11:54 AM, Saturday, February 23, 2013 ▸
We are all so hardwired to technology nowadays (well hello Tweets, status updates, Instagramin', online business, blogging, gaming, etc. etc.). So naturally, it is often a frustration whenever our gadgets start to dwindle down on their battery life! Most notable of all is today's smartphones that are undeniably quick to 'die'?! Well actually, even our tablets, and more.
That's why it's always a good idea to invest in a good portable charger that you can lug around whenever you're on the go and travelling. My personal recommendation? Inboosta's Travel Booster!
6:54 PM, Thursday, January 31, 2013 ▸
I have a love-hate relationship with this certain rule in airports/carriers wherein you are needed to check-in 2 hours before your flight schedule (except of course when you go for web check-in). Now my 'hatred' for that rule would of course be rooted from the fact that if I do arrive early, I'd be so bored out of my wits while I wait for boarding time.
But here's good news to those who are travelling through Clark! Connected to how efforts of boosting the tourism in our country, the Ayala Malls partnered up with the Department of Tourism to open the TriNoma Clark Airport Lounge! The first offsite passenger lounge for Metro Manila's Diosdado Macapagal International Airport.
Launched just last January 15, the TriNoma Clark Airport Lounge is OPEN 24 HOURS DAILY aand is conveniently situated inside the mall. So passengers may opt to park or be dropped off at TriNoma to lounge, shop, watch a movie, dine, or whatnot as they wait for a bus that would transfer them to DMIA. Clearly, this lounge ensures travel comfort for travelers given their fully-furnished amenities that include spacious waiting area, secured luggage counter, regular round trip bus services and real-time flight status updates... and more!
3:31 AM, Thursday, January 17, 2013 ▸
The last time I set foot in a gym was last last year when I was still a member of this certain over-hyped-slash-popular fitness club. I decided to cancel it and just do running or home exercises because I was a bit bored with the same ol' machines, when in fact, I could stay fit and healthy by just doing natural movements. Just when I thought I'd settle in to this kind of set-up, 360 Fitness Club came along!
"Lose the Machines!" : Thanks to Cheryl, I got the chance to take a look into what this gym was about when they held their grand launch on their newest branch at Timog Avenue! And for a short say: I liked it! Much like my aim, their programs and activities exclude machines given how it limits the range of motion and only works on a certain muscle at a time. As for their main training program, it is the 360 Circuit which we first tried!
4:26 PM, Monday, January 14, 2013 ▸
I believe that one of the greatest gifts that one could give away is... TIME. Every year, especially during the Christmas season, I always try to find a way to 'give back' to those who have it less. Last 2012, it was timely that my friend Cheryl invited me over to one of her friend's birthday party which entailed a visit to the elderly at the Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity in Tayuman.
I've been to orphanages before of sick children and orphans, but never to one such as this. Missionaries of Charity in Tayuman actually has two buildings; one for the sick children and another for the elderly which is overseen by the nuns, called as the Sisters of Charity. Overall, I really enjoyed being with these elder people as we held a feeding day for them last December.
1:56 PM, Saturday, January 5, 2013 ▸
One of the many things that I am thankful for in this life is good music. I admit that I've been more of an RnB and Pop person for the past years, but I'm glad that I broke out of that phase and got to discover more of the other genres. So far, I've been in love with reggae, classical, and of course, jazz! With the help of my boyfriend (who has great taste in music, mind you!) I've also been slowly discovering my love for progressional rock for instance and a lot of the old classics. ♥
Going back to the topic of jazz, there's one long overdue post that I haven't managed to share yet; up until now. It was last year, and I was lucky enough to be invited to a show on one of our new and upcoming local artists who—wait for it!—sings jazz! Baihana! It's an all girl trio that recently won the Best Jazz Band in Boy Katindig's Jazzfest. Composed of Krina Cayabyab (Ryan Cayabyab's daughter), Mel Torre, and Anna Achacoso, they're said to be competing in the upcoming International Jazzfest in Malaysia!
Last August 2012, they held a concert at the Music Museum entitled as Baihana: Love and Devotion as they crooned love songs all night long!