Tag : Philippines

How To Catch Pokemon With Feelings

How To Catch Pokemon With Feelings

The mobile game Pokemon Go is a global phenomenon! Since its anticipated launch in the Philippines, the lifestyle and daily routine of most Pinoy gamers have been changed. Everyone goes out and wants to be the very best, mga bes! Jiggly-pak! Gen-ganern! There are few available in-app tips to guide the Pokemon master wannabes. So […]

Juanderlust: Discover 80 Wonders of the Philippines in 80 Days

Juanderlust: Discover 80 Wonders of the Philippines in 80 Days

What if I told that there is a way to travel around the Philippines, covering the North to South, in 80 consecutive solid days for free? Will you leave everything behind and start this epic adventure? Hotel booking site, Travel Book PH and vacation rental booking site Stop Sleep Go teamed up to bring an […]

12 Things Foreigners Say About Philippines

12 Things Foreigners Say About Philippines

It was one fine day in Coron, Palawan. Before I dipped into the waters of Kayangan Lake, I approached a mother who’s painting the landscape according to her image. She is Marilyn from France who is traveling with her model daughter. After she finished her masterpiece, I asked her permission for it to be photographed. […]

20 Travelers I Follow (Part 2)

20 Travelers I Follow (Part 2)

Whatever social networking place you go in the interwebs, once that travel bug had bitten you, it is automatic to pin, to repost and to follow features and influencers of travel. Case in point, our favorite photo sharing app – the Instagram. Set aside the local celebrities who at their boiling points passive-aggressively sharing quotes […]

How To Book Cheap Flights in the Philippines

How To Book Cheap Flights in the Philippines

Travel can be cheap. For the first of the two-part article on how to travel more for less, I’m sharing some pointers before and after booking plane tickets. Travel by air takes the lion share from the expenses pie. So getting it done in cheaper-than-cheap price is already half the battle. Daig ng matiyaga at […]

Where Do Broken Hearts Go?

Where Do Broken Hearts Go?

I know it’s been some time. And there’s something on your mind. I see, you haven’t been the same since that cold November day. There’s a voice encouraging you to move on but you don’t know where to begin, and heck, you don’t even know where broken hearts go. The relationships that sadly ended (and […]

Free: 100 Destinations in the Philippines That You Should Visit Too

Let me introduce two things: First is the awesome electronic dance music of a Filipino music maker, KidWolf. Check the local airwaves and you’d find out he’s the guy behind the beats of some of the songs in the chart as he collaborates with artists like Sarah Geronimo and Daniel Padilla. “Free” is the official theme song of the recently concluded musical festival, Summer Siren. Aside from my inclination to DJ mixes as accompaniment to all my travel videos, I think only Original Pinoy Music will fit best in a clip featuring the Philippines. And the line in the song “Choose an island from the open sea” suits best. Second is my top 100 destination picks in our country that I’ve visited so far. All of the photos and clips featured here come from my travel. I am really enjoying this montage. This is my answer to Tourism Secretary’s call for Filipinos to turn ourselves into ambassadors for our country.

But this list does not end here. There are more spots to check in. I only have been around 30 provinces out of the 81. Another 100 Destinations list is on my way. Maybe, you, too, can join me in choosing one of the 7107 islands (and hundreds of festivals too) from the open sea.

Music by KidWolf & BV, “Free”
Extended Mix

Levels: 52 Weekends of 2013

This is the proof of an ambitious concept of traveling 52 consecutive weekends. It started as a one big dream to make the most out of life out of the office. Without missing any weekend or a repeat of a destination or an event, Project 52 Weekends has covered more than 30 provinces in the Philippines and 6 other countries and territories in Asia. 2013 has been a year of climbing mountains, trekking rivers, dancing in the rain, and meeting new friends and outdoor junkies, a year of an endless summer.

More than I have found myself in this amazing journey, I also have created myself to be the true-blood wandering weekend warrior.

Music by Avicii, “Levels”

If I Lose Myself X Clarity: The Great Southern Negros Occidental Adventure

This is the longest video I blogged yet because we had shared and captured plenty pretty moments. What do you expect if three from the group brought a GoPro camera each? With that, someone needed to buy an external hard drive to pool the 12 gigabytes of videos and photos. Because I have to watch the captures again, it took me longer also to edit and to put them in one cool video. No complains though. It is the best buwis-buhay trip ever.

We came to the Great Southern Negros Occidental adventure from various locations: Manila, Boracay, Iloilo, Cebu and Bacolod. The party started in Iloilo as we celebrated the continuation of Mhar’s Best Birthday Ever. We then crossed the sea between Iloilo and Negros islands (and for some between Cebu and Negros islands). We took a long bus trip from Bacolod to Bulata and the rest is an awesome history.

We scuba dived, kayaked, snorkled, partied in an infinity pool pretended like no one is watching, played Monopoly Deal card game, sipped few alcohol, paid visit to private sanctuary island of Danjugan, beach bummed in Turtle Island, and did anything fun in between.

Music by OneRepublic & Alesso, “If I Lose Myself”
Tiesto Remix
and by Zedd & Foxes, “Clarity”
Tiesto Remix

Tikman: AirAsia X Experience

It’s a default choice. I always want to get the seat near the airplane’s window because of the thought-provoking cloud formations, dramatic sunsets and unique skylines. This video documented the bird plane’s eye view of the islands of four countries namely Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Maldives and the Philippines during our flights to and from the Maldivian dream vacation. This was also my first time to grab premium and business seats. Thanks to Air Asia X! The experience is so freakin’ awesome.

Music by Sugarfree, “Tikman”
Sung originally by Eraserheads