Summer Travel Destinations! (Philippines)

You guys have read this in my latest post so you probably know that it’s summer in the Philippines already (also my summer vacation). For today’s post, I’ve thought to list down summer travel destinations here in the Philippines which I’m sure tourists will love and these are my travel destination goals as well. But since I’m still too young to travel here and I don’t have any money, I just keep on looking at pictures. (Sad, I know.)

Anyway, let’s get started!

1. Siargao

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Siargao is known as “The Surfing Capital of the Philippines” because of its awesome waves and you cannot really leave the island without trying to surf. And if you’re a non-surfer, you might wanna read this Ultimate Guide To Siargao Philippines for Non Surfers which I really loved!

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Cloud 9 Beach

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Daku Island

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Naked Island

Siargao still has a lot to offer and you may visit Trip Advisor to check it all out! There are a lot of beaches here and it also offers caves and waterfalls! What more, Siargao? I’m definitely in love!

2. Zambales

And I just wanna tell you guys, I’m going to Zambales this April 20-22 for our World Youth Congress and I just can’t wait to see the beauty of this gal!!

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Crystal Beach

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White Rock Beach

3. Davao

Davao has a lot to offer as well and every beach is so pretty here!

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Sleeping Dinosaur

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Dahican Beach

4. Boracay


5. Palawan

Also one of my dream places- has a LOT to offer with its beautiful natural sceneries!!

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El Nido


Amanpulo (SO DREAMY!)

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Puerto Princesa Underground River

These are some of the places here in the Philippines that I badly want to go to!! Soooo dreamy and I really want to experience surfing some time!

Hope you guys liked this post and get you in the summer vibes. See you in my next one!

Credits to all photos used. They belong to their rightful owners.

Introducing Alfonso, Philippines

Today, I have met people having genuine smiles whenever someone comes into their house. I have met people who are ready and willing to offer their homes for those who need it. And I am absolutely happy for what happened today- for what I have realized and reflected. I am glad.

I’m going to introduce a little town in my province with you guys today. It’s called Alfonso and not many people know it since it’s a very far town, especially if you’re from Manila. It is 74km away from Manila through my hometown, Tagaytay City. Anyway, I was in this undiscovered gem earlier- and I have learned a lot of lessons from the people residing in the place.


Credits to the photo owner.

We have our research about a certain topic and we chose to interview the people from Alfonso, Cavite, Philippines. See, this town has a lot of trees and there’s something in the place that is so peaceful. I visit this town sometimes whenever I go to my best friend, Rhaine, because her house is near this town. But today, I was with three guys who resides in this town and with Elline. The three guys were also our groupmates in the research- the reason why we chose Alfonso in the first place.

I didn’t know that this town can be so huge. Honestly! We were riding one of our groupmate’s tricycle and it was really huge. The town was so wide with different names in each places. I couldn’t even remember the names of the barangays. Anyway, so we started interviewing some elderlies we see in the place.

However, what amazed me was their way of living.

It was so simple, and it was very peaceful. You can count the vehicles who pass through the place by your hands- and it was so cool. I didn’t know that a town can still have a few vehicles passing through when almost everyone now has their own cars and such.

One of my groupmates said that they can even leave the house unlocked and no one would dare to enter the place. Dang- it’s awesome!

I believed in what he said when we conducted an interview with a very nice man. I didn’t know him at all- of course, and he didn’t know us. But he willingly offered his house to us and we conducted the interview inside. The man was a Christian, and they never refuse visitors. They were really living simply- the house was tiny, but I can really feel the love present inside the house. We didn’t know him very much- not at all, but it feels as if we were very welcome in his house. His wife, even prepared food for us, which I was very thankful for because my stomach was growling and yup, I was really hungry. And I was in awe when I saw my favourite food on the table. While conducting the interview with him, we really learned a lot and I can say, he was a very wise man. He even prayed for us and blessed us before we go home. I was really thankful.

He wasn’t the only one who welcomed us genuinely, but almost everyone that we interviewed today was so friendly and awesome. We even get to interview an 82 year old grandma and we just really feel welcome.

I am definitely inlove with the place. Filipinos can really be so welcoming and genuine. I honestly feel like a tourist today– like it was my first time in a province even though I’ve lived my life in it.

So if you’re planning to immerse in the Philippines, try choosing this place.

This town has a lot to offer, I must say. If you’re still into tourist spots, you can visit the sweetest place in the South (in our province), the Gingerbread House.

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Image via Google

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed this post. And please let me know in the comments how’s your week or day has been!!

“Whatever city you enter and they receive you, eat what is set before you.” – Luke 10:8

Live Pure Conference 2017

Hello everyone and welcome back to another blog post. Last Sunday, 10th of September, I attended a really good conference which is the Live Pure Conference 2017. I was also present in last year’s conference– both of them were fun but I really enjoyed this year’s conference SO MUCH.

This year’s conference HAS a lot of booths and challenges! Aaaand a lot of artists were present and performed for the said conference.

The conference took place at Globe Circuit Event Grounds, Circuit Makati. So we’re about three hours away from the venue but it was all worth it!! Photo not mine.

Aside from worshipping, I was also happy to meet my best friend– Rhaine, again. Well if you still don’t know, she studies in Manila and I’m still in the province.

This was my outfit. All black. I don’t really want to make my top color black because it doesn’t suit the squarepants– but we’re required to wear black shirt so I just did. Haha.

We had a really good time exploring the booths. And we saw this Rogate booth which means a lot to us. Rogate means pray or pray for vocations.

Next, my favourite part of the day! We had a lot of sweat since it’s an open ground and we were like under the sun for more than 3 hours. Finally, our chapter leader gave us our shirts and it felt so refreshing to wear it!!

Well who wouldn’t like this shirt? It states You Matter. Mahalaga Ka in Filipino which is the main theme of the conference.

We also had a little photoshoot wearing the shirt but before that, we ate Sisig. Our favourite food!

And then night came, we weren’t feeling tired and this was when the worship took place. I was crying the whole time because these past few months, especially the days after the exams, I felt lost. I felt worthless. So it was really God’s plan to make me attend the conference.

Here’s what the crowd looks like at night. Photo not mine. Credits to the rightful owners!

The rest of the night was amazing though I cannot erase the fact that my stomach was already hurting that time. We went home safely, and it was a really great experience!

I have video clips but it doesn’t play if I’m not using my iPad. So, maybe next time!

When was the last time you attended an event and really enjoyed it?

Trip to Manuel Uy Beach Calatagan (Philippines)

Hello everyone!!! Ahh I wasn’t able to interact with you yesterday because…. we went to a beach!!! The experience was honestly amazing and I can’t wait to share it to you all! 

You can skip my pretty long story if you only want to view the pictures! 

So here it is.. This trip was honestly unexpected! Earlier in the afternoon, my cousins told me that we should go swimming because it’s just so hot in here. I agreed, of course– it’s another adventure so who I am to say no? Haha! So when night came and we’re all prepared already, my cousin fetch me and we hit the road.

And I mean my cousins are really prepared. They bought sausages and porks that we can grill later on when we reach our destination. They also brought rice and drinks and only this portion of the trip was prepared. We have so much food but the question is, where are we really going to?

I don’t have an extra money in my pocket. I really don’t. My mum only gave me 200 pesos and I also have 200 pesos and that was my savings!! (Sad, I know.) So in total, my money was only 400 pesos and that would certainly not take me to a beach! Going on a beach or a resort here requires a lot of money.. and I don’t have that. My cousins started to budget the money and to pay for all the expenses. I started to get nervous because I know my money won’t fit in, but I’m extremely feeling so happy that night… And lucky I am that my money fit. (Goodness!)

We spent hours and hours of driving. We asked a lot of beach resorts so that our money could fit in but we failed several times. We reached Nasugbu, Batangas and we asked for more beach resorts. But our money couldn’t just fit. My other cousins got in a bad mood already because we badly want to swim already but we haven’t found a resort yet.  The night was getting darker and it’s getting so late that I even slept in the car. We were so close to giving up and we’re almost going home when one of my cousins pushed the decision and said, “Just go to Calatagan. There are many afforadable beach resorts there.” And so my cousin who’s driving pushed it and went to Calatagan. 

We found one resort and I feel like that place was meant for us– that’s why we didn’t get to find a resort earlier at Nasugbu. It’s the Manuel Uy Beach Calatagan. We paid 20 pesos for the ecological fee, 50 pesos for the entrance (this was honestly the most cheap entrance fee that we’ve seen all night) and 500 for the tent– since it’s also a camping site (!!). I didn’t pay for the tent since I have no money left so my cousins paid for it. And we finally reached our destination!!!

I don’t have pictures in the nighttime since there are only few lights there but here are the day pictures: 


  • It’s so affordable!! Perfect for a potato like me who has no money savings at all!
  • It has a huge camping site and the tent that we rent on was good. The lady who set it up was also nice so thanks to her I managed to have a 2 hour sleep!
  • It has for rent stuff and a store inside!
  • Aside from the sea, there are also other lakes inside in which I really like!
  • The water is definitely crystal clear!!!
  • It’s perfect for family trips!


  • We need to pay 20 pesos to shower. And I dislike it because the shower area is not that really good.
  • Walking on the beach hurts in the feet because the sand are naturally not so fine and thin. It honestly hurts! I can’t walk barefoot.

And that is all! Since it’s located in a province, I can’t really complain on how things work because I loved it, too! And this was the first time that I’ve experienced camping!!! This is sooo unforgettable!

Thank you for reading ’til the end. This post was a bit messy but that’s okay haha. Let’s chat in the comments! Have you experienced camping? What are your likes and dislikes in a beach? 

Star City Adventure!

Hello everyone! It’s been a long and tiring and fun day for me. I hope it’s all good to you too! I’m home and I wanted to share today’s adventure through the few pictures that I took. I’m not good at taking pictures and I only use my smartphone so some are low quality but I still hope you’ll like it.

We went to Star City and it is one of the most enjoyed theme parks in the Philippines. It has extreme rides and kiddie rides, which is perfect for family! I managed to ride all the extreme rides, but I did not try Star Flyer and Star Frisbee. I tried Star Flyer before, but no one would join me today so I didn’t. I have never tried Star Frisbee before and I was about to try it earlier, but when I was on the line watching the ride, I couldn’t. I felt my knees wobbling so I did not do it. There’s always next time, though! And I swear I would ride in those two!

Here are the pictures:

Of course we had to ride a ferris wheel! And here are some of my pictures whilst on top:

And that ends today’s post! I hope you all enjoyed these little captures of mine. I am so tired and gotta rest, so I’ll catch up with everyone tomorrow! 

Thank you for reading. And let’s chat in the comments! Do you like being up in the air and do you enjoy extreme rides or are you afraid of heights? I’d like to know! 

Holy Saturday

Hello everyone! If you’re not aware, I’m a Catholic living in the Philippines– it is the Lenten Season and today is Holy Saturday!

I am with all of my relatives these past few days since it’s the holy week. We went to Bulacan last Sunday to have our Visita Iglesia. We always do Visita Iglesia in the Holy Week but we didn’t for the last two years. So I’m glad we managed to do it again. We visited 7 churches in Bulacan and all of them were amazing! We were supposed to visit 14 churches for the 14 stations but we decided to make it 7 instead. Two stations in one church and the day went well exploring Bulacan and the churches. I didn’t manage to take a picture of all the churches that we visited, but here are some of it:

The Lenten Season is to remember Christ’s sacrifices for us– to save all of us. And I think it’s amazing that we do things like Visita Iglesia, fasting and other penetrations. Some Catholics even nail themself on the cross, just like what Christ did for us and it’s their way of asking forgiveness and expressing their faith. I, myself, honestly can’t bare to look at the people who nails themselves on the cross, I think it’s just too hurtful and they don’t need to do that. But as time goes by, I learned that it’s their way of expressing their faith and just like opinions, we have our own ways to share or express it.

The Holy Week is a special week for all Filipinos, Catholics or non. There are Holy Week Specials that is aired on TV and every episode has its own lessons and teachings, and I think it’s amazing. 

And just this time, as I’ve said earlier, I just learned that everyone has their own unique way of expressing their faith. So we must learn to respect it and not argue with it. 

I’m quite late as I upload this since it’s 1:53 in the Philippines already, but we just got home so it means it’s already Easter Sunday here! But anyways, it’s still Saturday in some countries so I decided to post this still. Have a happy life, everyone! ❤

Trip to Pampanga and Subic

Hello everyone! We had this trip last February, it’s too memorable for me so I decided to make a blog post about it. I know it’s so late but the feelings that I have in that place are still here in my heart and I just really wanted to share this to all of you.

We prepared our trip at the 11th of February and we also started to hit the road that day as well. This trip was so unexpected, it just really happened so suddenly. So yeah, we hit the road at midnight, I couldn’t really sleep that time that’s why I stayed awake for like 12-5 am. I slept but it’s just only a few minutes or so. 

Here it is. We arrived in Clark, Pampanga at 4 am because the details in the photos say so. Haha! And here are the pictures: 

I fell inlove with Clark’s city lights and the quiet street! It’s still 4am that time that’s why it’s peaceful even there are already few cars coming back and forth!

I also took pictures where the sun is rising and I absolutely loved the sight! We still waited in the van for a couple of minutes before we started to walk to buy tickets for the festival. 

And yes, it’s a festival. Hot air balloon festival to be exact! This is my first time to see hot air balloons personally and I’m so happy! 

Here’s the picture of the hot air balloons firing up! I didn’t get to take a picture of the balloon being in the air but it’s honestly such an amazing sight! 

Ooops and yes! I managed to take a picture of the crowd and hey, I’m sorry for sneaking up! Lol! But there were so maaany people back then! 

After a couple of hours being in the festival, we got bored of watching the balloons so we decided to go home- but not home home. We decided to hit the road again and we went to Sandbox, Porac Pampanga which is a playground for adults. 

There are a couple of rides in Sandbox that are really for adults! It’s like a theme park but I think it’s really for adventurous people and the ones who like amazing challenges. 

Here’s another picture and I’m sorry I didn’t get to take a picture of the whole playground. You can just search it up here if you’re interested! 

And after going to Sandbox, we hit the road again and we decided to go to Subic.

We weren’t really sure on what to do in Subic since it’s pretty unexpected. But we still did it, though. And I’m glad that the elder ones who were with us joined us in this trip. Since it’s my second time going in Subic, I told them to just go in Ocean Adventure and look for monkeys who are scattered in Subic’s Forest Reserve. And we did saw some monkeys whilst on the way! Some of them are asking for food, I don’t know if we’re allowed to give them but I think we gave them a banana. They’re just so cute and too bad I didn’t caught a picture!

We went straight to Ocean Adventure thinking if we would pay for the entrance fee but we decided to think about it first and have some lunch. So we roamed the place and lucky us, we found a place to see the beauty of Subic’s Bay. 

Seeing this picture wants me to dive right in the ocean but the nice guy we met along the way told us that it’s a hundred feet deep. We did our best to be careful. There are also fishes and it’s really a nice view! 

And right after then we finally decided to pay the entrance fee and explore Ocean Adventure! 

And here are the some of the pictures in Ocean Adventure: 

I absolutely loved the dolphins and the sea lions! They’re soooo cute and they’re intelligent! They are also so well trained as well and I don’t know, they’re just really fun to watch. Since I came here when I was still a kid for a field trip, it made me so happy that Simba (one of the sea lions) was still alive. It honestly made me so happy and then later on I felt old. Simba looked so old back then but she’s still in good care and still intelligent as ever!

Of all the shows in Ocean Adventure, the dolphin and the sea lion show are the ones that I enjoyed the most. 

We spent a couple of hours in Ocean Adventure and that was the last park that we went to. We hit the road again to go home. This time, home home. 

And there are still monkeys while on the way! They’re so cute, honestly! 

View from the window. I actually claimed the seat that’s beside the window even before we started the trip since I really like taking pictures on what I see outside the window. I loved this view so much and I’m still wondering what mountain is it since I didn’t search for it, lol. 

And another thing that I also liked in the trip is the road. The road is so neat and uhm idk, I fell inlove with it. It’s beautiful! 

And that’s the last picture! To let you know, I live in South Luzon and Pampanga and Subic are located in the North. I love the North. But honestly it’s like 8 hours away but since we know shortcuts and we did our best to avoid traffic in Manila, I think we only spent 5-6 hours in the road. 

I love Subic and Pampanga! For reals! Another reason that I pushed this post is because we’re going back to the North this 8th and I’m expecting for another adventure!! 

Hope you liked this post since I really loved doing this one. Thanks for reading and see you again in my next post. Bye! 

Note: These are all my pictures and just tell me if you’re going to use any of them. x