Monday, February 4, 2008

Pineapples! Pineapples! and more Pineapples!

So this post isn't supposed to be here yet since I've got a long line of posts I'm supposed to make, but I'm just really excited to share about seeing so many pineapples (mountains and mountains!).

Anyway, my good friend Honey brought me to the Del Monte plantation in Bukidnon one sunny Sunday morning. I've always wanted to go there, but I've always been in a rush. Good thing I had to give up white water rafting and had to find another thing to do in Cagayan de Oro.

So, Honey picks me up at the hotel at around 10 in the morning and we proceeded to McDonald's for breakfast (one gets tired of eating hotel silogs... don't laugh but I had the longganisa meal). And then since her associate, John, couldn't make it we took a drive up the mountains of Bukidnon (which is just a few hours away from Davao!) and lo and behold, this is what I saw -

Mountains! Literally mountains of pineapples! It was a refreshing site indeed. I dunno, but I got really excited about it and had a photo taken with the largest pineapple of all.

After walking around and failing to see a ready-for-picking pineapple (Honey wanted me to steal one! I was so relieved when we didn't find any! Hehe.). So I just posed like I was trying to uproot one lol. And, of course, despite all the eating we've been doing prior to the trip, I was still up to the challenge of trying out the famous Del Monte steak at the Del Monte Golf Club. What differentiates it from all other steaks is the fact that the cows were fed with pineapples and that makes them more juicy. Yumyumyum!

Funny though... I'm allergic to pineapples! Haha.


  1. Anonymous7:21 PM

    I love pineapples! I remember when my father in law used to work at Dole Polomolok and I had lots and lots of pineapple. Too bad you are allergic.

  2. Anonymous12:52 AM

    PINEAPPLES! I passed by Dole Polomolok last weekend. Didn't get to go down though.

    The Del Monte steaks are the best! YUM!

  3. I miss Bukidnon.. :(

  4. hi there! if you happen to drop by Gensan, I will take you to Polomolok which houses the largest pineapple plantation in the world owned by DOLE. Kung nalula ka sa Del Monte, dito mahihilo ka talaga sa lapad ng kanilang taniman.

    From the Tuna Capital of the Philippines, Mabuhay!

  5. Anonymous12:21 AM

    so this is what you were up to while we were rafting =) Good to know you enjoyed your Lakwatsa hehehe

  6. @noemi - I love pa naman drinking pineapple shake! Huhuhu.

    @ria jose - tara! let's go!

    @shane - Budda is in Bukidnon right?

    @bariles - talaga? sure bah! I wonder when I'll go there again =)

    @yolynne - ayan, di ako na-sunburn hehehe

  7. kain nanaman tayo sisterrrr!!!! It was really great having you around! It was a perfect break for me! pray for us! and remember our laugh on our way to bukidnon? BWAHAHAHAHHAA!!!

  8. Anonymous9:29 PM

    I miss my hometown.... :) "Wherever I may roam.The distant land to see
    I long to go back soon.To sweet Bukidnon home."