Was the Coke Studio homecoming event last night a disaster? I was not invited to the event but most of my lifestyle blogger friends were. My newsfeed last night till this morning was all about it. Some were ranting about how they were inconvenienced about the event cancellation while most were thankful and fully understood … Continue reading WAS THE COKE STUDIO HOMECOMING EVENT LAST NIGHT A DISASTER?
Boracay, the country's prime jewel, has finally reopened on October 26, 2018 for tourism after six months of rehabilitation. Fortunately, I got the opportunity to visit Boracay on its reopening day. Click here for my blog entry regarding Boracay closure. https://youtu.be/B5u1A8iqu1k Thanks to my good old friend Jen for tagging me along. We were billeted … Continue reading BORACAY REOPENS AFTER SIX MONTHS & HERE ARE THE DO’s & DON’Ts
Have you been meaning to visit the world's number one island paradise Boracay after its reopening last October 26, 2018? Then, here is your chance! Thanks to AirAsia, the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline.
Batanes is an island group province located at the northernmost tip of the Philippines. Undeniably, Batanes is one of the most sought after places to visit in the Philippines because of its mystifying beauty. In fact, Batanes is the only province in the country that is protected in its entirety, both landscapes and seascapes and … Continue reading MY FAVORITE BED AND BREAKFAST IN BATANES
If you just can't wait to have that elusive vacation but do not have the time and budget to go out of town whether alone or with family and friends, then the Selah Garden Hotel in Pasay City could be your best option. My brother was here two weeks ago on a short nine-day vacation. … Continue reading SELAH GARDEN HOTEL | ONE OF MY BEST CHOICES FOR STAYCATION IN METRO MANILA
Carabao Island has a lot of potential in becoming one of the best islands in the country. Its sheer beauty, i.e. clear waters and amazing landscape, is enough to capture one's fancy.
Here is how I lost my drone in Batanes. https://www.facebook.com/joeljawsandrada/videos/1859039607510073/ For better definition, watch it on youtube here: https://youtu.be/JbVfGCgHQgo I went to Batanes to cover the wonderful and amazing tourist spots. I went to Vayang Rolling Hills and took off. My first attempt failed as I chickened out and decided to land as soon as … Continue reading MY DRONE FLEW AWAY IN BATANES
WATCH and let me take you to some of the amazing spots in #SIARGAO #RoamingRoomies #dronescapades. https://youtu.be/_U-oZA6ZuF4 https://www.facebook.com/joeljawsandrada/videos/1873196816070307/ It was a short last minute summer getaway. I intended it to be a #solotravel to Siargao. Coincidentally, my best buddy Jeff, who I have known more than half of my life and is now based in Paris, … Continue reading ROAMING ROOMIES EXPLORE SIARGAO, SURFING CAPITAL OF THE PHILIPPINES
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1919758224709608&set=a.292413750777405.78604.100000263479267&type=3&theater Almost every three months, my Dubai-based brother and I would spend quality time together by visiting a destination that we have not yet been to. #BROSontheROAD. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1915190668499697&set=pb.100000263479267.-2207520000.1530677743.&type=3&theater Last April 2018, we went to San Juan, La Union with our mom and aunt who both opted to stay in the hotel room most of the … Continue reading TREKKING, CLIFF JUMPING & SWIMMING IN TANGADAN FALLS, SAN GABRIEL, LA UNION
When I visited Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in January this year, I missed Batu Caves. Batu Caves is one of the most popular Hindu Shrines outside India. It is located in the northern part of Kuala Lumpur. I already paid for the day tour online while in Manila. A city tour was scheduled in the morning … Continue reading HOW TO GET TO BATU CAVES, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
Revisit Batangas and experience it like no other. Watch the vlog below. Full blog to be posted soon. 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/joeljawsandrada/videos/1781075981949058/ Watch it on my youtube channel here: https://youtu.be/VtOm-BUhVHw
The newest standalone restaurant of Above Sea Level is now open! Last May 4, 2018, I had the opportunity to enjoy a sumptuous seafood lunch when I attended the Bloggers Conference held by Above Sea Level to celebrate the opening of its newest yet standalone restaurant at 120 Maginhawa Street, UP Teachers Village, Diliman, Quezon … Continue reading NEWEST ABOVE SEA LEVEL STAND ALONE RESTAURANT OPENS IN TEACHERS VILLAGE MAGINHAWA
Last Friday the 13th of April, I traveled to a place so serene just three hours away from Metro Manila. It was the first time after a long while that I fell asleep to the sound of crickets Villa Elma Farm Resort and woke up to the sound of chirping birds. Watch my latest vlog … Continue reading TOTAL NATURE TRIPPING AT VILLA ELMA, LUCBAN, QUEZON feat MT. BANAHAW & KAMAY NI HESUS
After booking a budget ticket to Jakarta via Air Asia, I thought that the next best thing to do was to book a hotel that would be easy on the pocket as well. I was going to Jakarta to attend two meetings. The venue of the first meeting was located at the client's office in … Continue reading SERIOUSLY? 3-NIGHT STAY IN JAKARTA AT ZENROOMS SCBD FOR LESS THAN P2000!
Mindanao, the second biggest land mass of the Philippine archipelago of more than 7,100 islands, has always fascinated me. Personally, I think that Mindanao has not been given all these years the amount of attention it rightfully deserves. To many, Mindanao still remains a big mystery. Most of the news we got about Mindanao were about insurgency and war-torn places. But those are all in the past I believe.
Who Am I? I have been a marketer for as long as I can remember, handling both pharmaceutical and consumer brands locally and across Asia Pacific as a Regional Brand Manager. I used to handle anti-hypertensive, anti-cholesterol and specialty products. I crossed over to Consumer Marketing to handle Cherifer, the Philippines' number one multivitamin brand. … Continue reading FIRST CONSUMER INSIGHTING & STORYTELLING CONFERENCE 2018 LAUNCHES APRIL
Lazada's flash sale of the Xiaomi Redmi 5A was a success selling out the available stocks today in less than 1 hour! The Redmi 5A was such a hit with its flash sale price of only P4,390. Featuring a Snapdragon 425 64-bit quad-core processor, 16GB of ROM expandable to 128GB, a 2GB RAM and a … Continue reading LAZADA’S REDMI 5A FLASH SALE: SOLD OUT IN LESS THAN 1 HOUR!
By Hyacinth Uri Your best trip ever starts with TravelBook.ph's Destination: PH! TravelBook.ph, one of the country's leading online travel agencies, will be having its first travel fair entitled "Destination: PH" from March 16 to 18, 2018, at the 4th Floor, Activity Center, Century City Mall in Makati. As part of TravelBook.ph's objective to promote … Continue reading TRAVELBOOK.PH LAUNCHES FIRST TRAVEL FAIR ENTITLED DESTINATION: PH
Hubsan Intelligent Co., Ltd is a major manufacturer of remote-controlled drones from Shenzhen, China. They have over 20 different kinds of quadcopters or a helicopter that is lifted and propelled by four rotors. In the fourth quarter of 2017, a new Hubsan quadcopter in the USA and Europe was launched, the HUBSAN H122D X4 Storm. … Continue reading HUBSAN H122D X4 STORM | A BEGINNER’S DRONE
Are you looking for a place for that much awaited family outing, couple getaway or team building? Well, Olivia's The Coffee Estate might be a good choice for you. The Coffee Estate is located in the Coffee Capital of the Philippines, Amadeo, Cavite. Five minutes away from Tagaytay. Here is what I like about The … Continue reading OLIVIA’S THE COFFEE ESTATE
Last month, I visited Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to attend a meeting with a prospective client. Aside from blogging, I do marketing and business development consultancy work for a number of multinational companies. After confirming the meeting dates with the client, I immediately contacted my fellow travel blogger Erica Poyauan to help me find a decent … Continue reading PULLMAN KL BANGSAR HOTEL IS NOT JUST A BUSINESS HOTEL
Verdict: EAT! If you are into authentic Japanese cuisine, then you have to try Nobu Restaurant located at the Level 1 of Nobu South Tower, City of Dreams Manila, Aseana Boulevard corner Macapagal Avenue Brgy.Tambo, Paranaque City. They serve Nobu-unique modern Japanese dishes fused with Peruvian influences. On February 21, 2018, I had the most wonderful … Continue reading EAT OR EEK? | NOBU MANILA’S SEVEN-COURSE MEAL
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The most sophisticated travellers set their eyes on the most luxurious destinations and covet only the most premium experiences and amenities: a relaxing cruise in St. Tropez, a ski trip in Zermatt, Switzerland or a weekend beach trip in the Bahamas. When it comes to their preferred travel luggage, the most privileged clienteles … Continue reading TRAVEL | Bric’s Bellagio Collection: The Harmony of Fashion and Function
For the past 65 years in the business, Bric’s has become a catalyst in enriching the travel experience with its long standing territorial roots and passion in producing fine craftsmanship and manufacturing – as well as attention to detail which has been the centerpiece of Bric’s. Bric’s success is founded in its quest to continuously … Continue reading TRAVEL | Bric’s Celebrates 65 Years of Timeless Italian Travel Bag Design and Exemplary Craftsmanship
This is part one of my travel vlog about my recent visit to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to have a quick meeting and, of course, to see, taste and feel what Kuala Lumpur has to offer. The last time I visited Kuala Lumpur was in 2016 to attend a major meeting of the company that I … Continue reading EAT OR EEK? | MALAYSIA’S LIQALIC FRUIT POPSICLES BY M FRUITS
Have you ever imagined staying in an island exclusively for you and your loved ones? Do you want to experience the luxury of having your own paradise for free? Well, GetGo members are up for the grandest reward of their lives yet with GetGo’s Exclusive Island Escape promo. Three lucky GetGo members can have a … Continue reading TRAVEL | Experience an exclusive paradise vacation like no other with GetGo’s promo
Here is a short video featuring my visit to the Las Pinas Paranaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area or LPPCHEA during the media familiarization tour initiated by the Department Of Tourism last January 30, 2018. https://youtu.be/GutPgUTNZYQ LPPCHEA is a 175-hectare secluded area off Manila Bay. It comprises two islands: Long Island and Freedom Island. LPPCHEA … Continue reading TRAVEL | MY VISIT TO LPPCHEA – LAS PINAS PARANAQUE CRITICAL HABITAT ECOTOURISM AREA
What comes to mind when you hear the word Malabon? Quite honestly, aside from the famous Pancit Malabon, to me and I think to most people I know, Malabon is that city sandwiched between Navotas and Caloocan. I forget that Malabon holds a rich history... that it is a city where there is so much … Continue reading TRAVEL | MALABON’S FAITH, FOOD, FILIPINO HERITAGE & TRICYCLE TOURS