The 3rd Student Media Congress Registration is Now Open!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Time flies fast that sometimes we can't eventually cope up with it!

I was sorta in shock and in awe at the same time because the Student Media Congress (SMC) is now on its third year! If you are clueless of what Student Media Congress, you can check my blog about the first SMC here.

On its third year, SMC will open its gates once more to students and media practitioners who want to learn and experience the world of media through a two-day congress on October 16-17, 2015 that will take place in De La Salle University-Manila.

With the theme, Experiencing Media Dynamics, the Congress will offer 5 plenary talks, 15 Competing and 60 Non-Competing workshops on a wide variety of topics that consistently and constantly challenge the status quo to innovate and grow. The Congress team will once again summon an army of media experts to share knowledge that can be created through the transformation of experience. The Congress will challenge the delegates to think about how they can reach their audiences through all the different senses and make them experience what the landscape has to offer.

The third Student Media Congress (SMC) will have its Early Bird registration on July 27, 2015 until August 3, 2015 for only 1000 pesos. While, the Regular Registration will run on August 4, 2015 and will end on September 5, 2015 for 1,200 pesos. Go beyond exploration and empowerment, and secure a slot in the congress by registering through our website:

Trust me, investing in this kind of extra curricular not only broadens your knowledge, but at the same time, you can also garner new friends whom can also be your connection in the future once you graduate! :)

Dessert Food Crawl at Session Road

Sunday, July 19, 2015

On my last day at Baguio during my 3 days stay there along with the other bloggers few weeks ago, I barely had no plans of going around. I thought, I did almost everything that I can do in the city for the past few years I've been there. All I want to do on my last day after our ocular in Azalea Residences Baguio is to buy pasalubong for my family and friends. God is good I have friends with me who are up for a quick adventure around Session Road and draw me along. 

The three of us, me, Miss Kenny of, and Chiki of found our common denominator before we stride down Session Road. We all have a sweet tooth! (Actually, I almost always find myself eating desserts prior to meals. Are you also like this? Is this normal? lol.)

Chiki, being a local of Baguio, gave us a quick tour around the tea house and restaurants with the best sweet recommendation for a tourist around Session Road. (With the help of which serve as our directory of other pastries to try!)

1. Strawberry Shortcake at Vizco's
Php 80 per Slice; Good for 1 (Cuz it's good. I'm biased, okay?)

Strawberry equals Baguio. Who wouldn't say no to a pastry with Baguio's famed fruit? As what Chiki said, Strawberry Shortcakes is selling like pancakes here especially when it's Panagbenga season.

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Everyone's really into the Strawberry Shortcake! For just 80php, you can get a slice of real goodness. (It's my first to taste a real authentic shortcake that's why I couldn't wait to get my hands on the slice!)

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Bohol Isn't Just All About The Chocolate Hills

Friday, July 17, 2015

Yes, part of wandering locally and internationally is because of all the local destinations were you can visit and immerse yourself into the local culture. But isn't it way better if you experience not just the "overrated" ones and also go for the underrated beautiful places a city or province has to offer. There still exists manmade local destinations where you can check out local cultures. Like in Bohol.

Architect Francisco "Bobby" Mañosa is that rare breed of Filipino architect who championed the Filipino style at a time when foreign influence was the vogue and the use of indigenous materials was limited to a few brave souls.

It is therefore not surprising that Architect Francisco "Bobby" Mañosa, Filipino architect who championed the Filipino style at a time when foreign influence was the vogue, has been tapped to put to life the vision of the owners of the uppity Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa at Bohol who wanted to incorporate the local culture in Bohol, where the 16-hectare gateway is located, into its aesthetics, particularly on its famous thatched villas known as "balais."

Travel Light (Literally and Figuratively)

Monday, July 13, 2015

With so many things happening to my life lately, I can't help but get my breath of fresh air and mull over the changes happening in my life lately. True enough, change is the only thing permanent in this world. I happened to see it both in the positive and negative way. But then, with everyone's help around me, thank God I was able to stick on the positive note at the end of the day.

So I just graduated. And after two months of counting, I got a good job that many people are coveting. But then, the first few weeks seem like hell to me because of the bumps along the way while I break-in myself to this new environment. I thought I was already at my best when I realize I'm still what they see as the typical employee trying her best since it's her first job.

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I already felt like quitting on this early stage of life until I finally break myself from all the negativities of this world.

Travel light.

The best mantra I've heard from today's homily. What seemed to be my burden all this time is because of all the worldly things I aim to get in the future.

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Some things that keeps me bugging are (first) I always wake up with all the worries of overspending because I might end up in a rut not being able to save even before I get my next allowance. Second, I tend to fantasize on all these things that I cannot eventually bring once I leave this mad world. And the list goes on and on..

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Pullover | Pop Culture at ATC
Shorts | Tattered by Mom
Kicks | Vans
Sunnies | Sunnies Studios

Today, I was able to put a big smile on my face leaving the church elated because my burdens disappeared like a bubble popped in the air. I came to realize how these material things around us are just add-ons for us to become prepared for the real life up there. Seems easy to understand but then it takes real immersion on these lines to make things lighter in my end. Realization is really the key here my friends. Stop and think everything over. I am so guilty of working all the way without proofreading my work from the past. Not thinking if I did something wrong in the middle of the way.

But yeah, I hope to feel better emotionally after this. After all, life's not so bad. :P

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I hope I get to shared good vibes to you, who's reading this blog post. There are too much negativity in all medias that they start to become trashy.

Photos by: Martin Andrade

8 Things to Experience When in Rainy Baguio

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Why have a tour to Baguio on a rainy season? I say why not!

When I was informed by my friend that I'll be going to Baguio by the last week of June, I immediately asked myself, "What can I do around Baguio when it's all wet outside?". Apparently, I will not be able to walk around the prominent parks, strawberry fields, roads and famous. So what's the point, right? 

But with Azalea Residences Baguio , I'm glad to share with you some of the must-experience things that you should definitely try when in a rainy Baguio. Even I did not know all these things were kept before me and how I was not able to do this on my prior visits to Baguio.

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1. Enjoy a cup of French Press at Cafe Yagam

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Cafe Yagam
#25 J. Felipe St., Gibraltar, Baguio City
This cafe offers coffee and local dishes that every wanderlust would fall in love to. Adding the instagram-worthy chimney and the relaxing ambiance of the place, everyone would definitely fall in love with this place the moment they step into this residence-turned-cafe place.

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Their locally grown, freshly roasted coffee press were to die for! Sipping some brewed coffee on a cold night would definitely make friends have a great time talking to each other and appreciate everything around them. Hey, I also had my shots of flashback as I enjoy my cup.

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You also cannot leave this place without trying this Basil Cream Cake! It's like a pesto-turned-cake with a cream that is a tad sour just right to match the pastry's sweetness. Get ready to reach Cloud 9 with just one bite of this goodness. 

TLW NOTES: Coffee starts at Php 80; Beer starts at Php 55; Food starts at Php 100 per serving

Defying My Fear With Guns at the "Family-Friendly" Stronghand Shooting Range

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Just to give you a short trivia about myself, I was one of the two in our set of high school friends who took up ROTC when we started college. My initial thoughts to ROTC was that it's a cool additional subject where you can experience drills under the sun, learn about the defense army of the country, and handle a gun. I really find it cool that's why I enrolled for this NSTP subject.

Actually, I was about to go to a competition for the fastest assemble / disassemble for M-16 Rifle. I just didn't pushed through because it was also the same day I took my departmentals exam.

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If there's one thing I regret when I was still taking up ROTC, that is probably when I wasn't able to experience target shooting with them during that time.

I'm glad that I get to fulfill one of my goals in life when Stronghand Shooting Range and RMDC invited me to join them on an actual target shooting. It's my first time to do it, that's why I've been excited about this event for days!

Before going, we were notified to bring a valid Government Issued ID. Then as I enter the actual range, I immediately saw the 180 degrees view of the range.

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In front of the 180 degrees window is the Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Coffee Shop were families can hang around while waiting for their dad or brother as they target shoot. 

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