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Things To Do In Sorsogon

Saturday, May 21, 2022

The last time I went to Sorsogon was for a school field trip during the early 2000s. It was part of our high school elective to travel around the Philippines. We went to the beaches, and used film cameras and our journal to document our trip. Aside from that, I haven't been to Bicol since, making this region a part of my Philippine Bucket List for the longest time.

Skechers Opens Its Biggest Store in Metro Manila

Friday, May 20, 2022

Skechers, The Comfort Technology Company™, has officially launched its biggest store in Power Plant Mall in Makati, as it steadily expands in the country to deliver stylish and innovative footwear to Filipinos.

foodpanda has been flipping the script this summer and giving everyone the chance to live out their ultimate cool kids' dreams with #pandaproClub, where all the promises of fun (without hurting your wallet) happens.

P&G Special Treat For Moms!

Thursday, May 19, 2022

This May, P&G Beauty is treating all moms to 41% off discounts on skincare to haircare essentials only on Shopee Beauty! 

Craving for a new challenge? This might just be for you as Under Armour finally brings the All Out Mile international challenge to the streets of the Philippines in celebration of Global Running Day! Be one of the first to join and experience what it takes to train like a champ, and go head-to-head for the coveted Fast Miler spot from June 1 to 5!

Ticao Island Hopping, Masbate

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Over the years of exploring my country, the Philippines, island hopping is most probably the top one activity I will recommend to foreign guests. We really have to show-off and be proud of our pristine beaches: with its sparkling blue waters, beautiful sunsets, and awesome marine life. Plus, our almost eternal summer season provides warmth needed for a day under the sun. 

Museo Sorsogon | Things To Do in Sorsogon City

Saturday, May 14, 2022

One of my favorite chill stops during travels is going to a museum. Aside from resting from the hustle and bustle of touring, and avoiding the intense heat that is almost a year-round thing in the Philippines, I also get snippets of the history and culture of the place I am visiting. It gives my trip a bit of depth.

On our last day in Bicol's Sorsogon City, our group was able to visit the Museo Sorsogon. A cool fact about this fairly new history, culture, and heritage hub is that once upon a time it was Sorsogon's century-old provincial jail and courthouse---a symbol of the province's justice system.

Buhatan River Cruise and Fireflies Watching | Sorsogon, Bicol

Thursday, May 12, 2022

After our adventurous morning with the Whale Sharks of Donsol, we had a chill afternoon just cruising Sorsogon's Buhatan River. Finally, time to relaaax! 

Swimming With Whale Sharks or Butanding | Donsol, Philippines

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Traveling opened up new things I wouldn't know if I had just stayed at home. 

One of these is how tourism can push locals to go extreme to drive more visitors to their place. Concepts like riding elephants or taking photos with wild tigers might come with backhand stories that we wouldn't even know such as abuses, over-feeding, etc. In this age of social media and people speaking up, I am glad I'm becoming more and more aware that these things exist.

A long-time issue with swimming with whale sharks is the use of food baits to lure these gentle giants and show up to their guests. Good for tourism economy, but actually disturbs the natural habitat and behaviour of animals. 

When we were invited to Donsol Whale Shark Interaction Center, the host immediately told us that we will do it the ethical and natural way, so whale shark spotting is not guaranteed. So even with the 50/50 chances, I am actually glad that my first whale shark encounter is with a responsible and sustainable group.

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I've always loved using Careline cosmetics. 

They always offer trendy and quality makeup at affordable price points, so it's nice to check out Careline's new collections. From their rebrand in recent years, I love that Careline's new look seems more hip and young, with neon packaging and makeup stamps! At the same time, it's easy to follow the Gen Z's trend without breaking the bank. 

Here are some fresh and fierce offers from the Blythe by Careline Neon Or Never makeup collection by celebrity Andrea Brilliantes:

Blythe Eye Crayon

Creamy, pigmented eye crayon that seamlessly glides on the lids. 

Glow Apart - Gold sparkle tone

Razzle Dazzle - Pinkish sparkle tone

Blythe Lip Marker

A marker-type lip tint for a natural, just bitten lips look. Long-lasting, and easy to use.



Blythe Brow Gel

A clear, non-sticky gel that tames brow hair instantly. Comes with a small brush for on-point application of product.

Blythe Liner Pen

Double the fun with this double-ended Blythe Eyeliner pen. Bored of your usual makeup looks? This liner pen will spice up your eye makeup with moon or heart stamps that are easy to apply.

Blue Moon

Red Heart

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- Deals as low as P49 

- P50 pesos off vouchers with min spend of P599 

- Free gift for every purchase worth P150

From skincare to makeup, Shopee Beauty has all your needs! Enjoy the most exclusive deals up to 90% off, new launches, and exciting offers from your most-loved brands and free shipping with a mininum spend of ₱499. Happy Shopping!

Mayon Volcano ATV Adventure | Legazpi City, Albay

Friday, May 06, 2022

What a fitting finale for this trip! On our last day in Bicol, few hours before boarding our chartered bus to Manila, our group visited the beautiful Mayon one last time.

During day 1 of our trip, the group still a bit quiet getting to know each other, our first stop from the airport was the Sumlang Lake to enjoy the Mayon Volcano's view on a bamboo raft. It was the more chill version of viewing the Mayon, where we quietly paddled around the lake and took turns taking each other's photos and introducing ourselves to the pack. 

Six days and many adventures later, we were ready for the thrill version of seeing the Mount Mayon--via an extreme ATV ride!

On our first day in Bicol, Mayon showed her beauty right away. 

SkinWhite NationWhite Sale!

Thursday, May 05, 2022

Time for a glow up! Enjoy brighter days with SkinWhite's NationWhite Sale, only on Shopee.

Since the COVID-19 crisis happened, I noticed that a lot of my friends started building their dream houses. Mostly new parents, their priority has now shifted from convenience and distance, to wanting a space of their own even if it's away from the city.

BRIA Homes to Host Nationwide Labor Day Job Fair

Sunday, May 01, 2022

With the end of the COVID-19 pandemic seemingly in sight, it is widely believed that no sector in our economy deserves our gratitude more than the country’s massive labor force. After all, while captains of industry and the business sector kept our heads above water, so to speak, it was our workers and laborers’ heroic efforts and determination that helped keep our beleaguered economy going.

BRIA Homes recognizes the persistent efforts of its staff through the pandemic.

Unilever Beauty Shopee Self-Care Essentials

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Waiting for great deals online? Save the date on your calendars, and score unbelievable shopping finds of up to 50% off on your Unilever Beauty self-care essentials only at the Shopee 5.5 Brands Festival!

Here are some of the products I have on my cart:

TRESemmé Anti-Frizz Shampoo and Hair Conditioner Keratin Smooth for Dry and Frizzy Hair 620ml Bundle - PHP 1003

Achieve straighter hair with this duo. Formulated with KERA10 PROTEIN COMPLEX, this hair straightener shampoo cleanses thoroughly and deeply penetrates dry and frizzy hair, giving you 10 salon benefits in one wash. 

Dove Deeply Nourishing Body Wash for Hydrated Skin with NutriumMoisture™ Technology 1L - PHP 326

Crafted with NUTRIUM MOISTURE™ TECHNOLOGY and mild cleansers that deliver natural nutrients to the skin, this body wash will help your maintain your skin’s moisture barrier as you cleanse. 

POND's Bright Hydrating Serum Burst Cream for Glowing Skin 20g - PHP 126

A light cream that transforms into a burst of 1000 potent serum droplets that contains: 

- Gluta-Boost Essence - giving 10x more brightening potency than Vitamin C; boosting the skin’s natural Glutathione to help brighten up skin and fade dark spots 

- Vitamin B3+ - reducing dullness and minimizing the appearance of visible pores 

- Hyaluronic Acid - attracting moisture into the skin for intense hydrating and plumping effect

Don't forget to check out Unilever Beauty at the Shopee 5.5 Brands Festival. Happy Shopping!

5 reasons why Pau-Pau is the bestie you need

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Don’t be BAMBOOzled! Pau-Pau may be from an imaginary mystical land, but this furry panda’s got what it takes to be your new bestie, and we’ve made a list to prove why he’s a keeper!

He understands the struggle

The dilemma when the craving strikes and there’s nothing in the fridge to match your tummy’s desires? He knows the struggle well. This made him turn into the friend we know now, who ensures everyone’s faves are accessible and readily available!

Gelliemae Obena and Pau-Pau chills out with some greenery

Lumos Ray Home Theater Projector Review

Monday, April 25, 2022

Did you also went through home improvements and makeovers? From constantly traveling, then suddenly being stuck at home, I now make sure that I enjoy my own room and have everything that I need here.

I have a new personal home project, which is to have my own entertainment room. After countless Kdramas and online concerts, I think it's high time to have even a simple home theater! We are still decluttering and making space, but an entertainment room must always start with a huge screen and good sound system. 

The power of a good projector: Realistic concert experience, "window", etc.

Cleene Ethyl Alcohol, a trusted Filipino brand that provides high-quality and affordable alcohol products from Philusa Corporation, extends its effort in reducing ocean-bound plastic waste as it partners with social enterprise Plastic Bank Corporation.