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5/10/2017

Say It With Succulents!




Thank you Trust Home Depot and Botanophilic Davao for my very first succulent!

Yesterday, i had a great chance to get into the world of succulents together with my mommy blogger friends. We were invited to A Mother's Day Pop Up Shop called "Say it With Succulents" hosted by Trust Home Depot and Botanophilic Davao. This runs from May 8 until. May 14.


Us mommies were on for a fun-filled, educational mini-workshop where we learned tips and tricks in growing/propagating succulents. Ms. Ching of Botanophilic Davao taught us some do's and don'ts to keep these plants healthy. I can say that it is pretty simple and not that demanding in terms of caring for succulents. 

(Hmmm, I shall see in a few days and observe the succulent which was given to me at the event, lol)

5/08/2017

Ystilo Salon Davao's Grand Inauguration


Ystilo Salon Davao branch had a grand inauguration last Sunday May 7, at the 3rd level, Expansion Wing of the Abreeza Mall. As the highlight of the event, its owners, the Magdayao sisters led by actresses Vina Morales and Shaina Magdayao were there to grace the occasion. It was also attended by Davao City Councilors Cherry Bonguyan and January Duterte. 

Shaina Magdayao, Councilors Cherry Bonguyan & January Duterte and Vina Morales during the blessing 

4/30/2017

Sugbo Mercado: The Ultimate Weekend Food Destination in Cebu

it was an Acoustic Night that night


If you happen to be in Cebu City on a weekend,  Sugbo Mercado is definitely a must-go place to satisfy the foodie in you. Located at the Garden Bloc in Cebu IT Park in Apas, Sugbo Mercado presents diverse culinary dishes featuring a fusion of local and international food cuisine and beverages.  

As part of our Cebu Familiarization tour sponsored by Air Asia and in part by Cebu City Tourism Office, we went there last Saturday night to fill our tummies after a long day walking along the historical streets of Cebu.  And yes, Sugbo Mercado was oozing with lively market vibe and was teeming with people when we came.

As a backgrounder, it opens only during the weekends: Friday-Sunday at 5pm till 11pm.  It also has other branches in Cebu Business Park and in South Road Properties (SRP).

4/29/2017

Cebu City Familiarization Tour Day 1: Heritage Tour


I had a fantastic time last week when Air Asia launched its inaugural flights to new summer destinations from Davao to Cebu, Puerto Princesa, Caticlan and Clark.  I was blessed to be part of the group of  bloggers, vloggers, and journalists  who went to Cebu for a 3-day Familiarization Tour! Yes three whole days to explore the beauty of the queen city of the south that is Cebu.

Although I have been to Cebu a few times, I have not experienced a planned trip with extensive itineraries that would take us to historical and gastronomical places in this part of the Philippines.

Welcome to Cebu!!!

On our first day, after we landed at Mactan Airport, and after the inaugural ceremonies of the maiden flights. Galleon San Pedro Tours led by the seasoned guide Ka Bino Guerrero took us to a Heritage Tour to Cebu City's popular historical sites. 


Our first stop? The  Magellan's Cross along Magallanes St fronting the City Hall. It is the famous Christian cross planted by Portuguese and Spanish explorers as ordered by Ferdinand Magellan upon arriving in Cebu in the Philippines on 15 March 1521. It is very near the Basilica del Santo Nino

4/24/2017

Aikiko House, Davao's newest abode



Davao City's tourism industry has been enjoying a positive leap especially since President Rodrigo 'Digong' Duterte is from here. Tourists are becoming more interested about Davao and what it has to offer. 


Aside from restaurants and shopping stores opening here and there, hotels and inns are also on a roll to answer the demand for room and accommodations by travellers and visitors alike.  One of these is a quaint little hotel--Aikiko House.  It is a Japanese-inspired inn which just recently opened at the heart of Davao City.  Located along Anda St (fronting Cecil's Snack Inn) , it has 30 single/double rooms having minimalist amenities and relaxing atmosphere.


This modern mini hotel is perfect for backpackers, businessmen and those who want cozy and clean rooms at affordable rates. It is very accessible to schools, park, churches, establishments, and shopping malls.

Here are the rest of the photos I took of the rooms and facilities during the blessing and inauguration of Aikiko House: