Goodbye 2015

Goodbye 2015. This year had been a mixture of ups and downs for me. I had my fair share of happiness, sadness, gratitude, and disappointment. This 2015, I kept on taking my grad studies and even attended a summer school in Europe. I tried taking a challenging government examination and still waiting for the results. I discovered my real love of traveling and visited nine countries and several provinces in the Philippines. I have realized my worth and learned that I should only be with those who accept and appreciate me. I was able to realize who my real friends Read More …

What’s New What’s Next for San Marino Tuna Flakes

It was an active and fun-filled day at Mercato, BGC last week as San Marino Tuna Flakes launched its newest endorser at the What’s New What’s Next Fair. It was a great event with action-packed games like wall climbing, rappelling, and Velcro wall. However, what caught my attention was the flying trapeze. I have previously done all the other recreational activities they offer, except for this one, and I just have this urge to tick this off from my bucket list. Before going to the activity area, we were first offered to taste San Marino Tuna Flakes with crackers. Made Read More …

Thailand Travel Diary: Day 6

Apologies for the long instalment of my Thailand Travel Diary. I have been procrastinating in blog writing these days and I blame the summer heat in my tropical country for this. Nevertheless, I still plan to continue and finish my first ever travelogue here in my site, so I hope you can still bear with me. I have few more days left for this to be done, so without further ado, let’s go back to what I did on my sixth day in Thailand. After last night’s heavenly two-hour, full body Thai massage from Health Land, I woke up refreshed Read More …

Part of Your World: Mermaid Swim at Manila Ocean Park

It must have been every girl’s dream to be an alluring mythical half-human, half-fish, sea-dwelling creature like Walt Disney’s Ariel from The Little Mermaid. Being fascinated by the beautiful, red-haired, maiden with angelic voice, I once imagined myself atop a rock, surrounded by the endless blue sea, talking to Flounder and Sebastian. Or singing “Part of Your World.” Life is indeed full of surprises. In my 23 years of existence, I only recently got a chance to live up my childhood fantasy. Of course, my imagination then was nothing to what I have now. As an adult, I envision myself Read More …

Of Bows and Arrows | Kodanda Archery Range

If you have read the entire Hunger Games trilogy or have enjoyed the first two instalments of the series in the big screen, then you most probably have also envied Katniss Everdeen’s skill in archery. Before that, I had a secret crush on Legolas from The Lord of the Rings, and fancied being Princess Merida in Brave. Recently, I even imagined myself as Artemisia, Artemisia I of Caria, in 300 Rise of an Empire. It seems like my fascination for bows and arrows go way back and it is only high time for me to quench this thirst. WHY ARCHERY Read More …

Thailand Travel Diary: Day 2

I woke up quite early for my second day in Thailand. Originally, we were bound to Koh Larn Island, a picture-postcard paradise west of Pattaya. However, we had limited time to explore during the day because we booked an after lunch travel package. Kimchi Man suggested that it is better to have a separate trip for beaches and sunbathing, and since I wanted to be exposed to Thailand’s culture first, he did not include swimming in our itinerary. He added that we could go to beautiful beaches in my home country, the Philippines, or go back to Thailand next time Read More …

Thailand Travel Diary: Day 1

On that Sunday morning, I willed my lazy body to wake up early. I arrived at the airport (NAIA Terminal 2) less than two hours before my flight. I met Kimchi Man there and together we headed to Philippine Airlines booth to check-in our luggage. The agent behind the counter had an unpleasing attitude for that fine morning, but we simply brushed it off. No one could ruin the start of my perfect holiday vacation. 🙂 There’s nothing worth mentioning about my flight to Thailand except that both Kimchi Man and I were disappointed with PAL’s complimentary hot meals. After Read More …

Travel Thailand: Tips and Things to Prepare

In my previous post, I have listed items included in my 2014 bucket list, among them some places I want to see. As I look back in an article I wrote around October 2012, my dream vacation would be in Thailand, my country’s neighbor. Incidentally, the City of Smiles is also included in this year’s bucket list, and after wishing for this paradise getaway to take into picture, I finally made up my mind to start 2014 in the Kingdom of Thailand. Now that the destination is finally chosen, it is time to do the next and crucial step – Read More …

Merry Christmas!

In the next few minutes, we will be celebrating the most awaited season of 2013. As we come near to this big event, I hope that we will be able to reflect the true meaning of Christmas and share its true spirit to our family, friends, and loved ones. In Philippines, Christmas is being observed as the longest season of the year. Starting by September, one can hear Yuletide songs being played in department stores and see people doing their Christmas shopping. As my foreign friends observed, Christmas in the Philippines is “quite long and crazy.” Yes, people get crazy Read More …

Aaron Yoo Hair Salon: Color Treatment

My natural black hair is growing healthy these past few weeks and I could easily spot the growth in my dyed hair. Having a dark brown color helped because I didn’t have to suffer from those “colored guinea pigs” hairstyle. Still, I think it is only fair for everyone that I should have a touch-up for my hair growth; I didn’t want to be an eyesore with unbalanced hair color even ombre style is in. I wasn’t satisfied with my last dye job so for days following my decision to have a retouch/recolor of my hair, I did a lot Read More …