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Sunday, March 29, 2015

#Tangram SILENT DISCO at Malasimbo Festival 2015 @Tangram_ph

Silent disco. Really? Yes. But wait, by silent I don't mean people imagining music and dancing with only that in their head. That's crazy. By silent I mean you can play your favorite songs and party and still not bother other people. The trick, Silent Events Headphones.

And thanks to Tangram Silent Events Headphones that is now possible in the Philippines.
http://www.tangram.com.ph/ .The concept of partying is about to become even more hip and funky and silent. Silent is the new load!

So how does it work?
All you need are enough pairs of wireless headphones for all attendees and a transmitter to stream your audio. The system is user-friendly and can be operated by anyone. Any kind of audio player such as iPods, laptops, DJ mixers or smart phones can easily be connected to the transmitter.

Music source >>> transmitter >>> headphones>>>party!  Simple.
Tangram Silent Events Headphones 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


For years I have been asking, what the hell is Malasimbo Festival? I understand it is a celebration of art and music but one cannot really completely grasp what it is about until a first-hand experience. And I finally tried it this year having been invited by Tangram Silent Events Headphones for media coverage. And I can finally say, Malasimbo is a hell of a festival that you should put on your yearly calendar.

The event is centered in Puerto Galera, a resort town in Oriental Mindoro just three hours South of Metro Manila.

Malasimbo used to be a one-weekend event.
This year saw the introduction of two-weekend festivities with the first March 6-8 for Music and Arts and the second March 13-15 for Lights & Dance. I was there on the 2nd week and this post summarizes my experience and observations during Malasimbo Festival 2015.

@Malasimbo Festival 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

PUNTA DE FABIAN Baras Rizal: Creating Connections that are Built to Last

Note: This is a press release from Punta de Fabian
I have experienced staying at Punta de Fabian on two separate occasions and I can personally attest to the contents of this PR post.

The road that leads to the resort is winding and exciting, revealing hills that cling on the edge of Rizal’s mountains, providing a spectacular view of Laguna de Bay. On a hilltop at the heart of Baras is Punta de Fabian, an elegant escape from the usual city vibe just a few hours away from Manila.

From a distance, this three-hectare resort appears to be a paradise that emerged from its surroundings with its Filipino-Zen style. The lakefront suites are laid out to take advantage not just of the view of the lake, but of the locale’s majestic sunsets. Airy and built for optimum natural light, Punta de Fabian makes for an excellent place for both indoor and outdoor affairs.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

GetGadget Shop One Day Trade Off Promo on March 31

Note: This is a PR post.

Thinking of upgrading to iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 plus? This is now your chance to enjoy in the palm of your hands a brand new but very affordable unit!

GetGadget Shop, the Philippines most trusted online gadget store is offering its first trade off promotion on March 31, 2015. Open for all iPhone 4s, 5, 5s and 5c unit with GB memory sizes, all gadgets for trading will be assessed to determine exact amount of discount. Once the seller has agreed on the actual value of the unit assessed by a GetGadget Shop trade officer, a cash check will be given as a mode of payment for the chosen unit.

What’s more, interested traders can pre-reserve via GetGadget Shop Facebook fan page by sending a message with name, unit, model, GB size and preferred color. A trade in officer will send a reply within 24 hours to confirm order reservation.
iPhone 6, 16gb (P30,380) 64gb (P35,490) and 128gb (P38,490)
GetGadget Shop One Day Trade Off Promo 

SAMPALOC INN: Your Budget Accommodation in Tanay

Upper Tanay in Rizal Province is developing. And with it's Tagaytay-like weather and scenic location at the foot of Sierra Madre Mountain Range and natural attractions, it has seen a spike in high-end specialty accommodations like that of Ten Cents to Heaven and Martessem Mountain Resort to name a few. But if you are looking for an affordable place to stay when you are here, Sampaloc Inn is the answer.

Sampaloc Inn Tanay Rizal

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

CAMIGUIN TRAVEL GUIDE: Itinerary, Budget + Attractions and Tour Contacts

If you are flying to Camiguin in time for the peak season which according to our guide starts April, I hope this travel guide can help you out. We flew in early February so we got to enjoy Camiguin without having to compete for space. As a result, chill chill lang.

In many cases, we were like "where is everybody?" We were the first to arrive in Katibasan Falls and the place was all for us for a while, alone in the church ruins, alone in Sto. Nino Hot Spring (lakas maka exclusive) and alone for a few hours in Mantigue Island. Saya-saya lang!

Cagayan De Oro-Camiguin
Flight Details
Manila-CDO Feb.6 (Friday) 10:00-11:30am
Return Feb.10 (Tuesday) 12:30-2:00pm

Feb.6 CDO overnight
Feb.7 -Camiguin
Feb.8 -Camiguin
Feb.9 -Camiguin/ CDO
Feb 10-flight back to MNL


Manila >>Cagayan De Oro (Laguindingan) >> Balingoan Port >>Camiguin

enjoying myself in white island Camiguin

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

CAGAYAN DE ORO 18 years later: Lunch at Chub's Diner and Night Out at Lifestyle District

To say that Boracay 2007 was my first real travel is a false statement. Ang late bloomer ko naman? Actually, I got to travel 10 years earlier. First plane ride ko rin yun. It was 1997 and I was in 3rd year high school and I was one of the National Press Conference representatives for Region 1 on sports writing. And the venue, Tangub City in Northern Mindanao. We got there via Cagayan de Oro so even if we only passed by, CDO was the first city I got to visit outside Luzon. I remember taking long bus rides to Tangub City and then during our event field trip until as far as Dapitan City. It was not the most pleasant of trips pero byahe parin.

And I never returned until this year. 18 years! Imagine? Tagal na. But it seems that CDO is still the same boring city in my head. I am playing to be an expert all of a sudden for I haven't really explored the city but really, if you are going to ask Google, or TripAdvisor, there's not much to see.

Laguindingan Airport Cagayan de Oro

Monday, March 9, 2015

PILILLA WIND FARM: How to Get There + What to Expect #PilillaWindmills #Rizal

Why go as far as Bangui if there is already a wind farm in Pililla Rizal? Yes, the same company which operates Bangui Windmills in Ilocos Norte is constructing a wind farm in Rizal and it is not yet operational but one can already see the completed towers up close. This post will tell you how.

Pililla Windmills in Rizal are on top of the hills overlooking the beautiful plane of Tanay Rizal on one side and Laguna on the other. Of course you also get a very good view of Laguna de Bay. This is a welcome development in terms of renewable energy and a sure boost for local tourism in Rizal Province.
Pililla Windmills in Pililla Rizal

Sunday, March 8, 2015

TOURISM STAR PHILIPPINES Awardees #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines @TourismPHL

Blogging with a purpose. Ms. World? Hahahaha. Seriously, there is more to blogging than hits, earnings and bragging rights , especially travel blogging. We get to showcase the best that the Philippines has to offer and it helps independent travelers both local and foreign to plan for their trips and at the same time entice those who are still not convinced of the beauty of the country. The Department of Tourism recognize that especially after the success of the It's More Fun in the Philippines campaign which went viral thanks to social media. As such, the department awarded forerunners of our tourism efforts in an event which saw movers from both the traditional media to social media as well as individuals in what is dubbed ----TOURISM STAR PHILIPPINES.

TUNE HOTEL Ortigas Pasig: Budget Hotel at the heart of Ortigas Business District

I frequent this hotel and I am saying it just now. I wrote about Tune Ermita a few years back, a budget hotel in a district close to key historical spots in the old city of Manila, makes sense. Perfect for backpackers and budget traveler who are usually known for their savvy-ness for culture and history. And then they opened a branch in Ortigas Center, a major CBD in the Philippines, and at first I was like ,what is a budget hotel doing in a prime business district? Eyebrows raised.

TUNE HOTEL Ortigas lobby

Then it made sense to me. Prior to Tune's arrival, an overnight stay in the area would cost 3,000php up. If you are like me who is only an hour away East in Rizal staying in a three-star hotel at that price would be too much if your only goal is to have a decent place to stay if you feel like not going home. Most patrons here I noticed are locals, families mostly. I started seeing a few Asians too but not so many whites.
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