Taal Lake

Quick facts about Taal Lake (Global Nature Fund)

  1. Third largest lake in the Philippines
  2. Second largest lake in Luzon
  3. Home to a venomous black and white “sea snake” (Hydrophis semperi)
  4. Home to the only freshwater sardines in the world, Sardinella tawilis
  5. Within the lake, there is a small volcanic island (Taal Volcano) that also has its own lake (Crater Lake)

Of Taal Lake and thoughtful gifts

The view of Taal Lake was taken on the day of Cham’s wedding in Club Balai Isabel in early January. I went with three friends from college and didn’t have enough time to prepare for a gift since the invitation only came a day before. Apparently, the bride was trying to reach me days before but to no avail. Of course I was willing to go out-of-town to join the once-in-a-lifetime celebration but I wouldn’t want to attend without a gift. Good thing that my friends were okay with just contributing for the group gift they have prepared. They diy-ed a honeymoon basket. It contained a pair of wine glass, bottle of wine, popcorn, popcorn bowl, and movie dvds. It was one of the most thoughtful and memorable gifts I have seen. Thanks to Jeffy for that idea.

Since it was just a day trip, I never really get to explore Taal and see the crater lake. Plus I’ve also read about a heritage village, so that’s another must-see on my next visit to Batangas.


…my first alpha at the Inaugural Match of the Dennis F. Hernandez Firing Range in Tanaun City, Batangas.

Yes, it was just a lucky shot but still mighty proud of it.


July’s been really busy and I have been a remiss with my personal commitment of ‘timely’ blogging. Looking on the bright side though, I got stocked content to post in the next few days and I’m really excited to post about my road trip last weekend.

On another note, I would like to thank Olivia of The Slama Family Project for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award. Instinctively felt embarrassed, then humbled, and of course, grateful. Thank you Olivia! It’s been almost a month since you informed me of it but I would still like to take the steps for accepting the nomination. I will write about it in my next post, which will hopefully come out early next week.

Lovely day to you all!

{all photos featured in this post are not my own}