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New Silent Gardens: Weather 0

The Silent Gardens Blog is back

We are happy to inform you that the Silent Gardens Blog is back and it is working. Yesterday, while we updated the website, we had a brown-out and the whole blog went crazy. No...

Weather 2014-01-10: Wet weekend ahead 0

Wet weekend ahead

A weak low pressure area (LPA) is moving towards south-eastern Mindanao. It will enhance the rainfall the southern islands encountered already during the whole week. This weather is normal for the current season. Cold...

Nespresso 0

Do you print spaghetti?

Barilla, world’s biggest pasta maker, successfully copies Nestlé’s NESPRESSO strategy. Everybody can brew a coffee and everybody can make pasta – at least boil the hardened ones out of the bag or pack.  In 1976,...

Beautiful Bicol 0

Getting up early …

When traveling in the Philippines one often has to get up early, even very early, to catch a flight, a bus or a ferry. But these early hours are often the most beautiful moment...

Z(P)est Air Kalibo 0

Z(P)est Air again

A Zest Air plane skidded off the runway of the Kalibo airport in Aklan on Thursday afternoon, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) Aviation Security Group...

Bagasbas Beach 0

Gone surfing

We recently had been surfing at Bagasbas Beach near Daet in Camarines Sur. I’ts been funny but unfortunately I had been to heavy for the weak swell  Bagasbas Beach is still a funny hang-out....

After typhoon HAIYAN / Yolanada 0

After the Typhoon

While parts of Leyte and Samar are still not accessible, in other parts of the typhoon battered islands, life slowly starts to reorganize. From Panay, where the typhoon crossed the 3 provinces Capiz, Aklan...