Wednesday, July 31, 2019


Airtrav Philippines is a seaplane company that offer domestic and incentive flights anywhere in the country. With the Cessna Grand  Caravan Ex Amphibian, the company is able to deliver convenient flights with lesser travel time and little to no waiting. Airtrav offers flights from Clark to Manila, Coron, and Puerto Galera; charter flight to any destination in the country is also offered. Airtrav is proud to have flown to hard to reach areas like Tubbataha Reef, Apo Reef, and most recently, the Banwa Private Island, which is dubbed as the most expensive private island in the world!

Airtrav Philippines continues to expand the business by offering a scenic aerial tour around the beautiful island of Boracay! Airtrav Philippines will fly passengers on a 15-minute tour above the gorgeous white sand beaches of Boracay. This service will be having a soft launch on July 26 – 28, 2019, and will continue on weekends in August.

For more details, please visit or email .

Airtrav provides comfort and convenience. Book a flight now and experience a new way to fly.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019


What makes weekends very special for our family. We get to cook comfort dishes that demand more time to prepare. But the result, bonding with the family over well loved dishes. After all the eating and talking, an hour or so after lunch, family members tend to feel sleepy. As if, there is a need to lie down. And after blogging four years into blogging, I now describe this feeling as FOOD COMA. That feeling of drowsiness due to food satisfaction.

But I learned a new term, mind you an Italian word to describe this feeling precisely >> ABBIOCCO!


Mrs.Wise together with the #BackPackSquad was recently invited to have a taste of Filipino dishes at Abbiocco Alternative Filipino. We decided to sample on a variety of dishes, that would show you how diverse we are as a family as far as food choice is concerned.

My son is a certified pork lover and loves BBQ. He ordered the PINOY BBQ BABY BACK RIBS.  This fall-off-the-bone baby back is simple irresistible. Just the right amount of smokiness-sweetness in it. It does not empower the true flavor of the meat.  The secret: it was marinated in local lime, soy sauce and honey.  Served with garlic mashed potato, whole kennel corn and buttered vegetables. Verdict: it was so awesome, my son ordered for extra rice!

My daughter had BRAISED OX TONGUE WITH MUSHROOMS. She loves anything and everything with mushrooms. Unlike the usual Lengua that use heavy/creamy mushroom sauce that tends to be overwhelming at times, this Ilonggo dish is more stew-y, similar to the conistency of Pinoy Bistek. Verdict: the addition of green olives is perfect for this dish. 

I admit I love seafood. Would love to sample on Abbiocco's Guinataang Alimasag sa Aligue but it was not available at that time. So decided on my two favorites: shrimp and tanigue. Ordered KINILAW NA TANIGUE SA CALAMANSI. The use of calamansi blends well with the fresh tanigue.  I also had FRIED SHRIMPS IN SALTED EGG SAUCE. The mango salsa that came with it, was refreshingly delish. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019


I have always wanted to have green hair. Ever since my college days. I just loved the idea of being different and daring  :)  But I never had the courage to do it. Maybe because, I was afraid my hair would get dry. Or the color may not fit me. Long story short, its a nagging thought for decades now, every time I step into a salon.

Last Sunday, July 21, 2019, I was invited to the launch of Cre8Salon, Zabarte Road. It is the 33rd branch of this neighborhood, your "go-to" salon for all your hair needs. I woke up that day feeling a bit adventurous. Maybe it is the day to have my hair colored green once and for all :)


As a customer, I had lots of positive things to say about Cre8 Salon.

One, they have attentive staff. Everyone greeted me with the warmest smiles. The stylist assigned to me was Oscar. He put in a lot of effort in explaining some hair-essentials before I finally decided on my green streaks. I had my roots colored first, then my streaks bleached, then off to hair coloring.

Two, they have affordable services. Very much competitive with other salons.


Three, I liked the pastel colors of its interior design. It sets a happy and relaxing mood.

Fourth, this salon chair is so comfy. Unlike other salon chairs that leaves me with stiff neck after being shampooed several times.

Lastlly, I super love my green streaks. To the point that I have the confidence to add some more in the coming months!  As many as you can see in logo below :)

Please watch my full Cre8SalonPH pampering experience!

#40 Zabarte Road Brgy. Kaligayahan QC

Monday, July 22, 2019


Hello again, dear readers!

If you have been following my blog, you might already know two distinct things about me: One, I love talking about health and I am trying my very best to live a healthy lifestyle through urban gardening and sustainable living; Two, I am a certified hypochondriac. Ok, for this article, I will expound on the second one :)

Ever since, I have this strong urge to research (then library, now I am a perennial "googler") on different symptoms related to illnesses. A subtle pain, minor dizziness or weight loss would surely lead me to self diagnosis. And eventually, it will lead me to hospital corridors waiting for my doctor to arrive. 

There are certain pros and cons to my kapraningan. Positive - early diagnosis will always yield positive results. But on the downside, my kapraningan disrupts my budget  :)

But as time goes by, now that I am in my late 40's, I have accepted that pains and body aches will now be a part of my life. There's no denying, body pain comes with age. And so with arthritis, bone degeneration and a lot more. 


Late last year, I felt a minor pain in my right hip. When I indian sit, the pain radiates from the hip, to the back of my thigh, to my legs. Sometimes up to my right foot. Google tells me it might be a case of pinched nerve. So off I go to my rehab doctor.  And now, I am doing 3x a week therapy. Let's see if the pain will go away. If not, me and my rehab doctor will be back to the drawing board. 

She has given me pain meds, that I refuse to take. (hope my rehab doctor is not reading this lol). Because again, due to my kapraningan, I don't mind the minor pain as long as it does not disrupt my normal routine. I don't like taking pain meds, because I fear that I will be immune to it, and later in life, when I need it most, it will not give me the much needed relief.

Friday, July 19, 2019



What make Mr. and Mrs. Wise tick? It is because our partnership is a partnership. He cooks, admittedly I don't. I am the money savvy, he is the big spender (not anymore I forbid him now lol).  

We also love to share common interests -- travel and eating are on the top of our list. And guess what... as a couple we also use the same brand of hair product - Novuhair.

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There’s a thin line between the idea of being thoughtful and practical when choosing the perfect gift for couples. Striking a balance can be a real challenge. You have to consider their shared interests and make sure that you pick up something neither of them owns. Novuhair is here to help you decide and make the process simpler.

Introducing 2 gift ideas that fit couples of all forms and are guaranteed to be loved and used by your favorite duo. These gifts are perfect for couples who share the same passion to couples celebrating major milestones together such as engagement, housewarming, and anniversary to name a few.

Two of the country’s leading brands packed in one travel kit exclusively available at participating Watsons stores nationwide and online:

ü  NOVUHAIR, nature’s answer to hair loss, the No.1 hair loss treatment brand in the Philippines

ü  NAFLORA, made delicate for your generation, the No.1 most prescribed feminine hygiene wash in the Philippines

HIS: Experience nature’s makeover at home
NOVUHAIR 2-IN-1 PACK contains one 200ml. bottle each of the Topical Scalp Lotion and Herbal Shampoo, highly recommended if HE is – experiencing hair loss - excessive hair shedding, thinning hair, receding hairline and bald patches
ü  in need of a natural solution to help prevent hair loss, keep healthy hair and scalp, and stimulate hair growth
ü  opting to regain hair luster and vibrancy
ü  looking for a natural alternative solution to help prevent dandruff and scalp itchiness
ü  in need of scalp cleansing and detoxification

NOVUHAIR TOPICAL SCALP LOTION has a unique combination of 19 natural ingredients that work in synergy to help prevent hair loss and is clinically proven safe and effective.
NOVUHAIR HERBAL SHAMPOO cleanses and prepares the scalp in an optimal way prior to the application of NOVUHAIR topical scalp lotion and helps enhance the effect of the topical scalp lotion.


HERS: Experience a special protection made for your delicate flora

NAFLORA PROTECT is a feminine wash formulated for women of reproductive age and in need of special care to help maintain and protect their natural flora during monthly periods and everyday use. It is formulated with antimicrobial ingredients that help prevent vaginal irritations and infections. 

NOVUHAIR Herbal Conditioner has been formulated specially to complement the use of NOVUHAIR Topical Scalp Lotion and NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo.

Regular use of NOVUHAIR Herbal Conditioner and NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo helps prepare the scalp for the application of NOVUHAIR Topical Scalp Lotion in order to maximize its effect, improve the overall cosmetic qualities of the hair, giving it a shinier, softer and supple look.

HIS: NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo (free)

Chemical-based shampoos contain ingredients that may seem to clean the hair but does not preserve its natural texture. These harsh chemicals strip off the hair’s natural protective layer making it more prone to damage.

A good herbal shampoo like NOVUHAIR herbal shampoo may help leave a stronger, healthier-looking hair and aid in preventing excessive hair shedding which may lead to hair loss. This will be a healthier alternative for him.

NOVUHAIR 3-IN-1 PLUS 1 PROMO PACK contains one 200mL. Bottle each of the Topical Scalp Lotion, Herbal Shampoo and Herbal Conditioner plus another extra 200ml. bottle of NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo for FREE exclusively available at participating Mercury Drug stores nationwide.

Without being too cheesy, these couple gifts are fun and surprising, a perfect way to express how much you value their gift of friendship - a gift that may keep them both well-groomed and well-protected. It may not be the best gift in the world but it’s the thought that really counts, agree? Anyways, that’s what friends are for.

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