Sunday, May 17, 2015

Tagaytay: The Best Place to Embrace the Heat without Going Too Far

I used to work from home - and man, it was the dream! Earlier this year, however, I had to get surgery… and it cost a bitchload of money, which hit especially hard because I didn't have health insurance of any kind. Now, I have a proper job with health insurance, good pay, fun new friends and - unfortunately - a proper working schedule.

Now, don't get me wrong. I love my job. However, I do miss being able to just pack my bags and travel whenever I feel like it. Fortunately, there are still that one place that is easy to get to and enjoy on my days off: Tagaytay!

Why is Tagaytay my go-to place? Well, for one, it's so darned near (especially for me coz I live in the South. Secondly, you don't even have to stay there if you don't have the luxury of time to. You can just day trip it! And lastly, it isn't as hot there as it is in Manila.

If you decide to day trip it, here are some things you can do in Tagaytay:

Touch a camel.

Enjoy laughter and cheap food.

And wait for the sun to set.

You don't even have to say goodbye to civilisation if you don't want to, either, because there are so many places to go to in Tagaytay, including beer pong places, delicious food spots, Starbucks and this bunch of fun stuff:

If you really wanna stay the night or even for the weekend, you can even stay at View Park Hotel:

Okay, wait. Let me breathe for a second. That turned out to become the ultimate trip down memory lane. Sigh.

Anyway, now that you've enjoyed some of the best of the bests of my previously active blogging life, let me segue to Samsonite. :p

Regardless of where you decide to go for the summer, Samsonite Red should be your bag of choice when you go as it isn't just fashionable; it's dependable, too! They also have a variety of options for you to choose from!

O diba? Doesn't he just wanna make you buy a bag? :p

Seriously, though. Check them out. I was floored by how versatile Samsonite has become. I still remember the days when all that they were was a big and clunky luggage brand (I even have proof in our still-alive Samsonite luggages). Imma stop now coz I'm starting to sound old.

Samsonite Red is available nationwide in selected Rustan's department stores, Ayala Malls, SM department storers, Robinsons Mall, KCC Veranza Mall, Resorts World, Eastwood Mall, Podium, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Shoppesville Greenhills, Paseo de Sta Rosa, Shangri-La Mall, Bonifacio High Street Central and Limketkai Mall.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Beauty of Singapore: A Photodiary

Last January, I was lucky enough to be a part of migme's roster of bloggers to attend their migup in Singapore. It was to be my first trip to the country; so, despite the hell that I was going through at the time - with frequent visits to the hospital and never-ending emotional roller coaster rides outside of it - I made it a point to keep my last weekend of January open for the trip. I figured I needed the time away to think, to reflect and to get away from everyone and everything in Manila.

And boy, did I not regret a single moment of it! Singapore is a darned gorgeous country and I fell in love with every single sight I laid my eyes on:

The view from my hotel room window.
Hotel review coming up soon! :)

Walking the streets of Singapore was never scary nor a hassle.
Google Maps FTW. :p

Even in broad daylight, Singapore is a beaut!

The city definitely kept my OC self happy. :)

I can't wait to go back!

My favorite place in Singapore.

Even despite my fear of hanging bridges, I swear I could stay up there forever.

It was like a sci-fi dream come true.

It took me forever to share these photos because it was painful every time I tried to look back on it. Now that the future looks bright again, though, I feel I am ready to blog more and share more with you once again. :)

I hope you guys missed me. Coz I definitely missed you!

Also, if you're a blogger and want to get the chance to go on trips like this, meet bloggers from all over the world and improve your reader base, check out migme at :)

Saturday, May 2, 2015

On the Guys that We Fall In Love With.

I was talking to some friends recently about the types of guys that we fall in love with and I was adamant in saying that I don't have a certain 'type'.

They begged to differ, though, and when I asked what my 'type' is, they answered at the same time - but both with different answers. One said 'basketball player' and the other said 'singer'.

After that, it was an ongoing debate as to why basketball players and singers keep breaking my heart.

glasses from Four Eyes / pink shirt from Pink Fashion / Harry Potter Time Turner necklace from Fandom Trinkets / black scarf from Ensembles / black shorts from Dorothy Perkins / beige flats from J&M

During this debate, though, I realised that I recently dated a guy that I had very strong feelings for who was neither a basketball player or a singer. And so I came to this conclusion: it doesn't matter who you date. He can be a basketball player, a singer, a soldier, a drug addict, a computer geek, a med student, a bum or even the father of your child. At the end of the day, he will break your heart anyway. (Sorry, is that too harsh?)

So, what's my point? My point is this: fuck men. Now, I'm not telling you not to date and not to fall in love or anything. I'm just saying that you should always be prepared for them to break your heart, no matter what people label a guy as.

Most importantly: don't ever love a man more than you love yourself (unless he's your son). Always love yourself more. And always love your friends more - the real ones… the ones who will listen to you whine without (or at least with minimal) judgement and who will be there even after assholes break your heart.

At the end of the day, they are the ones you will be able to rely on to get through the pain and the hurt. Well, them and a whole lot of alcohol.

A photo posted by Angeline Rodriguez (@lilmisswonderwoman) on

Besides, if you don't give your entire self wholeheartedly and wholemindedly to someone, you will have a much easier time moving on. It won't be easy-easy (it never is!), but you won't waste too much of your time and effort trying to move on that way.

Awkward face is awkward.

Another thing I've learned while trying to move on? Keep yourself busy - with work, the NBA playoffs, gymming and other people's company. With enough time, your broken heart will heal and that basketball player/singer/soldier/drug addict/computer geek/ med student/bum/babydaddy will become a mere thing of the past and just another story that you and your real friends laugh about.

Make smart choices. And re-watch How I Met Your Mother. That helps, too. :)

Photos by Gerry Robinson.