Tita Hike Series Episode 2: Hiking in San Juan, La Union

Welcome to episode 2 of the Tita Hike Series. After 3 years, finally, we have our second episode. I started the Tita Hike Series in my blog in 2018 thinking that my friend and fellow Tita (Tita in the Philippine context refers to women in their early adulthood to midlife years who confidently live their …

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It’s October and San Juan, La Union is on GCQ Again

The day before I went home for my field break, I saw the announcement that San Fernando City will be on ECQ (Enhanced Community Quarantine) and San Juan on GCQ (General Community Quarantine) from October 1 to 14, 2021. Instead of things getting better, it seems like things are getting worse again. Active cases in …

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Philippines Vaccine Certificate

Traveling Somewhere? Here’s How to Download Your Philippine Vaccine Certificate

The Philippine government has finally launched its digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate system. The website, VaxCertPH, is supposed to provide all Filipinos with a digital vaccine certificate that can be verified as authentic by a centralized government database when it is fully operational. As per the website, the portal is currently on pilot launch within the …

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Walking from Urbiztondo Beach, San Juan to Jesus Point in Carille, San Fernando, La Union

Looking for something else to do in Elyu when you can’t surf because there are no waves? Try walking on the beach from Urbiztondo Beach in San Juan to Jesus Point in Carille in San Fernando and back. It will take you almost 2 hours to walk to Carille and back to Urbiztondo Beach. The …

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We’re Traveling to Baguio, Wanna Meet? As a Friend…

When Filipino actor Paolo Contis broke his silence a few days ago over his split with his partner LJ Reyes through an Instagram post, “Baguio as a friend” became a trending topic on social media. Contis has been rumored to be in a relationship with Yen Santos, his co-star in the movie “A Faraway Land”. …

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A Complete Guide to Visiting Nacpan Beach, El Nido, Palawan

Nacpan Beach in El Nido, Palawan is a 4 km stretch of pristine cream-colored sand beach, lined with coconut trees and surrounded by beautiful blue water. It is one-half of the famous Twin Beach, the other being Calitang Beach. It ranked 18th at the Trip Advisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards 2021 for the Top 25 Beaches …

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Inked

I Got Inked Again… on Philippine Independence Day

Last June 12, a.k.a. the Philippine Independence Day, I had my second tattoo. My first tattoo was done in 2018 on a national holiday too. It was Araw ng Kagitingan or Philippines’ Day of Valor. Unlike my first tattoo, it didn’t take me a long time to decide on getting inked again. The thought just …

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