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Water Parks Near Metro Manila You Can Go to for a Quick Weekend Break

Summer time is party time! We all want a water-filled adventure plus exhilarating activities that will make our vacation more eventful. However, a two-day weekend with no work and school is not enough for those who want to fly very far away from the busy city. The good news is that there are water parks that are a few minutes away from Metro Manila with impressive amenities for leisure and entertainment. Check out our list of water parks near Metro Manila that you can visit for the weekend this summer. Big Rock Farm Resort water parks near Metro Manila read more ... continue reading
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Why I Opted to Buy a Used Car: Thoughts of a First-time Car Owner

It was a long-term goal for me to get my own car. But before I even get into the details of why I made such a purchase, and my choice of getting a secondhand car, let’s first put things in context. I believe this would help give a better understanding about my choice and even help you in your own decision-making. I am more inclined to commute and get into public transportation. I never got to learn to drive before I actually got my own ride and was content and got used-to commuting. However, with the changes in climate and the growth in population in and out of the metro adding to the woes of commuting, public transportation has started to lose much of its charisma to me. I decided to save for my own car back in 2005. It was only mid-2016 that I finally achieved that goal. why choose a secondhand car read more ... continue reading
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This Week in Metro Manila (March 20 to 26, 2017)

This week in Metro Manila, the sun will be blazing throughout the week. Mother Nature will also be in the lime light as Earth Hour will happen this week, plus the newest updates on the traffic and airline buzz. Light trucks banned in EDSA and Shaw Boulevard trucks ban EDSA read more ... continue reading
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8 Practical and Affordable Gift Ideas for Graduates

The sight of flying mortarboards always excites us—a graduation cap thrown up in the air symbolizes that a student’s hard work and dedication has paid off after a long, arduous haul. The new graduates are now bound to take the next big step—get a college education or seek a job that will secure their future. Indeed, they deserve only the best in life as they take a leap of faith to adulthood. Send them off with these fully functional items you can give them on their graduation day. Travel Journal practical gifts for graduation Philippines read more ... continue reading
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5 Great Finds at Starmall Edsa-Shaw (Plus Tips!)

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Starmall’s façade along Shaw Boulevard (Image: Starmall EDSA-Shaw)

Standing along the corner of Shaw Boulevard and EDSA for almost two decades now, Starmall has become a landmark and a common meeting point of people coming from the north and the south of the metro. It is home to numerous stores and dining places, just like its bigger neighboring counterparts. Yet, with food stands offering affordable eats and stores selling goods for as low as PhP20, we can understand why this mall is a favorite go-to place of locals. read more ... continue reading
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Recent Developments Make Staying at Bacolod City Pleasurable

Recent developments make staying at Bacolod City pleasurable. Going around the city is now faster and more convenient thanks to wider roads and a modern bus station. New developments like malls and restaurants offer exciting options to diners and shoppers. To meet the increasing demands of a highly-urbanized city, a reliable power source has been put up to minimize the occurrence of brownouts. New Airport Highway recent developments Bacolod City read more ... continue reading
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Budget-friendly Hostels for Backpackers Going to Boracay

Because of its popularity , Boracay can be a bit expensive for thrifty travelers especially during the island’s peak season. However, as more travelers start to join the bandwagon of backpack traveling, most establishments in Boracay have also chosen to cater to this kind of market. As more high-end hotels and resorts expand in this island, hostels for budget travelers also continue to sprout. Since most amenities are meant for sharing, hostels usually have their own kind of lively vibe. To keep up with Boracay’s upbeat atmosphere, hostels in the island try to level up their services, too. Here’s a list of Boracay hostels you may consider in your next visit: Boracay Box and Ladder Hostel Where: Station 2 Room Rate: Php600 to Php1,500 affordable accommodation Boracay read more ... continue reading
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Take a Break from the Beach in These Alternative Summer Spots in Cebu

When people mention summer, they commonly think about going to the beach to escape the summer heat. But alas, when the beaches become too crowded, where can one go? Surely, there is no shortage of beaches in the island province of Cebu. But for those looking for a different kind of summer getaway, there are alternative places to go. Check out our list of fun things to do this summer that don’t involve going to the beach. Dive in waterfalls. summer vacation Cebu City read more ... continue reading
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5 Places to Get your Halo-halo Fix with a Twist!

Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern believes that Filipino food will be “the next big thing” a few years from now. Speaking of bizarre, Filipinos are popular for food mixed with ingredients that might not look pleasing to the eyes but are incredibly satisfying to our taste buds and stomach. And if there’s one unique food Filipinos can’t take away from their lives, it must be the all-time favorite dessert, halo-halo! In an episode of Parts Unknown on CNN, Anthony Bourdain featured halo-halo (roughly translated to mix together) from a Filipino fast food chain and called it “oddly beautiful.” This colorful and flavorful dessert has earned its reputation mainly because you can put anything with it and it would still taste great. This 2017, it’s time to level up the Filipino frozen treat we all love. Check out these five restaurants that offer halo-halo with a twist! read more ... continue reading
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This Week in Metro Manila (March 06 to 12, 2017)

This week in Manila, the February chill will be leaving the country as the dry season officially begins. Plus, new flights, traffic schemes, and electricity rates to go up this coming week. Skyjet Airlines launches direct flights from Manila to Siargao temporary license plates LTO suspension

Direct flight to Siargao is now available via Skyjet Airlines (Image: Fly Skyjet Air)

Last February 23, local airlines Skyjet officially offered direct flights from Manila to Siargao. Today, Skyjet offers daily flights directly to Siargao with a base fare of PhP3,277 inclusive of 10-kilogram baggage allowance, free drinks and snacks, free flowing wine, and seating options for all passengers. read more ... continue reading
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