Watergate Hotel, An Oasis in Butuan City

Butuan City is a nice gateway to both Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur. I have been to Butuan twice. Back in 2011, my friends and I flew here to get to Surigao del Sur, home of Enchanted River, Tinuy-An Falls, and Britannia Group of Islands. We were just transiting in this city back then….

Malaybalay City, Why not?

Lately, I had a conversation with my best friend about places where she can relocate. She just survived cancer and it will be good for wellbeing if she moves out of the polluted and bustling city of Manila. It will be nice if she resides in a place that has a relaxed atmosphere and near…

Glam+Hiking = Gliking at Masungi Georeserve

A lot of studies has shown that being in nature has a good impact on one’s well-being, state of mind, and creativity. That’s why I make it a point to do nature bathe over the weekends. Good thing, I live in Cainta and it doesn’t cost so much money and time to do that in my…

We’re Calling It—These Are Summer 2019’s Must-Have Nail Colors

CNDTM CREATIVE PLAYTM GEL POLISH SUMMER 2019 COLLECTION   MANILA, PHILIPPINES. Nail trends have had quite the evolution. From the classic red nails of the 50s, to the staid neutral palette of the 60s, we moved on to eye-catching metallics gracing fingertips in the 70s. In the 80s, we saw fluoro and neon hues before they made…

Unexpectedly Pleasurable Stay at Bom Bom Hotel

Its name may sound a bit funny and shady but our stay in Bom Bom Hotel was unexpectedly pleasurable. I am not the type of person who likes to review hotels but this hotel is an exception especially that it is located in a city like Malaybalay. If it is located in a big city…

Jay’s Way Making its Way

Coffee shop with a big name or a small artisan coffee shop? I’ll always choose the latter? Quality suffers in mass commodified coffee—something a coffee connoisseur would know. (As if I’m one. Haha) As an insomniac, I was never a coffee drinker but thanks to the coffee shops that I have been featuring, I am…

A Lovely Time at La Vida Orchard BnB, Samal

If there is one thing that I have learned when comes to planning vacation: never book an Airbnb vacation rental during the holiday season. We were so close to being homeless on Christmas when our host canceled our reservation. Well, it must be serendipitous as we ended up booking a room at La Vida Orchard…