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There were so many things we wanted to do like Cliff Dive at Ariel’s point, zip line, surf, and of course take lots of photos. But the weather was not friendly. When we were there a week back, typhoon Hanna (yep!) was wrecking havoc to our vacation.
We had a few sunshiny moments and we took advantage of this by surfing, ziplining and taking bikini photos of each other. No boat dared to sail to Ariel’s point though, so that was a bummer. Even if there’s a storm in Boracay, it’s always summer in the Philippines. Our 3-day vacation was not ruined (not as much teehee) and we still had a great time.
We stayed at the Lazy Dog bed and breakfast hotel near the Bulabog beach (which is only 10 minutes walk to D-mall and a few cartwheels to the Bulabog beach. Will tell you guys more about the Lazy Dog hotel in the next few blog posts but it was quite a cozy place to stay! For now, check out the Lazy Dog at Agoda.com.
I have also noticed something… I need new bikini! I’ve been traveling quite a lot and you will see me wearing the same set. I have quite a lot in my closet, but my selection can’t keep up with the frequency of my vacation days.
I’ve always asked my friends “Where is the nearest beach from Manila that’s clean and nice?” They would always say Batangas or Zambales – both takes about roughly 3 hours. But recently I heard there’s a (soon 1.5 hrs drive) highway recently developed for easy driving from Manila to Nasugbu, Batangas. I’m not sure if the highway is done yet, but you can also drive to Pico de Loro via Tagaytay (2.5 hrs) Perfect! Now I’m happy to know that if I need to go to a beach somewhere, I can just drive 1.5 hrs to this great place called Pico de Loro. I didn’t expect much when I heard about it. I thought it was just going to be a typical beach resort. But I was so amazed at what I saw, to the point that I want to buy one of the units and just live there (since I work from home anyway).
A view from the Chapel
St. Therese of the Child Jesus, glass chapel overlooking the Pico de Loro Cove
Pico de Loro Cove is the first urban living community developments of Hamilo Coast. The community brings together families and friends who love living the good life with a scene of green and blue. Pico de Loro Cove is situated in Batangas and brings you the view of the untouched mountains and serene seas.
Me and Matt, together Rica and Jo spent a lovely getaway at this marvelous place. At the end of our trip, me and Matt wanted to become members 😛
Pico Sands Hotel
For now, all areas can be accessed by guests as long as you are endorsed by a member 🙂 However, if you want to experience the greatness of the place without being endorsed, you can do so by booking for a stay at the Pico Sands Hotel. This gives you access to the main beach and the Pico de Loro Country club which is just beside the hotel.
Pico Sands Hotel has 154 rooms with all the thoughtful amenities that ensured our comfort. Just a couple of minutes’ walk and we can have access to the Pico de Loro Beach Club were they have badminton, basketball, bowling, billards, karaoke etc. There’s also a shuttle to take us to the beach front for some relaxation time. Guests can also inquire and try their water activities. Or, if you’re like me, just relax by the beach with a shake, music or a book.
Pico de Loro Country Club
You are never going to get bored here! Bring your friends and family with you for more fun because you will never run out of activities for everyone!
Left and right, there’s pool space for everyone!
This is only the front part of their kid’s play place… towards the back is more fun, more awesomeness!
Even adults (like me) envy the kids for this fun kingdom! I wanted to go and play there myself!
Billard pool tables
Sing your heart and lungs out! Karaoke time!
They really have a big gym that would encourage you to get fit despite being on vacation.
They have a HUUUUGE dance floor!!! *tears* I want to own one.. I was thinking the entire time if I could install my pole here…
Badminton / Tennis area. You can rent rackets, shuttlecocks and balls 🙂
Wooden floor basketball. Matt wants to play here!
Squash and table tennis area. Again, this is Matt’s venue 😛
* And non-members can also book by calling the hotel at 02 4647800, 02 4647828, and 02 4647888.
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(+632) 902-8053 Pico de Loro Beach & Country Club
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I usually hate waking up early because I just had to (work, errands etc). One exception is waking up a wee bit early to experience Tagaytay sunrise!
When you’re staying in Taal Vista Hotel, don’t waste that moment and experience a beautiful sunrise – especially when you have that balcony view. And then, eat their scrumptious breakfast buffet, and enjoy the view some more 🙂 Or not… because sleeping in their comfortable beds is just quite something on its own 🙂
What’s happenin’ in Tagaytay? Lots! Apart from the usual attractions, you now get to appreciate a different view of the Taal landscape. The Sky Ranch in Tagaytay is a leisure park within the 5 hectares land area beside Taal Vista Hotel. Within the compound is the Sky Fun amusement park and other future developments like restaurants and a science museum.
The developers only hired the best engineers to build and operate the Sky Eye. It is overlooking the Taal Volcano and the Taal Lake. During the day, you get to enjoy a nice view of the lake. At night time, you get to see city lights and a romantic view of Tagaytay.
Apart from this, they also have horseback riding by the Riding Loop area at P250 for 30 mins. They are still building restaurant venues and other facilities. There’s ample parking in front of the park, but if you’re staying at Taal Vista Hotel, it’s just a 5-minute walk!
Entrance and other Fees at Sky Fun at Sky Ranch Tagaytay:
Taal Vista Hotel is a landmark by itself. It has been around since 1939 with a very rich story behind it. The owner would usually go to a specific spot in this once-then an empty lot and it would allow him to think, be calm and be inspired. It came to a point where he bought the land area and built this hotel with one of the most breathtaking view of the Taal Volcano and the Taal Lake.
There are many other places that will give you a nice view of the Taal Lake in Tagaytay, but Taal Vista’s is quite vast and spacious. You will have plenty of space to take selfies, group shots, etc! It is frequently a site for shoots, pre-nups, garden weddings and other events.
It’s a romantic place for couples, great place for families, and fully-equipped facilities for conventions.
Lunch Buffet upon our arrival at Taal Vista Hotel
This was one of the highlights of our lunch! They also serve siniguelas ice cream which was also surprisingly good! Match the gelato with baklang saba banana crisp and you’re good to go!
Guests were invited to participate in dancing the tinikling!
When you have lunch at Taal Vista, you will be treated with a cultural show by the Bughaw Dance Group.
Group shot after eating! We all got happy bellies!
Cozy room with the lake view! My home away from home!
A few minutes of walking, (or driving if you lazy!), is the new Sky Ranch
more details on a separate blog post!
The fog dillutes and distributes the color to the sky! 😛
Our dinner was just a great surprise!
I was admiring this romantic dinner set-up, thinking it was prepared for someone who was trying to propose… but, this was our dining table 😛
The weather was perfect! It fogged a bit at some point, but the weather and the wind was just right!
Group photo: Matt, Me, Ro, Rica and Jo
Appetizer/Salad: Marinated Smoked Salmon with Mango Tomato Salsa and Crisp Salad
Soup: Fire Roasted Pumpkin Cuppuccino with Cinnamon Cream Broth
Main Course: Duo of US Beef and Prawns with Potato Risotto and Grilled Vegetables
Dessert: Warm Chocolate Erruption with Gelato Ice Cream
Do you want to experience this quite fancy dinner?
You can actually do! Just call Taal Vista Hotel (contact details below) and request for this. For whatever purpose it may be: to propose to your SO (special someone), to impress a business client, to celebrate with family etc… Taal Vista will help you!
Matt and me, with Chef Edwin V. Santos
Chef Edwin is my favorite chef to date, it is really obvious that he loves preparing food, even grows it in the private garden of Taal Vista Hotel! He spent time talking with us and overall, he is just a really happy person <3 his energy is contagious – maybe also why the food he prepares is more delicous!
Clubbing in Tagaytay
and… we dressed up a little at night to Party at the Ridge!
It’s the place to be every Saturday night when you’re in Tagaytay as they invite club DJs, in partnership with Republiq.
I have been looking for something like this in Tagaytay for years and I’m happy to know there’s a bar/club place you and your friends can go to in Tagaytay!
That concluded our day 🙂 Coming up next, Day 2 at Taal Vista Hotel, tour of the hotel grounds and surprisingly more activities you and your loved ones would enjoy ify ou stay over.
I’m sure you all went to the beach, the mountains, spend it with family and what not. But, I also know that a few of you, needed to work on the Holidays? Isn’t that right? I am no exception! I had a few paperworks and write-ups over the Holy Week.
But, Saturday came and I’m finally free! So, I wanted to drive some place to surf. According to magicseaweed.com, West Side isn’t happenin’ and East Side of the Philippines got some decent swell. I couldn’t drive to Baler or Bagasbas coz I heard it will take quite some time… and I lack sleep because I’ve been doing a marathon for Breaking Bad.
Anyway, my next option was Real, Quezon. A new acquaintance who I met through one of our surf trips in Liwa, told me that he goes frequently to Real. He said it takes 2 hours. — 2 hours what??!?! I drove for 3-4 hours! The trip was longer than I expected, it was full of zigzags. I had to drive at night on our way back home – dark, no street lights. But I found it quite relaxing, I drove windows down, with music on full blast!
Stoked with my banana board.
It’s a 6’10” but it’s not really your typical short board. It’s short, but you can ride it like a long board and pick-up waves at will. It works for both big and small riders. It’s manoeverable and easy to paddle
The Pacific Recreation Park or The PaRK, Real Quezon
Km 115, Bgy Tignoan, Real, Quezon
Finally, we arrived!
Real Quezon Surf Spot review
Waves – decent and clean, consistent (for a msw forecast of 2-4 ft.)
Crowd – for Holy Week season – not crowded at all (line-up at least, but there were a lot of other people swimming, camping
Facilities – Could be improved, outdoor showers weren’t working, too few toilets
Activities – Surfing, river rafting, camping and other beach sports
The drive – smooth roads from Ortigas Ave ext., 2-laned, but really dangerous because of a lot of zigzags and curves so you have to be careful. I was averaging 40 kmph to 60 kmph on the curves and was only running at 80 kmph because of tricycles, and it was pretty dark at night
Travel time: 3 – 4 hours
Restaurants and dining areas: this I didn’t have any chance to explore. They have a store that might prepare pancit canton and other stuff for you but as for real restaurant, haven’t chanced seeing any in this area. So I guess it’s best to say, bring baon if you need to. I didn’t need any because I went on an afternoon trip
Accommodations: I did a day trip so I never got to experience this. They do offer overnight stays at affordable rates.
The Pacific Recreation Park or The PaRK, Real Quezon
Adults – P35 (day), P50 (overnight)
Kids – P20 (day), P35 (overnight)
Medium for 10 pax – P400 (day), P600 (overnight)
Large 20 pax – P700 (day), P900 (overnight)
Tent Pitching (personal tent) – P50
Tent Rental (2-3 pax) – P300
Rooms  (2 to 3 pax) – P1,000
Sala 2nd Floor (10 pax) – P1,500
Porch w/sink and toilet – P1,500
Whole house – P5,000
Open Area for Recreation Activities
Basketball, Woodball, Lawn Bowling, Speedminton
Bonfire & Cooking Areas
Water resistant, beach speakers I brought with me for review 😉
Only two of us in the line-up, the rest are swimmers
There was a time when I would surf every week for 3 months. All my savings went to surf trips. It was a whole lot of fun… I WAS BROKE haha! I do sound like a legit addict. I got busy though and I had to forego surfing to earn real bucks travel and stuff.
The sea has been calling me lately. I do think that I’m a mermaid or a gypsy in my past life. I just love to travel and I love the ocean especially.
You know what, I just realized that I don’t have to spend so much on surfing anymore. I can just drive 3 hours to Zambales, stay at a cheap hostel that fits my budget and worry about nothing else – just fun, surf, swim oh and a whole lot of art and friends!
Oh thank heavens for The Circle Hostel.
It’s not your ordinary accommodation. Here, you don’t get a fancy room with A/C, TV, fridge and all the fancy things a regular hotel room offers. Nope none of that. But let me tell you something, it was an experience that surely brought out the best in me.
It’s not your usual hotel accommodation, but it definitely has its charm! It is ranked high on TripAdvisor as well!
Typical budget for overnight (including gas or bus fare, accom, food, etc) – P1,000!
This was my bunk bed. It was surprisingly comfortable!
I often sleep alone at my solo apartment – it was quite lovely to share this huge cabana with friends and new acquaintances!
If you’re iffy about your belongings, they have a locker for you 🙂
An alternative to the luxury you get from a regular hotel accommodation is nature, art, fresh air and new friends. On our stay at the Circle Hostel, I didn’t even get to use my gadgets! Poor iPad – I never touched it at all. It’s a shame how we have so much to enjoy in this world – and they’re free.
– The smile of a stranger
– The laughter of friends
– The air that we breath
– The sea that gives us a good ride
– Creativity through art and painting
– Good food
– and awareness of our body through Yoga and meditation
It’s also amazing how you can create a game out of throwing a plastic disk – Ultimate Frisbee time! My glutes were activated so badly, they were swollen the next day – good work out! I should do this more often!
I brought my hoop to take a few videos of me hooping by the beach – just for vanity’s sake really.
I can share with you my experience about this place all I want but bottom line is, you need to experience it for yourself 🙂 Spread and share the love!
First-time surfer Cheryl got some good rides! woohoo!
Recently, I realized I have a lot of gadgets that I don’t get to use anymore. I LOVE buying gadgets! It just makes my life easy and awesome 🙂 But then, I don’t have all the time in my life to tinker with all of them.
If you are reading this, take a moment and look around your house. How many things do you see that you haven’t used in at least a year. Uh-huh, surprisingly there’s quite a few items in your house, that you don’t need. One man’s trash, is another man’s treasure. Yep, somewhere out there, someone would be interested in buying what you don’t need anymore.
Hoarding. I think Filipinos are guilty of this. I am guilty of this! I’m collecting these phones that I don’t get to use. I would think “sayang, baka magamit pa ng yaya ko.” Or, “No one would want to buy this anymore!”
My inner gut says “Don’t make a statement unless you tried it.”
Here’s a video about a typical Filipino household who got smarter.
I have decided, it’s time to sell.
I have been following this local buy and sell website for a while – Sulit.com.ph. Yes, I bet it sounds familiar, because when you google something you need, this website pops out quite often. Why is this website so popular? Because people need to buy. People need to sell.
Currently, Sulit.comph is the Philippine’s #1 Buy and Sell Website. It has always been since years ago and up until now, it has maintained its status to be at the top. I am marveled by this achievement thought I would take advantage of this.
Ready. Fire. Aim.
In the world of the internet, we don’t do the usual ready-aim-fire. Because the cost of putting up an online business or online website is not much as compared to having a physical store, we just READY ourselves for ideas and opportunities, FIRE – (just do it), AIM (adjust as necessary).
This is what happened to the founders of Sulit RJ and Arianne David (bf-gf at that time, but now married). Sulit hand humble beginnings when they launched it on September 11, 2006 in RJ’s room.
Their starting capital P2,400.
Like I said earlier, it doesn’t cost much to put up a business idea online. P2,400 might just include the “.com” purchase and some hosting services.
Investing for FREE
RJ and Arianne had an initial investment of P2,400. You too can invest even for FREE! Maybe all you need is a little time to set up an account at Sulit.com.ph and take advantage of the creation of RJ and Arianne. It took me barely 3 minutes to set-up mine!
With Sulit, you can start to profit at no cost at all because they offer FREE membership and FREE posting of ads.
If you are selling a house, lot, gadgets, your services and other items (new or old), then I think it’s about time you take advantage of this site too.
Features of Sulit.com.ph
The Philippines’ #1 Buy and Sell Website
Free membership + Free posting of ads
Sulit Gold – Sulit.com.ph’s virtual currency which sellers purchase to get more exposure for their ads
Sulit.com.ph has a thriving community with 1.9 million members (aka Sulitizens) – a trait that sets them apart from other local buy and sell websites in the country
Received more than 2 billion total pageviews last 2012
Current stats: average of 7 million pageviews and 700,000 unique visitors DAILY
Won numerous awards including Best Website from the Philippine Web Awards
No. 1 local website in the Philippines, the only local website in the top 10 websites in the Phils.
Boracay soars as favorite international traveler destination!
Based on Agoda.com survey of over 113K customers, Boracay is #1 in Relaxation and #3 in Nightlife
Philippine beach destination Boracay, has been named favorite for relaxation (#1) and nightlife (#3), according to a customer survey conducted by Asia’s leading hotel booking site, Agoda.com.
Based on feedback from over 113,000 respondents provided at the end of their stay, Agoda.com customers had the opportunity to rate the categories of Nightlife and Relaxation on a scale of 1-5, 1 being “poor”, and 5 being “excellent.”
Under the category of Relaxation, Boracay emerged as the clear top choice, beating out perennial favorite Bali which came in at second. Thailand beach destination, Koh Samui, rounded up the top three.
The top Nightlife spot was taken by Bangkok, Thailand’s energetic capital known for its tuk-tuk’s, temples and street food, making it one of the number one destinations on sites like Expedia, and other hotel booking sites. Bangkok is followed by Dubai, the gleaming desert city in the United Arab Emirates, and then Boracay, famous for its white sand beaches and swaying palm trees, came in third.
Boracay is the lone Philippine destination that has made the top 10 for both categories. Philippine capital Manila has held a top 22 ranking in the Nightlife category, while Visayas hub Cebu came in top 19 in the Relaxation category.
Lately, I’ve been so frustrated at Manila traffic. I just went home to Bacolod a couple of months back to witness a very busy festival (Masskara), and yet driving there amidst the number of tourists and the lively festivities didn’t let me get caught in heavy traffic.
Coming back to Manila, I experienced the worst traffic situation ever. It’s already the holiday season and I’m expecting it to get worse.
I’ve been ranting on Twitter and Facebook saying I couldn’t take this traffic anymore. I go to work and it just hurts my eyes and I get constant headaches. It is very uncomfortable. We need a better solution. I came up with ideas about passing a bill to the Senate (if ever I get elected as a congresswoman which is unlikely) called “Work from home Fridays.” But then again, the traffic would just be diverted to Thursday. or “Tax break” from companies who implement “work-from-home” policies.
I think it is unhealthy both for our body and in our time, to spend 2-4 hours of our life in a day with traffic.
It’s just not the way to live.
But then again, I know our government and MMDA has been thinking of a lot of solutions already and though they might have though of my ideas, I know there’s a butterfly effect on a lot of things. Tax breaks would affect other companies, even the mamang drivers would be deprived of their livelihood, and so on and so forth.
Moving out of Manila
My second solution is to move out of Manila. I thought of going back to Bacolod. BUT HEY!!! I CAN’T! I need access to a huge airport hub to take me to many places I want to and I want to go to cool events here in Manila too!
Next best bet is to go a bit farther not close enough that I could still drive an hour away to Manila.
Literally. It’s so hot here! I keep on wanting to go to Tagaytay just to get a cool breeze. I love natural cold breeze btw and not the one that comes out of an air conditioning unit – it makes my nose suffer from rhinitis.
Thank you Skyway and awesome highways!
I don’t mind paying extra just to avoid traffic.
Living in Batangas Perhaps?
Why not? It’s near the beach, that I love 🙂 Near The Farm, Mount Malarayat, Puerto Galera and many diving sites. I heard there’s also a surf spot in the area.
Lipa City comes in mind where it is among the most progressive cities in Batangas.
Lipa is only an hour away from Makati
Accessible via SLEX and Star Tollway
24-hour bus transport system available from EDSA Cubao and Buendia
Oh yeah, I’m an adult, and soon I’m going to buy my own house. I am considering this area as one of the places I’ll stay. Apart from the amenities I listed down above, Bel-Air residences has more to offer:
– Walking distance to SM, Lipa
– At the center of Business and Social Activity
– Beside Fiesta Mall and across a school
– Weather is generally COOL (BIG PLUS!!!) because this area is elevated at 1025 ft above sea level (known to be the third highest place in the Philippines)
On top of that,
– I can save on travel cost.
I can find work or open a business in the area
Amenities available like basketball courts (the big boys need this), a jogging path for me, a playground for kids (in the future), barbecue area, multiple parks, a pool where I can do my card, a lanai, gazebo and Club House.
Near schools such as Stoneyhurst International School, Nazareth School, Mc Kinley International School, Kolehiyo ng Lungsod ng Liba and De Lasalle, Lipa.
It is also close to established hospitals like Lipa Medix medical Center and metro Lipa Medical Center
Walking distance from major malls: SM Lipa, Fiesta Mall, Robinsons mall, Big
Choices of House Units
Your choices of house units range from townhouses to two-storey units with floor areas as big as 55 to 165 sq. meters, all designed under the concept of “Modern Zen” architecture. Clubhouse and Entrance Gates are designed and conceptualized by renowned architect, Arch. Ed Ledesma.
House and lot with a garden area for my bunnies to hop into 🙂
Lipa is also a fast becoming choice of celebrities as in the case of Aga Muhlach and Charlene Gonzales, Boy Abunda and Vilma Santos.
Bel-Air Residences in Lipa is developed by Convergence Realty and Development Corporation.
Bel-Air Residences Brings You To Bohol and Boracay!
Bel-Air Residences Lipa, Batangas and Nuffnang invite you to join “At Home in the Philippines” contest and win a chance to a vacation in Bohol or Boracay! The contest is open to all member bloggers of the Nuffnang Network with at least one (1) valid ad unit. Contest period is from November 16 to December 16, 2012.
My heart (or rather my stomach) always has a soft spot for Japanese cuisine. When I heard Marriott Cafe is opening up a new Teppanyaki Station, I was ecstatic! Everytime I dine here, I always end up getting sushis and sashimis apart from the varried array of food Marriott Cafe offers.
Marriott Cafe launched their newest Teppanyaki station
I must say, this feat is a "BLOCKBUSTER!" The Teppanyaki station was so much in demand and I would like to congratulate our friends from Marriott for this! Flavor wise, it did not dissappoint! Just by editing these photos makes me want to rush to Marriott now for a buffet!
Marriott cafe added a teppanyaki station just recently, grilling fresh and meaty choices of seafood, fish, beef, pork and chicken. Chef Meik Brammer is sure to set your mood right to make everything tastier and satisfying in all aspects from the grill to the plate.
Teppanyaki is one of my comfort food list I cannot resit but just indulge. It is derived from the word "Teppan" or iron plate. This side of the buffet is loaded with the following choices
Gyuniko – diced beef tenderloin with vegetable in teppanyaki sauce
Tori – diced chicken with vegetable in teppanyaki sauce
Shake Teppanyaki – Salmon fillet with vegetable in special sauce
Kaisen – mixed seafood with vegetable in sweet and spicy garlic sauce
Price: P 1,650 from Sunday to Thursday P 1,850 on Friday and Saturday P 2,000 for Sunday lunch
Marbled dice US beef tenderloin is a must-try. Soft, subtle yet intense flavor added with a special teppanyaki sauce. You can ask the chef to have the meat cooked in your liking – medium rare, or well done.
Ask for a combo. Kaisen will surely hit your taste buds with shrimps, tuna, salmon and squid especially if you are on a pescarian diet.
It’s your choice! Put vegetables such as beansprout, cabbage, carrot, green bell pepper, white onion, zucchini, red bell pepper or celery. It will surely add to the taste of your liking!
We added rice to our beef Teppanyaki. Convert it to a complete meal by adding rice whipped up with meat sauce and spices resulting to an aromatic golden brown dish!
Although there isn’t really a secret ingredient when it comes to teppanyaki, the meat, sauces, and a precise hand in seasoning will spike just about anything from the interest to experience. And executive chef Meik understands this, so he made sure that every mouthful leaves anyone happy by having a devoted and an expert teppan chef preparing the ingredients fresh, hot, and fast while keeping in mind the entertaining aspect of the station.
While Teppanyaki is the new star section of Marriott Café, the thoughtful daily menu in the buffet from appetizer to dessert can never be left behind in its execution—leaving the choices and great memories almost endless!
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I got a chance to review the new AEE Magicam underwater and sports camera. It’s less known to the public than GoPro here in Manila, but after using it, I conclude that it’s a pretty good contender.
Pricing is not yet set here in the Philippines since it is new but it will soon be available in Pixel Pro. It should cost lesser than the GoPro and unlike GoPro which doesn’t include the LCD attachment in the initial purchase, this AEE does. It also comes with more accessories included in the box such as the remote control, lcd monitor and extra battery pack. For GoPro, you would have to buy these separately.
Mounting and Installation on a Surfboard
I installed everything myself! You need to buy an extra accessory for surf board mount. GoPro uses suction tube, whereas AEE uses 3M adhesive. Mind you, this adhesive is pretty strong. It’s pretty safe especially if it’s new. It comes with two parts so that in case one gets detached, you still have another one clinging to your camera. Be sure to have that safety thread hold on 🙂
Installation was very easy. Just make sure the board’s surface is dry, wax-free, dirt free. Clean it well first before sticking the 3M mount.
Comes in 2 pieces, in case one part gets ripped. Unlike the suction where although secure, when it’s gone – it’s gone.
*thank you so much to Kristel for the photos above 🙂
AEE Magciam sports camera put to test (Surfing Video)
AEE Magicam SD21 Specs
With LCD glass screen: real-time display various status
External TFT display screen， real-time display video content or play recorded content
With IP68 standard waterproof case, and the waterproof depth is 60 meters, two kinds of housing design
Support setting, replay, delete ect. operations with connecting to 1.5″ TFT display screen
With built-in dismountable high-capacity lithium battery, it can be re-charged
HD video recording/photo snapping function with various models
Self-time function with front indicator and timing recording
Laser indicator function make record and snapshot easlier.
1/3 inch CMOS sensor 8.0 Mega Pixels
Recording MOV videos, to be directly played by PC or uploaded onto video websites
Auto exposure, auto white balance, easy to operate;
F/3.0 aperture, and support nightshot
10x Digital zoom
170°extra-large wide-angle lens
Auto recording when acceleration occurring (function as the black box of the car) *optional
Auto stand-by for power saving
Supporting fast forward and fast rewind, and skipping of contents in the next segment (when connecting with TFT screen player)
Supporting time setting (RTC function) and time superposition function;
It’s about time to plan your vacation early once again! Book you flights and accommodations!
January 1 New Year’s Day March 28 Maundy Thursday March 29 Good Friday April 9 Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) May 1 Labor Day June 12 Independence Day August 26 National Heroes’ Day November 30 Bonifacio Day December 25 Christmas December 30 Rizal Day
Special Non-Working Days
March 30 Black Saturday August 21 Ninoy Aquino Day November 1 All Saint’s Day November 2 Government Declared December 24 Government Declared December 31 Last Day of 2013
Additional Dates (estimate / unofficial, to wait final declaration)