The Village

As promised, one of the seldom-visited places in Bikol: The Village at LRV Agri Science Farm at San Bernardino, Calabanga, Camarines Sur

Our family went to the Farm for a Technology Commercialization Forum sponsored by the Department of Agriculture. My mama, who is a professor at Central Bicol State University, and one of the leading tropical wine manufacturers in Bikol talked to farmers, students, and entrepreneurs about wine-making production and economics.


There were also exhibits of Bikol produce right by the fishing area.


Since mama was a resource speaker, our family had the privilege of staying in one of The Village’s Cabanas.

For us three, the room was really spacious.


After dinner, we walked around to see what The Village looks like at night.

In the morning, we had breakfast at the restaurant, and saw the Don Ramon Guyabano Wine displayed there.

After which, we enjoyed a dip in the pool.

In the afternoon, we took pictures of pretty flowers:

We fed the doves:

And followed them to their home when they flew away:

We explored more of the Agri Science Farm:

And when the sun went down, we bid The Village good bye and see you again perhaps this Christmastime.


Hello world!

Yesterday, I went to the Naga City People’s Mall to look for wine bags I can use for a friend’s wedding.

I found these:

Which I made into these:

And into these:

Then I thought, why not share about the Bikolano ingenuity and creativity? Why not share about the Bikolano culture? Why not let the world in on my discoveries of those which are rare, lush, and beautiful about the Bikol region?

Come with me as I sample Bikolano dishes, discover unique products, immerse in Bikolano festivities, and explore the seldom-visited spots.

And as you read, may you be encouraged to visit, buy, and experience Bikol yourself.

If, and when, I’ll be happy to assist in any way I can.

See you.