Catch the Golden Sunset at Canyon Cove Hotel and Spa

Canyon Cove is located in Nasugbu, 3 hours away from Manila if traveling via a private car and usually 3 to 4 hours if you are traveling by public transportation. Nasugbu is home to a lot of both hostels, expensive hotels as well as awesome beach front accommodations. Check map here:

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RSM Lutong Bahay

Tagaytay is my “comfort zone”. I feel so relaxed whenever I am in Tagaytay. Well, who wouldn’t agree that it is one of the most laid back places in the Philippines with its great view, cool weather plus it’s just a few hours away from Manila. 

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What would you correct from your past to save the future?

“At times it may seem as though you and your past are one. Sometimes we fail to differentiate between what has happened to us and who we are today. If you have a hard time getting beyond that damaging mindset let me encourage you right now. You are not your past Although you are changed and shaped by past experiences who you were yesterday does not control the person you have the potential to become tomorrow.”
― Sue Augustine, When Your Past Is Hurting Your Present

Past is past, you cannot change it! All you can do is look forward to the future. That’s what they always say BUT how can you look forward when every time you decide for your future, you will always be haunted by memories especially when you are alone and vulnerable? Well, I think that’s the consequences of the spicy, sweet mistakes you’ve done before.

If given a chance to fix half of it, I will always remind myself these things:

1. Consult GOD for everything

2. Listen to your parents

2. Love yourself first

3. Learn how to say NO and;

4. Don’t talk to strangers

By sticking to these rules, I guess, my future is saved!

Hope this helps Ladies and Gents. *wink

Plains and Prints

It’s the start of the week and thought that it might be the perfect time to do some photoshoot. My friend/photographer/stylist and blogging bud Apple walked few miles (just kidding) just to show off our clothes LOL.

“Playful”

I bet you love my cat eye sunglasses from The WearhousePh, I love this sunglasses, it compliments my rounded face.

Red bag with gold studs from Freedom Shop. Red and gold look hot, aren’t they?
Top (Black Sheep by Maldita); Skirt (Pink Manila)

I love Black Sheep tops, very light and comfy. This black lace skirt from Pink Manila is so sexy. Do you agree?

My Top 10 Rainy Day Songs

Whatever the reason is for raining so bad, we know that when it rains, flood and traffic is very much expected, classes will be suspended and there is a 60% chance that you’ll be stuck at home.

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When it rains, all we wanted to do is lie in our bed, hide under our blanket and cuddle with your pillows or with someone you love.

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Cuddle time!

While it’s raining, why don’t we listen to these songs and forget about the cracking thunderstorm and the frightening lightning outside?

1. She’s The One – Robbie Williams

2.Tonight (Best You Ever Had) – John Legend

3. Dreaming of You – Selena

4. Incomplete – Sisqo

5. I’ll Make Love To You – Boyz 2 Men

6. I Miss You – Aaliyah

7. Body Party – Ciara

8. Weak – Jojo

9. I Knew  I Loved You – Savage Garden

10. Raincoat – Timeflies/SHY Martin

Why don’t you share with me your favorite “raining or cuddle” songs and tag his/her name in the comment box below? I would really appreciate that 🙂

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Now She’s Dancing with Another Man

Admit it, when you are in a romantic relationship with someone, you sometimes take that person for granted without even knowing it. But it doesn’t mean that you’ll replace him and you’ll start looking for another lover.

We also all know that there is always one person who loves more in a relationship. No two people are alike, so it’s (more likely) impossible to have two people love each other with the same degree of passion.

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The song “When i was your Man” by Bruno Mars makes sense and sounds very realistic to me. While we are so busy keeping up with the world and in fulfilling our dreams, we tend to forget even the simplest act of endearment like sending her a message in the morning and letting her know that you think of her.

We are sometimes too dumb to realize that we are losing the one we love without even noticing it. Many people can relate to this song. There are guys who are always playing with girl’s feelings and when they find a girl they really like and feel love towards, they treat her wrong and she ends up going to a guy who may or may not treat her better. But this does not only apply to guys. Girls can treat guy just as bad as guys treat some girls.

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Men think that they had already done so much when they are courting girls: taken her out to dinner and romanced her, bought her flowers and took her out dancing. You’ve gone to the movies, met her friends and family. A few years later, the relationship is steady & everything’s fine. The girl is yours and you can stop trying so hard and think that loving her should be enough.

This makes complete sense to a man. But not to a woman, not to us. In our mind, you must continue to court us…forever.. yes forever. This sounds completely exhausting but that’s how love works Dude! It takes too much effort, too much time, and way too much energy to love.

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Men are not perfect neither are women. What I just want to say is that love can be cruel sometimes if you don’t know how “give and take” works, you’ll end up broken-hearted.

Celebrate Father’s Day in Simple Ways

June 16 is Father’s Day. But why is this the chosen day to celebrate Father’s day?

As I searched the web, I found out that Sonora Smart Dodd from Spokane, Washington is the “Mother of Father’s Day”, she is the founder of this annual celebration. Their mother died when she was 16 years old so her father, William Jackson Smart, raised her and her siblings.

Father’s day started when Sonora heard a Mother’s Day sermon at Central United Methodist Church in Spokane, at that moment, she was inspired to propose that fathers should receive equal recognition.

So, what do you have for your Dad this Father’s Day? There are a lot of things that you can do for him even if you only have a limited budget.

Here are some ideas:

1.  Prepare dinner for him, serve his favorite food and don’t forget his favorite beer.

2. Let him enjoy his day, don’t interrupt if he’s watching basketball.

3. Wash your own clothes, clean your house, wash your Father’s car, let him rest.

4. If you and your Dad love movies, buy DVDs and watch Man of Steel, Fast & The Furious or;

5. Treat him to a sports bar, order fish and chips and some wings maybe

Remember, everyday is HIS day. Love and serve your Dad everyday. I know you knew your Dad well so I’m sure you’ll think of other ways to make him happy.

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My good looking Tatay

 

Magalawa Tips and How to’s

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Thanks Mother Earth for the breathtaking view. 

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If you’re staying overnight in a tent, consider the weather and make sure the tent is located under the trees to protect you & your things in case it rains. And oh, make sure you contact Mang Mulo to reserve tent if you don’t want to bring your own. Tent rental is P300 or 100/pax.

If you bring tents, you still need to pay P200 for the reservation of the place of your tent. 

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We didn’t try snorkeling 😦 We don’t have snorkeling gears. They charge P150/head for the gears plus balsa.

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If you opt to stay in kubo overnight, you’ll pay P1200, i think 4 to 5 pax will fit in.

         

What to do in the island?

1.Snorkeling (bring your own gears)

2.Swim as long as you want

3.Photoshoot for bloggers and vain people like me 😀

4.Sleep in the small kubo and relax

5. Play volleyball or frisbee

6. Stroll around the island

7. Dive for starfish

8. Interview Mang Mulo or the people living in Magalawa

9. Catch salagubang

10.Bonfire at night, melt some marshmallows & drink (Tip: Bring your own “drinks”, there’s only one sari-sari store on the island and they sell Empe light)

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There’s no electricity during the day so we waited for 6pm to charge our mobile phones. You’ll pay P10 per charge.  

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Also, may i remind you that they only have common bathrooms. Water is coming from the water pump and a “Kuya” will put a hose to fill up water. What i did was, i used the hose as my shower so I don’t have to use the water in the drums. Brilliant idea, right? 🙂

 

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WHITE & BLUE

Dressing with confidence is more than wearing the latest fashion trend, it’s about feeling good about what you’re wearing, looking poised and feeling self-assured with yourself.

Cat eye sunglasses and watch from The Wearhouse Ph, Terranova shirt, pink bikini top from Forever21 and shorts from my closet.

I do have fancy on plain white shirts. The only challenge for me is to choose shirts that doesn’t shrink and easily wear out. I’m so glad i was able to spot this shirt at Terranova.

From plain shirt to printed ones, check this out!

Sailor shorts from Just G

 

Co-bloggers: Fashion blogger Apple (annev30) & Travel blogger Ar-jay (rjdexplorer)

You can never go wrong with a simple white shirt. Mixing and matching is the key.

The Classy Poor 🙂

THE CLUB BALAI ISABEL EXPERIENCE

Batangas City is just 2 ½ hours away from Manila so most of our company summer events were held at Batangas resorts.

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Fellow Teamleads & my manager

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You can enjoy 3 swimming pools. The Infinity Pool.

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Pool brings a splash of happiness especially to our team. The Garden pool.

Gazeebo, great for weddings and intimate dinners.

The team enjoying the pool though 🙂

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Lost.

If not because of the calming view of Taal lake, there’s nothing more to return in Club Balai. But there are always 2nd chances, maybe next time, food served will be as delicious as the other hotels. 

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