Metro Manila

Roxas District, Quezon City

I lived in Quezon City for four years, but in all those years I stayed on the east side of EDSA, and I didn’t get the chance to explore what...

Amoranto Sports Complex, Quezon City, PHILIPPINES

If only I was feeling well that weekend, I would have jogged for half an hour or so. It was great to see a 5.8 hectare athletic complex in this...

Ateneo de Manila

Ateneo de Manila University is the premier Jesuit institution in the Philippines. It started as Escuela Municipal de Manila in 1859. Located in Intramuros, Escuela Municipal de Manila offered elementary,...

Trinoma

I could hear Christmas songs everywhere. And angels in gold were everywhere at Ayala Malls, such as Trinoma. Trinoma comes from the word “Triangle North of Manila,” which is the...

New Manila

This picture was taken at a top floor of The Garden Heights on E Rodriguez Sr Avenue, where I stayed for a few days. It is walking distance from St....

La Mesa EcoPark, Quezon City

This 33-hectare park is next to La Mesa Dam, which is Metro Manila’s main water supply. The entrance fee was 50 pesos per adult. Residents of Quezon City get a...

EDSA Shrine

I had not known that the EDSA Shrine is located in Quezon City. It is actually in Ugong Norte. “Ugong” in Tagalog means “roaring,” perhaps referring to the wind howling....

University of the Philippines – Diliman

We drove through the campus of UP Diliman on our way to La Mesa EcoPark. This short tower caught my attention. I later learned that this 130-ft structure is called...

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