Reviews»

Kuya J: A landmark of Cebuano food

Kuya J: A landmark of Cebuano food

May 2, 2014 11:55 am
everyone’s favorite – baked scallops One of the iconic native restaurants in Cebu City is Kuya J. And one of their best seller is the baked scallops. Tastes buttery...
  • Oceanjet will take you there…
    Oceanjet will take you there…
    What strikes me most with Oceanjet is that they play tourism videos of DoT. A few years ago it was ‘Tara...
    by on April 14, 2014 9:51 pm
  • 2013 in Review
    2013 in Review
    Two Thousand Thirteen was all about freediving. Was all about being underwater. the ‘yun oh!’ pose...
    by on January 3, 2014 8:07 pm
  • A Quick Trip to Badian’s Terra Manna
    A Quick Trip to Badian’s Terra Manna
    After logging off 12 midnight from work, I went home quick, picked up my bags and went straight to Cebu’s...
    by on July 15, 2013 5:01 pm

Underwater»

A strange fish

A strange fish

March 18, 2014 8:20 pm
Tugdug . . . Tug . dug . . . . . . Tug . . . dug . . . . . . . . . I heard my heartbeat slow down. My head swooned and my mind was entranced by the hypnotic rhythm. Then...
  • Gilutongan Channel
    Gilutongan Channel
    a fisherman looking for a place to fish One funny story. It was a good day fishing on his boat, the sea was flat,...
    by on January 6, 2014 8:04 pm
  • Top Questions I Get as a Freediver
    Top Questions I Get as a Freediver
    1. How do you breathe underwater? Unlike scuba diving, freedivers don’t breathe underwater. They hold their...
    by on September 10, 2013 5:55 pm
  • 10 Reasons Why You Should Try Freediving
    10 Reasons Why You Should Try Freediving
    Kat, who didn’t know how to swim, learned how to free-dive in our first session 1. You don’t have to...
    by on August 8, 2013 8:26 pm

Adventures»

Primero dia in El Nido

Primero dia in El Nido

September 20, 2014 7:43 pm
A piece of heaven on earth. That’s how it felt like to be here. taking a dip in the azure waters of Small Lagoon, El Nido On the northernmost part of Palawan, this fascinating...
  • Lake Libertad and true friends
    Lake Libertad and true friends
    the panoramic lake Libertad in Baclayon, Bohol (click image to biggify) It was a surprising find. Who would have...
    by on May 25, 2014 6:42 pm
  • Around Misamis Occidental
    Around Misamis Occidental
    For eight days, I got to crisscross Mindanao. Almost for free. Thanks to my aunt who had a reunion in for their...
    by on March 13, 2014 8:17 pm
  • A Bohol Road Trip in Moving Pictures
    A Bohol Road Trip in Moving Pictures
    There were six of us from the Dive ta Bai group. It was perfect; we all fitted in the car we rented from Citivan...
    by on September 15, 2013 12:30 pm

Culture»

When men become doors

When men become doors

April 27, 2014 10:48 am
The bus was sauntering, as if it was on a sightseeing tour. Except that it was a passenger bus, and most of the people were anxious to get to their destination. jam-packed...
  • 10 Drinking Quirks of Filipinos
    10 Drinking Quirks of Filipinos
    The Philippines is the 3rd most alcoholic people in the world, according to a Euromonitor study. tagay island style...
    by on February 11, 2014 7:28 pm
  • B as in Banka or Bugsay
    B as in Banka or Bugsay
    Bugsay, bugsay, kiling kiling dyutay . . . Have you heard of this Cebuano Visayan lullaby? It sings about the...
    by on September 24, 2013 4:02 pm
  • Lanzones Eating 101
    Lanzones Eating 101
    lanzones. up close and personal. before I ate them As you pop this fruit open, juice flows out making you salivate...
    by on June 18, 2013 6:58 pm

Beaches»

Getting Out of Breath in Argao Beach

Getting Out of Breath in Argao Beach

January 27, 2014 1:47 pm
Run. Drop. Ride. That’s what skimboarders do in Argao’s Mahayahay beach resort. Waves in Argao are great for skimboarding, especially during the habagat season....
  • Top Beautiful Beaches in Bohol
    Top Beautiful Beaches in Bohol
    Bohol is my home province and I was born in Tagbilaran City. I was so used to white, sandy beaches that I took...
    by on October 24, 2013 12:26 pm
  • Just A Public Beach in Anda, Bohol
    Just A Public Beach in Anda, Bohol
    milky white, fine sands of Anda, Bohol It was a road-trip so perfect – from the number of people to the places...
    by on August 28, 2013 11:25 pm
  • Nalusuan Beach: Our Playground
    Nalusuan Beach: Our Playground
    It takes up to an hour to reach this appealing, get-away place. During low tide, the boat will make a huge round-about...
    by on August 17, 2013 10:59 am

Diva's Notes»

From Bukidnon to Davao

From Bukidnon to Davao

May 12, 2014 6:01 pm
After touring around Misamis Occidental, we traveled for several hours to Cagayan de Oro early dawn. We reached Dahilayan Park around nine in the morning, I was expecting...
  • Risks
    Risks
    listen to the author reading this entry: http://www.lakbaydiva.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/risks.mp3 WHAM! Screeching...
    by on February 27, 2014 12:36 am
  • Just Too Much Blessings
    Just Too Much Blessings
    Everything just went good this year. I redesigned and re-branded this website around September 2012, acquired a...
    by on December 13, 2013 12:09 pm
  • 2013 Christmas Wishlist
    2013 Christmas Wishlist
    I haven’t made a Christmas wishlist in a while. I started out with three items and thought that I only wanted...
    by on December 11, 2013 11:13 am