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Crown Hotel 

Elias Angeles corner P. Burgos Sts., Naga CityCamarines Sur, Philippines

They have a free shuttle service to and from Pili Airport daily. Contact the hotel at (054) 473 8305 for bookings.

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Bigg’s Diner

Cafe Federico

Crown Hotel

2nd Level, New Crown Hotel

Elias Angeles corner P. Burgos Sts.,

Naga CityCamarines Sur, Philippines

Mama Eñga

P. Burgos Corner Peñafrancia, Avenue, in front of Emily Theater.

Naga City, Camarines Sur, Philippines

Naga City Taxicles

Contact Mr. Raffy Duque at 0907.654.7676


Peñafrancia Ave.

Naga City, Camarines Sur,Philippines

4737828 | +639984333251

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A glimpse at New Crown Hotel Naga : LEGEN…wait for it!!! DARY!-Legendary

New Crown Hotel Naga is one of cities finest and considered as one of the pioneers in the world of hotels and fine dining in the metro. Asha Hotel started with 30 rooms, was established in 1960’s as a commercial building with a fashion school and an office alongside with Holiday Inn, Lendes Hotel, Bicolandia Hotel, Metro Hotel and Malinisa Hotel.

Photo credits to Nick Pahati.
Photo credits to Nick Pahati.

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Silence II

Not a single word left your mouth,

Not a single move has been done,

I cannot even read what lies in your mind.

This feeling is ridiculously wrong,

The intention is unbearable to get this long,

I have the infatuation for us to get along.

Not a single word left your mouth,

All this things I wanted to hear,

Burrowed in my mind and dreams.

This feeling is ridiculously wrong,

This dream is unbearable to win,

All is lost but God never left us since.

Naga City’s Three Wheeled Bumble Bees

“Then our ride came, a yellow chubby looking vehicle like a bee perhaps. It was Naga’s famous Taxicle. The new addition to Naga’s wondrous adaptation in lessening the carbon emission in the metro and one of the safest rides you can get.”-excerpt from my Naga X Challenge post-

A dozen of these bumble bees are roaming around the city since May of 2014. For just 8 pesos, it will bring you to your next destination without any hassle, unlike those choosy tricycles that sometimes force you to pay the whole one way travel of their vehicle. It can also be rented for 150 pesos per hour and has a seating capacity of 8 to 9 persons, perfect for the family and your next barkada get away to any point in Naga (even at Panicuason).

Tatay Bert was our Naga X Challenge Taxicle driver, what a jolly man.

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Dreams are Made with Beads and Strings

Dreamcatchers filter out all bad dreams and only allow good thoughts to enter our mind. Once the sun rises, all bad dreams just disappear. Some consider the dreamcatcher a symbol of unity among the various Indian Nations, and a general symbol of identification with Native American or First Nation cultures.(

Some of the dreamcatchers made to order by friends.

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The feeling when you have had enough; you don’t want to talk or move, the drive to be alone punishes your soul and right there and there you see yourself cry.

You weep like there’s no tomorrow, tears gushes and soaks your tired hands. The numb feeling lingers in every nerve of your body. You feel empty, you feel alone even there are tons of people around you.

Why does this happen? Why?

The questions chants in your head, over and over, louder and louder. Until you scream as loud as the elephants cry from mourning. You loose hope and submit yourself to eternity. Then you see yourself die, rot and turn to dust blown by the wind. That’s how you end. You turn into nothing and no one remembers you, not even a bit.

We only have one life to live so make the most of it. Once it is taken, it can never return again.

Bicol Bloggers’ Crazy Social Media Life

Exactly one week today, something happened that I will never forget for the rest of my life.

I personally blog about Literature & Photography which is I think waaaaaay primitive. I am also a shy type, loner and I don’t talk too much.

Naga City Deck (NCD) has been encouraging me to blog about my work and just for once I have contributed an article about Woodstone Kitchen last October where NCD provided the title, for composing it is my weakness. I think NCD saw something in me that NCD invited me to attend a blogging event dubbed as #SSSstaycation. It was Sole Searching Soul’s first year anniversary and the attendees are the influential bloggers of Bicol. The excitement was unbearable because as we all know (who wouldn’t) Naga City Deck, Sole Searching Soul and Nickastig were big influencers in promoting Naga City and Bicol thru their social sites.


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Frankly not to be rude, I was born a loner,
And a blogger of Photographs and Literature.
But I am fond of exploring new things,
And make some new found friends.I’m sorry for being so silent,
But I am enjoying hearing your stories components.
To tell you guys I’m not a killjoy,
My personality is reserved in a bouy.
And to win the challenge based on creativity,
I impromptu made this poem as an entry.
Oh I’m just kidding, but I thank you guys for understanding,
Bicol Bloggers from now on means family.

An Ode to thy Brave Countrymen

Damp soil soaked with blood from thy brave countrymen,

Who only want to seek peace,but had died in the end.

Who to blame? The terrorists as everybody said so,

Which only believes that war just come and go.

Families’ mourn to the death of thy love ones,

While rebels rejoice to the feat they have won.

No compassion they have killed them one by one,

No mercy, No regrets, No God to see them hum.

What was their purpose on doing such hideous thing?

Bombs and guns were used as bling-bling,

Pointed, thrown at their so called enemies.

The truth is even not in blood they are brothers,

Countrymen that does not need to be conquerors.

They ask for justice, they ask for revenge,

They want the killers to be at the edge.

They want them to suffer, they want them to plea,

They want them in jail or worse their souls in hell.

The lives will not return, the smiles will not be shown,

Their families will forever mourn.

As to what might happen to the upcoming days,

I cannot tell or it will be just fate.

God has plans that we cannot alter, so we pray for Him to vanish evil forever.

Introvert's blog on the love for literature, visual arts, traveling and food. Government employee by day, blogger by night, figuratively loves to eat and passionate to write.