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Knowing Yogyakarta Indonesia

Most Filipino travelers would go to nearby countries like Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Macau (Visa free country) but very few would go to Indonesia. Most Filipinos would only know Bali and Jakarta but little did we know that Indonesia has so much to offer for all types of travelers.
In July 2016, I got invited by the Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia together with 50+ other South East Asian bloggers and influencers to travel around Indonesia for 12 days. I extended my trip to Jakarta for 3 days and was not able to do so much because of the traffic jam. Few from our batch went to Yogyakarta and seeing their amazing photos made me want and eager to go back to Indonesia and visit Yogyakarta.
Luckily Last January 2018, I was able to go back in Indonesia, had a 4-day trip to Jakarta with AirAsia and finally extended my trip for another 4 days just to see the wonders of Yogyakarta. I always wanted to visit temples and palaces in this region and finally, I did. Let me share you where we s…

Why do I Blog?

Many has been asking me, Why do I Blog? I always answer them "because I love to write". A lot has been asking me what do I get from being a Blogger? The answer is/are: I get VIP invites for an opening of an establishment, gets to know first about the new trend in our country before it goes out in the market and of course, you get to have and try these products for free. Yes! For FREE! Many of you would say "Ah, I can buy those things! Or I can go and eat at that restaurant by paying!". Sure, you can pay, and by the way, I also have money to pay where I want to eat or stay in a hotel! But being invited and you get to try first what's in store for that establishment is different.

Blogging for a product and giving an honest review is a must! Regardless if it's sponsored or not, you have to let your readers know the truth and not give them false info just to give a positive review. Being a blogger is not for everyone. You have to be passionate about writing and enjoys attending events and the likes.

Not all Bloggers gets to receive monetary as a "Thank You" or "Token" for attending an event. Most would receive GC's, products to try like beauty products, food and beverage, even gadgets like cell phones, laptops etc.

I have been blogging for quite some time now, but, I only got serious about it last year (2014) and since then, I have been attending countless events. I get to meet nice and friendly Bloggers and be friends with them. Well, most of my close "Blogger friends" are Mommy Bloggers. 

I love writing and will continue blogging as long as my hands can type on my laptop keyboard. 


  1. you are sure one good writer then.. for some bloggers they get to be over board and demanding when it comes to renumeration... blogging supposedly a passion to share your experience and it has not to be biased... good luck and i am a follower too :D

  2. While blogging is a lot of hard work, it is also fun and fulfilling. It's great and inspiring that you enjoy what you're doing.
    If I had extra time on my hands, I'd love to attend some of the events as well.

  3. I just started blogging last Oct 2014 and I write about the food experience I had with my boyfriend. I recently started attending events last April and I enjoyed every experience I had from different events such as store and restaurant openings. Plus nalang ung freebies. Hopefully I get to write and attend more events in the future :)

  4. I totally agree with you Lee. I feel satisfied when I wrote a good review and my friends took my suggestions to try something new (like try the new Japanese restaurant). They come and tell me, "Hey, thanks to your review, I like that Wagyu Don you recommended". That kind of compliments make my day and give a good reason to continue blogging too :D

  5. Good for you! I love to blog because I have a passion to help others. It's true about reviews, but sadly, the law is against us when it comes to telling the truth about a failed service. Long story, but believe me, I had a traumatic experience on it. That's why I double check my reviews nowadays.


  6. I guess if I am asked the same question, my reply will be: I do it for online social media presence, and also to inspire and influence.

  7. I blog to improve my writing and share my experience I have a few contests here and there but I am not big on reviews and events. I still do not have your kind of following but I am happy as it is. I get to meet cool people through bloggin.

  8. I can totally relate to your sentiments about blogging! It really is such a great outlet for writing! :D

  9. writing is definitely a reason to blog! i blog as it de-stresses me after a long day

  10. I am glad to know you would write an honest review even if it was a sponsored post. Being sponsored can sometimes compromise the frankness of a blogger about certain products. Honesty is really the best policy.

  11. I think we all are here because we have a passion to write and share it with everyone. I do enjoys the invites but keep it to minimum most of the time with my kids.

  12. I blog because this is one way to relieve stress from my tiring work and to socialize as well.

  13. I love blogging because I love to write. done a couple of reviews. But, I think it's not my forte since I am that tackless.

  14. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about blogging. I love to share information and my experience with readers.

  15. I also blog for the love of writing though in time, it develops it's own identity and purpose. I now blog to encourage the healthy and fit lifestyle and I was lucky enough to be trusted with several products and events to review and evaluate.

  16. Always found it interesting to see how people explain why they blog .For me , it's for immortalising memories and sharing experiences with my readers D:


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