Saturday, February 24, 2018

Surfing in San Juan, La Union



Last January 30, 2018 -  I had my second chance to surf but this time it's at Kahuna Beach,  San Juan, La Union. It's my first time to visit San Juan, so by default, I was full of excitement especially because I got the chance to travel with good friends.

loving the beach at Kahuna, San Juan, La Union

loving the beach at Kahuna, San Juan, La Union
How to get to San Juan, La Union:

* If you are in a private vehicle, take an hour and a half to 2 hours road trip from Baguio City to La Union, passing through Naguilan Road to the town called San Juan. There are a lot of choices for you choose from on where to surf, some of the surfing beaches are  Kahuna beach, Flotsam and Surf Shack. On this trip, we chose Kahuna beach since we have a kid and we want to give him a safe place to swim.

**If you will be commuting from Baguio, you may opt for the following:
From Baguio
Travel time: 2 hours
Fare: P104

Take an air-conditioned bus bound for San Fernando, Vigan, Abra, or Laoag via:
Partas (Gov. Pack Road)
Fariñas (Gov. Pack Road)
Philippine Rabbit (Gov. Pack Road)

 For reservations and overnight package, you may contact the following:
   
 1. Kahuna Beach Resort

     Call (072) 607 1040
     Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/KahunaBeachResortandSpa/









Kahuna Beach Resort has complete amenities in which you will surely enjoy, may you choose to spend an overnight stay or day use. It will definitely gives you the comfort and security of a home away from home.

Kahuna's infinity pool has its grand view fronting the beach as you watch the surfers overcoming their fears and just flowing with the big waves of South China Sea. Kahuna's Cafe is overlooking the beach too, so while you are having a meal or a cup of coffee, you will feel relax as the sea breeze touches your face and the water is welcoming you in.


For more options on where to stay in La Union, here are some of the best:

 2.  FLOTSAM and JETSAM Artist Beach Hostel
       SurfTown, La Union, PHILIPPINES
      Call 0917 802 1328

3.  Surf Shack
     238 National Highway, San Juan, La Union
     San Juan, La Union
     @surfshacksanjuanlaunion
     Call (072) 607 4914


If you want to surf, you can just go down the resort to the beach and you can rent a surfing board for an hour and that's already with an instructor for Php 450. You can expect that before your one hour ends, you will be ready to surf alone.




Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Global Art




Global Art Cebu bested centers around the world and was recognized  as being one of the Top 10 outstanding  International Franchisee for 2017-2018. And because Global Art wants to show their gratitude towards their clients, they've organized a THANKSGIVING PARTY last January 27, 2018 (Saturday), 3:00pm-5:00pm, at the 2nd level lobby of Banilad Town Center, Cebu. This event also coincides with their 4th Anniversary Celebration, where they had showcase the creative output of their students through an art exhibit.

I, myself was mesmerized by the artistic outputs of the students and felt really proud of how dynamic our art education has improved. At an early stage of our child, we can already give them the best art school (of course - Global Art) for them to have an avenue to develop their gifts.

Here are some of the art exhibits by the Global Art students:

Global Art Exhibit 2018

Global Art Exhibit 2018

Global Art Exhibit 2018

Global Art Exhibit 2018

Global Art is the World's No. 1 Children's Art Enrichment Program, with more than 600 centers in 18 countries including the US, Australia, China and most of the Southeast Asia. Through its award-wining and internationally-recognized programs, Globalart aims to enhance a child's creative thinking skills through learning technical art techniques and disciplines.

Global Art Exhibit 2018

Global Art Exhibit 2018

Global Art Exhibit 2018

Global Art Exhibit 2018

Global Art Exhibit 2018


I was a witness to the art exhibit last January 27 and all I can say is that the investment you will be putting up for your child's development is all worth it. I was with my blogger friend who has a child and we really got excited to try the art techniques that their friendly teachers imparted to us. It didn't stop me from wishing that if only we have this kind of school before then I would have been good in arts. :) (sigh!) but I guess, I have to give this to the next generation! It is an opportunity for parents to seize for their children to embark on for their future.

For more information about Globalart Cebu and to schedule a FREE TRIAL, visit  facebook.com/globalartcebu or their website at www.globalart.com.ph. You can also call 316-8418 / 0917-547-4010 (Banilad Town Center branch) or 316-7382 / 0977-831-7894 (Capitol Square branch) or email them at globalart.cebu@gmail.com


Saturday, February 17, 2018

The Clash 2018



Today, February 17, 2018 - I had the chance to interview the only Asia's Songbird - Ms. Regine Velasquez who visited the Queen City of the South to give us a brief discussion about her new show in GMA 7 this year entitled  - " The Clash"

It is a singing contest open to all (from 16 y.o. and above)

When I asked Miss Regine the following questions:

What makes it different from the other singing competition?

Unlike the other singing contest that GMA has produced, the exciting part is pwede kang pumili sa kakalabanin mo na you think na kaya mo.. ganun yung concept kaya the clash

Who are the other judges in this show?

There's Ai- Ai Delas Alas, Christian Bautista and Lani Misalucha for the contest proper
but for the screening, we have Vehnee Saturno, Jay Durias, and Derek Bert De Leon

How long does this show last?

It's for fourteen weeks or one season

The Clash

 It is a singing contest that has an exciting new concept. If you wanna challenge yourself, pick the best contender... it's more of you as a singer, what you think you are capable of doing to be the best.

Nowadays you just don't join, they train you.. gaining so much more than just singing.. those are the things that are given to you for free. The biggest teacher you'll ever have is experience.

What made you say yes to this project?

It's an exciting project, they talked to me about this na since last year and they've been working on this for a year now.. Why would I not say yes, di ba? I came from there and it's nice to be there standing with the contestants because they know I can relate to them and they somehow feel at ease.. 'yun man lang maitulong ko sa kanila. it's an honor for me to be hosting this kind of contest.

It's an honor for me to be part of this show very soon… 
This show will be aired twice a week, malamang weekends. This is indeed a  good way of discovering new talents. 

Why Cebu?

Cebu is where we are holding the first public audition.. inuna na muna namin kung saan maraming magagaling. madami talagang magagaling dito.




Friday, February 16, 2018

Cebu Bloggers Society celebrating its 10th year Anniversary




I can vividly remember how I began my journey with Cebu Bloggers Society. I was independently chasing my passion for writing..having a personal blog only to have a record of my travels to remind me of how beautiful my country is, as well as to help my friends and colleagues in making itineraries for their trips especially in a BPO setting. Way back 2012, I started my own blog and that was my key to becoming a member of the CBS last 2015.

Fast forward to February 14, 2018, Cebu Bloggers Society are one in celebrating our 10th year Anniversary as a family and as the premiere and most trusted group of digital influencers in Cebu. We have kept and continued to keep our name on top and everyone are just so proud of being a part of this reputable group of bloggers. We are indeed proud to say that with the following sponsors we have, namely:

> Cebu Parklane International Hotel
> Oppo
> Timex

The Cebu Bloggers Society

We were able to commemorate the 10-year journey of our professionalism and unity in bringing the name Cebu Bloggers.

Let me share with you how CBS opened the avenue for me to expand my knowledge, my ideas, and my relationships.

When I started, I was sure of my niche - of course, it is gonna be a travel blog as my objective is to promote my country to my fellow Filipinos and to the international world. Moreover, with me becoming part of this group, I was introduced to more fields to blog about food, events, and lifestyle.


Clearly, it did not just allow me to do my passion. It did give even more! - more than I’ve ever imagined.

It gives me the right to be acknowledged and recognized by companies for work collaboration,
which helps in enhancing my self-confidence and self-reliance.

I had become more aggressive in reaching my dreams as it opens more opportunities for me, especially in my career growth.


I can’t be grateful enough for this team - The Cebu Bloggers, as it serves as my key to a lot of doors to better myself.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The New Sheriff's Grill



Yes! A cozy place with your comfort food and a bunch of your favorite people is a perfect treat for you!

It is such a pleasure for me to be the bearer of good news, A new Sheriff is in town! Opening their doors to the Cebuanos early this January, people are starting to get crazy over their great food at affordable prices.

The New Sheriff's Grill - A Wild West theme Resto!


I was one of the lucky customers who were able to try their food a few days after they launched.

And I have enjoyed every bite of the ribs, every munch of the soft meat and every chew of their delicious and savory viands.

Let me just share with you whats on top of their menu:

Chili Dynamite for P158

Calamares for P238


Adobong Kangkong for P88

Fish Sinigang for P188

Lechon ( 1/2 kilo for 268 & 1 kilo for P308)

Sizzling Pork Steak for P168

Pork Barbeque for P88

 Pork Belly for P128

Sizzling Chicken for P148

Sizzling Bulalo for P200

Baby Back Ribs for P188

Sheriff's Grill Halo Halo for P48

Sheriff's Grill

Sheriff's Grill


Imagine yourself in a backyard or a food hub somewhere in Texas watching men in their cowboys' attire riding a horse and hurriedly comes in to quench their thirsts and fill in their stomachs with their comfort food and making themselves comfortable from the heat of the day. That is what Sheriff's Grill is offering to us. Its unique theme is giving us a notable and an extraordinary experience.
Not only providing a great adventure but stretches your budget to go a long way.

A new hub for the Cebuanos called the Sheriff's Grill. A new stop where people visiting tourist spots in Cordova like the Happy Museum, 10,000 Roses Cafe and Lantaw Floating Restaurant can grab and enjoy a bite with their friends and family.


For Inquiries and Reservations:
Sheriff's Grill

3336 P. Rodriguez St., Canjulao (81.61 mi)

Lapu-Lapu City 6015

(032) 516 0913













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Monday, January 15, 2018

Pasko sa Bluewaters Sumilon Island Resort


Has it ever crossed your mind on what the best pursuit will be in introducing our culture to foreigners and tourists? Where can you take your visitors to give them a glimpse of your identity?

That was the same question I had before and luckily, I found the answer after attending the Pasko sa Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort last December 02-03, 2017.

Bluewater Sumilon Christmas Tree

Maribago Bluewater Resorts in Mactan, Sumilon Island and in Bohol are wholly owned by  Filipinos. With this one fact, it already give us an idea on what their best services will be - of course, that shouldn't be a question anymore - Bluewater Sumilon Resort is excellent in showcasing the Filipino culture to their guests.


That was indeed the highlight of the Pasko sa Bluewater Sumilon. It became a time capsule in taking me back to the time when our culture was the only thing we knew.. Intensely, this whole experience was an eye-opener for me on how great it will be if only we stick to exhibiting our very own identity as Filipinos through our food, dances, songs and many more.

Filipino's favorite - Lechon!


Filipino's favorite - Lechon! by the Lechon diva herself

The people preparing the food with the lechon diva

Filipino's all-time food - barbecue

Varieties of Filipino food were highlighted on that night

Filipino street food




Our adorable table with a Filipino set- up


Still thinking if how this bahalina drink taste like


Bahalina drink - our own Filipino drink made of coconut

Philippines' National Dance - The Tinikling

 It was a night full of love and pride. Bluewater Sumilon's love for the country was vividly exhibited that evening. Visitors from various countries were enjoying! They also had fun tasting our food and observing the Filipino culture that is, unfortunately, slowly diminishing as generations pass by. One American even commented that it's the kind of visit he wished for, to learn and understand the culture of the country. Those words made me think and appreciate our beloved Philippines even more.

I can't resist the festive ambiance of Bluewater Sumilon

With my newly found friends from the US

From (L to R) The Chef of Bluewater Sumilon with a fellow blogger Charity Oh, me and Chef Pepita (the Lechon diva)


A chance of being able to live for a day embracing and savoring the Filipino culture as instilled and preserved by the Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort. From their Pandan welcome drinks to their food, the Bahalina cocktail, their dance, the festive ambiance and the presence of Mr. Joseph Gara, the grand winner of Vispop 4.0.. it makes me the proudest to be a Filipino. Seeing foreigners very happy as they learn about our culture, their excitement to taste Filipino food and their eagerness to learn a little of our language was definitely a day of celebration for the 12th year Anniversary of Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort. Thank you, Bluewater Sumilon Island for raising our identity as Filipinos. I will always be a supporter of your vision and mission. 












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