If this is your first time in my site, welcome! Chateau Du Mer is a beach resort with a beach house and conference Hall. The beach house could now accommodate 10 guests, six in the main floor and four in the first floor( air conditioned room). In addition, you can now reserve your vacation dates ahead and pay the rental fees via PayPal. I hope to see you soon in Marinduque- Home of the Morions and Heart of the Philippines. The photo above was taken during our first Garden Wedding ceremony at The Chateau Du Mer Gardens. You can now read the national and international news in this blog at the right side bar. I have also posted my favorite Filipino and American dishes and recipes in this site. Some of the photos and videos on this site, I do not own, but I have no intention on the infringement of your copyrights!

Marinduque Mainland from Tres Reyes Islands

Marinduque Mainland from Tres Reyes Islands
View of Marinduque Mainland from Tres Reyes Islands-Click on photo to link to Marinduque Awaits You

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Selected Photos From our 2014 Snowbirding Year in the Philippines

Chateau Du Mer Sunset from the Balcony of the Beach House, 2014, Boac, Marinduque, Philippines

Our 90-day winter sojourn this year in the Philippines, ended last week. It was a very memorable one not only because the beach house was fully booked for the Holy Week, Moriones Festival, but I was able to visit the Institute of Chemistry at the UP Diliman campus the day before our return to the US. During that visit I was able to take photographs of the DONOR WALL sponsored by the UP Chemistry Alumni Foundation. The wall listed my name as one of the DONORS in 2008. It meant that my name is there for posterity. I am indeed very glad that I made a donation to the Foundation in 2008. The selected photos are as follows: Enjoy!

Donor Wall with my name and year of graduation, Institute of Chemistry, UP, National Science Complex, Diliman, QC

One of the many dishes that our cook had prepared with our Avocado and Chicos harvest as desserts

Macrine celebrated her 78th Birthday on March 26 with a simple lunch attended only by close relatives

One of the many pictures I took with new fence and sunset with reflection of the creek

One of the several orchid photos I took, This one is Princess Mikasa, one of my favorites and the focal point in the front yard landscaping of the main house.

One of the many Moriones Festival pictures I took. This one is with Roby Montellano and his fellow Morions.

Crucifixion-photo by David Iles. David was our guest at Chateau Du Mer last Easter week. He is a professional photographer from Melbourne, Australia. I have his permission to post this photo in this blog.

One of the many sunsets and its afterglow photo from the balcony of the Beach House

One of several minor projects I have for the improvement of the CDM property. This one is a small Virgin Mary Grotto and Rock garden by the Side of the Main house and Garage.

Last but not least is the photo of Me and Yong Nieva ( Macrine's first cousin) at the Chapel of the Amanah Forest Preserve Resort in Cawit, Boac, Marinduque
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