Bury St. Edmunds and Beyond: Living the UK Dream Part 1

Bury St. Edmunds and Beyond: Living the UK Dream Part 1

A journey of a thousand Li begins with a single STEP. – Confucius Coming to the UK was beyond my wildest dreams and fantasy. It never occurred to me that I will be living and breathing in the United Kingdom. It was all surreal and mind blowing. It has been a whirlwind of emotions and feelings. Actually, I never thought I will be able to adjust on the grueling 14 hours or more flight from Manila to Dubai then to Heathrow, London. Though the flight via Emirates air was pretty long haul, the economy class was just like the typical

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City Di Mare: A Coastal Township Primed for Business and Leisure

City Di Mare: A Coastal Township Primed for Business and Leisure

Cebu City, Philippines — Sugbo or Cebu is a multifaceted city known for its world-class beaches, historical landmarks, rich heritage, and urban development. There is nearly nothing you can’t find in Cebu and because of this it has maintained its position as a leading economic driver for the country. As the seat of Christianity in Asia, Cebu has come a long way from a coastal community with a rich Malay heritage and culture and a predominantly trading community. However, as with most flourishing cities, the urgency to battle congestion and traffic is an increasing challenge. One development that endeavors to ease this

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A Day At Malapascua Island: Discovering Human Interaction and Acceptance

A Day At Malapascua Island: Discovering Human Interaction and Acceptance

Summer was just around the corner and I, as an islander born here in Cebu, where the ocean meets the sky, was given the opportunity to again discover something good in our humanity. For those who know me, I am an enthusiast of the outdoors, both the verdant mountains and the azul oceans. I am fond of facing the ocean to relieve stress and migraine ever since I was a kid. My story starts one day as I was invited to join an island hopping trip to Malapascua, a divers’ haven and underwater photographer’s playground. I am no stranger to

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Skin Care While In The Outdoors

Skin Care is very integral in surviving the outdoors. We may not realize it but as we age and as we get more active, we definitely are exposed to the harsh elements of environment. Skin Care has been neglected by most of us who love the outdoors, since most of us wanted to feel and experience what Mother Nature can offer, but despite all of these, we should be able to know when to get to the shade or bask in the warmth of the sunlight. Here are some of the skin care tips that I can impart as someone

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An Insider Look on bai Cebu Hotel

An Insider Look on bai Cebu Hotel

Dayun, bai! Such greeting is commonly heard when someone comes inside an edifice. It can mean that you are welcome in a place. Here in Cebu, we use the word “bai” more than once in our daily existence. This is connoting a friend in Cebuano, and still, the word can be attached to phrases that would mean gladness or inviting you to partake a hearty meal. It is also a reminder that you are treated well when you are here in Cebu, as most locals would use this to address you or a situation.   The island of Cebu has

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Coming Home for the Holidays: Pasko Sa Bluewater 2018

Coming Home for the Holidays: Pasko Sa Bluewater 2018

As a child, I always look forward to celebrating Christmas with family and friends. It is a time when everyone is more happy, more kinder and has that certain glow and contentment. Christmas is also one of the seasons that became my constant favorite, and just because, I can now cook for family and friends without any hesitation and fear of being criticized of being a bad cook. You see, I grew up in a family where cooking gourmet, savory food was always the priority and a skill. Even simple dishes such as Spaghetti and Lumpiang Shanghai can spell a

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World Class Luxury at the Heart of Cebu – bai Hotel Cebu Opens!

World Class Luxury at the Heart of Cebu – bai Hotel Cebu Opens!

When the biggest 100% homegrown hotel brand finally opens its doors wide to the world, we know that the best so far has come into fruition. As a hotel that is located in the middle of Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu and Cebu, it is a welcome addition to the island’s top hotel brands who wish to serve its guests that heart warming Cebuano Hospitality and top caliber facilities and customer services. This is bai Hotel Cebu, the biggest hotel outside of Manila with 668 hotel rooms that offer spectacular city and harbor views combined with ultra-modern facilities and amenities. bai Hotel Cebu

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Celebrate The Sea: A Talk On Underwater Photography and Ocean Conservation by Bo Mancao

Celebrate The Sea: A Talk On Underwater Photography and Ocean Conservation by Bo Mancao

The sea has always been considered as the lifeblood of the EARTH. We live and breath because of the OCEANS. Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to be able to hear THE Bo Mancao, a celebrated Underwater Photographer, Diver, and Ocean Advocate to talk about the Ocean and its importance. Yesterday,  I attended a talk about Underwater Photography and celebrating life underwater as a whole. The talk opened my eyes to a lot of things regarding how to be a responsible diver and an ambassador for the ocean. I had always been fascinated by the life underneath the waves. Currently, we

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Smell Fresh and Fragrant Without Hurting Nature: A Review on Tindaraga’s Shampoo and Conditioner Bars

Frizzy hair has always been my issue. My curly locks usually get tangled and it gets hard to untangle them especially early in the morning. I could recall having a struggle fixing my hair when I was still a nursing student back in college. IT was more than hell to make my curly locks be tamed and follow my brushed up styling that would end up in a tight bun. When I graduated from college and started working, I had my curly locks straightened out just for the fad. Later on I realized that my hair lacks the luster it

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Discovering Myself Again at Bunzie’s Cove [Part 2 of 2]

Discovering Myself Again at Bunzie’s Cove [Part 2 of 2]

Bunzie’s Cove is just a respite from everything. Once we had already settled on the villa with our things, we had already agreed on where we will be sleeping at night. CJ and Glister chose the mezzanine floor while Aleah chose the Master’s Bedroom. Me and Clarissa actually opted for the room on the “basement” but technically just below the main living room. In Bunzie’s Cove, the surroundings even at night time evokes a feeling of serenity. It has been my calm refuge with all the chaos I had experienced. For once in my life, everything made sense. I was

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