It’s that time of the year again. 917 Day! And as a loyal Globe user for as far back as I can remember, this special annual occasion is something I look forward to everytime.
Oh, God…! I’ve been meaning to make this post as soon as I finish editing my entire vlog entry about my recent trip to Bohol to explore the beautiful town of Ubay and to attend the annual Sandugo Festival.
I didn’t anticipate that it would take longer than expected completing the vlog post since I had something like 5 days worth of footage to work on. Yikes!
So, instead of forcing the issue, I decided to just split the vlog entry into two parts. Pretty reasonable considering that this first part which covers day 1 upto half of day 2 is already about 20 minutes long (what???). Yup.
I had so much fun making this vlog entry mainly because I also had a great time during this particular visit. Kudos to the awesome folks from Ubay Tourism for making us feel right at home immediately.
Hey, everyone! I can’t wait to share with you these new gadget accessories I’ve been using with increasing frequency the past few months.
If you’ve been following me on my blog and on social media, you probably already noticed that I’ve been putting out more and more videos recently. In fact, I started going heavy on vlogging as well (You can check out my videos on YouTube and on my Facebook Page).
What I normally do is shoot my footage using the Nikon D5600 DSLR and Nikon KeyMission 170 action camera, then work on them on my laptop. But, as much as I love editing my videos on my laptop, a 17″ portable workstation isn’t something you can always bring along anywhere you go. That’s why I sometimes find myself having to wirelessly transfer video files from my DSLR and action camera onto my iPhone especially when I want to put out videos on Instagram and Facebook.
But transfering videos files via bluetooth or even through a wifi connection isn’t really the ideal way to go. Can you imagine how big these video files are? It would take an eternity waiting for wireless transfers to complete. Not only that, long transfers eat up a ton of battery power, too.
But boy am I glad that all these woes are now a thing of the past — all thanks to my PhotoFast iOS Card Readers. Particularly, the PhotoFast CR-8710 (for the regular sized SD Cards) and the CR-8800 (for Micro-SD Cards). These lifesavers are designed to work seamlessly and effortlessly with iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads.
You probably already know just how obsessed I am with streaming media at home. I spend a good chunk of my downtime kicking back in bed while enjoying a number of shows on my UHD (4K) TV using my smartphone and Google Chromecast.
Google Chromecast has always been my “go to” device when it comes to streaming entertainment content. So much so that every TV at home is equipped with its very own Google Chromecast.
But it seems that there is a new device that is slowly taking Chromecast’s place in my heart. This, my dear readers, is the Xiaomi Mi Box Android TV.
Get ready to fly to the land of magnificent historical sites such as Casa Real and Jaro Cathedral, as well as amazing dishes that will delight your palate and tummy like La Paz Batchoy — ILOILO!
If you’ve been meaning to visit Iloilo for the longest time or wanting to rediscover this beautiful destination, now is your chance to make this happen with the help of our awesome friends at AirAsia Philippines!
Get ready because I am happily giving away A PAIR OF AIRASIA ROUNDTRIP TICKETS (Manila – Iloilo – Manila) to one lucky winner!
(This contest is open to Philippine residents only, 18 years and above.)
Excited? You should be!
I recently took my family on a quick road trip to Nueva Ecija to check out the recently opened branch of Isdaan Floating Restaurant.
Isdaan Floating Restaurant has long been a popular destination and stopover spot for locals and tourists alike. They serve great food and offer up some fun and novelty attractions.
If you’ve already been to their original branch in Tarlac and fell in love with its unique ambiance, you’re surely gonna enjoy Isdaan in Nueva Ecija. It retains the same atmosphere and ambiance that we have come to know.
Enjoying a selection of cheese with a glass of delicious wine is something I would never ever pass up. It is, in my opinion, one of mankind’s greatest pleasures (and creations).
I’ve always loved cheese. All kinds, in fact. From the subtlest flavor to the strongest and most pungent of varieties. Wine, on the other hand, is something I rarely enjoy. It isn’t my go-to beverage when I visit restaurants and bars. But, that isn’t to say that I dislike them altogether. I don’t mind a glass of red every now and then — especially when there’s a fine selection of cheese around.
You see, this practice of serving wine and cheese together have lasted for many generations, dating back hundreds of years. And no one knows the delight of this culinary art more than the French. This is exactly why I made it a point to experience an authentic wine and cheese tasting session during my recent trip to Paris, France.
How can you not, right?
For those who aren’t aware, my great grandfather is French. He grew up in a town located in the Alsace region called, Obershaeffolsheim. It sounds German, I know. But only because Alsace has long been in the middle of a tug-of-war between France and Germany, being ceded by the Germans more than once.
So… what better way to immerse myself in some of the finer French culinary practices than by partaking of some wine and cheese the way my great grandfather used to enjoy it.
The best treats are normally the ones you never really expect.
This is pretty much how I would put in a single sentence my short but sweet stay at Winford Hotel and Casino in Manila.
Little did I know that right smack in the middle of the bustling Manila scene, I would happen to chance upon a delightful escape that rivals the experience one gets from the usual, more established hotels in the metro.
I’m sure that some of you who probably live in and around Manila already know about Winford Hotel and Casino. It’s actually not hard to find since the place is strategically located just a stones throw away from commercial establishments and malls. But for someone like me who only passes through the busy city of Manila every so often, it was a truly pleasant surprise — even more pleasant when I experienced staying at Winford with my family for a couple of nights.
Guys, it’s that time of the year once again when we recognize and vote for our favorite restaurants, food establishments and gastronomic bets.
The Choice 2017 is upon us.
Being a member of “The KTG” — a group made up of food bloggers, writers, and members of the F&B industry, I am always very curious to know what all of you consider to be favorites.
Every month, every week, and almost every day it seems, there’s a new restaurant opening in Metro Manila. Some become instant classics while others are just a flash in the pan (pardon the pun… hehehe).
So, once again, Our Awesome Planet, the Blogger Collective known as The KTG (Kain Tulog Gang) and World Food Expo (WOFEX) have partnered to conduct the People’s Choice for their Favorite Food, Restaurants, Bars, and more…. or simply, “The Choice”.
We all know that looking good brings about confidence. The kind of confidence that allows us to face challenges and perform exceptionally well under extreme pressure. Just like the enormous pressure and challenges faced by our Miss Philippines Earth candidates.
That’s why looking good for these wonderful ladies begin with healthy living. This includes an active lifestyle complemented with the right kind of food and necessary supplements — like mySlim.
To further emphasize the importance of being fit and living right, mySlim recently hosted an event for the media featuring some of the early favorites to win this year’s Miss Philippines Earth beauty pageant.