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Cruising the High Seas in Effortless Indulgence

With the gentle swaying of the sea that seems to lullaby its passengers, a timely cruise can bring a much-needed calmness, even to the weariest of travellers. Just imagine, spending days at sea in complete solitude, staring at the vastness of the open ocean with nary a thought of one’s daily troubles. Days full of exciting possibilities with nowhere to be, no one to see, and best of all, no distractions - a complete cruise-cation to celebrate life. 



In the past decade, cruises have become one of the most popular ways to relax and see the beauty this world has to offer. With its unique destinations, cost-efficient rates, and state-of-the-art ships, it comes as no surprise that cruising continues to gain popularity, especially among Filipinos.

The majestic SuperStar Virgo will make Manila its homeport from March to May. The cruise ship offers travellers a visa-free way to visit cities in Taiwan and southern Japan.
This year, Star Cruises announced that its 269-meter cruise ship, SuperStar Virgo, will homeport again in Manila for the summer months from March to May. With absolutely no visa requirements, the 6-night SuperStar Virgo cruise offers two travel destination packages. The first package will start at the Manila port then a day will be spent on the high seas. The next two days will be dedicated to seeing Naha in Japan, and Keelung in Taiwan. The fifth day will be on the high seas again, and then the cruise will head back to Manila on the sixth day.



The second destination package starts at the Manila port followed by a day cruising the high seas on the way to Ishigaki, Japan, on the third day. The fourth day will be spent seeing the beauty of Keelung, Taiwan, then to the high seas on the fifth day, and then back to Manila on the sixth day.

Besides the great destinations, and interesting land tours, a lot of people miss out on the fact that the SuperStar Virgo is itself, a giant floating destination. Packed with entertainment facilities, exquisite dining outlets, and duty-free shopping, the cruise ship has just about anything one could ever need or want.

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Celebrate Everything Furry at FurryPinas 2018

Do you know what a Furry is? Well, if you have seen movies like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Zootopia, The Lion King, shows such as My Little Pony, or anime such as Pokemon then you might have an idea. FurryPinas 2018, happening on May 19-20 at the SMX Convention Center, is a celebration of everything furry. The convention’s vision is to serve as the annual hub for furry or anthropomorphic media.

FurryPinas 2018 will be the first ever furry convention open to the public, after its first event in 2014. Holding the record as being the first furry convention in Southeast Asia, FurryPinas is the official and only furry convention in the Philippines. 

What is the Furry Hobby?


Furry is not only a fandom, but also a hobby. If you enjoy looking at personified animals in different forms of media be it movies, TV shows, anime, comics, etc., then you are part of the Furry hobby. Some examples of animal characters would include famous characters like Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, Woody Woodpecker, and many more.

Most of the communities involved in the Furry Hobby had been established long ago. Take for example Sylvanian Families, one of the most popular toys in the market which has existed since 1985. Made by the Japanese gaming company Epoch in 1985, Sylvanian Families is a collection of anthropomorphic animal figurines and model sets. Distributed around the world, they have become so popular that there is a growing community here in the Philippines, one that remains strong to this day.

Other communities such as a fanbase for Pokemon have been very lively since the countless adorable critters have been popping out not only in our gaming consoles, but also in our phones, in the form of Pokemon Go. It is not uncommon to see someone throwing virtual Pokeballs at a virtual Pokemon while walking.

Why would you attend FurryPinas 2018?


It is one of the most unique conventions happening this 2018. If you will be attending, then you are among the first to experience this one of a kind event. Despite being such a unique event, the tickets are also affordable with the basic entry level ticket costing at Php 115 inclusive of a lanyard and a con ID badge (early bird).

If you are an artist, designer, cosplayer, a fan of movies, shows, toys, and other content featuring anthro or humanized animals then you would not want to miss this. This event will bring you various
activities and features which you will surely love!

What happens at FurryPinas 2018? 


FurryPinas 2018 brings two huge guests in the Furry Hobby. First is Pocari Roo, an Australian furry fan and full-time YouTuber with over 100 videos on her channel and over 50,000 subscribers. She is primarily known for her Youtube channel where she does vlogs, music videos, how-tos, Q&As, and more, with a family friendly rating and a primary focus on being positive, entertaining, and helpful. 

Bapogichi is also guesting at FurryPinas 2018. A fan of the furry hobby with over 40,000 followers, Bapogichi is a popular illustrator known for his various fanart of anime, webcomics, cartoons, and video games. Bapogichi is one of the moderators of the popular Buhay Kolehiyo that features personified versions of different universities in the Philippines. 

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Toner Alternative: Purederm Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes Review

I always remind my readers not to sleep without washing or cleaning face for it is one of the reasons for breakouts. For those of you who religiously do nighttime routine, how sure are you that your face is clean and no residue from products you've used are left?


For years, I believed that my face is always clean before I sleep. Not until when I discovered that there are still dirt left on my face.


I came across this brand when they had their 50% off promotion at Watsons stores. I am hesitant at first, thinking that this would just be a waste of money since I already have my facial cleansers and toners. For the sake of blogging, I gave it a shot.




There are 4 available options: Q-10, Vitamin, Collagen and Argan Oil. I purchased Q-10 and Vitamin for they are the only ones on sale.

Q-10




Purederm Q-10 make-up remover cleansing towelettes are gently and effectively remove eye-liner, shadow, lipstick, blush and even waterproof mascara without skin irritation. These ultra-soft towelettes provide a complex blend of Coenzyme Q-10, Vitamin E, Green Tea and Aloe Vera to gently cleanse, tone and resurface skin texture. Use daily, our advanced pre-moistened formula works in seconds to leave you feeling smooth, fresh and moisturized-anytime, anywhere!

It claims to:

1. Gently cleanse, tone and remove make-up.
2. Skin revitalizing formula enriched with Coenzyme Q-10 and Vitamin E.
3. Ideal for all skin-types.
4. Paraben free.

How to use:

1. Slowly lift the front seal and pull out towelettes as needed.


2. Gently stroke the towelettes over eyelids, lashes, face and lips to sweep away make-up.
3. Make sure to reseal the pack after each use. Dispose of towelettes in trash receptacle (do not flush).



Vitamin


Purederm Q-10 make-up remover cleansing towelettes are gently and effectively remove eye-liner, shadow, lipstick, blush and even waterproof mascara without skin irritation. These ultra-soft towelettes provide a complex blend of Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Green Tea and Aloe Vera to gently cleanse, tone and resurface skin texture. Use daily, our advanced pre-moistened formula works in seconds to leave you feeling smooth, fresh and moisturized-anytime, anywhere!

It claims to:

1. Gently cleanse, tone and remove make-up.
2. Diminish the signs of aging with vitamin A & E.
3. Ideal for all skin-types.
4. Paraben free.

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Perfume Hack: Room and Linen Sprays as Body Perfume?

Hi everyone! I'm excited to share a hack which happened to be an accidental discovery. Hihi. :)


DISCLAIMER: As I have said on my previous post, I never share my current scent. I read an article saying that never tell anyone the perfume brand you are wearing and leave him/her the mystery of discovering it. So my apologies if I won't be sharing. Hihi. :) 

I have obsession with perfumes. :) In my first few months as a blogger, I have posted my scent favorites. 4 years after, I'm still a perfume lover, but the variety of scents I am falling with changed. :) From a citrus scent which we Filipinos love, I am gradually converting my scent into earth/wood ones.

Aside from perfumes, I am also addicted to room and linen sprays, and essential oils. It relaxes me and I love how it gives my room a hotel feel.   

In my quest of looking for a good perfume, I've fell inlove with this particular sweet wood scent. I'm almost purchasing it when I have found out that this is a ROOM SPRAY. HAHA. I got depressed and tried to look for alternatives with same scent.


I first went to L'occitane and tried to look for their Lavende cologne. The attendant said it's out of stock because of the demand when Kris Aquino mentioned it on her vlog. She's really a great endorser. :) By the way, I love the smell of Cedrat and Cade. Though these are not the scent I am looking for that time. :)

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I'm their SPEAKER: Blogging Seminar Experience

Who would have thought that from just being a participant of numerous talks about blogging, from just a fan, it would come to a point that I would be given a chance to share my life being a blogger?


When I was a student, I was always inspired by the stories of the speakers invited in our school. I promised myself that I will one day also be giving talks to students. Few years later, I fulfilled a bucket list when a school invited me to share my life in the media industry. It was a worth remembering moment for me. A dream came true. :) 

I actually never stopped. It was then followed by another talk to students for a different school. I then organized seminars for corporate companies. Most of my talks are about Events Management and Personal Development.

Two weeks ago, I received an email from National University College of Business and Accountancy inviting me to be a speaker for their event. The topic given is close to my heart, blogging. :) My blog is turning 5 this year. Having advertisers and collaborated with brands, getting recognition, being featured in different social media sites, I believe it is the right time to share what I have accomplished which anyone can do or even do more. Without hesitations, I said yes.

Poster :)

TADAA! :) I heard that there was also a tarpaulin of the schedule of the seminars with the picture of the speakers. Too bad it was already late when I knew. :) 

February 13, 2018

I know I was prepared. I have 90+ slides with me. :) I want them to be inspired. I may not encourage them all to blog, just a single participant who would try blogging will mean a difference. :)


I arrived on time. :) Let me just say that NU has really good facilities. Kudos to the admin! :)

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Bye Bye Pores? Air-Laynic Pore Mask Review

Hello everyone! Today I will be trying a Face Mask from the K beauty section of Watsons, Air-Laynic Pore Mask! :)


Air-Laynic Pore Mask is a product from 23Years Old which is famous for their carbonated skincare products in Korea.


It's not a typical pore mask since the gel is placed inside a syringe. No worries since there are no needles involved! :)  

What makes this mask even more unique is the component of CO2 or Carbon Dioxide which promises to:

1. Enhance Skin Health- Infused Oxygen promotes blood circulation. Skin becomes healthy from inside out with natural radiance.

2. Purify and Whiten Skin- It activates skin detoxification activities in order to remove the impurities, pimples and blackheads. Skin looks clean and smooth with bright complexion.

3. Eliminate Pores- Adenosine ingredients provide pore care and soften skin texture. It improves skin elasticity and remove fine lines for young tighten skin.

It's my first time to use a product with CO2 and it looks promising! :)


So happy that the distributor here in the Philippines placed an English Instructions on how to use the product. :)

1. Wash Face and Apply Toner.

I suggest you use this at night, once a week or twice a month. :) Make sure that the toner you are using doesn't have an alcohol content for it may affect and cause a burning sensation on face.

2. Open cap of the "Injection Type Dispenser" and dispense entire contents spread evenly on airsheet.


Yes. There could be a tingling sensation so I only use half of the product and spread it evenly on sheet. :)

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TRIPKADA Travel Meet-up and iOS App Launch

This year, Tripkada, the first and largest Trip-pooling platform in the Philippines kicks off this year with the biggest bang ever!


On February 7, 7PM at the QBO Innovation Hub, Tripkada’s first Travel Meet-Up for 2018 and the much-awaited launching of their iOs App will take place as Travelers, lovers of Travel, Travel Experts, partners, the media and influencers are expected to get together and celebrate  another milestone for the Philippine Travel scene. 

Including company updates, the Event will highlight Travel Talks from our invited experts, Travel Quiz Contest open for registration for only 500Php per 5-man team. Winners will receive Free luxury hotel stays and many more 

“We have been patiently waiting for the release of the iOS version of our app and it’s finally here. We are very much excited to bring Filipinos closer to traveling as we make it accessible to more people now” said JP Bayang, Growth Marketing Head of Tripkada. 

Tripkada, is a Philippine-made online platform that allows users to book their dream vacation on a budget and on-the-go. Think uber-pooling for trips and adventures. No need to go through the hassle of planning your itinerary or go through individual bookings for transportation and lodging. With Tripkada, you can seamlessly choose from trips organized by fellow travelers to travel to popular tourist destinations within the archipelago. You could be traversing through Mt. Pulag or surfing through the waves of Baler alongside other avid thrill-seekers just like yourself with just a simple click of a button. 

The 2018 Travel Meet-up and App launch is brought to you by: First Vita Plus, Hawk Bags, Venteny and QBO Philippines in cooperation with Shopback, Eatigo, Zen Rooms, Grind, Style Genie, Fetch, Zalora, Pen Brothers, Anytime Fitness and Media Partners: NET25, Eagle News Network, When in Manila, Rappler Manila, PTV4, Blogapalooza, Philippine Primer, PSST.PH, Manila Scoop, GRID. 

Join Trips created by fellow travelers! Check out www.tripkada.com NOW! Or contact us via join@tripkada.com.

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Glamcon MNL 2018 VIP Experience

As a Youtube fanatic, I didn't hesitate to confirm my attendance when I knew that I will have a chance to meet my favorite Youtube beauty vloggers in an event. :)


Glamcon MNL is a celebration of beauty made even better through the power of makeup. Makeup and beauty enthusiasts are all invited to attend the biggest beauty party of 2018! :)

January 21, 2018 at SM Aura SMX

I was fortunate to have the VIP pass which has access to lounge where all famous Youtubers stay before and after their talk! :)

The event area was divided into 4 sections:

The Makeup Lounge

Premium ticket holders had a real treat: free hair and makeup makeover! :)