LANGNESE: Germany's Number 1 Honey is Now in the Philippines


Honey has a lot of good health benefits for our body. Ever since I started drinking Green Tea, honey became my sweetener for my tea. Also, my kid is taking 1 TBSP oh honey every day because my kid is prone to having colds and I read that honey is a good source of vitamins to help prevent colds for kids. I honestly don't know if I am giving a pure honey to my kid, all I know is that if a honey is thick and no sugar found at the bottom of the honey bottle - it's real honey. But now I do not have to worry because Germany's Number 1 Honey is now in the Philippines and they offer pure honey for an affordable price. 

Aside from that, they also give honey lovers and meticulous moms like me 5 different variant/flavors of Langnese Honey. Langnese is a family owned company and distributed to 45 countries around the globe and been producing high-quality and pure honey for nine decades. Langnese honey also has a seal of approval from Germany's Honey Ordinance and European Standard Basic Principle. This shows that Langnese Honey is pure, unfiltered, raw and residue-free.


Langnese Honey variant:

- Pure Bee Honey
- Acacia Honey
- Wild Lavander
- Black Forest Honey
- Golden Clear


these are real bee



You can choose from 250 grams and 500 grams PET dispenser. Honey is also best for cooking, especially for meat and seafood dishes. And I am just so excited to try it on my favorite dish - Sweet and Spicy Crab and Shrimp.

Blog Update**

Because I love to cook and I am also a frustrated Chef, I give you my version of Sweet and Chili Shrimp with Langnese Honey.

How to make my own version of Sweet Chili Prawns with Langnese Honey?
Ingredients:

1/4 kilo shrimp
Garlic
Onion
GingerGreen chili Salt and pepper to tasteLangnese Acacia Honey



Saute Ginger, onion, and garlic until it sweats and adds shrimp, 1 tablespoon of honey and salt&pepper to taste. Cook for 3minutes until shrimp turns pink. Add chopped green chili and serve while it's hot. Enjoy!





LANGNESE: Germany's Number 1 Honey is Now in the Philippines

Newly Renovated Hotel in Cubao: Eurotel Vivaldi


One of the newest hotels in Cubao is Eurotel Vivaldi which is also the 5th hotel branch here in Metro Manila. Eurotel has other branches outside Manila such as Baguio, Bicol and many other provincial sites. Eurotel Vivaldi is right beside the Vivaldi Condominiums and along Cubao EDSA. 

Getting to the hotel from Manila International Airport:

- via commute, take a Jeepney going to Baclaran and drop off to Baclaran Church, ride a jeepney with a signage (MRT) and get off to MRT TAFT station. Buy your MRT ticket on the 2nd floor and tell the cashier that your destination is CUBAO. Get off from the CUBAO train station and go down the street and walk going north along EDSA CUBAO and just about 2-minute walk from the train station, you will see Eurotel Vivaldi.
- or you may just take an UBER or Grab Taxi for a much comfortable ride and less hassle if you bring luggage with you.


Upon entering the hotel I immediately smell a fresh and new building which is PLUS for me. Reception is clean and spotless and staff is accommodating. Beside the reception area is their restaurant that offers buffet breakfast. The hotel relaunched just last year - 2016. 

Second to the 3rd floor is the main office of Vivaldi Condominium and room starts at the 4th floor to 7th floor. From all the Eurotel branch I have seen, Vivaldi Cubao branch has the spacious rooms of all. All Eurotel rooms have a bath tub except for their Studio room that only has a hot and cold shower. 

Suite 1 and Suite 2 is very spacious and I highly recommend it for 3-4 pax and free of charge children below 7 years of age. All rooms have a window view, however, my only concern is that rooms facing the EDSA are quite annoying (for me). I can hear the honks of the buses and cars and even the MRT passing thru the train station. However, you can request a room side facing the Araneta Center and you will have a good night sleep without hearing those loud honks from the buses and cars. 



If you want to explore the Metro Manila I suggest going to Smart Araneta and watch a concert (check their website for schedules) or perhaps watch a basketball. If you want to go shopping to go Farmers or Gateway. At the Gateway Mall, there's a lot of coffee shops like the famous Starbucks and some local restaurants and fast foods as well.


For bookings and reservations just visit their website http://eurotel-hotel.com/EH/aranetacubao/index.html

Newest Hotel in Cubao: Eurotel Vivaldi




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Hassle-free stay in Gran Prix Econotel Cubao


Cubao Quezon City is one of the many parts of Metro Manila that has a lot of hostels, cheap hotels, and expensive hotels in the Philippines. Provincial buses are located here in Cubao Quezon City and this happens to be one of the busiest and polluted part of Metro Manila. It is strategically located along MRT stations and EDSA. Shopping Malls, affordable restaurants, fast food chains, and even clubs can be found here.

If you are planning to head up north in Luzon and you find yourself getting stuck at the bus station and had problems with your bus reservation, don't worry because besides Victory Bus Station in Cubao there is an affordable hotel that you can sleep in and take a shower. Gran Prix Econotel is one of the cheapest and most affordable accommodations here in Cubao along EDSA.

Getting to the hotel from Manila International Airport:

- via commute, take a Jeepney going to Baclaran and drop off to Baclaran Church, ride a jeepney with a signage (MRT) and get off to MRT TAFT station. Buy your MRT ticket on the 2nd floor and tell the cashier that your destination is CUBAO. Get off from the CUBAO train station and go down and across the street using the overpass (walkway) and you shall see Jollibee Cubao. Walkabout 5-minutes going to Victory Liner Bus Station and just beside the ticketing booth of the Victory Liner you will see te Gran Prix Econotel Cubao.
- or you may just take an UBER or Grab Taxi for a much comfortable ride and less hassle if you bring luggage with you.



They have 4 room types - Superior, Deluxe, Suite and Family Room. Room rates start from 1,000 to 2,000 PHP / 20.40 USD to 40.81 USD only with free simple plated breakfast at their in-house cafeteria. Breakfast offers are Tapsilog, Tocilog, Sandwiches. 

Family Room can accommodate 3-4 pax and children below 7 are free of charge. All rooms do not have a window so it does have that sense of MOTEL here, however, if your reason is staying is just taking a nap and having a a decent shower then Gran Prix Econotel Cubao is a fair choice. 


This is a very simple hotel and does not expect too much. Even their room TV is an old type but it has a cable you can still watch some movies from HBO or STAR MOVIES. All rooms have ensuite bathroom with toiletries as well. Family room has a cabinet for your belongings. 



To know more about the hotel room rates and promos just visit www.granprixhotels.com/cubao

Hassle-free stay in Gran Prix Econotel Cubao







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Going Around Las Pinas City - What to do, Where to Stay


The very first 3-star hotel built in Las Pinas is Eurotel Hotel. It is strategically located in front of SM Southmall Las Pinas along Alabang-Zapote Road. The hotel offers affordable room rates food for 2 pax and up to 4 pax with children in 1 room. 

Getting to the hotel from Manila International Airport:

- Just take an ordinary Airport Taxi, UBER or Grab Taxi.
- Via jeepney commute just takes a jeepney with a signage (Sucat/Evacom). Just tell the driver to drop you off to EVACOM and take a tricycle/tuk-tuk going to Casimiro. Cross the Alabang-Zapote road and take a jeepney with a signage (Alabang/SM) and tell the driver to drop you in front of Eurotel Hotel in front of SM Southmall.
- Jeepney fare going to Evacom is 7.00 PHP / .14 USD, Tricycle going to Casimiro is 60 PHP / 1.22 USD. Jeepney going to SM Southmall is 7 PHP / .14 USD


This hotel has a nice lobby and beside the lobby is where the in-house restaurant is located. This hotel also has a KTV room and Billiards room. Room rates starts at 1,500 PHP to 3,000 PHP / 30.61 to 62.22 USD. They have Studio room, Standard Twin, Standard Queen, Suite 1 and Suite 2. Their Studio and standard rooms are perfect for 2 pax and their Suite 1 and Suite 2 are perfect for a family of 3-4. 

Standard room, Studio 1 and 2 has a bathtub and more spacious room compare to Studio room which is the smallest room type in Eurotel Hotel. All room types have an ensuite bathroom with complete toiletries and a free 2 bottled water. If in any case that you have an incomplete set of toiletries don't hesitate to call the reception and they will give you what you need.






There are 2 popular and unique churches in Las Pinas, these are Nature's Church in Moonwalk Las Pinas and Bamboo Organ Church which is located at Las Pinas Bayan. The newest church here in Las Pinas is San Ezekiel Church which is built by Senator Manny Villar - one of the richest senator and businessman in the Philippines. He built Villar Sipag to also help people from Las Pinas to have a livelihood and give jobs for them. Here at Villar Sipag they are recycling Water Lilly and making it a handcraft like bags, baskets, and other furniture.  This is also a place where plastics are being made into a chair for public schools in Las Pinas. 

Here in Las Pinas, you can also find the makers of Jeepneys - Sarao. My city is rich with history and out local government is helping the community and environment as well. 


For booking and reservations visit www.eurotel-hotel.com

Going Around Las Pinas City - What to do, Where to Stay


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Another Affordable Hotel in Makati - Saint Illians Inn


After our staycation last New Year's Eve at Herald Suites Makati, I was looking for a much affordable hotel that can accommodate my relatives coming from the province and they were looking for a homey type of hotel but for an affordable price that accommodates 3 persons in 1 room. Beside Herald Suites is Franchise One Hotel and the reception of Franchise One suggested me to go to their sister hotel Saint Illian's Inn which is just about 5-7 minutes walk from their hotel. On the same street of Franchise One Hotel, I found Saint Illian's Inn.   

If you look outside the building it looks an old dormitory/apartment building with vines all over the facade. Beside the hotel are residential houses and apartments. Upon entering the hotel, you will immediately see their cafeteria and the lobby. I find the hotel staff really friendly and accommodating. I asked the receptionist if they have a room good for 3 pax which is under 3,000 pesos per night with breakfast and luckily they have rooms for that. 




They showed me their family room with 3 single beds, a LED tv, ensuite bathroom and at the corner of the room is a coffee table. The room is pretty small, I mean if you are traveling and staying with kids who are very playful and hyper this room is not gonna be a playground for them, lol. 




Saint Illian's Inn, Franchise One Hotel and Makati International Hotel has all DVD for free to borrow. They have tons of choices from a Romantic movie to drama, action packed film and even cartoons for our kids. 





One thing I loved about this hotel is that they over a promo for longer stays, I am booking a family room for 2 nights and they offered me to pay only 3,800 PHP / 77.55 USD. Now that is a HUGE discount. I have a family of three who will stay at the hotel and they only have to shell out 1,300 PHP / 25.85 USD for 2 nights stay!

It pays huge savings if you really check on all hotels in the area and asked for a discount. 

For bookings and reservations visit www.saintilliansinn.com

Another Affordable Hotel in Makati - Saint  Illians Inn


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Backpackers Choice: Makati International Inn


One of the old and popular affordable hotels in Makati which most of the travelers and backpackers go to is Makati International Inn. Located near Makati Medical Center and few meters away from Gil Puyat Buendia. Accessible via public transportation - Jeepney and strategically located around establishments like grocery, convenient store, hospital, and business offices. 

Getting there from Manila International Airport:

- Take an UBER/Grab Taxi or ordinary airport taxi (fare will most likely around 250 to 350 PHP / 5.00 to 7.00 USD
- via Jeepney, ride any Jeepney going to Baclaran, drop off to Baclaran Church and ride a bus going to Makati - Buendia Taft route. Get off to Leveriza street and ride another Jeepney with signage Washington and let your driver drop you off at Makati International Inn.
- Jeepney fare is 7.00 PHP / .14 USD and Bus fare is 14 PHP / .28 USD

Getting around Makati via commute:

- Going to Glorietta Mall / Greenbelt Mall is easy, just ride a Jeepney that has a signage (SM/Glorietta). Fare is 7 PHP / .14 USD only.
- Going to Ayala Museum, just walk towards Ayala Avenue (walking is about 7-10minutes)


When you enter the hotel, you might be confused because there is no reception on the ground floor, instead, go to the second floor and you will find the reception/lobby and cafeteria of Makati Internationa Inn. At the lobby area, you will find a bookshelf filled with DVD that you can borrow for free when you booked a room at the hotel (of course!) One DVD at a time only. 


All rooms here doesn't have a window view so if you are a family traveling with kids or claustrophobic I strongly suggest checking on other hotels like their sister hostels - Franchise One Hotel and Illians Inn both located in Makati as well. But for backpackers who are in a tight budget then this hotel will serve the purpose of sleeping and taking a hot shower.



Room prices starts from 1,400 to 2,400 PHP / 28.57 to 48.97 USD per night and good for 2 pax. All room types have a LED TV, ensuite bathroom with hot&cold shower, slippers, toiletries, coffee table and chair and double or queen bed. You may request 2 single beds if you are traveling with friends who doesn't like sharing a bed with you. 

For booking and reservations visit www.internationalinnsinc.com

Backpackers Choice: Makati International Inn







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Thank You for Breaking my Heart, Thank You 2016

  
2016 has been a crazy rollercoaster ride! Last year I received a lot of blessings for my blogging career, been to many places here in the Philippines and even abroad. I even got invited for a media trip for the Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia and Jerusalem. I also met a lot of amazing bloggers and influencers on joining these numerous media trips. I gained a lot of friends and these new friends became my close friends.

Recently, me and my child's father separate our ways. Since I had a miscarriage on 2012 our relationship became weak, we always fight even to small things, and because of that, I suffer from depression and panic attacks. I needed to see a doctor because of this and if I don't I would have been in a mental institution that time. I have to be well for my kid and I have to be strong for her.

Last November 2016, it was the most painful and chaotic time of my life! We finally decided to separate ways and just be civil for our child. I told him "How can you do this to me and to our child?" It's not only I feel betrayed and at the same time insulted! I always asked myself  "What have I done to make him cheat?" "Am I not pretty enough so he has to look for other women?" "Maybe I'm not good enough for him?" These are the questions that kept playing in my head over and over again. Been having insomnia because of this, I started smoking a cigarette again because I am always having anxiety and I am always crying, I became very irritated easily with other people.

Because of this, I am no longer healthy - physically, mentally and emotionally. I am BREAKING INTO PIECES!  But I can not be like this forever, I can not keep on crying every day and every night of my life! I have to be well and be strong for my 6-yr old kid. I have to show her that Mommy is ok and happy, but how? how do I start healing? HOW?!!!!!





My child, my parents, my sister, my close cousins, and friends have been my strength and my source of happiness. All they can do is listen to me, give advice and be there for me. 




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Thank you, Mama, Papa, Steph, Gael, Maff, Icel, Mares Dyosa, Mhay, Vina and to my Team Philippines - Trisha, Gael, Vins, Ken, Jelits, Aleah and Sarah! Thank you for reminding me to be strong and pray harder. Thank you for listening to me over and over again! Thank you for everything! 

I am still in the process of HEALING. Traveling keeps me sane and happy! So I am starting my 2017 in traveling my home country - Philippines. I am still on my journey on visiting all 81 provinces in the Philippines. Wish me luck people!

Disclaimer: I joined the #AirAsiaPH #thankyou contest   https://www.facebook.com/airasiaph/

Thank You for Breaking my Heart, Thank You 2016!

Affordable hotel in Makati: Franchise One Hotel



People think that staying in a hotel in Makati is expensive but there are a lot of affordable hotels around Makati. Makati is about 30-minutes away from Manila Airport (without traffic) and most of the luxury brands can be found here in this city. You may go to Greenbelt and Glorietta for your shopping needs and watch a movie or just enjoy the park at Greenbelt Mall. 

For 1,500 PHP to 2,500 PHP / 30 USD to 51 USD you can book ou hotel room here at Franchise One Hotel. 

Getting to the hotel from Manila Airport:

- Take ordinary cab/ UBER / Grab
- Cheaper commute - ride any jeepney going to Baclaran, drop off to Baclaran and ride another jeepney going to MRT Taft. Take MRT and drop off to Magallanes MRT station. Ride jeepney going to Chino Roces/Don Bosco/Makati Square.
- From Magallanes MRT Station, it's about 5mins away (no traffic).

Jeepney Fare: 7PHP / .14USDMRT Fare: 15PHP / .30 USD


The hotel has an in-house restaurant which offers good and affordable meals. Their Alfredo Pasta is less than 200 PHP / 4 USD only! Their Fish fillet with sauce and Chopseuy (Mixed Veggies) are all good! 

We stayed at Herald Suites Hotel last New Year's Eve and I can't afford to spend too much on hotel food there and luckily I found this hotel which is just beside our hotel and ended up buying our food here. For 600 PHP / 12 USD I was able to buy 3 meals that 4 people shared. 


Their breakfast meal are also affordable for less than 150 PHP / 3 USD you have a choice of beef, Tocino (sweetened pork) with rice and egg. 


Their standard room looks like a condo which is just right space for 2 pax. Also, the hotel doesn't have an elevator so you have to climb up the stairs all the way to your room and the hotel has 5 floors so this will be a good exercise for you, lol. 

The room has cold split type a/c, en-suite bathroom with hot and cold shower and bidet, queen size bed, couch and LED cable TV. It also has a window view but all rooms are non-smoking so if you are s smoking dude you have to go out of the hotel to smoke. 


Just right across the hotel is an affordable and old shopping mall - Makati Square. Most stalls are selling cellphone accessories and a lot of thrift shop is in this mall. I was able to buy 3 pairs of swimwear, 1 for me and 2 for my kid. Each pair is only 120 PHP / 2.44 USD. 




For booking and reservations visit www.franchiseone-makati.com

Affordable hotel in Makati: Franchise One Hotel



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Pasay Hotel: Gran Prix Econotel


If you are in a search of affordable hotel with free breakfast and near to the Manila Airport - mind as well trying Gran Prix Econotel Pasay. Strategically located at the Victory Bus Station along EDSA Pasay Manila. Room rates starts from 1,000 to 2,000 PHP / 20 USD to 40 USD. Standard room is good for 2 pax and they have a family room that is good for 3 to 4 pax all have a free breakfast at their in-house restaurant. 

Econotel (Economy Hotel/Affordable Hotel)

Getting to the hotel from Manila Airport:

- From Manila Airport via public transportation, ride a jeepney that goes to MRT Taft, the drop-off to MRT Taft station and rides another jeepney going to LRT Buendia Station. or Mantrade. Just tell the jeepney driver to drop you off to the nearest foot bridge because you have to cross the street. 
- Take an UBER or Grab taxi if you have luggage with you and you want a hassle-free commute. 

Jeepney fare is 7 PHP / .14 USD


Family room has 2 double bed, with en-suite bathroom and LED tv. The room is really small (please don't expect too much because of this an econotel). If your room is facing the city, expect noises from the bus and jeepney honks and other noises. But if you are on a tight budget and you just needed a place to sleep and take a shower then this econotel is a good choice. All room provides bath towel, other toiletries like toothbrush, bath soap and shampoo and bathroom tissue. 

If you are a commuter going up north of Luzon like Baguio, Cagayan, Ilocos and you have to sleep before you bus ride then this economy hotel is really a good choice. For just 1,000 PHP you have a place to sleep and take a really good hot shower. 




I actually don't mind sleeping in a cheap hotel especially if I just need a place to sleep for few hours and shower and off to my journey. As long as it has a hot/cold shower and an en-suite bathroom it's good! But if I'm traveling with my precious kid, I might check on other hotels nearby with cleaner room and more spacious room. 


For booking and reservations visit www.granprixmanila.com

Pasay Hotel: Gran Prix Econotel




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