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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Valencia, Negros Oriental - Japanese Shrine Adventure

Together with Walter and Sue, we went to see the Filipino-Japanese Amity Memorial Shrine. Located in the hilltop of Valencia, Negros Oriental, the shrine marks the place where both Filipino and American soldiers especially the Negrosanon guerilla units (people in Negros Oriental) fought against the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II
three-sided obelisk symbolizing Japan, America, and Philippines during the war
The tall white pillar (obelisk) with a solid base serves as a commemorative shrine for those who have died during the war. Not only it serves as a holy place to remember those brave soldiers, but it's also one of the attraction in the province. 
Let me show you around. It was a wonderful afternoon uphill drive that lasted almost an hour. I was with my own motorcycle, and Sue was with Walter. It was my second time to visit the place, but for my two friends, it was a beautiful first time. The weather cooperated with its cool and pleasant air. 
uphill road to Japanese Shrine
walter on the registration book. Needed to keep tract of visitors, but certainly no entrance fee
Sue and I checking out the details about the Japanese Shrine
Reaching the shrine would give you the view from 2,175 feet above sea level. You would definitely enjoy the scenic seascape and neighboring islands.
enjoying the green green grass
checking out Walter's shots
We waited to see the city lights, so we could make the most of our trip in Japanese Shrine. Walter wasn't able to capture the city lights, because we haven't brought a tripod. We talked about many things until evening came and stars started to show up.
I thank God for each day that I live to see the beautiful world.
It was really a wonderful day. If ever you come to Dumaguete City, don't you miss coming to this place. An overnight stay would be best. You'll just have to have your own tent. No fee! But you have to be responsible for your own things and safety. So far, nothing has been reported as problem.
camping site
behind me is Mt. Talinis
Until here. I know I owe you a lot of visits and blog posts. But I promise, I will try to keep up. These past few days has just been so crazy. I am loosing my job, officially broke up with my boyfriend, and almost lost my sanity. (Joke!)
dark hue is best with a smile lol
But I promise to regularly update my blog and visit your page. I am trying not to be overwhelmed with a lot of problems and things around me. I keep reminding myself to focus on important things instead of wasting time over-thinking hopeless situations. I colored my hair recently to force myself of the change I needed to do. Alright! See yah guys! 



Just me, 
Phioxee





P. S. Credit to my friend Walter for the photos. Of course thank you Sue for coming with us.

38 comments:

  1. Ang ganda dyan talaga sa inyo. Daming pueding puntahan Thanks for sharing these pictutes and history behind. I am learning a lot about your place:)

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  2. nice place... ahahha loosing a job and being brokenhearted.. whew.. same boat.. :) but there's a lot of things to look forward.. :) enjoy your day..

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  3. @mommy joy: uu mommy.blessed yung place. dami pa diko napupuntahan. wala lang pwede mahila sa galaan.

    @razzy: unfortunately same boat talaga sila. buti di ako nalunod.

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  4. sana manalo na ako sa lotto para makapamasyal na dyan sa inyo hehe!
    keep moving forward nalang tayo.. ako madami na ako memo dito sa office. mawawalan naden yata ako trabaho :) pero keri lang. thats life.

    welcome to the world of singles!

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  5. Naalala ko tuloy bigla yung obelisk namin sa PUP hehe... I so missed that place.

    Nagmo-motor ka pala Ate Aicy? naku ingat-ingat din pag may time. Wear proper driving gear, okies?

    Awww... hope everything goes well on your part specially about your job problems... and not to mention ang usaping puso >_<

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    1. uu fiel. nagmomotor ako. at di kasi uso yung helmet dito. ;-) pero nag iingat naman ako. dami lang pusa at aso kaya mejo delikado. bakit bah kasi maraming PUSA

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    2. wow chick rider ahahaha.

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  6. ayy ang srapa naman dyan parang chill lang ang sorrounding!
    haha at ang gdan nung pic mo ahh! mowdel

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  7. The more I read blogs about travelling in the Philippines, the more I am enticed to visit and stay longer. Thaks for always sharing, and visiting my blog. Pagsubok ay darating pero ito ay kakayanin dahil tayo ay matibay at nananalig. Isang paalala mula sa isang kaibigan.

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  8. Very nice place. Regarding the camp ground, is there a security post somewhere nearby just in case? Seems that the site is very distant from civilization.

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    1. no security post. sorry. but ur safety is guaranteed by the locals.

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  9. I love shrines but really.. ? Are you ok? Please don't take pressure and just do things on your pace :)) You look lovely :)
    x,
    LaraLizard

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  10. A lot of things happened to you lately Phiox..Almost lost my job as well but still thankful to God for all the blessing and still having my job that i dont like. when thing got worse.. just always find time with yourself, with your friends, with your dear family and with God.

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    1. uu marami nga june. pero kinakaya ko naman. ;-) im giving most of my time with my friends and family. and pray to God as well.

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  11. So beautiful place. Very peaceful too...
    kaso mahirap ma-appreciate ang place pag may mga dalahin. I mean the worries about the job and that 'break-up' thing. Kalungkot din.. Anyway i believe you're a strong woman and you can cope easily. Things happen for a reason. Hold on muna! Have a nice weekend!

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  12. 'yung shrine eh parang 'yung sa quezon city circle ('di ko alam kung ano tawag nila sa structure na 'yun du'n).. pero mukhang mas interesante 'yung nandito.. kaso hanggang tingin na nga lang muna talaga kaming walang pambiyahe.. hehehe

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    1. ;-) kaya ko na share para naman ma google ;-) kahit papano diba

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  13. Dami pala nang yari, but it's really nice to see and know that you're still positive. Kaya mo yan Phioxee, go lang ng go! Always keep in mind that things happen for a reason and always have faith. Hugs! :)

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    1. Thank u zai. Im looking forward for a new wide horizon this time

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  14. This is historical place. Thanks for the share and also stopping by my blog. I liked your blog. It will help me to know much about your country and places.
    I am glad to meet you :)
    Have a good day.

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  15. yan yung mga simpleng gala na masarap gawin talaga. mahilig din ako sa mga historical places. para bang mararamdaman mo na minsan e magulo yung lugar na yun. pero ngayon, napakaganda at sobrang payapa na.

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  16. i so love the last picture of you Phioxee, you simply look stunning and really beautiful, hoping all things will go well for you, we do go through these obstacles in our lives, to prepare us for grander and better tomorrow. the place you shared is so beautiful, keep on exploring and doing the things you love to do.

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  17. You look lovely and I always love to read about history and your trips! The Valencia Hill - Negros Oriental look very nice and I am sure it was a happy day! I would love to know this great place! Maybe one day :) You certainly got me curious to go there! denisesplanet.com

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  18. This looks like a lovely spot.Thanks for sharing! I've never been to the Philippines but it sure looks beautiful in photos. Hang in there and I hope things will turn around for you.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  19. Ngayon nalang nakapag bloghop!

    Do anong nabasa nyo dun sa bato? Parang ang payapa jan, green green grass of home! :)

    Awts! You broke up with him. Di halata, blooming pa din. ;) Stay positive!

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  20. I'm so sorry to hear about the troubles that you are currently going through. Do travel more, it will keep you distracted and help you deal with things.

    I will make a trip to see that obelisk if ever I get a chance to visit Dumaguete.

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  21. The place looks good, napaka-peaceful ng dating. With your worries nman, matatapos din yan, may nakalaan sa 'yo na mas ok kaya may nawala o mawawala sa 'yo. Have faith, God bless.

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  22. Thanx guys for all the comments.

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  23. Love the last photo! Frame it! It's a really nice portrait shot. =)

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