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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Create Memories: Win a free trip to Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Tokyo!


Create Memories: Win a free trip to Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Tokyo!

Join the BIC Amazing Asia Getaway!

Much can be said about Asia. Prosperous and diverse culture, sprawling fields and oceans, glorious feasts of sumptuous food…but let’s talk about three of the most popular destinations this continent has to offer.


Photo from https://www.webuildvalue.com/en/global-economy-sustainability/seoul-a-megacity-on-a-human-scale.html

Our neighbor and a top-of-the-mind choice for quick weekend getaways, Hong Kong is a small but adventure-packed country that attracts travelers all over the world. Of course, there are the favorites—Hong Kong Disneyland, Ocean Park, and the breathtaking view at The Peak—but there is also something to be said about the richness of their culture. Temples are copious in this country, so go on a mesmerizing trip to the 10,000 Buddhas Monastery, home to hundreds of life-size, gilded and unique Buddha statues. Then, visit the locals’ go-to place for bargain hunts, Mong Kok Ladies’ Market, a haven for cheap clothes, gadgets and souvenirs. Come nightfall, take a stroll down Temple Street Night Market where you’ll find a lively street bazaar with hundreds of pop up stalls selling all sorts of things and a dizzying array of local street food. And if you’re up for it, party hard at Lan Kwai Fong, which boasts of over a hundred bars, restaurants, and nightlife joints. Whether you’re up for stylish wine pairings of ludicrous jelly shots, the steep street will ensure you a good time.

Photo from https://www.roadaffair.com/best-things-to-do-in-bangkok/

They may be known for traffic jams, but the capital city of Thailand, Bangkok, is an opulent and incredibly fascinating destination. Explore the Bangkok via the city’s iconic 3-wheel ride, Tuk Tuk. They say the best place to find the best food in Thailand like Pad Thai and Tangy Som Tam is on the streets where all locals eat. The most popular attraction here is the Grand Palace which was once the king’s home. Travelers must also not miss a visit to Wat Pho where the world-famous Reclining Buddha can be found. Experience the renowned Bangkok Puppet Show that tells a classic folk tale backed by live orchestra music, made more magnificent by the skilled craftsmanship that went into the making of the props. Bangkok is also known as a shopping haven- with Chatuchak Market leading the roster. It houses over 8,000 stalls and 27 acres of space, making it one of the largest markets in the world. Every item imaginable can be found here at bargain and local prices. And where else can you experience a traditional Thai massage as done well as the country that it originated from? There are many parlors and local spas that could renew your energy and relax your body after a day well-spent traveling.

Photo from https://japan-magazine.jnto.go.jp/en/special_toto03.html

Last but definitely not the least, a place that is probably on top of everyone’s bucket list, the vibrant city of Tokyo, Japan. Others would prefer to walk Tokyo’s streets and feel as though they’re in a video game, always buzzing with activity and running into animated characters. Others prefer the calmer side of Tokyo—its temples, museums, and serene gardens. Either way, the city has a place for every type of traveler. Revel in the madness of Shibuya crossing; eat at the best and first Michelin-starred ramen restaurant in the world, Tsuta Tokyo; catch the latest trends and indulge in style at Harajuku; snap a photo with the beautiful cherry blossoms; stand upon the city’s tallest tower, Tokyo Skytree, and see through its glass floors; take a trip down history to the Imperial Palace, home to the Emperor of Japan; and, if you have time, make your way to Osaka and get lost in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Already dreaming? Don’t fret! All of these wonderful destinations can be within your reach with the BIC Amazing Asia Getaway Promo! From now until November 20, 2018, all you need to do is buy BIC lighters at any 7-11 convenience stores and you’re already on your way to scoring round trip tickets for two to Hong Kong, Bangkok and Tokyo! Also up for grabs to make your trip more memorable are four heavy-duty Samsonite luggage and ten Grab vouchers worth Php 5,000 each.
This promo is available in 7-11 stores nationwide so don’t let time pass you by! Grab BIC Lighters’ once-in-a-lifetime promo, now!

To join, just purchase any two (2) BIC Lighters at any 7-Eleven store and have your CLiQQ Card or App Barcode scanned before payment. For every 2 pieces bought of the same items, you will earn on (1) or two (2) e-raffle entries. Winners will receive round trip tickets for 2 to Hong Kong, Bangkok, Tokyo, Bali, Taipei, and Seoul, plus more exciting prizes! For inquiries and full promo mechanics, you may contact customercare@7-eleven.com.ph or visit www.facebook.com/BicLighterPhilippines


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

KIDZANIA MANILA: Back to KidZ: Once Upon A Halloween


"Fun NEVER asks how old you are!"


Attention Kidults! It's another opportunity for you Kids-at-heart to experience KidZania Manila on Friday, October 17, 2018. Yehey!

For only Php880 per person, Php600 for students, Php700 for BGC residents ( All you have to do is show your employee ID or any proof of residence at the counter) You can experience how to be a kid once again from 6 pm to 11 pm. It is a one night only affair so please make sure to visit KidZania Manila.



Halloween is upon the land, and KidZania Manila brings an adventure for grown-ups to enjoy. Reminisce and come in your favorite story book or comic book character costumes in "Back to KidZ: Once Upon A Halloween" event at KidZania Manila where Kidults-- guests ages 18 and above- may enjoy specially themed attractions on October 19 ( Friday).




Play football at the Milo Stadium, Do treasure Hunt, Wall climbing and other fun experiences at Kidzania Manila.



You can come dress up as one of your favorite storybook characters in Kidzania Manila and win cool prizes.  I heard it is an overnight stay at Aruga hotel! Cool eh?


Whether you're a Potterhead, a glader, or a tribute--there will surely be something special for you at KidZania. Here are the eight ways to embrace your fandom in this year's "Back to KidZ":

Do it for the gram!



1. Drop by Pop's Diner with the Gang. Share a milkshake with bae and enjoy that retro diner feels with friends at the revamped RK Clubhouse. KidZania is also giving out an Adobe Lightroom Preset Pack for FREE, specially made for this Instagram-worthy spot.





2. Rise up to be a dauntless in the climbing building.  Get up and get ready to join your new faction. Prove yourself as a brave initiate as you find strength to go up the Climbing Building and "let go" as you go down.


3. Beat other tributes. And that means you have to beat them via a dodgeball at the Milo Stadium, Fight or flight--it's your strategy for your life! No literal bloodshed in the stadium please. Lol.


4. Join the quest for treasure island. Take on challenges mapped around the city to enter Treasure Island and hunt for unlimited treats.


5. Break out of Kidzkaban Prison. Whether you've been naughty or just been wrongly accused - find a way out of there before the Dementor's Kiss is sentenced upon you.


6. Attend the Mad Hatter's Tea Party. Find your way to the whimsical Urban Garden and sit for a colorful time. No worries, no shrinking potions here!



7. Deliver Lara Jean's Letters. The letters are out - and you're the one to deliver them. But if you are also a daring soul like LJ, you can write your own letters and have them delivered with the help of LBC. Send sweet nothings to your love ones, and Letters may also be published on KidZania's Facebook page, so if you're brave enough -- #TagMoNaSiCrush. 

P.S. If you're looking for Peter Kavinsky, he might be at the Stadium, being the jock he is.


8. Find your happily ever after. Participate in "Fantasy Date" at the ABS-CBN Theater, where you vie for the heart of special celebrity storybook character Searchers. Find your happily ever after and kool prizes, including a fantasy date at the ABS-CBN Studio Experience.






What? You want a discount? Don't worry! You and your friends could get a discount by securing your tickets one day ahead! You get to pay only Php750 as an early bird bonus ( that is so cool indeed).



Tickets are available through http://bit.ly/KTXB2KHalloween or at the KidZania counters.



#BacktoKidZHalloween #KidultinginKZ #Kidulting #KidultingInKZ #storiesofourlives


Friday, October 12, 2018

ENCHANTED KINGDOM: To Celebrate Its 23rd Year with Sarah Geronimo and James Reid


ENCHANTED KINGDOM: To Celebrate Its 23rd Year with Sarah Geronimo and James Reid




Come one come all to the happiest place on earth (at least) in Laguna, Enchanted Kingdom (EK).  Remember the magic. Be enchanted once again at the Kingdom. EK management and staff has prepare a very special magical event for everyone on the 27th day of October with no less than Pop princess Sarah G and idol James Reid together with The Juans, and Janine Tenoso. 



Theme parks has an all time appeal to both children and their parents. And a visit to EK together with the whole family can assure a thoroughly enjoyable day out with some of the most fun things to do in Laguna.


To celebrate its 23rd year, Enchanted Kingdom will take you back to the enthralment of the '90s.  Whether you agree or not, the 1990s is one of the best decades ever.  Some people still cannot define this decade because it has everything. The entertainment was great, the economy was prospering and good and society was so much more simpler back then. Not to mention the price of oil was very cheap.

I admit, I am a bit nostalgic. Enchanted Kingdom blast from the past dance and song numbers during the press conference brings back a lot of memories of the '90s.  Some of the attendees were even teary eyed (lol)


can still vividly recall the first time I set foot in Enchanted Kingdom.  Way back then,  I was with my elder brother Bernie, Bff since grade 4 Pia ( now Dubai based) and our Kumare Maris ( now an Australian citizen).



We really had a good time at Enchanted Kingdom.  I was really happy because EK even back then is comparable to the Hong Kong Ocean Park which is the only other amusement park I've visited at that time.


This time around, I am with my fellow bloggers Jay L and Arvic. We had so much fun. We're already planning to go back to EK real soon!


Remember the magic as you dance and sing along to the best throwback hits!

What are you waiting for? Secure your tickets now at the following establishments:


  • SM Cinema branches nationwide 
  • Asiatravel
  • Klook
  • Ticketnet Online
  • Travelbook.ph
  • Ticket World
  • EK Makati Office

#EKoBERload #EKRememberTheMagic23


Enchanted Kingdom
Address: Santa Rosa, Laguna
Telephone Number: (02) 584 3535
Opening Hours:
Friday 12–7PM
Saturday 11AM–12AM
Sunday 11AM–9PM
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 12–7PM
Thursday 12–7PM


Saturday, September 22, 2018

Brigada: Brain aneurysm survivors


Hi, my name is Cha Sy and I am a survivor.  A Ruptured Brain Aneurysm Survivor.



People I met almost always says I look normal.  The truth is my left eye still has a combination of black and white clouds. That hinder me from doing the tasks that I used to love.  Yes, that clouds are the very reason why I still can't drive. Those who know me personally would vouch my love for photography and traveling. Unfortunately, I had a problem with my balance so I can't take good photos and videos anymore. But I recently bought a tripod so, I think my problem would now be partially solved. 

Here is our interview done by Ms. Lala Roque for Brigada. Thank you very much.



Friday, September 21, 2018

ASIN BENGUET ATTRACTION



When in Baguio, you should not miss the chance to visit Asin, Benguet.  I visited this place in three different occasions so far.

Asin, Benguet is accessible by public utility vehicle. Jeepneys are the cheapest mode of transportation.  You could also opt to take a cab for convenience.

As you traverse the road going to Asin, you'll see different wood carvings on the side of the road. I had a chance to take a look on one of the stores and was able to buy some wood works. But that is another story.



Anyway, back to Asin, Benguet.   As mentioned above, I visited the famous Bencab Museum three times already.  Why?  I simply love the atmosphere and all of the art works there.



Benedicto Reyes Cabrera, better known as "BenCab", is a Filipino painter and was awarded as National Artist of the Philippines for Visual Arts in 2006. He is one of the best-selling painter of his generation of Filipino artists. I admire his art works as well as his advocacy in giving a chance to young and struggling artists to showcase their art works at his museum in Asin, Benguet.



I personally met BenCab on my third visit to Bencab Museum. You could see it in the way I smile that I was so giddy.  I really admire the guy.  Note: The first time I visited the BenCab museum several years ago, I got to met his beautiful daughter also.


The view of the "Bahay Kubo" from the viewing deck never misses to refresh my soul. I don't know if it is because of the cold weather or the Kamote fries that they serve in their restaurant called Cafe Sabel. 



You could seat prettily in one of these colorful chairs and enjoy your cappuccino or latte with the yummy kamote fries.



The very simple "Bahay Kubo" in the middle of the water and plants produces a gentle breeze that makes one feel peaceful inside. It is as if telling you to be at peace, love life and live life to the fullest.

The view from the third floor balcony is a bliss.  As the mountain breeze gently caresses my cheeks my soul calmed down and soothed my inner core and thoughts.


Watching it from the balcony made me feel sleepy I snooze on one of their benches. Ha ha ha! 


The different flowers that bloom around the Bahay Kubo creates a rainbow of colors that add to the beauty of the place. 


This view is just across the bahay kubo. Where the farmer hired by BenCab plant trees, Kamote and flowers. According to one of the guide at BenCab museum behind that mountain is the South China Sea. 


The author posing with the breathtaking view of the adjacent garden, farm, hill and mini-forest.

Who said that the Philippines is not rich? Look at those thick forest view.


Enjoy! Smile always!

Love,

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GOLDEN KITTY


Everybody's favorite cartoon character will be a golden girl in a few years time! 

  

Hello Kitty ( ハロー・キティ) was born on November 1,1974. Hello Kitty is a fictional cartoon character produced by the Japanese company Sanrio, created by Yuko Shimizu and currently designed by Yuko Yamaguchi.  Hello Kitty's character is a perpetual 3rd-grade student who lives outside London. Though she appears to be a cat, her creators insist that she is only nothing but a cartoon character.

Some of my friends love her so much that they collect Hello Kitty accessories and memorabilias. And one even went to Kittyland in Malaysia. Another blogger friend went to Japan and stayed at a Hello Kitty themed hotel.

In the Philippines, you can experience Hello Kitty at the MAKATI GOLDEN KITTY CONDO


I can feel your excitement! The inner child in me makes me so giddy whenever I see Hello Kitty!

Your staycation in Makati will definitely be a notch happier if you stay at this hello kitty theme condo!


From dining in a hello kitty theme dining table together with hello kitty...


To its walls...


Down to its bedroom you'll definitely fall in love with Hello Kitty all over again!

I am so excited forthe golden character of Hello Kitty!  I couldn't wait to see how fabulous her 50th birthday would be. Have you already featured Hello Kitty's 50th birthday in your mind?

If you wonder how nice it is to sleep in a Hello Kitty character room you can book one from me at my e-mail travelonshoestring@gmail.com

Book this Makati Golden Kitty Condo now!


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