Travel Tip: Fly For Free with Cebu Pacific’s Buy More, Fly More Campaign

If you are a frequent traveler like me, why not use the opportunity to actually get more from what you are paying? There are many established and rising loyalty programs out there for various businesses and airline industry is no exception. In the Philippines, Cebu Pacific is the largest carrier in the country’s air transportation industry and I flew with them countless of times. Its loyalty program, GetGo, was launched this year and like other rewards lifestyle program, it lets clients earn points every time they fly with Cebu Pacific. Being me, I joined the program right away and had Read More …

Summer in the City with Banana Peel | Events

My summer 2015 has been filled with a lot of new experiences as I traveled as much as I could. Now that May is coming to a close, I decided to stay in Manila after my several out-of-town and overseas trips. I didn’t imagine my second best favorite season would follow me here in my territory! Recently, the beach vibe was brought in UP Town Center for Banana Peel’s Summer in the City and I was lucky to be invited to grace the said event. Banana Peel, the first flip flop concept store in the country, showed its appreciation to Read More …

Mt. Pinatubo Crater Lake: A Beautiful Disaster [Travel Diary]

Trekking to Mt. Pinatubo Crater Lake has been part of my 2015 travel goals and I am happy to scratch it off my list last week. Few days ago, I have posted a short yet informative Travel Guide to Mt. Pinatubo Crater Lake for those who are planning to hike the infamous volcano. Today, I am sharing a detailed travel diary write-up for everyone to use as a reference. There are several ways to go to Mt. Pinatubo – by car, public bus, or chartered van. Three days before our scheduled trip to Mt. Pinatubo Crater Lake, I reserved two Read More …

My First Panagbenga Experience: Camella Goes Panagbenga

In celebration of Panagbenga Festival 2015, Camella Homes brought us to Baguio City to witness the spectacle of the annual colorful flower festival in the Philippines. During this out-of-town weekend trip, my fellow bloggers and I were introduced not only to the rich culture and heritage of people up north, but also to the value Camella Homes is putting in creating houses and communities for every Filipino. Interested how my first Panagbenga experience was? But first, let me take a selfie Camella Goes Panagbenga The country’s largest home builder started its biggest online event for February with the campaign #CamellaGoesPanagbenga. Read More …

Search for the Happiest Pinoy 2014

The Philippines has been known to have people who look on the brighter side of life despite natural calamities, poverty, corruption, and other challenges facing their way. Their optimism is really legendary that several international news/feature agencies have already featured their happy mind set. As a Filipino myself, I can attest to my fellowmen’s positive outlook in life. This trait is very common in the country in almost all social strata. I believe that Filipinos know what is really important in life, so they don’t get stressed on trivial things. Even when several houses have been flooded, many wear a Read More …

The Top Attractions in Davao

Davao, the third biggest city in the Philippines, is becoming more and more of a favourite with tourists. That’s largely because it offers such an appealing blend of urban and natural attractions. In just one weekend, you can make offerings in a Buddhist temple, wander through a garden filled with sculptures and man-made water features, visit crocodiles and eagles, hang out on a blissfully secluded beach and climb a spectacular mountain. Given that the city has become so popular in recent times, it’s a good idea to book ahead, especially if you want to stay in hotels in Davao. Here’s 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 …

Show Your Appreciation on Thanksgiving

It’s that time of the year again. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to gather with family and friends and celebrate how grateful we are this year. Blessings received, relationships strengthened, opportunities grabbed, promotions accepted, and items bought are among those things we are thankful for. Even though there were times that made us feel down and hopeless, we still see the positive things 2013 has brought to us. Hence, the Thanksgiving Day. In Philippines, we do not follow the American Thanksgiving Day celebration. We don’t even have it on the same day. Instead, I think my country concentrates on Christmas Read More …

To my dear fellowmen: thoughts on 2013 election

Few hours from now, we will start putting our future in the hands of the selected few. After we experienced the campaign circus in forms of: – dancing candidates in tune of novelty songs and their campaign jingles – singing, serenading candidates to woo moms and grandmoms – joking candidates-turned standup comedians to gain public attention – acting candidates while filming their TV campaign ads  and a lot more… I could go on to my list, but that would probably exhaust you to read. Instead, I want to be direct and go to my point. My fellow Filipinos, we are Read More …

Christmas is here!

Nine days before Christmas! Starting today, dawn masses or Misa de Gallo are being held in Catholic churches all over the Philippines. Filipinos in all ages wake up at an early hour to be able to attend a 4 AM novena mass. This mass will go on from December 16 to 24. For this year, I missed the first day of the mass. I went home around 1 AM already and didn’t have the energy to wake up at 4. 🙁 However, I will try to attend the remaining days. Going to church in the morning is nice yet a Read More …