Saturday, April 30, 2016

#TravelPH - Work Hard, Play Hard at Aquaria Water Park!

Work hard, play hard at Aquaria Water Park!


Most of us want a life with a perfect balance of  "work" and "play". Almost every weekend, people tend to plan a getaway far from the city to enjoy a magnificent view with friends, family and even workmates or just to discover a new place for hangout. Glad to explore a place down south where one can enjoy water sports activity, breathtaking sunsets and intimate time with loved ones.

Aquaria Water Park is located at Baranggay Sta. Ana, Calatagan, Batangas. This tropical wonderland is built within Playa Calatagan Residences which boasts its 525 meters of fine white sand for the best beach experience.


It has a modern architectural features which includes a giant three-storey high pool slide and cove pools or simply enjoy a lazy day soaking up the sun in the resort's cavana. May it be a swim in the pool or sea, or just a fun outdoor activity, Aquaria Water Park offers  wide array of water park ammenities and services.

I really enjoyed the 3 storey slide.


Aquaria Water Park's 2016 day tour rates during peak season for adults is at Php 800.00 every weekends and at Php 600.00 for weekdays. Kids with height below 4ft. can get 50% discount. The entrance fee includes facilities use such as the swimming pools and the beach. If you're coming in a large group, minimum of 10 persons, the resort grants 25% discount from the entrance fee. Lockers are available for Php 150.00 for the whole day. Corkage for food is at Php 100 per person.

Cabanas
Chill on the sea side.

Cave Pool Cabana may accomodate 8 to 10 pax and is at Php 1,700.00. Resort Pool Cabana is at Php 2,000.00 and may accomodate 12 to 15 pax. Beach Front Cabana is priced at Php 1,200.00 and may accomodate 6 to 8 pax. Rental fee is inclusive of tables and chairs. First come first serve policy applies.

Dining
yum yum yum!

Aquaria Waterpark boasts it's The Sand Restaurant which offers ala carte dishes or group meals depending on your needs. You may try their Bilao Fiesta which is at Php 695.00 good for 5 pax or Seafood Fiesta priced at Php 795.00 also for 5 pax which includes a variety of  Filipino favorites such as daing na bangus or fried tilapia, liempo or lechon kawali, squid or shrimp. Both platters include 5 cups of rice, salted egg with eggplant, tomatoes, onions and bagoong alamang.


Watersports activity


EXTREME!

Banana boat ride


Jet ski ride

This one YOU should not miss!

Buzz bomb


Important notes:

1. The resort operates from 8am to 6pm from Wednesday to Monday.
2. Swimming in the pool or beach areas beyond 6pm is prohibited during overnight camping.
3. Strict implementation of proper swimming attire.
4. Outside alcoholic beverages are welcome but subject  to corkage fee.
5. Food is prohibiredd inside the pool cabanas.
6. Locker rooms are available with applicable charges.
7. Parking lots are available for guests' use.
8. The water park is under 24 hour security.


How to get there:

via private car 

1. Travel through South Luzon Expressway (SLEX)and take either the Southwoods Exit ot Sta. Rosa Exit.
2. Head straight going to Tagaytay Rotunda and drive along Tagaytay Nasugbu Highway.
3. At Palico intersection, turn left to Balayan-Calatagan passing by Lago de Oro and Calatagan Municipal Hall.
4. A litttle after Municipal Hall, tutn left to M. Apacible.

Breathtaking Sunset.


via public transport

1. Go to bus terminal near Mcdonald's Taft infront of Metropolitan Mall, MRT Station.
2. Take BSC Bus with Tagaytay-Lian sign board. Fare is at Php 152.00.
3. Ask the driver to drop you off at 711 Lian.
4. From there, ride an ordinary bus boynd to Calatagan Public Market.
5. Travel time is 30 to 45 minutes and bus fare is at Php 30.00.
6. After alighting at the public market, ride  tricycle bound to Aquaria Water Park for another 15 to 20 minutes. Fare is  at Php 150.00 to 200.00.

So what are you waiting for?


For inquiries and reservations, call (02)553-8888 or email reservations.aquaria@fuegohotels.com. For updates, follow Aquaria Water Park on Facebook, @aquariawaterpark on Instagram and @aquariaph on Twitter. For more information kindly visit aquaria.com.ph

The Aquaria Water Park bloggers, :)


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#MusicPH - I just discover Relax Tayo Playlist on Spotify.



Are you having a hard time deciding on who you should be voting for during this year’s Presidential elections?



Let Spotify, the world’s most popular music streaming service, be your companion this May 9! In the midst of all the frenzy, tune in to the Relax Tayo on Spotify. 

Stay calm and cast your vote conscientiously! The Relax Tayo playlist includes well-loved OPM song from late 90s, Cool Ka Lang by Prettier Than Pink, the ever popular Tadhana by Up Dharma Down and Ready Ka Na Ba? by Kito Romualdez. 





Enjoy listening. :)

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Friday, April 29, 2016

#TheaterPH - The 8th Philstage Gawad Buhay Awards - Winners and event coverage! #GawadBuhay8


Now on its 8th year, Gawad Buhay is the first ever industry awards exclusively for the performing arts.

Topper Fabregas and Kakai Bautista hosted the event.


It's juried by an independently panel of critics, scholars, artists and theater enthusiasts. From the quarterly citations, the jury selects the final nominees qualified to win the awards by the end of the performance season, and votes on the winners be secret balloting.

Tanghalang Pilipino's Mabining Mandirigma, a musical production about life and legacy of Apolinario Mabini with libretto by Nicanor Tiongson, music by Joed Balsamo and direction by Chris Millado - was the most honored production of the evening with 12 awards.

Stage for the night.


In dance, Ballet Philippines' Peter Pan led the pack with five awards, including Outstanding Choreography for a Dance Production by Edna-Vida Froilan and Outstanding Classical Dance Production. Ballet Manila's Bloom was recognized as the Outstanding Modern Dance Production. Gerardo Francisco, Ballet Manila dancer, won 2 awards in one night for his performance in Ang Mahiwagang Biyulin: Tatlong Kwento Ni Lola Basyang as Outstanding Lead Male Performance in Modern Dance and Romeo and Juliet as Outstanding Male Featured Performance in Classical Dance.

Philstage also gave The Natatanging Gawad Buhay Awards for lifetime achievement this year to two legends of the Philippine performing arts - actress Celia Diaz-Laurel and former Ballet Philippines Artistic Director Alice Reyes.

Here are my tweets during my live covarage for the event:























































































































Philstage is the only alliance of professional performing arts organizations in the Philippines. Its members include 9 Works Theatrical, Actor's Actors Inc., Ballet Manila, Ballet Philippines, Full House (Resorts World Manila), Gantimpala Theater Foundation, PETA, Philippine Ballet Theater, Philippine Opera Company, Repertory Philippines, Red Turnip Theater, Stages, Tanghalang Pilipino and Trumpets.

It has been a great year for performing arts this season and looking forward to more creative and colorful productions in the coming season.



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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

TechIsland 3.0 - Round up!

PLDT Smart SME Nation’s annual business convention for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) is back, this time to help Filipino MSMEs discover uncharted terrains in the ever changing digital landscape.



Now on its third year, TechIsland aims to educate, enable and empower MSMEs to solve real life business challenges through technology. In the past years, the forum focused on introducing MSMEs to ICT solutions for business. According to VP and PLDT Smart SME Nation Head Mitch Locsin, TechIsland 3.0 is about “conquering new territories and markets in today’s dynamic business by harnessing digital tools and platforms.”

Challenge, change, conquer

This year’s theme for TechIsland is a story of overcoming challenges, embracing change and conquering opportunities. 

Mitch Locsin


PLDT EVP, Head of EICB and ePLDT CEO Eric R. Alberto led the highly esteemed group of speakers as he shared insights based on his experience in guiding the PLDT Group’s Enterprise and International activities, both fixed and wireless businesses, to an annual revenue turnover accountability of over 65 billion pesos. Formally opening the event, Alberto welcomed game changers in the field of IT as well as innovators in the fields of marketing, finance and operations, among others. 

Merlee Jayme


DENTSU Jayme Syfu’s ‘chairmom’ and chief executive, and one of Philippine advertising industry’s most renowned practitioners, Merlee Jayme, discussed digital marketing trends and how successful companies have adapted to the modern digital landscape. Meanwhile, PLDT Chief Strategy Officer Winston Damarillo shared strategies on how businesses can go digital through specifically-designed business solutions for MSMEs. 

Winston Damarillo


For his part, Laurence Cua, general manager of Uber Manila, enlightened the audience on real-life application of digital technology. 

Laurence Cua


Completing the roster is special guest speaker Alfredo Tan, who is Facebook Canada Group Director of Global Marketing Solutions and Facebook Philippines Interim Country Director. He tackled digital exploration and how Facebook has evolved to serve the business community. He also talked about digital trends that can help businesses jumpstart their digital journey. 

Alfredo Tan


The breakout sessions in the afternoon were divided into four categories designed to target specific segments of an organization—the CEOs and owners (The Captain); sales and marketing (The Navigator); finance and procurement (The Trader); and operation and IT (The Engineer). 

The Captain focused on global expansion through digital while The Navigator highlighted digital trends and market activations. Delegates attending The Trader learned about streamlining systems, while those in The Engineer were in for an afternoon of learning about software security. 

All sessions were powered by innovative digital business solutions from PLDT Smart SME Nation which delegates learned more about as they go along. 

Pioneering digital for MSMEs



Held at the Harbour Tent of Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, the highly anticipated business-to-business ICT forum drew in over a thousand participants including industry leaders, multinational organizations, start-ups and MSMEs from various industries. Unlike in previous years where participation was limited to IT practitioners, this year’s TechIsland 3.0 was open to more people including professionals in the fields of marketing, sales, engineering, finance and procurement. 



This year is also historic in TechIsland history because, for the first time, slots were opened to the general public on a first-come-first-served basis.  

Locsin added, “We’ve already established that digital is here and it’s here to stay. Now that everyone is on it, it’s time to challenge the standard business mindset and give our MSMEs a new perspective in managing their businesses, capturing and expanding their markets and handling competition. Online is where the action is, and we’re giving MSMEs the tools to thrive and survive in the digital arena.”



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Monday, April 25, 2016

Get Healthy and Go Places- A Philcare and GetGo collaboration!



PhilCare believes that the path to wellness goes beyond having an effective health care coverage or an immediate access to medical providers. To be truly healthy means taking the time to enjoy life’s little pleasures while ensuring that you are protected for medical emergencies at all time. 

Get heathy! Go places!
This is the vision behind PhilCare’s latest partnership with GetGo Rewards by Cebu Pacific, a lifestyle program that allows card holders to accumulate points on everyday spending and redeem these points for free flights. GetGo points can be earned from buying groceries, paying utility bills, refilling the car with gasoline, and now—even when taking care of your health. 

To kick off the partnership between two brands, PhilCare and GetGo has launched “Get Healthy. Go Places” which will give as much as 750 GetGo points for every purchase of one of PhilCare’s prepaid health cards. PhilCare prepaid health cards included in the promo include ER Vantage cards, Medical and Dental cards, Health Vantage cards and Health Vantage Elite cards. PhilCare members are automatically eligible for a GetGo cards upon purchase of any of the prepaid health cards mentioned above. 

Congratulations GetGo and Philcare for this collaboration!
“PhilCare has always advocated for a 360 degree view on health and wellness. We have addressed the need for affordable and accessible health care products by offering our prepaid cards, starting from the ER Vantage cards, with 40K, 60K and 80K maximum benefit limits which allows access to medical providers for emergency health concerns; and then we supplemented it with the introduction of the Health Vantage and Health Vantage Elite cards, which offers a more comprehensive and extensive one-year emergency health care coverage; and finally, to answer the clamor for an unlimited consultation card to complement ER Vantage, we introduced our Medical and Consultation cards for kids, adults and senior citizens early this year. The partnership with GetGo meanwhile addresses our belief for over-all wellness and health,” shared Noemi G. Azura, president and chief executive officer (CEO) for PhilCare. 

By partnering with GetGo, Azura hopes that PhilCare members will be more inspired to travel discover new places and get much needed R&R.




Traveling keeps the brain and body healthier, according to a study published in MarketWatch. It’s also said to lower the risk of heart attack and death from coronary disease in certain groups, while the new and complex situations encountered while traveling can also help keep the brain sharp.
The “Get Healthy Go Places” promo is just the first in a series as part of the partnership between PhilCare and GetGo Rewards which will run until March 20, 2017. 

#OhOhLeo #DangMusings #JoyrneyToLife


“PhilCare is committed to continuously innovate in order to give our members a different perspective of the health care industry and to provide best-in-class customer experience. We started by offering the first NFC-enabled HMO card in the Philippines, introducing prepaid health cards, and now, we are partnering with organizations and businesses that are well-known for their wellness programs and benefits,” adds Azura. 

with blogger friends duting the GetGo x Philcare event.

To know more about the partnership, go to https://www.getgo.com.ph/web/getgo/promos.

To know more about PhilCare and its prepaid products, go to http://www.philcare.com.ph/products/. 



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Friday, April 22, 2016

A Joy-ful Friday with Free Chicken McMcMcDo! #PaChickenMcDoforJoy.

“Joys” of all ages enjoyed a special treat from McDonalds Philippines during the first ever Chicken McDo Day held last April 22.

a long joy-ful line outside Mcdonald's store.

To celebrate this joyful day, everyone named “Joy” or any of its variations (Joi,” “Joyce,” “Joice,” and “Joyann”) were treated to McDonald’s best-tasting Chicken McDo for free. What’s more, each Joy was allowed to bring one companion who also received a free 1pc Chicken McDo with Rice as they dined and bonded at McDonald’s.

one of the JOYs enjoying her free Chicken Mcdo
A joyous atmosphere was present in close to 30 participating stores across Metro Manila as thousands of Joys happily savored the new and improved Chicken McDo made juicier and tastier with just the right crunch.  Marinated, breaded, and fried to a golden perfection, the Chicken McDo makes every dining moment satisfying. Always served hot and fresh, the Chicken McDo is best paired either with the World Famous Fries, Corn Cup, or the new Creamy Mushroom Soup, and a regular drink.

Joys holding their coupons for their free Chicken Mcdo

Chicken McDo’s moderately flaky and crisp coating fully covers the chicken that gives everyone an unforgettable crunch in every bite. The tender and juicy meat that is firmly balanced with salt and a savory flavor also makes it a real joy to eat at any time of the day.

Mcdo Staff doing Mcdo's M sign.

Given only 48 hours to drive awareness for #PaChickenMcDoforJoy, McDonald’s saw impressive numbers on social—two million total interactions on Facebook and 200,000 total interactions on Twitter. The total earned mentions for Chicken McDO increased 12,000 percent compared to daily average. Several hashtags related to McDonald’s trended organically as the event was ongoing such as #PaChickenMcDoforJoy.

Mcdonald's crew getting ready to serve with joy.

To learn more about Chicken McDo Day, visit McDo’s Facebook page, facebook.com/McDo.ph. Like Joys, you can also share your photos enjoying the best tasting Chicken McDo by tagging @McDo_PH on Twitter or Instagram using the #PaChickenMcDoforJoy.




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