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One Bethany Place

One Bethany Place is located near the national highway where most transit buses from Bacolod to Dumaguete travels through. It’s location offers a good variety of establishments which includes a small tourist attraction of the province’s Sidlakang Negros, the Provincial Hospital strip and the tall Hall of Justice building.

The serene place prides itself as a christian establishment  by promoting a non-smoking and liquor site with an accommodation that strictly prohibits among other things. The place is not too crowded and can be a good place to relax.

On another note, the people seems to be complacent when it comes to offering good customer service. Here’s what I think they should improve on based on my first stay in the place:

1. The confirmation and updated pricing of rooms differ from the website, the fliers available onsite and upon discussion with the receptionist over the phone.


2. The people seems to have a lot of load to take in that a smile when you walk-in but I admire the accommodating restaurant people on board during breakfast but should minimize their personal chit-chats that seems to annoy most of the customers.


3. The room costing to almost P 900.00 seems to be above a traveler’s budget cost versus other accommodations in the downtown area although they offer a couple of amenities like shampoos and soap for two.

4. The people should be quick to recommend stuff and offer help when they notice new people coming in. The receptionist put hold the next person in line while the other person was not doing anything.

5. The wi-fi connection is poor even when your room is near the reception area. It often is unseen or has only a bar for signal strength.

Here’s my take on these stuff:

The management should ensure that their people are customer friendly, willing to lend a hand and quick to serve when needed. They need to update their costing in social media sites and should offer a free and wide-range internet connection, with faster speed.

Lastly, I admire the venture’s idea of a good place or community but needs to offer more than what is placed on their site per se. It is quite different from what has been posted and it fails even the expectations of some people. Also, I would like to suggest to turn on their restaurants inner lights early in the morning since it’s dark and people are already coming in for their breakfast.

So, what’s your take on the place?


Celebrating Sweetness at Tiffany’s Confections

Let’s Celebrate Sweetness at Tiffany’s Confections this Valentines!

Sugar Wanders

Bacolod City, Philippines ~~ It is unusual to find rare Culinary Treasures nowadays especially in a City where everyone seems to love and breathe “Good Food,” But Bacolod City is an Exception when it comes to Sweet Finds!

The Façade of Tiffany’s Confections with its Victorian-Inspired Mini Garden perfect for your small group of friends for an afternoon dose of sweets and coffee.

In a City where Artisan Pâtisseries and Cafés and Exceptional Restaurants abound, some already made Waves and Thunders of Famosity and Accolades not only locally [and in the Philippines in general] but also in the Palates of some of the World’s Most Respected [Anthony Bourdain, anyone?] culinary experts,  who would’ve thought that Bacolod still got a Treasure worthy of a Discovery?

My Personal Favorite Crafted Brewed Coffee by Tiffany’s Confections

In a Pretty [as pretty as She] Victorian-Inspired Garden Café…

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It’s Now Official: Georgina Gil-Lacuna Holds World Record

With 1,030 Puzzles collected as of November 29, 2012: Mrs. Georgina ‘Gina’ Gil-Lacuna now holds the World Record for the “Largest Collection of Jigsaw Puzzles” after breaking the previous World Record of 238 Puzzles set by Luiza Figuereido of Brazil on May 21, 2010.


Seyda Subasi Gemici (right), Guinness World Records Adjudicator and Representative of Turkey, hands over the official Guinness Certificate recognizing the new world record of 1,030 Puzzles set by Georgina Gil-Lacuna (left).

Georgina Gil-Lacuna received recognition from the Guinness World Records last November 29, 2012 at The Puzzle Mansion in Tagaytay.



This landmark lies within the vicinity of The Puzzle Mansion Bed & Breakfast.

It was around 3 o’clock in the afternoon when we arrived at The Puzzle Mansion. The program was set to start as soon as the media are all confirmed to have arrived.


Tents were set-up beside the pool to serve as the dining area for the media.

The media were allowed to have snacks before the program started at 3:30PM.


Gina Lacuna cheerfully answers the questions of the media.

Gina Lacuna entertained some questions before the guests were allowed to view the jigsaw puzzle collection.


Puzzles were mounted on stands, walls, and posts

The guests were amazed by how much the puzzles filled the room. Going around the room was the real puzzle for me. The room somehow resembled a maze.


U.P. Singing Ambassadors serenaded the event.

Christmas was early in The Puzzle Mansion as the U.P. Singing ambassadors sang some Christmas Jingles to entertain the guests.


Seyda Subasi Gemici reads the content of the Guinness Certificate.

Seyda Subasi Gemici awarded the Guinness Certificate attesting the New World Record set by Georgina Gil-Lacuna in the category of “The Largest Collection of Jigsaw Puzzles”.


Tagaytay Mayor Abraham Tolentino (center) raised his glass for a toast.

A toast was initiated by Tagaytay Mayor Abraham Tolentino with Gina Lacuna along with her family and friends.


Gina Lacuna listens to the questions asked by the media.

Gina Lacuna entertained more questions from the media.


Media outfits present at the event

Several media were present to cover the event. They were all given a chance to ask questions to know more about the puzzles. Some were rather interested in her life before she started collecting puzzles.


Finger food and cocktails were available all through out the event.



Note: As of posting time, the official website of Guinness World Records has not yet updated the record for the “Largest Collection of Jigsaw Puzzles“.