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Must Travel Experience: Boracay Island Paradise Philippines

This year, my summer started very early and it turned out to be among the bests I had in my lifetime. Traveling surely is fun when you go to places of your dreams and your experience/s in those places matched  or even exceeded your expectations. This summer brought me to my island paradise, the Isla de Boracay en Filipinas.

Boracay Island Philippines

The highlight of my visit to Boracay is spending a lot of time where else but along the beach — the famous White Beach, the serene and picture-perfect Puka Beach (locally called Yapak Beach), and all other gorgeous beaches in the island. My lamentation actually is not spending my every Boracay waking hours close to the shore. I have grown such fondness of the white sands and the blue ocean that from that day we left the island, we already knew, we’re coming back over and over again. Read More


2015 Chinese New Year at Binondo Chinatown



Kung Hei Fat Choi to the Chinese Community in the Philippines!

Taking advantage of the Chinese New Year non-working holiday, me and my friends went on a food and jewelry trip to Binondo’s Chinatown yesterday. Chinese food are among Pinoy’s favorites international cuisine and I’ve heard that during the Chinese New Year, Binondo gold jewelry store owners are generous to patrons in giving huge discounts.

With high hopes up (in buying a fine pair of wedding ring I plan to surprise my husband with on his birthday) and with hungry stomach ready to feast on delicious siopaos, siomais, and other Chinese street food, we’re already walking along the banderitas (festival flaglets) decorated stretch of Chinatown. at 7:30 in the morning of Tuesday.

The festivity is beaming all over Binondo. The streets are lined up with vendors selling Chinese charms, jewelries, toys, figurines, balloons, fruits and food and other items relative or not to the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival. Local and foreign tourist flocked the area buying souvenirs or food items and taking photographs and videos.

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Marikina Free TechVoc and Livelihood Trainings 2015

The Marikina city Government thru its  Marikina Manpower Development and Training Office (MDTO) or more known as Center for Excellence (CENTEX) has opened its Free Training on Technical and Vocational Skills and Livelihood Training for the year 2015.

Marikina residents who are interested to learn/relearn technical-vocational or livelihood-entrepreneurship courses may enroll in any of the courses currently being offered by CENTEX/MDTO. Please note however that admission in the said courses are done in a first-come, first-served basis.


Note: Each course will last for 80 HOURS, classes are conducted EVERY SATURDAY, from 8:00am to 5:00pm at the MARIKINA POLYTECHNIC COLLEGE (MPC), the partner training institution of CENTEX/MDTO Read More


Pet Fashion

Are you crazy about your pets? Are you the type of pet owner who treats his/her dog like a baby and a spoiler? Do you dress up your dog or cat fashionably and style him/her like your own child?

Then the site entirelypets.com is for you. The online store offers customize costumes for pets for celebrations and costume parties, including halloween. Read More


Marikenya is Now a Senior Contributor for TripAdvisor

Marikenya.com as a travel blog site (among others) that prioritizes sharing of travel experiences and learnings and it’s a proud affiliate of the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor.

For blogging travel reviews. Marikenya was recently given the Senior Contributor badge by TripADvisor. Yey! Marikenya is also among the top ten contributors of TripAdvisor in Marikina.

TripAdvisor Senior Contributor Badge

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UNIQLO is Coming to SM Marikina!

Brace yourselves Marikina UNIQLO fanatics, the infamous brand is soon to open in our lovely city.

The popular and well-sought ready-to-wear fashion clothing brand from Japan, UNIQLO, is coming to SM City Marikina. It will be found at the 2nd floor of the mall where Ace hardware was previously located.

Uniqlo Marikina

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Free Download Calendar Wallpapers 2015

Do you desire a fresh look for your laptop/desktop PC? Why not, after all, it’s 2015!

My favorite design site just came out with its listing of 2015 Wallpapers and Wallpapers with Calendars that are ready for download and are available in different sizes, such as: 320×480, 640×480, 800×480, 800×600, 1024×1024, 1152×864, 1280×720, 1280×800, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1400×1050, 1440×900, 1600×1200,1680×1050, 1680×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440.

Sample designs available for download in the site can be found below:

2015 wallpapers and calendars

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Official Philippine Nationwide Holidays for 2015

To guide you in activity and event planning for this year, Malacañang already issued the official list of nationwide holidays for  2015.

The official proclamation lifted from the official site of the  Philippine government, gov.ph, can be viewed below:

(Note that the special holidays for all schools is a holiday only for academic institutions.)

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January 15, 16 and 19 2015 Non-Working Holiday

The working class is still enjoying the long holiday this December and already, Malacañang declared another long holiday.

This time, the 3-day non-working holiday is only in effect in the National Capital Region (NCR). The January 15,16 and 19 (Thursday, Friday, and Monday) 2015 holiday was declared to give way to the visit of the Catholic Pope from the Vatican. Read More