Workcation Space: Chillax Flashpackers Boracay

We literally just moved to our new place on Monday, but I want to review our stay at Chillax Flashpackers Boracay! It all started with this Facebook post on their page: When I saw this post, I immediately messaged the owner, Dan, and asked for a rate given that there will be three of us…

Boracay in the New Normal: Travel Prep

Quick disclaimer: I am in no way encouraging anyone to go out right now. Whatever you do, whether it is to stay home or go out, safety should always be the number one priority. When I told someone of my plans, his first reaction was WTF, but also told me that I’m an adult and…

Recommended Restaurants in BGC! (Part 2)

I had to split this into 2 parts because I feel like the first part got too long. I just felt like doing 10 for part 1 and then another 10 for part. After many months, here’s part 2 of my recommended restaurants in BGC list – finally! All of these photos were from pre-COVID….

New Year at Anuva Residences [2021.01.01-02]

Celine and Irick spent New Year’s at Anuva Residences in Muntinlupa, but I still had work on the 31st and I didn’t want to leave my mother at home by herself. But I was able to join them on January 1st, at around 8pm. LOL. I was so late! But what’s important is I got…

Jimjilbang Experience: New Lasema Spa [2020.12.27]

Mine and I have been eyeing the New Lasema Spa for a long time! We went to have a massage in the same area a few years ago, so I know exactly where this is located. I have been wanting to get a message and was actually going to check out a Klook voucher but…

Travel in the Time of COVID-19: Quick Tagaytay Weekend [2020.11.28-30]

Even before November, Celine and I have been talking about doing a staycation for our birthday this year since we had to cancel our annual birthday trip. We did a survey amongst our friends and given the circumstances, obviously, not everyone is comfortable with that. So during our birthday brunch back in mid-November, Celine, Irick,…

Planet Grapes: 35th Birthday Brunch! [2020.11.14]

I met up with Celine and Irick on Nov 14th for brunch. Celine had a vet appointment in Mandaluyong so we decided to meet up in Shang. It was also Celine’s birthday on the 6th and mine on the 13th, so you could say this was our birthday brunch. Up until that morning, we didn’t…

What to Do in Siargao for 9 Days

Siargao is the last leg of our trip and we stayed here for 9 days. Our original flight back home, though, was from Butuan, because I kind of wanted to explore Surigao as well. 9 days in Siargao is too long, but that’s what we did anyway. I will also share later why we ended…

ROMBLON AND TYPHOON [2019.12.01-04]

Aka The One Where We Experienced Signal #3 in Romblon Romblon has always been one of my dream destinations, because of its beautiful beaches. It was supposed to be part of our 1-month multi-city trip in the end of 2018, but flights to Tablas are always so expensive. I finally saw a ticket for sale…

PUERTO AND THE PRINSESAS [2016.09.05-09]

This is hilarious. I have always had this draft saved, but I never really got to work on it, and then, while I was going through my emails, I found this email of the text I wrote for this blog back in April 2017! The trip itself was in Sept 2016 (that’s how delay I…

ANOTHER 48 HOURS IN BAGUIO! [2019.12.07-08]

Another short trip to Baguio! We really just wanted to visit the Christmas Village because we passed by The Manor on the way back from Le Monet to our hotel during our last visit. Ok, I had no preparations at all for this trip. I actually thought I won’t be able to go because of…

HOLY WEEK IN BATAAN [2019.04.18-20]

We went to Bataan for Holy Week earlier this year! Since extreme traffic is usually experienced during this time of the year, what place is close to Manila for a weekend and at the same time, not suffer from traffic? We then thought of Bataan because there’s no need for long land travel to get…