10/16/2017

Steps on How You Can Improve Your Vocabulary

Learn how to improve vocabulary in three simple steps
When you learn a foreign language, enhancing your vocabulary may be one of the biggest challenges you face. Sometimes it seems so hard you think you are ready to give up on learning a foreign language altogether. Don’t hurry to do that! There are fun, effective and (what’s quite important when you have all that paper writing to do) fast ways to improve your vocabulary – and improve your foreign language knowledge. All you need is just to follow these three easy steps.

10/14/2017

TAAL VISTA HOTEL presents Ghost Hunting at the Ridge

Join the annual Halloween bash for an amusing fright and the most creative costumes in sight!

                          

Kids and kids alike are invited to dress up in their favorite scary costumes while enjoying spooktacular showsand amazing activities that includes creepy maze, magic show and special performances. Spookilicious prizes awaits those kids who will be awarded best in costume!

Event will start from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM at the Grand Ballroom on Sunday, October 29. Tickets are at Php650 net for children ages 3 to 12 years old and Php900net per adult inclusive of snack buffet. 

Reserve your tickets now and avail of the early bird rates.

For inquiries, please contact Taal Vista Hotel at (02) 917 – 8219 to 20, (46) 413 1000 and (0917) 557 8265 or email foodandbeverage@taalvistahotel.com. 

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CASABLANCA SUITES - Truly A Great Place to Stay in Legazpi City!

Home of the world famous volcano Mt. Mayon, Legazpi has been a primary tourist destination all year round. With so many possible activities in this beautiful province, one hotel is ready to accommodate your needs and that is CASABLANCA Hotel and Suites . 


Love Hope Faith Watches: Where Time Can Save Lives

A few days ago, one of my colleague talked to me about a watch that, if purchase, a portion of the price will help lives of others. She told me about the Love Hope Faith watches and showed me photos of it on the internet and I immediately ordered one. 



10/11/2017

GILTBOXMAN: A subscription Box Suited for A Gentleman Like you!

Nowadays, we always want to look our best. Today's generation of men are more aware of the different products we use on our face and body. That is why GILTBOXMAN is here to give us the best sample products to enjoy and to pamper yourself. That is why when I received this parcel few days ago, I could not wait to check what awesome products they have in store for me. 


9/27/2017

Experience Walking on a Glacier at MER DE GLACE in Chamonix, France

After enjoying the summer sun at Lake Garda in Italy, we headed our way up to France. The scenery on our way there by road was so picturesque, especially when you started seeing the magnificent sight of the French Alps and what is even more amazing was to see those glaciers making their slow but icy progress through the high Alpine Valleys. 

9/23/2017

ALL HOME , ALL DAY SUPERMARKET & COFFEE PROJECT now bring a new retail experience to KAWIT,CAVITE!


All Value’s first foray in retail was through All Home, a one-stop shop for home builders and owners. Following its rapid expansion and success in Luzon, the group then grew their retail portfolio to include department stores, supermarkets, and food establishments. 

JetT 7 Bistro Re-Opens as a Diner this October 2017 in Timog Ave., Quezon City!

The business of food will always be a popular choice of industry to get into for a lot of entrepreneurs, yet it deems to be one, if not the most “cutthroat” of industries. People will have to eat, but with the vast choices of restaurants around, what can a restaurant owner do to compete and get the attention of the Filipino food-loving public?


9/21/2017

Explore MACAU - Things to see and do in one day!

Aside from the different places to see and explore in Hong Kong, many tourists frequently visit another destination not far from Hong Kong, and that is Macau.


From Casinos to its history, Macau is always a destination for tourists who perhaps look forward to a different type of adventure. 

9/12/2017

A Taste of TAZA in TAGAYTAY CITY


For many locals and tourists to Manila, Tagaytay is the automatic choice for views, an escape from the busy city and the touch of cool mountain air.  A traditional stop has always been the Taal Vista Hotel, one of the oldest hotels to grace Tagaytay ridge overlooking the crater lake and its volcanoes.  Now Taal Vista has something even more to offer and this time it has a gastronomic treat in store for its clientele.




Unusual Places for KYIV Tourists to Visit



If someone claims that Ukraine is an improper solution to spend a vacation, redirect this person to destinations.com.ua and he or she will change the mind. In fact, it does not matter what country or city you visit because any place has something attractive and charming. Ukraine can boast of a great history that brought multiple monuments, castles, and miscellaneous historical attractions. Meanwhile, many European countries can offer the same package of tourist attractions. Anyhow, there is no need to follow the rules since you can visit places that are not much sought after by tourists. To your attention some of the hidden or unknown destinations that deserve your visit in the capital city of Ukraine.

Fountain of the Black Sea
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9/11/2017

A Week Exploring UKRAINE

People prefer to go to a romantic Paris, urban Berlin or at least whimsical Barcelona, ignoring one of the unique countries where it is possible to enjoy every time of the year. You just need to determine your purpose whether you think about traveling to Ukraine just in order to ski, to swim in the sea or to make the guided tour of the biggest cities. If you get a week off and decide to travel to Ukraine in order to become better acquainted with the country and its beauties, you should choose only several cities to visit in a week.

However, you should better stay in Kiev to get an opportunity to reach easily the biggest cities by train or a plane in several hours. Every city of Ukraine has its own interesting features and unique charm. This article was kindly provided by the best dating site in Ukraine YourBrides


Kiev. 
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Cozy Slovenia: An Ideal Destinations for Couples


Tourists do not often choose Slovenia travel as their main destination, but if you want to spend a cozy weekend or even a small vacation with your beloved partner, put this country on your list of the future trips for you two. Slovenia is a small, fresh, beautiful and unknown country, hidden somewhere between Italy, Croatia and Austria and it is entirely covered with hills.

If you decide to travel to Slovenia spontaneously (or not spontaneously), when you have a week off from work and a great desire to devote this time each other in some amazing place, do not hesitate, come. And if you do not have anyone to travel with, you must visit the best European dating site datingladies.com

Ljubljana.
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9/05/2017

Helping a Girl Get Accustomed to the New Country: Tips & Advice

Moving to another country is almost always connected with certain difficulties. They can manifest in different ways: a girl can become whiny, overwhelmed, a little irritable, or she may close herself off.


9/04/2017

BREAKOUT PHILIPPINES - An Awesome Escape Game is finally at Greenbelt 3!

People nowadays are always in search for something innovative, different, exciting and fun to do in the metro. If you are a person who enjoy finding clues, acting like detectives,  solving logical puzzles,  and escape games, then BREAKOUT is the venue for you!

BREAKOUT is the Philippines' Premier Escape Room that will really take you and your friends to a different level of fun. 

TAAL VISTA HOTEL - My Staycation of Choice in Tagaytay City!

Every time me Friends and I plan for the weekend or for long holidays, Tagaytay is always included as a possibility on the list . Its distance from Manila is not really that far and aside from the low temperature in the area, tourists visit Tagaytay to get a glimpse of the very famous Taal Lake and Volcano. 

8/20/2017

Flying to Puerto Galera , the AIR JUAN way!

Tired of the two hour trip to Batangas Port?  Tired of waiting in lines for tickets at the ferry office? Tired of the hour long trip on the ferry to Puerto Galera?  If your answer is "yes" to all of these questions then Air Juan has the answer.  With a short trip to their pick up point in the harbour area in Manila Bay, a 30 minute scenic flight will have you on the beach in Puerto Galera.

The seaplanes that do the Manila/Puerto Galera route normally come from Subic as part of their route.  The image below shows the plane arriving from Subic to pick up passengers en route from Manila to Puerto Galera.

8/17/2017

WAI YING FAST FOOD - A Real Taste of Chinese Food in the Heart of Binondo, Manila

If there is one place a tourist must visit in Manila, China Town in Binondo  should definitely be on the list. Considered as one of the oldest China Towns in the world, this place has so much to offer in terms of cultural heritage and of course food!

Exploring BAKHAWAN ECO-PARK in KALIBO, AKLAN

Before heading to Boracay, I decided  to stop and explore Kalibo for a couple of days. Aside from their famous Ati-Atihan Festival, there is actually so much more to see in this very peaceful town of Kalibo and one of the many is the BAKHAWAN ECO-PARK

8/08/2017

DAVAO team wins Cebu Pacific #JuanforFun2017 Backpacking Challenge



Juan for Fun Team Juanton members Geia, Dominic and Chin take home the grand prize of one-year travel-all-you-can passes to Cebu Pacific’s local and international short-haul destinations.

A WHOLE NEW ADVENTURE. Juan for Fun Team Juanton members Geia, Dominic and Chin take home the grand prize of one-year travel-all-you-can passes to Cebu Pacific’s local and international short-haul destinations.

8/07/2017

GEFSEIS GREEK GRILL RESTO BAR - Providing Tourists a Taste of Greece in Urbiztondo, San Juan

San Juan La Union has become a prime tourist destination in the Province of  La Union. And with that, also comes a destination for those tourists wanting to have a different taste for their palates. One restaurant that we tried during our stay in Urbiztondo, San Juan is the GEFSEIS GREEK GRILL RESTOBAR. 

AZURE URBAN RESORT AND RESIDENCES - Another Great Staycation Spot in the South of Metro Manila!

People nowadays are so busy with their jobs that they sometimes forget the word relaxation. I guess I am one of those people who is also so busy with work that I regard weekends as a time for comfort and relaxation, so when my friend phoned  and asked me if I wanted to have a staycation at Azure Urban Resort and Residences on a weekend, I immediately said yes without any hesitation! 


7/24/2017

Exploring TANGADAN FALLS in San Gabriel, La Union


If there is a place in the North where tourists wonder whether it is worth the visit, then La Union  will definitely be one of the places to consider. Aside from it being a surfers' paradise, a newly discovered place is now attracting a lot of tourists in La Union and that can be found in San Gabriel in La Union, called TANGADAN FALLS.


PLAZA DE CASTIEL - A Nice and Cozy Accommodation in Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union!

San Juan, La Union has become one of the prime destinations when visiting the Northern side of Luzon. One of the main activities that makes this place famous is surfing and for the newbie and other pro surfers, San Juan is the place to be.

With the influx of tourists, accommodation sometimes becomes a challenge, especially if you are making your bookings late. Luckily, a friend of ours told us that there is a new hotel that hasn't fully opened yet but was already accepting guests for their soft opening. 

CHOKA Restaurant - One of the Best Breakfast Place and More in San Juan, La Union

When people wander around for holidays, good food has always been a part of their daily activities. So, during our stay in San Juan, La Union, aside from surfing and exploring the other places in this beautiful province, we were also in search for good food. 

7/17/2017

REDiscovering MORIONES FESTIVAL in Sta. Cruz, Marinduque

Considered as the heart of the Philippines.  Marinduque has so much to offer it's tourists such as beautiful beaches, churches, friendly people, rich cultural heritage and of course, one of the most visited attractions on the island is the world reknowned MORIONES FESTIVAL. 

6/27/2017

Lolo Claro's Restaurant - The Best Tasting Chicken I've Ever Tasted So Far in Maragondon Cavite!

Marogondon, Cavite is known for so many reasons, especially when we talk about history, beautiful mountains and rivers, lovely scenery, friendly people and of course some of the best chicken one could ever taste is also found here and that is LOLO CLARO'S RESTAURANT!

I was introduced to this restaurant a long time ago, since this was a favorite stop for lunch after a hike at Mt. Marami or coming from the Ternate side. Lolo Claro's has three branches, the main one is here in Maragondon, the second one in Naic, and a small branch located in Trece Martires. 

After our hike from Mt. Marami, we arrived starving and I told my colleagues that they really had to try their famous fried chicken. 


Beach Camping at MANUEL UY Camping Site in Calatagan Batangas

If you are in search of a nice place for beach camping, one place is now becoming more and more popular for budget backpackers and that is the site in Calatagan, Batangas called MANUEL UY CAMPING SITE. 

6/19/2017

HYBRID PROJECT - A Taste of Modern Filipino Cuisine in the Heart of Imus, Cavite

Being the flag capital of the Philippines, Imus City, Cavite is becoming one of the vibrant cities to explore in the province of Cavite. Aside from from the historical value of this town, the culinary experience is something you must explore in Imus City. 

Located in Tirona St very close to the Imus Plaza, one restaurant that is making itself known for its food is the Hybrid Project. 

AGZAM RESORT AND SPA : A Beautiful Garden Resort and Spa to Stay in Kalibo, Aklan

When we think of Kalibo, Aklan, we are always reminded of Boracay which is one of the world's best beach and also the famous festival which is Ati-Atihan Festival always held in January.  But Kalibo has so much more to offer and that's what I came in to explore. 


6/13/2017

Exploring LA VISTA BALANGA INLAND RESORT in Balanga, Bataan

So many of us complain about the heat specially during summer, but this also gives us an opportunity to go out and explore places where you can beat that heat and relax. 

If you are in Bataan or planning to explore this province, consider spending time here at LA VISTA BALANGA INLAND RESORT.  During our visit to Bataan for the 75th Araw ng Kagitingan celebration, we had the opportunity to stay in the resort for a couple of days. 

La Vista Balanga is very easy to locate. Always remember that this resort is right across from the new mall in Balanga, VISTA MALL .


Below are the rates and Fees for day and night swimming. They also have a lot of cottages that can accommodate small or large groups. 

6/05/2017

PACIFIC GEARS Full Face Mask - Making Snorkeling More Fun!

Philippine's marine life without a doubt is definitely one of the best in the world. Every time I go to the beach, one activity that I always want included on the itinerary is snorkeling. 

I bought a snorkel and mask few years ago which I always bring with me when I travel. But recently, I came across this Pacific Gear Full Face Snorkeling Mask and decided to give it a try.

During my beach travels, I've seen quite a few snorkelers with a full face masks and I really wondered what it was like to be wearing one. 

5/29/2017

HAKUPAN ISLAND - Another Beach Getaway Destination in STA CRUZ, MARINDUQUE

During my stay at Sta Cruz, Marinduque, we really wanted to make the most of our holidays. I was told that there is one island not far from the town of Sta Cruz that is becoming popular amongst tourists and that is the HAKUPAN ISLAND. 

So with the collaboration of the Tourism Office and the Municipality of Sta Cruz, Marinduque, we immediately left for BARANGAY BOTILAO. A very quiet barangay and also the jump off site going to Hakupan Island.

Driving down to Barangay Batulao was quite a picturesque experience because of the small beautiful islands that can be seen on the horizon. 

Exploring LAS CASAS FILIPINAS DE ACUZAR in Bagac, Bataan

Aside from the beautiful beaches and other historical places in Bataan, there is one place in Bagac, Bataan that has really interested me and I have been wanting to go for a visit. Luckily, I had some visitors who arrived from overseas and I told them with no hesitation that I would like to take them to LAS CASAS FILIPINAS DE ACUZAR

5/17/2017

3 Most Recommended and Affordable Places to Eat in Bataan

Aside from the historical places you will find in the Province of Bataan, this province is also rich in culinary delights that are only found here! During our recent trip in Bataan where we attended the 7th Araw ng Kagitingan, they took us to the most recommended places to eat around Bataan. Aside from all being delicious, they were also very affordable. 

1. IMA FLORA'S PAMANGAN RESTAURANT - Pilar, Bataan
Address: Gov. J.J. Linao AlaUli, Pilar, Bataan
Phone Number: 0998 564 0275
Open: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

If you are looking for a  great place to eat lunch, head to Pilar! This restaurant is one of the most visited restaurants in the area. If you love home cooked meals then this is the place to go. Right after attending the Araw ng Kagitingan at Mt. Samat, this was the place where they took us for lunch. 

5/15/2017

75th Araw ng Kagitingan - A Salute to the Bravery of Our Filipino World War II Veterans

World War 2 had a great impact on the Philippines. Millions of Filipinos sacrificed their lives for the future of our nation. One event during the World War 2 that many of us won't forget was the Bataan Death March where thousands of Filipino and American soldiers died during the march, 

To pay tribute to the Filipinos who fought in Bataan in defense of freedom and democracy in addition to the bravery and heroism  of our World War 2 veterans, they declared April 9 as a Day of Valor or Araw ng Kagitingan which the people of Bataan consider as Bataan Day. 

In celebration of the 75th Araw ng Kagitingan held at Mt. Samat in Pilar Bataan, we were invited to attend the event where President Rodrigo Duterte would be giving a speech.

We arrived as early as 7:00 am at Mt. Samat National Shrine. So many people were very excited for this event and they also couldn't wait to see the President. I was one of them. 

      
Security was very tight in the area. Each invited guests went through a very thorough check. 


When we arrived at the venue, I met up with some the Filipino World War 2 veterans. These are the people I consider as my true heroes. I also got a little emotional to see them because they reminded me of my Grandfather who is also a war veteran. These are the people who fought for the future of the Philippines. Listening to their stories was both sad and overwhelming specially when they tell stories about the war and their friends who didn't make it during the Bataan Death March. 



The patriotism and the story of bravery and heroism of our war veterans will definitely be passed on to our youth. 


When the Philippine President arrived, He first went to Dambana ng Kagitingan for the wreath laying before he went to the stage for the program celebration. 




Prior to the arrival of the President of the Philippines, they called in a Filipino War Veteran and he clearly described what really happened during the Fall of Bataan, which lead to the Bataan Death March. I was horrified while listening to the story but then again our war veterans didn't give up and fought all the way to the end and that for me was very inspiring. 


Hand salute and with hands on the chest as we all sang with pride the Philippine National Anthem. 


Finally, I saw the President of the Philippines, Mr. Rodrigo Roa Duterte.



Was the President of the Philippines staring at me? 


Governor Albert S. Garcia, was the first one who welcomed everyone to the celebration. 


Though history and events during the World War 2 still live on, countries that used to be enemies are now allies, friends, and are solid trading partners.   

During the celebration the Ambassador of Japan, H. E. Kazuhide also gave his warm message to the people. He then apologized to the Filipino people for the events that occurred during World War 2 and bowed in front of us all which I found very humbling. 


Next to give his message was the Charge d' Affaires of United States of American to the Philippines, Mr. Michael S. Clecheski . 


Photo, Essay, and Oratorical contest winners from different schools around the Philippines where also recognized at this event by President Duterte and Secretary Briones of the Department of Education. 




Commemorative stamps where also presented to the President by Postmaster General Joel L. Otaraa . 


After all the awarding and other presentations, the President of the Philippines Rodrigo Roa Duterte was now called on stage to give his speech. 


Compared to his previous speeches, as we all know, he loved impromptu speeches, this time he was very straight forward and also diplomatic in his speech. Our President also praised our war veterans for their heroism during the World War 2. To end his speech, he mentioned some amendments that he made for the benefit of our War Veterans which pleased many people. 


Right after the speech of President Rodrigo Duterte the Exit of Colors followed and that gave us the opportunity to visit the Dambana ng Kigitingan where the President offered flowers to the brave soldiers who died during World War 2. 







After attending this event, I came to realize that this is not just an ordinary non-working holiday for me. Araw Ng Kagitingan is more than that, especially if you are at a place where a big piece of  Philippine history took place like BATAAN. 

This event is not about remembering the Fall of Bataan and Fall of Corregidor, but to celebrate the bravery of the Filipino people who fought for our freedom and democracy during World War 2.


I would like to thank the Bataan Tourism Office for the opportunity to witness this event along with other travel bloggers and social media influencers. If there is one Province that is serious about promoting their tourism, the Province of Bataan is leading the way!