Terrazas de Punta Fuego: Pristine White Sand Beach Near Metro Manila

It’s summer in the Philippines, and going to the beach is a hit! Nothing can bring on the tropical island vibe better than lounging on soft sand and embracing the waves in the country’s updated count of 7,641 islands. And while there are a lot of beaches to choose from, most Metro Manila folks would…

5 reasons why La Union is the best beach in the Philippines for me

To succeed in my claim that La Union is the best beach in the Philippines, I might have to recall how many beaches I have been to in my life. Which surprisingly, is not a lot. HAHA, but enough to make this conclusion. Because while most of these other beaches truly have fine white sand, pristine…

Masungi Georeserve: 4.5 hours of CardiYOLO!

It took me two weeks to get back to my cardio workout, and it just had to be on the Discovery Trail of Masungi Georeserve, Baras, Rizal!  I used to think of Masungi Georeserve as simply a mainstream tourist park filled with photo-worthy corners here and there.  Until finally my friends and I gave it…

Don’t hate every woman.

As a working mom, I am expected to wear business attire every day when I report to work.  But today was extra special because we attended an event graced by no less than the Vice President of the Philippines herself, Madam Leni Robredo, who led the grand opening of the new BusPort at Manhattan Garden…

Social Media: The Cropped and Filtered Truth

THE INFLUENCE My name is Jazz, a heavy social media user. And thanks to my company for requiring me to stalk the country’s top social media influencers, I have now been influenced myself, into committing the very curated, almost biased, sometimes a lie kind of #feed construction. I have been converted, dragged to say the least,…

5 things I learned from counting calories

When I was in high school, after much binge eating during the holidays, I was one of those who googled “How to lose weight in_ days”. And the search results led me to only one answer: Lose or gain a total of 3,500 calories to lose or gain 1 pound on the scale. Is this…

How to talk yourself into exercising every day

Disclaimer: This is a shoe review. And I did not get paid for this.  – Exercising is perhaps everybody’s frienemy (or that’s just me?). I’d bet, given that keeping our minds and bodies healthy is guaranteed, none of us would even consider a fraction of our time be spent in sweating and lifting. But nature truly…

Cool down at nearby Tinipak River in Tanay Rizal

To celebrate reaching the end of 2016 still alive and kicking, my sister and I headed out for a nature hike in nearby Tinipak River. Actually, we thought we were headed off to the summit of Mt. Daraitan in Tanay Rizal. Guess I wasn’t paying enough attention. However, the Tinipak River stroll was more than…

2016

Why would anyone want to cap off their year-ends with a long and cheesy message that’s probably too personal to even be online, and has a pretty good chance of turning cringe-worthy in the long run? Who in his right mind would do such a haunting damage to himself?  No one else but me. 😅…

MMFF Saving Sally: Pretentious or Ambitious?

MMFF Saving Sally: Pretentious or Ambitious? For the first time in years, change has come to the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) with its new and refreshing lineup of eight Indie films (Independent films) that controversially toppled its mainstream counterparts as official entries to this annual competition. Much to the delight of moviegoers, who have…

Have a grand time at Le Grand Cirque this Christmas!

Metro Manila – Good news! The circus is in town! All to prepare in advance our holiday gift that everyone in the family would enjoy! “Le Grand Cirque”, a large scale circus production composed of world-class performers, will be here from December 25 to January 3, 2016, to offer us everything we’ve been dreaming of…