Tips For That Healthy Summer Glow!

Friday, May 31, 2019

Having glowing skin is more than just using makeup products like bronzer or highlighter, it is actually making sure you are healthy! It means you are "glowing from within".

One of my goals now that I am on my 30s is to have clear and bright skin through a healthier lifestyle. There are many ways to do this, here are some of them.

2019 Fashion Trends: Jumpsuits Are Back!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Anyone who follows me knows that I love clothes! Over the years, I must have tried out different styles. I really enjoyed all my fashion transitions, from color blocking, boho, donya, normcore, to athleisure. I love experimenting, and I also love that fashion just keeps on returning.

ALL ABOUT YEOSU: How To Go, Things To Do, Where To Stay, Etc.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

While making my itinerary for this trip, I saw a gap day between Jeonju and Gwangju. Instead of extending a day in either of them, I decided to pick a random city in between. I don't know how I landed in Yeosu, but what I do know is that I have a spot for port towns. Anything by the beach is instant good vibes! My short stay in Yeosu was definitely worthwhile.

Traveling To Korea For The First Time (From A Guy's Perspective)

Monday, May 20, 2019

The past months, I've been in contact with my college classmate and friend Arete for his upcoming Korea trip with his misis (wife). 

From their visas, to their itinerary, to the little details like Korean Won money exchange, we tried to exchange tips to make their first trip to Seoul A+. As I've said before, I may have travelled and write about Korea travels so many times, but I still learn a lot from people I get to talk to about their own travel experiences. 

Yesterday, Arete messaged me that they are finally back in Manila after a "super fun" Korea trip. Then, he also sent his tips and lessons from their own personal experiences, which I realized might be helpful to some of you! I asked if I can share them here on my blog. 

I already have my own "standard Korea travel 101", usual airline, usual travel agency for the visa, usual place where I withdraw my Korean Won, so basically my tips might be limiting when it comes to these things. Again, there are no right or wrong in travelling, but there are OPTIONS. And so I am sharing my friend's lessons as a guy who travelled to Korea for the first time with his wife. I hope you find them helpful! Here goes!

Many women today turn to hair extensions so that they can enhance the look of their hair, or easily achieve the style that they want without cutting their actual hair or waiting for it to grown. Choosing the right extensions takes some time on your part so you can make sure you get something just right for you. Since buying extensions is an investment, you want to do all you can to get something of the best quality, get it installed properly, and learn the best ways to take care of your hair. Here are some steps you can take to properly care for the virgin Remy hair you have purchased, and make the most of your investment by making it look great all the time.

Maintenance is Important

Since the virgin hair you purchased is unprocessed and natural human hair, it requires maintenance to make sure it stays in the best condition possible. The damage that you may cause to your extensions because of improper or lack of care is irreversible, you will end up wasting your hard-earned money on something you can no longer use. Taking the time to perform daily and regular maintenance on the hair to keep it looking the way you want it for a longer time.

I am not sure and I don't wanna know nadin how much I've already spent for fan meetings and concert tickets! When I was younger, I will save up even just for the General Admission section, for obvious reasons. Breathing the same air, seeing and hearing my idol/s in real life, albeit teeny tiny versions, was enough!

When I started earning a bit more, I now make sure to get good seats. Might not be front row, but at least makita ko clearly yung face/s niya or nila, okay na. Range of these "investments" just to see my favorites in the flesh is about Php 8000 to Php 15,000 per show. Medyo nakakalula sa totoo lang, haha! I think the most expensive that I bought is for Nam Joo Hyuk's first Manila fan meeting, not knowing he'll be coming back a 2nd and 3rd time with just Penshoppe purchases for the ticket. 😅

I learned that BlackPink is coming back to Manila this June for a Meet and Greet with Shopee Philippines. Their mechanics to get a ticket is a bit different to just lining up on ticket release dates, you have to make a purchase in their online shopping platform. 

ALL ABOUT JEONJU: How To Go, Things To Do, Where To Stay, Etc.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Travel Dates: April 24-25, 2019

This trip started early this year when I decided to celebrate my blog's 10th anniversary in Korea. As per usual, I wanted to explore another city outside of Seoul.

I remember posting a survey on Instagram, and the cities that were suggested include Gwangju, Jeongno, Pyeongchang, and of course, Jeonju. I searched these cities on the internet, and what little information I got while planning for my Daegu and Jeju trips--let's say around 1/4 lang nito ang lumabas for Gwangju, Jeongno, Jeonju, etc!

In short, kung first choice ang Seoul, and 2nd to 4th choices ang Daegu, Busan, and Jeju, asa pang 5th to 10th na halos ang Jeonju. I think this lack of information made me even more ecstatic to plan and push for this new solo travel adventure in Korea! 

Healthy Travels: Mangosteen Supplements For The On The Go

Thursday, May 16, 2019

The past weeks I've been getting health related projects for my blog. And although my main niche is travel, I said yes to these because health is everything in my line of work. Without good health, how can we enjoy our adventures?

Aside from making sure I secure a healthcare plan, I also have a set of supplements that I now take regularly. I used to only take Vitamin C, but after talking to several travel writers that I've been with on road trip assignments, I learned that ascorbic acid is not enough. I now have Vitamin B on my list, and MANGOSTEEN supplements as the latest addition.

Human Hair vs Synthetic Hair Wigs

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

If your hair feels thin or limp, or you just want to instantly change your hairstyle without cutting your hair short or without waiting for months for it to grow, then here's a very quick and easy solution: Human hair wigs

When selecting a wig, make sure to know the difference between human hair wigs and synthetic wigs. This will be a major make or break. Natural hair lace wigs are made of harvested human hair, so they look and feel like your actual hair. Meanwhile, wigs that are made of synthetic materials are made of wool, buffalo hair, or horsehair. These types of lace wigs are also made of high quality materials, but they can easily get easily damaged in high temperature.

New & Affordable Korean Beauty Products Worth Trying! (As low as Php 20!)

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

I'm always on the lookout for new beauty products to try in the market ever since I've become a fan of Korean Beauty. I think that's the fun in Kbeauty, they always have something new for us to try kaya hindi nakakasawa and it doesn't feel nakakatamad to do your skincare nightly. Plus, they will hardly break your bank, and their packaging is always too cute to resist! 

My go-to site is Althea Korea since 2016. They offer a variety of brands and products for both skincare and makeup. I am also impressed that they now have their own line! 

Maria Health: Healthcare Plans Made Easy For Freelancers

Monday, May 13, 2019

I've been working freelance all my life, and as much as I love being my own boss, working at my own pace, and developing more of my creativity--there are downsides that come in being self-employed. 

I learned a lot over the years the different adulting essentials that I do without. First is having my business registered and pay my taxes (check!). Second is having insurance investments (check!). I am now dealing with another concern that I realized is super important especially on cases when I needed to go for a check-up and have to pay full price. I am now looking into getting healthcare plans that my employed sisters automatically receive from their job!

Then I discovered Maria Health

What Is Maria Health?

Maria Health is an online one-stop-shop health platform that provides simple and easy to access healthcare to every Filipino.

Did you know that an estimate of only 5% of the Philippines’s 100 million population are medically insured because of lack of access to providers? 

Maria Health is set to solve this problem by inviting some of the country’s top providers such as Maxicare, PhilCare, and AsianLife to pool their healthcare plans ONLINE where they can reach everyone!

Aside from freelancers, Maria Health market also includes overseas workers, business owners, health enthusiasts, and mothers. 

MediCard RxER delivered just in time for Mother's Day! It's the perfect gift for mommy who is a housewife for more than a decade now. Of course, it's the best gift also to myself as a freelancer.

Here's how Maria Health website looks like! You can choose the health plan that will fit your needs, and compare coverage and prices from different providers. All in one online shop!

Maria Health has revolutionized the healthcare shopping experience by offering you the ability to pull plans beside each other and compare which fit your needs and budget best.

For comprehensive plans, you can instantly get a free unbiased proposal from experts by simply answering a few questions. The proposal contains the best possible options you can enroll yourself, your family, or your business to.

for prepaid plans, you can choose from Maria Health’s wide range of packages and bundles covering emergency care, diagnostic exams, and doctor consultations to name a few.

Best part is, they have a lot of frequently asked questions section, and a customer care hotline (email, cellphone, and chat options) all over their website. They make healthcare plans simple and understandable and accessible. Sa totoo lang, I've never been this less intimidated when it comes to healthcare adulting essentials!

Simply put, you can find and shop for a plan that fits your health needs in just a few clicks.    
Visit, and follow them on Instagram @MariaHealthPh. 

Slept In Incheon Airport's Jjimjilbang + The Untold Stories of Travel

Saturday, May 11, 2019

As much as I snap, record, and post almost every step taken in all my travels, there are still some stories that didn't find its way to social media.

The wrong climbs and getting lost in an empty park while it was raining non-stop and I only had a jacket and cap on. Or the budgeting woes, the no-dinner days, and non-stop conversion from Won to Pesos before making a purchase. Or the many times I find myself Google translating "vegetarian" to Hangul, but only ending up in a convenience store (again) where there's a sure egg-mayo sandwich or ramyeun that can pass up for a meal of the day--only to warm the tummy in a convenient way.

SBS Inkigayo Super Concert in Gwangju! (My First Kpop Concert in Korea)

Saturday, May 04, 2019

sbs super concert in gwangju

Last April 28, my 7th day in Korea, I woke up with a different beat. I was a bit more energetic, excited, and I knew this was going to be one of the highlights of this "Chasing Spring" Korea 2019 trip!

I went out of our room to our guesthouse owner cooking breakfast for us: Kimchi Pancakes! Ahhh the smell of hot food in the morning! I was the first one on the table, and had a fresh batch of what they call the kimchijeon, it tastes so so good! I think it's the best out there!

I went out early and it was raining. I had to drop by a convenience store just to get a clear plastic umbrella at around Php 220. Kahit nag kukuripot ako, it turned out to be a good decision as I was able to maximize it when I lined up outdoors for the ticket exchange and it was raining really hard.