Camiguin: The Powdery Sands of White Island

Camiguin White Island

“A C-shaped white powdery sand bar” is how our boat captain described the White Island of Camiguin in his own native language. There’s nothing in the island – no trees, no cabanas – except two or three tables set-up where food is being sold.  However, this simplicity is somewhat can make you fall in love [...]

A Preview of My Camiguin Trip


We woke up early with a cool Camiguin breeze that passed through the door of our cabana. I went out to see the beautiful sunrise and spent a few minutes standing, staring at the beach.

My Enjoyable Borneo Reef World Experience in Kota Kinabalu

Borneo Reef World

Following our brief and cloudy Kota Kinabalu City tour on our first day, we thank God for a sunnier Saturday morning as we headed for some island hopping adventure in Palau Sapi and Palau Manukan plus exciting water activities at the new Borneo Reef World. After a filling buffet breakfast in Pacific Sutera hotel, everyone was ready with their sunnies, [...]

Places to Visit in Kota Kinabalu City, Sabah

Shopping in Kota Kianabalu

Right after landing from the inaugural flight of Zest Air to Kota Kinabalu, we excitedly followed our planned itinerary despite the the heavy rains which greeted us. First in our list is shopping and visiting gadget centers in Kota Kinabalu City.   Cocoa Boutique   Our first stop was a short trip to Cocoa Boutique for packs [...]

Zest Air Inaugural Flight to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Zest Air Kota Kinabalu

Zest Air successfully made its maiden flight from Manila to Kota Kinabalu in Sabah last Friday morning – May 9, 2013. Zest Air flight Z2501 left Manila’s NAIA Terminal 4 (old domestic airport) 15 minutes past 9 am.   Together with the Zest Air staff, fellow bloggers and celebrity-singer Mr. Jim Paredes, we arrived in Kota Kinabalu safely and was [...]

Piso Fare Promo with Zest Air

Zest Air Piso Promo Fares

Zest Air joins the pack of Piso fare promos! They are applying it in all flight destinations  from Manila; both international and domestic. Jet-setters from Manila to Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Shanghai, Puerto Princesa, Kalibo (Boracay), Iloilo,  Tagbilaran, Bacolod, Davao, Cebu and Cagayan De Oro can now fly direct for only one peso base fare [...]

Relevance of Mall Culture in the Philippine Setting

Mall Culture in the Philippines

I am inside a mall in Manila as I am writing this article, nestled in a coffee shop corner in the middle of the afternoon.  Honestly, I am here to escape the 35 degree Celsius heat wave across Metro Manila. If I would have stayed home, I would be bathing in my own sweat right now. As [...]

Discovering Skyscanner

Skyscanner Philippines

I was surprised when I learned about Skyscanner last week. As online as I am and being a travel blogger at that for almost 5 years now, how come I knew about it only recently?   Simply put, Skyscanner is an online search tool specific for current and real-time flight options where you can search [...]

Goal: Grow A Million Trees

Earth Day 2013 Philippines

When you hear advertisements about Earth Day, you basically already know what the concept is all about. But what makes this advocacy more effective are the solid programs behind it. The more specific, the better.   Grow A Million Trees   So I was ecstatic when I heard about one of SM Supermalls program geared [...]

Travel to Singapore ’til Summer Ain’t Over

Gardens By The Bay

It might already be drizzling here and there around the Philippines but summer’s not yet over. For some, like Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Cebu Pacific, they’re just starting to heat-up even more.   Until July 31, 2013, Cebu Pacific and STB offer visitors to Singapore awesome deals and discounts with up to 52 weekly [...]