Author: Mea P

Apo Island: Nature’s Gift to Scuba Divers

Apo Island, to first timers, may look like a faint, unassuming little island with nothing much to offer to its visitors. But if one gives this island a shot, even non-fanatics of scuba diving or snorkeling will automatically have a change of heart and mind once they get to experience what this island is all about. In fact, Apo Island… Read more →

Fast Food, Korean Style!!

Travelling to Korea anytime soon? You might want to check out this video of Korean fast food. Sure, you may have Mcdonald’s from where you are but you haven’t tasted the “Koreanized” Mickey D’s before. Let this video give you a heads up on what to expect when you step into a Taco Bell or a Mickey D in the… Read more →

A must-visit in Bacolod: The Ruins

Here’s a great place to spend the afternoon in! It’s called the Ruins and it’s an attraction located in Talisay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines. You could say that it is a hidden treasure within the city. It also has a great story behind it, a story of love. The place is vast and beautiful and, despite the name “Ruins”, it… Read more →

The Maskarra Festival in Bacolod, Philippines

The Masskaara Festival in Bacolod has been celebrated by it’s people for many many years. Presently, it’s a festival that many people from other parts of the world look forward to. It’s celebrated every October and it’s filled with colorful masks and costumes, street dancing, and partying. Possibly Related Posts: Where to Go in Palawan, Philippines Introducing Palawan Island Philippines… Read more →

Panglao Island, Bohol: What’s it all about

White sandy beaches are abundant in Bohol. But the most popular would probably be the beaches along Panglao Island. Just imagine stepping out of your hotel room into the infinite cloudless sky, white sand and clear, turquoise water. That is one beautiful experience of Panglao Island. Panglao Island is a small island mostly made of coralline limestone found in the… Read more →

What a Modern Filipina is Like

I am a Filipina. From my perspective, most foreign men are attracted to the women in my country because they view us as women who are great cooks, physically attractive, caring and traditional. The first three descriptions may be spot on but the last one (traditional) has room for debate because of influences from other cultures. A Filipina being purely… Read more →

I Chat, You Chat, We Should all WeChat

Looking for a messenger app that will give you a more personal experience? You’re probably looking for WeChat, an app that’s been said to have half a billion users worldwide. What’s this app? “Over a half billion people use WeChat, the free messaging & calling app that allows you to easily connect with family and friends across countries. It’s the… Read more →

LINE-ing up Your Friends with the Line App

LINE is not just about making calls and sending messages for FREE. Yes, the nature of the app is centered towards connecting people but LINE adds bits of fun and playful elements to the mix. “LINE reshapes communication around the globe, bringing you closer to your family, friends, and loved ones—for free. With voice and video calls, messages, and a limitless variety… Read more →

Say What’s App to Love and Friendship?

Did you get the pun? What’s app to Love and Friendship? Anyway, you’ll get it soon enough as you understand what this messenger app is all about. The WhatsApp App? “WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS.” – From the WhatsApp Website It’s nifty app if you want… Read more →

More Pals with the Pal Plus App

Is it the new app in town? Technically it is because it was relaunched by the developers, Cubie Inc. This is the new app you need to download when you’re looking for like-minded pals that you can share stuff with and talk to every day. About the Pal Adding App Pal+ (pronounced pal plus) “was made with the goal to… Read more →

VIBER-ing Up Dates and Friends

Viber? What’s that? “Viber is a free calls, text and video messaging app that keeps you connected with your friends and family anywhere in the world.” – What is VIBER?   Are you a smart phone app junkie? If you are, then you may have already known what VIBER is. It’s not the “new kid on the block” but for… Read more →

Beauty Standards in China vs. the West

(video courtesy: Asian Beauty Secrets) This video is an interesting insight into what China sees as beautiful compared to what the West sees as beautiful. Ultimately, topics like Ideal Body Weight (or Shape), Ideal Eye Shape, Ideal Nose, Ideal Faceshape and etc are discussed. Taking a look at what the differences in beauty perspectives are makes one wonder about the different… Read more →

Swimming with Jellies in Palau

If someone dared you to jump into a lake full of jellyfish, would you do it? The obvious answer would be NO but for this lake, many will make an exception. This is widely known as the Jellyfish lake found in Palau Island (an island located in the Western Pacific Ocean). It’s completely isolated from the ocean so the species… Read more →

My Experience During the Panaad Festival

Negros Occidental is one of the Philippines’ recognizable provinces. It is made up of different municipalities and every year, a festival is held in my city, Bacolod, to showcase what each municipality can offer. The festival is called “Panaad sa Negros” or “Panaad Festival”. During the festival, you’ll be able to see creatively constructed attractions and booths so you can… Read more →

Is this Really Paradise on Earth?

Is there such a thing as paradise on earth? I’ve asked myself that question again and again every time I feel the stress of the city life. It wasn’t until I saw this video that I realized that “paradise” was right in my backyard (not literally, of course). This video is such an inspiration! I, myself, have traveled to other… Read more →

What to do during Bacolaodiat

Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of this Bacolod before in your entire life, it’s a relatively small city in the Philippines, about an hour away from the Capital by plane. You may even call it a province but it’s nothing like the country side — it’s well developed and it’s progressing. It’s also known as the City of Smiles… Read more →

Mikey Bustos on A Filipino’s Accent

Accents — everyone has a certain type of accent. This particular one is the usual accent that Pinoys (Filipinos) have. Not all Filipinos sound like this of course– believe me, some sound pretty native, especially those that work in call centers — but it’s pretty accurate, not to mention funny.   Possibly Related Posts: Exploring Melbourne’s Vibrant Asian Communities Prepare… Read more →

Christmas in the Philippines is Like…

Christmas — it’s a pretty big deal for every Filipino, may they be overseas or not, may they be young or old, rich or poor. It’s part of the culture, it’s been the tradition and it is innate within everyone in the country. With that said, you’ll be surprised at how all out Filipinos can be when December hits. It’s definitely… Read more →

Where are you going in 2014?

If you’re planning on taking a vacation in 2014 but have no idea where to go to, it would be best for you to check out Lonely Planet. They’ve been hard at work in bringing you a compilation of great places and great things to do this 2014. You’ll find out the top 10 countries to travel to, the top… Read more →

This is for You, Untraveller!

“Travelling is rebellion in its purest form”, says a Pinterest-worthy quote.  Couldn’t you agree more? Although, there will always be someone who can honestly admit that he or she loves the daily grind, wouldn’t it be nice to just get away from all these boring routines?  Take yourself far, far away or not too far at all. We do not… Read more →