Tuesday, September 16

Live with Gratitude: Happiest Thank You to You

I live by gratitude. If there are two words that I would like to say and hear every single day, it is “Thank You.” These words mean a lot especially when they are spoken and delivered sincerely. In the latest advertisement by Coca-Cola Philippines, they did a great job in showing how great it is to live by gratitude in our daily lives. Allow me to share this to you:


After watching this 3-minute video, I start to remember all the people whom I am truly thankful of in my life. I am inspired to let them know that I appreciate everything they’ve done for the past few years of my existence. I believe that they deserve more than a thank you from me.

Wednesday, September 10

The Sweetest Places in Davao (Featuring Davao Desserts)

Davao isn’t just about Mount Apo and Samal Island.  It’s not just about durian and pomelo either. The city can rival Metro Manila in terms of gastronomy with its many restaurants and caf├ęs. Life here can be just as sweet… or maybe even sweeter! Whether you’re a local or a tourist, it is never too late to explore the city one piece of cake at a time. Here are the must-tries for every dessert lover:

BROOKIE at Anniepie (Malvar Street)

Can’t decide between a brownie or a cookie? Anniepie offers the Brookie for those who want the best of both worlds. And if that’s not enough, take home a box of assorted cinnamon rolls that are just the right amount of sweetness. There are nine mouth-watering flavors to choose from: Classic, Glazed, Super Chocolate, Choco-caramel, Caramel Crunch, Choco-mocha, Cappuccino, Coffee Walnut, Nutty Cheese.


Saturday, September 6

Will Grayson, Will Grayon: What A Beautiful Book

There is always that feeling of sadness everytime I come to the last page of a good book. Most of the times, I refuse to accept the fact that the story has finally come to an end. All I could do is just move on, hold the beautiful memories of the characters and their stories in me, and probably blog about it (like what I'm currently doing). The recent novel I've finished reading was "Will Grayson, Will Grayson" written by two of the best-selling authors David Levithan and John Green.

This book is full of happy, heartbreaking, and funny moments. Everything in it was written beautifully. The story is about two different men who happen to have the same first name and last name. They both come from different worlds until one day, their paths crossed in Chicago and found their worlds completely colliding. From that moment on, both of their lives changed forever in ways they could never have guessed or imagined. Aside from the two Will Graysons, some of the characters that made this book interesting are Tiny Cooper and Jane. In fact, I even consider the novel as mostly about Tiny Cooper and his idealistic views in life and love (which amazingly are true and something I also believe into.) 

You know what made me love this book? The fact that it's all about appreciating life, love and all the great people surrounding us. Will Grayson, Will Grayson made me appreciate more all my gay friends. At the same time, it also made me put more value to the real friends surrounding me. Indeed, friendships are one of the best things in life! Most importantly, it showed me the importance of looking at life at the most positive way possible. From now on, I'm going to think like Tiny Cooper - Will Grayson's best friend / will grayson's lover. 

Saturday, August 23

The Magical Feeling of Giving Back Wholeheartedly: Children's Day 2014 Story

“Kindness is a magical spell—performed by enlightened beings—meant to enchant hearts and lift weary souls that they might fly.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich


It's never too late to share my happy and magical feelings during the Children's Day 2014 celebrated last month. Due to my crazy-hectic-no-break-overwhelming schedule for the past few weeks, I was not able to blog about this annual activity hosted and arranged by one of my fellow Davao Bloggers Society officers - Naprey Almario. In some of my posts in this site, I made mention that Naprey is the "The Man Behind the Rolling Chair." He writes about his advocacy for the PWD sector in the community. At the same time, he also constantly organizes charity events for different orphanages in Davao city. (Read: 4th Back to School Gift Giving Project by a Strong Wheeled Advocate)

Saturday, August 2

Join the Party: Take Me Back to Just Dance by Lakas Atenista

Lakas Atenista proudly brings you Just Dance 2014!


Join us as we melt in a night filled with the good old stuff from the 90s.

Casette Tapes • Bow Biters • Chicago Bulls • G-shocks • Nintendo • Discman • Pogs • Inline Skates • Macaulay Culkin • Spice Girls • Backstreet Boys • NSYNC • Alanis Morisette • Tracy Chapman •

Friday, July 25

Palmetto Place Condominium: Feels Real Good to Be Home

If you are looking for a place to stay in Davao city, then you might want to consider renting a condominium unit. One of the top developers in the Philippines, DMCI Homes Condominiums, has many quality constructions and projects in Davao among which is Palmetto Place Condominium located at Maa. As of today, there are already three buildings in Palmetto Place namely: Trentino, Piedmont and Lombardy.






A 2-Bedroom Unit with Balcony at the Piedmont Building of Palmetto Place is available for rent. Refer to the photo below for the unit dimensions.

Sunday, July 13

Expect Something Big: Travel Around the Philippines With Locals

Philippines is such a beautiful country. Many people from different parts of the world look forward to visiting the Philippines while those who have already experienced travelling in the country's top tourist destinations would definitely love to come back. According to the Department of Tourism (DOT), around 4.68 million foreigners visited the country in 2013 which showed a 9.56% increase in foreign visitors arrival. The increase can be attributed to the various tourism campaigns launched by the DOT. The latest successful campaign launched by the DOT was "It's More Fun in the Philippines" which invites travelers around the world to explore the beauty of the country.

There are many fun things that one can do in the Philippines. One can enjoy extreme watersports or epic parties at Boracay Island. One can also choose to be one with nature by visiting Coron and exploring its natural beauty. A tourist can also go to Baguio city and see the old playground of the Americans in the 1900's. Ilocos Norte can also be a visitor's favorite for this province showcases the rich Filipino culture. The Enchanted River and Tinuy-an Falls in Surigao are perfect for a traveler who just wants to appreciate what nature has to offer. Indeed, it's more fun in the Philippines!

Saturday, July 5

Project 365: Slicing Out a Moment and Freezing It Through Photographs

I can't believe how fast time flies! We've already spent six happy, gloomy, exciting, blessed and *insert any feeling* months of the year 2014. That means that we only have less than 180 days left before we welcome another year, perhaps a new chapter, in our lives...

On the 31st of December 2013, I shared about my bucketlist for 2014 among which were "3. Complete the photo-a-day project for the whole year" and "4. Create a new blog." So I'm publishing this new entry on my site to proudly announce that I have already created a new blog entitled "Life and Love in 365" for my photo-a-day project. It's a Tumblr blog where all my daily snapshots are uploaded. As of now, I am already on my 186th photo. Ever since I started doing Project 365, I begin to notice all the things going on with my everyday life. The said project allowed me to take notice of the small details and little things that truly matter. Indeed, “Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”