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MAMIS No BOUKEN: Japan 2017

Hi guys! I haven’t written anything here last 2016, as I thought I could do the blogging thing here in our place, but I couldn’t. Our signal here was kinda slow, and this makes me  kind of less interested. However, I assumed I could not do it but luckily my interest in doing this is yet awaken again. What would be the things I will post? Maybe, I should go with the stuffs that interest me.

Some of you might already see my past post about my travel to Japan last 2015, but then again here I am another report on 2017 Japan Trip. This time I am with my college friends. Due to super anticipation with the said trip, I did made this while waiting for the time being

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Of course, I didn’t post this before going, but after passing the immigration just to make sure.

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Japan is my most wanted vacation trip that I ever dreamed of, and going there for the second time around was really an opportunity even just for 5 days. There were those thing I haven’t done during my 2015, and this time, it did came true. Before going any further this is the itinerary that I did, please do click the below attached document

TRAVEL ITINERARY FOR JAPAN

As a part of our needed documents for applying a Japan Visa, this one is a must (which I will enumerate to my next post about the needed requirements).

Most of this were done, but some aint, since our time is limited. From an  experience itself, I do recommend for everyone who is planning to take a vacation to set your trips in to 2 places per day. One place for the morning trip, and one place for the afternoon trip. If the time allows it, you can add for an evening trip. Maybe, eating a special delicacies in a resto to make the night more pleasing.               As a part of our needed documents for applying a Japan Visa, this one is a must (which I will enumerate to my next post about the needed requirements).

Going back to our trip, Alimo did reserved a hotel reservation  to Hotel Naka-Meguro with additional payment for Transportation going from Narita to the Hotel. It is very convenient for us to do this, since it allotted us more time to visit shibuya crossing line

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In fron of Hotel Naka-meguro

Have you noticed something from my itinerary? At first I did booked a hotel from 3BR middle of SHIBUYA,SHINJYUKU,SHIMOKITAZAWA wifi through AirBNB. It is quite less, we were so please since it will cost us less. However, 2 weeks before our trip, the host cancelled our reservation without any further explanation. We were rattled about this, thinking were to book again and the money we just spend from that hotel. Two days after or more, were so thankful that air BNB haven’t paid the host for the said reservation, and returned the money to my friend’s credit card account in full. For those who are planning to book a hotel through Air BNB, assure your host that there will be no cancellation and if they are legit. (Will be continued on the next article)

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The Island Born of Fire

Camiguin (Tagalog pronunciation: [kamiˈɡin], (Cebuano: Probinsya sa Camiguin, Tagalog: Lalawigan ng Camiguin) is an island province of the Philippines located in the Bohol Sea, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) off the northern coast of Mindanao. It is politically part of the Northern Mindanao Region of the country and formerly a part of Misamis Oriental province. Camiguin is the second-smallest in the country both in population and land area after Batanes. Mambajao is the capital of the province and its largest municipality both in area and population.

Geography

The province consists primarily of Camiguin Island, as well as a few other surrounding minor islets including:

   White Island, about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) west of the town of Mambajao

   Mantigue Island, about 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) south of Mambajao.

Camiguin Island is a pearl-shaped island with an area of approximately 238 km2 (92 sq mi). The island measures about 23 kilometres (14 mi) at its longest and 14.5 kilometres (9.0 mi) at its widest breadth. The island is mountainous with the highest elevation reaching over 5,000 ft (1,500 m). It is encircled by a national road with a total length of about 64 kilometres (40 mi). As of the August 1, 2007 census, the province has a 5th class income classification with a population of 81,293.

Etymology

The name Camiguin is derived from the native word “Kamagong”, a species of the ebony tree that thrives near Lake Mainit in the province of Surigao del Norte, the region from which the earlier inhabitants of the islands, the Manobos, came. Kinamigin, the local language of Camiguin, is closely related to the Manobo language.

An earlier Spanish geography book writes the island as “Camiguing”. There is reason to suppose the Spaniards dropped the final g.

Spanish Colonial Era

Old Spanish documents indicate that the renowned explorers Ferdinand Magellan and Miguel López de Legazpi landed in Camiguin in 1521 and 1565, respectively. The first Spanish settlement was established in 1598 in what is now Guinsiliban. Guinsiliban which comes from the old Kinamiguin word “Ginsil-ipan” which means “to look out for pirates from a watchtower” has an old Spanish watchtower where the Camiguinons kept watch for Moro pirates.

The first major Spanish settlement established in 1679 was called Katagman or Katadman (known as Catarman). The settlement grew and prospered but was destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vulcan in 1871. The former location is what is now Barangay Bonbon of Catarman.

Sagay, located south of Catarman, was formally established as a town in 1848. The word Sagay is derived from the name of poisonous fruit tree that grow in the area. Mambajao became a town in 1855. The name was coined from the Visayan terms “mamahaw”, meaning to usher breakfast, and “bajao”, which is leftover boiled rice. In the early 1900s, Mambajao prospered to become the busiest port in Northern Mindanao. Mahinog was established as a municipality in 1860. The name Mahinog comes from a Visaya word meaning “to ripen” or “to become ripe”. Although Guinsiliban was the oldest settlement in the island, it was only in 1950 when it became a municipality. Mahinog was formerly governed by Mambajao while Guinsiliban was formally governed from Sagay.

American colonial era

In 1901, in the middle of the Philippine-American War, American soldiers landed in Camiguin to assume political control over the island. A group of Camiguinons, armed with bolos and spears, led by Valero Camaro, fought them in a short battle in Catarman. Valero Camaro was killed by a bullet on the forehead and became one of the Camiguin patriots of the early independence movement.

In 1903, the first public school in Camiguin was built in Mambajao and in 1904 the first public water system was installed.

World War II

On June 18, 1942, the Japanese Imperial Army landed in Camiguin and set up a government in Mambajao. They gutted central Mambajao in reprisal to guerrilla activities in the area. The remains of some of these buildings still exist today.

Independence

On July 4, 1946, the Philippines gained independence from the US. Camiguin was then part of Misamis Oriental. In 1958, it became a sub-province.[10] and was made into a separate province on June 18, 1966, and formally inaugurated in 1968.

These are some information in relation to Camiguin, but as to my own opinion as an observer of this place is that, this place seems like a paradise to me. You will see different attractions and you will be amazed with all the different kinds of water bodies, from hot spring to cold spring, and even a lot more. I did have an adventure at the said place last 2012 with my co-officemates. I thought it was just an ordinary place but to my surprise it wasn’t. I could recommend that if you are a person who really love to travel and explore new things, go in the said place. You will see so many information through net that it will be helpful to you. The information above were taken from Wikipedia, and I’m sure, a lot more detailed information is something you can find in so many websites. The things I could share to you guys were some pic that I did gathered from that visit last two years ago, and here they are:

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Several Churches destroyed after Eidl Adha!

          It was out of predicament by many people. A sudden earthquake occurred at around 8 in the morning, after the eid prayer,  that hit several places in the whole country of the Philippines! The most affected places were Cebu and Bohol. Those places were hit with a 7.2 magnitude. It is said from the news recently that there were 85 dead, and hundred buildings were destroyed in just 3 minutes. Most of the damaged buildings in those sites were historical churches.

Several Churches that were destroyed!
Several Churches that were destroyed!

                          For more information you can visit this website: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/

Partea for the Party!

                Have you ever explore your place and find a unique establishment that is new to you? Today, I did. A colleague of mine from the office, one time told me a certain store here in Iligan, a place where you can choose different kinds of Milk tea. It’s been months since she told me that place. I got curious, and now that I did have a chance, I did invite a friend of mine from the gym to try it for the first time.  We did meet up earlier today at around 5:00 in the afternoon. We search for this unique store, and after a few walks, we did arrive at this place. This store is called PARTEA PARTEA! I was then imagining that this establishment where somehow spacious, but it was a mistake, somehow the area was quite small. They can serve a few clients with their minimum sittings and tables. When we got there, we have to wait for other people to finish their drinks. So we waited up for about 10 minutes to try their specialty and of course fill our curiosity about this.

                When we did have the chance, the woman from the servicing desk told us some of their specialty. There were lots of choices in there, and because of too many to remembered, I didn’t have the chance to memorize them, except for ONE, the Okinawa Tea with RSC. I didn’t get what was a RSC all about, but they did mention then that it is best with this add on. Both of us choose this, with an additional that looks like a SIOPAO, but it wasn’t inside. The outer was SIOPAO like in a small size with a flavor cheese inside. We waited for about 5 minutes to get things all done.

                The tea that we did try was very delicious, and I do love the SIOPAO but I got easily stuffed with it. So in order to give you a glimpse, I did capture some of the things in this place, and here they are:

POU and the Milk Tea
POU and the Milk Tea
Someone to remember wall
Someone to remember wall
Looking at their theme for this Halloween
Looking at their theme for this Halloween
Something to view while waiting
Something to view while waiting
Onikawa Tea
Onikawa Tea
Look like a Siopao but Cheezy inside!
Look like a Siopao but Cheezy inside!

          I apologize for the pixels of the captured photo due to the reason that Im using my Xperia Phone to have a pic for this place. (This is a lesson of not bringing my SLR.) After the night of chatting with my good friend, I did lay myself in the place of my zone playing POU.

Played POU while at rest after a day of tea
Played POU while at rest after a day of tea

                                                  Wanna say thank you to person who gave this wonderful gift to me.

Thank you for the blessings!
Thank you for the blessings!

 

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