Things to Do in Luang Prabang, Laos

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My recent travel took me to Luang Prabang in Laos, a  place I have not included on my must-see places before. It’s not that it is not popular, it was just not one of the countries in my priority list.   It was a great opportunity to be invited by the Mekong Tourism for a multi-country familiarization tour. Mekong River crosses six (6) SouthEast Asian countries Laos included.

For those who are not familiar with it, Luang Prabang, Laos is one of the declared UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995. It kept the honor of the title for decades  they were able to preserve their original landscape.  The ability of the city to blend traditional Laotian structure and the European architecture from the 19th and 20th century is commendable.  Luang Prabang was colonized by France in 1895 .  The European architechtural influence is very prominent in the area.  Admittedly , I am smitted with the place.  It is so beautiful, peaceful , clean, with no high rise buildings to block the magnificent hillside view.

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What to Expect on a Cruise Down the Mekong River

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I’ve been to several cruises but mostly on a yacht .  Most of them last for at least two-three hours. In the said cruise what we did was to sail in the middle of the ocean and then eat, drink , party, then back to the port area. It was such a great experience to go on a cruise boat with real stops destinations in mind.  This is what I experienced when I cruised down the the world’s 12th-longest river and the 7th-longest in Asia, the Mekong River.

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My Toycon Philippines 2016 Pop Life Fan Experience

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It was literally like a kid in a toystore, only better. Because all the characters you just see on the comic books and watch on television come to life and there’s no better feeling than being able to immense yourself in a world you only thought can exist in your dreams.

The first day of Toycon Philippines 2016, which is running for 15 years in the country, had their major milestone. This was the first time they finally had international artist/ characters come over and have that incredible Toycon experience like they do in the states because they partnered with Pop Life Entertainment this year.

Imagine they were able to get Lois and Clark Superman, Game of Thrones Hodor, Starwars Boba Fett, Twilight Saga pack of wolves and have Stan Lee over a live Skype on top of the list!

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Things to do in Nan, Thailand

Things to do in Nan

When thinking about places to visit in Thailand, the first places to come to mind , especially by most tourist would be Phuket and Bangkok. A very few, not even myself, would even think of going to Nan, Thailand have I not been invited by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Council for a multi-country fam trip.

Nan is a province of Thailand located at the northern side and near the border of Laos and very close to Luang Prabang.  The Thailand and Laos border via Nan is a 3 1/2 hour drive about 150 kms from the city.   If you plan to do multi-country/ cross country trip to Thailand and Laos this is the place to be, just make sure to have your passport ready and cash to pay your Entry Visa to Laos if you are not from any ASEAN country (US$35.00).

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Madonna In Manila Rebel Heart Tour Philippine Leg Day 1 Experience

Madonna Live in Manila Rebel Heart Tour Philippines Leg Day 1

I can die now.  Seeing Madonna in Manila live was one of the amazing things that happened in my life.  I’ve been wishing and praying and hoping for her to come in the Philippines for the longest time I could remember.  I grew up with Madonna’s songs, she was literally at every decade of my life.  Madonna is the Pop Icon, Queen of Pop that every girl in my time look up to because she embodies an empowered woman, who goes for what she wants, doesn’t take bull, say what she feels and express herself very well.

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#EGinCebu #EGinSinulog with ASUS Philippines – A Photo Diary

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#EGinSinulog I’ve been to Cebu for a couple of times #EGinCebu and explored what the place has to offer. I have checked on my personal bucket list of places to see and things to do in Cebu which included the following.

I normally don’t visit a place during the peak season, especially during their festival time because there’s too many people that you cannot really appreciate and experience the place.   But since I have done almost everything you can do in Cebu (one last thing on the bucket list is swimming with the whales!), I said yes to the opportunity to finally experience Sinulog upclose #EGinSinulog .  Thank you to  ASUS Philippines who invited me to #SeeSinulogUpClose using two of their latest smartphone offerings, the ASUS Zenfone Max and ASUS Zenfone Zoom.

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What is #FreeLove ?

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Love is encompassing.  It knows no age, color, religion, race, or sex.  So why limit what love is because of gender discrimination and preference.  I believe we support each other, make each other happy, as long as we don’t hurt anyone in the process.

#FreeLove is a campaign in support of the LGBT International Pride Month, which is June.  It showcases headshots of human beings who choose to love, in spite- and despite of.

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How to Save Your Frail Nails?

Who wants ugly looking nails? No one!

Personally, I feel less confident to socialize when my nails is at their worst. Especially at times when I forgot to trim or when my nailpolish started to peel off. My quick solution would be to cover the chipped color with the polish to temporary hide the imperfection   But by doing so, my nails suffered the beating.   It has gone very frail and it easily cracks or chip. Even my nail technician (manikurista arte!) recommended to give my nails a rest from nail polishes .But the stubborn me can’t do it.

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My Thoughts on Finding Dory

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One of the reasons I made a blog is that I don’t want to forget happy experiences, people, places and things I come across.  I just had this unreasonable fear of memory loss when I get older . I did suffer for temporary amnesia awhile back in my life and it was not fun (that is another story to tell that I may or may not want to share in here).

Finding Dory was a sequel to the hit movie Finding Nemo.  Story plot was when Dory suddenly remembered she had a family and that she should look for them.  The adventure revolves around how a fish with short term memory loss can find her way into finding someone she can’t even remember.

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Travel and Change for Good #CebuPacxUnicef

Travel Change for Good with Cebu Pacific and UNICEF

Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard

It’s been said a million times that travelling changes your life. But it was not as impactful as this knowing your loose change (in any currency) can contribute to change lives of underpriveledge (Filipino)  children.

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I am SM Woman

I am driven, I am confident, I am beautiful, I am SM Woman.

This was the message SM Woman, a women’s clothing brand of the SM group wants to impart to the world. While clothing is just an accessory to the real essence of being one, it plays a major role in making each one feel more powerful.

What I love about the SM Woman is that their clothes have evolved to become more elegant and streamlinedly stylish but not expensive. A fashion show and shopping party was held recently at SM Makati to showcase what the new collection was and introduce the lates SM Woman ambassadors Theresa Herrera and Amina Aranaz.

Watch the #IamWoman event here:

I loved what I saw at the show and grabbed some of the pieces that I can mix and match with what I already have in my wardrobe.

How about you did you find something you like?

Hurry there’s a 7pm to 9pm special sale going today June 16,2016.

Stay gorgeous everyone!

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CPK Pizza Wars 2016 Year 2

Where does pizza come from?

Honestly, I don’t know. But I do know where they’re going — straight into my tummy.   I think if I was made to choose a type of food I’m only allowed to eat for the rest of my life, I will pick pizza.  While there are the classic flavors like the all time favorite hawaiin pizza, there’s is so many ways to have your pizza, the possibilities are endless.

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