I always ask my friends if they prefer to live in the city or on an island in some beach and the answers always vary. Most people love the idea of a tropical paradise, but somehow, after a few days, the isolation and laid back life just makes them miss the hustle and bustle of the city. I’m the same way. I love the water and I NEED some wind in my hair and sand in my toes every so often. But I also really need my high heels and high speed internet! When you travel to far flung islands, signal can be spotty and you can’t always get reliable LTE. When I stayed with Shangri-la in Borneo though, I realized I could have the best of both worlds. They offered Wifi that covered the entire resort, so I was free to stream my favorite shows online, listen to music, snap photos and post it all up for you guys. I couldn’t wait to have the same innovations in my tropical hometown. Now, however, I have something even more amazing. Smart, my favorite network (obviously), is letting me stay connected and live the #SmartLife even more easily with innovations and apps like Uber, iFlix, Viber, Waze, Instagram etc! (To know more, click here.) And to celebrate, I spent a weekend at Shangri-la Mactan with my family and stayed entertained and connected the whole time with Smart! So now when my friends ask me to choose between City life and Island life- the choice is so much clearer.