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The Circle Hostel – Budget Surf Trip in Zambales

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Featured, Philippines, Pilipinas, Surfing, Travel

  My name is Hannah Villasis, and I am addicted to surfing.  Check all of my surfing blog posts here. picture by Philippe Villareal and Cheryl of LittleRunningTeacher.com There was a time when I would surf every week for 3 months.  All my savings went to surf trips.  It was a whole lot of fun… I WAS BROKE haha!  I do sound like a legit addict.  I got busy though and I had to forego...

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Living Smart, Living Comfortable, It’s Your Home

Posted by on Dec 4, 2012 in Life, Personal, Philippines, Pilipinas

Lately, I’ve been so frustrated at Manila traffic. I just went home to Bacolod a couple of months back to witness a very busy festival (Masskara), and yet driving there amidst the number of tourists and the lively festivities didn’t let me get caught in heavy traffic. Coming back to Manila, I experienced the worst traffic situation ever. It’s already the holiday season and...

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Philippine Holidays 2013 and Long Weekends

Posted by on Sep 5, 2012 in Philippines, Pilipinas, Travel

  It’s about time to plan your vacation early once again!  Book you flights and accommodations!   Regular Holidays January 1     New Year’s Day March 28     Maundy Thursday March 29     Good Friday April 9      Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) May 1         Labor Day June 12        Independence Day August 26     National Heroes’ Day November 30     Bonifacio Day December 25   ...

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Lady Gaga Monster Ball Live in Manila 2012 – A Rather Emotional Gaga

Posted by on May 22, 2012 in Art & Photography, Celebrities, Entertainment and Lifestyle, Events, Fashion, Featured, Music, Pilipinas

“I’m not a creature of your government, Manila.” – Lady Gaga The very controversial Monster Ball concert still pushed through despite protests.  I am one of those who went to watch the spectacular production that Lady Gaga and the crew has prepared.  IT DID NOT DISSAPOINT!  The SM Mall of Asia Arena used for the first time to house the Lady Gaga Monster Ball concert. I...

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Lady Gaga The Born This Way Ball! It’s #SmartLadyGaga Day

Posted by on May 21, 2012 in Celebrities, Entertainment and Lifestyle, Events, Music, Pilipinas, Uncategorized

Are you watching Lady Gaga concert tonight May 21 and tomorrow May 22? It’s going to be one big party! See you!   Ticket Prices: PATRON Standing – P15,840 LOWER BOX Reserved Seats – P11,620 UPPER BOX (Reserved Seating) – P5,280 GENERAL ADMISSION (Free Seating) – P2,120 For ticket info, call 470-2222 or contact Ovation Productions at 532-8883. Purchase online at...

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Meeting the President of the Philippines

Posted by on Mar 4, 2012 in Featured, Movies & TV, Philippines, Pilipinas

It was my first time inside the Malacanang Palace 🙂 Thanks to our friends from Nat Geo, Agatep and the President of course for inviting us into the Palace! photo by Erwin Nolido   Jeman, myself and Rod with Caster, the Food Taster. photo by Erwin Nolido   Caster’s job is very interesting.  He is trained here and abroad of different toxins and poisons that can be found on food.  His...

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Inside Malacañang a National Geographic Channel Special

Posted by on Mar 1, 2012 in Celebrities, Entertainment and Lifestyle, Events, Featured, Movies & TV, Philippines, Pilipinas

One of the perks of being a blogger, is you get to have dinner (sort-of) with the President of the Philippines!  Nat Geo and our friends from Agatep invited us over at the Malacanang Palace for the first screening of Inside Malacañang.  It’s a National Geographic special that takes you to an exclusive guided tour inside the official residence of our country’s president. The Malacañang...

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Panagbenga Flower Festival Baguio City

Posted by on Feb 26, 2012 in Philippines, Pilipinas, Travel

I’m in Baguio for work and what a fun work it is, I get to cover festivals and fun happnenings!  It has been a while since I’ve been to Baguio and it was my first time to witness the Panagbenga festival. My last trip to Baguio was for Vaseline Road Trip.  Check out my blog then, we did so much in one day! Anyway, here’s our float for TV5!  I loooooove our float! It has 10...

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Tretorn Nylite and Panagbenga Baguio Flower Festival

Posted by on Feb 25, 2012 in Philippines, Pilipinas, Style Flair

Ohai from Baguio City! I packed for a 20 degree weather. But it plunged down to 14 degrees! I am so not prepared for the cold. This is a working trip and I’ll be covering Panagbena, Baguio’s flower festival, for my network 🙂 I’m so excited, but it means there will be a lot of walking around the hilly parts of Baguio so I brought my Tretorn Nylites. Comfortable closed shoes. I...

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Philippine Holidays 2012 – Plan Your Vacation Ahead

Posted by on Dec 13, 2011 in Announcements, Featured, Philippines, Pilipinas, Travel

Hello travel-hungry folks!  Work is work, but when there are holidays, it’s time to travel!  Plan your leaves and vacations early and base it on the Philippine Holidays 2012 Calendar below : Check out my friends and partner’s holiday deals from time to time: AdvenTours from AirPhil Express. You can also visit their Facebook page for any questions. Buyanihan deals for  Holiday,...

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Five ways to pay tribute to Jose Rizal using your BlackBerry

Posted by on Jun 15, 2011 in Pilipinas, Tech Chic

As the country commemorates Dr. Jose Rizal’s 150th birthday on June 19, BlackBerry smartphone users can take advantage of free and paid apps available from BlackBerry App World to celebrate his life and contribution to our freedom and national identity.  Here are five ideas on how you can personalize your BlackBerry to show some Philippine pride and pay tribute to our national hero.  Simply...

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This Song and Bacolod

Posted by on Apr 8, 2011 in Music, Pilipinas, Travel

On a random day, I usually listen to some random music on some random radio station. If I like it, I take note of the lyrics and Google the title and find it on YouTube. On another random day, I found myself in my hometown – Bacolod. I’m back in Manila and I thought that this song below explains TOTALLY how I felt when I went home in Bacolod. (It’s kind of deep and subliminal...

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First Time in Palawan, Flower Island

Posted by on Mar 27, 2011 in Advocacy, Art & Photography, Career, Featured, Palawan, Philippines, Pilipinas, Travel

I must say, I am so reluctant to admit that at my 25 years of being here in the Philippines, I haven’t been to one of the most beautiful places in my home country – Palawan. I have heard the many good things people say about this place but sadly, some sad events happened too that I shared with you here. Apart from that, cyanide and dynamite fishing were very rampant, killing our...

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The First Philippine Dive Seafari

Posted by on Mar 21, 2011 in Art & Photography, Philippines, Pilipinas, Travel

*photo credits to dkeats under creative commons license. The 7,107 islands of the Philippines sit on what some consider the “center of global marine biodiversity”, and more dive enthusiasts are catching on. With its abundance of wildlife, the Philippines is a biodiversity hotspot in its entirety, one of only a few countries in the world with such distinction. It is also one of six whose...

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Posted by on Mar 10, 2011 in Food, Philippines, Pilipinas

So I was strolling around Robinson’s Ermita when I passed by a food stall selling Green Mango with Bagoong! Where have you been all my life!  I always buy unripe mango and bagoong on side street vendors but it always worries me of how clean they were...

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Thunderbird Resort Binangonan Rizal Event Center

Posted by on Feb 22, 2011 in Art & Photography, Business & Finance, Celebrities, Entertainment and Lifestyle, Events, Featured, Gaming, Manila, Philippines, Pilipinas

Last Friday, I got invited to the launch of Thunderbird Resort’s Event Center in Binangonan Rizal.  I had fun being on the bus to and fro the venue for 2 hours with other bloggers.  We had to travel about 2 hours to Thunderbird Resort Rizal (traffic) and 1 hour heading back to Manila (no traffic). I walked around the resort with other bloggers.  I love their infinity pool.  This shot...

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April Boy and JC Regino New Music Video

Posted by on Nov 19, 2010 in Announcements, Celebrities, Entertainment and Lifestyle, Featured, Movies & TV, Music, Pilipinas

April Boy Regino, the “idol” of the people, made his name immortal in the Filipino music industry with his trademark lyrical dance moves.  He went MIA for a while, but now, he’s back with a new single with son JC Regino.  The song “Di Nako Iibig Pang Muli” has been on the top list of radio stations’ countdowns and now, the official music video for the single is out Yours truly is...

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Pilipinas Kay Ganda – The Philippines’ New Brand

Posted by on Nov 16, 2010 in Featured, Philippines, Pilipinas, Travel

Last night, I attended DOT’s launch of the Philippines’ new brand.  It sparked debates here and there, people not liking it generally.  And while most people are already pointing out what they don’t like about the new brand, let’s balance it out by enumerating the things I like about our new brand. I love the fun and playful logo!  It is very catchy and it drives attention to...

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Inside the Belle De Jour Planner 2011

Posted by on Nov 5, 2010 in Education, Featured, Pilipinas

I have been receiving comments from people asking me about the new Belle De Jour Planner 2011.  Friends want to know what’s inside the new Belle De Jour Power Planner 2011. I’m telling you straight-on… They keep on making better and better planners!  and HELL YEAH!!! Belle de Jour Planner still rocks!  I love the new and better paper they use, the new design and the new stuff they added...

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ACER Android Smartphones Launch

Posted by on Oct 24, 2010 in Events, Pilipinas, Tech Chic

ACER just launched their latest Android Smartphones in Manila at Icon Club at Hotel Intercontinental last October 22, 2010.  They also introduced to the public their new endorser Derek Ramsay.  ACER believed that their laptop brands were made for mobility and so, they took the next step.  They launched a line of 4 smartphones which you will see below But first, check out this video interview...

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