Most Expensive Celebrity Hotel Rooms of All Time in London

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As one of the most expensive cities in the world hotel booking in London has always been a problem to budget travelers. Did you know that it would cost you a whooping £ 11,700 to book a night at the Royal Suite in Park Lane’s Intercontinental Hotel? With these kinds of prices, you can understand why the beautiful city ranks among the most expensive cities for anyone to book a five-star hotel.

In as much as budget travelers may find it had to book such a hotel room, celebrities are an exception. For a city that has come to be identified as the city of opportunities, city of love and the city of wonders, celebrities have a special connection with the city and would not have any issues parting with such amounts. London’s elegance and style has attracted a good number of celebrities from all across the world who come to have a piece of the pie. This piece will highlight some of the most expensive celebrity hotel rooms you are likely to come across while in the ravishing city of London.

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  • The Berkeley

Anyone who has ever been to Knightsbridge can attest to the fact that it hosts most of London’s luxury hotel rooms. As a five star deluxe, The Berkeley is owned by the Maybourne Hotel Group and has served a number of huge name celebrities such as Madonna, Leonardo Di Caprio and Guy Ritchie. The Pavilion Conservatory is known for having specious bedrooms and elegant en suite marble coated bathrooms.

  • The Langham  

Are you more of a spa person? If the answer to that question is yes, then you need to make a reservation at The Langham. Across London, The Langham is the only hotel that has been identified to provide a bath that is actually a spa. The spa boasts of having both Chromatherapy and hydrotherapy features that are ideal to providing you with a skin-clearing bathing experience. In as much as it goes for £5,000 a night, you’ll get a one of kind experience that will guarantee you value for your money. Colin Farrell and Angelina Jolie are two of the most famous celebrities to visit this hotel room.

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  • The Mandarin Oriental

This five star hotel is located in Knightsbridge and it is popularly known for its Edwardian-style. The historic feel of the hotel that dates back to the 1900s adds to the attraction. The Mandarin Oriental has about 198 rooms. Inside the Royal Suite, you get to enjoy luxurious a balcony which was shared by Madonna and Baroness Margret Thatcher.

  • Claridge’s: Brook Penthouse Suite

Located in Mayfair, this luxury hotel is very popular among the Britain’s Viscount Linley. Marc Jacobs is one of the celebrities who were really intrigued by the marble bathrooms with the elegant 1930s light oak floors.

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You can read our travel blog to find out more about these luxurious hotels that will surely get you into the traveling mood.

Stay gorgeous everyone

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I am a storyteller. Influencer. Trendsetter. Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Blogger. An advocate of autism awareness, women's and children's rights. A former Journalist. I am not an expert I am experienced. I do what I love no regrets. If you need anything email me at : earthlingorgeous (@) gmail.com

Affordable Discount Hotels in London

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The reputation that London has as one of the most expensive cities in the world makes it had for regular budget travelers to afford the 5 star luxury hotels that are known to be in plenty in the city. The best part about the city of London is that because of its diverse nature, it is possible to find something for everyone. In as much getting a luxury hotel can be an expensive affair; it is in deed still possible to find a cheaper hotel option that can meet your needs. Did you know that it is possible to find a hotel that costs $40 per night in the city of London!

For an insight into the issue, this piece will attempt to share with you some of the affordable discount hotels in the otherwise expensive city of London.

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  • Comfort Harrow Hotel

Located in one of the most affluent Suburbs of Harrow in London, Comfort Harrow Hotel is just a walking distance from the Harrow town center. The hotel boasts of having about 73 awesomely furnished bedrooms with a lot of stand out features such as extra pillows, duvet and blackout curtains. Guests having their own cars do not need to fret because the Comfort Harrow Hotel provides them with free of charge.

  • Avon Hotel

Avon Hotel has got it all. It is located in a much quiet location at the heart of London’s West End. If you are looking for convenience, comfort, pleasure or much more of business treat, Avon Hotel should be your most ideal destination. With the Hyde Park just being 4 minutes away, you can enjoy some of the top travelling attractions in London. The hotel’s location is close to some of London’s top attractions which make the hotel an ideal destination for international travelers.

  • Best Western Burns Hotel

Situated in the bustling Earls Court in central London the Best Western Burns Hotel has about 104 en-suite bedrooms. The Earls Court tube station provides the hotel with the much needed convenience to get into and out of London. The rooms are well furnished with amenities such as satellite televisions, telephones, tea and coffee machines, complimentary toiletries among others. On an ordinary day, the hotel charges £32 for the use of the in-room safe.

  • Beverley City Hotel
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The 3 star bed and breakfast hotel is situated on Sussex Gardens. Beverley City Hotel is just two minutes from Paddington train station. While at the hotel, you also get a direct access to the Heathrow Airport which offers convenience to the international travelers. When travelling to here, you need to make sure that you have checked in before 6pm because if you do so after that, you be checked in at the sister hotel Nayland hotel. Visitors can enjoy the 23 well furbished bedrooms with top notch amenities. The rooms are mid-sized with colour TV, hairdryer, a direct dial phone and a radio. The fact that the hotel has no lift does not take anything away from it. The quality of service offered here should be enough to intrigue you.

Hope this guide helped!

Stay gorgeous everyone!

About Earth Rullan

I am a storyteller. Influencer. Trendsetter. Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Blogger. An advocate of autism awareness, women's and children's rights. A former Journalist. I am not an expert I am experienced. I do what I love no regrets. If you need anything email me at : earthlingorgeous (@) gmail.com

Pope Francis Nagmistulang Araw (Pope Francis a Ray of Sunshine)

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Anong sinabi ng Sinulog Festival sa Cebu sa Papal Visit in Manila last Sunday kung saan 6 milyong tao ang nagdasal, nabasa, nagsaya, nagtipon, nagsayaw, kumanta, at nagwalkathon! Suot ang pinakafashionable  #OOTD ang mga black at transparent garbage bag at kapote lahat naging waterproof kahit mga gadgets!

(What’s Sinulog Festival in Cebu compared to the Papal Visit in Manila last Sunday where 6 million people prayed, got drenched in rain, celebrated, gathered, danced, sang and went on a pilgrimage.  Doning the most fashionable #OOTD , the black and transparent garbage bag and raincoat, everyone became waterproof even their gadgets)

Bilib ako sa milyong Pilipino na nagtyaga, nagtiis at naging disiplinado at pasensyoso nitong ilang araw na pagbisita ni Pope Francis sa Pilipinas.

(I am amazed with the million Filipino who were patient, diligent and disciplined during the past few days of Pope Francis in the Philippines)

Kahapon, Linggo, January 18,2015 ang huling pagmimisa ni Pope ay naganap sa Quirino Grandstand.  Umabot sa 6 na milyong Pilipino ang dumalo at pakalat-kalat sa kahabaan ng Roxas Blvd at Taft Avenue. Nagaabang, naghihintay na masulyapan si Pope Francis.

(Yesterday, Sunday, January 18,2015 the Pope’s last Mass happened at the Quirino Grandstand.  An estimate of 6 million Filipinos attebded and were scattered along Roxas Blvd and Taft Ave.  Patiently waiting for a glimpse of Pope Francis)

Isa ako sa mga taong iyon.

(I was one of them)

Hindi ko alam kung paano ako nakarating sa kung saan ako naging matagumpay at nagkaroon ng pagkakataon na masulyapan nasulyapan ng Santo Papa kahit isang saglit pero masayang masaya na ako doon.

(I don’t know how I got to where I had a successful chance to see the Pope but I was very happy for that moment)

Eto ako sa may Max sa may Roxas Blv. cor Malate. Kakain sana ako o maghohot choco or cofee kasi giniginaw na ako sa basa kaso puno so tumambay nalang muna ako sa labas at nagpatuyp ng konti bago lumarga. Nagdasal ng konti na gabayan ni Lord kubg saan ako pupunta kasi mejo naliligaw narin ako haha. Sabi ko kay Lord dalhin ako kung saan masisilayan ko si Papa!

Eto ako sa may Max sa may Roxas Blv. cor Malate. Kakain sana ako o maghohot choco or cofee kasi giniginaw na ako sa basa kaso puno so tumambay nalang muna ako sa labas at nagpatuyp ng konti bago lumarga. Nagdasal ng konti na gabayan ni Lord kubg saan ako pupunta kasi mejo naliligaw narin ako haha. Sabi ko kay Lord dalhin ako kung saan masisilayan ko si Papa!

Puro lakad na ginawa ko hanggang umabot ako malate Church.  First time ko doon haha kaya blessing narin. Pumasok muna ako at nagdasal saka nagpichur onti saka lumarga para sa misa.

Puro lakad na ginawa ko hanggang umabot ako malate Church. First time ko doon haha kaya blessing narin. Pumasok muna ako at nagdasal saka nagpichur onti saka lumarga para sa misa.

Eto ako basang-basa sa ulan. Walang masisilungan pero hala bira sige lang. Basang-basa walang kyeme. Garbage bag lang pangsukob sa ulo kasi bawal ang payong!

Eto ako basang-basa sa ulan. Walang masisilungan pero hala bira sige lang. Basang-basa walang kyeme. Garbage bag lang pangsukob sa ulo kasi bawal ang payong!i

Ayan kahit si pope naka kapote. Walng tigil ang ulan pero parang si Pope ang araw!

Ayan kahit si pope naka kapote. Walng tigil ang ulan pero parang si Pope ang araw!  Naksakay pala sha sa Pope Jeepney!

 

Yan ang outfit of the day kahapon ng mga umattend sa Papal Mass sa Quirino Grandstand at Luneta, Garbag Bag at Plastic Raincoat!

Yan ang outfit of the day kahapon ng mga umattend sa Papal Mass sa Quirino Grandstand at Luneta, Garbage Bag at Plastic Raincoat!

Ang mga batang ito, kumkta ng husto kahapon sa pagbenta ng white trash bag aa mga taing hindi nagdala ng payong at kapote. Aba bente (Php20) rin ang isang supot ang benta nila.

Ang mga batang ito, kumkta ng husto kahapon sa pagbenta ng white trash bag aa mga taing hindi nagdala ng payong at kapote. Aba bente (Php20) rin ang isang supot ang benta nila.

Eto naman mga nagbebenta ng souvenir items. Bracelet, rosary, coins, keychain etc. Bente pesos lang kasi last day na daw.

Eto naman mga nagbebenta ng souvenir items. Bracelet, rosary, coins, keychain etc. Bente pesos lang kasi last day na daw.

Eto mga volunteer street sweepers na mga kabataan sa kahabaan ng Taft.  Sila ang nagpanatili na maging malinis ang Taft during the Papal Visit. Galing nyo!

Eto mga volunteer street sweepers na mga kabataan sa kahabaan ng Taft. Sila ang nagpanatili na maging malinis ang Taft during the Papal Visit. Galing nyo!

Eto malapit sa Apostolic Nunciature kung saan nakatira si Pope Francis during his stay. Quirino cor Taft Ave. madaming tao nagaabang for the chance encounter with the Pope. Ayun sucessful naman yung mga nasa unahan hahahaa. Puro kamay wala akong makita.  Yan yun daan nya after the mass nung Sunday sa UST mga after 12noon .

Eto malapit sa Apostolic Nunciature kung saan nakatira si Pope Francis during his stay. Quirino cor Taft Ave. madaming tao nagaabang for the chance encounter with the Pope. Ayun sucessful naman yung mga nasa unahan hahahaa. Puro kamay wala akong makita. Yan yun daan nya after the mass nung Sunday sa UST mga after 12noon .  Sha yun nasa puting sasakyan sa harap natakpan ng kamay na may cellphone haha.

After the mass madami parin nagpunta sa Quirino cor Taft for a chance glimpse of the Pope.  Basang bada sa ulan ang lahat. Riles lang ng LRT ang cover namin. Ako nasa ilalim ako ng payong ng vendor ng fishball at kikiam gutom na kasi ako eh. Aba mahal ng chickenballs Php2.50 isa.

After the mass madami parin nagpunta sa Quirino cor Taft for a chance glimpse of the Pope. Basang bada sa ulan ang lahat. Riles lang ng LRT ang cover namin. Ako nasa ilalim ako ng payong ng vendor ng fishball at kikiam gutom na kasi ako eh. Aba mahal ng chickenballs Php2.50 isa.

Oo kikiam at chickenballs lang kinain ko. May baon naman akong trail mix saka Gatorade. Meron din akong powerbank, sunblock at lipglosss hahaha!

My bagfie and shoefie during Papal VisitAkala ko kasi hihinto ang ulan kaya ayan lang dala ko. Wala akong payong o kapote man lang.

Akala ko rin maraming makakainan along Taft and Roxas Blvd wala pala sarado lahat. Yung mga bukad like McDonalds, Jolibee, Max at Aristocrat puno.

Akalain mo sa dami daming tao sa Roxas Blvd. nakita ko pa yung mga dating boss ko sa dyaryo!

Ayan pauwi mga tao after the mads mega walkathon. Ang mga kalsada srado so ang daming detour. Walang sadakyan ang mga parking area mga 4 kilometer away from Quirino Grandstand !  Sarado from Buendia to UN Avenue Taft!

Ayan pauwi mga tao after the mads mega walkathon. Ang mga kalsada srado so ang daming detour. Walang sadakyan ang mga parking area mga 4 kilometer away from Quirino Grandstand ! Sarado from Buendia to UN Avenue Taft!

Ang pinakanakakatuwa:

  1. Mataas ang pasensya ng nga tao (patience is a virtue) Ilang oras naghintay, nabasa, nagutom, naihi at nagpigil ng ihi, naglakad ngnpagkalayu-layo pero sige lang!
  2. Mababait ang mga tao at kataka-taka pero nakatutuwa na hindi nangamba sa kaligtasan ng mga kagamitan kahit siksikan ang mga tao. Wala akong nabalitaan na nadukutan o natakot na madukutan.  Napakasafe maglakad ng kilome-kilometro nung araw na yun kahit madilim na ay di na alam ng karamihan saan sila naglalakad!
  3. Matanda, bata, may kapansanan o wala, babae , lalake o member ng third sex, mayamam, mahirap lahat pantay pantay naglalakad, nagaabang, nabasa ng ulan walang maaarte!
  4. Ang daming pulis pero di nakabantay sa tao kungdi kay Pope to keep him safe. Ganyan ang Pinoy hospitality, best foot forward to keep the visitor safe and have a happy and memorable visit even at the expense of the hosts basta masaya ant kumportable ang bisita. 

May ilan na natatawa at pinagtatawanan ang ganitong “debosyon” ng mga taong nagsumiksik kahapon (6 million!) hayaan na natin sila basta tayong nakasaksi ng pangyayari masaya at magpatuloy na maging “blessing” sa mga taong nakapaligid sa atin.  Sana ang Pope Francis effect will transcend even after his visit.  The wind of change he brought with him regarding Catholic/Christian faith and practice is something the modern times needed.

Viva El Papa, Papa Francesco!

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Totoo, masilayan lang ni Pope sumisigla, lalong sumigla. Kahit na walang tigil ang ulan at di man lang nasilayan ang araw, si Pope Francis ang nagmistulang araw noong araw na iyon na pinagalab ang puso ng bawat Pilipino sa kanyang mga aral at kabutihan. Kitang kita ko iyon sa 35 segundong nasulyapan ko siya! Kahanga-hanga!

(It’s true, Pope’s presence got people energized. Even with the non-stop rain and the sun did not even peek, Pope Francis was the ray of sunshine that day, he set the Filipino hearts ablaze because of his lessons, kindness and compassion. I saw that in the 35 seconds I had a glimpse of the Pope. Amazing!)

Ikaw, nakita mo ba si Pope Francis? Kamusta naman ang experience mo?  Kwento naman jan!

P.S. may mga tao talagang may masasabi ng masama at maghuhukay ng baho kahit na napakatagal na yun at iba na at marami nang mas maganda kang nagawa sa buhay mo at sa kapwa mo. Please Pray For Me the Pope Francis keep asking everyone.  Please pray for each other.

Stay gorgeous everyone!

About Earth Rullan

I am a storyteller. Influencer. Trendsetter. Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Blogger. An advocate of autism awareness, women's and children's rights. A former Journalist. I am not an expert I am experienced. I do what I love no regrets. If you need anything email me at : earthlingorgeous (@) gmail.com

7 Ways to Save for the Summer Holiday without Straining Your Budget

How to Save for your Next Summer Getaway

Summer holiday seems to be so far away that most of us don’t even think about what we may want to do or where to go. This is, however, a perfect time to begin introducing some small saving habits that will not strain our day-to-day budget and yet can accumulate into a hefty sum that will come in handy right at the time we want to hit the road or visit our friends at the other side of the country or even the world. Here are a few ideas that you will find easy to follow.

7 Ways to Save for the Summer Holiday without Straining Your Budget

1) Plan a Budget and Stick to it
In order to attain your financial goals, you need to plan, be determined and have discipline. You need to maintain your finances under control at all times by sticking to your pre-prepared budget.

Be sure to update the budget plan regularly and prioritize your expenditures according to need. When you are working on a budget, you need to spend only on those things that are really worth your hard-earned cash.

Keeping your receipts may also go a long way to help you monitor your expenses to ensure you do not go off the course.

2) The Burden of Saving should be Shared
Always make sure that you are not the only person in your household who is concerned about the budget when others are wasting. You cannot be striving to make savings at a time when your spouse or kids are draining it and expect to be doing anything meaningful.

Share the responsibility with everybody in your house by sitting down together and making plans on the best approach to spending and saving. Subsequently, counter-check every now and then to gauge your progress. When the whole family takes part, with every member cutting back something, the cumulative effect is awesome.

3) Make Use of Coupons and Promo Codes
One of the most popular ways of getting huge shopping discounts and making big savings today is the use of vouchers, coupons and promo codes. Rather than wait till retail stores lower commodity prices to less your bills, you can less them yourself!

Searching for the best deals on coupons and promo codes can take some great deal of your time, and attention, but economic times are hard and people need to save for this summer and beyond. And with modern gadgets and the Internet, you do not have to stick to newspaper cuttings for coupons. Often it’s just a matter of visiting a service like Discountrue.com that is devoted to couponing and saving tips.

4) Save on Beauty Products
In spite of the recession, people continue to spend more money on cosmetic products. Most ladies view personal beauty care expenses as a need rather than a want, so they rarely look for ways to make savings out of them.

Any beauty product is worth the price it costs, wherever you purchase it from, if it actually works as you expect it to. The notion that expensive means better is really a misconception, so why not go for the lower-priced but quality products, or even make some of them at home for yourself since ingredients are just the same.

5) Skip Starbucks Once in a While
Do you feel like store-bought coffee could be your largest spending vice? You could skip some of your every day visits to Starbucks this summer by preparing the same instant coffee that costs an arm and a leg at Starbucks right inside your kitchen.

Another way you can save on this, especially if your daily store-bought coffee drink is more of a ritual than just a drink, is by going for the less-pricey brands rather than checking in at Starbucks.

6) Set Up a Special Bank Account
If you cannot keep your hands off the savings at your regular bank account, set up an account that charges penalties for early withdrawals. Alternatively, you could have a (Certificate of Deposit) or CD account.

What is more, you get more interest from banks if you use such accounts.

7) Save Some Money First and then Try Living on Less Expenses
If you keenly scrutinize your life and daily expenses, you will certainly find there are lots of things that you can save cash on. Avoid unnecessary expenditures and impulsively buying things that you can live without.

Prepare a savings plan, monthly, weekly or even daily, and be faithful to it always.

Stay gorgeous everyone!

About Earth Rullan

I am a storyteller. Influencer. Trendsetter. Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Blogger. An advocate of autism awareness, women's and children's rights. A former Journalist. I am not an expert I am experienced. I do what I love no regrets. If you need anything email me at : earthlingorgeous (@) gmail.com

This is How My 2015 Birthdate Went

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I woke up at 4:47 am on January 12,2015 with a lot of laughter.  You know those moments when you are having a sad crying dream and you woke up sobbing?  Well, the opposite happened to me yesterday and this was the first time I remember that happened.  That was a great start of my day.

It was a bit early to wake at that time, but I did not want to go back to sleep because I was already in a good mood when I wake. Plus, I did not want to sleep back coz I might end up waking in a bad light.

Perked up my coffee, prepared breakfast for the daughter who also woke up early.  I’m trying my best for us to sleep before midnight as I want us to be asleep in the periods of the recovery period time for our body which is between 10pm to 3am.  If sleeping early meant waking early is OK for me as long as we woke after the recovery time.

2015 Birthday Build with Habitat

My agenda for the day was go to the Habitat for Humanity build scheduled today then do something or go somewhere spontaneously after.  One of my birthday traditions is to visit places I’ve never been alone.  But with the birthday build scheduled first thing in the morning, I knew I will have a different kind of birthday celebration this year.  It is all good though, I am always up for new experiences.  Plus, my feng shui planner said it is a good day to do charity work so I did.

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Habitat for Humanity Philippines is one of the charitable organizations and advocacy I support since Typhoon Yolanda.  I could not stress much further how a decent home can transform lives.

Habitat Birthday Build

Contrary to what most people think Habitat does not just give houses to any random people and give it free. They give a house built for them by volunteers to deserving unpriveledged ones and then teach them livelihood so they can pay a very minimum amount to the house and lot given to them. It is subsidized housing, it is not totally free.

Habitat 2015 Birthday Build

While you have heard of the cliche “don’t just give them fish but teach them how to fish,” the true sense of this cliche is what Habitat has been doing. They give you a home, they teach you responsibility to keep the home, they teach you a livelihood for sustainability, they build communities for people to have confidence and drive and believe they can rise from poverty and be a part of building a better nation.

This sums up why I support them.

 

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Alden Richard birthday build with Habitat for Humanity
Coincidentally, the Habitat Build was scheduled to celebrate Alden Richards Birthday. Alden is also one of their Ambassadors.

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Alden: Uy, birthday mo din pala. Capricorn ka rin pala.
Me: Oo pareho tayo.
Alden: Kelan ang birthday mo?
Me: Ngayon mismo. January 12.
Alden: Ah! Birthday mo pala talaga today ! Happy Birthday! (sabay kiss and hug)
Ako kasi ang totoo kong Birthday January 2. Pero ngayon lang kasi nasked yung birthday build. Para sa iyo pala to dapat.
Me: Maliit na bagay! Tara pichur tayo. (Ambango ni Alden nasinghot ko lahat hahaha at ramdam ko ang arms and abs haha!)

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#AldensBirthdayBuild
Alden: Beh, di ka ba nabibigatan dyan? (he seeing me pushing a wheel borrow)
Me: Hindi naman keri lang.
Alden: (Sabay lapit kuha ng wheel borrow) Alam mo eto dapat sayo eh tapos sakin yan (Sabay abot ng bucket na hawak nya).

Happy Birthday Build
After a few rounds of digging and transfering muds. I saw another wheel borrow to push around. Things with wheels makes it easier to transport things from one place to another. Alden saw me again.

#AldensBirthdayBuild
Alden: Di ka ba talaga nabibigatan dyan?
Me: Hindi okay lang saka magandang arms workout ‘to.
Alden: Sige na nga! Sabi mo eh.

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Aside from Alden who made this birthday build special, I was glad to be with some blogger friends whom I convinced to join the build today coz its my birthday! haha! The never ending kwentuhan at kalokohan and planning for something we still don’t know what hahahaa! It will come eventually!

Earth Birthday Build
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After the build spontaneously went on a mini food tripping with my blogger friends the Clingers haha (our term of endearment for each other) Ruth dela Cruz, Rodel Flordeliz and John Michael Bueno.

We went to Pamana resto at Esguera St. across ABS-CBN. We were actually still full from lunch so we had our hand at trying the Heart Evangelista recommended Pinoy Desserts Pinoy Fondue. The Pinoy Fondue has melted chocolate fondue and bite size servings of Suman, Puto, Kuchinta and (were still discussing which really it was an Espasol or Putobumbong). The Putobumbong/Espasol and Kuchinta went well best with the choco sauce!

Pamana Resto

While eating we were brainstorming and nitpicking on some photoshopped photo of a super staged incident at a secret gathering (hahaha!)

Pamana restaurant at Sgt. Esquera St.

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John was having a craving, so we went for a walk to wherever he wanted to eat. Passed through ABS-CBN compound where Rodel and Ruth said it was their first time in there! Haha I used to work there so been there lots of times already! They reminded me though of my college classmates when I took them for a tour in there before.

Big D Stakehouse

Next Birthday Food Trip stop was the Big-D Smokehouse. The place was so nice like a hole in the wall in a rustic old brick building. We owned the place that time and day. It was just the four of us. So cozy and fun. We had their giant tacos as big as a plate! The Wild Buffalo Wings and a Vineagrette Salad.

Big Ds Stakeouse with the Clingers

Still more silly talks about life and where we are heading and messing around. I enjoyed being with these guys. Crazy bunch!

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Until it was time to go home and separate ways (coz Rodel had a 5pm taping). I went with John as he showed me the way to get to EDSA we just rode the jeep like cowboys we are lolz! Mh next jeep ride was no longer with him coz he just live near the area. I passed by Sacred Heart Church and I wanted to alight the jeep but was not able to coz I dunno where I am lol. I need to see EDSA first before maybe going back. Well what do you know I was just a block away.

Seeing the time I decided to not go back and find another church to visit. I took the MRT using the MRT card he gave me last time we saw each other last year MRT was not that crowded yet. Search Google for a Church at Boni Ave. Mandaluyong and popped San Felipe Church. Down to MRT Boni Station I took a tricycle to San Felipe.

Me: Kuya sa San Felipe Church.
Barker ng tricycle: 70 pesos po papunta doon.
Me: Malayo ba yon?
Barker: Opo malayo

So, I rode the tricycle even if I did not believe it was that “expensive for a tricycle ride. Maybe they were just hustling me. But I trust more the tricycle drivers here than taking a cab to a place I don’t know. Tricycle drivers at the Boni station know the area like the back of their hands.

OMG! We went to the deepest part of Mandaluyong. They weren’t joking. San Felipe was far! I was just praying I remember the route back or see another tricycle back to EDSA!

Then after maybe what seemed like 20 minutes, the driver stoped at the side of the road. “Eto na po. San Felipe simbahan!” “Salamat po! Malayo nga!” I mustered.

San Felipe Church Mandaluyong

I got there somewhere around 430pm or so. From the outside it looked small but when I got inside it was huge and the altar was beautiful. My eyes were still adjusting from the light to dark but I already can see the trip was worth it.

Said my prayes and explored the church, it was a very old church. I went up the balcony to admire some more and took photos. Went down and lighted a candle. Took photos of the facade of the church where I read that San Felipe Church was 150 year old church! Awesome!

150 year old church in Mandaluyong

150 year old church in Mandaluyong

I decided to stay longer and join the 6pm mass. There was a Novena for San Lorenzo Ruiz which they do every Monday at 530pm.

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Going home I took a jeepney to EDSA when I saw jeepney signs going to Boni-MRT EDSA. Fare was Php8.50…Ah it was way way cheaper. But I realized tricycle drivers are not allowed on the main route/highway so they go to a longer road.

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Coming home, my mom immediately informed me that somebody sent a cake! She was kinda annoyed with the delivery procedure though coz since I wasn’t there to recieve it the delivery person took a pic of her with the cake. “Hindi pa naman ako nakaayos pinichuran pa nya ako, kainis!” Hahaha my moms crazy quirks! Now you know where I got mine!

Thank you Tous Les Jours for this gorgeous cake!

Thank you Tous Les Jours for this gorgeous cake!

The cake was gorgeous! With three hearts of different sized and a macaroon! It was a belgian chocolate cake from Tous Les Jours so yummy! Thank you!

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My sister checked to see if I want soething to eat. Well I did not have anything long to eat yet so maybe pancit or spaghetti. She went home wih Chicken and Spag from McDonalds our favorite spaghetti! haha!

Washed them down with an ice cold delicious Belgian Witber Style Beer better than Hoegaarden!

Happy Birthday to me!

Happy Birthday to me!

By 11ishpm I was sound asleep with fulfilment inside because

  • I was able to do something different for my birthday
  • I helped an advocacy I supported all these years. Alex de Vera even said I always help Habitat on my birthday last year I donated this year I worked my muscles with them!
  • I went to a church I’ve never been.
  • I celebrated in Manila with blogger friends eating out atvplaces I have not tried before.
  • Travelled alone even in Manila only and saw new things and learned history!

This was a good birthday. But I am not done celebrating yet. I still want to go away this month! hehe!

I would like to thank everyone who remembered me on my birthdate and those who took time to write a greeting on my Facebook page. This is one of the good things about social media, it makes one feel very special on their birthday because of the never ending birthday greetings from friends ( old and new, near and far) and friends you’ve never seen for real or friends you haven’t seen in ages.

So kilig! before I hit publish my 2nd birthday cake arrived! Thank you Concepts 360 !

So kilig! before I hit publish my 2nd birthday cake arrived! Thank you Concepts 360 !

Here is hoping for more adventures and experiences. Another best year is about to come. I can feel it!

So here is how my 2015 birthdate went. How about you how do you celebrate your birthday?

Stay gorgeous everyone!

About Earth Rullan

I am a storyteller. Influencer. Trendsetter. Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Blogger. An advocate of autism awareness, women's and children's rights. A former Journalist. I am not an expert I am experienced. I do what I love no regrets. If you need anything email me at : earthlingorgeous (@) gmail.com

Pope Francis to Meet Filipino Families at SM MOA Arena on Papal Visit 2015

Pope Francis to Meet Filipino Families at SM MOA Arena on Papal Visit 2015

January 2015 marks the year in which His Holiness Pope Francis, will en route his apostolic trip to the Philippines with the goal of encountering Filipino families from all over the region. In support of the Pope’s advocacy, SM Lifestyle Entertainment Inc. (SMLEI) together with the entire SM Group, will have the Mall of Asia Arena as the venue for the papal visit on January 16, 2015.

Pope Francis to Meet Filipino Families at SM MOA Arena on Papal Visit 2015

Pope Francis to Meet Filipino Families at SM MOA Arena on Papal Visit 2015

 

With its capacity to house over 15,000 guests, Mall of Asia Arena is a fitting venue for the Pope’s monumental visit. Mall of Asia Arena’s existing CCTV cameras provided by Mobotix, is at par with the same equipment used at the Vatican Apostolic Library at the Vatican with professional-grade, high-resolution security devices, aside from this enhanced surveillance system, management is placing additional measures to assure safety of not only His Holiness the Pope, but of all the guests who will be in attendance of the event. It is also assured that the venue will be equipped with adequate security presence who are well trained in handling huge crowded events in accordance with security protocols required by the organizers, Presidential Security Group and the Papal Guards. The Mall of Asia Arena is working closely with the government and the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) to assure a peaceful and manageable event.

Seen as a very rare opportunity to catch a glimpse of His Holiness Pope Francis, who will be delivering his message of “mercy and compassion” to all Filipino families, the SM Group foresees the millions of eager patrons to visit the Mall of Asia Complex. Preparations is underway in cooperation with the MOA Complex locators, Central Business Park, Mall of Asia Mall Management, and SM Land to make room for the anticipated guests, SM will convert the South Transport Terminal and SMX/Mall of Asia Arena Parking lot into holding areas for visiting patrons may not be accommodated inside Mall of Asia Arena.

“Mall of Asia Arena and the entire SM Group is deeply gratified to be in support of the Catholic Church and His Holiness Pope Francis’ advocacy of reaching out, inspiring and strengthening the devotion Filipino families through this event” says the Business Unit Head of Mall of Asia Arena, Mr. Arnel Gonzales.

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SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Incorporated or SMLEI is the lifestyle and entertainment solutions arm of SM Prime Holdings Inc. that offers the best in movies, events, leisure and technology. Mall of Asia Arena, one of the brands tucked under SMLEI, is known as the architectural “eyecon,” the Mall of Asia Arena is the venue for international sports and entertainment. Patterned after the centers abroad, the Mall of Asia Arena is the only stadium in the Philippines that has a floor dedicated to the Corporate Suites. Concert House to Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, J.Lo, Aerosmith, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift and the like, as well as sports center to the NBA and One FC,  the Mall of Asia Arena is not only a local stadium for international acts but is also a tourist destination.

About Earth Rullan

I am a storyteller. Influencer. Trendsetter. Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Blogger. An advocate of autism awareness, women's and children's rights. A former Journalist. I am not an expert I am experienced. I do what I love no regrets. If you need anything email me at : earthlingorgeous (@) gmail.com

Top 6 Reasons to Pick the New Delsey Luggage vs. Other Luggages

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Travel more is one of my goals for 2015. While my old luggage is still in great shape I am considering to get a new one and the new Delsey luggage design release is a possible replacement for me.

So, why pick the new Delsey luggage vs. other luggages?

Wait, before I tell you why just a side story, I learned more about Delsey luggages at the Delsey Innovations Caravan at Edsa Shangrila Mall yesterday. The event where I finally saw Kenneth Cobunpue in the flesh, plus Maria Ressa and Boy Abunda whom I have seen in a handful of events in the past.

Kenneth Cobunpue and Maria Ressa

Kenneth Cobunpue and Maria Ressa

The event honored Cobunpue and Ressa fot their inspiring innovators success story which contributed to having the Philippines recognized worldwide in terms of Furniture Design and Journalism.

Delsey Innovations Caravan

Delsey Innovations Caravan with the French Ambassador to the Philippines

Just like them Delsey is an innovator when it comes to luggages. Did you know that Delsey was the first to come up witb the trolley luggage system way back in 1972!

And now with the latest Delsey luggage design Chatalet, its a no-brainer why you should pick this over other luggages in the world:

  • Delsey Wheel Brake System
    These new bags are the first to feature a wheel brake system so your bag doesn’t run away from you when you’re at an incline without any free hands. Park your bag, lock and feel free to reach into your purse to call someone or scan a city map!Delsey Wheel Break System
  • Overweight Indicator.  Not all who travel have portable luggage weighing scale. I for one have none. It happens more than once that I over packed and have to transfer stuff from my luggage to my hand carry and luggage of my travel companions coz I don’t want to pay excess bagge. (Yes it is a hassle and yes I can be a cheapo like that.)  Delsey Luggage Overweight Indicator With this new feature I and many other shopaholic or packrat travelers need not to worry about carrying too much or enough on.  Zip your luggage carry it and if the indicator turns red your luggage is overweight!
  • 10 year International warranty! If something goes wrong with your bag anywhere in the world, just pop into a Delsey shop and they’ll fix or replace it for you for free!
  • Double-Zip Feature. All of the latest Delsey bags and luggages comes with this amper-free zipper system that makes it almost impossible to break!.  You don’t need to worry about broken zipper or forced-opened ones not to mention things getting stolen from you for lack of safety features.Delsey Double-Zip feature
  • Made with 100% virgin BAYER Makrolon® polycarbonate and fine leather detailing that’s very modern but with a very vintage flair.PhotoGrid_1420655227078
  • It also comes with a luggage tracking system which comes very handy if your lugagge got lost. Just make sure to have your Delsey luggage registered and they can track it for you (they said they don’t use GPS but there’s a tag or maybe a chip that registers its location once scanned at the luggage/baggage counter or every airport in the world)  Delsey is available in 110 countries!Delsey Tracking System

If you can’t believe what I just said then see it all for yourself . The Delsey Innovations Caravan is a 3 month long mall exhibition where you can check out Delsey’s new products as well as its entire history of innovative luggage.

The Delsey new luggage design comes in 3 sizes and colors: Hand carry Size (55cm)-P 16,590 Medium Size (69cm)-P 18,590 Large Size (78cm)-P 21,590

The Delsey new luggage design comes in 3 sizes and colors:
Hand carry Size (55cm)-P 16,590
Medium Size (69cm)-P 18,590
Large Size (78cm)-P 21,590

While the Chatalet is not expabable it can miraculously fit whatever you need to in it. If you are still looking for one they have a design that has this feature.

Delsey is available in the Philippines at Delsey Paris Stores located in Ayala Cebu, Ayala Fairview Terraces, and SM City Davao.  You can also find them at The Travel Club, Flight001 at leading department stores nationwide.

For more information: Visit Delsey Philippines on Facebook  or on Instagram @DelseyPH

About Earth Rullan

I am a storyteller. Influencer. Trendsetter. Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Blogger. An advocate of autism awareness, women's and children's rights. A former Journalist. I am not an expert I am experienced. I do what I love no regrets. If you need anything email me at : earthlingorgeous (@) gmail.com

4 Factors That Makes A Great Foodie Experience

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I love to eat seriously! But would you believe me if I say that the food would be the last thing on my mind whenever I visit a resto?  Of course not.  Food is the reason to visit a resto right? especially for foodies.  But to me the whole experience of the resto is more important that the food alone.

For a great foodie experience I look for the following factors:

1. Ambiance

Vanilla Cupcakes has dainty interiors and Instagram worthy corners!

Vanilla Cupcakes has dainty interiors and Instagram worthy corners!

It is a big factor for me when I visit a new resto/cafe/foodie hangout if the place has nice interiors and ambiance.  Clean environment, nuce furnishings, lighting, table setup, presentation. The place is pretty enough for ‘grammers like me to shot every nook and cranny of the place.  It is more pleasing to eat if the place looks good.  First impressions lingers longer. If you just feel good being in a restaurant/cafe/ food hangout itself, there is a greater guarantee that you will come back for seconds, thirds and fourths or yeah become a regular and recommend the place to friends, colleagues and everyone in your social circle.  That’s good business!

Hole in the Wall takes your foodie experience to a different level. Try ala carte, self service, make your own cookie or the dirty chicken. The view at the al fresco area is nice!

Hole in the Wall takes your foodie experience to a different level. Try ala carte, self service, make your own cookie or the dirty chicken. The view at the al fresco area is nice!

Maria Luisa's Garden has this English feels. Great venue for bonding with girlfriends.

Maria Luisa’s Garden has this English feels. Great venue for bonding with girlfriends.

2. Service.

I am observant of servers/staff behaviors so much I rate them on the following friendliness, efficiency, attentiveness and grooming.  No matter how nice a resto looks like or no matter how great tasting the food is, if the servers are snob, slow and unkept well, it is a major turn-off. If it takes them forever to serve my food I may too pissed to appreciate the food no matter how great the chef is.

They have this server at Yoree Korean Barbeque Fine Dining at BGC who is very attentive, entertaining, friendly and efficient. We enjoyed the Korean food the morr because of him and I heard regulars look for this guy when dining there too!

They have this server at Yoree Korean Barbeque Fine Dining at BGC who is very attentive, entertaining, friendly and efficient. We enjoyed the Korean food the morr because of him and I heard regulars look for this guy when dining there too!

I was once at a very popular high end resto at the BGC area, it was popular for their good food and ambiance, but when I got there it took them forever to serve my food like an hour and a half after we ordered. I was so pissed. When my food got to me I did not appreciate it that much. All because theh set me in a bad mood already and my hunger has passed.

Salt anlt Widus Clark serves one of the best Sisig and Bacon but I applaud it more for the very efficient and attentive staff who catered to our every need. Dining at the alfresco was an experience! Parang jaciendera lang ang peg hahaha!

Salt anlt Widus Clark serves one of the best Sisig and Bacon but I applaud it more for the very efficient and attentive staff who catered to our every need. Dining at the alfresco was an experience! Parang jaciendera lang ang peg hahaha!

Another resto in Clark I was in just impressed me with the kind of servers they have. Albeit the  ambiance was so so, and lighting was bad, we decided to go to their outdoors area. It was a windy day and there were flies everywhere. However, the servers were very attentive and efficient. Food was served immediately, they stood behind us all the time and even before we said it they were shooing the flies away. Even before we could ask it what we need was served right away, like when they saw we need extra serving spoon for our to-share food. We just ate our hearts out and enjoyed the food and the experience so much.  We all think they have the best service ever and the best sisig too!  This is at Salt Resto at Widus Clark.

3. Price.

 Unless it is a super duper very important occassion that I need to impress someone or I want a me time to eat super delicious food no matter how much it costs (yes there are days like that), I look for a restaurant with a reasonable and competitive pricing of their menu.  I don’t want to pay for something that will not even fill me up or some so so tasting dish that will cost me a week food allowance.

Sure I'd pay for good food but still at a reasonable price.

4. Food.

Yes it is last on my list. I went to a restaurant anyway because I already know what I want to eat or I know I have to eat or need to eat.  The menu selection is secondary, might explore some other dish if something in the menu caught my eyes. Of course taste and freshness of the ingredients used is very important.  If something in the food exceeds my expectation would be a plus.

Great ambiance, service , price and food all contributes to a freat foodie experience that will definitely get a resto going!

Great ambiance, service , price and food all contributes to a great foodie experience that will definitely get a resto going!

If a resto gets all these 4 things going, a customer will definitely have a great foodie experience.

Did I miss out on something?

Oh! Location, while it is best to have your resto at an accessible area, some foodie adventurer will not mind going the extra milr if all four factors I mentioned above are met. Right?

Do you agree or disagree let me know!  I want to know how you rate your great foodie experience at the comment section below!

Bon appetite!

Stay gorgeous everyone

About Earth Rullan

I am a storyteller. Influencer. Trendsetter. Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Blogger. An advocate of autism awareness, women's and children's rights. A former Journalist. I am not an expert I am experienced. I do what I love no regrets. If you need anything email me at : earthlingorgeous (@) gmail.com

Throwback: The Best of Earthlingorgeous 2014 Year Ender

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2014 would be my most craziest year. It was a year of mistakes, of new beginnings, of moving on, letting go and meeting a lot of new people.

Here’ s a throwback of how my 2014 went highlighting my best experiences and lessons along the way.

January 2014
Is my birth month and I started 2014 with the craziest thing I did when I started announcing publicly that I am dating again and am blogging about it. This is one of my open secret that everyone knows but were were afraid to ask. Just so you could let go of it like I have and stop asking me about it when you see me again: It is done and over with. The blog also ended because it will be unfair to our present or future relationship if the blog continues. That chapter of my out-of-this-world life is closed. Not to elaborate much about what happened but I am glad it all happened. It helped me get a closure to a past love I hang on to for almost a decade. I am glad I was that daring crazy because I was able to open myself again.

It was the year I visited Taal Batangas for a culture and heritage tour that I was not ablr to blog about.  But as my yearly birthdaEvery book you pick up has its own lesson or lessons, and quite often the bad books have more to teach than the good oyvtradition

It was the year I visited Taal Batangas for a culture and heritage tour that I was not able to blog about. But as my yearly birthday/month tradition goes, I go on a spotanous trip anywhere that is new to me to explore.

February 2014
I closed a chapter then another one opened! I was glad it all happened. I met someone who makes me happy and makes me young again, like a teenager I must say! I did something I never did in my younger years though and it was a revelation in a good way that I surprised myself.

The 7107 Music Festival was one for the books! Seeing Red Hot Chili Peppers perform live was awesomesauce! One of my photo at the concert was also featured at the concert official photo book!

The 7107 Music Festival was one for the books! Seeing Red Hot Chili Peppers perform live was awesomesauce! One of my photo at the concert was also featured at the concert official photo book!

March 2014
I guess I’m doing things right because I was acknowledge as one of the 100 Women of Substance and Power when I was invited for a photoshoot for this one by Nicolo Cosme. It was amazing to see my pic side by side with Philantropist Rosa Rosal. Hmmmmm that might be the way I am going.

It was my first time to attend a festival in La Union, it was also my first time in Poro Point La Union and Thunderbird Resorts La Union. I totally fell inlove with the place, the landscape, the view, the sea, the lighthouse, the resort room its breathtaking!

It was my first time to attend a festival in La Union, it was also my first time in Poro Point La Union and Thunderbird Resorts La Union. I totally fell inlove with the place, the landscape, the view, the sea, the lighthouse, the resort room its breathtaking!

April 2014
Our first month since we left our old house that we lived for 25 years. We stayed at SMDC light taking nothing with us but our clothes. It was like a long-staycation. It was a breathe of freah air to have moved out slowly. It gave my family the space they needed to adjust to a new life.  It was a good move for all of us.

The opening of Sandbox in Alviera Pampangga and the trip in Boracay for Century Tuna Superbods was my best for April 2014. I loved Sandbox for thr extreme sports activities one can do in there I wanted to go back for that crazy zipline. Boracay was an experience that taught me never to expect anything from anyone but rely on yourself to make the most out of any situation.  Finally was able to visit Puka Beach one of the top 10 beaches in the world! Not as densely populated as the Boracay beaches I love it there!

The opening of Sandbox in Alviera Pampangga and the trip in Boracay for Century Tuna Superbods was my best for April 2014. I loved Sandbox for thre extreme sports activities one can do in there. I wanted to go back for that crazy zipline. This Boracay visit was an experience that taught me never to expect anything from anyone but rely on yourself and to make the most out of any situation. Finally was able to visit Puka Beach one of the top 10 beaches in the world! Not as densely populated as the Boracay beaches I love it there!

May 2014
Summer is my most favorite of the year. I went on an unexpected trip out-of-the country for a party! Imagine that! Went to Kuala Lumpur and party with other Asian bloggers for Air Asia’s Taylor Swift Livery jet launch! Had my first #OOTD in KL. It was also the first time Sampleroom had a summer outing with the partner bloggers at Pico de Loro.  This has thought me to always have my passport ready and my body always bikini ready! Charot!

In Kuala Lumpur to party and a beach trip with my beauty blogger friends!

In Kuala Lumpur to party and a beach trip with my beauty blogger friends!

Oh yeah almost forgot the First ever Alcohol Festival in Manila!  It was super fun with great booze, music and food and yes fun fun fun people!

Oh yeah almost forgot the First ever Alcohol Festival in Manila! It was super fun with great booze, music and food and yes fun fun fun people!

June 2014
More first things happened. Like the first Independence Day Party by Viber at the MOA Concert Grounds. It was super fun! I also tried Mermaiding for the first time. It was tough a lot of abs work for that! This month was about freedom from fear of what is not really there. To celebrate freedom with family, good friends and good booze!

The One Vibe party event was super fun.  Mermaiding was fun but hard the photo op was my favorite.  I love my #OOTDs taken at BGC like it was an apocalypse and another #OOTD inside an aircraft!

The One Vibe party event was super fun. Mermaiding was fun but hard the photo op was my favorite. I love my #OOTDs taken at BGC like it was an apocalypse and another #OOTD inside an aircraft!

July 2014
It is not really bragging but I like to share what I did for a charity because it gives the charity exposure as well and it inspires other people to help out. I styled and mini-hosted an impromptu makeover for Ariel x Red Cross Aid Couture in Glorietta.

Another month of many firsts like first LimoBus ride around the city like rockstars!  First time to play DJ and my first time to do archery!

Another month of many firsts like first  HummerLimoBus ride around the city like rockstars! First time to play DJ and my first time to do archery!

August 2014
The highlight was when I signed as YSA Skin and Body Experts Online Brand Ambassasor. And was part of the pioneer Online Ambassador for Habitat for Humanity Philippines. My first mixer party with ISJ where met other people from the background/other side of my world (not bloggers but geeks, tech and startup people).

September 2014

I met Apl de Ap in person when we went to Matam-Ih restaurant at Clark.  I also tried the local version of archery "pana".  Went swimming on a rainy Septemeber at Azure Paris Hilton Beach Club in Manila and had a blast watching Shrek the Musical at Meralco Theater!

I met Apl de Ap in person when we went to Matam-Ih restaurant at Clark. I also tried the local version of archery “pana”. Went swimming on a rainy Septemeber at Azure Paris Hilton Beach Club in Manila and had a blast watching Shrek the Musical at Meralco Theater!

October 2014
Was the first Habitat for Humanity Online Ambassadors build for the World Habitat Build. It was great to be able to do something for others without expecting anything. It was also great to know that what you are doing will change lives!

This gives blogging / bloggers a good name. I am glad I started the flame.

This gives blogging / bloggers a good name. I am glad I started the flame.

I've flown way up in the sky like a flying trapeze artist! It was great! The greatest! I also wall climbed on the same day!  I love it!

I’ve flown way up in the sky like a flying trapeze artist! It was great! The greatest! I also wall climbed on the same day! I love it!

November 2014
Was one of the craziest months for bloggers as events happened everyday at least a minimum of 3 in aday. But my highlights would be narrowed down to mostly first experiences again!

IPTL in Manila OMG! One of the most awesome 3 days I've been seeing Sharapova, Williams, Murray, Ivanovic, Ivansevig, Huey etc playing live is way better than watching on TV!

IPTL in Manila OMG! One of the most awesome 3 days I’ve been seeing Sharapova, Williams, Murray, Ivanovic, Ivansevig, Huey etc playing live is way better than watching on TV!

When you see someone you idolize and look up tp for the first time the feeling is unexplainable it gives you fulfillment in the most unexplainable ways.

When you see someone you idolize and look up tp for the first time the feeling is unexplainable it gives you fulfillment in the most unexplainable ways. I am talking about Mr. WASHINGTON Sycip!

  1. Meeting the Washington Sycip was like OMG!  Touching him, talking to him, rubbed elbows with him was like rubbing elbows with good fortune hahaha!
  2. It was a pleasant surprise to have a foreigner in a suit driving a luxury car deliver McDonald’s stuff on my house like whoa!
  3. My staycation at Citadines Salcedo Makati is just one of the best staycation I had. Not only did I experience the hotel but all actovities and foodie places to go to around the area!  Finally was able to visit Salcedo Weekend Market!
The Black Fleet party bus ride to Lipa!

The Black Fleet party bus ride to Lipa!

December 2014
December just ended  with the New Years Eve celebration in our new home and neighborhood. While it was a bit tamed and okay, boring than the usual New Years Eve we had in our old house and/on Holiday vacation, it was not that bad. It is just very calm and quiet. My last day of December was hunting for Dencio’s Bar and Grill, what did you know Timog, Cubao, Trinoma and Megamall are all gone! Hahahaha!

New things I’ve tried was playing detective for a Warner TV event. The staycation at Widus Clark Hotel, and my latest favorite mall Century City Mall because Hole in the Wall is there my fave foodie hangout.

2014 indeed was a lot of first and best experiences, it was a great year with very little bumps along the way. Thank God.

My best first experiences in 2014 that I can now cross out from my bucket list are:

  1. Flying with the Flying Trapeze
  2. Mermaiding
  3. Archery
  4. Wall climbing
  5. Riding an ATV
  6. Riding a giant swing
  7. Partying in a Hummer Limo
  8. Partying in the Black fleet
  9. Dating again
  10. Biking again
  11. Meeting new people outside my usual circle/environment
  12. Moved to a new house

It was my year of awakening. I realized I should not be afraid of letting my guard down and let nature takes its course.  Life is so much easier to deal with when you have less attachment to people and things.

I was able to do more, I was able to live life to the fullest more. Moving out of our new home I was able to experience the city life more than I did when we were far from “work”. I am happy at what I did in 2014 no regrets at all even with my little mistake at the start of the year it all ended up great for me. #morepamore

To those who made all these experiences possible Thank You for being part of my 2014. I hope to see you all again and share wonderful moments with you!

#ascendthethrown

Here is looking forward to more first experiences and to crossing out things to do and places to be on my list. Here’s to more opportunities and adventures. Here’s to the best to come in 2015!

How about you how was your 2014?

Stay gorgeous everyone!

About Earth Rullan

I am a storyteller. Influencer. Trendsetter. Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Blogger. An advocate of autism awareness, women's and children's rights. A former Journalist. I am not an expert I am experienced. I do what I love no regrets. If you need anything email me at : earthlingorgeous (@) gmail.com

15 Ways to Invite Good Luck for the New Year Pinoy Style

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Well, well, well, hold your Year of the Wood Sheep rituals to invite good fortune until February 19,2015 when the Chinese New Year starts.

This January 1, 2015 is the Western Calendar New Year and even before Feng Shui and Chinese New Year became a trend, there was the Filipino ways of Celebrating the coming of the New Years Eve.

So, how to invite good luck for the new year Pinoy style? (a.k.a. mga pangpaswerte sa Bagong Taon)

1. Wear polkadots! The more polka dots you wear the luckier / fortunate you get for the coming year. Polkadots symbolizes coins/ money it is like attracting money to come to you.

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2. Put coins and money on your pocket, wallet, purse and bag and shake shake shake them all around at the stroke of midnight. This tradition is said to invite more money in your pockets and you will never run out of money!
3. Place 12 kinds of round fruits on your dining table. This symbolizes money again and the number symbolizes the 12 months of the year. This assures never to lack money all throughout the year!

Image from mrs sanborn

Image from mrs sanborn

4. Hanging 12 pieces of grapes by the front door. Again symbolizes money luck for the coming year.
5. Serving sticky rice cake (suman or kakanin) on your Media Noche or Midnight Dinner for the New Year. This ensures the family togetherness and sweetness of life of the family.
6. Serving whole fish with big scales. Another symbolism for money luck.
7. Jumping as high as you can at the stroke of midnight. This is very Pinoy as most Pinoy are vertically challeneged by jumping high as you can you will get as taller than you already are in the next coming year or in the future. The higher the jump the taller.
8. Making loud noises (ergo the firecrackers) horn or trumpet (torotot) screaming, singing, shouting and dancing! It is believed that making such loud noises drives the evil spirit away.
9. Turning all the lights on in the house even in the CR. This is believed to give a bright future for everyone in the household.
10. Filling a basin (batya or palangana) with money (coins and paper bills and toss it all around the house from the front door inward to every room in the house for money luck!
11. Opening all the doors and windows in the house to invite good fortune in!

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12. Waking up in the morning with a dirty nose is also lucky. It means you’ve inhaled all the luck you can get (and the smoke from all the firecrackers you witnessed hehe!).
13. Recieving money as well as giving money or any blessings (cash or kind) is also lucky. You have something to share and you have something to give.
14. Get all dressed and dolled up or get handsome before midnight. If you look pretty/handsome at the stroke of midnight then you will be pretty/handsome for the rest of the year!
15. Never sweep floors or clean anything until January 2. So all the luck you gathered will stay.

Of course prayers for blessings, good health and fortune with a tpuch of hard work and determination works best.

Happy 2015!

Happy 2015!


So there you have it, the Pinoy Style to invite good luck for the coming New Year. If I missed a very Filipino (not Chinese) way of welcoming the new year let me know please I would like to know.

Happy 2015!

Stay gorgeous everyone!

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