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Searching For Music Store Online

We know that shopping for musical instruments is not an easy task, especially if we want to buy the best product out there. If we want to see samples of the product, searching for it in our favorite shopping malls is the first step to do. However, it is really not easy to find the best one if we just rely on shopping there. No wonder it's also a very essential step to look for musical instruments at a music store online that has everything that you've been looking for.

In looking for your favorite musical instrument, there are tons of resources in the Internet. By searching online, you can find a reliable music store that has amazing products in store for you. Don't forget to check reviews about the product to make sure that you'll get the perfect item.

It's also highly recommended to check other online stores that offer second-hand items, just in case you're in a tight budget. After all, great things come to those who shop smart. There are many shopping havens online that sell used items from music lovers. It's a great way to save cash while shopping.

Aside from that, you can check your local shopping districts for new products. Some artisans display their latest creations there. Sometimes you can score a discounted item. Well, just in case you're not fond of shopping online.

How To Get Organized For Unique Family Vacation in the Philippines

We know that traveling to a popular destination is one of the best ways to escape from the usual day-to-day activities. Many people get thrilled in planning for a trip within the country. After all, the Philippines has memorable tourist spots such as Boracay Island, Tagaytay, Palawan and more. For those who are busy making their names in the corporate world, weekend getaways are absolutely enticing as it entails visiting popular places and meeting new friends. Isn't it exciting?

We are always excited to be on the road once in a while. However, it's essential to get organized for unique vacations to ensure a successful trip with your loved ones. Here are tips you can use to guide you in preparing for your next travel escapade or island hopping in the Philippines.

1. Make sure to visit a city that you have never visited before.

There are cities that are equally stunning as the popular sites we already know. Take your time exploring Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte for a change. D Hotel Suites Dipolog is an awesome place for your accommodation while in the city.

If you stay at D Hotel Suites Dipolog, you'll enjoy benefits such as accessibility to nearby restaurants and affordability of the accommodation services offered by the hotel. It will lead you to amazing placing within the city, including its twin, the beautiful city of Dapitan, where you can visit the place that our national hero was exiled so many years ago. It's like hitting two birds in one stone - roaming around the peaceful streets of Dipolog to enjoy dining in lovely restaurants and partying around Dapitan City like a celebrity.

Early morning jog at Boulevard in Dipolog City before going to Dapitan City

2. Don't forget to plan ahead before spending money for the trip. 

After you have chosen a travel destination that you have never visited before, let your family know about it. It's an essential step to ensure that vacation leave requests will be processed before the trip to avoid issues on availability. If you have kids, make sure that they don't have classes during the trip or they don't have special activities for personal enrichment.You'll always want everything to be perfect and well-planned so don't miss every detail of it.

3. Prioritize booking airline tickets in advance to save money.

One of the best ways to enjoy a unique family vacation is to use your resources wisely. If you have saved enough money for the trip, make sure that you prioritized booking airline tickets ahead of time.

Obviously, you can take advantage of discounted airline tickets by just booking it in advance. This is very applicable if you're planning for a family vacation since you need to cover the expenses for all members of the family. Online travel agencies like Traveloka also provide discounted flight deals as well as coupons that you can use on top of your transaction.

4. Maintain a comprehensive travel checklist as your guide all throughout the journey. 

Don't forget that you need to list all essential things  in order to be organized. It's one way to avoid being overwhelmed of the task. Get into the details of crucial travel essentials such as airplane tickets, hotel accommodation, transportation for city tour, food and other necessary things. Take note of the correct time in going to the airport and consider the traffic in going there. For sure, you can't risk in being late for your flight since you're traveling with your family and it's expensive to re-book your airline tickets.

Also, don't fail to book hotel and confirm the check-in time. Ask the staff if they're offering free travel from the airport to the hotel so you can easily arrange it.

It's even more important to list all personal belongings needed during the travel. Each member of the family must have their own travel kit to stay organized while on the road.

Aside from that, you can list the activities that you want to do during the trip. It's more fun to have swimming in the beach, hiking in the woods to appreciate nature and other exciting outdoor activities.

5. Research about the place that you want to visit with your family. 

Here's the fun part - get to know more about the tourist spot that you've chosen to visit with your loved ones. You can read reviewed from your favorite travel bloggers, check travel websites and ask your friends who are living in the said city to recommend their favorite restaurants and places. Use the power of social media to get more information. If you want, prepare a map. Keep the phone numbers of your friends who have visited the city just in case you have questions in the future.

6. Be organized in documenting your trip.

One of the most essential parts of enjoying a trip with your family is taking photos and videos to capture the memories. Prepare at least two ways to document your trip so you can have backup in case of emergency. For instance, you need to have a camera and a phone with amazing camera feature to be used in documenting your latest unique travel experiences.

A photo with a resting carabao after roaming around Cogon in Dipolog City

File storage is also an essential factor in travel documentation. I have heard stories about failure to keep copies of travel photos and videos since there's no realiable file storage item avaiable during the trip. It's an important thing because you'll never repeat the same experience all over again. If possible, you can post your travel memorabilia on Facebook or Instagram to make sure that you have copies of it. Anyway, you can organize it after your vacation.

7. Enjoy shopping with your family.

If you're in a new city, shopping is one of the most enjoyable activities. You'll have a peek of their culture, too. Personally, I do it to support the local economy and the creative people in the area. There are many handmade items created by the locals that you can shop for giveaways when you're already back in the metro. Well, it's like giving back to the community who welcomed you during the vacation.

Are you thrilled to take your vacation leave and visit a popular tourist spot next year? Don't forget to stay safe and happy. See you on the road!

Mulat "Awaken" Gala Premiere at SM Megamall

These days, indie films attract film critics and viewers because of the choice of many people to support the film industry in the country. Through the Internet, moviegoers become aware of the latest creations shared by talented Filipinos. It paved the way for more opportunities to compete globally in terms of creating memorable indie films.

Personally, I love to support indie films since it is a testament that creativity knows no limit. Everyone is entitled to know the best creations out there without losing grasp of what's offered in the mainstream. The more entertainment that we have nowadays, the better for all of us. No wonder I accepted the invitation of Leentech Digitalized to support their campaign for Mulat "Awaken" film.

During the Gala Premiere of the movie, I had a chance to watch the indie film and enjoyed photo opportunities with Jake Cuenca and Loren Burgos. Honestly, I was satisfied with the creative visualization of the thrilling narrative that inspires me to evaluate myself regarding the way I handle relationships. Mulat "Awaken" film is an eye-opener for those who are madly in love and refuse to be realistic once in a while.

Through the movie, I was able to examine the artistic presentation of the story. Many events featured in the film happen in real life. It made me responsible of prioritizing my own happiness.

Hopefully, many viewers will be empowered of the film and be awakened of the trivial parts of pursuing real happiness. If we risk some things to gain true love, it's still worth it to have a peek of the other side of a relationship. What makes us whole despite the imperfections of a loved one? Is it fair to ask for marriage if the other party isn't really interested? These issues are presented in the movie without being so direct and blatant so the viewers really loved the scenes.

Leentech Digitalized Team, Karen Lopez and Loren Burgos during the Gala Premiere of Mulat at SM Megamall Cinema 7
The special screening of the short film, The Rapist, top-billed by Cherie Gil and Marco Morales was also held during the event.

It was a memorable night for me since I have to remind myself to learn the trade very seriously if I want to be true to my blog. I wasn't prepared for the interview since I was too sleepy after logging out from work and go directly to SM Megamall Cinema 7 to attend the Gala Night. I have to be there by 7:00 in the evening and knowing the traffic in the metro, it's impossible for me to do so. However, I was able to catch the red carpet walk of the stars and watch the whole event unfold through the night.

So to my lovely readers, I'd like to invite you to watch Mulat "Awaken," which is written and directed by Maria Diane Ventura.

Kenny Rogers Roasters at Market! Market! in Bonifacio Global City Taguig

The Dining Place 

We live near Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, Philippines so we usually dine at Market! Market! during weekends. One of my favorite places to enjoy a sumptuous lunch is Kenny Rogers Roasters. My husband loves their chicken meals. As for me, I'm aiming for their delicious seafood entree. It's an alternative to cooked meat and it's also very delicious.

The Experience

Obviously, I liked their food packages. I'm so happy with my seafood diet, especially that the fish was well-prepared. It's not too salty for me. The side dishes made me so thrilled even if I already had a cup of ice cream earlier.

My Comments

If I'll give my comments about the food, I'll really recommend their seafood meal. It's very delectable! I had the grilled fish with my own choice of Kenny's side dish. It was memorable. Well, I'm not exaggerating here. The usual treat is fried chicken and pasta so I was really happy to try something healthier.

Aside from that, it's very affordable. For less than P600.00, we had an amazing lunch at Kenny Rogers Roasters at Market! Market! in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, Philippines.

The Usual Reasons We Befriend Someone

My friend Jona gave me an idea to write about friendship. Today, I'm so excited to share my thoughts about the common reasons we befriend someone.

1. Being alone in an island, we need someone to survive.

For so many years, we hear about the idea that no man is an island. Obviously, I'm certain that this is the main reason people interact with one another. If you're new to a certain place, it's part of your instinctive reactions to befriend anyone around you.

 For instance, I attended one of the events hosted by Sun Life Financial at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, Philippines and I was alone that time. The people who attended the event aren't familiar to me and I can't find someone that I can relate with all we've learned during the event. Let's say, I want someone to talk to about the topic being discussed that day. Since I arrived early, I had time to scout as fast as I could.

One of the best ways to find someone to be a friend in a new place is to give out genuine smile. That's the time I met Jona. I knew at first that she's kind and friendly because I can spot her bright side, that positive aura of a person in a given situation. She's not pretentious - something I really liked about her.

Do you have the same experience when you met your friend for the first time?

2. We get specific benefits out of the friendship.

Of all the usual reasons we befriend someone, this is the most controversial. Let's say you're just following your survival instincts to get close to your target, you're still doing it for your own interests. It's a good thing many people don't use their friends for personal advancement or anything. It's just popular in the movies we've seen in theaters, right? In real life, use your judgment to find the right buddy.

Befriending someone for personal interests - I did the same thing, too. I'm not perfect. But later on in life, I realize that giving back is more important than the things that I got from my friends. Although, I haven't done all of it for you, I hope you'll still consider me as a friend. :) I'll do my best not to take advantage of you.

It's obvious that if the other party is your boss, you have no choice but to befriend him or her. I've done this before with someone who keeps our paycheck posted on time. However, I still consider her a friend even if we no longer see each other. I learned a lot from her.

Here's another interesting reason: befriending your lover's brother or sister. This is very common among high school circles and I find this very interesting. The excitement goes on and on. You'll have tons of questions before it happens in reality. Will I get close to the target? Will he or she consider me? Is it useful to make the relationship stronger? The list includes a lot more of being sure about the move.
If you want to be friends with your lover's sister or brother, well, do I have to say it? There's nothing wrong about it as long as you can control your emotions. Things might change in the future and the last thing you want is to regret about your choice. Be that girl who is friendly and wise.
Let your heart and mind guide you, gorgeous!

3. The other party is totally attractive, we want to find out if there's chemistry.

The dating game has taught us that friendship is a powerful tool to build a long-lasting relationship. It has been proven by millions of people who have successful marriages because it is founded on true friendship. Obviously, there's something important about this reason of being close to someone.

We know that the first stage of a relationship is getting to know the person you're interested in giving a chance. But, the real starting point is attraction. The acquaintance stage is crucial. Here, you'll naturally spot the best qualities and take note of the bad ones. Once you have completed the survey, it's time to decide if you'll pursue the target or not. Here's a caveat,  though. Men, I'm talking about you here. Ladies, let them chase you for good reasons after being friends with them.
In most cases, we pursue the friendship stage because we want to know if there's a possibility of making it a steady state of closeness. The weighing scale must remain balance, or else the probability of getting hurt is high. If you're willing to pay the price because you're already in love, prepare for the worst things to come your way. Are you willing to gamble?
There's nothing wrong to be friendly. Just be familiar with the possible consequences of your actions. Guard your heart and be fair all the time. Aside from that, honestly is still the best policy in this kind of networking. 

Simply Black and White For a Red Parisian Bag

Simplicity is key. I always think about this mantra when I'm getting ready to finish some tasks for personal reasons. If I perform tasks such as paying bills and grocery shopping, I want my look to be simple and comfortable so it would be easy for me to move from one establishment to another.

The best way to prepare for a day-out is to choose a classic style. Personally, I don't want to look so polished. I just want to be comfortable with what I'm wearing for the day. Usually, I bring a lot of things with me so I use a large bag to organize my belongings. So if you're in a hurry, don't hesitate to use oversize bags to avoid leaving behind essential items.

Every now and then, I study different style options to help me in dressing up everyday. Obviously, I'm still in love with the simplicity of black and white. Since I'm going to use my huge Parisian bag in red, I decided to wear a white top with small black stripes that I teamed with a simple black skirt. The outfit helped me carry the Parisian bag without clashing colors.

For my choice of attire, I preferred to use a bright red lipstick to add a pop of color. Well, it's perfect for the red bag so I used it for added balance to the look. The bag and the lipstick are very affordable. I got both items during a sale event at The SM Store in SM Makati.

What is your favorite dress down style? Let me know in the comments below.

Five Things To Consider Before Quitting Your Job

I want to inspire you by taking time to reflect on something you care about. I got this reminder when I almost decided to give up my job at an influential company in Bonifacio Global City just because my morale level have not rebounded as the economy has shown in the past few years. If you're going to tell me that there's a natural frustration felt by most employees today, you're right.

I know I still have to prepare before leaving the corporate world and I'm still halfway there. But, things happen out of the aforementioned frustration. I'm about to be booted out of the system. I was in high spirits a few months ago because I passed my initial interview for a promotion, but things changed outside of my control. I was set aside, advised to wait for the golden door of promotion created just for me, and pushed to do my usual job. It affected my performance and you know what I mean.

Lately, many articles about quitting from current jobs surface online and it really inspired me to mull it over. Maybe, I just need to stretch it out a little until I can set up my own studio. So I'm dragging it to just keep the job and pretend to be happy. Then, I got the ropes tightened because I had shown a little improvement of my performance at work. It's better than nothing at all.

Today, I'm very eager to share with you 4 essential questions to ask before you quit your job. I'm taking mental notes of these questions because I'll need it when the going gets tough.

Here, honesty is the best policy as our answers will guide us to wade the unknowns of unemployment. Well, even freedom has a price. We are not going to lose it all, right?

1. What is the specific issue that frustrates you at work nowadays?

The first thing to consider is the real issue that frustrates you at work. Is it your boss? You need to overcome this issue and all you have to do is to think that your immediate leader is also an employee of the company. As long as he or she is doing the job to help you achieve positive results no matter what happen, keep the negativity out of the picture. You'll be doing just fine. Trust me. Is it your teammates? Well, you're not alone. A lot of employees are being bullied at work for tremendous reasons beyond our control. Just don't mind it. They're going to leave you alone if you will not mind them. Stay focused and be humble in dealing with them. Also, don't forget to apply wisely Robert Greene's 48 Laws of Power - it helped me become a better person and be stronger in an office setting. It will empower you to do better without being pushed around by anybody.
It takes a wise employee to beat the odds these days. To start with, you need to focus on the real issue before having a final decision.
I'm sure that there are other nasty issues at work that you need to deal every now and then. Stick to your plans. Remind yourself that your vision is greater than the insensitivity of the people around you.

2. Have I shown efforts to make my current job workable?

We know that it's easy to decide if you want to quit or not, but I discovered that it's even easier to keep it simple by taking an inventory of your strength and weaknesses. It's still necessary to give your all before calling it quits. If it's no longer working after you have already taken every action possible to make your current job as exciting as it is before, then it's time to find another way out of the system.

After taking initiative to find the real issue, the next step is to fix it. There are many ways to face a challenge and the best thing to do it right on your first try.
Basically, you'll need something to motivate you to keep on fighting. You need to stay in your current job to prepare for the time that you really need to forego it. For me, I validate my to-do list and make sure that it will help me achieve my goals in the office with exact time-frame. Then, I keep a back-up plan with necessary budget to be safe before taking a new world. I still want to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle while I pursue other projects after quitting my job.

3. Do you have others plans for your career and life?

If you're really thinking to leave your current job, just be prepared for it. Maybe, you just have to shift your focus to a more exciting career path. Many people believe that this is the best time to be an entrepreneur. The Information Age is giving us a chance to try it. However, it takes a lot of courage to do so. You'll need something to start it out and keep it running to make it sustainable. In that case, don't forget to fortify your savings to get the job done.
Many people left their jobs to pursue passion projects. However, you have to prepare everything first before leaving your current job. You'll need to prepare your gear before joining others to work remotely.
It seems that I'm talking about something very exciting. There are many people who are successful in pursuing their own passion projects. I'm doing it, too. For me, I just have to keep my day job as a stepping stone to make it work according to my plans.

4. Are you willing to let go of benefits such as health insurance and systematized social security funding through the government?

Be thoughtful about losing benefits like health insurance. Aside from that, consider your shared contribution with your employer for your Social Security System account, PhilHealth, PAG-IBIG for housing needs and more. Think about your salary loans and other financial aspects of your work life.
It's easier to think that having remarkable benefits out of employment is helping you become stable each and everyday. The only concern now is if you're ever willing to let it go and look after yourself.
Maybe, it's better to maintain your benefits first before planning to let go of it. Anyway, you can opt to give your contributions voluntarily after you quit your current job. Just set aside cash for at least three months to pay all your contributions. It will help you maintain your accounts and get benefits when you need it.

 5. Are you prepared to have continuous education as you pursue something aside from your current job?

I'm not going to talk more about this. It's one of the most essential ways to be successful as you work for yourself. Learn to research the possibilities of going solo and earning money out of your own hard work. As a blogger, I set aside time after work to read interesting articles related to my craft and it really helped me to learn the secrets of staying in the industry even if I stopped for about two years. I can also control the things I want to cover and remain independent as long as I want it.

If you're passionate about something and you want to enlarge your empire, educate yourself. It's really a remarkable idea to build your own brand.

These questions are just simple for everyone who are planning to quit their jobs. There are other things to consider before providing your one-month notice. As long as you have prepared for your next move, there's nothing wrong leaving your current job. 

Zoomanity launches Zooper Cruise

If I'll tell you about the things that I enjoyed lately, it's discovering amazing opportunities to enjoy travel with a cause. I've heard about a group of travelers who find time to participate in outreach programs while on the road. Today, I'm also excited to share with you about the Zooper Cruise, a zooper unique cruise experience under Zoomanity Foundation.

The Philippines is well-endowed with many beautiful tourist attractions, yet many Filipinos as well as foreign tourists have not yet discovered the beauty of Metro Manila. Zoomanity Group with an aim to promote education and environmental conservation of Pasig River launches Zooper Cruise, a zooper one-of-its-kind cruise experience under Zoomanity Foundation.

Started last August 25, 2016, Zooper Cruise will be a specially arranged tour in Pasig River every first Saturday of the month. For as slow as P699 to P1, 999, you will get a chance to rediscover the beauty of historical places in Manila like Intramuros and Fort Santiago, highlighting also the World’s 1st and biggest China Town. The tour is complete with good ambiance and music, snacks and drinks, photo souvenir and a lot more.

Zooper Cruise is the newest project under Zoomanity Foundation which is part of our company social responsibility. It caters the 4 pillars of our mission and vision which are Education, Entertainment, Environmental Conservation and Exhibit.

Briefly, Zoomanity Group is one of the leading companies in the theme park industry in the Philippines under the Yupangco Group of Companies. We have more than 30 years of experience in the field and at present, we have eight operating local and international parks namely Zoobic Safari in Subic, Zoocobia Fun Zoo in Clark, Clarkzilla in Clark, Residence Inn in Tagaytay, Paradizoo in Mendez, Cavite, Zoocolate Thrills in Bohol, Zootopia in Nagano, Japan and Animal Research and Development Park in Victoria Australia.

Rediscover the splendor of Manila historical landmarks. To know more about this Zooper Cruise experience, contact us at 899-9819/ 899-9824/0917-9521371 or visit Zoomanity Group.

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Sugar Wars Sunpiology Run 2016 and Go Well Press Conference

The morning sky inspired me to wake up early and read my favorite self-help books. I still have three hours to do other tasks as well before I prepare for the Sunpiology Run: Sugar Wars press conference at Visayas Ballroom Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila. If Piolo Pascual is the main man, I wouldn't waste time and prepare for meeting him again. He's so inspiring. Well, I wouldn't want to reiterate all of your descriptions of the famed actor-producer and athlete. We all have the same feelings for him. Am I right?

Everything happened because I got a chance to collaborate with Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), the country's top life insurer. The company recently launched three initiatives that are empowering as they are financially rewarding: a comprehensive health protection product named "SUN Fit and Well"; a free and informative wellness community called "Go Well" and one of the most anticipated, star-studded charity fun race known as "Sunpiology Run: Sugar Wars."

The event is even more inspiring for all of us because we had a chance to hear from Sun Life Chief Marketing Officer Mylene Lopez who emphasized that, "Now more than ever, we are very conscious of our physical health and well-being. It is an encouraging space for Sun Life to be in, where we highlight financial security and overall wellness as complementary to each other."

The idea of having a comprehensive understanding of a balanced lifestyle is intensified with the SUN Fit and Well product. It has a life insurance policy for added protection and peace of mind, aside from providing coverage for 114 critical illnesses and the endowment to have replacement of funds used for diagnostic procedures and check-ups. Who wouldn't want to be healthy and financially well at the same time?

Piolo Pascual believes in the benefits of Sun Life's latest innovation. The company's long-time brand ambassador stars in a new action-packed TVC, where he demonstrates a love for biking and how SUN Fit and Well fuels his active lifestyle. Watch his tale unfold in official Sun Life social channels (@sunlifeph) and in primetime shows.

The latest innovation of Sun Life isn't complete without giving us a chance to translate our love of being healthy and financially well by being part of a community in the wellness arena. Obviously, the timing is perfect - many people have been dreaming of an amazing approach to learn anything about health and wellness. Let's embrace Go Well for a change.

Go Well is a community with a website that provides nutrition tips, exercise ideas, and content about a more mindful life. But more than just an online community, Go Well members can enjoy discounts in partner establishments, as well as free access to regular community classes featuring the hottest fitness t

During the event, we had a chance to meet the five ambassadors who prove that passion and determination can pave the way to a healthy life. The inspiring health stories of Piolo, Rovilson Fernandez, Bubbles Paraiso, Jaymee Pizarro, and Tessa Prieto-Valdes can be viewed in the official website as well as Facebook and Instagram (@gowellph). For more information, you can check Go Well.

For eight years now, Sun Life has been organizing a fun run that combines the excitement of celebrity watching, fund-raising, and getting fit. It has since taken on the twin advocacies of education and diabetes awareness, as shown by this year's SUNPIOLOGY RUN: Sugar Wars theme. It will be held on November 19 (Saturday), by sunset, at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City.

With the Philippines declared as diabetic hot spot, Sugar Wars, pushes for an active lifestyle as one of the best deterrents against this debilitating disease. Participants can choose from distances that include a 500m walk/dash for kids and adults (Php350); 3K (Php700); 5K (Php800); and 10K (Php900). Being an obstacle course, four "battle stations" help facilitate better understanding about this particular illness.

And for even more fun, close to a hundred Star Magic celebrities will be joining Piolo to add glitz to the event, while an after-run show will serve as the launch of Inigo Pascual's debut album featuring the official Go Well Jingle "Live Life Brighter," together with surprise performances.

"I want to invite everyone to register for Sugar Wars. It's a race against diabetes, a chance to help raise funds for our beneficiaries, and a great way to spend time with your Star Magic family," says Piolo, who created Hebreo Foundation, SUNPIOLOGY's long-time beneficiary that supports education of children in different communities. The Institute for Studies on Diabetes Foundation, Inc. (ISDFI), LingkodKapamilya, Noordhoff Craniofacial for Studies on Diabetes Foundation Inc., and Star Magic Scholars are also supported by this event.

It takes one bright step to begin a lifetime of wellness. So sign up for SUNPIOLOGY RUN: Sugar Wars through Sunpiology.

Here we go! We have been given a chance to enjoy life by taking advantage of amazing projects of Sun Life nowadays. Let me know your comments below and stay chic.

Zoomanity Celebrates World Animal Day at Zoobic Safari in Subic

Happy World Animal Day! I'm so excited today since I'll be able to share with you my experience with Zoomanity in celebrating the World Animal Day. Last October 1, 2016, Zoobic Safari-Zoomanity Group celebrated it by welcoming newly born baby animals as an addition to their growing family. Different types of adorable baby animals are gathered from tiger, lion and more in a welcoming mass by Rev. Fr. Kenneth Masong. As one of the bloggers invited to cover the event, I got very excited and headed to the venue 15 minutes ahead of call time.

Photo opportunity before the event started

We traveled to the north so easily because there's no traffic at that time. It was a wonderful Saturday morning and the streets of Bulacan looked marvelous, down to Pampanga's chic urban landscape and the lush forest of Bataan. It was all that I ever wanted - to escape the city life for one day and have close encounter with animals at Zoobic Safari in Subic.

Zoomanity Group is one of the leading companies in park industry in the Philippines. It consists of 8 local and international parks, namely, Zoobic Safari in Subic, Zoocobia Fun Zoo and Clarkzilla in Clark, Residence Inn in Tagaytay, Paradizoo in Mendez, Cavite, Zoocolate Thrills in Bohol, Zootopia in Nagano, Japan and Breeding and Research Farm Facility in Victoria, Australia. The facilities of the company are uniquely exciting and have been designed to provide enjoyment and education to visitors of all ages. The parks are not only made to promote zoo tourism in our country but also to guarantee the safety and welfare of the animals on their care and protection.

Digong (baby lion 1) and Bato (baby lion 2) the cute cubs

Obviously, I had so much fun when I saw the rare breed, baby white tiger. Titan was bred in captivity and one of the newest addition of the animal family at Zoobic Safari. He's very playful.

Rare breed - baby white tiger Titan

During the event, I learned  the importance of taking good care of animals since they're part of our existence. Well, I have a dog named Enzo and I look after his welfare. But, it isn't enough. There are so many ways to love and protect animals.

Following the company's mission and vision which is the 4 E's (Education, Environmental Conservation, Exhibit and Entertainment), Zoomanity Group makes certain that all their parks constantly carry on these four ideas. No wonder their theme parks are kid-friendly, family-oriented, and education focused with unique entertaining shows and animal interaction activities.

It's really a good thing that Jona attended the event since I really need someone I know to share the experience. She took some of my photos here and I'm really grateful.

Outfit: Shirt | Uniqlo, Jeans | Thrifted, Long Cardigan | Kirin Kirin, Shoes | BClub Boots

Also, I learned to show my fear during the activity wherein each one of us was given a chance to have close encounter with tigers. I was seated at the corner but I proactively requested fellow blogger Orlee to exchange seat with me. What made me behave that way when others are so excited to experience it? Maybe, it's all because my imagination is so vivid that I'm thinking too much. Haha!

Be part of the biggest and the most exciting group in the theme park industry. Loaded with lots of entertainment, new attractions, awesome surprises and spectacular experience every "zootizen" wouldn't want to miss.

Enjoy remarkable animal activities in Zoomanity Parks where the happiness begins. Get exciting discounts and freebies by liking Zoomanity Group's official Facebook Fan Page. For more information, please call 899-9595 local 344/899-9824/847-0413; text 0917-835-1111. You also email zoomanityg@gmail.com or visit the company's website Zoomanity Group.

Why I Love Pauline Cueto

The usual way I prepare a concept for a blog post is taking inspiration from around me. It takes time to do so. I know. It's important to be in tune with your creativity and translate it into words and photographs. So if I want to create something raw, I just don't wait for inspiration to help me create a post. I tend to let my mind wander and hope for the best. For instance, I allow myself to believe in serendipity and take advantage of it.

That's what happened when I met Pauline Cueto again. She's a new performer in the music industry with raw characteristics that separates her from those who are already in the higher state of their music career. She's a vibrant young woman who knows what she wants in Tinseltown. I like her perseverance and dedication to her work, her love for music. For me, she's a total performer with fresh ways to entertain her fans.

Pauline Cueto is also very friendly. When she was performing on stage, I tried to catch her attention by waving at her. I'm just trying to see if she remembers me at all. She did.

I admit that listening to her songs reminds me of the past. Is she trying to bring back the old days, when listening to popular songs seems to bring nostalgia? Dream Boy Ng Buhay Ko is really easy to follow. You'll love it, too.

I'm really happy that I was able to witness Pauline performed at BlogEx 2016. Since she allowed me to take photos of her, and to have our photos together, all I can say that this girl will be successful in the entertainment industry. She knows how to win a crowd and so amiable.