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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Afternoon Climb at Puting Bato Peak, IGACOS

SEMBREAK 2015 is almost over and I haven't been anywhere yet.
I'd like to think that Law School is the one to blame. HA!
Oh well, this is the price I have to pay for ambition.

So instead of sulking into misery (a little exaggerated) and while having breaks in between my study hours, I reminisced the summer I had right before the first semester of this year started. Such a sweet summer! This kind of thoughts relieves me from stress. lol

During that summer (or should I say the last part of it, right before classes started), I've been to a lot of places and I've gone through a lot of adventures. I've been hiking in Samal, swimming with whale sharks in Cebu, banana boating in Bohol, road tripping in Ilocos and a lot more. It's a shame I wasn't able to write a review about it when the memory was still fresh. But I guess it's not too late if I tell the tale now, I might still preserve the adventures I had.

So where do I start?

Well, to start of, I want to share my short but fun afternoon hike at Puting Bato Peak, IGACOS last May 2015.

I and two of my friends met up at the Warehouse at Penaplata around 2pm. We then hired a habal-habal driver to take us to the jump-off site. As I remembered, there were two trails to get to the peak. We took the Tayapok trail, if I'm not mistaken, which is the shorter but still not the easiest trail to go.

The road to the Tayapok jumpoff while riding the habal habal was not easy. I experienced a lot of mini heart attacks on the way there, considering that I was seated in front of the driver. The habal habal can only hold two passengers, but we were three get the idea. Besides, my two other companions couldn't fit there, and I was the youngest and only person among the group that could fit the space in front of the driver. The road was steep, so many ups and downs; and it wasn't smooth. It was rough with all the large sharp rocks, and then it was muddy and slippery at another point. We even had to walk at some point because the way was dangerous for us 3 if we ride the habal habal. But thank God we arrived at the destination. I was already sweating hard even before we started the hike. Sorry, I'm not really built for outdoors. But hey, I lived; not just that, I got through the entire hike with no arte. Swear! lol Anyway, going back to the rollercoaster habal habal ride, I swear if I told my mom about it before I went there, she would not have let me. It was scary and.... fun! AND IT WAS NOT YET THE START OF THE HIKE! :)

So when we got off to the starting point of the Tayapok trail after almost an hour of the exciting habal habal ride, we then proceeded to hike for the Puting Bato Peak.

The trail was a little steep for beginners like me. Hangak siya, besh. But still, it was manageable. We had a FEW stops for water breaks, selfies and short rests, and then continued the hike.

After an hour, we reached the peak. There was a fee of P10 to pass through the gate and reach the very top.

We were standing at 1,755 feet above sea level. It was rewarding!
Furthermore, the view at the top was breathtaking. The fresh and cold air was overwhelming. It was worth every amount of sweat I shed during the hike. It was beyond words.

That afternoon was the most tiring and relaxing afternoon I had since the end of my first year in law school, so I guess you could picture out how therapeutic the hike was for me.

I hope I get to do this again when time allows, and I hope I get to do it at
Mount Apo. HAHAHAHA! So ambitious, but who knows?
I might just tick off that one on my bucket list anytime next year, right?
So, next up, Mount Apo? lol

Anyway, thank you to my lovely companions that afternoon.
Thank you Sir Nino and Ate Amor!

Special thanks to La Vida Orchard Samal for the hosptability and for hosting our dinner that night!

To my lovely readers, you can stay at La Vida Orchard while you're at Samal Island
and also have them arrange a tour for you.
Aside from providing a comfortable place for you to stay at,
La Vida Orchard Samal arranges this kind of adventures.
You can visit their Facebook page for more details.

After the hike we contacted the driver to pick us up. There are no available transportation when you get back down so be sure to get the driver's cellphone number.
Our driver was Kuya Romel, his contact number is 0946 489 8490.

I hope you had fun reading this adventure.
Next time, I'll be writing about my Cebu-Bohol trip on that same summer.
So, stay tuned!

Angel ♥

PayMaya now in Davao!

Shopping online has now been made easier!

PayMaya is the newest mobile app to arrive in the world of digital payments. With PayMaya, you can secure online shopping without a credit card. You just have to key in you virtual Visa card details, and voila, transaction completed! It's so easy and fun to use.

Trust me, I used PayMaya to purchase online baggage allowance for a Cebu Pacific flight and it worked perfectly. Basically, it works like a debit card, only that it is also a Visa card.

Digital payments made easy

To start using PayMaya, users can download the app from the Google Play Store (Android) or App Store (iOS). Once downloaded, users are just asked to key in some personal details. After verifying the user's mobile number, the reloadable instant virtual PayMaya Visa card is activated.

Once activated, the instant virtual PayMaya Visa Card with the 16-digit card number, CVV, and Expiry Date will be displayed in the app. These data are required for use in shopping online.

Instant virtual PayMaya Visa card holders can simply reload their accounts by visiting a PayMaya Load-Up Center or by transferring from a Smart money account. An in-app notification and SMS will be sent to confirm the reloading.

Currently, PayMaya reloading is available at selected Smart stores and Smart Padala Centers as well as Robinsons Business Centers. Soon, reloading will also be available at 7-Eleven convenience stores.

In the app, there is also the PayMaya Shop where users can purchase virtual goods like airtime load, call and text packages and data oackagaes. These can be 'gifted' to family and friends with a personal message for an added personal touch.

Upgrading PayMaya virtual Visa card
You can also upgrade your PayMaya and get a personalized card.

To get a PayMaya upgrade, users can request for a personalized card at any PayMaya upgrade center. In Davao, this is intially available at the Smart Jump Store in SM Lanang, with more being rolled out. The physical card can be used for ATM withdrawals and for purchases at any establishment that accepts Visa.

To upgrade a PayMaya account within the app, tap "More" and select "Upgrade". Instructions will be given to link the card to the app.

Visit for additional information.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

STRATOS: Rooftop Music Festival

EDM Festival. On Saturday, October 17. Yes, it's party time!

After all the school stuff and work stuff, it's probably time we all unwind and let loose, right?

So, join us as we party the night away on October 17 at The Peak, Gaisano Mall Davao for the first ever STRATOS: Rooftop Music Festival!

To celebrate their first year anniversary, Club Echelon is throwing an EDM festival at the rooftop of GMALL! How cool is that?

Club Echelon invites you to join the fun. Expect awesome playlists and party beats only from the coolest DJ line up...
Luane de Lima and Natalie Moon of DJ Lunatics
Dutch-Tunisian Samir Ayeb
World’s top remix producer X-Factor
Patty Tiu of Deuce
and DJ Katya Kazanova aka DJ Katty Q from Moscow, Russia
With Hypeman MC Ace

...and Club Echelon’s own renowned DJs:
Mike Mayer
DJ Law
Jack Ripper,and
Wacky Masbad

Tickets available:
GA: P400 with 1 drink (Access to the 5th level Main Stage + restaurants)
VIP: P800 with 1 Johnnie Walker Mix (Same as GA plus Access to 6th Level and Elevated Platform near stage)
SVIP: 1500 / 2 JWalker Mix+Red Bull (GA+VIP Plus exclusive Access inside Club Echelon)

For ticket reservations, SMS 0927-320-0032 / 0908-738-0387


Win free tickets by joining my Twitter giveaway. It's really simple!
I'll be giving away 1 VIP ticket and 5 General Admission tickets.
(1 ticket for each winner ha? Hindi siya package, SAWRY.
Kaya invite your friends to join the giveaway, too.)

Just follow me on Twitter @geldeiparine and
tweet the following with the hashtags
and link (just copy-paste the following, okay? Really easy.)  :
"Let's #STRATOS the night away on October 17! Win tickets at #ClubEchelon"

I'll DM the winners on Twitter on Thursday 11pm.
I'll include in the DM how you can claim the tickets. Alright?

OH, AND leave a comment below with your NAME and link to your tweet.
You can also include in your comment additional information on how I may contact you, just in case you are not comfortable with DMs. :)

 Good luck!

Take note: Winners should have followed my twitter account and the entire tweet with the hashtags and link must be present, otherwise, your tickets will be forfeited in favor of another qualified winner.

SEE YOU on the 17th! #STRATOS #ClubEchelon

-Angel ♥

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Study in Australia now!

Study in AUSTRALIA now! King’s Institute of Management and Technology Holds Grand Orientation at The Royal Mandaya Hotel, Davao City, for FREE!

Overseas educational programs and employment opportunities are very much sought after here in the Philippines. In fact, most Filipinos would prefer overseas employment rather than locally based professions, for them to develop their career, potential, and to find work that offers better opportunities. Moreover, a diploma abroad would also raise one’s value in the professional world, not just here in the Philippines, but also anywhere in the world.

However, leaving the country to live in another is quite expensive, and this is the problem that discourages most Pinoys from venturing out of the country. If you are one of these Filipinos who wish to study and work abroad, worry no more because there are programs that will help you achieve your goals.

King’s Management and Technology (KIMT) is an Australia-based school that offers vocational courses on hospitality, business and marketing courses, as well as aged care.

So what does KIMT have to offer you?

(1) Career oriented and nationally accredited courses
a) Business and Management
b) Marketing
c) Hospitality and Commercial Cookery
d) Aged Care

These courses cover both theoretical background and practical design, and also comply with the requirements of nationally endorsed training packages. It also offers quality teaching and training, and excellent facilities.

2) Affordable investment

Of course, risks have to have its benefits. Choosing to study in KIMT is not only cost-saving as compared to other Australian schools, however, the living expenses are also less costly in Brisbane as compared to other Australian cities.

3) Excellent Public Transport

New in the country? You don’t have to worry about losing your way in Australia because KIMT is located at Brisbane, the Queensland capital, where it boasts of their excellent public transportation. It’s so convenient and it will help you reach your destination easily.

4) Perfect weather

Scrap the freezing weather image forming in your mind too! Brisbane has more sunny days all year round than any other city in Australia. It has a sub-tropical climate, and best of all, winters are rarely below 20 degrees Celsius, perfect for Filipinos who grew up in warm, tropical climates.

5) Travel Destinations

What’s more, KIMT is also close to some of Australia’s sought after travel destinations! On your free days you may visit Australia’s 11 World Heritage Sites, the famous Great Barrier Reef, Gold Coast, Daintree rainforest, and so much more!

6) Feel at Home

Best of all, we will make sure you don’t get homesick at all. Filipinos always cherish relationship ties, and KIMT understands that. If you are hesitant in leaving home, worry no more because many programs in Australia exclusively cater for international students, which you will meet in the city’s grand orientation day.

KIMT indeed offers Filipinos the best opportunity to study abroad: opportunities, affordability, and convenience all at once!

Luckily, KIMT will hold an orientation this August 31, 2015, at the Royal Mandaya Hotel, from 1 pm to 5pm. The orientation will be for FREE, plus FREE consultations for admissions and the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) review. The IELTS is an English proficiency exam that is required in employment and immigration in English-speaking countries such as Australia.

So if you’re interested, hurry and reserve a slot for the orientation this August 31. Just send your name, email address, and course interest to this number: 0942 0888 702.

For example: Isabelle Mendez,, Business and Management.  

Note: All applicants must be aged 18 and above.

KIMT Study Hub is located at Door 1, ground floor of El Bajada Hotel, JP Laurel Avenue, Davao City.

For more information, you may like their Facebook page at:
Or feel free to browse their website at:

Saturday, June 27, 2015

My Skin RF Face Slimming

I remember when I used to be this thin, I did not have to shuffle through angles to have that perfect slim-looking selfie. But ever since I got, uhmmm, not-so-thin (it hurts to say the exact word lol), looking for the perfect angle seems to be the most important thing when taking a selfie.

My face is naturally cheeky, but as to date, it is cheeky, chubby and less angular.
Hello, round face. ��

It's a good thing my favorite face and skin center My Skin got something new to offer their clients who wants to have slimmer looking face. Finally, a solution to fats, sagging skin, cellulites and more!

My Skin now offers RF Slimming Treatments.
RF Treatment or Radio Frequency Treatment is a non-surgical procedure that aims to reshape our face and body. It utilizes a special device that emits RF waves in the form of heat.

This treatment is so promising that even after your first treatment, the results are already visible.
You may opt to have this treatment target your tummy, arms, thigh or other parts where you feel you needed it. But for my experience, I had the treatment target my face.

I first had my regular acne facial then right after, the RF Face slimming treatment.

Right after the treatment, I honestly did notice a difference. I felt my face skin tightened resulting to a firm and sculpted face. I was happy with the results and would love to have another session. :)

If you are interested, here are a few things you should know.

Before the treatment, you should not consume anything. No food and drinks an hour before the treatment.

After the treatment, do not expose yourself to the harmful rays of the sun. Do not wash your face 5 hours after the treatment. Also, do not drink cold water, yet. Lukewarm water will do.

Whether you have more inquiries or you want to schedule a booking, you may contact My Skin through this numbers landline # 321-2533 and mobile # 09236576466.

Or you could visit them at Door 2, #93 Jacinto Street, 8000 Davao City.
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