Saturday, June 2, 2018

Maayo Hotel's New Suite Room


For this month of May, I was scheduled to travel to the beautiful Coron Islands of Palawan, Philippines. And since my flight was at 5:30 am, I and my friends decided to look for a hotel where we can stay overnight that should be near to Mactan airport for us to not wake up too early for our next day trip.

Since I already have an experience at Maayo hotel and it's basically ten to fifteen minutes from the airport, so we were settled to book the suite room. We arrived at six in the evening and I, personally was mesmerized by the beauty and luxury of the suite room. We were very lucky to be the first to experience it. And for that, I want to give you a tour of my room and the new restaurant at the roof deck, Ani restaurant.

Maayo's New Suite Room: bedroom

Maayo's New Suite Room: living room
My welcome cake at Maayo Hotel
The flowers in the room
My Bath tub at Maayo Hotel



The luxurious bathroom of Maayo Hotel

The Japanese toilet seat

Very comfortable making my blog in my room

Another view of my workstation


Dining area

Living Room
My warm bed for tonight, only at Maayo Hotel's suite room



The snugly bed at Maayo Hotel's suite room

A view of the mini kitchen of Maayo's suite room


The Amenities

Thursday, May 17, 2018

HideAway Dive Hostel


Twenty to thirty minutes away from the airport is a home for the divers which recently opened to backpackers and travelers.

Hide away hostel offers you a warm and comfortable home in the island of Mactan. If your goal in visiting Cebu is to discover the various pristine waters of the northern part of Cebu, then HideAway Dive Hostel is your number one choice. It just doesn't just offer you a room with a very reasonable price but it also extends its service for freediving courses.

At my back is one of the bamboo huts that accommodates three persons

Enjoying the heat of the sun


I was very fortunate to be invited to their relaunching last May 12, 2018 (Saturday) in which they get us to experience free diving. Diving instructor, David Webb made us do static breathing techniques ready for free diving. The best part of this day's adventure was the venue wherein we sailed two hours and thirty minutes to the North Sand Bar for the freediving course. It was a surprise for me to be able to know that I am capable of holding my breath to more than a minute underwater applying the breathing techniques of what coach Dave taught us.

On our way to the Mactan port where the boat that will take us to the North Sand Bar is waiting.

The port

 With my fellow digital Influencers: Glyth of Glitterzescapades, Jeane of ViajeraCebuana, Dilon of Byahe ni Dilon, Ly of Overrated Friday, Kim Charlie of I am Kim Charlie, and Orly- the Hideaway business consultant (from R- L)


 And look we are complete! The digital influencers with our dive coach: Dave and the owner of Hideaway Dive Hostel

with my fellow influencers

 So glad to have this trip with my fellow bloggers

 The North Sand Bar


Adding to the new lesson of free diving is the beautiful long stretch of North Sand Bar of Bohol which surprisingly was my first time to see this heavenly stunning sand bar. Good thing, we were given few minutes to take our photos.

And of course, I won't miss taking pic

 more pose

My turn for the static breathing exercise with coach Dave

 With all of us

Having pork and chicken barbecue for lunch


And our healthy boodle fight lunch


At four thirty in the afternoon, we arrived safely in Mactan. We were fetched by the van of Hideaway hostel back to its premises. We made ourselves ready for our dinner at the roof deck with a great sunset view where they put on carpets and pillows for us to be comfortable to sit in. 

Our view in going back to the city

we were asked to customize our Hideaway shirt

It's basically normal for us to help and work as a team

The view from the roof deck of Hideaway Dive Hostel

HideAway Dive Hostel relaunches its service as a one-stop shop for the divers, backpackers, and families. They also served healthy options for your meals. And because of their love for diving, they opened their diving museum where they showcased various gears, suits, cameras and a lot of stuff that you can use for diving.

The hostel has 6 rooms with room one offering bed space and 2 bamboo huts for families. For as low as P1550, you can already book their bamboo hut (with shared bathroom), good for three with continental breakfast. For their double room with a shared bathroom it's as low as P1450 with continental breakfast and for their bunk bed its P650 with breakfast. 

With this low prices offered only at the Hideaway Dive hostel, you can enjoy and try a lot of water activities in Mactan, Cebu.



Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Metro Fun Run



Who wouldn't be enticed with what Metro has in store for us, their valued customers?

Last March and April, Metro has made Summer very active for us. 
First, they had a Metro Cookfest Activity which you can read on my blog: http://www.glitterzescapades.com/2018/03/metro-cookfest-2018.html on March 24 & 25, 2018
And for their last Summer hurrah, they have the most extravagant and lavish Summer Fun Run ever.  At least for me, I have not attended a Fun Run event that gives a lot to the participants like medicines, Pocari Sweat, alcohol, Lewis cologne, Virginia hotdogs, rice, and a lot more.


The participants started to gather around at Ayala Terraces at around 4:30am on April 28, 2018 (Saturday). They started with a zumba to do stretching and warm ups. They all came from different age range as their categories were as follows:  

21 km Male and Female Category
10 km Male and Female Category
5 km Male and Female Category

***Child participant must present a Parents Consent for those running as individuals.***
Zumba before the run

Photo credit to Megawear

Photo credit to Megawear

Photo credit to Megawear

Photo credit to Megawear

Photo credit to Megawear
Prizes for Winners 

Category
Prizes
Other Inclusions:
Male
Female
5KM
CHAMPION - P2,000 worth of Metro GC 2nd Prize – P1,500 worth of Metro GC 3rd Prize- P1,000 worth of Metro GC 4th Prize- P500 worth of Metro GC 
5th Prize- P300 worth of Metro GC
CHAMPION - P2,000 worth of Metro GC 2nd Prize – P1,500 worth of Metro GC 3rd Prize- P1,000 worth of Metro GC 4th Prize- P500 worth of Metro GC 
5th Prize- P300 worth of Metro GC
First 50 finishers for Male and Female category will receive Medals
10KM
CHAMPION - P3,500 worth of Metro GC 2nd Prize – P2,500 worth of Metro GC 3rd Prize- P1,500 worth of Metro GC 4th Prize- P1,000 worth of Metro GC 5th Prize- P500 worth of Metro GC
CHAMPION - P3,500 worth of Metro GC 2nd Prize – P2,500 worth of Metro GC 3rd Prize- P1,500 worth of Metro GC 4th Prize- P1,000 worth of Metro GC 5th Prize- P500 worth of Metro GC
First 50 finishers for Male and Female category will receive Medals
21KM
CHAMPION - P5,000 worth of Metro GC 2nd Prize – P4,000 worth of Metro GC 3rd Prize- P3,000 worth of Metro GC 4th Prize- P2,000 worth of Metro GC 5th Prize- P1,000 worth of Metro GC
CHAMPION - P5,000 worth of Metro GC 2nd Prize – P4,000 worth of Metro GC 3rd Prize- P3,000 worth of Metro GC 4th Prize- P2,000 worth of Metro GC 5th Prize- P1,000 worth of Metro GC
All Finishers will receive medals

* All prizes are awarded with a plaque of appreciation 

The runners were all passionate in winning the prizes. I, personally was on the finish line to capture the victorious faces of the winners. Seeing them very happy with what they have gained from the run makes me think of how generous Metro is to their contestants.
Aside from the giveaways mentioned above, they also have fabulous prizes like: two bicycles, electric fans, rice and gift certificates.
One of the prizes for the Summer Metro Fun Run (photo credit to Megawear)

 Giveaways for the Summer Metro Fun Run (photo credit to Megawear)

 One of the prizes for the Summer Metro Fun Run (photo credit to Megawear)

The trophies for the Summer Metro Fun Run (photo credit to Megawear)

One of the winners of the Electric Fan for the Summer Metro Fun Run (photo credit to Megawear)

Winners for the 10k Male category for the Metro Summer Fun Run (photo credit to Megawear)

Winners for the 10K Female category of the Summer Metro Fun Run (photo credit to Megawear)

Winners for the 21K Male category of the Summer Metro Fun Run (photo credit to Megawear)

Winners for the 21K Female category of the Summer Metro Fun Run (photo credit to Megawear)





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