Friday, December 28, 2012

2012 Travels: Looking Back. Looking Forward.

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Around the time when people all over the world were getting ready for the 'end of the world', Rubel and I celebrated the 21st of December in one of Manila's prestigious hotels. He happened to book a Bayview Room for our late anniversary getaway, which made me feel mixed emotions --- like what if the world really ended that day? It would be a quick one for us since we were by the bay. A Tsunami could easily wash us over! But thankfully, our staycation in the metro went on smoothly. When we woke up the next day, Manila greeted us with a warm and sunny 'hello'. It was a new beginning. It was a new day that we were so grateful to have.

Looking back, I realized that this year has been very challenging yet fruitful in a sense. 2012 must have given me the most trips in a 12-month span. 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

An open letter to my travel and life partner on our 5th year.

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Five years have gone by. But it seemed like it was only yesterday when we first laid eyes on each other. Starting out with an impromptu date with a group of people, which eventually lead to just us two -- sharing sentiments and crazy ideas over hot cups of Caramel Macchiato drinks. I will never forget that official first date. It was a mark of a new and blessed beginning. 

December 2007

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

My Top 5 Travel Christmas Gift Picks From Lazada Philippines

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We all know that Christmas is fast approaching (7 more sleeps to go!). Everyone's already rushing to the nearest mall or traveling all the way to Divisoria just to get their last minute yuletide hauls. But for those who may want to save on both time and energy, online shops are always the best go-to alternatives. Just consider Lazada Philippines for example --- one of the fastest-growing online shopping sites in the country today.

Lazada offers a lot of cool and affordable products, which ranges from the latest gadgets, best deals on books, unique home & living items, child-friendly toys, hip fashion accessories, travel gears and more.

So when I found out that Lazada hosted an array of travel goodies, I immediately browsed through their hundreds of items. And lo and behold! I found some of the nicest gift ideas for travel aficionado family and friends.