If you want to take slowing down to the next level, Ybonita Farm and Villas can take you on that idyllic state in an instant. No wifi, spotty signal (for Globe users), and greens all around are the perfect ingredients for a slow weekend.
Sariwon's 7th Year Anniversary
When I got a message from Game Changer a few weeks back inviting me to Sariwon’s 7th Year Anniversary Celebration, I gave them a big fat YES because I am absolutely in love with Korean food. After plugging the event in my calendar, I forgot about it until I received a beautiful hanbok (Korea’s traditional dress) as the official event invitation. I love anything creative and unique so I found this invite so special!
I don’t have a bucketlist. I’ve tried making one, but the list got ridiculously long that I just told myself to grab almost every opportunity available and say yes to new things. Experiencing Masungi Georeserve would be one of the items included in that list, if I did continue writing it.
Finding Qi in Palawan
We gravitate towards remote and secluded places. We love conversations with just a handful of people and being able to freely roam around without worrying about going through a crowd. And that’s exactly what my husband Miguel gave us when he booked Qi Palawan for his 40th and my daughter Talia’s 12th birthday celebration.
I try to look for new activities or places to visit every so often just to break the monotony of our school-work-school-work-school-work routine. And for this week, we spent it at a new trampoline park called Bounce!
A Dad's Gift
It was supposed to be a 1-hour trip to buy my special gift to Talia, an hour missed from an important 3-day business seminar in Hongkong.
Road Trip: Day Dreaming in Fantasy World
An abandoned theme park in Lemery, Batangas was our playground for the day as we took time off from our usual production related work. Built in the early 2000s, the management behind Fantasy World couldn't see through the park's completion due to financial and corporate troubles.
Mount Pinatubo: From Beast To Beauty
On June 15, 1991, the wrath of a raging beast was felt not just in the Philippines but affected the entire world. Ash blanketed the metro and global temperatures dropped by about 0.5 °C for 3 years. Mt. Pinatubo took hundreds of lives and left thousands homeless. But today, she's blooming.
Road Trip: Rural Address, Urban Experience (Sta. Rosa, Laguna)
Santa Rosa, Laguna is predominantly a residential community located in southern Manila. The Nuvali area in Sta. Rosa is popular for their recreational complex which offers paths for leisure biking, off road trails for mountain biking, a water sports facility for wake boarding, a huge pond for koi feeding, and more.