Finding space in a crowded place. A Baler Story.

The fam and I try to avoid road trips and beach outings during long holidays as much as possible; lest all tourist spots will be jam-packed and we won’t be able to enjoy ourselves. Hub and I even opted for Mt. Pulag over Boracay during one Labor Day weekend, thinking that no one would choose…

Proverbs 1

My mom keeps telling me to read the bible, claiming that in case there are some things in life I don’t understand, the bible will reveal the answers to me. She then specifically mentioned that I start with the book of Proverbs. But I grew up putting off this activity, until now. Today, I decide…

The 2017 Bb. Pilipinas Finalists Visit Manhattan Garden City

Metro Manila, Philippines – Two weeks post-coronation night, the 2017 Binibining Pilipinas finalists are making the rounds among their media networks and sponsors, including Megaworld Central Properties, Inc.’s (MCPI) Manhattan Garden City, an equally stunning 18-tower residential development at the Araneta Center. Bb. Pilipinas Universe Rachel Peters, Ms. International Mariel de Leon, Ms. Intercontinental Katarina…

Tips to surviving your commute in Metro Manila, Philippines

Early this year, Business Insider published what it’s like to be in some of the world’s most populated cities, which included Metro Manila, Philippines. Having traversed the city’s most crowded highway, EDSA, for 11 years now, I could confirm that the article did give out a real image of what our commute is truly like…

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…

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…