Bucket List Check, News, Nightlife Guide, Published Essays, Published Stories, Singapore, southeast asia, Travel Column, Travel Tips and Guides

NIGHTLIFE GUIDE: 1 ALTITUDE, SINGAPORE

Atop the Highest Al Fresco Bar in the World I've been to Singapore six times this year, mostly for business, and hugely because it's so easy to fly direct from Cebu via Cebu Pacific. And yet, for someone who's been to Singapore too many times, I realize I didn't know much about the city at… Continue reading NIGHTLIFE GUIDE: 1 ALTITUDE, SINGAPORE

Country, News, Published Essays, Published Stories, Singapore, southeast asia, Travel Column

AH, TO BE YOUNG AND STUPID

Funny how at the start of my 20s, I was at the very Marina Bay Sands, the architectural marvel that defined Singapore; and it was there where I received a wedding proposal and I was crying, not tears of joy but more tears of utter confusion.

cebu, Hotels and Accommodations, Philippines, Published Essays, Published Stories, Travel Column

STAYCATION AT THE CITADINES IN BASELINE CENTER IN CEBU

The opportunity for my own writer's retreat presented itself at the right place and time, when I was invited for a weekend staycation during the launch of Citadines in Cebu City. Citadines is not your 'regular' hotel--the brand is in a different niche category known as Apart'hotel, which essentially combine the best of home and… Continue reading STAYCATION AT THE CITADINES IN BASELINE CENTER IN CEBU

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THE MAYA ANGELOU METHOD

One of my heroes, the renowned writer, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou, had a peculiar writing process: she would wake up early in the morning and chick in a hotel room. She would specifically instruct the staff to remove any artworks from the walls. She would then start writing at 6:30 in the… Continue reading THE MAYA ANGELOU METHOD

Europe, france, Visas & Docs, Visas and Passport Guides for Filipinos

SAMPLE COVER LETTER TO FRENCH CONSULATE FOR SCHENGEN VISA

September 8, 2019The Honorable Consul16F Pacific Star Bldg.Makati Ave. corner Sen. Gil Puyat Ext. Makati City, Philippines 1200 To Madame/Monsieur, I would like to apply for a Schengen visa for my purpose of visiting France for 5 days from January 6-11, 2020. I am applying through your honorable consulate as France is the only country… Continue reading SAMPLE COVER LETTER TO FRENCH CONSULATE FOR SCHENGEN VISA

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SAMPLE AFFIDAVIT OF CONSENT FOR DSWD MINOR TRAVEL CLEARANCE

As part of the requirements needed for applying for the DSWD Minor Travel Clearance is a notarized affidavit of consent from parents. The letter must include: destination, date of intended travel, purpose, and name of companion/s. For a sample of affidavit of consent, please see below and hope this helps! (written by a single mom… Continue reading SAMPLE AFFIDAVIT OF CONSENT FOR DSWD MINOR TRAVEL CLEARANCE

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ANTHILL FOR THE WORKPLACE

Whenever I’m attending an overseas event where I have to represent the Philippines—whether it’s an international conference, business expo, product launch or even an international latin dance festival, I wear an ANTHILL piece with pride.

Budget Travel, cebu, Country, hong kong, Japan, kuala lumpur, macau, North Asia, Singapore, south korea, southeast asia, taiwan, Travel Tips and Guides

Where to Go? Top Cebu-direct Flight International Destinations

The opening of the brand new Mactan Cebu International Airport is a blessing to travelers in the Vis-Min area. Several years ago when I was younger, all international flights meant we have to pass through Manila. However, Cebu is fast becoming the preferred regional hub for international flights. Among the first destinations offered in Cebu… Continue reading Where to Go? Top Cebu-direct Flight International Destinations

Food Guide, Japan, North Asia, Singapore, southeast asia

Food Guide: Must Try Noodle Dishes in East Asia

I have my own favorite, but for my own security I would rather keep my mouth shut and show you noodles around East Asia. Which ones are your favorite?

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Bucket List Check: Singapore, Exotic Jewel of the Far East

I caught my first glimpse of the renowned Jewel at the Changi Airport early in the morning. Despite being visibly tired and coming from a 3.5-hour flight from Cebu, my whole demeanor flight changed upon catching sight of this ‘jewel’.