Going to South Korea? Here are my visa-application survival tips

Back in 2012, I went to South Korea by accident. I was helping my sister work on her visa requirements when her friend had to stay in Manila due to family concerns. Since I already knew the drill and because I don't want my sister to travel on her own, I decided to submit their … Continue reading Going to South Korea? Here are my visa-application survival tips

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GCash: PH’s mobile wallet of choice commits to 365,000 new trees in one year

GCash has already cemented itself as THE mobile wallet of choice in the Philippines. Constantly innovating, constantly providing new features that kept its loyal clientele and its competitors on its toes. For their latest innovation, GCash goes beyond providing financial solutions, introducing an exciting “green” feature on the app called GCash Forest, which lets subscribers … Continue reading GCash: PH’s mobile wallet of choice commits to 365,000 new trees in one year

Stoppin’ the world and melting all the stress away at Hotel Jen Manila

Yes, GenXrs of the world, the title is a Modern English reference - a telling example of how Tita I already am  These are two of the things that make me happy: traveling, or if the budget will not permit, a nice, relaxing staycation in a hotel in Manila. When I was a bit younger, … Continue reading Stoppin’ the world and melting all the stress away at Hotel Jen Manila

Innovation meets creativity with the new Oppo Reno Series

In a highly-anticipated launch celebrated by Filipino creatives, trendsetters and tastemakers, OPPO Philippines officially introduced to the market their Reno series - comprised OPPO Reno and the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom. Because smartphones nowadays go beyond sending messages, taking calls and even surfing the internet; and has, in fact, become literal extensions of our individuality and … Continue reading Innovation meets creativity with the new Oppo Reno Series

24 Beauties vie for Ms. Makati 2019 crown

As a long-time resident of Makati, the city where I was born and bred - I couldn't think of any other city where I want to spend the rest of my life. Makati City, the country's central business district and a prime location,  is the hub for leisure, entertainment, and commerce. With the leadership of … Continue reading 24 Beauties vie for Ms. Makati 2019 crown

Why Happiness is something not easily defined in black and white

According to the recent results of the United Nations' annual World Happiness Report, the Philippines is the 69th happiest country in the world - up to two places from its recent ranking of 71st.  Good ol' PH was also ranked third happiest compared to its Asian neighbors, Singapore (at 34th place) and Thailand (at 52nd). … Continue reading Why Happiness is something not easily defined in black and white

Aladdin: I may have gotten older — but it’s still a whole new world

It was 1992, and I was at the brink of adolescent rage - the neighborhood cutie must have thought me as a freak; I have just begun freshman year at an all-girls high school filled with nuns and kids with trapper-keepers and Benetton shirts; and yet, my only cause of worry was saving enough money … Continue reading Aladdin: I may have gotten older — but it’s still a whole new world

F*ck Forty – Realizations as I hit my fourth decade

There is an oft-quoted statement, "Life begins at 40." Well, I turned forty a few weeks ago and if you ask me if I finally have my cataclysmic awakening yet, well -- there's really none. I woke up the same grumpy bitch, had my bitter coffee and rue my lack of carbs in my attempt … Continue reading F*ck Forty – Realizations as I hit my fourth decade

The story of Kagitingan: Looking back to the lessons of History in Corregidor

  For as long as I can remember, I have always been fascinated by war - the heroism, the sacrifice, the toll on the human spirit and the lessons behind it. Often times, I would consume copious amounts of books retelling the various stories of war in the Pacific and even in Europe during the … Continue reading The story of Kagitingan: Looking back to the lessons of History in Corregidor