Tagaytay Highlands: Ideal Place for a Weekend Staycation (and Future Home!)

Friday, June 28, 2024

Working in front of my computer or phone for more than half of each day made me appreciate nature trips more. It's such a luxury to just go outside, take a walk while enjoying the greenery and fresh air.  

A few weekends ago, I was invited to an overnight stay at Tagaytay Highlands to experience what it's like to have a home so close to nature, without hours and hours of travel time. As they describe their property:

"Tagaytay Highlands is home to The Highlands, The Midlands and The Greenlands, Tagaytay Highlands is a network of exclusive, themed residential communities that’s complemented by Asia’s most exciting golf courses, a selection of restaurants and a variety of leisure activities, all set amidst the stunning views of majestic Taal Lake and the lush, cool mountains."

In my 8 years of loving Kdramas, I realized that my Fan Girling Love Language is buying merch. Official, unofficial, you name it. I express how much I love a show by buying things that remind me of its amazing storyline and characters. 

My recent "haul" is from the Kdrama Lovely Runner starring Byeon Woo-seok as Ryu Sun-jae and Kim Hye-yoon as Im Sol. I am so IN LOVE with this Kdrama. Episode 1 palang, it had an impact na on me especially as a fan girl. I realized how much you can "stan" a group even though it means not seeing them live because adulting gets in the way. Grabe, she has to go to a job opportunity! I like how she prioritized that, sobrang responsible fan girling! Then even though she lost her ticket on the way back to the venue, she still stayed outside, very Patron Saint of Team Labas.. And then waved her light stick up in the air, hand on her heart. Huhu! I felt that.

Key takeaway: Not seeing your faves does not mean you're less of a fan. 

But anyway, sharing some of the merch I got for my "Lovely Runner Era". :) Again, just a reminder that not having all the merch does not make you less of a fan, too! :) Enjoy lang, and no to toxic fan girling!


Bloggers United (BU) is back and bigger than ever! We are thrilled to announce the #BU20 Content Creators Bazaar, happening on July 14, 2024, Sunday, at SM Megamall Megatrade Halls 2-3. With SMX as our event partner, this Y2K themed event promises an exciting, fun and nostalgic experience, as we bring together your favorite content creators for a day of shopping, fun, and unforgettable interactions.

For tickets giveaway, please visit my Instagram @anagon!

BingoPlus Foundation, Arena Plus join Pride celebration

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Extends support to bolster HIV testing, co-presents the pioneering RunRio Pride Run


In solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community this Pride Month, BingoPlus Foundationthe social development arm of digital entertainment company Digiplus Interactivehas partnered with Love Yourself PHa volunteer-run organization that provides free HIV and STI testing, counselling, treatment, and supportto further raise awareness about HIV and empower more people to check their health status. 

Calvin June Sintoy, Head for External Partnerships of Love Yourself PH, receives a half-million grant from Angela Camins-Wieneke, Executive Director of BingoPlusFoundation, to mark a sustained partnership in promoting HIV awareness and support programs. Joining them are Grace Magno, SM Supermalls Vice President for Corporate Marketing and Coach Rio Dela Cruz, Run Rio President and CEO.

BingoPlus Foundation conducts flu vaccination, supports Palarong Pambarangay in Rizal

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

 Health and wellness important during the rainy season 

In the Philippines, rainy season is flu season. As PAGASA (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration) officially declared the start of the wet season in the country, the Department of Health (DOH), on the other hand, is monitoring cases of influenza-like illnesses, as it may increase during this period.

While flu-like illnesses may be on the rise due to the rainy season, getting vaccinated helps multiply the fun by providing Filipinos with healthier days ahead.

Since its launched last October 2023 in the Philippines, Y.O.U Radiance Glow Series has been receiving positive feedback and reviews from consumers both online and offline. By understanding and formulating products suited for the unique requirements of Asian skin Y.O.U Beauty created this skincare series for those with oily, combination, and sensitive skin. Developed together with R&D expert Tadahiro Shimada, a former R&D Director of Shiseido Global, we continue to expand this series by adding Radiance Glow Advanced Eye Serum to the set and a limited edition Sakura packaging for your all-time favorite Radiance Glow Illuminating Serum. 

Kim Soo Hyun for YOU Beauty

How Airlines Respond to In-Flight Medical Emergencies

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Flying is often associated with the excitement of exploring new destinations, reuniting with loved ones, or embarking on adventures. However, amidst the joys of air travel, unforeseen challenges can arise, including in-flight medical emergencies. While such incidents are relatively rare, they can be significantly more challenging to manage due to the aircraft’s confined space and limited resources on board. Fortunately, many airlines have various safety protocols and procedures in place to ensure that they’re prepared for any medical crises.

From K-Drama Concerts to Webtoon Exhibits: Discover KCC’s Summer Lineup

Monday, June 10, 2024

It's a weekly affair at the KCC!  

The Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC) is excited to announce a series of vibrant K-culture events lined up for June and July. From traditional performances and webtoon exhibits to K-drama concerts and K-pop festivities, there’s something for every K-culture enthusiast. Here’s a detailed look at what’s in store:

Korea Festival in Cebu  

Join us for the Cebu leg of the "K-Culture Next Door: 2024 Korean Festival" on June 15 and 16. The festival kicks off with an opening ceremony at 2 PM at the Sky Hall, with festivities running from 10 AM to 8 PM at the Mountain Wing Atrium. Immerse yourself in a blend of traditional and contemporary Korean experiences and performances—all for free! 

Cebu Pacific, Singapore Tourism Board Sign MOU, Promote ‘Fly, Stay, Cruise’

Friday, June 07, 2024

Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), the Philippines’ leading airline, has strengthened its partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) to create more opportunities for travelers to the Lion City.

One of my Singapore trips with friends! That time, we stayed in different backpackers inn, watched a concert, and tried so many of Singapore's vibrant local cafes

Amaia Steps Pasig nears completion with topping off ceremony of Clara Building

Wednesday, June 05, 2024

Amaia Steps Pasig recently held the topping off ceremony of the Clara Building, its fourth residential mid-rise in the complex, bringing the contemporary development closer to aspiring condo dwellers looking to settle down in the heart of Pasig City.

Amaia VIPs attend Amaia Steps Pasig Clara Building topping off ceremony. (L-R Jemelyn Manongsong, CSG GEO Head; Jasmin Espiritu, MetroSouth Inhs GEO Head; Jeanette Saturnino, MRT Head; Ramon Quiaoit, MDC Operations Head; Deedin Benig-Alulod, North Manila Project Development Manager)

Last weekend, I went to Tagaytay with other content creators to join the Let’s Go Renewable 101 event and learn more about solar-powered, sustainable energy in the Philippines. 

This event brought together key stakeholders, experts, and advocates at the Containers by Eco Hotel to discuss the vital role of solar energy in achieving an affordable, locally available, and clean energy-powered future for Filipinos

With the growing urgency to address climate change and the need for energy independence, the gathering served as a crucial platform to inspire and encourage Filipinos to explore the benefits and possibilities of solar energy and to foster a greener, more equitable, and resilient energy sector. 

The two-day event featured engaging presentations and discussions that showcased the practical advantages and transformative potential of solar power for homes and businesses. 

With fellow workshop attendees and our commitment board, to showcase our commitment to advocating for a more sustainable future for Filipinos: