November 30, 2018

A 5-Star Weekend Staycation at the New Clark Marriott Hotel

Who doesn’t crave a quick getaway every now and then? I love travelling to places I’ve never been to once in a while but you know how planning a major trip can get tedious: filing for a vacation leave, booking flights and accommodations, travelling back and forth the airport, half the excitement fizzles away just thinking of everything you have to go through. So it’s really nice to go on a staycation instead; you get to rest and rejuvenate without leaving your country. Plus you also get to rediscover local places and experience it like you’ve never done before.




Contrary to popular belief, staycations can be quite the experience. It’s more than just a few days spent in a hotel, staycations have the ability to alter moods, making you feel as if you’re at a different place and time. That’s why I got excited when my blogger friends Bettina and Princess invited me to join them on a weekend staycation at Marriott Hotel’s newest branch in Clark, Pampanga. Especially that it was my birthday weekend!

November 29, 2018

Meet Clark Freeport’s First and Only 5-Star GM

“There are only positive things I could say about my stay in the Philippines. Great people, good food, and I’m planning to explore more of the country in the coming days with my wife and children,” says Goeran Soelter, general manager of Clark Marriott Hotel in Clark Freeport. Soelter, who has been in the Philippines for just half a year now, is Clark Freeport’s first and only 5-star General Manager for the obvious reason. 


Business is well in the 2-month-old hotel which is something Soelter would like to commend his staff for. “Working in a hotel is like a huge clock which has so many moving parts. Teamwork is essential to make the daily operations run smooth. This involves getting the basics right, training feedback, and looking at process improvements continuously. I am proud of what my team has achieved in a very short amount of time.” He adds, “The team is exceptional and is growing stronger every day. We see happy customers and we continue to work on getting even better.”

November 28, 2018

RebeccaFashion Guide: Sexy Holiday Hairstyles

It’s the season when we attend tad too many parties, gathering, year-enders, get-togethers. Some casual some formal. I myself don’t even know how to squeeze them all in my calendar/schedule. I mean almost every weekend there’s somewhere I need to be or a gathering I need to attend. I know it can be tiring, but of course, we should always keep in mind to always look our best, because you’ll never know who you’ll bump into right?




Besides looking for the appropriate outfit for each event, are you like me who also think about on how to wear your hair to pull out the perfect ensemble? Well here’s a couple of hairstyles you can do. It's not difficult to come up with an elegant, party-ready look. So read on!

November 27, 2018

The Gourmand Market by nawwTy’s kitchen’s 20th Run Celebrating BGC’s Passion Fest!

It’s another long weekend! If you don’t have any planned trips for this long weekend, grab your friends or family and head on over to Central Square, BGC and check out this year’s The Gourmand Market which will run from November 30 to December 2. It’s their 20th run celebrating BGC’s PassionFest.




For this run The Gourmand Market in partnership with San Miguel Beer is featuring artisanal food finds by 9 local brands. A few days ago, I together with my foodie and blogger friends, attended a media preview at Mulberry Door of what to expect in this year’s The Gourmand Market. 

November 26, 2018

Buying A Vacation Home In Telluride: What Are The Benefits?

Everyone dreams of taking a break from their tiring daily routine and go for a holiday with their friends and loved ones. A good vacation brings in much happiness and people feel re-energized. Buying a home in tourist destinations is very popular these days. 




It could be a vacation home, a getaway after retirement, a place to spend some quality time with family, a space to relax and enjoy the peace and serenity or an investment for future. Most of the people buy a home in popular holiday destinations to relax, have fun, and de-stress.

November 25, 2018

Fat Fook Opens at The Globe Tower BGC

One of the world's best-loved cuisines, the delicate yet intense flavors of Taiwanese food can now be found in the heart of Bonifacio Global City. A fast growing Taiwanese chain, Fat Fook announced the opening of its newest branch tucked in the heart of Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, marking the company's 5th location in the country. Located at The Globe Tower, 32nd Street. This Taiwanese restaurant is owned and managed by the same group that operates Ramen Nagi. It was conceptualized by the group's executive chef, Rachel Kao, who was born in Taiwan and grew up in the Philippines.




The expansion in the CBD of Bonifacio Global City is part of the brand's development plans for this year. They also look forward to opening two or three more shops by the first quarter of next year. It comes on the heels of significant growth for Fat Fook which first opened their doors to the public in 2016. As of the time being, they don't have any franchise shop yet, but they said they might consider it soon. 

November 24, 2018

CPK Philippines 20th Year Anniversary: A New Menu Celebrating New Adventures & Reminiscing on Old Favorites

A New Menu Celebrating New Adventures & Reminiscing on Old Favorites: On its' 20th Year Anniversary in the country, CPK Philippines launches their New Menu with all new pizzas, pasta, salads, while re-introducing pizza favorites over the past 20 years! As CPK Philippines celebrates its' 20th year in the country, be prepared to have your taste buds wowed by New & Unique flavor combinations! At the same time, take a trip down memory lane with them as they re-introduce their most popular pizzas of the past 20 years that some of you actually grew up with! 




"California Pizza Kitchen has distinguished itself as a pizza authority the world over fashioning out a creative niche of California style artisanal pizzas in much the same way as New York and Chicago established their own distinct pizza identities in their own boroughs. California is considered a melting pot of different cultures around the world ranging from Asian to Latin American, African, and European."


November 23, 2018

Dresslily Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales!

Whew! Somany sales and promotions happening this Black Friday and Cyber Monday! And of course our well loved online shops are also jumping on the bandwagon! One of my fave online shops: Dresslily is sparing no effort to offering its customers the biggest sale and discount of the year. 




The BIGGEST sale of the year on https://www.dresslily.com. Get 26% off using code "BFCM26" (Site-wide)! Participate in thelucky draw after using code "BFCM26" for a chance to win an iPhone XS, a XIAOMI robot cleaner and more! Expires on Nov. 30th.

November 22, 2018

The Best Places To Visit In Eastern Africa

Eastern Africa is a promising region that has a lot to offer in terms of nature and culture. The people have rich and long-held traditions, some of which they still practice today. It has been labeled the cradle of mankind due to the sheer amount of archaeological discovery that has been made. 




The region is also safe, easily accessible and conveniently modern. You will travel and stay in first class facilities that have been specially designed to accommodate visitors from around the world. Here are some reasons why you should visit some of the countries in the region.

November 21, 2018

RebeccaFashion’s Ultimate Holiday Hair Guide

Woot woot! It is the time of the year again where gatherings come one after the other. Today while I’m writing this article, my friends and family in the US are celebrating their Thanksgiving holiday. Right after that is a string of parties with the companies we belong to, meet-ups with friends, Christmas and then New Year’s celebrations.





I’m a 100 percent sure a lot of you ladies are taking the time to look good during these yearly festivities. Thinking about what to wear, how you would style your hair and how you would do your makeup. But for this article I’m going to share with you the ultimate holiday hair guide to keep your hair looking its best, and giving you hairstyle ideas for every lunch, dinner and holiday get-together. Because for every picnics to parties, here’s everything you need to have a good hair day.

November 20, 2018

City Garden GRAND Hotel: A Hotel on the Rise at TripAdvisor

A newcomer to the range of accommodations in Makati, City Garden Grand Hotel has earned its place among TripAdvisor’s #1 hotel in Poblacion, Makati, racking up glowing ratings from business and leisure travellers both local and foreign, as it remains to showcase genuine Filipino hospitality, modern amenities, and competitive rates.




The City Garden Grand Hotel
has climbed several spots this year to 5th overall in Makati. Verified guests of the hotel share all the unique things that they love about the property: a distinctly Filipino style, a roofdeck brimming with life, and spacious Deluxe rooms that have a singular view of the Makati CBD. 

November 19, 2018

Tips To Save Money On Your Kids’ Swimming Lessons

Swimming is not only an incredibly fun summer activity for kids but also an important life skill that everyone should learn. Experts recommend that every kid should learn swimming at an early age to get over the fear of water and learn quickly. If you are planning to enroll your kids for swimming lessons, then use the following tips to save some money on their classes.




Shop For Prices
Ask around to get a fair idea of price and deals the swimming schools are offering. There are many instructors that overcharge parents in the name of safety. While this is definitely an important consideration, you shouldn’t have to pay a too much for it. Ask for beginners or weekly classes to get the maximum value. 

November 18, 2018

5 Fashionable Christmas Gifts for Men

Christmas is almost around the corner, which means that it’s about time you went shopping and got your darling an amazing gift. You don’t have to worry even if you don’t have any ideas, as we’re here to help you out. Here are five fashionable Christmas gifts your man will love, so check them out and get the perfect one for him!




A set of beard care products will always do the trick
If your darling is sporting a fabulous beard, we must say that a set of beard care products is probably the best Christmas gift for him. First of all, you should remember that beard is much more than just facial hair – the majority of men use it as a mean of self-expression, so be sure that your man expresses himself in the best possible way. 

November 17, 2018

Bangkok Travel Diary: Thipsamai, the Best Pad Thai in Bangkok

When the desire to travel started to stir in my heart and venturing outside the Philippines became the main focus of satisfying the burgeoning wanderlust that I was nurturing since my college days; the first ever country that caught my attention was Thailand. It was on top of my list but unfortunately it wasn’t the first foreign soil I stepped onto.




So when the opportunity to visit Bangkok became less murky, flights and hotels were booked. Airfare costs was out of the question because it had to be done as this was a longtime plan of mine and of my closest friends. She comes to this side of the world every few years only so "if not now, when?" So together with two other college friends, we found ourselves on a night flight from Siem Reap to Don Meuang International Airport in Bangkok.

November 16, 2018

Bangkok Travel Diary: Sky Bar at Hotel Lebua

When the desire to travel started to stir in my heart and venturing outside the Philippines became the main focus of satisfying the burgeoning wanderlust that I was nurturing since my college days; the first ever country that caught my attention was Thailand. It was on top of my list but unfortunately it wasn’t the first foreign soil I stepped onto.




So when the opportunity to visit Bangkok became less murky, flights and hotels were booked. Airfare costs was out of the question because it had to be done as this was a longtime plan of mine and of my closest friends. She comes to this side of the world every few years only so "if not now, when?" So together with two other college friends, we found ourselves on a night flight from Siem Reap to Don Meuang International Airport in Bangkok.

How to Get Victoria's Secret Hair with RebeccaFashion

Aside from Christmas, one of the greatest blessings that we have annually is watching the magic and glamour that is the Victoria's Secret Fashion show. I’ve been an avid fan of this yearly spectacle since the early 2000’s. I’m one of the millions who tune to it every year and an eager buyer of all things Victoria’s Secret. I’ve followed the old and up-coming VS Angels’ careers and all. And it saddens me that one of my favorite VS Angels, Adriana Lima, walked her final VSFS this year. She will be forever be loved and missed on the VS runway.




Sure, we love the gorgeous outfits, the beautiful models, and the creative sets, but most importantly, we can't help but notice how amazing the models' hair looks like all the time. I know that they don’t “woke up like this”. It’s another aspect of VS that I actually admire, the models are real people as well who put hard work on how they look. Though they may be blessed with goddess-like genes, they actually show on their social media the work they put on to look like that. You can see on their social media that they work out, they go to the derma and spa and all other things to keep them looking like divine beings who went down from heaven. 

November 15, 2018

Bangkok Travel Diary: Asiatique The Riverfront Bangkok

When the desire to travel started to stir in my heart and venturing outside the Philippines became the main focus of satisfying the burgeoning wanderlust that I was nurturing since my college days; the first ever country that caught my attention was Thailand. It was on top of my list but unfortunately it wasn’t the first foreign soil I stepped onto.




So when the opportunity to visit Bangkok became less murky, flights and hotels were booked. Airfare costs was out of the question because it had to be done as this was a longtime plan of mine and of my closest friends. She comes to this side of the world every few years only so "if not now, when?" So together with two other college friends, we found ourselves on a night flight from Siem Reap to Don Meuang International Airport in Bangkok.

How To Prepare For The Best Fishing Experience

Fishing experience can be the most amazing and memorable experience for you. Whether you plan it with your family, or your group of friends, the fishing experience is guaranteed to provide you with fun and entertainment. These experiences can create lot of memories for you. These trips can make you really nervous if you are going for the first time.




So you need to be fully prepared when you plan for a fishing trip. It would be such a waste if you are in the middle of the sea when you realize you have forgotten to carry your fishing license which is really important for the trip.

November 14, 2018

5 Amazing & Sweet Christmas Treats

Maybe it’s too early to crank up the Christmas tunes, put up the lights and make eggnog, but it’s never too early to start planning your Christmas sweets assortment! From traditional sugar cookies to international Christmas sweets, this year you’ll have a busy and merry baking shop right at your home. All of these amazing treats are cute, tasty, sweet and bad for your figure, but who cares - it’s Christmas! Take a look at what we have for you this holiday season.




Sugar cookies
Sometimes, the simplest things are the best! All you need for this Christmas treat is sugar, flour, butter and eggs and plenty of creativity to give these cookies a festive look. You can get interesting cookie cutters and frosting in basically any store, so don’t hesitate to serve Rudolph the Reindeer, little Christmas trees, baubles, candy canes and many others. You can even grab a bag of marshmallows, stack them on your cookie and create cute little snowmen! These are much tastier than the real snowmen and you can make them in the warm comfort of your home.

Make The Most Of Your Italian Getaway

Italy is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. It is an extremely beautiful destination with a number of sightseeing options and restaurants that will give you the real taste of the culture and flavors of Italy. In order to make the most of your trip to Italy, follow the below mentioned tips.




Ideal time to visit
If you want to make the most of your trip, you need to understand how to plan your first trip to Italy. Summer is the best time to visit Italy and it is also the busiest time due to the peak season. There will be crowds across every corner and you will be able to make the most of the summer festivals and the sandy beaches. If you love sports, winters are the best. Spring and autumn remain off season and you can make the most of the low fares and can literally wander through the cities without having to deal with the crowd. 

November 13, 2018

Bangkok Travel Diary: Phra Ubosot, Phra Prang, Phra Rabiang and Phra Maha Chedi Si Rajakarn

When the desire to travel started to stir in my heart and venturing outside the Philippines became the main focus of satisfying the burgeoning wanderlust that I was nurturing since my college days; the first ever country that caught my attention was Thailand. It was on top of my list but unfortunately it wasn’t the first foreign soil I stepped onto.




So when the opportunity to visit Bangkok became less murky, flights and hotels were booked. Airfare costs was out of the question because it had to be done as this was a longtime plan of mine and of my closest friends. She comes to this side of the world every few years only so "if not now, when?" So together with two other college friends, we found ourselves on a night flight from Siem Reap to Don Meuang International Airport in Bangkok.

Some Fashionable Essentials - Your Outdoor Gear List

The camping or fishing trip is an occasion to look forward to. The verdant scenery, the soothing shimmering of a water body, and of course, the bonding with friends and family make spending time in the outdoors something we all look forward to. Spending time in the outdoors requires you to take some extra precautions to protect yourself from the elements. You can also be a little fashionable about it – a bit of aesthetics will not harm the rugged practicality of your gear. Here are some suggestions of what you need for your next outdoors experience.




Polarized Glasses
A pair of fancy shades will add a glam element to the outfit that you are wearing. Sunglasses also have a very important purpose. Those who spend a lot of time around water will tell you how straining it can be to the eyes without protection. Imagine being surrounded by a strongly reflective surface – you will not only have to contend with the sun above but also the rays coming off the surface of the water. This is why polarized glasses are a very important part of your outdoor apparel.

November 12, 2018

Bangkok Travel Diary: Wat Pho: Temple of the Reclining Buddha

When the desire to travel started to stir in my heart and venturing outside the Philippines became the main focus of satisfying the burgeoning wanderlust that I was nurturing since my college days; the first ever country that caught my attention was Thailand. It was on top of my list but unfortunately it wasn’t the first foreign soil I stepped onto.




So when the opportunity to visit Bangkok became less murky, flights and hotels were booked. Airfare costs was out of the question because it had to be done as this was a longtime plan of mine and of my closest friends. She comes to this side of the world every few years only so "if not now, when?" So together with two other college friends, we found ourselves on a night flight from Siem Reap to Don Meuang International Airport in Bangkok.

November 11, 2018

Bangkok Travel Diary: Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)

When the desire to travel started to stir in my heart and venturing outside the Philippines became the main focus of satisfying the burgeoning wanderlust that I was nurturing since my college days; the first ever country that caught my attention was Thailand. It was on top of my list but unfortunately it wasn’t the first foreign soil I stepped onto.





So when the opportunity to visit Bangkok became less murky, flights and hotels were booked. Airfare costs was out of the question because it had to be done as this was a longtime plan of mine and of my closest friends. She comes to this side of the world every few years only so "if not now, when?" So together with two other college friends, we found ourselves on a night flight from Siem Reap to Don Meuang International Airport in Bangkok.

November 10, 2018

Jin Joo Korean Grill’s Unlimited Korean BBQ Promo

In Korea, Jin-joo is unisex given name but mostly a name referring for a sweet, loving, caring and genuine girl. The name also translates to "pearl". As per Wikipedia, the meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the given name. There are 43 hanja with the reading "jin" and 56 hanja with the reading "joo" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be registered for use in given names.

In the Philippines on the other hand, Jin Joo is the brand name of a modern Korean BBQ restaurant offering classic and innovative Korean specialties. Jinjoo prides itself with its bestsellers which include their signature 8-flavored samgyeopsal and Cheese Dung Galbi (baby back ribs wrapped in mozzarella cheese). They are also one of the K-BBQ restaurants in the metro that offers cheese dips for their meats. Well, they had me at cheese! Because I love cheese so much!

November 9, 2018

Introducing the New Dishes at Amici!

Amici is an Italian term that means "a friend". When Filipinos come across Amici, many are transported back to the nostalgic times when it first started out as a cafeteria in Don Bosco, Makati. Amici di Don Bosco dates back to 2001 and was founded by Fr. Gianluigi Colombo, a Salesian Italian priest in charge of overseeing the operations of the Don Bosco Makati Printing Press. Fr Colombo introduced Italian coffee and gelato, brick-oven baked pizza and homemade pasta.



News of great Italian cuisine served turo-turo style spread like wildfire, attracting patrons from all walks of life from all over the metro. Customers experienced a certain warmth and charm, where the staff treated every customer with special attention. The legacy of Fr. Colombo providing authentic Italian cuisine for friends and family continues today with the Moran family and Executive Chef Paolo Moran at the helm. 

November 8, 2018

Achieve Those Victoria Secret Bombshell Waves with RebeccaFashion

It’s the time of the year again and I’m not yet referring to Christmas or the holidays, but it’s the Victoria’s Secret Fashion again! I’ve been closely following since the buzz of this year’s VSFS started not only that I’ve never missed a show since the early 2000’s but because this year a Filipina will walk the VS runway for the first time! I couldn’t be so proud of Kelsey Merritt, I don’t know her personally but I’m a follower of hers on Instagram and I’ve trailed her rise to the runway of Victoria’s Secret together with thousands of other Filipinos who are rooting for her.




I love VS for so many reasons. I love their clothes and lingerie. I love the VS models, the style and fashion that goes along with this brand. I know I’m never gonna be anywhere close to those VS models (maybe in an alternate universe haha!) but I could say that everything about VS has inspired me in so many ways. I own a lot of VS stuff and I’ve copied some of the model’s styles and used those VS products. And one of the things that I’ve always wanted to achieve is that ever famous Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Waves.

November 7, 2018

Japanese-Korean Buffet for the Whole Month of November at Firefly Roofdeck

If you have been a regular reader or visitor of my blog or other social media, by now, you have an idea that I am someone who loves roof deck or roof top restaurants and/or bars. Whether or not the fickle Manila weather allows, my fondness of alfresco dining and drinking has taken me to a higher level of fun by seeking out the Metro’s best rooftop places. Places where solitude and calming breezes offer me a break from the noise of the real world down below.




In Poblacion, Makati, there’s a couple of rooftop restobars you can hang out at. I don’t know for sure if you’ve heard about Firefly Roofdeck. Well, Esquire Magazine Philippines included it as one of Manila's 7 Coolest Roof-Deck Bars. And I couldn’t see any reason why they shouldn’t include Firefly Roofdeck in that list. 

November 6, 2018

SheIn.com's 11.11 Shopping Carnival

There's so many sales and promotions happening online and in-stores on 11.11! I don't know if there's anything special about this date this year but all I know is that I'm so gonna take advantage of the sales happening this day! One online shop I wouldn't miss is this one from Shein.com. Check out some of the items below that I'm planning to purchase on the 11.11 sale. Use the coupon codes below to get more savings!



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Fashion & Tech Go Hand-In-Hand With The iPhone XR Wallet Case

It’s undeniable that technology has been a driving force in all aspects of our lives. Fashion is not spared with the advances in technology. In recent years, technology has been toying in the fashion world. With the shift from old school retail shopping, technology’s impact has been difficult to ignore as exemplified by e-commerce in full force. In just one click you can already put up an outfit and have it delivered straight to your door. 




Fashion and technology will inevitably become one. One good example perhaps is how we also dress up our mobile phones. Many, if not all, also consider their phones as an extension of their style. I mean for example, I carefully choose the phone cases that I buy for my mobile phone. Whatever the color of my mobile phone is will also be the color of the phone case that I buy. 

November 5, 2018

Explore Beautiful Lakes and Mountains on an Indian Road Trip

India is a very large country with a massive population. Far too many visitors to this area wind up visiting just the major sites and cities instead of really exploring the country. While there is something to be said about cities like Delhi and Mumbai, you can't truly experience Indian culture without getting off the beaten path a bit.




If you find yourself in the northeastern part of the country, there is a perfect road trip that will take you just one day. This trip will take you through the mountains, passing by one of the most beautiful and pristine lakes you will ever see in your life. It may be time to start planning your exciting road trip adventure in the north Indian countryside.

November 4, 2018

5 Destinations Every Craft Beer Lover Should Visit

There are very few in this world that don’t like a nice cold pint of beer every now and then. But there are a few more than just fans - they research, taste and even brew at home. For true beer lovers, there are no bounds to what they would do to try a new sort or visit a legendary brewery. This, of course, includes traveling all over the world for the best craft beers, the classics with a twist and completely redefined drinks. So, if you were to travel somewhere for a good pint, where should you go? Read on to find out a detailed look at Original Craft Beer Club around the world. 




Australia
In a country as big as Australia, it’s only normal that there’s going to be some amazing beer. While the popularity of wine and cider is on the rise, beer is still on the forefront of alcohol consumption Down Under, and if you were spending all that time in scorching hot weather, you’d be enjoying it as well. People are looking more and more towards small batch craft beers that have something special about them, like craft beers in Margaret River. There will definitely be something for everyone and you will discover new flavors you never thought of before.

November 3, 2018

Laziz Restaurant: Filipino-Mediterranean Fusion

Mediterranean cuisine is my second favorite of all the foreign cuisines next to Japanese because of its robust flavors. If someone tells me we’re eating Mediterranean, I won’t even bat an eyelid when I say of yes! It offers one of the most flavorful and interesting types of food. Although this region spans a wide variety of cultures, the historical connections of the region, as well as the impact of the Mediterranean Sea on the region's climate and economy, have led to there being many common elements in the foods.




I went on another Mediterranean food run a few weeks ago with fellow foodies in Antipolo City. Surprisingly there are a few places in the east side that offers authentic Mediterranean cuisines despite the fact that Mediterranean cuisine always leaves diners wanting more. Known for its simple yet exotic ingredients, Mediterranean and one place that you can go to get your flavorful fix of this cuisine is at Laziz Restaurant which serves authentic Mediterranean and Filipino fusion food.

November 2, 2018

San Fernando Pampanga Old Train Station and Heritage Tour

Pampanga is a province in the Central Luzon region of the Philippines. The name La Pampanga was given by the Spaniards, who encountered natives living along the banks or “pampang” in Tagalog of the Pampanga River. Its creation in 1571 makes it the first Spanish province on Luzon Island (Cebu in Visayas is older as it was founded by the Spaniards in 1565).



The town of Villa de Bacolor in the province briefly served as the Spanish colonial capital when Great Britain invaded Manila as part of the Seven Years' War. At the eve of the Philippine Revolution of 1896, Pampanga was one of eight provinces placed under martial law for rebellion against the Spanish Empire; it is thus represented on the Philippine national flag as one of the eight rays of the sun.

RebeccaFashion Guide: Thick, Bouncy, Shiny, Beautiful Black Hair!

In today’s beauty and fashion scene when lightly-dyed or colorfully-dyed hair is the norm, it is refreshing to see someone who would go back to the basic and would stick to a monotone colored hair. Did you know that Black is considered as the most common hair color in the world, and is due to a large amount of eumelanin. Brown is second and is also common, and is due to eumelanin mixed with a bit of pheomelanin and blond is only found in about 2% of the world's population? Surprising right?!




Long black hair is always fun style and to have. The dark, captivating, mysterious color is perfect for any season or occasion. Most of the time it is also considered very edgy and so versatile. I used to sport long black locks most of my life until I dyed them light and can’t ever go back anymore. But surely many consider it a favorite color for good reason as long black tresses has that power. 

November 1, 2018

Epic Pampanga Food Crawl: 7 Places Where You Can Fill Your Tummy When in San Fernando

Pampanga is generally agreed and known as the Culinary Capital of the Philippines. Many of the home cooked dishes that gets served in our households like tocino, sisig, halo halo, pancit palabok, morcon, kamaron, buro etc., have roots to Kapampangan cuisine. Not to mention many of the Philippines’ revered culinary experts, restauranteurs and chefs hail from Pampanga like: Chef Sau Del Rosario, Chef Claude Tayag, Larry J. Cruz, The Razons, The Hizons and others.




I have visited parts of Pampanga one too many times and I have tried some of its well-known places to eat. But not until last weekend that I got to experience a gastronomic journey of epic proportions with my blogger friends during the Giant Lantern Festival Bloggers Tour which was organized by the City Government of San Fernando (Tourism Promotion and Caravan Sub Committee) together with the Giant Lantern Festival Foundation Inc.Yalla Book of Coupons and San Fernando Lantern Makers Association.

The Art of Dressing Fancy

Dressing fancy is an art by itself where you combine aesthetics with style inculcating them into a theme of choice. This is a very popular pastime for people who love dressing up and being innovative with clothes and accessories. It is becoming a trend for schools as well to hold special days exclusively for dressing up. Festivals like Halloween encourage people to celebrate by dressing up and have a great time. For children and adults alike, picking out and perfecting a costume for Halloween to go trick or treating is an exciting and indulging process. However, perfection is the utmost necessity to pull off a great costume that would make heads turn when you walk into the room. 




If you’re explaining, you’re losing
The key to an effective costume is legibility. The watching eyes should be able to easily relate and understand who you’re trying to enact with your costume. If you have to provide a narrative to the people who see you, it’s clear proof that the costume is a failure. Dressing up excites adults as it is a reminder of their childhood and the fact that they can be anyone they want to be adds to the whole point of the activity. 

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