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5 Reasons Why I Love Microtel Mall of Asia

Thursday, October 30, 2014 / , , , , , , ,

My recent trip to Manila was sort of making me fall in love and hate and love again with the city. Love, as I was reunited with a few important people in my life. Hate, because of the the traffic, pollution and multiple rejection of taxi drivers. Love again, as I was able to enjoy a remarkable stay, as what this post is trying to narrate.

It was my second time to be in the country's capital city for the year, but this time, it was not for a vacation but more of work-related, so just imagine the effort in stretching my time, squeezing in some meet-ups and juggling events I needed to do to while in the metro. This time, I got the chance to stay for 2 nights at the Microtel Inns and Suites by Wyndham  at the Mall of Asia branch. It was the fourth Microtel branch I've been to but so far, it was my most favorite. Why? Here's at least 5 reasons why I love Microtel Mall of Asia. 


Like any other Microtel hotels, the room is also furnished with the same essential amenities needed for a comfortable and relaxing stay. As soon as I entered the room, two queen-sized beds with chiropractor-approved mattresses are already calling and ready to devour me with comfort. The room is spacious enough for a solo traveler like me and even with the presence of a closet, a small working desk, a mini-refrigerator and a luggage rack, there's still enough space to run around in. 

Carte Blanche 2014: Reliving the History

Sunday, October 19, 2014 / , , , , , ,

Imagine the world's best EDM festivals like Tomorrowland (Belgium), Stereosonic (Australia), Ultra Music Festival (Miami), Electric Daisy Carnival (Vegas) to happen here in the Philippines. It used to a be a vision too far away, but with visionaries and movers like Kat Dalisay of Manic Nightning Productions, one does not need to imagine it anymore because someday, this vision will soon become a reality everyone can experience. 

Davao City made history with last year's Carte Blanche 2013, the first ever Electric Music Carnival to be held in Davao, or even in Mindanao. And this year, on its second year, Manic Nightning Productions is putting Davao on the spotlight again with a bigger, better and more explosive version, the Carte Blanche 2014And just like last year’s first installment, this is a festival to give life to each person’s freedom to express himself or herself.

Carte Blanche: Electric Music Carnival, Davao’s very own electronic music dance festival, is all set to shake the grounds at the Crocodile Park Concert Park on November 15, 2014. Two large fields at the Crocodile Park will be occupied for the entire production. One will be The Carnival. Carnival rides and fun booths will be open to keep the fun level high for everyone. The other field will be The Rave Field where all the dancing will happen.

Call for Entries: Smart's Doon Po Sa Amin (DPSA) Year 7 Competition

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 / , , , , ,

SMART, on its 7th year, launches Doon Po Sa Amin (DPSA), the biggest online annual mapping activity that urges Filipinos to promote their hometowns with the aid of technology.

Contest Mechanics

DPSA is a team competition, with eight to 10 members per team. The objective is to create a video featuring an interesting story about their hometown which can be about any of the following:

  • Activities to enjoy
  • Food to eat
  • History to uncover
  • People to meet
  • Places to go
  • Plants and animals to discover
  • Community products to support