Friday, January 13, 2017
Just before 2016 ended, I had the chance to come back to Boracay after my trip there last June. This time, it was for a wedding! We checked in at The Lind Hotel in Station 1. The place and the view were picturesque! In fact, the wedding was held in the hotel's roof deck with an amazing view of the beach and the sunset!
Saturday, January 7, 2017
(Photo from: Google)
Happy New Year, everyone! The year 2016 was my happiest ever, yet one of the most challenging. There were lots of disappointments, frustrations, and challenges that tested me and pushed me to my limits. But the past year was also filled with one-of-a-kind opportunities, memorable achievements, and unforgettable experiences which I'll be forever thankful for.
Last year, I made a promise to myself that I would make 2016 my travel year and I'm glad I was able to do it! Since I couldn't leave work for a long time, I decided it was better for me to have shorter but more frequent trips. There were so many things that made my 2016 amazing and I couldn't possibly list all of them here, but I'll do my best to cover everything!
Read on for the highlights of my 2016!
Thursday, December 1, 2016
It's that time of the year again when we start eyeing planners for next year-- seriously one of my favourite things to do! I literally can't live without a planner because I'm a planning freak-- I have to plan things ahead of time. I can't help it lol.
I recently attended the launch of The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf's 2017 Giving Journal at Greenbelt 5. Unlike other planners, CBTL's Giving Journal promotes goodwill and social responsibility in the community. Read on to find out how.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
My most relaxing trip to date (and probably my favourite) was my trip to Boracay with friends last June. Since all of us have been to Boracay countless times before, we didn't feel the need to explore the place and try the water activities. Every day, we had the same routine - get up at 10am, grab breakfast at the hotel, relax inside our hotel room for a few hours, get a late lunch, chill by the beach while having afternoon snacks and drinks, swim during sunset, and then grab an early dinner. I've never felt so relaxed in my life! I think I want to make this a yearly tradition. Who's with me? Lol.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
As I mentioned in my previous post, we stayed at the biggest cottage in Sonya's Bed & Breakfast-- the Lavender Cottage. They have fourteen cottages-- all named after herbs and spices. The weekend rate is PhP3,400/person for one night regardless of the cottage. I did a ton of research online but I didn't find any photos on how these cottages look like inside.
For those of you who are planning to stay at Sonya's, especially the first-timers, these photos might help you decide whether or not the Lavender Cottage is the one for you.
Monday, August 8, 2016
My siblings and I planned a trip to Tagaytay for our parents' 25th anniversary. We stayed at Sonya's Bed & Breakfast as per my mom's request, and got the biggest cottage, the Lavender Cottage (more on this on my next post).
After checking in, we took my parents to Qi Wellness for a surprise spa treat. They were caught completely by surprise! I booked them for a 3-hr Quick Escape package which included a 60 minute use of bath house facilities (pools, steam, shower), a 30 minute foot reflexology, and a 90 minute massage. They loved it!
After the spa, we headed back to Sonya's for our dinner. Everyone enjoyed the healthy dishes, especially the salad greens that were freshly harvested from the garden. We then went back to the cottage which was just a few meters away from the dining area and presented our gift to them -- a portrait of the two of them during their wedding hand drawn by my sister! We've been planning this for months and we were glad that everything went smoothly!
P.S. Don't have much photos because all of us were busy enjoying the moment! Lol.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Last Friday, Penshoppe showcased their pre-holiday collection with international model Lucky Blue Smith as frontline of the fashion show. This new collection boasts of monochromatic pieces, gradient tees, plaid shirts, utilitarian jackets, and distressed denim. I can't wait to get my hands on them!
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Guangzhou (Canton) is surprisingly just a short two-hour train ride from Hong Kong. The train had comfortable seats and it even had a food car (yay!) for those with hungry tummies. Upon arrival in Guangzhou, the first order of business was to get a good look at the Canton Tower. The weather was warm and sunny, it was a perfect day to walk around and take photos. Below are some photos taken during my trip last May!