"Travel is never a matter of money but of courage." - Paulo Coelho, Aleph

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January 5, 2018

Unboxing my 2018 Starbucks Planner



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December 15, 2017

2017 Festival of Lights Ayala Triangle Makati



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Don’t end this Christmas season without visiting Ayala Triangle Gardens in Makati City where the Festival of Lights is happening every 30 minutes from 6pm to 10pm daily until January 7, 2018.

December 8, 2017

Dinner Buffet at Escolta The Peninsula Manila



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December 1, 2017

Chicka Lunch at A Veneto Pizzeria Ristorante Glorietta 3



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November 30, 2017

Ambivalent about Christmas

I’m having mixed emotions about Christmas.  Don’t judge yet.  It’s not about religion whatsoever.  I’m just torn between being happy and sad during this season. 

First, whenever I see Christmas lights and decors, I feel happy.  It’s like the child in me has awakened.  However, I feel nostalgic.  Feeling like a child for me might also means remembering my childhood days.  The large portion of childhood memories includes your parents and grandparents in it.  That’s the time I will remember my late dad and grandmom and become sad.  Realizing my mom has aged a lot saddened me as well.

Malinamnam (Tasty) Meal at Manam

It's Christmas time already and you can't skip the week or weekend perhaps without visiting malls to shop or look for gifts.  However, going to malls is indeed tiring and makes one hungry as well.  And the hardest part is answering the question "where to eat" which we often hear not only inside malls with family but also during meet ups with friends or relatives or before lunch breaks and after office dinner.  Since I'm a blogger, I'm the one who always, I mean sometimes decide where to eat whenever with family or friends.  I usually choose a restaurant which I never tried or dined before.  So, what's I'm sharing you here is my first time eating at Manam restaurant in SM Mall of Asia together with family.  A friend recommended this actually.    

Manam is a Filipino restaurant under The Moment Group.  It offers Filipino comfort foods with four branches to date, i.e., Fort, Greenbelt 2, SM Mall of Asia, and Ayala Fairview Terraces.

November 18, 2017

Unboxing Mercury Drug My Write Life 2018 (Suki Daybook)



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I'm actually obsessed with planners.  Mercury Drug 2018 Suki Daybook is now available for redeem at any Mercury Drug stores, so I got one.  All I need is to present my Mercury Drug Suki Card or Customer Value Card and only 30 points are needed to redeem.

November 17, 2017

In Pursuit of Happiness: How to Guilt Free Spend and be Happy


When it comes to managing our finances, various articles and pages advise us to save first before we spend.  We distinguish needs from wants and rewarding ourselves become partly or totally out of the equation.  But with that in mind, the delaying gratification tactic is a tough waiting game.  YOLOs and majority of the millennials might disagree.  While the mainstream generation X will concur who believes that money can’t buy happiness.


November 12, 2017

Tree Top Adventure Baguio

Established only in 2010, Tree Top Adventure Baguio is one of the must see and experience places in Baguio.  This attraction is located in Camp John Hay.  The location itself is Baguio's most popular tourist destination.

There are two types of outdoor adventure here, slow pace and fast pace.  Since we traveled with a kid, we chose a slow paced ride, i.e., Canopy and Funicular ride.  For the complete list of rides and attractions and updated rates including packages, you may visit their website.  Link was also provided below this post.

A Posh Getaway at Anvaya Cove

After an extensive hiatus, this blogsite is now active and I’m so much excited to share photos of my travel including nice places I have been to.  In this post, I want to share my last year visit to Anvaya Cove in Morong, Bataan.  It was a once in a lifetime chance for a non-member like me to experience Anvaya Cove.  Thanks to my boss and her friend who is a member.  This Ayala Land Premier's leisure development is a place away but not very far from busy and noisy cities of Metro Manila where you can relax or spend quality time with friends and family in a luxurious or I may say classy way.

Allow me to share to you here what beauty Anvaya Cove Beach and Nature Club has to offer.

Reception area