My Favorite Childhood Board Games

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

What are your favorite games from childhood?

I have a lot of good memories playing local games like patintero and piko (similar to tag and hopscotch, respectively) in school with my classmates, and even computer games such as Super Mario and Donkey Kong at home with my sisters. We had a very well-balanced school and play life! 😄

Roadtrip + Glamping in Batangas, Planning for Autumn trips

Friday, August 26, 2022

Last month, my friends and I went on a long overdue road trip to Batangas. We saw this dome glamping area last year, and had booked it around December of 2021, but a lot of things happened in between and we only got to use our accommodation this summer. Ashley told us she'll cover for the rental fee as her late birthday celebration, yey! Thanks Ash and Jus!

Modernist Magic with Max Mara

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Max Mara pays homage to a creative polymath whose oeuvre was overlooked for decades, and is now rediscovered. Architect, dancer, textile designer, painter and sculptor, Sophie  Taeuber-Arp  was  that  rare thing; a modernist who invested even the most everyday objects with a sense of magic and mystery.

Bella Hadid in Max Mara 

The best one-stop shop for all your ‘feels’ with maraming deals

Sunday, August 21, 2022

The solution to all your where-and-what-to-eat woes is finally here

Love LOVITO | Lovito Brand Spotlight Day on Shopee!

Thursday, August 18, 2022

I've been buying more clothes on Shopee for the past months. I love that shops are now catering to plus sizes like me, offering trendier clothes at bigger sizes. Plus points that their price range is also more affordable!

Sharing another brand that you can buy from Shopee: LOVITO! I've been seeing Youtubers and Tiktokers do try-on hauls from this brand. If you want to try LOVITO too, today is the day! You can enjoy up to 70% off this August 18 for the Lovito Brand Spotlight Day on Shopee!

Fly and Live Anywhere for 30 days in the Philippines with Airbnb & AirAsia

Friday, August 12, 2022

Ever dreamt of a long leisurely getaway to live and work from anywhere, or simply enjoy the vacation of a lifetime? For the first time ever, Airbnb and AirAsia Philippines are teaming up to offer one Filipino (and up to 3 companions) the ultimate dream adventure to Fly & Live Anywhere in the Philippines for 30 consecutive days.

Do you want to live in a vintage airstream suite in Batangas for a month?

Where To Stay In Coron: TAG Resort Experience

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Can't believe it has been 6 years since I last visited the island of Coron. But since then, every time I get asked about my favorite beach, it is always Palawan that's my top of mind. I always have fond memories in this beautiful island, from its less crowded beaches, dramatic sunsets, to crystal clear turquoise water. I was so excited to go back for the third time!

For this trip, our group stayed at the new Coron accommodation TAG Resort (established just last March 2021). Conveniently located in Sitio Dipulao, just about 20 minutes away from the airport, TAG Resort Coron is said to be the biggest 4-star hotel and leisure complex in the island. 

A huge swimming pool will greet you upon entering TAG Resort

Loving the Balinese, rustic design of the place

Bantayog ng Tagbanwa Monument + Tree of Light by Mindanao artist Kublai Millan

Make sure to spend a day to just explore and chill in this resort

In love with TAG Resort!

TAG Resort has a total of 112 rooms and suites, and they have their own swimming pool, bar, restaurant, coffee shop, and convenience store in the complex. The place is very lively and colorful, a beautiful contrast from our rainy arrival.

Forever summer in this side of Coron: The super colorful main lobby of TAG Resort

Talakayan, TAG Resort's conference room. They also have a ballroom for bigger functions called Tanghalan

Tanaw, an open-air pavilion for outdoor events

Coron Travel Requirements:
As of August 2022

Traveling to Coron was a breeze compared to my other local flights the past months. We traveled from Manila to Busuanga via Philippine Airlines. Here are the current requirements, but make sure to check for any updates before your trip!

• All fully Vaccinated Tourists and foreigners are allowed. 

• Minors (11 years old and below) are allowed as long as they are accompanied by fully vaccinated parents or legal guardian.  

For Fully Vaccinated Tourists: 
For 12 years old and above 
• ID 
• Vaccination Card 
• Proof of booking to a DOT accredited accommodation.(Upon entry at Busuanga Airport)

For Partial or Non-Vaccinated Tourists: 
For 12 years old and above 
• ID 
• RT-PCR negative test done at DOH-licensed laboratory taken 72 hours prior to travel

My Room in TAG Resort:

TAG Resort has 5 room types, from superior room with garden view, standard room, to deluxe duplex suites. You can check room photos and other details of that here, or their Agoda listing for the price.

I was assigned to Tadhana H (Currently at Php 7900+/night in Agoda), one of TAG Resort's beautiful deluxe duplex suite that has a pool access! The highlight of this casita is it has its own sunning deck and semi private pool area where you can just chill with friends or have your me-time. I was neighbors with Paxie, so we even accessed each other's rooms through the pool area, hehe. 

Sleep was also very, very comfortable in Tadhana H, with the king-sized bed, soft sheets, and the bed weather. Room is also very spacious, clean, and complete. I had enough space for my things, and enjoyed staying in with my hot cup of coffee from the room's coffee capsule machine.

Welcome to my casita! 

Space inside the room was well-maximized

Bathroom is huge! There are two marble sinks in between, separating the shower to the toilet area.

There's a sliding door from the shower area leading straight to the pool! How cool, noh!
They also use refillable bottles for their shampoo and body wash.

Everything's neat and bright

Things To Do In Coron:

After all the food trip and swimming in TAG Resort, make sure to avail a Coron island hopping tour. TAG Resort partnered with Bathala Travel and Tours to provide individual and group tours for their guests. We availed the Coron Super Ultimate Tour, which included Kayangan Lake, Barracuda Lake, Twin Lagoons, Atuayan Beach, Coral Garden, Skeleton Wreck, and CYC Beach. 

Super convenient, and even with the weather conditions, the tour went well and was super fun and safe for everybody!

The TAG Resort van that transported us to and from the airport and our tours.

Swimming with Denise and Pax at the Twin Lagoon

Weather app said that it will rain the whole day, so thankful we had a few hours of sun to enjoy Coron!
Second photo was in Maquinit Hot Spring, peak tita moment! Perf way to relaaax after a day of swimming and hiking.

Coron tour packages and rentals with rates. [please click photo to enlarge]

What I Like About Tag Resort:

1. Accessibility! TAG Resort is conveniently located just 20 minutes away from the airport. 

The resort is also close to Palawan tourist attractions like the Puerto Princesa Underground River, Dicanituan Beach, Bali Beach and CYC Beach, as well as Mount Dipulao, Dipulao Mangrove Forest and Dipulao Cove. 

For food and shopping, TAG Resort is near Lolo Nonoy's Food station, Coron Village Bar and Resto, Fika Indulgence, Coron Shopping Building, and Makulit Shop.

2. Completeness! TAG Resort has their own on-site restaurant, cafe, bar, and convenience store, so no need to go out for essentials. They even have their own tours, as mentioned earlier.

Pizza party for our last lunch in TAG Resort

They serve different cuisines, from Filipino to international.

To avoid food waste, breakfast is ala carte during off-peak season, and buffet style during full-house.

Proper distancing at the Buntag Restaurant

Mopya is Coron's biggest convenience store, located in the resort's commercial strip.

We bought snacks and drinks here for midnight snacking, GCash is available.

Spotted a BTS pouch, hehehe.

Taza Cafe for you caffeine fix.

Tagay - poolside bar

3. Spacious! From the lobby to the rooms, to the restaurants and the pool-- the whole TAG Resort is HUGE!

4. Just a small detail, but very helpful is that they use just one Wi-Fi password for the whole property. It made our stay more convenient especially since my work is all online. Perfect for those doing remote work, too.

5. They showcase Filipino Craftsmanship! The lobby is very warm and welcoming, decorated with local artists' furniture and decors. I love businesses that support local! 

Here are some of the featured artists: 

- Kublai Millan artworks and oil paintings, bakawan-inspired lobby chandelier, and Bantayog ng Tagbanwa Monument

- JUNK NOT! lobby chairs made from recycled plastic food containers and tetra packaging

- Cebu's H&H Furnishing Corporation wicker swings, couches, chaise lounges

- Romblon Marble Craftsmen created their marble countertops and bathroom sinks

- Mandaue Weavers created some of their lobby chairs and furniture

- Pampanga Weavers for the resort's basket ceiling lamps

6. Green Initiative. TAG Resort is proud of their socially responsible practices in order to run their resort in a sustainable and earth-friendly way. Here are some of them:

- Using sustainable ingredients in the kitchen, from local communities and their own organic garden and livestock farm

- Composting and recycling. TAG Resort is aware that there are tons of waste in running an accommodation, so they make sure that they properly discard all their trash by creating compost out of kitchen waste and coffee grounds, and segregating other disposals.

- Encouraging their guests to reuse of towels and sheets, and not change daily to save water and soap

- Using refillable bottles for in-room drinking water, as well as for the shampoo, body wash, etc.

- Use of bamboo straws for their drinks

Looking back at the photos made me miss our vacation in TAG Resort. I badly want my watermelon shake (in cute tiki ceramic mug, no less), and swim in our private pool! I hope it won't take me another 6 years to go back!

Our last night in the resort was spent in Tagay where we enjoyed their own Tag white wine, some pikas and chikas, and a crazyyy fire dance show: 

A big thank you to TAG Resort, to Happy Consultants Denise and Dana, and to new and old friends for making this trip so extra! 사랑해!

TAG Resort & Leisure Complex

National Highway in Sitio Dipulao, Brgy. Poblacion 6, Coron, Palawan

Reservations desk: 0999-891-8969 or 0927-207-9056

For more information, visit: 

TAG Resort's website: 



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Smart Launches New Partnership with Animated BTS Characters TinyTAN

Monday, August 08, 2022

The BTS-inspired characters will be available as special licensed products with 5G-ready SIM packs and load cards under the Smart TinyTAN Edition

Cebu Pacific Unveils GR8 8.8 Seat Sale!

Cebu Pacific (CEB), the Philippines' leading airline, unveils its special seat sale for both domestic and international destinations.