Tag: Bacolod City

The Lagoon

The Lagoon, Bacolod City
The Lagoon, Bacolod City

The Lagoon here in Bacolod City is easily one of the busiest places in the whole city.  I was there the other day at 7:30 am, and there were people jogging around the lagoon, kids playing on the swings, and some skateboarders.  The Lagoon, is a beautiful area, though I would not call it peaceful, it is still a must see.  I shot a couple of night/sunset images of the area, which is well worth the time.

I am working on a Hyper/timelapse video on the City and The Lagoon will definitely be a part of the video.  If you are there for the afternoon, you are well within walking distances of the 7-11, Chowking, Jollybee and the McDonalds, plus the locals with various food carts.  Hope to see you down there.

Villarosa Resort

Villarosa Resort
Villarosa Resort

New Years day was spent at the Villarosa Resort in Punta Taytay.  This is my first time being in the this area and I was very much impressed with the number of people whom were out and enjoying the sun and the beach.  Enroute there were a number of viewing decks that one could sit back and enjoy the mangroves, something that I have only seen on TV in documentaries, so this will be a place I will need to go with my camera and get some new photos.

Villarosa Resort
Villarosa Resort

I did a search on the internet, and found some pictures of the beach area.  I was slightly shocked with the amount of garbage on the beach and in the water, though the beach is close to Bacolod, I did not think there would be so much.  The water was a muddy brown, but that is because of the shallow un protected area from the waves and winds.  With a little effort, I think this would be a fantastic place to enjoy a day in the sun, with family and friends.  If you are in the area don’t miss out on a visit to Villarosa Resort as it is well worth the visit.

New Years 2015

New Years 2015 Bacolod
New Years 2015 Bacolod

Happy New Years 2015 to Everyone from RunAwayProp Dot Com.  This was our first year in Bacolod for New Years Celebration and what a crazy fun evening it was!  The streets were alive with people playing with Fireworks.  There was not a spot free on the road we live on, where people were setting off fireworks celebrating and ringing in the New Years.  I was amazed with the number of fireworks going off!  Very cool, great time!!

Once again, Happy New Years 2015…Be safe and prosper!!

Scent of the Orient

The start of a small pile
The start of a small pile

The Scent of the Orient, after a three year separation from the areas I most love on earth, I have been lucky enough to return too.  A little over three years ago I was convinced between family and friends to remain in Canada and give it an honest go, and see if I can find the happiness that I do when I live in Southeast Asia.  Well after an honest try, I find myself back in Southeast Asia, specifically the Philippines, and I am loving it.

It has taken me a while to realize that though all decisions are ones you learn from, I learned this time, I should have not stayed, and returned to my work in Cambodia, and just enjoy the time I have with close friends and colleagues.  What marks a return to a place that you love.  That is such a tough question to answer.  I remember back in 2010, I was on a Korean Airlines jet headed to Cambodia, and I remember the feeling of being at home surrounded by everyone on the plane.  The kindness, of strangers, something that is not all the often any longer in Canada, and if you call Vancouver home, it would not be something you would ever ever think of being.

It was not until recently I realised that one of the things that I love is what I call the Scent of the Orient.  Walking down the road, I could smell the odour of burning leaves, and trash on the side of the road.  Here, never sure where to deposit that candy wrapper or, chip bag, and then I realized the piles of debris on the side of the road is the trash collection effort, and then it is lit on fire.  There is not huge landfill per say nor is there often of scheduled pick up, it is taken care of each day, in the same spot and in the same manner.  I know there will be some Westerner that would condemn this as wrong or bad for the environment, but what about our huge landfills, that keep growing and growing, so much so, now we need to or are trying to discover a way to ship our garbage to neighboring towns and cities.

It does not matter to me really, but I do know one of the things I love about this part of the world, is the Scent of the Orient, which is as unique as the Sounds of the Orient…which will be something I else I may write about in the future.