Manaoag, Pangasinan: Travelled a Hundred Miles to say Thank You

I was asked by a friend why would I want to travel all the way to Pangasinan (which is about 105 Miles away from Manila) just to visit a church and attend a mass- when I could do just the same in any church in metro manila.

For a moment, I thought, she actually has a point.

But this hasn’t stopped me from going to Dagupan Bus Company terminal in Cubao and traveled for four hours to visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Manaoag.

I took the bus with Manaoag/ Dagupan signboard (the route is actually Cubao- Dau- Tarlac- Manaoag- Dagupan) and it left by 2:30am. I was told that there are buses that leave the terminal every 30 minutes. For real time schedule and bus fares you can check their facebook page.


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A Day Well-spent in Baler, Aurora

Baler has always been on top of mind (aside from Siargao and La Union) when it comes to surfing in the Philippines. But do you guys know that there’s more to Baler than just surfing.

Here’s how we spent a day in Baler:

1 AM: Travel via JoyBus or Genesis Airconditioned bus (Cubao Bus Station)
Fare and Schedule: Check their website or call their office for real time info (


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Red Letter Day: Blogapalooza 2014!!!!

Last Saturday, October 11, became a red letter day for most bloggers and businesses as and held Blogapalooza 2014 at SM Aura in Taguig City. The highly anticipated event of the year was attended by more than 700 bloggers and a lot of both budding and well-known businesses in the metro.

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Game Face on at The Archery Academy

When I was in high school, I was always fascinated with the way College of St. Benilde cheerleaders incorporate the “archer-like-dance-step” (placing-the-arrow-in-the-bow-and-pull) in their routines. I always imagine myself doing the same thing (not the dance though but holding a real bow and arrow). Somehow it became a dream and later on became part of my bucket list. Katniss’ and Legolas’ characters were not even popular or were not even created yet- so to put it simply, Archery at that time was not a sport du jour (at least in the Philippines since most filipinos are into basketball and boxing).

But now, it’s slowly becoming a craze. So I’ve done some research and later on learned about The Archery Academy in San Juan- a “school” that teaches the sport.
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Blogapalooza 2014!

“MU” or mutual understanding is not just for lovers, nowadays bloggers and businesses also has their own version of mutual understanding and this is embodied in the annual event which is Blogapalooza!!!

Aren’t you guys excited?!

So for those bloggers who haven’t signed up yet, follow this link, sign up and see you on the 20th of September at SM Aura in Taguig City.




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