What I Did in SOCCSKSARGEN: The S3X Tour Tres Quickie Preview

The first week of September is full of fun,food and adventure! Thanks to the fab Manansala siblings Avel and Orman and the rest of the Soccsksargen Bloggers for making The Third S3X (Soccscksargen EXperience) an orgasmic one! Exactly a year ago, I remember that they decided to organize such food and adventure tour when the original Tuna Festival schedule was moved to the third week. This accidental tour in now a twice a year sought after event!

Feeling sleepy at Coffee Dream after a long airplane and bus trip

This trip is quite a memorable one because it is a week of many firsts: Bus trip from Davao to General Santos, White Water Tubing in Sarangani, Cable Car Ride in Mindanao (with no glass omg!), speak in Ilocano in Sarangani, witness the Mr. and Ms. Gen San pageant, rubbing elbows with politicians, enjoy an artificial wave in a world class fun resort and yes, eating Bagaybay 0_0

To give you a graphic idea on what i’ve experienced the past few days, here are some photo teasers so you’ll ask for more! =P

Red Trellis never fails to surprise me with mouth-watering seafood dishes!
Meeting Gov. Migz Dominguez in person πŸ˜€
Grab a drink at Piyesta KTV Bar & Resto
Calculating goods sold at Criselda's LOL
Ilocano Organic Breakfast at Criselda's (Maitum, Sarangani)
Photo op with the beautiful Mayor Perret of Maitum, Sarangani
Pawikan Sanctuary visit
My first Water Tubing experience at Pangui River
Lunch fiesta at IML Park
Wishful Thinking at Lemlunay Dive Resort in Maasim, Sarangani.
Bloggers waiting for dindin at Phela Grande Restaurant
The Xtreme Cable Car Ride at Fifth Mountain of Balakayo Adventure Park
All smiles at Mt. Sabrina. Tuna overload for lunch!
Everyone's going gaga over the giant Calda Pizza!
Mr. and Ms. General Santos 2011 Coronation Night
Dinner at Tuna Grill with Teddy Casino
Zipline at the 7 Falls with Drew
Bloggers invading Paraiso Verde Resort

Whew! If i’m not mistaken, i skipped some parts 0_0 I am excited to share a much detailed entry about every stop during this fun-filled adventure and foodie trip. If you love eating and at the same time burn the fats through adventurous activities, then this is the right tour for you.

Mindanao is a very beautiful place and I am truly happy that I am able to explore the Soccsksargen area. With the recent media hype on the security of some provinces in Mindanao is somewhat depriving the tourists to book a flight and explore the place. We, the participants of this tour are hoping that though sharing our wonderful experience in the Southern part of the country will somewhat encourage you to enjoy these tourist attractions and outdoor activities. Sarap pa ng food!

Are the photos tempting enough? Will continue writing about my four-day adventure trip tomorrow. For now, i have to hit the sack and dream once again that I am still on vacation mode. Zzzz will fix this post later =P

Photo Credits: Andrew , Karen and Chessy

34 Comments

  1. Marx said:

    Gusto ko maexperience yung cable car! pano kaya kung ganyan ung sa Genting, nanigas na tayo sa lamig nun! Hahaha! πŸ˜‰

    September 8, 2011
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  2. Senyorita said:

    Ay, hindi ko kakayanin kung parang sa Genting haha sobrang tagal at sobrang taas nun! Baka para na akong ice candy pagkatapos ng trip LOL

    September 8, 2011
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  3. nanardz said:

    nice meeting you señorita.. glad u dad fun @ sex 3.. uhmm naghahanda na naman si Sir Avel para sa ikaapat na S3X.. hehe

    September 8, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Thanks din Nanardz for taking good care of our needs hehe. Sa February ulit! πŸ˜€

      September 8, 2011
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  4. Leif said:

    Looks like a great time. I just ate a massive sandwich but that pizzas making me hungry πŸ™‚

    September 8, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Thanks Leif! That is a real big pizza up there πŸ˜€ Tell me when you’re visiting the Philippines πŸ˜€

      September 8, 2011
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  5. Ed said:

    daming mga activities ah!!! saya ng cable car at nang zip line. kahit yung tubing at ultimately yung pagkain!!!! πŸ˜€

    September 8, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Tama! Food+Adventure FTW! Hope you could join din next year πŸ˜€

      September 8, 2011
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  6. mervz | pinoyadventurista.com said:

    medyu nakakatakot lang yung cable car ah, pero adventure yun! hehehe!!!

    I agree with you, we must promote the exquisite beauty of Mindanao, despite the security issues in SOME areas in the region. Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to read your next posts!

    September 8, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Oo nga hehe we were hesitant nung una kasi mukhang scary, pero in-assure naman nila na safe so gora lang πŸ˜€ Mindanao has a lot to offer talaga. Kaka-relax πŸ˜€

      September 8, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Hope you could visit soccsksargen too!

      September 8, 2011
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  7. dasuy said:

    more! more! more!… tank riding?… etc… nice pictures!

    September 8, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Hello Sir Dasuy! Too bad we weren’t able to go sa tank riding T_T we went back to Gen San na agad hehe more entries coming in the next few days πŸ˜€

      September 8, 2011
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  8. tiara said:

    ang gwapo ni gov! haha! di ako makagetover sa tubing. ang sakit sakit sa ilong.

    September 8, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Gov Pogi hehe πŸ˜€ Kalokang tubing nahulog pa ako LOL pero masaya πŸ˜€

      September 8, 2011
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  9. Most of what I have heard about Mindanao has been negative.Nice to hear there are some wonderful activities to do in this part of the Philippines. Wonderful pictures.

    September 9, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Thanks Ted! I think that if one coordinates with the tourism office, rest assured that there is a security back-up πŸ™‚ Hope you could visit the Philippines including some parts of Mindanao soon πŸ˜€

      September 9, 2011
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  10. Great photos. The zip-line and the cable car would be definitely my kind of things πŸ˜€

    September 9, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      I’m sure you’d love Mindanao! Most of the longest and fastest ziplines are found there πŸ˜€ That terrifying yet terrific cable car is a must-try too! πŸ˜€

      September 9, 2011
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  11. What an interesting way to promote SOCKSARGEN! Is this an SEO blogging promotion? Nice!

    September 9, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Thanks! For the love of Soccsksargen lang and Mindanao in general πŸ˜€ We were pampered by our hosts there πŸ™‚

      September 9, 2011
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  12. What an awesome assortment of things you did! The pizza alone would have satisfied me πŸ™‚

    September 9, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      I’ll bring you there once you visit the Philippines πŸ˜€ Giant Pizza ftw!

      September 9, 2011
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  13. Christeen said:

    Hi!
    I was in my envious mode when I saw this post. Really wonderful adventure from Soccsksargen, my family is local of that region but I haven’t got chance to visit those places since I am working here in Manila.
    I have a bit of my adventures of me in Kidapawan yet so lazy of me not to find time to post. I’m also starting out a blog but still so confuse of what really I wanna do with it, so just keeping all the blog logs on my hard drive.
    Your blog is so inspiring I hope I could make one like this in the future πŸ™‚ and find more friends in the soon πŸ™‚

    PS:
    I don’t know if you’ve been to lake sebu but that is the place I want to visit on my next flight back to our Mindanao.

    September 10, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Hello Christeen!

      Thanks for visiting my blog! I would love to read your adventures in Kidapawan City. I want to explore that part din pero no chance for now. I am planning to explore some parts of Mindanao next year, pero sa bandang CDO naman πŸ˜€ Yep, we went to Lake Sebu din kahit last year πŸ˜€
      Wow, just noticed pareho tayong Senyorita hehe πŸ˜€ Keep on blogging πŸ˜€

      September 11, 2011
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      • Christeen said:

        hope i can share those stories soon. haha uu nga senyorita din nakakatuwa just with lakwatsera yet it doesnt shows much on my blog as i first thought of it to be a fashion blog kasi I am a fashion student. πŸ™‚

        Thanks for inspiring!

        September 12, 2011
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  14. kura said:

    Ay tukso! layuan ako. hahahah! Kakaiba nga yung Cable car nila. Ayaw ng friends kong itry yan dati sa bangin ng Danao, bohol. hahah! baka yun na daw ang ikamatay nila at nuknukan ng bagal. Maraming maiisip pag ganun e. Unlike zipline. More more! hihihi!

    September 10, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Medyo mabagal din dito. Huminto pa nga sa gitna eh hehe pero ganda kasi ng view tsaka sarap ng hangin kaya feel na feel namin hihi. Yung sa Danao ba maganda rin scenery?

      September 11, 2011
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      • kura said:

        Maganda rin. Dun din yung spot kung nasan yung buwis buhay na Plunge e. Dun mismo binabagsak. hahah! Actually, may flight ako to gensan next week. Kaya saktong sakto sana to pero I’d rather not pursue it. Next time na lang. Mukang masaya gawin yung water tubing ng may kasama kesa mag-isa. Walang taga picture. hahahah!

        September 11, 2011
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  15. nadia said:

    What an amazing, fun-filled trip! That cable car is one crazy ride!

    September 10, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Thanks Nadia! Hope you could visit this part of the Philippines soon πŸ˜€ I’m sure you’ll love it!

      September 11, 2011
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  16. rins said:

    Must love the pic at the infinity pool at Lemlunay Resort!

    First time ba kitang makasama sa trip? Sana maulit ulit! πŸ™‚

    September 11, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      First time natin mag-bonding hehe pero nagsama na ‘ata tayo before sa La Union surfing trip πŸ˜€

      September 11, 2011
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