Saturday, September 13, 2014

Macabalan Wharf : the MacArthur Park

30 July 2014
Macabalan Park
Brgy Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro City

Macabalan Wharf is known for two things: Cagayan de Oro City Pier and; the MacArthur Park. For this post, I'll feature the historical value of Macabalan Wharf and why locals call it the MacArthur Park.

According to the Historical Marker and to what I had heard long ago. Macabalan Wharf was built by the Spaniards and cconqueredby the Americans. When Gen. Douglas MacArthur - the US Field Marshal in the Philippines during World War 2 - flee the Philippines from Corregidor Island (in Cavite Province) to Australia he made his quotable promise to his men and to the Filipino people "I shall return!". So from Corregidor Island he then went to Macabalan Wharf by boat then went to Del Monte Farms Airstrip in Bukidnon then by plane to Australia.

When he finaly returned, he landed in Palo, Leyte. and the rest as they sayy is another part of history.

The people of Cagayan de Oro honored Gen. MacArthur's heroism by building this park.

Its made of concrete. The hat symbolises his military cap that he always wore during the war. and the five stars that stands as its column represents his military rank of 5 Star General (of the US Army). In the middle of the marker is the replica or scale model of a PT boat symbolises the boat he used to in going to macabalan wharf.

At first i thought the park is closed since its gates are always close. Thus the second time I went there, I looked for the guards. One of the park opened the gates and welcomed me. She said that they always close the gates so that only "visitors" can come in and the would be "lovers" and "vandals" will not use the park to do their deeds.

To go to Macabalan Wharf:

Taxi = Just say MacArthur Park in Macabalan

Jeep or Multicab = Ride RA route for jeepney or RBC route for multicabs. Tell the conductor that youll go to MacArthur Park.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Pizza and Pasta Treat from Frankee's Resto+Bar

29 August 2014
Frankee's Resto+Bar
JRBorja Ext-Macajalar st.,
Camaman-an, Cagayan de Oro City

One of the perks of being a Blogger is that I have the chance to be a helping hand to others. My host are young entrepreneurs who ventured their life savings to stay and put up a business here in Cagayan de Oro. We exchanged ideas and life experiences to each other while enjoying Frankee's best loved meals. My host treats me with these yummy meals.

First, the yummiest Pesto I had in yearsssss. This Seafood pesto is filled with lots of shrimps, squid and fish chunks. The taste of Basil is not super empowering thus its really yummy good. Complemented by a very crunchy slice of cheesy-garlicky toasted french bread.

Taste = 6/5
Appearance = 6/5
Serving Size = 6/5
Price = 7/5

While I'm enjoying pesto, a Pizza - an All Meat Thin Crust Pizza - came to join our chats. Hefty toppings of meats and super melted cheese in a crust that says "krak-krak" in every bite.

Taste = 5/5
Appearance = 5/5
Serving Size = 6/5
Price = 5/5

And I all gulped it all down with Frankee's Bestselling drink, the Le Mint. Its a frozen Lemonade drink with a twist of Mint thus the name. You never came to Frankee's without having this.

Taste = 7/5
Appearance = 7/5
Serving Size = 5/5
Price = 7/5

Frankee's Resto+Bar takes pride to their very homey and relaxing place. Very intimate for both lovely dates and barkada gimiks. They are open from Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 2pm and 4pm to 10pm.


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