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Sunday, September 21, 2014 / , , ,

Do you believe in horoscopes? The kind of horoscopes you read in the malls when it's Chinese New Year? 

I don't. But a few coincidences in the past, like how it predicted my break-up last year and so on and so forth, we're actually a bit convincing that there's some grain of truth in it. And you know what excites me more? Early this year, my horoscope predicted that I'll be in a relationship or going for marriage this year. Sounds too good to be true but who wouldn't be anticipating that? After all, nothing is impossible.

I shrugged the idea of this prediction off my mind and went on with my not-so-mundane life but realizing that there's only a few months left before saying adieu to 2014 made me rethink, am I really going to be in a relationship within this year?  

It was only then that I begin to realize that I was already "in a relationship" when I attended one prayer meeting of Ang Lingkod ng Panginoon, my new Catholic community. I've been joining activities of Lingkod Davao since June, attended their Crossroads retreat, and offered 6 Sundays for their Fuse 2014: Christian Life Series Seminar last July-August until I made my commitment into being a member during the Lingkod weekend last August 24-25, 2014. 

Relaxing Place to Stay in Quezon City: Microtel By Wyndham Acropolis

Friday, September 5, 2014 / , , , , , , , , ,

If there's one place in Metro Manila that I have not yet fully explored, it's probably Quezon City. I've been coming to and from this place and true indeed, the perplexity of this part of the metro makes me think twice about exploring. But when I was faced with the idea of attending my cousin's wedding in Quezon City, I immediately dropped all my second thoughts and mustered all the courage I could get to explore this area. 

Looking for a hotel in the busy area of Quezon City isn't actually that difficult as there are a lot of accommodations in the area, but finding one that's reliable, secured and worth more than the money you're paying for is a different story. 

While looking for possible places to stay, I was glad I came across Microtel by Wyndham in Acropolis, Quezon City. Conveniently located across the Eastwood City, where corporate centers and leisure establishments are found, this four-story facility has 84 rooms, classified into either a Queen Double Room or a Queen Suite. Aside from that, Microtel Acropolis also has function rooms and meeting facilities to accommodate the usual corporate needs and events.

Whether you're hitting the metro for business or for an urban escapade, Microtel Acropolis provides you with the basic amenities such as a chiropractor-approved queen size beds, exclusively found in all Microtel Hotels, thus assuring you of a very comfortable sleep. I was actually planning to go out and explore more of the nearby Eastwood City but the fluffy bed and pillows were sending out an invitation to stay which I wasn't able to resist.

Travel Big at Davao International Travel Expo 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014 / , , , ,

DAVAO INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL EXPO (D.I.T.E.), the biggest and the most exciting travel exposition in the Mindanao region, is set to open its doors once again at the SMX Davao, SM Lanang Premier on September 4 to 6 to welcome thousands of travel enthusiasts. Organized by Global-Link MP Events International, Inc. and endorsed by the DOT Region 11 – Southern Mindanao, this event is the place to go for the best travel deals in town.

The Department of Tourism (DOT Region 11) – Southern Mindanao recorded over 1.4 million foreign and domestic visitors to Davao last year. “Around 97 percent are tourists and many of them are corporate travelers," DOT Assistant Secretary Arturo Boncato remarked. 

Tourism authorities also attributed the growth to DOT's aggressive campaign to position Davao as an eco-tourism destination and a primary destination for meetings, incentives, conventions, and events or exhibitions (MICE). “We encourage more expos like D.I.T.E. to take place here and capture the Mindanao’s best in both trade and travel,” stated Asec. Boncato.

“By holding D.I.T.E. coinciding with interrelated tradeshows PHILCONSTRUCT Mindanao, Manufacturing Technology Davao, and PrintPackPlas Davao, we are providing more opportunities and greater exposure for all industries,” mentioned Patrick Lawrence Tan, CEO of Global-Link MP.

Philippine Airlines headlines the list of exhibitors as the Major Sponsor. Some of the participating companies include Avis Philippines, Cebu Parklane International Hotel, Citibank, Crown Regency Hotels & Resorts, Cruising (Going Places) Magazine, Department Of Tourism–Regional Offices, Global Estate Resorts Inc., Las Casas Filipinas, M (Life & Living In Mindanao) Magazine, Orchard Property Marketing Corporation, RCTV Make My Trip Travel TV, Sunlight Hotel, Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao, and many more.

Due to the success of the regional International Travel Expo (I.T.E.) shows in Cebu and Davao over the years, Global-Link is bringing I.T.E. to Manila for the first time. “The Manila I.T.E. which will be held as a special feature of the biggest hospitality sourcing event, the Hotel Suppliers Show 2014 happening on the last week of September,” Tan announced.

More exciting news, big companies, big discounts, and big savings are in store for visitors of D.I.T.E. 2014. If you love to travel big, whether for leisure or for business, this is surely one event that you wouldn’t want to miss.

D.I.T.E. 2014 will be open from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm on September 4 - 5 and from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm on September 6.