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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Ayayayy... Boracay!

Boracay the party island of the Philippines probably one of the best place on earth. been there twice too bad wasnt able to go this year. but definitely next summer i always been planning of going during the christmas season but i just cant as christmas must be spend with my family but hopefully someday the whole clan can go spend our christmas there hehe. anyway i havent post a formal Boracay post but i did feature some resorts and videos about this magnificent island. a few months ago i saw a music video entitled Ayayayy Boracay in Living Asia Channel i want to post that time but cant find it in you tube and thankfully they have it youtube now so would love to share it you its a nice song about falling in love with Boracay. enjoy and book your flight now. nothing beats Christmas in Boracay anyway.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Manila View From The Top

I have spend a few days at my friends condo in Malate,Manila and was able to snag a few shots of manila up above. the last time i post a picture of Manila was last november and was able to capture the area of Sta Cruz going to Las Pinas you can check that post here. well this time its all about the Malate Area,Baywalk and Makati City from a far. enjoy....

The Pan Pacific Hotel





M.H Del Pilar St.

Manila Yacht Club



A Clear View of Makati Skyline




Manila By Night


Saturday, December 8, 2007

Come Home To Philippines This Christmas

A Very Heartwarming Commercial courtesy of Smart Telecommunication and Philippine Tourism Department.


Hilot, the Philippine’s own brand of touch therapy, is earning international fame as the prestigious 2007 AsiaSpa Awards recently recognized Mandala Spa & Villas Boracay’s Hilot Trilogy as Holistic Treatment of the Year.

According to Tourism Secretary Joseph Ace Durano, “We congratulate Mandala for bagging this award. Citations of this magnitude indicate that our health and wellness destinations and services are definitely at par with world standards. They also open to us more opportunities in developing this type of industry.”

Established in 2005, the AsiaSpa Awards continues to be one of the industry’s most esteemed recognitions in the Asia Pacific region. It aims to set the standards, highlighting innovation and quality. Resorts, companies, organizations and personalities that take home the much-coveted trophy are deemed benchmarks for this fast-growing enterprise.

The awards are organized by AsiaSpa Magazine, the most recognized luxury wellness publication reaching more than 120,000 influential urban female readers across Asia.

This year’s search included categories on treatments, locations, products, teaching programs, events and individual efforts. A panel of 28 judges, comprising of spa owners, wellness experts and authors, decided on the most outstanding treatments and most original spa destinations.

The 2007 winners were recently celebrated at the Grand Hyatt in Hong Kong, which was attended by 350 leaders in the spa trade.

Mandala Spa & Villas stood out prominently as the only Filipino independent business among the roster of winners dominated by Thailand-based establishments.

Mandala is one of the first luxury wellness centers in the country to offer hilot. Located in a quiet and secluded area in Boracay, Mandala is steadily rising as one of the finest Asian destination spas. The company earlier won the 2005 AsiaSpa award for Treatment of the Year.

The spa’s two-hour Hilot Trilogy session combines three traditional healing therapies widely practiced in the Philippines. The deep-tissue hilot massage relaxes over-all tension and establishes equilibrium.

The dagdagay, of Cordilleran origin, uses two bamboo or rattan sticks to stimulate the soles and cleanse the body from specific points on the feet.

The bentosa portion of the treatment involves warmed glass cups that suction out toxins and improve circulation.

Hilot is currently one of the features that the Department of Tourism aggressively promotes in the international market for health and well-being destinations. Selling missions that incorporate this form of wellness therapy have been received enthusiastically by the Japanese, Chinese and European travel groups.

From Philippine Department of Tourism.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Feature Resort: Badian Island Resort and Spa

Looking for a perfect place for your wedding or honeymoon getaway? well worry no more as im going to feature the fabulous Badian Island Resort in the queen city of the south Cebu. Badian Island Resort is a private resort in the Island of Cebu equipped with luxirous suites, Resort own Spa,Restaurants,Bars and very own private island with white sandy beaches. making it one of the countries top honeymoon destination. The natural beauty of the island is breathtaking. Lush palms speckle the private sandy beach that slowly slips into the azure lagoon. A white tongue of sand whisks you out into an inspiring world between heaven and ocean. staying at Badian is like heaven especially if your with someone so special.

Getting There:

The Badian Island Resort & Spa at the southwest side of Cebu is just abt. a 2,5 hours' car drive from Cebu International Airport,

Wanna be pick up at Cebu International Airport? Click Here


sandy beach at the Lagoon, Private Beach at Coral Garden

6) THALASSO POOL VILLA 98 sqm + Pool; (8) Badian Suite 85 sqm; (18) Junior Suites 65 sqm, (10) Family Suites 65 sqm

All suites with Private Balcony, Sea & Mountain view, Kingsize (or Twin) Beds, air-conditioned, hot water 24 hrs, Bathtub, Shower, WC, Bidet, Minibar, Hairdryer, Bathrobe, Slippers, Tea/Coffee Maker, Telephone, Safety Box (with interior loading facility for laptops and cell phones), CD Cassette Player with Radio, 220 V.
Badian Suites with elegant Sofa, glass-roofed Panorama Bathroom with bathtub & separate WC & Bidet, the THALASSO POOL VILLAS additionally have each a private seawater Pool!
Junior Suites & Family Suites with Open-Air marble bathtub with separate shower room.

BADIAN Natural SPA & Thalasso & Sauna,

Restaurants: Panorama Restaurant, Beach and Poolside Dinner facilities; Romantic Dining on Board of Pleasure Yacht DOLPHINA anchored in Badian Bay.

Bars: Panorama Bar, Romantic Shell Beach Bar with Happy Hour

Beach & Pool Parties

Freshwater Swimming Pool with small waterfall

Excursions: Kawasan Waterfalls Tour, Town and Village Tours, Orchid Garden Tour, Picnics, Glassbottom-Boat Tour to Coral reefs, Sunset Cruising, Island-Hopping, Dolphin & Whale Watching

Pleasure Yacht Dolphina: for Island Hopping & Dolphin Watching & Bay Cruising

PADI Scuba Dive Center with Diving School

Free Sports: Windsurfing, Paddleboats, Badminton, Billiard, Dart, Table tennis, Table Soccer, Volleyball, Parlour Games

Clubhouse, TV-Video Room, Boutique
Children’s Playground, Baby sitting service

Roundtrip transfers from Cebu Airport or Cebu City to the Hotel, Helicopter transfer on request

Amenities: Welcome Drink, Evening Entertainment, Boat transfer to West Coral Beach for snorkelling/swimming, Good Bye Serenade with shell lei.


Pool Villa-$437
Badian Suite-$287
Junior Suite-$205
Family Suite-$153

Photo Gallery Of Badian Island










Restaurant and Bars




The Resort













The Badian Spa



Kawasan Falls


Images Via (bingbing and Badian Island Resort and Spa)

Official Website: Click Here

Friday, November 23, 2007

Manila Manila Manila

Hello everyone its been a while since i last update my blog i have been busy this past few weeks been to Pampanga twice this month. so sorry especially for those who have emailed me reallly sorrry anyway im back and hope i can answer all you questions and post all the destinations that is bein requested. anyway i would love to share with you my Pictionary of Manila while im riding the bus on my way home. hope you like it.

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The Post Office Building
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The National Museum i think its undergoing a lil restoration.
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Rizal Park or better known as Luneta
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Manila Street Sweeper
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The NBI Headquarters. our version of FBI
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The Supreme Court Building
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Philippine General Hospital
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Sidewalk Vendors
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Taft Avenue
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De La Salle University one of the best university in the Philippines
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Green Roof Mc Donald For the Green Archers (La Salle Students)
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Buses Going outside of the Metro
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To The Airport
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Cutie Jeepney
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Dark Clouds
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View of Mall Of Asia over the fly over
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Mosque in the city
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New Street lamp of Manila
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School girls on the pink fence
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Coastal Mall
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