Saturday, December 31, 2011

Positivity and The Blessing of Favor

This 2011 is a celebration of Positivity. Last September, I attended the Association of Service Professionals in Life Insurance (ASPLI) convention held in Subic. The speakers not only presented customer-centric topics but also highlighted the importance of having a good perspective in life. Showcased during the event are the inspirational life stories of Nick Vujicic, Bethany Hamilton, Derek Redmond, among others, which served as a reminder for us, the participants, to be positive and to never give up in our goals/endeavor.

On the other note, I also attended two casual seminars imparting the same trail of wisdom: "Success depends on us and we have to be surrounded with positive people in our lives. We also need good mentors (maybe a friend, boss, or colleague) to guide us on the right track.

Recently, I received an inspirational book as a gift from a friend entitled "The Blessing of Favor" which I wanted to share this new year's eve:

"God's will for our life isn't that we barely get by. He is a God of supernatural increase. He's a God of Abundance. And his plan for us is that we have more than enough. We need to tap into those things that belong to us."

The book encourages the readers to have faith on God's goodness and grace. As enumerated on Chapter 4 of the book, here are the ways to activate the favor of God:

1. Pray for Favor

2. Acknowledge Favor everytime something good happens to you

3. As we begin to acknowledge and recognize favor, we will experience more of it

4. Sow favor

5. Confess favor on a daily basis

6. Call the favor of God to operate in your life

7. Expect Favor

As a final piece, may we welcome the New Year with good vibes, with right attitude and with a prayer for blessings of favor. Cheers to 2012 ("_")

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

My wanderlust to unravel the beautiful beaches here in the Philippines sets me to another track. I had this opportunity to visit Kota Kinabalu City, Malaysia - the nature resort city in Asia. Thanks to the low-cost Air Asia flights for making this trip possible!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Kuhala Bay Resort

Want to enjoy jacuzzi with a good view of Laguna Bay and its surrounding mountains? Have a secluded getaway at Kuhala Bay Resort.

Kuhala Bay Resort is located in Cardona, Rizal which is only 2 hours away from Metro Manila. The main highlight of the resort is the 360 degree overview of Laguna Bay, the surrounding cities and mountain regions at their highland gazebo. This place is ideal for barkada night outs, family outing, retreat, and team building.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Magalawa Island Discovery

Zambales is gifted with natural beauty. Potipot, Capones, Anawangin and Nagsasa Coves are often included in the bucket list of beach enthusiasts. Nowadays, Magalawa Island in Zambales is becoming a well-liked discovery in the north region.

To visit Magalawa Island, it will take around 4 ½ hours of land travel from Metro Manila (inclusive of 15 minutes rough road trip) and 10 minutes of banca ride from the Palauig dock. This is an alternative for beach lovers who prefer short haul sea travel.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Puerto Galera at its Limelight

"Beach + Night Life + Adventure + Cheaper Budget = fun @ Puerto Galera!"

Yes, a Puerto Galera weekend getaway is an alternative for beach lovers who prefer night life similar to Boracay.

For the southerns, the travel time to Puerto Galera is convenient. From Alabang, it only takes around 2 hours to reach the Batangas port. Then, with a ferry ride, tourists will arrive at the famous White Beach, Puerto Galera in an hour.


The cool and clear water of White Beach entices the swimmers to stay at the water and endure the summer heat. There are also various beach activities to choose from: parasailing, banana boating, kayaking, jet skiing, and island hopping are just a few. Tattooing, hair braiding and body massage at the sea shore are available for relaxation during idle hours. Stalls can be found along the beach offering inexpensive souvenir items, such as apparel and accessories.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Conquering Bantayan Island

Last March 13, 2011, we have bravely conquered Bantayan Island, our first scheduled destination for this year’s summer getaway.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Run for your Life

During the start of the year, most of us often resort to ways on how to burn the excess calories gained from festive eating. To shed out one (1) pound of fat, you have to burn 3,500 calories.  If you have a sedentary lifestyle, you really need to engage yourself in exercise, coupled with a healthy diet, to achieve the best result.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Secret Garden: Sonya's Garden, Tagaytay

“How to get there: From South Superhighway exit Santa Rosa and turn right towards Tagaytay. Upon reaching main Aguinaldo highway, turn right toward Nasugbu, Batangas. Go past Tagaytay Rotonda and proceed for 10km. After Splendido Golf course and Sunrise Hill make a right turn on the Buck Estate. Drive for 2km and watch out for Sonya’s on the left side. Use the first gate and drive towards the end of the driveway and make a right towards parking lot”. –

We’re able to reach the secret garden through this useful instruction guide. Sonya's Garden, which is situated at Barangay Buck Estate, Alfonso, Cavite, is a secret garden that offers an eat-all-you can, fresh and organic cuisine that will satisfy your cravings.