ¬†Jom¬†he told me to join with them ( his¬†office mates¬†) and i¬†definitively¬†agree. ¬†Then i heard that Marjorie is on vacation too from her work, ¬†calling her¬†as Meg¬†now. ¬†¬†I am so excited to this trip .. Anawangin¬†Cove here i come.

We meet up in Victory Liner Caloocan Monumento Station.  While waiting for the other backpackers we decided to buy something to eat. Then later on the bus is move and  After three hours of travelling from Manila to San Antonio Public Market then after that we take a tricycle going to Pundaquit and from Pundaquit we need to rent a motor boat (banka) for another ride. This boat will take us in Anawangin Cove Island.

waiting for our rented motor boat (banka) … priceless views of the beauty of nature!

¬†morning¬†view¬†after we travel from the bus¬†.. it’s really worth to wait ;D … ohhh summer breeze makes me feel fine! ūüėÄ

a formation of beautiful rocks and crystal blue water welcoming to us

and finally here we are .. another take shot .. we are obsessed ( not really¬†obviously¬†.. ūüėÄ ¬†)

green thing ….

dried leaves by the tress …

The whole cast!¬† Meeting new friends is one of the best thing to do …

and one more thing if you use this wooden table and chair you have to ¬†pay ¬†because it’s a rental¬†but it doesn’t matter it’s a big help for our group to use this table .¬†¬†Time to prepare what’s for the lunch ;D

Grilled fish (¬†inihaw¬†na isda¬†) plus yummy grilled egg-plant (¬†inihaw¬†na talong) meet our chef ¬†.. ¬†Norman and his assistant ūüėČ

Chef ¬†Kim …¬† ( craving for her cook .. yummy indeed )

our four  tents ..

the rainbow after the rain

beach and mountains

left side view

hammock .. to the max ( sleeping ) if you could¬† see at my back ground¬† it’s Pine Trees¬† (yes a pine trees ) in the place which is¬†not cold area .. just wondering a pine trees in Zambales.

SUNSET … FOR MORE ? ūüėÄ

A simple plan it ends to a ¬†brilliant¬†vacation.¬† We didn’t spend a lot’s of money on this trip and eveni¬†travelled in the most expensive place and i¬†couldn’t¬†find the real beauty of nature and the amazing people who¬†i newly met.

“Beneath the light, the river and hills are beautiful,
The spring breeze bears the fragrance of flowers and grass.
The mud has thawed, and swallows fly around.
On the warm sand, mandarin ducks are sleeping.”
 РDu Fu

Photo Credited by :

Jom De Castro

Esquelito “kim” Pablo

Florence Herrera

and

Myself

Words Copyright 2012

By: Pinaybyaheras

The Hidden Beauty of Kalba Fujairah

After 10 years of living in Abu Dhabi way back 2007 is my first time to visit Fujairah¬†one of the seven Emirates of United Arab.¬† It’s just because when i¬†came in this country there’s no chance to go out and to visit some¬† places.¬† And the usual¬†thing, busy¬†at work plus overtime.

Well, let’s start in the road going to Kalba¬†in Fujairah. So excited to go there because it was my first time. From the beginning¬†i¬†know that this place is a province no big malls no tallest buildings .. and yes this is what I’m¬†looking for. Something new .. “Mountains” but the mountains here is not¬†the usual mountains that you¬†would see .. it’s a “rock mountain” yes it’s a¬† solid rock and there’s no trees.¬† I saw some few tress but¬†it was too dry because of the heat.¬† After¬†almost¬†four hour¬†of ¬†driving from Abu Dhabi to Kalba¬†and finally here we¬†are.

It was friday afternoon on our way  we saw a fighting toro, here some of my shot. Pleas, excuse the unclear shot.

Fighting Toro  ( local people outdoor sports)

ooppss .. Donkey crossing the road ;D

Kalba Bridge

Found this people picking crabs on a low tide lake (interesting) plus the beautiful background the mountain

after the kalba bridge on the left side i found this amazing view

another great view

far away view .. the white buildings over there is an Ice Factory.

Dessert Sands meet Lake

while driving i¬†took a quick shot from this group¬†Emirati Men with their 4×4 wheels

Dove .. looking some place to landing

and ME .. thinking what’s the NEXT DESTINATION ;D

 

I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o’er vales and
hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden
daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in
the breeze.
 РWilliam Wordsworth

Words and Images Copyright 2012

By: Pinaybyaheras

Feel the Summer in Cove Rotana Resort

It’s summer time here in Abu Dhabi and it’s time for beach bumming with my friends.¬† We have a long ride from Abu Dhabi to Ras¬†Al Khaimah¬†and it took three hours for us to reach the place.¬† But here we are and ready for the Summer Escapades.¬† The Cove Rotana¬†Resort where the traditional charm embraces the uniqueness of the Arabian culture. located on an idyllic water inlet on the Ras Al Khaimah beachfront overlooking the Arabian Gulf.

Welcome Greeting

Rooms and Villas

This way pleases ….

Our Room 3003 in Villa

Beach Bumming in Sunset Pool

The Cove Rotana Massage

Break Water

Front of our Villa 3003

unforgettable scene at night

Cinnamon Resto an awesome breakfast we had .. still i can taste the food

let’s have some walk to the place

The Cove Rotana Resort Exterior with lagoon

Bridge way to the Beach  

views from the Beach

We really enjoy the place and we have a Blast Summer Escapades in Rotana Cove Resorts.

Who does not love the sea? The beach is a place of healing and joy. The salt  cleanses us and the sun embraces us in its warmth. The ocean heals the heart,  mind, and soul. РAnonymous

Location: Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

 

Words and Images Copyright 2012

By: Pinaybyaheras
 

Exploring Sultanate of Oman

I am expat¬†living in Abu Dhabi for almost 9 years and¬†as a human being¬†i¬†adopt the culture of the Arabian people and as I’ve¬†said to myself¬†I’m¬†planning to travel in the GCC country or in¬†any part of the Middle East.¬† I’m already here so i¬†take the opportunity to travel in the neighbor¬†country.¬† My first plan is Oman, Oman is the nearest country to United Arab Emirates and from Abu Dhabi to Muscat Oman it takes six hours non – stop driving.¬† And from Al Ain another city of UAE the border of Buraihmi¬†Oman.¬† Me and my friends we plan to travel to Oman.¬† From Al Ain to the border of Buraihmi¬†we need to pass to immigration of UAE to OMAN¬†we pay the tourist fee its¬†cost 250 dirham¬†each person and the car registration as well. And after all this things we start to leave the place.¬† At the beginning of the road only few buildings you will see and most of it .. it’s a dessert and a rocky mountain surround.

From Buraihimi¬†to Sohar City it’s about 3 hours and this is one of the side trip that we stop.¬†

Sohar Map

Sohar Beach : Sohar was traditionally a fishing town, but is more recently known as Oman’s industrial hub due to the massive developments in the Sohar Industrial Port.

Birds playing in the cold water

and loving to see the bubbly foam of seawater

and finally we reach the hotel and yes we’re not feeling tired coz we don’t want to waste our time

Grind Floor Bar at Raddisson SAS Hotel

me and my friend

¬†we decide to¬†rent¬†a boat to the lokal Omani people and ¬†just to make satisfied ourself to see what’s behind of this sandy rock

amazing formation of rock behind us

Rocky Mountain

signboard in the main road

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque : the country’s massive Grand Mosque, the site of which spans an area of about 416,000 square metres, March 16, 2002

Dugm Beach: This beautiful beach is known for its soft, clean sands, its azure waters and cool breezes

Mutrah Cornich : It overlooks beautiful mountainous rocky formations and is one of the most gorgeous sites in the Governorate of Muscat

Muscat City Centre

and finally were craving for some food and we ¬†found ourself in “The Art Cafe House” inside of Muscat City Centre.

Location: Muscat Oman

Words and Images Copyright 2012

By: Pinaybyaheras