I love to travel. It’s just one of those things that I truly look forward to, whether the journey is near or far.
The past few years have been especially good to me in terms of travel and adventure. I’ve been blessed to have had the opportunity to see new places far and wide — and I continue to enjoy these wonderful escapes which I happily share and recount to all my readers through my blog.
One thing that sometimes becomes a difficulty when going on a trip, which I’m sure frequent travelers would agree to, is carrying a ton of items and clothes. But it only becomes a burden when one chooses the wrong kind of bag to use.
I love bags that can carry a whole lot of stuff yet can be brought along with ease and comfort. Normally, I’d go for a backpack since it frees up both my hands to do other things. But during trips that require me to be away longer, a regular backpack wouldn’t suffice. During these instances, I normally depend on a trolley or a duffel bag. But, trolleys, especially the bigger ones, usually need checking-in, while duffel bags are a strain on the shoulders and hands after long periods of carrying.
Thankfully, I found the answer not too long ago.
It’s called the Venque Duffel Pack 1.0.
I am such a Star Wars geek. I love everything about this franchise’s mythos. And as an avid fan of this beloved epic movie series, I try not to miss any opportunity to “get my geek on”, so to speak.
Whether it’s trying to be first in line when the movie opens or scouring the mall finding new merchandise to add to my geeky collections, I’m in.
Last December 10, 2016 was no exception.
With bated breath, I awaited the unveiling of the new Rogue One Mural at the Sky Dome of SM North Edsa. Yes, I braved the horrendous traffic and hordes of people to witness this pretty amazing work of art.
For the life of me, when Christmas comes around, I somehow find it really difficult to recall the items that friends and family want. I guess I’m not attentive in that sense, I think? The same goes for birthdays (Thank, God for Facebook reminders!) and, to a certain extent, yes… even names. LOL!
So, here’s the thing… I usually rely heavily on my wife’s suggestions when picking items to give as gifts to special friends and loved ones. But even so, there are many times when we do our Christmas shopping that we find ourselves stumpped, not knowing what particular thing to get. And believe me, once you’ve hit that blank wall, it gets very frustrating. I end up walking aimlessly and wasting precious time in the process.
And, oh! Racking my brain, thinking of gifts that I think friends and family would like, is just one thing. Braving the traffic and the Christmas rush is a whole different level of crazy as well. The swarms of people, banging bodies, and endless walking… it’s like going into battle.
Thankfully, I finally found a sure fire way to solve my dilemma which actually makes me wonder why I didn’t think of it any sooner.
The other day, an LBC Express package delivery addressed to me arrived on our doorstep. I wasn’t expecting anything during that particular day so I was curious to find out what this was.
Upon opening this medium-sized box, I immediately saw a card with my name and my blog’s name on it.
Going through the card, I learned that the package actually came from the wonderful folks of LBC Express! Oh, cool! Looks like they’re playing Santa this holiday season and sending some Christmas love my way in the form of a #SorpresaPadala package filled with goodies and treats!
Truly, traditions are essential in every culture. It creates different experiences for everyone. Take Filipinos, for example… the Christmas season is, no doubt, one of the most celebrated traditions across the county. To my knowledge, the Philippines celebrates Christmas the longest in the world. Malls, establishments and even homes are already adorned with holiday decor and decked out in merry colors as early as September.
But hey… whether it’s the annual Christmas dinner, holiday gift shopping, or getting away and heading off to wonderful destinations, the true meaning of the season is anchored on togetherness. Agree? Some of us may be oceans apart but our love for one another brings everyone closer.
And just because times are changing fast doesn’t mean our old traditions are going away anytime soon. On the contrary, today’s digital lifestyle allows old traditions to be relived and made even more exciting! How? Through the use of technology, of course. By turning these traditions into new ones, using the latest digital trends from Globe and allowing everyone to create new memories for a lifetime with the people who matter the most.
The MyPhone Infinity is here. It’s sleek. It’s sexy. And it looks nothing like those cheesy plastic-ish local phones we’ve grown accustomed to seeing being sold all over. In fact, the MyPhone Infinity’s design and form factor kind of resembles a larger iPhone 5. Anyone who’s held this phone in their hands and have seen […]
If you’ve got a mobile device (like a smartphone or a tablet), then you know very well the perils of a dying battery and the urgency of having a good power bank on hand all the time. All power banks are the same with regards to use and purpose. It is to conveniently provide power […]
I’m regularly on the lookout for impressive earphones in the market. This doesn’t mean that I’m always scouring those that cost an arm and a leg. Good (or even great sounding) earphones need not be expensive… you just have to know where to find them. Or you can just follow my blog and check out […]
Health & Fitness
Sleeplessness or lack of sleep. Whichever of these two keeps you company at night, the negative effects to one’s body are the same such as advanced ageing and a weak immune system. In my line of work, whether blogging until the wee hours of the morning, staying up from morning till next morning for a […]
Never underestimate the importance of good eyesight. That’s probably one thing I’ve learned as I grew up. Back in the day when I was decades younger, taking care of my eyesight was something I always took for granted. I’d read books and comics for hours on end even with little to no light at all. […]
Stress, among other things, can most certainly do a lot of damage to your skin. In fact, one of the most evident manifestations of stress and lack of rest can easily be seen on the face. Given my constant traveling in and out of the country, plus the demands of my work and lifestyle, stress […]
Contadina, a brand known for its passion to bring only the freshest and best products, has recently partnered with Domestic Goddess herself, Nigella Lawson.
Love sinigang as much as I do? Well, prepare your palates for these two special sinigang dishes which I featured on GMA-7’s Pinoy MD. A classic, reinvented!
Christmas comes early this year! Yay! In fact, it already feels like Christmas in September for us gadget and tech enthusiasts because of Digital Walker’s very first CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY SALE! This much awaited event happens from September 30 to October 2 at SM Megamall – Mega Trade Hall 3. Mark your calendars! Whenever Digital […]
One of the best ways to create wonderful family bonding moments on a regular basis is by encouraging family members to enjoy the activities you love doing. It doesn’t matter what kind of activity so long as it is wholesome and everyone can get in on the fun. Biking, dining out, movies, game boards, whatever… […]
Did some interval training last night. It was a combination of chest and bicep exercises combined with a minute of intense cardio (stationary bike on this occasion) in between each set. This particular evening, I added more weight to my chest presses. I also mixed up bar and dumbbell combinations for bulk and definition. I […]
It’s sad that I have to write yet another rant on my blog about SkyCable’s internet service – SkyBroadband. I am trying to bite my tongue so to speak, as I’m clacking away on my keyboard, trying to find less offensive words to say. I’ll just keep this short and sweet brief because I might […]
Hey everyone. I just wanna invite all of you to catch me this Monday (January 13, 2014) on The Medyo Late Night Show with Jojo A. It airs at 12:30AM on the show’s new home network – GMA-7. It’s gonna be all sorts of fun. Plenty of stories, impromptu singing and laughter.
Bring Christmas cheer to friends and family by way of goodies found in AirAsia’s new #TravelGr8 Vacation Essential and in-flight merchandise catalogue!
Somerset Alabang Manila is one of those places that immediately make you feel at home whether your getaway is for work or pleasure. A must-visit down south.
After quite a while (more than a year, I think), my wife suddenly had the urge to run outside and do some cardio. It amused me so much that I decided to tag along and record her short sprint around the block on video. Guess what I did with the video clips I recorded… I […]
Do you enjoy watching those hilarious Japanese game shows on YouTube? The way they actually come up with ridiculous contest mechanics that put their their guests in awkward and wacky situations? If you do, you’re gonna love “Celebrity Samurai”! Watch me this Sunday (May 6) at 12:45PM on TV5, together with Sheree, Archie Alemania and […]