#COFFEESHAMED SERIES | CAFE IN THE SKY

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

"Imagine yourself enveloped in a calm sea of nothingness."

That's exactly what it feels like when you're at Cafe In The Sky...

cafe in the sky
cafe in the sky

#TRIPOFWONDERS | A SLICE OF PARADISE: KODINGARENG KEKE ISLAND

Thursday, August 25, 2016

GUIDE TO KODINGARENG KEKE ISLAND, MAKASSAR

When I traveled to Boracay from Lucena via Jet Ski, I saw MANY gorgeous little virgin islands.

So it's quite difficult to impress the eyes of this seasoned veteran. (wow, LOL). But seriously, I've seen my fair share and I love me a good island, especially the uninhabited type.

Problem is, most are extremely difficult [and expensive] to access but not Kodingareng Keke Island.

KODINGARENGKEKE (1) copy
Translates to: Green Island//Protect Sea

MOTOROLA VERVELIFE

Monday, August 22, 2016

I must have been living under a rock cause last I heard, Motorola was still making mobiles. 

No?

I just found out a few days ago that they now have a new line of highly acclaimed wireless audio and video products called the VERVELIFE.


motorola vervelife

BACON DAY AT GREENWICH!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Free BACON CRISPY THINS pizza slices! [Ermergerd.]


That's how Greenwich celebrated National Bacon Lover's Day last August 20.

Food with its own holiday. Wow. Only bacon has the powers to do that.

Missed out? You can still have your fill...

Greenwich Crispy Bacon Thins2
BACON DAY AT GREENWICH

BEYOND THE BOX UPTOWN MALL

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Beyond The Box remains to be the leading retailer for all things MAC and tech savvy with the opening of their newest branch at Uptown Mall, BGC.


Need I say more? That's pretty much all you need to know I guess. LOL

But I have a bit more to add actually...

beyond the box uptown mall

#TRIPOFWONDERS | BALURAN SAFARI NATIONAL PARK

Friday, August 19, 2016

A savanna in Indonesia?!


My thoughts exactly after asking some friends what to expect in Baluran National Park.

Because when I hear the word "savanna" and "safari", the first thing that comes to mind is Africa.

But after traveling around Indonesia's massive land area, I'm no longer surprised. Their landscape is diverse with lots of pretty surprises just waiting to be discovered. 

Baluran is one of them.

GUIDE TO BALURAN copy
baluran

#OOTD | BELL SLEEVES [AND A] WINNING OUTFIT

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Bell sleeves in an outfit make for a "winning" combination...


This is what I wore to the launch of Uniqlo's Fall/Winter 2016 Jogger Pants collection where Liz Uy chose me among other audience members to style.

YAY!

bell sleeves outfit
zara bell sleeves baby blue dress outfit

#POKEMONGOAYALAMALLS EXPERIENCE | LURE DROP PARTY CHECKLIST

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

From fashion to travel to Pokemon Go.


Before you say bandwagon, yes. ( because, how can you not?! :P) I am not a hardcore gamer but I do love a good game...

In high school, I used to beat all the boys at Gran Turismo and when I was pregnant and too big and heavy to move around, my days were filled with Leisure Suit Larry and Ape Escape.

And don't judge me, but I used to collect Pikuchu anythings when the cartoon first premiered in the Philippines - yes I was a bit over the target market age (but kems). I couldn't get enough of my coin bank that lit up with a simultaneous recording of "Pikachu" each time you dropped in a coin.

So when I first heard about the game, I was super excited to the point where I almost downloaded it illegally. Wait, I did, but got bored cause the server was always down.

I almost graduated to the PC Bot and then I had to fly to Indonesia....where POKEMON GO was already available!

First order of business: DOWNLOAD THAT SH#!

And then I returned home where my previously abundant with Poke Stops map turned into a literal quiet ghost town.

。゜゜(´O`)°゜。

But then several days later....

pokemon go ayala malls lure drop party

#TRIPOFWONDERS | 24 HOURS AT GILI TRAWANGAN

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

So what can you accomplish in 24 hours on Gili? A lot, actually.

If you're planning to visit Gili, I'd certainly recommend more than a day or two but if you're pressed with time, here's some of the things you can do + how to avoid the boat ride from hell....

(⊙_⊙)

VIRTUAL TOUR OF GILI 

UNIQLO F/W 2016 JOGGER PANTS COLLECTION

August 11 - Uniqlo launches their new Jogger Pants collection for Fall Winter 2016 in collaboration with celebrity stylists Liz Uy and Rex Atienza.


Are you a fan of jogger pants? If you haven't tried the trend yet, you'll be clamoring for a pair by the end of this post...

WOW LANG, DIBA? (o´▽`o)

uniqlo joggers rockwell

#TRIPOFWONDERS: 10 THINGS TO DO AT KAWAH PUTIH

Tuesday, August 9, 2016


There's so much more to Indonesia than just Bali guys!
(I'M NOT SAYING IT ISN'T AWESOME BUT THERE'S SO MUCH ELSE TO SEE IN INDONESIA!)

Home to over 17,000 islands and also Southeast Asia's biggest country, the landscape is diverse and full of wonderful surprises!
During my 2 week trek across the archipelago, I was able to visit Jakarta, Lombok, Bandung, Gili, Makassar and several others but my favorite destination remains to be Java and its magnificent collection of volcanoes!

While there, I was able to visit Mt. Ijen (read more about it here) and Mount Patuha's Kawah Putih - a tourist friendly sulfur lake because it doesn't require a tedious hike! Anyone can visit and enjoy the beauty of of it's fairy tale-like surroundings.

More after the jump!

KAWAH PUTIH ADVENTURES

A COUCH POTATO'S GUIDE TO HIKING IJEN CRATER #TRIPOFWONDERS

Friday, August 5, 2016

So you're a professional couch potato who happened upon a random yet griping documentary and now you want to climb Ijen. Great news, you're just like me! And guess what, we can make it to the top without dying. ┐( ˘_˘ )┌

I am not a hiker nor a sportsman. My idea of a workout for the last 1.5 years is a short walk from the fridge to my couch or bed and then typing in a few key words for an adult session of Netflix and chill (no hanky-panky involved).

To say that I was not physically prepared for this climb is an understatement. I was already panting during our short walk to the bar from our hotel on Gili Island (on flat land!) but that's a whole different story.

For now, let's talk about my personal Ijen experience.

BEGINNERS GUIDE TO IJEN


CONTEST | TAP TO FOCUS

Wednesday, August 3, 2016


Beyond the Box Launches Tap to Focus: An iPhone Street Photography Contest

Beyond the Box presents the challenge of using only an iPhone 
to capture inspiring photos on the street 

As a brand on a mission to help its customers discover innovative ways of using their everyday devices, Apple Premium Reseller Beyond the Box is launching “Tap to Focus: An iPhone Photography Contest” created to empower photographers to find extraordinary moments in ordinary circumstances.

BTB taptofocus Social media2

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

#COFFEESHAMED SERIES | CAFE IN THE SKY

"Imagine yourself enveloped in a calm sea of nothingness."

That's exactly what it feels like when you're at Cafe In The Sky...

cafe in the sky
cafe in the sky

Thursday, August 25, 2016

#TRIPOFWONDERS | A SLICE OF PARADISE: KODINGARENG KEKE ISLAND

GUIDE TO KODINGARENG KEKE ISLAND, MAKASSAR

When I traveled to Boracay from Lucena via Jet Ski, I saw MANY gorgeous little virgin islands.

So it's quite difficult to impress the eyes of this seasoned veteran. (wow, LOL). But seriously, I've seen my fair share and I love me a good island, especially the uninhabited type.

Problem is, most are extremely difficult [and expensive] to access but not Kodingareng Keke Island.

KODINGARENGKEKE (1) copy
Translates to: Green Island//Protect Sea

Monday, August 22, 2016

MOTOROLA VERVELIFE

I must have been living under a rock cause last I heard, Motorola was still making mobiles. 

No?

I just found out a few days ago that they now have a new line of highly acclaimed wireless audio and video products called the VERVELIFE.


motorola vervelife

Sunday, August 21, 2016

BACON DAY AT GREENWICH!

Free BACON CRISPY THINS pizza slices! [Ermergerd.]


That's how Greenwich celebrated National Bacon Lover's Day last August 20.

Food with its own holiday. Wow. Only bacon has the powers to do that.

Missed out? You can still have your fill...

Greenwich Crispy Bacon Thins2
BACON DAY AT GREENWICH

Saturday, August 20, 2016

BEYOND THE BOX UPTOWN MALL

Beyond The Box remains to be the leading retailer for all things MAC and tech savvy with the opening of their newest branch at Uptown Mall, BGC.


Need I say more? That's pretty much all you need to know I guess. LOL

But I have a bit more to add actually...

beyond the box uptown mall

Friday, August 19, 2016

#TRIPOFWONDERS | BALURAN SAFARI NATIONAL PARK

A savanna in Indonesia?!


My thoughts exactly after asking some friends what to expect in Baluran National Park.

Because when I hear the word "savanna" and "safari", the first thing that comes to mind is Africa.

But after traveling around Indonesia's massive land area, I'm no longer surprised. Their landscape is diverse with lots of pretty surprises just waiting to be discovered. 

Baluran is one of them.

GUIDE TO BALURAN copy
baluran

Thursday, August 18, 2016

#OOTD | BELL SLEEVES [AND A] WINNING OUTFIT

Bell sleeves in an outfit make for a "winning" combination...


This is what I wore to the launch of Uniqlo's Fall/Winter 2016 Jogger Pants collection where Liz Uy chose me among other audience members to style.

YAY!

bell sleeves outfit
zara bell sleeves baby blue dress outfit

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

#POKEMONGOAYALAMALLS EXPERIENCE | LURE DROP PARTY CHECKLIST

From fashion to travel to Pokemon Go.


Before you say bandwagon, yes. ( because, how can you not?! :P) I am not a hardcore gamer but I do love a good game...

In high school, I used to beat all the boys at Gran Turismo and when I was pregnant and too big and heavy to move around, my days were filled with Leisure Suit Larry and Ape Escape.

And don't judge me, but I used to collect Pikuchu anythings when the cartoon first premiered in the Philippines - yes I was a bit over the target market age (but kems). I couldn't get enough of my coin bank that lit up with a simultaneous recording of "Pikachu" each time you dropped in a coin.

So when I first heard about the game, I was super excited to the point where I almost downloaded it illegally. Wait, I did, but got bored cause the server was always down.

I almost graduated to the PC Bot and then I had to fly to Indonesia....where POKEMON GO was already available!

First order of business: DOWNLOAD THAT SH#!

And then I returned home where my previously abundant with Poke Stops map turned into a literal quiet ghost town.

。゜゜(´O`)°゜。

But then several days later....

pokemon go ayala malls lure drop party

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

#TRIPOFWONDERS | 24 HOURS AT GILI TRAWANGAN

So what can you accomplish in 24 hours on Gili? A lot, actually.

If you're planning to visit Gili, I'd certainly recommend more than a day or two but if you're pressed with time, here's some of the things you can do + how to avoid the boat ride from hell....

(⊙_⊙)

VIRTUAL TOUR OF GILI 

UNIQLO F/W 2016 JOGGER PANTS COLLECTION

August 11 - Uniqlo launches their new Jogger Pants collection for Fall Winter 2016 in collaboration with celebrity stylists Liz Uy and Rex Atienza.


Are you a fan of jogger pants? If you haven't tried the trend yet, you'll be clamoring for a pair by the end of this post...

WOW LANG, DIBA? (o´▽`o)

uniqlo joggers rockwell

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

#TRIPOFWONDERS: 10 THINGS TO DO AT KAWAH PUTIH


There's so much more to Indonesia than just Bali guys!
(I'M NOT SAYING IT ISN'T AWESOME BUT THERE'S SO MUCH ELSE TO SEE IN INDONESIA!)

Home to over 17,000 islands and also Southeast Asia's biggest country, the landscape is diverse and full of wonderful surprises!
During my 2 week trek across the archipelago, I was able to visit Jakarta, Lombok, Bandung, Gili, Makassar and several others but my favorite destination remains to be Java and its magnificent collection of volcanoes!

While there, I was able to visit Mt. Ijen (read more about it here) and Mount Patuha's Kawah Putih - a tourist friendly sulfur lake because it doesn't require a tedious hike! Anyone can visit and enjoy the beauty of of it's fairy tale-like surroundings.

More after the jump!

KAWAH PUTIH ADVENTURES

Friday, August 5, 2016

A COUCH POTATO'S GUIDE TO HIKING IJEN CRATER #TRIPOFWONDERS

So you're a professional couch potato who happened upon a random yet griping documentary and now you want to climb Ijen. Great news, you're just like me! And guess what, we can make it to the top without dying. ┐( ˘_˘ )┌

I am not a hiker nor a sportsman. My idea of a workout for the last 1.5 years is a short walk from the fridge to my couch or bed and then typing in a few key words for an adult session of Netflix and chill (no hanky-panky involved).

To say that I was not physically prepared for this climb is an understatement. I was already panting during our short walk to the bar from our hotel on Gili Island (on flat land!) but that's a whole different story.

For now, let's talk about my personal Ijen experience.

BEGINNERS GUIDE TO IJEN


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

CONTEST | TAP TO FOCUS


Beyond the Box Launches Tap to Focus: An iPhone Street Photography Contest

Beyond the Box presents the challenge of using only an iPhone 
to capture inspiring photos on the street 

As a brand on a mission to help its customers discover innovative ways of using their everyday devices, Apple Premium Reseller Beyond the Box is launching “Tap to Focus: An iPhone Photography Contest” created to empower photographers to find extraordinary moments in ordinary circumstances.

BTB taptofocus Social media2