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Berjaya Hotel: A Budget-Friendly Hotel in Makati

Berjaya Hotel is strategically located along Makati Avenue – the side of Makati which is known to have a busy nightlife. Aside from malls, restaurant bars, and shops, Berjaya Hotel also sits across the popularly known ‘Red Light District of Makati’ – P. Burgos.  Berjaya Hotel in Makati is usually occupied by foreigners enjoying the …

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#Hugots on the Road: Braving Manila's Worst Traffic with Feelings

For the past week, I heard a lot of traffic terror stories; the usual 1 hour travel time took 3.5 to 6 hours. And yes, it was traumatizing and totally such a waste of time. Someone said before that, “Traffic is not fatal” or “Hindi nakakamatay ang traffic.” Haven’t this person learned about what Sottie …

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What to Do and Where to Go in the Philippines During Rainy Season

Our supposed-to-be trip to Baguio over the weekend was cancelled due to typhoon Ineng; Kenon Road has been closed to traffic since Friday due to reported landslides. Yes, it was quite disappointing at first but cancellation of out-of-town trips seems to be a normal thing during rainy season.This usually happens to ensure the safety of …

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Chasing Philippines Goes to Blogapalooza 2013

It’s another first for Chasing Philippines. 🙂 What is Blogapalooza?Blogapalooza is an annual blogger event where the big and small businesses have the chance to present their product/brand to hundreds of most influential bloggers and social media influencers. This event is spearheaded by Vince Golangco of WheninManila.com. Only the most influential social media influencers are …

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Yabang Pinoy’s Global Pinoy Bazaar 2013 Connects Proudly Filipino Brands with Consumers

On November 23-24, 2013 at the Rockwell Tent, Yabang Pinoy’s Global Pinoy Bazaar 2013 once again showcases Filipino entrepreneurship at its finest, with unique products for the equally proud Filipino consumer. For seven years straight, the pioneering Filipino pride movement’s annual bazaars have been proof that the Filipino entrepreneur can produce business concepts, products, and …

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The Mind Museum Summer Programs for 2013: CSI 101, Survival Science, and Junior Mind Mover Program

Any plans this summer? Why not enroll your kids to the different summer programs of The Mind Museum. CSI 101– runs from April 5-7, 2013; 9:00AM – 5:00PM– for ages 14-17 years old– Donation: Php2,000– includes Lunch & snack, materials and methodologies for Lab Training, Case Solving, and CSI 101 Kit Survival Science– April 12, 2013 8:00AM …

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2012 Travels: Chasing Places Like It's the End of the World

Top Destinations for 2012, Top Philippine Getaways 2012, Top 10 Domestic and International Trips – Sure, in a few days time, your timeline will be bombarded with these tag lines, promise. But hey, they say, 2012 is different; some people say that it’s the End of the World (it didn’t happened yesterday though). But I …

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The Hot Pink Backpack Diaries: Yes, this Backpacker is 45% Kikay Too

From the first day I exposed and indulged myself to traveling, I immediately eliminated that Maarte-Pasusyal-Attitude (well, I think I have never been tagged as such). I became 200% more kuripot and/or practical in a sense that I only buy what I badly NEED. Believe me. Then I realized… (*insert before and after flashback transition …

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Yabang Pinoy Launches PHmade: It’s Worth Buying For

Yabang Pinoy intensifies its consumer revolution campaign through the PHmade movement. The pioneering Filipino pride movement, through PHmade, yet again encourages Filipinos to support Filipino ideas, business concepts, products, and services. The campaign aims to educate Filipinos, through videos, print materials and events, on the availability and viability of Filipino brands, and on the positive …