Second half of April, some cousins, relatives and members of Tita's Cathecism organization chose to spend a week of Summer in the scary place of the Philippines, the Mindanao. But guess what? It was not scary at all - it was amazing! We picked the beautiful paradise of Dakak Park and Beach Resort in Dapitan, Zamboanga Del Norte. My manager at work once mentioned how nice the Resort was and wondered how the Resort look today? And of course, who wouldn't be interested to experience Dakak after that commercial made by AlDub (famous Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza loveteam)?
|Dakak Park and Beach Resort|
|Blogger Mark Monta at Dakak Park and Beach Resort|
|Inside George & Peter Lines|
|Just another skyline shot|
|While we are docking in Dapitan port|
|Cool shot at Dapitan Wharf!|
So, why the place called Dakak? While on our way to the Resort, we had a chance to visit Rizal Shrine. During the quick tour, the guide mentioned Dakak stands for "Dagkong Kakahoyan" or Big Trees. In addition to this trivia, Dapitan City is called Historic City of the South. Why not? This City got a lot and is indeed part of the History. Not to mention, this is where our National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal was exiled and met her lovelife, Josephine Bracken. Also, in Dapitan lives the smallest person in the whole world. We can see Holy Rosary Cathedral of Dipolog, the City’s century-old cathedral. And of course, most Spanish houses which are reserved until this era.
|The team in Rizal Park|
|Holy Rosary Cathedral of Dipolog|
|Ancestral House of Dapitan|
|Dr. Jose Rizal Museum|
|Dr. Jose Rizal old Clinic|
|Eating lunch in a buffet type during River Cruise|
|The team during River Cruise|
Back to Dakak Park and Beach Resort! The Resort has a lot to offer. From Foods - Different themed-Restaurants such as Thai, Korean, Itialian and Filipino Restos are set for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. You can choose and pay! Entertainment-wise, Dakak offers unlimited rides in Gloria's Fantasyland and when food and entertainment combined? You can join the River Cruise at Dapitan River with buffet lunch. At the end of the day, Dakak offers the best view of Sunset while enjoying a booze and grub in the seashore and playing in the white sand.
|Swimming Pool of Dakak Park and Beach Resort|
|It's not a ship - It's a bar in a boat shape inside Dakak|
|Cousins and the Blogger in Dakak|
|Dakak in that Horizon|
|Another Swimming Pool of Dakak|
|Make Your Own Havaianas 2015 Pair in Dakak|
|Minutes before Sunset|
|Dakak Park and Beach Resort during Sunset|
How to get to Dakak Park and Beach Resort From Cebu?
1. Take ship from either Ocean Fast Ferries, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Inc. and George & Peter Lines. Check the Cebu to Dapitan Boat schedule.
2. From Dapitan Wharf, you can ride a bus as offered by Dakak Park and Beach Resort.
For details, contact the Resort:
Phone Number: (02) 696-9726
|This Blogger was indeed enjoying a ride...|
|And the pool too|
|Take a pose Blogger!|
|Just Chilling on the last day at Dakak!|
** All photos are taken by the Blogger using ASUS Zenfone Laser 2.0
CONVERSE UNVEILS THE SPRING/SUMMER 2016 ALL STAR FOOTWEAR AND APPAREL COLLECTION
This Spring/Summer 2016, The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Continues to Push Innovation With New Materials and Prints
CONVERSE Inc. debuts its Spring/Summer2016 Converse All Star Footwearand Apparel Collection.The new collection explores innovative materials, bold patterns, bright colors and woven textures that embody the spirit of the season.
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Reflective Printfeatures a reflective print made to stand out in dark environments.The new reflective material compliments existing innovative features like Lunarlon insole cushioning, padded non-slip tongue and super soft micro-suede lining.
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Knit explores innovative materials with a textured knit upper. The women’s Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Crochet provides breathability for summer months while the men’s Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Woven keeps feet light and cool.Additionally, the season introduces the new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sex Pistols Footwear showcasing iconic imagery and artwork from the legendary punk band that brought chaos into music.
CONVERSE ALL STAR FOOTWEARCOLLECTION
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Reflective Print
Converse continues to expand the offering for the innovative Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II by introducing the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Reflective Print – featuring a reflective print that enhances visibility in dark environments. The collection includes a classic camouflage print and repeat star print. Like the original Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II, this new style incorporates all the comfort and forward thinking technology including a Lunarlon sock liner for ultimate arch support as well as a gusseted and padded tongue.
Available Colors: Sandy, White, Black
Suggested Retail Price: Php 3,990
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Knit
As the season transitions from spring into summer, Converse launches a colorful textured knit material, to produce dimension and depth. The new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Knit collection provides maximum style while still delivering on superior comfort.
Available Colors: Volt Green, Black, yellow, Roadtrip Blue, Red, White, Spray Paint Blue
Suggested Retail Price: Php 3,990
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Neon
Converse introduces new bold and bright colorways this season with the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Neon. Bright colors, inspired by festival light shows during epic music performances, come alive on the durable, premium canvas of the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II silhouette.
Available Colors: Teal, Green Gecko, Volt Green, Red
Suggested Retail Price: Php 3,990
EMBARGO: May 2016
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Rubber Low Top
The new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Rubber Low Top offers the water resistance desired during the rainy spring season in monochromatic colors. A gusseted tongue allows for protection from rain and puddles, and we’ve added a new molded EVA sock liner for additional comfort when trekking through the elements.
Available Colors: Black, Red, Parchment
Suggested Retail Price: Php 3,350
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Woven
As the summer starts to heat up, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Summer Woven is here to help you keep cool. This unique canvas weave structure is hand woven and allows for superior breathability and comfort. Available in classic colorways, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Summer Woven also features a minimally lined interior that allows the silhouette to move and flex with the foot.
Available Colors: Dolphin, White Multi
Suggested Retail Price: Php 4,390 , Php 3,990
EMBARGO: May 2016
Converse Deck Star Slip ‘67
The Deck Star Slip ’67, originally launched in 1967, makes a comeback this season. This heritage model boasts a higher foxing tap, glossy mid-sole and a molded sock liner for additional comfort. Offered in canvas executions, this summer slip boasts vintage style with a modern feel.
Available Colors: Black, Navy, Natural, Red
Suggested Retail Price: Php 2,950
EMBARGO: June 2016
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Iridescent Leather
The iridescent shimmer on the rain soaked pavement served as the perfect inspiration for the women’s Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Iridescent Leather.
Available Colors: Black
Suggested Retail Price: Php 4,250
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sex Pistols
Converse celebrates the legendary band, Sex Pistols, with the new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sex Pistols collaboration. The collection features colors, materials and graphics inspired by the band’s iconic style and album art. The footwear collection features details such as stitch detailing and graphic overlays. Each style includes the iconic Sex Pistols logo on the tongue of the sneaker as well as in the foot bed. The apparel collection combines elevated fabrics and graphic executions that also represent the spirit of the Sex Pistols.
Available Colors: Parchment, Thunder, White Multi
Suggested Retail Price: Php 3,510
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Missoni
This season, the celebrated Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Missoni collection returns with a reinterpretation of Missoni’s signature zigzag. These angular lines, amply named “The Flame,” boast a printed canvas with woven metallic threading. A leather tongue and heel tab makes this the perfect sneaker for the fashion journey from runway to street.
Suggested Retail Price: Php 3,990
CONVERSE CONS UNVEILS SPRING/SUMMER 2016 SNEAKER AND APPAREL COLLECTIONS
The Spring/Summer 2016 Footwear and Apparel Collections Introduce Innovative New Styles And Updated Icons
CONVERSE officially unveilsitsSpring/Summer 2016Converse Cons sneaker and apparel collections, featuring the launch of the all-newConverse ConsMetric CLS, as well as updates to iconic Converse Cons silhouettes.
Brand new this season is the Converse Cons Metric CLS, a performance skateboarding sneaker thatfuses the board-feel of a vulcanized sole with the support of a cup-sole. This results in optimal stability and also allows the skateboarder to get closer to the board.The Spring/Summer 2016 collection also introduces the Converse Cons One Star, the lifestyle sneaker complement to the Converse Cons One Star Pro skate sneaker, in a hairy suede material, as well the Converse Cons Utility Backpack–a must-have essential with ideal storage space. Trend relevant collections like theConverse C-75 Camo andFloral print packs that draw inspiration from the materials, colors and prints of 90’s skate culture also round out the Spring/Summer 2016 footwear offering.
CONVERSE CONS SNEAKER AND ACCESSORIES COLLECTION
Converse Cons One Star Pro
Originating in 1974, the Converse Cons One Star was reintroduced in Fall 2015 as an essential skate sneaker and features updated technology for heightened comfort and purpose. A Lunarlonsockliner, Cons traction rubber and a gusseted tongue make fit, and feel and function for skateboarding and daily wear a priority, while the simple, yet iconic star logo stays true to the classic design. The Spring 2016 footwear collection introduces updated colorways of this classic silhouette.
Available colors: Black Cherry, Black, Sandy, Dolphin, Mouse
Suggested retail price: 4,250 , 4950 , 4550 , 4,250 , 3,990
Converse Cons One Star
This season also sees the introduction of the Converse Cons One Star – a lifestyle sneaker with a focus on premium materials. Executed in durablehairy suede, the Converse Cons One Star is available in the original colorways that kicked off its original hype. Key features include a Lunarlon sockliner for cushioning, as well as lightweight Cons traction rubber for better grip. A higher foxing tape also helps deliver a more premium look.
Available colors: Red, Black
Suggested retail price 4,710
Cons Peppered Suede Pack
In Spring/Summer 2016, several Converse Cons styles are updated in a durable, premium suede material to which a peppered dye treatment – a sprinkling mix of black and grey - is applied. Styles include the Converse Cons One Star Pro & the Converse Cons Sumner. The durable suede material provides extra reinforcement from daily wear and tear abrasions, while the peppered dye treatment enhances each of the silhouettes with a more sophisticated look.
Available colors: Black Cherry, Dolphin and Sandy
Suggested retail price: 4,250 , 4250 , 3,510
Cons Ripstop Pack
The Converse Cons Ripstop collectionpromotes ruggedness and durability. Executed in durable rubber-infused canvas, this resilient, innovative material allows for maximum durability while skateboarding, stopping rips from spreading through normal wear and tear.This Ripstop execution is seen on several Converse Cons skate sneakers, including the Converse Cons Star Player and the Converse Cons Zakim.
Available colors:Black, Herbal, Sandy, Black
Suggested retail price: 3,510
C-75 Camo Pack
The Converse C-75 Camo collection takes a timeless streetwear print and applies it to various iconic Converse Cons silhouettes, including the Converse Cons One Star Pro and the Converse Cons Star Player. Touches of a camouflage printtaken from Converse’s archives areadded to these styles. For some silhouettes, the entire upper is coated in camo, while in others, the iconic Star Chevron logo is highlighted in the graphic or the camo print is a simple accent on the tongue or stripe of the sneaker.
Available colors: Sandy, Parchment , Sandy
Suggested retail price: 3,510 , 3,510 , 4,550
CONVERSE UNVEILS NEW SPRING/SUMMER 2016 JACK PURCELL FOOTWEAR COLLECTION
New Men’s Collection Features Premium Materials ProvidingVersatility, Comfort and Durability
CONVERSE announces the launch ofits Spring/Summer 2016 Converse Jack Purcell Footwear new textiles while also remastering classic silhouettes.Lightweight and durable materials like duck canvas, premium leather and seersucker provide versatility and comfort for the upcoming season.
Converse continues to expand the Jack Purcell Signature family offering a new silhouette with the Converse Jack Purcell Signature CVO in Duck Canvasand the Converse Jack Purcell Signature CVO Color Block in Duck Canvas,both featuringseamless toe construction, durable 2-ply duck canvas, and Zoom Air Technology for ultra responsive cushioning. Also new for the season is the Converse Jack Purcell Remastered sneaker, an update to the original Converse Jack Purcell silhouette featuring a Lunarlon footbed and a cork topcloth providing an added layer of comfort.
CONVERSE JACK PURCELL FOOTWEAR COLLECTION
Converse Jack Purcell Signature CVO and Converse Jack Purcell Siganture CVO Colorblockin Duck Canvas
The Spring/Summer 2016 seasons introduces the newConverse Jack Purcell Signature CVOand Converse Jack Purcell CVO Colorblockcollections, featuring a durable 2-ply duck canvas upper.Additional features include a seamless toe construction, original two-pieced smile, an OrthoLitefootbed, Zoom Air technology, as well as a herringbone outsole for traction that was first introduced on the Signature model last year.
Suggested Retail Price: 4,710 , 4,630 , 4,630
Converse Jack Purcell Remastered in Seersucker
The Converse Jack Purcell Remastered in Seersuckeris a summery, breathable seersucker linen/cotton fabric to the classic Converse Jack Purcell silhouette.In addition to a mesh lining, this sneaker alsoincludes a Lunarlon footbed with a cork topcloth,providing an added layer of both comfort and breathability to help withstand the summer heat.
Available Colors: White, Inked
Suggested Retail Price: 3,990 both
EMBARGO: June 2016
Converse Jack Purcell Remastered in Tumbled Leather
The final addition to the remastered collection is the Converse Jack Purcell Remastered in Tumbled Leather.Thesneaker features a beautifully crafted, premium tumbled leather upper with details including a post-applied Jack Purcell logo on the tongueand punched eyelets for a smooth quality finish. A Lunarlonfootbed with a cork topclothalso provides an added layer of comfort.
Available Colors: White, Black, Inked
Suggested Retail Price: 4,950 all
Converse Jack Purcell Seasonal in Slip Twill
The Converse Jack Purcell Seasonal in Slip Twilldelivers extra comfort and breathability in a lightweight, packable slip. Featuring a washed cotton twill upperwith easy on and off access, thesneaker also features an EVA footbed with a cork topcloth.
Available Colors: Inked, Papyrus, Dolphin/Egret, Egret/Inked
Suggested Retail Price: 3,510 basic and 3,990 for stripes
EMBARGO: June 2016