Side Trips and Reviews

Visit the 2018 Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair at SM Megamall and score great food finds

Posted on March 16, 2018

Foodies and local produce enthusiasts still have a chance to hoard great finds at the 2018 Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair at the Megatrade Halls of SM Megamall. The event commenced last March 14, 2018 and will run until March 18, 2018 (Sunday). This food fair is perfect for those who are looking for a not-your-usual outing this weekend. It is open from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM and admission is free. Taking center stage are bottled fish and otherRead More

IKEA confirms opening of two stores in the Philippines

Posted on March 15, 2018

Fans of IKEA can finally look forward to the opening of the Swedish furniture giant’s first stores in the Philippines. In a report published by ABS CBN News, IKEA said that it found a local partner which will allow it to bring its innovative furniture to the Philippine shores. Reports also said that two stores will open in Manila; one is at the SM Mall of Asia and the other one will be at SM Fairview. There was also aRead More

Travel Gadget Alert: Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Launched

Posted on February 27, 2018

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics recently unveiled its flagship smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, at the highly-anticipated Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the biggest gadget and smartphone event in the world. The unveiling of the latest Galaxy phones is the only major launch at the MWC, thereby putting the spotlight to Samsung this year. An advanced camera and durable hardware make the Samsung Galaxy S9 a perfect travel accessory.Read More

A Review of Island Rose Online Flower Delivery Service

Posted on February 26, 2018

I first discovered Island Rose five years ago and I have since remained a loyal customer. Before that discovery, I still thought the only way to have flowers delivered was to go to a flower shop personally. But with Island Rose, I enjoyed the vast convenience of ordering and paying for flower arrangements online – no need to leave my desk to go to a shop. What I like most about island Rose was that they have remained consistent inRead More

Developing good study habits starts in elementary school

Posted on November 17, 2017

Like any soon-to-be parents, my wife and I are both excited and nervous at the same time for the arrival of our first baby. As soon as we learned about my wife’s pregnancy, we began seeking advice from our relatives and friends on the many things that we have to be ready for if we wanted to be good parents. However, what struck me most during one of my conversations with a colleague was when she told me how kidsRead More

You have a voice, now use it wisely: A Call for Responsible Blogging

Posted on November 1, 2017

As English writer Aldous Huxley succinctly puts it: “Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.” Indeed, when used wisely, words can bring forth countless benefits – it can educate, it can bridge distance and time, it can entertain, and it can influence. Wordsmiths, therefore, hold great power in influencing people. Whatever they pen about can either pacify a nation or create chaos. That is how powerful communicationRead More

Monetize your blog through Affiliate Marketing

Posted on April 10, 2017

When I first set up a blog, my primary objective was to have a personal space in the web where I can share my thoughts and experiences. I used a free platform so maintenance was really no-frills. As I grew more serious about blogging, I decided to buy a domain to add a touch of professionalism to my blog. While cost of buying the domain was minimal, I still signed up for Google AdSense in hopes of earning a littleRead More

GPSmyCity changes the way we travel with downloadable city guides

Posted on April 10, 2017

Travel apps are essential tools that can make every traveler’s life easy and convenient. From scoring the best deals in flights, hotels and attractions, to itinerary-planning, there are free downloadable applications out there that can cater to your various needs. One such tool that should be in everybody’s smartphone or mobile device is GPSmyCity. GPSmyCity is a Blog2App platform, a pioneer in transforming travel blogs into GPS-powered mobile apps. These apps can be downloaded in smartphones and tablets, and serveRead More

Helping Bloggers Earn: Travel Book Philippines Launches Affiliate Program

Posted on July 26, 2016

I first heard of TravelBook ( through my wife when she booked an overnight accommodation in Boracay during our first anniversary. Although we have not tried (or heard about) TravelBook before, what I liked most about the site is that it already carried a good number of hotels and lodgings. It was a good mix of easy-on-the-pocket bed and breakfast to top-tier hotels, thus catering to a broad segment of travelers. The brand TavelBook also somehow stuck to my mind because of the simplicity and straightforwardness of its name. It isRead More

My First Blogapalooza Experience

Posted on March 12, 2016

Some months ago, I had the honor of attending Blogapalooza, probably one of the largest gatherings of bloggers and businesses. When I expressed my intent to attend, I was not really sure whether the organizers would accept me. For one, I was not really a prolific blogger. More than anything, I blog as a hobby, not as a business. Thus, when I was accepted to join, I was more than excited because it was an opportunity to learn something new,Read More

More Cravings Satisfied: Zomato Online Ordering Services Now Available in the Philippines

Posted on February 22, 2016

For the past two years, I have been an avid contributor of food and restaurant reviews as well as food photos in Zomato. What was initially a hobby and a creative outlet slowly turned out to be a passion. Aside from my love for writing, one factor that kept me contributing articles in Zomato was my belief in its growth potential, which I would want to be part of. For those who are not yet in-the-know, Zomato is a restaurant searchRead More

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