Things To Do Around (or Near) Metro Manila

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Summer is here!

Itching for an adventure without busting the budget? Or, with work responsibilities, you just can't afford to be away for now? Listed some places and things to do over the weekend that are within or just a few hours away from the city!

1) Kart racing in Circuit Makati

2) Quick beach trip in Matabungkay, Batangas

3) Catch an outdoor movie in Nuvali, Laguna

4) Theme park photo shoots and fun rides at Sky Ranch, Tagaytay

5) Relaxing nature trip in Sonya's Garden, Tagaytay 

6) Giant swing, archery, and other adventures in Sandbox, Pampanga

7) Art appreciation in Pinto Art Museum, Antipolo Rizal

8) Food trip and cheap thrills in Binondo, Manila

9) A different kind of trekking at the Masungi Georeserve, Tanay Rizal

10) Rediscover Manila on an ATV, electronic scooter, or join a walking tour!

Last Saturday, I was able to go back to Intramuros and join a walking tour with Biore Philippines.

Although I've been to Fort Santiago, San Agustin Church, and other corners of old Manila (studied in UST, so I was near these places then!)... It's nice to go back with different people and a different tour guide. I actually still learned lots of new things from that day!

Aside from rediscovering my roots and finding deep interest in our history, I also learned more about a brand that I've been using for OVER A YEAR already! I first learned about Biore (Byo-re) from a blog friend, Ashley, we lived in Japan for several years. Last July, I bought my first bottle of UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence, and use it EVERY SINGLE TIME I go out of the house!

🌻🌻 What I love about Biore 🌻🌻

1) Lightweight and unscented, I can use it everyday!
2) Doesn't feel sticky even after sweating from all my commutes
3) It makes makeup application easier with its matte finish
4) SPF 50+ and PA++++, very good skin protection
5) Gentle on my sensitive skin, no negative reactions, no breakouts!
6) Japanese brand = Guaranteed superb quality
7) Very affordable! When I checked, they have nothing above Php 500!

Aside from the Watery Essence, here are the other Biore UV line I discovered on that day: Biore UV Perfect Spray (which you can use on your face, body, and even on your hair and scalp!), and Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel (for face and body).

My tour buddy Ava taking a cute product flatlay on the grass:

We took lots of outdoor OOTDs here and there, and not afraid of the sun! There's just so much photogenic spots, so thank you Ava for being my instant photographer! Hehe! 😬

What are your favorite city destinations, and what's on your summer list? 
Follow me on Instagram @anagon, planning to share my Biore loot!


  1. I want to try outdoor movies!!!

    Need to visit Intramuros again! Hehe and Binondo :)

  2. Love the photos on this guide! ❤ Props for the fresh look in where to hang outs in Manila. 😊


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