My First Impressions and Aha’s about New Zealand! @PureNewZealand

(Shot with an LG G4) It’s only my first time in New Zealand and I’ve already been in love with its beauty the moment we arrived. Here are my 10 first impressions and aha’s about the country… 1. Best time to go to NZ The best time to go is during New Zealand’s Autumn season … Continue reading My First Impressions and Aha’s about New Zealand! @PureNewZealand

PAHIYAS: Our Awesome Guide to the Pahiyas Festival in Lucban, Quezon! @TourismPHL

Make sure to download Our Awesome Guide for information, food, and pasalubong tips when in Lucban, Quezon! :)  The Pahiyas Festival is one of the most popular fiestas in the Philippines, held in honor of San Isidro Labrador, Catholic Patron Saint of Farmers. It is celebrated annually every May 15th (regardless of whether it falls on a weekday or … Continue reading PAHIYAS: Our Awesome Guide to the Pahiyas Festival in Lucban, Quezon! @TourismPHL

PIZZERIA MOZZA with Filipina Exec Chef Karla Mendoza (A Review) @MarinaBaySands

Pizzeria Mozza is an Italian Pizza Restaurant by celebrity chefs Nancy Silverton and Mario Batali with restaurateur and winemaker Joseph Bastianich. It’s the second outlet after the main Los Angeles restaurant, and it opened in Singapore last 2010. Most Filipinos are proud to eat here because the executive chef in the Singapore branch is a Filipina–Chef Karla … Continue reading PIZZERIA MOZZA with Filipina Exec Chef Karla Mendoza (A Review) @MarinaBaySands

CREATE TRIPS: Planning My Tokyo Trip with @CreateTrips Mobile TravelBook (A Review)

CREATETRIPS is a mobile travel planning guide app where you can get well-curated TravelBooks and insiders tips from local food and travel experts around the world. It was very helpful during our recent family trip to Tokyo because it provided awesome advice on the best places to go to Tokyo vs. online sites or review … Continue reading CREATE TRIPS: Planning My Tokyo Trip with @CreateTrips Mobile TravelBook (A Review)

MIDGET BOXING in Manila with @MsKristinaWong (A Photo Essay Guide)

MIDGET BOXING is a entertainment sport where two little people box for 3 minutes. It’s now a popular tourist attraction along P. Burgos–the red light district of Makati. My activist and performance artist friend Kristina Wong from LA wanted to experience it as part of her first time in Manila, so we decided to bring her. Here’s … Continue reading MIDGET BOXING in Manila with @MsKristinaWong (A Photo Essay Guide)

#MTVMusicEvo 2015: On Francis M Tribute, Hip Hop Culture, and Naughty by Nature! (Photo Essay)

For the first time in Manila, MTV Music Evolution 2015 brought the local hip hop scene together with international chart topping artists. This free ticket event marked a first for the Philippines as MTV wrapped up the summer season. Claiming 2015 as the year to visit the Philippines, what better way to celebrate than having … Continue reading #MTVMusicEvo 2015: On Francis M Tribute, Hip Hop Culture, and Naughty by Nature! (Photo Essay)

CAFE DUA: Cafe by the Ruins 2 Baguio Dinner! (A Review) #CafebytheMarios

CAFE BY THE RUINS DUA is the first branch of the popular Cafe by the Ruins in Baguio after 25 years as a standalone establishment. Its new location beside Mario’s Baguio on Upper Session Road will serve as the main bakery and commissary for baked goods and pre-cooked frozen pasalubong. It’s a relief that you can now … Continue reading CAFE DUA: Cafe by the Ruins 2 Baguio Dinner! (A Review) #CafebytheMarios

SITIO LA PRESA: Will Tourism Destroy its Natural Beauty? #LaParusa #Forevermore (A Case Study)

SITIO LA PRESA is the name of the fictional strawberry farm that is home to Agnes (Liza Soberano) and the setting of her love story with Xander (Enrique Gil) in the teleserye Forevermore. (Watch the Forevermore Pilot Episode) The actual Sitio Pungayan in Mt. Kabuyao, Tuba, Benguet has now adopted “La Presa” as its magical name, … Continue reading SITIO LA PRESA: Will Tourism Destroy its Natural Beauty? #LaParusa #Forevermore (A Case Study)

Taal Volcano: Guide to 45-minute Trekking Adventure to Crater Lake (via Private Route)!

Taal Volcano is an island within a lake, on an island within a lake, on an island! Did you get that? 😛 Just an hour away from Manila, this geological wonder is the smallest active volcano in the world. But despite being famous and all, we found that most Filipinos have a hard time locating the … Continue reading Taal Volcano: Guide to 45-minute Trekking Adventure to Crater Lake (via Private Route)!

MING KEE’s King Crab–Triple Cooked with Beehoon–now in Manila! (A Review)

MING KEE is a Singaporean Restaurant known for its signature Crab Beehoon dish and other Singaporean specialties. It recently opened in Manila along Makati Avenue, as part of the World Hotels currently being constructed there. Here’s what to expect when dining at Ming Kee…