Monday, November 7, 2011


Cold breeze, calm weather, endless blooms of flowers, fresh fruits and vegetables, cozy inns, homegrown restaurants and smiling faces...this best describes Dankey's favorite vacation destination, "Philippines' Summer Capital"-Baguio City.

Dankey takes pleasure in cool and fresh air

at the Manor Hotel 

The cold weather and breath taking spots of Baguio City makes it very appealing to local and foreign tourists.

breathtaking view of Cordillera mountain ranges

Baguio City features a subtropical highland climate under the Koppen climate classification. The city is known for its mild climate. It is because of this that Baguio is nicknamed the "Summer Capital of the Philippines".

Camp John Hay Manor Hotel- home of an outstanding 18 hole golf course.

Owing to its high elevation, the temperature in the city is 8 degrees Celsius lower compared to the average temperature of the rest of the country. Average temperature ranges from 15 to 23 degrees Celsius. It is usually lower during the late and early months of the year. The lowest recorded temperature was 6.3 degrees Celsius on January 18, 1961. This is in contrast to the all-time high of 30.4 degrees Celsius recorded on March 15, 1988 during the 1988 El Niño season. Baguio seldom exceeds 26 degrees Celsius even during the warmest part of the year.

crisp clean air and lush surroundings of Baguio

rustic landscapes
Baguio City is located some 1,500 meters above sea level, nestled within the Cordillera Central mountain range in northern Luzon. The city is enclosed by the province of Benguet. It covers a small area of 57.5 square kilometers. Most of the developed part of the city is built on uneven, hilly terrain of the northern section. It is the highest major Philippine city in terms of elevation.

Dankey's favorite spot
Like many other cities with a subtropical highland climate, Baguio sees noticeably less precipitation during its dry season. However, the city has an extraordinary amount of precipitation during the rainy season, with the months of July and August having on average more than 1,000 mm of rain. Baguio averages over 4500 mm of precipitation annually.
 sniffing blooming Hydrangeas
Many foreigners visit the place during February because it is the month in which the famous and luring Panagbenga Festival or Flower Festival is held. For those who want to visit the city during these times, they are advised to book in hotels in Baguio in advance to ensure your cool and relaxing stay in the city.
You'll see more of Dankey's adventures in Baguio soon...

sources: Wikepedia

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Happy Halloween everyone!!!!
Lokey and his new friend Woof woof

Woof -woof playing jack-O' lanterns

Lokey and Woof woof having a great time 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Hi Jerry and Ben!!! Here's Dankey's Beary Spooky Halloween Costume for this year, hope you'll like it...Awwoooooooooooooooooooooohhhhh....

thanks to my ever dependable artist, sir Zaldy for helping me out...

Have a Spooky Halloween everyone!!!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Such a wonderful day for Dankey to meet HRH Prince William of Wales, now Duke of Cambridge. A warm and heartfelt welcome was given to His royal highness. They had a beary-nice conversation about BearHobs and Dankey even mentioned how fortunate the entire family to have him.

Dankey was so pleased to spend some time with his royal highness. In fact he was so conscious during their conversation, but HRH made him feel so comfortable.

Everyone was so delighted that Prince William will now be joining the Bearhobs family. The kindness he had shown was incredibly moving, and had touched all bears in the family deeply.

Cheers to the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William!!! Long live the Prince!!!

Saturday, September 3, 2011


The long wait is over…

H.R.H. Prince William is now part of the bearhobs family.

This fine looking chap wears full ‘Royal Bear Force’ dress uniform and carries a beautiful crimson leather ring box which is embossed with the names of the lovely couple and the date of their royal wedding.

Inside the box is a gold-plated replica of the famous sapphire and diamond engagement ring which has been engraved with the wording, ‘H.R.H. Prince William & Catherine Middleton, April 29th 2011’.

Bearhobs was lucky enough to have Prince William Bear. A limited edition Commemorative Royal Engagement Teddy Bear, only 5,000 was made and with numbered certificate of autheticity signed by Paul Jessup, Managing Director of The Great British Bear Company. Thanks to the effort of my lovely cousin from London who gave me this most treasured gift. HUGS to you from bearhobs family.

He will surely appreciate his new found family here in the Philippines, 'the place of warm hearted beings', only in BearHOBS...:)

Monday, August 15, 2011


GUESS who's coming?

He owns this uniform peaked cap that is made from authentic air force blue fabric and displays the golden die caste Royal Bear force wings.

OMG...Look at this famous cluster ring, it has split shoulders and is plated in white gold. Sixteen 5mm brilliant cut white zircon stones surround a 21mm Oval Brilliant cut blue zircon. Amazing!!! Maybe you all knew to whom this ring belongs. :)

The entire bearHOBS family is so excited... Can you guess who he is?

Saturday, July 30, 2011


Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping. ~Bo Derek

Dankey's most favored scent was from the Giorgio Armani's line of fragrances, Acqua di Gio because of its fresh citrus and fruity scents were teamed with strong, musky and woody elements.
Since it launched in 1996, Acqua Di Gio has been quite a controversial bestseller. Dankey was excited to visit one of Armani's shops in Macau.
Giorgio Armani is an international Italian fashion house that designs, manufactures, distributes, and retails haute couture,ready-to wear, leather goods, shoes, watches, jewelry, accessories, eyewear,cosmetics, and home interiors. The brand markets these products under several, highly specialized sub-labels including Giorgio Armani, Armani Collezioni, Emporio Armani, AJ | Armani Jeans, AX | Armani Exchange, Armani Junior, and Armani/Casa. The Armani name has become synonymous with high-fashion and couture worldwide and is considered one of the most prestigious names in the fashion industry. By the end of 2005, estimated sales of the company were around $1.69 billion.
Armani's haute couture clothing line made history being the first haute couture Paris fashion show to be streamed live online. The label is strictly made to wear and only by order.
Armani is planning in collaboration with Emaar Properties a chain of luxury hotels and resorts in several big cities including Milan, Paris, New York, London, Tokyo, Shanghai, Dubai and Bali. The company already operates a range of cafés worldwide, in addition to a bar, restaurant, and nightclub.

Another store that caught Dankey's attention was Salvatore Ferragamo, is an Italian luxury goods company, with headquarters in Florence, specializing in shoes, leather goods, and ready-to-wear for men and women. It is the parent company of the Ferragamo Group. The company also produces eyewear and watches through licensees.
With about 2.600 employees and a network of over 550 mono-brand stores, the Ferragamo Group runs operations in Italy and worldwide, which provide the brand with a broad footprint in Europe, America and Asia.
Salvatore Ferragamo emigrated from southern Italy to Boston and then California in 1914. He opened the Hollywood Boot Shop in 1923, and made shoes for movie stars such as Joan Crawford and Gloria Swanson, as well as for films such as Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments. He returned to Italy and set up a shoe shop in Florence in 1927. However the modern shoemaking company regards 1928 as the date of its foundation and so celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2008. Salvatore filed for bankruptcy in 1933, during the Great Depression, but by 1938 he was in a position to buy the Palazzo Spini Feroni, one of the great palaces of Florence, which now houses the company's flagship store and museum.

Do you know that The House of Gucci, better known simply as Gucci (Italian pronunciation: [ˈɡuttʃi]), is an Italian fashion and leather goods label, part of the Gucci Group, which is owned by French company PPR. Gucci was founded by Guccio Gucci in Florence in 1921.
Gucci generated circa € 4.2 billion in revenue worldwide in 2008 according to Business Week Magazine and climbed to 41st position in the magazine's annual 2009 "Top Global 100 Brands" chart created by Interbrand. Gucci is also the biggest-selling Italian brand. Gucci operates about 278 directly operated stores worldwide (as of September 2009) and it wholesales its products through franchisees and upscale department stores.

Of course the famous YSL shop was really a head turner because of its elegant and classy clothing lines. Yves Saint Laurent was founded by designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner, Pierre Bergé in 1962, and the current logos were designed in 1963 by A. M. Cassandre. Today, its chief designer is Stefano Pilati. Yves Saint Laurent, founder of the brand, died in 2008.

If you want a lifestyle of a real rock star with all the excitement and glamour, Dankey would recommend The Hard Rock Hotel. Feel the revolutionary power of music as you stroll through our collection of memorabilia that chronicle the history of rock ‘n’ roll.

It was definitely a tiring day for Dankey.

source: Wikipedia