Tuesday, May 23, 2017

WE GOT THIS with Toby's Sports

Caught myself going to the gym today, as if I have lots of time up my sleeves with all the post-travel backlogs and Bloggers United coming in less than 2 weeks! But here I am in Slimmers World Festival Mall, running the cross trainer while listening to my favorite upbeat K-Drama OSTs. It's my time for myself, to clear my head and keep my body healthy.

What encourages me to go to the gym? Aside from health and balance, it's the chance to use my workout clothes! Haha! I get most of them in Toby's Sports, specifically the one in Festival Mall branch.

Monday, May 22, 2017

My Kdrama Cosplay

I've been buying K-Drama souvenirs and K-Beauty products online for the past months, it's crazy! And magastos! Haha! I've already shared where I buy my 10-Step Korean skincare HERE, so for this blog post, as promised, will share naman where I bought my K-Drama clothes during my last Korea trip! ❤

Kinain na daw ako ng sistema, but I don't think so. More on NILAMON NAKO NG BONGGANG BONGGA! 😂

Sunday, May 21, 2017

The AirAsia BIG Points Quiz ~ Part 5

First of all, congratulations to our FOURTH episode winner of 5000 AirAsia BIG Points (travel points)....

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Oppa Encounter: "You With Me" Movie Meet & Greet

After 6 months of watching Korean Dramas every night, I attended my third KDrama / KPop related event yesterday, a meet-and-greet for a Fil-Korean movie promotion. You with Me will star former PBB Teen housemate Devon Seron, and two oppas who will fly back and forth here in the country to shoot the movie, including Jin Ju Hyeong (Hwarang!!!) and Kim Hyun Woo (The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop, Pasta).

Sharing to you some photos I took during yesterday's event at the Glorietta 4 Cinema Lobby. Special thanks to The Annyeong Oppa for inviting me! ❤

Friday, May 19, 2017

LIPAULT: My New Travel & Everyday Bag

Discovered a casual Ladies Bag brand from France that I can overuse everyday, even during my travels!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Almost Mother's Day Thoughts

The past years, although I work from home, I am always in front of my laptop or busy with my phone because of my work as a blogger. If not, I am out and about to cover events or attend blog clients or BU meetings. I am also constantly traveling, making the most of what life has to offer!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The AirAsia BIG Points Quiz ~ Part 4

First of all, congratulations to our third episode winner of 5000 AirAsia BIG Points (travel points)....

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Where To Find Me This Month

Summer is all about learning new things, upgrading, and going places. It's these things that I look forward to! Here are the stores, events, restaurant, and finally (!) my trip with the fam for the month of May!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Where To Buy Your K-Beauty Products Online

Online shopping is the cause of death for my wallet. 😂

Before, I only had Zalora to shop for clothes and shoes. It's my guilty pleasure! I am amazed that they are always updated! I used to have a long wish list from their site, items I've accumulated from my nightly browsing habit (the culprit of my impulsive purchases!).

Now I have a new addiction: buying Korean beauty products online! We do have K-brands in Watsons and other physical shops like The Face Shop and Etude House, but the online shopper in me loves the thrill of creating wish lists, availing a "special" promo code before it gets expired, and of course, browsing through the neat websites and reading every description and testimonials about certain products I am eyeing till the very end. I am a sucker for these things! 

Monday, May 1, 2017

My K-Drama Photo Book & Magnets (by Storytell Prints)

I've known Storytell Prints app (available in iOS and Google Play) for more than a year now. The first time I availed the app, I printed my Japan spring pictures in polaroid-type magnets. They are still displayed on our ref to this day! My sisters also ordered barkada magnets last last Christmas, very nice personalized gifts which they gave away to their friends.

Aside from magnets though, they also offer other creative printing services like board prints, canvass wraps, posters, and my new favorite... The Photo Books!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Head Full of Dreams // My Coldplay Singapore 2017 Experience

I just want to share the photos I took and some random thoughts during that day when my long time dream finally came true! This Singapore trip was really set so I can watch my top favorite band Coldplay live, something I wouldn't be able to do I guess if this happened when I was in high school or college. Now I believe more and more that things happen at the right place and time! ☆ Just be patient!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Sands SkyPark

I love my guest house and hostel experiences... But one of my far-fetched travel goals is to someday consider luxury accommodations, including the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, when in Singapore. It is their biggest hotel, and offers a beautiful view of the South China Sea or Marina Bay, and of course Singapore's beautiful skyline.

Imagine seeing this everyday, at night, during your trip!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Members Get More At Watsons!

Watsons launched their "Members Get More" campaign, giving their cardholders MORE SAVINGS, MORE POINTS, AND MORE VALUE when they shop in more than 500 Watsons stores nationwide!

See what's inside my (Watsons) bag:

Sunday, April 23, 2017

The AirAsia BIG Points Quiz ~ Part 3

Were you inspired by the latest episode from Red Talks with Daphne? Kick-start your journey by joining this quiz and get a chance to win 5,000 AirAsia BIG points!

But first.....
Congrats to my second AirAsia BIG Points Quiz winner:

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Find The Perfect Bag For Your Every Travel!

Summer is just starting, and I am sure there are LOTS of exciting things up your sleeves just to make the most out of this season of adventures! If we're talking about MY plans, I am so thrilled to go back again to my favorite South Korea--but this time with my WHOLE FAMILY!! I'll be their dakilang tour guide, haha! The last time all 5 of us (my parents and 2 sisters) went out of the country was in 2014 to spend the holidays in the States. Those were fun months of snow, Disneyland, good greasy food, and of course family time.. but it had been 3 years since!

Anyway, so aside from SoKo, I hope to also have short trips in our beautiful beaches with my different sets of friends, or a nice staycation in a cute boutique hotel within the metro, and maybe 1 solo travel if time and budget permits!

But with every travel comes packing, which for me is one of the most challenging tasks in going on a vacation (other than acquiring visa hehe). Thule, one of the leading brands in travel lifestyle, introduces their solution to your every travel packing this summer: Thule Subterra Travel Bag Collection. There's a bag for your every type of travel!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Things To Do in Singapore Part 2 + 5Footway.Inn Chinatown

Finally, the last from our hostel hopping in Singapore!

At first, I found it very maeffort to transfer to different locations in one trip, with our huge bags and Singapore's super hot climate, but I realized that it's not something to complain about! I eventually told myself that I am lucky to try these different things and be in different places just for 10 days! While I can, diba! Traveling made me more grateful about life. Less complaining, more appreciating - that's my new motto! Hehe!

So 5Footway.Inn - Project Ann Siang is the most impressive accommodation in Singapore when it comes to location. It is right ACROSS Chinatown's popular hawkers, the Sri Mariamman Temple, and Buddha Tooth Relic Temple; so imagine crossing all these places in your itinerary just for day 1!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Things To Do in Singapore Part 1 + Hangout@Mt.Emily

On our fourth day in Singapore, we transferred to another place located in the quiet side of Little India. We stayed here longer for around five days.

The posh hangout@mt.emily Singapore may not look like they've been around since 2004 (still very clean and well-maintained), but you'll just feel it in the good service and facilities of Cathay Organization's first property (they also have a branch in Malacca). Plus, everything looks new and contemporary. And can I just say it's one of the most safe-looking hostels I've been to, with tap-key door system for every common room and floor entry!

It was raining when we got there, road is a bit long and steep going to the hotel (from the subway) so I advice you take an Uber or Grab if you have a big luggage. Their welcoming lobby was sanctuary:

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Things To Do in Little India Singapore + BUNC Hostel

Whenever in Singapore, it's already automatic that I book for a hostel in Chinatown. They have anything and everything that I need--from cultural museums, cheap local foods, accessible mode of transportation, huge market place for shopping, etcetera. 

But during my 10-day trip to SG late last month, my friends and I stayed Little India. I actually enjoyed the fresh change, this area is a feast to all five senses! If ever I go back to Singapore, will make sure to stay here again. 

So we were booked for two nights in Bunc Hostel along Upper Weld Road. It's nearer Rochor Station, but also walking distance from Little India Station (about 10-minute walk).

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Korea Travel Budget + Itinerary + Tips (Kdrama Tour + Spring 2017)

To be honest, I only spent less than 15,000 Pesos in my recent Korea travel! I made sure to be budget-conscious since this trip was a bit biglaan, I already have a scheduled trip with my family this May! My goal, as I've always mentioned in my past posts, is just to experience spring season, and too late na if I wait till May. So if I can budget my expenses for this trip, the better!

Realistically speaking though, all-in budget will go over Php 30,000 for 5 Days, 4 Nights in Seoul. Pre-travel expenses can be steep (airfare, accommodations, etc), but bawi nalang sa pocket money as you can actually spend little when you're already in Korea. Just know where to eat or shop, a favorite Korean restaurant I always dine in has Php 66 gimbap (with unli kimchi and other sides!). Shopping in Myeongdong will give you the best deals compared to malls or the airport prices.

In this post, I will try to bullet point all my daily expenses and pre-travel gastos so in a way you can estimate how much more or less you will need on your travel to SoKor. Since I'll be sharing something personal (aka how I spend my money), my wish is that you'll find this post at least useful! 😌