I didn’t think I’d be able to see this jaw dropping view again so soon after my first trip last year. With a place this beautiful, you kind of end up questioning your worthiness to be amidst it. Thanks to Nivea though, I had the pleasure of not only seeing it, but staying at another one of El Nido’s luxury resorts (YAAAAY love my job!). One thing is for sure, this view never gets old. You know how people are all flocking to Venice to experience water taxi’s and gondola rides and how the whole city is on top of water? Well let me tell you why Palawan is a million times better. You wake up to this unimaginable juxtaposed view of mountains, fresh air, water, and pure serenity. You get to have lunch at different islands, and ride a boat to get there while seeing even more of such a grandeur view. You get sand leading up to the clearest waters of aqua and blue. You don’t only get gondolas, you get yachts, kayaks, windsurfs, hobbie-cats, para sails and more that I can’t even remember right now. Bottom line is, you get the whole nine yards of luxury and nature. And coming straight from a visit to filthy rich Dubai, I’ve realized that I would rather get this view than hoard all the Masseratis and Birkins out there. Nothing beats how amazing this place is, and I will say it every single time. Wow, Philippines, you’ve really taken my heart once again!
Klarra top, WAGW fedora, Melissa sandals
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I found myself in Manila last week to attend the launch of a brand I am soooo excited and happy about- Uber! You see, while I am based in Cebu, majority of my meetings and appointments happen in Manila. That wouldn’t be a problem if I were a billionaire, but you see, I am not. Every time I fly in, I end up spending so much on hotels, rent-a-car services, airplane tickets and what nots. I’ve always wished for a transportation sponsor (omg I am so candid lol), but sadly, there has yet to be one and my expenses just keep comin’. Enter UBER. While it is a bit pricier than a cab, it is waaaay cheaper than any rent a car service, and about a billion times safer than hailing a random taxi. To those of you who don’t know what it is, let me break it down for you. Uber is a car service that has hit it big in so many major cities all over the world. You download the UBER app on your smart phone, and it locates where you are exactly on a map, as well as where all the free Uber black cars are. You then tap the button that says “set pick up location,” and the nearest one heads in your direction. As simple as that! Everything is monitored on the App- who your driver is (complete with a rating, so you can tell if he’s awesome or a total weirdo), where he is, and how long it will take him to get to you. Once he arrives, you get notified via App and SMS. You take your ride, and everything is charged on your registered credit card- NO CASH OUT. Meaning, you don’t have to haggle with prices or get threatened with meter/no-meter systems. All black cars are top of the line vehicles, and all drivers (that I’ve met so far) are really polite and well mannered. Plus, if you register using my coupon code “7f4ih” you get P1000 off your first ride (MEANING ITS PROBABLY GONNA BE FREE!) I took a ride from Makati to Ortigas, waited about 10 minutes for the car to arrive, and was only charged less than P250 pesos. I took another one from San Juan to Ortigas and got charged P450 because it was rush hour (they notify you of price surges before you book, so you don’t get shocked when you see the bill). It’s really awesome and I’m sure I’m gonna be one of their regular customers. So for everyone looking for a ride, it’s the perfect personal driver to hire! But anyway, let’s head on to more important news- what I wore to the event! lol.
My dress was made by Thea by Thara, a Thai designer. I love how unique the cut is, marrying casual shorts with glamorous silk and a wrap around maxi detail. Not your typical cocktail outfit, making it the perfect stylish ensemble for the event. What do you think?
Thea by Thara dress, Kurt Geiger heels, Chanel bag
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I couldn’t leave this magical city without finding my way to their waterpark- especially when it was in a place called Atlantis! I dragged everyone to Jumeirah and insisted we ride all the rides, cause y’know- yolo! lol I am such an amusement park junkie, and water parks give me three times more excitement, so imagine how giddy I was the whole day! I probably walked by cartwheel explaining the many photos I have on my hard drive resembling what you see above. Atlantis is a resort along Jumeirah that includes an aquarium, dolphin sanctuary and a waterpark. We got tickets that allowed us to see both the aquarium and the waterpark, but didn’t end up going to see the fishes cause the waterpark was just too fun! I probably rode all the rides twice, and even did a solo flight on the scary Leap of Faith! A slide about 80 feet high (I think thats probably 8 stories!) that went straight down without any curves in the open air!!! When I got up through all those flights of stairs, there was absolutely no one on the line- thats how scary it is!! #WhatWasIThinking right. I just closed my eyes and went for it. The feeling was like jumping off a building. The scariest ride of my life!!! You know how when you finish a ride, you always want to do it again? Well, that was the complete opposite! I told myself I would never ever do that again! lol The worst part is I was sitting down instead of lying down (as you can see in my photos below). If I just bent forward a bit more, I could have tumbled over and died!!!! I guess this was the highlight of my trip, cause I still can’t feel my legs until now! Okay I’m kidding. Maybe.
I Love Koi Rash Guard and bikini bottom, Havaianas slippers