KK Adventures: Touring around the city + travel budget (Part 4 of 4)

SPENDING a few days travelling the mountains, the sea and nearby places, it’s now time to explore the beautiful landmarks and visit the picturesque buildings at Kota Kinabalu’s city center.

KK Adventures: Visiting Labuan: Malaysia’s Duty Free Island (Part 3 of 4)

HAVE you ever tried visiting a place for a very short period of time? Believe it or not but that was the summary of our day three experience.

We initially planned staying overnight at Labuan which is also a popular destination for cheap Duty Free items in Malaysia. But later on we decided to just go there to buy some pasalubongs to bring back home and go for a short sightseeing.

Only the duty free shopping happened and it turned out to be a day of sitting down inside the ferry. (lol!) Still, no regrets!

KK Adventures: Spending a day at Manukan Island (Part 2 of 4)

AFTER our day tour at Kinabalu Park and Poring Hot Spring, for our day two adventure we decided to unwind and soak up some sun at Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park which Kota Kinabalu(KK) is also known for.

Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park is composed of five islands namely Gaya, Sapi, Manukan, Mamutik and Sulug. The marine park was named after Malaysia’s first Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman.

KK Adventures: Exploring KPark and Poring Hot Spring (Part 1 of 4)

WITH the help of cheap airfares and a couple of internet research, we have finally rewarded ourselves of a few days off to recharge.

Together with my fave travel buddy, Claudette, we have packed our bags and headed straight to the adventure that awaits us in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia.

Back to school essentials

IT’S back to school season once again! For my student readers: are you ready for school?
Other than preparing your school supplies, here are some back to school essential stuff that you might consider adding to your bag which will surely make this school year a better one.

Family Getaway @ Nato’s Farm

DESPITE our different schedules and rising transportation fare prices our family has gathered once again for a quick escapade in Bacolod City recently.

Review Pad: Bioré UV Perfect Bright Face Milk

IF there’s one thing that I have learned from my dermatologist, it is that using sun block especially on your face is not only applicable when going to the beach but everyday as well. The sun’s harmful rays cannot only be found in beaches after all.
Speaking of sun block I have been meaning to try Bioré’s UV Perfect Bright Face Milk for a long time now as it has been praised by a ton of Youtubers. Since it is locally available, I have given it a try and here’s what I think about it.

Day Off Diaries: Conquering Puting Bato - Samal’s Highest Peak

LAST month, my travel buddy and I decided to go for another weekend adventure just right before our busy week began. This time we have chosen some nature tripping and went to a hiking adventure in Samal.

So with a pocket money of P500 pesos we have managed to explore two places in Samal Island plusa bonus of extra experiences gained. Getting curious now? Read on!

Beat the summer heat: local food places to get cold treats on hot days

TEMPERATURE is rising which means that it is now officially the summer season here in the country. Other than our trusted “pamaypays,” electric fans and air conditioners, summer is also the season where we crave for some cold treats so here’s a list of local food places here in the city where you can get your quick cold treat fix this summer.

Day Off Diaries: Malagos Garden Resort feat. Chocolate Museum

AFTER the parades and events which brought us not just one but to holidays off during the recent Araw ng Dabaw celebration here in the city, my friend and I were looking for an adventure of our own but there is one problem - our wallet. So on an impulse that Friday night (and because my friend was really persistent lol) we decided to stick to a P500 budget for a day trip. With our set budget, we headed for an adventure the next day.

Saan ka ba dadalhin ng P500 pesos mo? The answer is Malagos Resort.

We went to the resort because we really wanted to visit their Chocolate Museum which is the first of its kind in the country. It also officially opened this month which makes it a perfect time for a tour.

What's in my bag? (Weekend Edition)

THIS is definitely one of my most read/watched posts on the internet because I am really curious about seeing what kind of stuff people carry inside their bags.
Since I have already shared with you some of my bag caring and organizing tips in an earlier post maybe it’s now time to also share with you everything that I have in my bag…on a weekend!

Version 2.0: Restos to revisit this month

MARCH is here! And nothing beats welcoming this month with good food to fill in your tummies. 

For this column, here are some local food places in the city that you might want to revisit this month as they have certainly upgraded in their restos.

Review Pad: The Face Shop Jeju Volcanic Lava Pore Mud Pack

IN connection to last week’s column, here’s a review on a mud mask product that I am currently using: The Face Shop’s Jeju Volcanic Lava Pore Mud Pack.

I have been using it quite a bit since I bought it last month and here are my thoughts on it.

Mud mask for healthier skin

WHEN it comes to nourishing or skin nothing beats using all natural products. If your skin is feeling a little bit dull lately, this is the perfect product which has used way back in the ancient times that is proven to give all that goodness to your skin: mud masks.

Mud masks in general are said to work best in exfoliating and moisturizing the skin. Here are some types of mud mask to get you started:

V-Day beauty tips

VALENTINES Day is just around the corner and whether you’re going out on a romantic date with your significant other our hanging out with friends on February 14 here are some beauty tips for you.

Bag organization and caring tips

WHETHER going to work, school, or even just running day to day errands most of us girls tend to always bring our bags with us because there are just some things that we cannot leave behind. Am I right?

So for this week’s column, I’m going to talk about five simple tips that would come in handy for our beloved bags.

Cooking 101: Spam Musubi

WHILE binge watching old food tasting videos of one of my favorite Youtubers, I became curious of this one particular food during their vacation in Hawaii: Spam Musubi.

After searching some recipes online and watching how-to-cook videos on Youtube I told myself that this is a pretty easy dish to remake so I then went to the grocery,  bought the ingredients, made some, ate some and now I’m sharing it with you.

Review Pad: Simple Micellar Water

REMOVING all the grime from your face at the end of the day is very crucial but no matter how hard we try, there are really those days when we feel so lazy.

Having pretty sensitive skin is another problem which always makes me skeptic about substituting washing my face with makeup removers/wipes.

I have talked about the wonders of micellar water in a previous article and did a lot of research about it, especially the one being raved about by a lot of my favorite beauty gurus: Simple Micellar Cleansing Water. I saw their cleansing wipes in my local drugstore one day and told myself that maybe it’s time to try it out to know what’s magical about this promising product.

Small changes to be the better you this 2017

IT’S official! We are back to reality in school and work.

Now that that the new year is finally sinking in and we are slowly sobering up from the holiday hangover, set our goals and to-do lists for 2017. Here are a few teeny tiny changes that you might want to consider adding to your to-do list this year.

Headstart to 2017: What you need to know

HAPPY New Year and welcome 2017! How’s your year going so far?
Now that we’re on another cycle around the sun, here are some of the highlights of the things that you need to know about this New Year for a headstart of what’s to come.