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Quezon: Quezon Protected Landscape

Located within the boundaries of the municipalities of Atimonan, Pagbilao, and Padre Burgos in the province of Quezon, Quezon National Forest Park or Quezon Protected Landscape is a 938 hectare protected landscape.

First established as a national park on October 25, 1934, because of Proclamation no. 740. The park covers a total area of 535.08 hectares. The park area was enlarged to 983 hectares on August 5, 1940, with Proclamation no. 594. However, after being reestablished and reclassified as a protected landscape on June 2, 2003, the park's area was reduced to 938 hectares.

Quezon National Park is one of the best places to visit if you want to be one with nature. The park is literally teeming with life. Several plants and animal species endemic to the Philippines can be found within the park area. As a matter of fact, one of the newly discovered species of monitor lizard was discovered in the area in April 2010.

Aside from the Rich flora and fauna of the park and its challengin…

Laguna: Sta Elena Fun Farm

Located in Sta. Elena in the city of Cabuyao in Laguna province, Sta ElenaFun Farm is a great place to bring your children on a weekend family bonding getaway.

If you're looking for a place away from the crowded malls and traffic jams of the city, then a trip to Fun Farm is fit for you and your family. You'd surely enjoy the quiet provincial atmosphere (with the seasonal quacks from passing ducks) of Fun Farm. Your children would also enjoy the farm activities that they only hear from their grandparents who live in far-flung provinces.

Here are some animals on the farm:

Fun Farm is surely a nature lover's haven. I highly recommend this place for family picnics, kiddie birthday parties, and even field trips. For an entrance fee of only 300 pesos pax, your kids (including you) would have plenty of activities to try and enjoy like:


Food Trip: Sambokojin Yakiniku Smokeless Grill

For those who are wondering what Sambokojin means, well here's an introduction for you guys. Sambo-Kojin is the name of a Japanese kami (God) who has three faces and two pair of hands. He was known as the God of the Kitchen. Yakiniku on the other hand means grilled meat in Japanese. While "Smokeless" and "Grill" need not be explained further. 

"Nuff said!" as they say, what else should we know about a restaurant named after the Japanese God of the Kitchen... Just kidding. Join me as we go on a food trip at Sambo Kojin Smokeless Grill.

For those who doesn't know Sambo Kojin Smokeless Grill is a buffet restaurant with several branches in the Philippines. The restaurant is known for their raw, grilled, and cooked Japanese and Korean dishes. 

What I like about the restaurant is it's layout. (I'm talking about the branch in Southmall unless all branches have the same layout) I like the idea that the buffet area is placed in the middle and it has …


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