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Look Chic and Stylish This Fall With Obsessory Clothing Pieces

We are all ready for the season of smart layering, Autumnal hues and fabulous outerwear. As always we find inspiration from our favorite style bloggers across the globe.

I'm in the mood to amp my style this fall so I shared my inspired styling tips and tricks for Obsessory blog a few days ago. My fashion ideas are really close to my heart as I love experimenting when it comes to wearing clothes and accessories.

Link to the article that I wrote for Obsessory | Three Stunning Fall Looks By Blogger Karen Lopez

Aside from the tips that I wrote for Obsessory followers, I would like to share these three dresses that caught my attention lately while browsing the popular online shopping website. These are chic items that will inspire you to look more polished yet stylish this fall.

1. Be Ladylike with a Pink Lace Up Dress

Zoey Lace Up Dress, Velvet by Graham and Spencer, £29.78

It's more inspiring to wear a lace up dress when your goal is to show off a feminine-looking style this fall. Wear a Zoey Lace Up Dress if you're bored with pieces fit for minimalist styling. 

2. Look Young and Pretty with a Classy Dress

Kylie Dress Young, Fabulous and Broke, £77.44

For a quick night out with friends, it is hard to ignore a classy yet trendy look. A black Kylie dress is interesting because it will make you look fresh and stunning. It has a lovely bias cut that will highlight one's physique. 

3. Pick a Dress With Attractive Autumnal Hues

Helena Dress Novella Royale, £107.22

It is also highly recommended to choose a dress that reflects fall colors to avoid monotonous attire. For a more attractive look, wearing a Helena dress is an awesome preference. It isn't a boring outfit since the design is unique.

This is written for Obsessory.com and for all fashion lovers across the globe. Always remember that great things come to those who shop smart.

Brunch at Altissimo Cafe in Dipolog City

Eight days after my arrival in Dipolog City, I got a chance to enjoy brunch with my friends. I've always wanted to roam around Mindanao and nearby areas so I can review amazing dining places. This is my first stop.

Since there are popular restaurants near our place, my friends and I started our week by visiting an awesome dining area.

Altissimo Cafe is the perfect choice for the gathering since I've been looking for a place to eat delicious homemade ice cream.

It is also enticing to try their delectable offerings such as well-cooked baby back ribs and the chicken and burger combo that comes with fries.

Even though I'm already full, I got excited to order more servings of strawberry ice cream because it really tastes good. 

We had a remarkable brunch at Altissimo Cafe because the food tastes good and the ambiance is cool. It is also very affordable. We only paid less than P600.00 for everything that we ordered. 

I'll definitely come back to review the other items on their menu and order more flavors of their homemade ice cream. If you're interested to know more about this restaurant, you can check their Facebook Page. They're serving breakfast meals from 6am to 10am. That's really awesome!

Radiohead and Hans Zimmer Announce Unique Collaboration For Blue Planet II

The world is excited to witness an amazing creation that will reveal our deep love for nature, especially the mysterious breadth of the ocean. Radiohead, one of the most-acclaimed rock bands in the world, and Hans Zimmer, one of the most successful movie and TV composers of the planet, collaborate with each other to produce an exclusive track for the forthcoming BBC natural history landmark Blue Planet II. 

Blue Planet II
At midday (BST) on September 27, 2017, the piece will be featured in a five-minute prequel upon its release globally by BBC Worldwide. Inspired by the sounds and musical palette of Blue Planet II, Radiohead and Hans Zimmer are recording an orchestrally re-imagined of the Radiohead song Bloom, from their 2011 album The King of Limbs, at London's iconic AIR Studios with the BBC Concert Orchestra. The project, which will also present Radiohead's Thom Yorke re-record the vocals, is being produced by Russell Emanuel of Bleeding Fingers Music. It is the company that also crafted the BAFTA & Emmy-nominated score to BBC's Planet Earth II.

This globally exclusive introduction to the show, which is narrated by series presenter Sir David Attenborough, also features many awe-inspiring shots and highlights from the new series, including the several exclusive scenes that will not feature in any of the seven episodes which are set for UK broadcast on BBC One later this year. The show Blue Planet II will be scored by Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea and Dave Fleming for Bleeding Fingers Music.

Aside from that, a short tease of the prequel and re-worked track, entitled (ocean) bloom, will be released online on Tuesday September 26, 2017. On September 27, 2017, the full prequel will make its debut in stunning 4K at the World Premiere of Blue Planet II at London's BFI Imax.


Thom Yorke of Radiohead commented on the project: "Bloom was inspired by the original Blue Planet series so it’s great to be able to come full circle with the song and reimagine it for this incredible landmark’s sequel. Hans is a prodigious composer who effortlessly straddles several musical genres so it was liberating for us all to work with such a talent and see how he wove the sound of the series’ and Bloom together."

Hans Zimmer says: "Bloom appears to have been written ahead of its time as it beautifully reflects the jaw-dropping lifeforms and seascapes viewers are introduced to in Blue Planet II. Working with Thom, Jonny and the boys has been a wonderful diversion and it’s given me an interesting peek into their musical world. They’ve been incredible to work with and I hope everyone likes the track."

"Blue Planet II’s Executive Producer James Honeyborne added: "This collaboration between an iconic Grammy-winning band and an Oscar-winning orchestral composer is simply mouthwatering - and (ocean) bloom doesn’t disappoint. It’s an incredibly powerful companion to the scenes we’ve spent years capturing. What a great curtain-raiser to the upcoming series that we just can’t wait to share with everyone."

Bleeding Fingers’ Chief Creative and CEO, Russell Emanuel added: "It is such an honor to be bringing together Hans and Radiohead, who are at the top of their fields. As a longtime fan of Sir David Attenborough’s work, my team and I at Bleeding Fingers are so excited to be producing the music for Blue Planet II and can’t wait for the world to fall in love with this particular piece, just as I have."

Hans Zimmer
Blue Planet II will take viewers on a revelatory and magical journey into the greatest, yet least known part of our planet – our oceans. The seas are by turn tempestuous and serene, exquisitely beautiful and bleakly forbidding, and are the lifeblood of the planet: driving our weather, regulating our climate and ultimately supporting all life on Earth. In recent years, our knowledge of what goes on beneath the waves has been transformed. By using cutting-edge breakthroughs in science and technology to explore this final frontier, Blue Planet II will reveal the astonishing characters, otherworldly places and extraordinary new animal behaviours.  Warm and compelling stories about marine habitats and their characterful inhabitants will build people’s emotional relationship with our oceans and bring a new perspective to this little-known world.

Broadcast in 2001, multi-award winning The Blue Planet was the BBC Studios Natural History Unit’s unprecedented look at the world’s oceans, the scale and breadth of which had never been seen before. Twenty years on, the Blue Planet II team have spent four years mounting 125 expeditions, visited 39 countries, and filmed off every continent and across every ocean.

Blue Planet II, a 7x60’ will air in the near future on the BBC Earth channel in Asia. In Asia, BBC Earth channel is available in Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, The Philippines and Vietnam. In the Philippines, BBC Earth is available on Cignal ch 245.

Blue Planet II is made by BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit, co-produced with BBC America, WDR and France Télévisions in partnership with The Open University. It is Executive Produced by James Honeyborne and Series Produced by Mark Brownlow, and was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content and Tom McDonald, Head of Commissioning, Natural History and Specialist Factual.

San Jose, Dipolog City

Nature is one of the reasons I travel far from the metro and it always excites me to be near it. I meant the real thrill in the countryside when all you can see is the rice field, the birds flying here and there and the deep blue sky. So when I was invited to speak in a funeral service, I thought it is time to touch base with natural beauty that I missed so much.

We planned our trip to San Jose, Dipolog City so we can serve our sister who just passed away. We had a whole day of service and I've learned a lot from it. The trip isn't that smooth as we have to find the way to San Jose. The rain even greeted us later on, when we're on our way out of the place.

Thinking about the days I had to enjoy nature, this was the closest to it, and one of the most inspiring. I usually travel with only one goal and that is to write a travel post. But this time around, I got the chance to serve and mingle with others. The family of the deceased seemed to notice our willingness to serve that I can see them smile with gratitude. Although we weren't able to catch up with the service, we still visit the burial site and gave our condolences.

There was a small area that lovely flowers bloom without ceasing. It's really beautiful. I wonder what's beyond the place that it meant something else for me. I imagine a hidden kingdom that we can't see because the place is really mystifying, knowing that it is very far from the national road.

I've also noticed the animals roaming around the place. It isn't really a forest because I can see small houses scattered in the area. There are people living nearby. So I can see dogs wandering around. 

On our way home, I can't help but smile upon seeing little huts amidst beautiful flower gardens. I wonder how I can get hold of seedlings so I can plant the flowers at home. I'm so in love with some wildflowers that bloom in the said place. That was really awesome.

After our trip to San Jose, Dipolog City, we dropped by a friend's home to have late lunch. Every trip has a story about good food and great company so I wound't miss sharing it here.

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10 Delightful Restaurants Near BGC for Young Professionals

One of the most unforgettable places that I've explored is Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, Philippines. I've stayed in one of the neighborhood apartments near Iglesia ni Kristo, just down the lane that is popularly known as Staff House. Sounds familiar? Yes. It's one of the favorite residential area of many young professionals that work near BGC and Makati City.

To support my travel adventure, I've applied to one of the job offerings that I saw through Job Street that time. Fortunately, I was hired last April 27, 2015 and worked for TaskUs as an email support representative. Essentially, I've explored the place and visited many dining places located near it. My friends and I usually visit all of these favorite restaurants after work or even after training sessions. To inspire you, I've prepared this blog post about the 10 restaurants near BGC for young professionals.

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Millennials, get ready for reminiscing the awesome dining places near Bonifacio Global City.

1. Aracama Filipino Cuisine

Just located near our office at twenty four seven, Aracama is truly an amazing restaurant. When it comes to showcasing delicious regional Filipino cuisine, this chic dining place gives it all. One of the most unforgettable moments that I have here is to stay on its spacious grounds, enjoy an event organized by Sun Life Philippines and savor their delicious snacks. 

2. Mercato Centrale

This shouldn't be included here because I should create another post for this one, but I can't really treat it not as delightful as those regular dining places located near BGC. We usually flock to this place when it is open during Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and it is open to the public at around 6 pm to 3 am. Mercato Centrale in BGC is perfect for night shift workers who want to enjoy delectable dishes, snack and drinks near the office.

3. Banapple Pies and Cheesecakes

The sole purpose that I visit this place is their tasty lasagna and it always give me the reason to smile. It has other delightful offerings, too. Good food and coffee? Banapple Kitchen have it all for you. I'm also in love with their mango shake. The place is well-decorated and the store concept is remarkable. Banapple Kitchen is truly admirable.  

4. Cabalen Restaurant

When I was a kid, we used to enjoy fiesta celebration and it is so inspiring to me wherever I go. I love good food and I want it all. To celebrate such feeling, I usually visit Cabalen Restaurant and enjoy dining in a fiesta setting. I just can eat all that I can.It is located at Market! Market! Fiesta so it is very accessible and convenient for everyone. Cabalen Restaurant is a popular eat all you can dining place so you really have to try dining at this place.

5. Ayan's Italian Diner

Many young professionals in the area where I live talk about this place. My friend Jit first invited me to dine here. I've tried their bestseller, the Carbonara, and I really love it. I've heard some of my friends just set time to visit this restaurant after work. The hype isn't imaginary. Ayan's Italian Diner is just a small restaurant located at Sampaguita Street, Makati City. However, you will have a taste of delicious Italian food, local dishes with a twist and tasty snacks at an affordable price. No kidding! Before I left BGC for a countryside tour, I usually have my breakfast here with my husband. It's totally amazing.

6. Tatang's Boneless Lechon at SM Aura Supermarket Area

If I walk the streets of BGC in the afternoon to go home, I usually drop by SM Aura for window shopping. My way is the supermarket because it is convenient to go outside and go home. But before doing so, I usually drop by the small food court area and order Lechon Sisig for early dinner. It is so delicious that I invited my friends to dine here. SM Aura is a wonderful place and it has good food for everyone.

7. Max's Restaurant at Market! Market!

I've been looking for a popular dining place that serve delicious food for lunch and Max's Restaurant is my primary choice. They have well-cooked chicken and side dishes that you'll love to munch during break time.

8. Seafood Island at Market! Market! Fiesta

Have you tried boodle fight dining set up? Seafood Island is the best place to try it because their food presentation is customized for that setting. I'm a seafood lover so I really enjoyed dining here. My friends dine here in groups so it is absolutely fun, memorable and affordable for everyone. Here, food and adventure go hand in hand because you've got to choose your style of food preparation that is not ordinary. 

9. TGI Fridays at BGC High Street

For special occasions, we flock here to celebrate the ups and downs of life. It is a bit expensive but we love the food and the place - perfect for dressing up and dine here in style. TGI Fridays is a place to enjoy life after work.

10. Kenny Rogers Roasters at Market! Market! Mall

During weekends, looking for an amazing place to dine is a challenge, especially if you have tried almost all places in the area. But when I categorize the search into affordable and healthy food option, Kenny Rogers Roasters Roasters is a number one choice.

There are other delightful restaurants near BGC in Taguig, but these are the popular ones in terms of affordability, accessibility and quality of food preparation. Obviously, these are for young professionals who want to enjoy good food and great company with friends and loved ones. Work isn't boring because of these places since we know we have somewhere to go after completing our daily tasks in the office.

Booking Taxi Service For Travel Around Paris Airports

If I think about Paris, I'd imagine Parisian fashion lovers who show off chic attire each and everyday. I'll also imagine the quaint streets of the city that attracted many travelers from across the globe.

Paris is a beautiful city and there is no doubt it is one of the most popular travel destinations for many people. Its museums and architectural landmarks are truly admirable. The vibrant city is one of the favorite places of millions of tourists and backpackers that consider travel as a way of life.

Since Paris is a big city, going around airports isn't usually a breeze, especially if you haven't found the perfect taxi service in town. And even if you have found a reliable taxi company, it is not easy to hire one because the industry is controlled by strict organizations and it is expected to follow the rules of the city. No wonder you will need to search for a reputable taxi service to have a smooth and safe travel around Paris airports.

No worries. You can take advantage of the efficiency of T2 Traslados in booking taxi services for your Paris trip.

Booking a Taxi in Paris

If you have prepared for a travel plan in going to Paris, you should review your decision in hiring a taxi. There are many things to consider in doing so. Aside from the stringent rules and regulations in hiring a taxi, it is also essential to consider the weather and availability of taxi services during your trip.

Think about the difficulties that you'll be facing during rainy days. What about the availability of a taxi service during late at night? Fortunately, T2 Traslados operates for 24 hours in order to serve travelers anytime. To avoid being stranded or late to your destination, it is highly recommended to book in advance so you can be sure that you have a ride on time. Simply put, your best bet is to arrange your transportation needs before going to the city so that you will have an amazing travel experience.

Things to Remember

The minimum fare in hiring a taxi in Paris is $6. Your fare will depend on the distance traveled and the waiting time of the chauffeur. Make sure that you have confirmed to the driver the approximate amount of your fare so you can prepare the correct amount beforehand. It is one of the best ways to avoid misunderstanding. In addition, consider additional charges such as luggage because drivers don't usually mention it.

Aside from that, it is not compulsory to give tip to the driver so it's up to you. Just consider to give a tip if the service is exceptional since it will be highly appreciated. Who wouldn't want to have a happy and inspiring travel experience? So make your trip so memorable by remembering these things.

Airport Transfer in Paris

One of the most important travel arrangements for a memorable and convenient Paris trip is airport transfer. It is traveling from the airport to your specific destination in the city or going to the airport if you're already planning to go home. The most common options for this one is advance arrangement for a taxi service provider such as T2 Traslados and calling a taxi when it is necessary to do so. It is also highly recommended to make prior arrangement with your hotel so you can be sure that you will have a dependable transportation service anytime. Just don't forget to write on a piece of paper your destination or address so the chauffeur can drive you there. In that way, you can avoid misunderstanding if the driver doesn't know how to speak English.

These days, many people share their travel experiences online so it is beneficial to learn from them. For me, it is also a good idea to diligently research about the place before going there. If you want to know the latest travel deals in going to Paris, just click here. Take care!

Top Five Reasons To Start a YouTube Channel

There are many people who have written about this topic so many years ago. To check whether they've written accurately, I recently tried to assess each reason to start a YouTube Channel. Fortunately, I'm doing the right thing because I just discovered that they've told valuable lessons.

Yes. It is absolutely beneficial to start a YouTube Channel. As expected, it is a big thing for people who have online businesses because it has given them opportunities to widen their network.

Once I have researched more about the topic, I've rounded the top five reasons to post videos online through YouTube.

But before talking about each reason, I'll also discuss the basic things that you'll need in order to do it such as a studio, video recorder, lighting equipment, studio headphones, voice recording gadget, YouTube account and more. These things are vital to your success in producing quality, helpful and popular videos to augment your online endeavors.

Studio Paraphernalia

If you're planning to build a YouTube Channel, preparing a studio is important. Many YouTubers just decorate one at home. Just don't forget that one of the most essential things that you should remember is to make it clean and presentable so your videos will look professional and stunning.

Aside from that, you need a reliable and dependable video recorder, lighting equipment, studio headphones, voice recording gadget and of course, a YouTube account. I'm using my iPad to record my videos because I really like the quality and I don't have to spend more money for an expensive camera and video recorder.

Popularity For Your Business

It is not easy to maintain a YouTube Channel. Even though it is easy to start one, maintaining it is a real job. However, the returns of building a successful channel on YouTube will absolutely amp up your business endeavors.

Remember that YouTube is a massive video sharing platform owned by Google and it has billions of users monthly. The people who frequently watch videos do it more than an hour. Imagine the number of people who will watch your creations that has something to do with your business. It will be easy to turn your subscribers into customers as long as they find value in what you do.

Creating Connection with Potential Customers

Knowing that it is a search engine with videos as the only results, it would be beneficial to engage users to learn more about your business. By producing well-created posts in a regular manner and incorporating the link to your website, you will create a connection to potential customers. They will probably share your videos and increase subscribers in the process.

Easy Way of Relaying Information

Many people can rely information easily through videos. I'm sure you will also take advantage of it. I've learned that you just have to plan carefully each post so it will capture the hearts of your audience. To do so, you should format and develop your script very carefully so you can capture your followers. It is also necessary to develop a story board so you can share your ideas properly.

Building Self Confidence

If you have researched about top YouTube Channel owners nowadays, you'll understand that they started awkwardly in sharing videos. Other have even admitted such stage in building a YouTube Channel. However, you'll eventually notice that they become experts later on. Being able to have regular posts will help you achieve discipline, finesse and determination in doing your job. After all, it will improve your business and the people will definitely notice your efforts.

Generate Traffic for Your Website

Don't forget to strategically promote your website online through your videos. If you will not do it, you'll have an increasing number of subscribers but you will not have more traffic to your site. Isn't it amazing to have both?

I've noticed that if I create a video that other people haven't done yet, my post will be found on the first page of Google when I search the corresponding keyword. Since I've discovered such an amazing opportunity, I made sure that I mentioned my website while presenting my topic on the video so my viewers will be aware of it.

These days, people who are familiar with online money making knew that you can earn cash through YouTube videos. It can be connected to your Adsense account so you'll incorporate it in your online income. The challenge is about regularly creating amazing videos and sharing it to everyone. You'll have to do it on a regular basis to build a fan base that will support what you do through the Internet.