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Cagayan Food Crawl: Promoting the Philippines, One Flavor at a Time

20 restaurants. 10 bloggers. 2 days. 
In two days, close to 20 restaurants in Tuguegarao have hosted the bloggers and social media influencers and allowed them to review their best-sellers and must-try dishes. Authentic local cuisines were served, heirloom recipes, the flavors of Cagayan was put to test. 


Will the bloggers like it? Will it pass their discriminating palates, will they share the local food stories in the region? 
The first-ever Cagayan Food Crawl is a food appreciation tour for bloggers and digital influencers in Northern Luzon. It aims to promote and help the F&B industry in Region 2, Cagayan Valley. 
It was held last April 8 and 9, in line with the Department of Tourism’s (DOT) theme - Flavors of The Philippines. The DOT Cagayan Valley Region  supported the said momentous event. 
The most exciting part was the warmth of restaurateurs in the area. A total of 60 dishes were served for review. Each has its own characteristic, each has its own story to tell. 
There was fusi…
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Making desserts on TV

Being interviewed on TV happened to me numerous times, primarily about digital media and social media stuff. But this is my first time to do a live demo making desserts on TV.

It feels a bit scary. Bringing my brand on live television and making it myself. I made a local version of an Asian dessert called Cendol. Its a green bean based dessert which resembles halo-halo in our country. Its mostly composed of sweetened fruits in season on a bowl of crushed ice with milk and a little sugar.

The interviewer was a friend, broadcaster Alfie Tulagan of GMA TV 10, and his ever- talented cameraman.

The ingredients were :

1. Cendol
2. Sweet Potato
3. Langka/ Jackfruit
4. Red beans
5. Crushed ice
6. Fresh milk
7. Sugar (optional)

Will upload the video on my Youtube Channel.

Rebranding an old Blog

I was surprised to learn that I have this blog ages ago. And I decided to embrace the #momfluencer hashtag as a description of what life has made of me and what I was doing for the last 20 years of my life.

So I am now rebranding this blog and relaunching it too to share my stories about my experience with brands, destinations, attractions and food.

So I appreciate if you stay with me longer and join me in this mom journey. I promise to share with you fresh content twice a week so I appreciate if you subscribe to this blog and let me know your thoughts in the comment section.










Rediscover stories from the Islands

Everybody loves great stories and  remembers them too. People travel to know more stories about places they go to, stories of people they meet, the food they eat and the cultural heritage they visit.

I would like to suggest to the Marianas Visiting Authority to capitalise on the rich stories of the Marianas Islands to entice tourists to come over. The islands are very interesting and each has its own memorable story to tell.

People love stories. Stories bring people closer together and share it with the world. Love.War. Triumph. Loss. Food. Adventure. Nature and everything in between.

"Rediscover stories from the islands"

Northern Mariana Islands or Marianas are three islands not known to many as a US territory through the commonwealth. According to sources, it is America's one of the best kept secrets. The islands of Saipan (the most common of the three) along with Tinian and Rota have rich stories to tell. These islands are the close neighbors of Guam.



The islands are …

Decoding the myth of Taal through Club Balai Isabel

The Taal Volcano is believed to be the smallest volcano in the world. Its also located in the Philippines.

The best way to go to the volcano island and personally see its crater is through Club Balai Isabel in Talisay Batangas.


Club Balai Isabel Batangas should be your next destination. It has all the great things needed for a complete summer getaway. Nestled along the coast of Lake Taal, this first-class resort offers a wide range of exciting activities for the family, for the barkada, for the team and for organizations big or small.

My daughter and I, together with fellow bloggers stayed in a villa a few steps near everything. From the restaurant to the pool, to the lake, it was perfect for a group of 10 or more.


We were  warmly welcomed by the staff and crew. Gave us refreshing welcome drinks after we toured  the club premises. Just looking at the pool beside the restaurant relaxes the senses and we stayed there until lunch time.

Club Balai Isabel served us a hearty lunch. A smoking…