Allea Real Estate

Allea Real Estate
Real Estate in Davao City, Philippines

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Pancake House

Sundays usually mean sleeping late (if I can go back to sleep, that is...) and having a brunch at Pancake House.

Well, we don't have to go out to eat. :) But since our site visit to our projects in Samal Island falls on Sundays, we just give ourselves a treat before going to work. Yes, you read it right, we work even on Sundays. :)

                                  Their 3 piece pancake with butter and syrup. :)

             My only comment, they need to change their brand of orange juice. It sucks. Sorry....

    Yep, their pork tocino with garlic rice tastes as good as it looks.. :) Waffles for John at the far end.

Pancake House has a variety of menus. They've got waffles as shown above, (yummy too!) , Filipino breakfast which consists of beef tapa, daing or pork. Western breakfast with sausage as one of its  side dishes. They serve steak as well. And oh, you should try their yoghurt. :)

So if you're in Davao, try Pancake House. Serving time is only 15 mins. Helps if you're in a hurry. hehe

Branches are located at:

    2nd floor, SM
    Ecoland , Davao City

   3rd level, Gaisano Mall
   J.P. Laurel Avenue, Davao City

   Damosa Gateway
   Lanang, Davao City
   (just beside Microtel)

I'm not sure if there's one in Abreeza? If there is, then I've never been there yet.... :)

                                                      Lea C. Walker

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

When You Say Nothing At All - Lea Walker

I love Windows Live Movie Maker! :)  And you tube, of course. hehe

I made a video using the pictures I've taken from our vacations in the Philippines and outside the country (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam).

The song in the background is my version of When You Say Nothing At All. :)

                                                                 Lea C. Walker

Monday, March 19, 2012

A Long and Lasting Love - Lea Walker.wmv

Let me share one of my favorite songs with you guys. Thank you for reading my blog. 
This is my version of "A Long and Lasting Love".
Ciao for now!
                                                                 Lea C. Walker

Saturday, March 17, 2012


Hey, it was Araw ng Dabaw yesterday! :) So we had a special holiday.

For the past 10 years, my family and I usually watch the parade. And give away fliers at the same time. But this year, I opted not to. Migraine and heat don't go together. I found the sun too bright yesterday, so I just couldn't do it..

But to celebrate with the rest of the Dabawenyo's, we went to Boyd's along Palma Gil St., Davao City. They had an "Eat All YOu Can" promo on pasta and pizza for P199.00 per head. :)

My nephew, Blaire, was so happy! haha.. His father, Ruben , joked that Blaire's side A and side B were both full...

                                        Pasta with white sauce, chicken and mushroom .

Johanne's Pizza.

John, Pearlie and Mama.

          Mama isn't into pizza and pasta. So I ordered "porkloin with Java rice" for her.

The chef and owner of Boyd's is a Filipino who trained in New York. And he's really good. So even if there's no promo, John and I make it a point to have lunch or dinner there. My usual order consist of fried dumplings and porkloin with Java Rice. While John loves their Meaty Jeff pizza, (it consist of ham, bacon, beef, mushroom, etc.).

Their BBQ sandwich is really yummy too!

Also, their spaghetti with white sauce coupled with a freshly baked garlic bread. It's out of this world! :)

So if you're in Davao, never miss Boyd's.

Boyd's is located in Palma Gil St., Davao City. From Gaisano Mall in Bajada, turn right at the first corner, going to Obrero. It's the 2nd bldg, on the left. It's so easy to find, you won't get lost.

(PS. To all the waiters, thank you for being so nice. Always. )

                                                                     Lea C. Walker


Friday, March 9, 2012

Downton Abbey

If there's one show that I wouldn't get tired of watching, (other than Stargate), it's Downton Abbey. It's so awesome, I feel like I'm being transported to a different era everytime I watch it. The actors and actresses are so great, you'd feel the emotion each of them portray.

To borrow the words of Wikipedia, the series is set in the fictional Downton Abbey, the Yorkshire country house of the Earl and Countess of Grantham, and follows the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants during the reign of King George V. The first series spans the two years before the Great War beginning with news of the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, which sets the story in motion. The second series covers the years 1916 to 1919, and the 2011 Christmas Special December covers the 1919 Christmas period, ending in early 1920.

Highclere Castle in Hampshire[2][3] was used for exterior shots of Downton Abbey and most of the interior filming. The servants' living areas were constructed and filmed at Ealing Studios.[4]

The village of Bampton in Oxfordshire was used for filming outdoor scenes, most notably St Mary's Church and the library, which serves as the entrance to the cottage hospital.[5] The Yorkshire towns and cities of Easingwold, Kirkby, Kirkbymoorside, Leeds, Malton, Middlesbrough, Ripon, Richmond, Thirsk and York have been mentioned by characters in the series.

The series was well received in both the United Kingdom and the United States, averaging more than six million viewers per episode.[6]

Highclere Castle,  the location of Downton Abbey. Awesome right?

 In 2011 it entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the "most critically acclaimed English-language television show" for the year, becoming the first co-produced US/British show to be so recognised by the Guinness Book of Records.

Lady Edith, Lady Mary and Lady Sybil. Among the three, I love Lady Mary's character. :)

Lady Mary and Matthew Crawley. You really should watch them. I'm sure you'll fall inlove with them as well... :)

Countess of Grantham. Grandmother of Mary, Sybil and Edith. She makes me laugh with her quirky remarks. I love her! :)

Lady Mary.

So why am I writing about this?

I don't know why, but I've always wanted to go to Europe. It's like I have a love affair with the place, even if I haven't been there. Maybe it's because my mother's ancestors came from Spain and from what I understand, there's a place called Montes there, which happens to be my mom's family name.

Downton Abbey, being in London, has given me another reason to tour that part of the world. :) John is a history buff so he wants to see the castles as much as I do.

And so the quest begin.  :)

Booking of hotels, flights, etc. is so easy. Compared to obtaining a visa, that is. Sometimes, it sucks being a Filipino. The embassies automatically think that we will stay and work in their country. So getting a tourist visa is such a difficult task . Suntok sa buwan , ika nga... Whew! 

I don't have a choice but to try though.. And hope that the consul is in a good mood during my interview. :)

In fairness, from what I read, Uk and European embassies would really dissect your documents. So if yours is complete, then you have a chance.

So there goes. A trip to UK and Europe, an addition to my bucketlist. :)  What's yours?

Here's praying that all our dreams will come true!  Cheers.. :)

                                                            Lea C. Walker

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Araw ng Dabaw

Davao City will celebrate its Foundation Day again this month. So for those who want to join the fun, here's the schedule. :)

March 1-31, 2012

Mall Hours

Araw ng Dabaw Competitions Roadshow

Abreeza, Gaisano Mall, NCCC, SM City Davao

March 1-31, 2012

9AM – 12NN / 1PM – 6PM

Davao: Then and Now in Museo Dabawenyo

Museo Dabawenyo

* This is what I love the most, the Agri Trade Fair. You'll find different plants and flowers there. So if you need one for your house, go there when they're about to close because the prices are cheaper. he he...

March 1-31, 2012

9AM – 5PM

Araw ng Dabaw Agri Trade Fair

SM Grounds, Ecoland

March 1-31, 2012

6PM – 2AM

Hudyakaan sa Araw ng Dabaw

Roxas Avenue

March 1-10, 2012


Band, Singing Competition (at Hudyakaan)

Roxas Avenue

March 9, 2012


1st Mayor Inday Sara Z. Duterte Athletes’ Recognition Night

The Ritz Hotel Garden Oases

March 10, 2012

2PM – 6PM

Folk Dance Competition

Rizal Park

March 12-18, 2012

Mall Hours

“Best of Davao” Showcase

Abreeza Mall

March 12, 2012


Thanksgiving Mass

San Pedro Cathedral

March 12, 2012


Opening Celebration: Davao’s 75th Anniversary!

Rizal Park

March 12, 2012


Mayor’s and Vice Mayor’s Leaders’ Recognition Night

Davao Convention and Trade Center

March 13, 2012


Mayor’s and Vice Mayor’s Leaders’ Appreciation Program

Davao City Recreation Center

March 13, 2012


Lankuban: Musiko Dabawenyo

People’s Park

March 14, 2012


Mutya ng Dabaw Coronation Night

Davao City Recreation Center

March 15, 2012


Datu Bago Awards

The Royal Mandaya Hotel

March 15, 2012

All day

Celebrity Adventure Race

Around Davao

March 15, 2012


Sayawan sa Da’n

Roxas, CM Recto, Bonifacio, Pelayo, San Pedro

March 16, 2012


Parada Dabawenyo (A Civic-Military Parade)

Roxas Ave. to Rizal Park (via CM Recto Ave., Bonifacio St., Pelayo St., San Pedro St.)

March 16-23, 2012

Mall Hours

Urban Sights and Sounds: The Stories of San Pedro Street Photo Exhibition

Abreeza Mall

March 16, 2012


Pahalipay Concert: AEGIS

Rizal Park

March 17, 2012


Pahalipay Concert

Rizal Park

March 18, 2012

5AM – 8AM

Araw ng Dabaw Fun Run

Assembly at Rizal Park. Around (San Pedro, Illustre, Camus St., Quirino Ave.,JP Laurel Ave.)

March 18, 2012


Bangkathon sa Davao Gulf 2012

Sta. Ana Wharf

So come and have fun with us! :)