We celebrated moms b-day at a mountain resort called
Mambukal last April 4, 2004. The place is a few miles
ride South from the City of Bacolod. Any new comer to
the place will surely be amazed with the vast mountainous
land suitable for farming, as sugarcane being the main
This picture shows one long bridge indicating the resort
is nearby .
Along the way, we stopped for
fuel. We see pedicab drivers resting. pedicabs are one cheap
means of transportation in small areas where tricycles and
commuter jeeps no longer operate.
Fruit stands are very popular
along the main roads of Bacolod City.
We also have Robinson's mall
here. The 3 level complex have 6 cinemas, a fountain, an
elevator and escalators. The rising of this mall encouraged
more businesses to move to the North of the City.
This is one of the pioneers in
department stores in our province - Lopue's East Center.
My first employment as an advertising personnel is from
one of their branch.
This university is one of the
oldest and major in the province - University of St. Augustin.
A Roman Catholic church - Redemptorist
church is walking distance from University of St. Augustin.
This is a huge cockpit arena
being constructed. Cock fighting have been an old pastime
for the rich and the masses alike.
An overloaded tricycle is a usual
scene along the way to the mountain resort.
A vast land plantation.
A house in the middle of the
Arriving at the mountain resort,
we see a tree infested fruit bats.
A closer look at the bats.
A tree bridge for climbers who
wants to have a feel of an elevated trail.
A closer view of the suspended
Kayaking is one amenity at the
A beautiful top view of the pond
for kayaks and paddle boats
A closer view of paddle boats
My cousins Sarah Ascalon and
Carlo Dormido gears to collision.
Cousins, Stephanie Dormido, Mwa, Sarah and Joan Robles.
We had a wonderful time together at the resort.
Yours trully at the
1st falls. We hiked about 2 miles from the cottage area
to reach this place. The water is cool and anybody can just
jump in for a swim - except no food allowed in the pool.