Bustling city streets, balmy tropical weather, and a booming metropolis filled with history, culture, food, shopping, and much more. Manila is a city that brings the past and future together, and visiting it is an experience unlike any other. Whether you’re in the area for a quick visit, or planning on staying for several days or longer, you’re going to need a list of things to do in Manila. This list has got you covered.Read more
With today’s ever-growing demands and necessities, women can easily blow their budget with never-ending household needs, family’s daily consumption, children’s education funds, and personal expenses.
Whether you’re a career woman or a stay-at-home mom, personal finance experts share a couple of targeted advice for women to help you overcome financial obstacles, save up for that grand family vacation, or grow your business. Aside from managing your funds and boosting your retirement savings, here are other creative wealth building tips that women like you can follow to improve your financial health.Read more
There’s one place in the Philippines that’s recognized as the Pearl of the Orient, and it’s none other than the country’s capital, Manila. Manila is the cultural, financial, political, and historical hub of the Philippines. In an archipelagic country with over 7,000 islands, it plays an outsize role in the past, present, and future of the Philippines. If you’ve ever wanted to visit, here’s a guide on how to get to Manila to start off your trip.Read more
Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway, now streaming on Netflix, is a three-part animated film adaptation of the Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash novel series. Set in Universal Century – the most developed timeline in the Gundam Universe, Hathaway opens the story in space slowly descending to Earth and eventually landing onto a futuristic Davao City, Philippines.
A good portion of the story – about 45 minutes long, unfolds in Davao. Filipino cultural references are beautifully depicted with a special cameo of the most famous Pinoy mascot – Jollibee. Gundam Hathaway provides a glimpse of an alternate, modern Davao where Mobile suits and Earth Federation Officers patrol the streets lined with electric cars and mobile suits. Key highlights are listed below.Read more
Children are natural explorers. You cannot lock them in a room and expect them to behave like tamed, mindful adults who can patiently wait until something eventful happens. Whether you like it or not, our little ones will always look for fun activities for kids whatever the time of the day is.
During normal circumstances (a.k.a pre-Covid life), keeping kids occupied and entertained at home is already a challenge. Thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic, the creativity and patience of parents have been strongly tested when children were forced to stay at home at all times. There is never a perfect time to say that parenting is hard.Read more
Keith Haring’s ubiquitous prints are made even more accessible and wearable with a number of brand collaborations. Three of the most notable partnerships available in Manila include a customizable capsule collection by Converse, a wide range menswear collection by H&M, and a staple unisex UT Collection by Uniqlo.
Limited edition pieces from accessories (bucket hat, pendant, bag), to intimates (trunks, socks), apparel (shirts, hoodies), and footwear are available for you to choose from so you can wear your Keith Haring icons loud and proud. These are available in Manila through the brands’ physical shops, official websites, mobile apps, and major e-commerce platforms.Read more
Beauty and wellness have been put on hold during the pandemic. Filipinos have tried their best to limit mobility by cutting back on non-essential activities which includes pamper and self care sessions. Now that more industries are slowly and safely opening up in Manila and the rest of the country, aesthetic clinics are going the extra mile to ensure their clients can get back to their regimen confidently.
Avignon Clinic is a full service dermatology and luxe aesthetic center with world-class FDA-approved equipment, premium beauty treatments, and wellness programs led by expert doctors to ensure delivery of top notch services for its clients. I bravely visited their Flagship Clinic at Quezon City after a more than year of a self-imposed no beauty clinic, salon, and spa rule – and oh boy, they did not fail to impress! Let me share my experience so you can gauge if the health and safety provisions they have in place are enough for your personal level of comfort.Read more
Cebu is a fantastic destination, and a must-visit for domestic and international travelers. While Manila might seem like the economic center of the country, Cebu is the beating heart of the Visayas region. There’s so much more to explore in this province, including a rich cultural and historical heritage, gorgeous natural vistas, and hundreds of activities. But before you start planning your itinerary, you have to figure out how to get to Cebu first.Read more
There’s no other place in the Philippines that has the unique charm and historical significance as Cebu Province. Home to the Queen City of the South, Cebu City, Cebu is an incredible union of traditional culture, natural wonders, and urban sophistication. It’s the center of the Visayas region, and more than that, the original site of several significant events in Philippine history. Foodies, nature lovers, beach bums, and history enthusiasts all have something to gain from a visit.Read more
Any visitor to the Queen City of the South knows that Cebu Province is home to a rich collection of sights, sounds, smells, and even tastes. The political, economic, and cultural hub of the Visayas, Cebu is home to an incredible array of experiences that are sure to satisfy any traveler’s hunger— literally. In this guide to where to eat in Cebu, we show you our Cebu food favorites.Read more