Monday, January 16, 2017


I am not Chinese... but I am such a big fan of the Chinese New Year.  I get excited reading about my Chinese horoscope, seeing the lion and dragon dancers, and most especially... eating tikoy!

This year, is the year of the Red Fire Rooster.  For a “metal dog” like me.... feng shui says, this year I am bound to feel more in control of my life.  And that this will be a happy year for me. Yey!

You can read about your own Chinese Horoscopes here

It is definitely a happy year for me!   As a blogger, my very first event for the year is SM City North Edsa’s Chinese New Year celebration, featuring the exhibit of the Chan Lim Family of artists and students.  They have prepared more than 300 artworks done in porcelain plates, scrolls and oil paintings.  The exhibit is participated at 43 talented artists and will be held from January 15 to February 12 at the Block Atrium of SM City North Edsa.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


I am starting my New Year with a “grateful” article!

My family has been blessed to have visited several provinces in the Philippines.  We vowed to explore the beautiful islands of our archipelago before we make a schedule for an out-of-the-country adventure.  For the family bonding, for the travels, for having witnessed the beauty of the Philippines, I am truly thankful...

If you ask me which Philippine destination really captured my heart and soul... I would say... Palawan!

We’ve been to Palawan... not once but thrice. To Coron, Puerto Princesa and El Nido!

And why is Palawan the best island destination for me?

1.  It is home to Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.  It is located in Sabang, approximate one and a half hours away from Puerto Princesa City.

2.  Trekking, even if you feel like giving up due to sheer exhaustion, will always reward you with the most awesome view on top!  20 minutes and 300 steps later, this was the view we saw!

3.  The view underwater will always leave you breathless.  Coron is perfect for snokeling.

4.  You can just lie on the boat, or opt to climb and enjoy the spectacular Karst formation in El Nido.  

5.  Nerve wrecking adventure in Ugong Rock, a 75 foot karst limestone that stands like a guardian of the rice fields.  Ugong Rock zipline is 1.3 km long, a palpitating 20 seconds ride.  It is the first zipline in Palawan. And what’s interesting about it, it is not a straight line.  You literally will fall down on the side of the cliff, before the zipline propels you to the other end.


6.  Get a taste of history by visiting the Special Battalion World War II Memorial Museum, which was just 10 minutes away from the airport.  The museum was opened by the family of local hero Dr. Higinio Mendoza Sr., who was killed in 1944 at Canigaran beach.

7.  Marvel at the sight of the Philippines cleanest lake -- Kayangan!  It is very serene, the blue-green water is very inviting.   

8.  Food tripping at its best at Ka Lui and Kinabuch in Puerto Princesa City.

9.  You can capture the picture perfect sunset in Corong-corong, El Nido.

10.  Seafood to partake in the island... and to bring home as pasalubong!

If Palawan is the best island destination for me... an equally best smart phone should accompany these kinds of travels.  Oppo F1S is still the best smart phone not just for selfies or groupies but with its great features, it is your perfect travel companion.  

Oppo F1s internal memory which is 32GB will allow "trigger happy" photographers like me to take lots of pictures and selfies without the worry of getting the memory full.

The Oppo F1S has 13 MP rear camera, and a 16MP front camera.  Whoa... that's an extremely powerful gadget! 

And with teens tagging along who are selfie junkies, the Oppo F1s filters will give endless opportunity for taking creative and share-able photos.  Sharing in social media is so much fun with the Oppo F1S

Oppo F1S is definitely the smartphone to capture the beauty of the Philippines!