Yassi Pressman and my Daughter

I have decided not to renew my travel blog. It will expire in October. I haven’t updated the blog for a year. I don’t want to go to waste some of my posts. I will post many of my travel posts here so I can still read and see the places we have already visited.

This is the start 🙂 I saw this post while browsing my travel post. The photo of Yassi and my daughter was taken in Baluarte, Ilocos Sur.

Yassi Pressman will be here for Niyogyugan Festival 2018. She will join Niyogyugan Grand Parade with JM de Guzman happening on August 19.

Yassi Pressman is a Filipino-British model, actress, television personality, occasional singer, persistent dancer and VJ for MTV Pinoy. Some of her popular movies were Diary ng Panget, Talk Back and You’re Dead and Girlfriend for Hire. She portrayed the lead role in the latter movie. For me she is kind-hearted because when I approached her to have photo with my daughter she smiled and say yes to me. Aside from that she is also pretty even without make-up but I think she is not that tall. Anyway, so glad to see her in Baluarte when we visited Vigan last Holy Week.
Update on Yassi, you can watch her in “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida.

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Benefits of Traveling

It’s always a wonderful feeling when you travel. Sadly, I don’t practice this at all times. Money is always the dilemma, wink! But if I have lots of money, I will consider going from one place to another.

For me travel makes me feel stress free. You leave the problem in the house or at your work and just stay happy and enjoy the place. Though we have so many problems in life, sometimes we need to forget them for a while and do some relaxation by means of traveling. If money is really a problem and we can’t go farther. I think even a simple stroll in the neighborhood with beautiful flowers and clean surrounding will make us happy already.

Another benefit of traveling is meeting people with different cultures. It’s really nice to know other people and know their cultures. Probably, we could make friends with them. Aside from the culture and the people, the foods are always present. We are curious of the taste of the food in a certain place we visit. Of course we travel because we want to enjoy and witness the beautiful spot of different places.

Above all, travel creates memory for a lifetime. Memories that we can treasure and we can’t buy. How I wish I could do travel twice a year whether here in the Philippines or other countries. It would be an awesome experience. You only live once so make the most of it by going from one place to another. Hope soon!!!

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3 Ways Home Care Can Improve Your Senior Loved One’s Life

As seniors age, many struggle to retain their independence. They may have difficulty with performing hygiene tasks, tending to medical conditions, or keeping their home in order. If your senior loved one is struggling, consider hiring a professional home care service. Home care providers can assist seniors with many types of tasks, ranging from personal care to homemaking, allowing seniors to remain independent for longer.

Personal Care Assistance

Personal care assistance includes various hygiene tasks, including bathing, oral hygiene, dressing, and hair care. Many seniors struggle with basic grooming tasks, due to limited mobility or motor skills. Some seniors may no longer be able to use the shower or bathtub on their own, while seniors with conditions like arthritis may have a hard time gripping their toothbrush or buttoning their clothes. Home care aids can help seniors perform these tasks. Because they’re specially trained to assist seniors with sensitive daily activities, they know how to help seniors without infringing upon their dignity. If you’re a family caregiver, assisting with these kinds of tasks may be uncomfortable for you and your senior loved one. Personal care aids know how to approach these issues with sensitivity and compassion.


While many seniors prefer to live in familiar environments for as long as possible, seniors who continue to live at home can become isolated. Socialization is essential for seniors, as isolation can lead to depression and anxiety. Hiring a home care companion can provide seniors with the socialization they crave.

Taking Care of the Home

Many seniors are in good health; they just need a little extra help with labor-intensive tasks, like grocery shopping and vacuuming. These seniors would benefit from hiring home care services, which include meal preparation, laundry, housekeeping, errands, and more. This type of service is very helpful for seniors who can no longer drive and for seniors who have limited mobility.

If your senior loved one could use come extra help, don’t hesitate to search for a home care agency Darien CT. With an extra pair of hands, their quality of life will immediately improve.

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The Advantages of Safe Insect Control

Many wrongly believe that safe mosquito control is not readily accessible. However, the good news is that there are products available to combat nuisance insects that are both safe and effective. You’ll find this fact good news for your family’s overall well-being.

The Broader Impact

Many people are hesitant to use commercial mosquito control products because of the known health risks associated with the chemicals used as active ingredients, especially when children are involved. These ingredients are also often toxic or otherwise hazardous to pets, mainly because they are likely to lick or chew treated objects. Besides causing itchy and sometimes painful bites, mosquitoes can transmit West Nile virus to you and your pets.

Natural Control Important for Homes and Businesses

Although natural products are popular for residential areas, they’re also perfect for businesses as well. Mosquito control is every bit as much of an issue in the workplace as it is at home, especially in high-traffic areas. One of the advantages of using natural products is having fewer people develop reactions to the ingredients in use.

Killing Nuisances While Protecting Other Species

Another critical consideration for pest control is killing the pests without harming other species that are good for the environment. Butterflies and bees are essential for pollination, and earthworms help cultivate the soil, to name a few examples. If you use mosquito control around garden areas, it’s important to make sure these other species are unharmed.

Residual Control Also Matters

After getting rid of nuisance insects initially, you’ll want to take steps to make sure they don’t become a repeated problem. Using products that provide residual repellant properties for about 30 days after application will help you keep your pest population under control. When you use a regular strategy to combat your insect issues, you’ll be more likely to have satisfactory results.

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3 Ways to Give Your Kids More Culture

If your kids are addicted to cartoons and mac’n’cheese, it might be time to expose them to other countries besides America. The good news is that this is quite easy to do! You don’t even have to travel. Here are just a few ways to broaden your children’s horizons and turn them into tasteful, cultured citizens.

1. Teach Them Another Language

You’ve probably heard that it’s easier for children to learn foreign languages than adults. It’s true: Their brains are more receptive and less set in their ways. If your child has expressed an interest in learning a new tongue, do your best to encourage it. Let them learn Japanese because of anime or Spanish because of hip-hop. They’ll outgrow their other interests, but their language skills will remain.

2. Introduce Them to Children from Other Countries

Let your little one become friends with someone from another culture. The easiest way to do this is with something like an international summer camp where kids of all nationalities come together to play, but if you don’t have any of these in your area, there are other ways to experience diversity. Go to Chinatown together. Enroll them in an immersive language course. Sign them up for cultural exchanges. The sky is the limit!

3. Make Cultural Lessons Fun

No child wants to read a boring encyclopedia entry about the imports and exports of another country. If you feed them an exotic dish, however, they might be interested in where it came from. If you show them the traditional clothing of another country, they might be inspired to create a fashion show. These are fun, interactive ways to show your child what it’s like to live in another country, and they can really pay off.

These are just a few ways to give your children a taste of other cultures. If you want them to be smart and concerned citizens when they grow up, it’s important for them to understand that the world is a vast, ever-changing place. Use these ideas to help them understand just how diverse it really is.

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K drama App by X-Reve

Korean addict like me always find a way to watch Korean drama whenever and wherever you are. I used to watch Kdrama on dramacool but their site had issues so I searched other sites. There are many apps that you could watch Korean and other Asian series online and most of them are free. But you need to get premium account to enjoy full access.

I decided to get this K drama app by X-Reve because the app is very easy to use. You don’t need to register and use the app right away after you download in your mobile device. They have wide selection of Korean drama but you need internet or wifi connection in order to watch. I just hope they will have the option to download episode so I could watch even offline.

Viu is another app but unlike the app above you need to register. You can also download episode but limited to one episode. You need to delete after you watch it and download another episode which I don’t like. Two episodes would be fine but as I said limited to one. But you have the option to get premium account and download multiple episodes and watch them even offline.

Well, I prefer the app that I am currently using because it is free. We have good internet connection so watching is not a dilemma. I still hope that they will update the app and come up with the option to download episode so I could watch offline.

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People Who Care

Being around a group of Christian women can be soothing and encouraging for your mind and body. You are around people who have the same religious views that you have and who will likely be interested in the same walks of life. A Christian women workshop is one where you can spend a few hours or a few days with a group of people as you study your Bible and listen to speakers. There is also time for small group sessions and fellowship. Many churches offer workshops that you can attend with your own group of friends or a group of ladies from your church if you don’t attend the host location.

When you’re at a workshop for women, you will be around people who will usually talk just as much as you do, which might be something that you don’t get to experience at home or at work. This is a chance for you to express the feelings that you have and to share your life stories with people who are experiencing some of the same things that you do each day. You won’t need to explain any of the emotions that you’re experiencing or any mood swings that you might have while at the workshop. There is likely food involved, so you won’t have to cook. You can also find someone who wants to share a meal or a dessert so that you can enjoy the taste of the foods that you like without feeling guilty about eating the entire dish.

As your sharing your story, the other people you’re talking to won’t be involved on their phones. They will be focused on listening to you so that they can learn from what you’ve been through or focused on offering suggestions about what you can do about your situations.

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4 Great Gifts For Someone You Love

It can be tough to find the perfect gift, especially if you’re trying to avoid generic ones like cards, flowers and chocolates. Here are some gift ideas that are both compelling and unique!

1. Novelty Mugs

Novelty mugs come in all shapes and sizes, so you can definitely find something that suits your friend’s interests. For example, if they like a particular TV show, you can buy them a mug with a snappy character quote painted on it. If they enjoy animals, you can buy them a mug with a handle shaped like a tiger’s tail or an elephant’s trunk. The possibilities are endless.

2. Food

Who doesn’t love a gift that you can eat? You’ll need to make sure that you don’t trigger any allergies, of course, but as long as you have a basic idea of what your friend likes to munch on, you should be able to find a food-related gift that suits them. Think about things like spices, snack bags, meat rubs, veggie platters and fine wines.

3. Art Supplies

If your friend is an artist, something like specialty paintbrushes or high-quality sketchpads can show them that you support their creative endeavors. Even if they aren’t a natural Picasso, however, they can still have fun with things like watercolor sets, pottery wheels and adult coloring books. Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box. Everyone deserves a chance to spread the wings of their imagination.

4. Gift Basket

Gift baskets are great when you want to combine the elements of several different gifts into one. For example, if your friend is a movie lover, you can stuff a basket with DVDs, popcorn, candy and nacho ingredients. If they’re a puzzle fiend, you can put multiple jigsaws into a single basket. Gift baskets are fun, friendly and versatile enough to suit any occasion.

These are just a few gifts that will bring a smile to the face of your loved one. Whether you’re planning a birthday, anniversary or general celebration, use these ideas to show someone how much that you care.

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Niyogyugan Festival Activities 2018

Yearly Niyogyugan Festival is happening in Quezon Province. The festival aims to showcase Quezon products such as products made from coconut tree and other products from different municipalities and cities of Quezon Province. Each town has one product to offer. Promotion of agri-tourism is also one of the priorities of the said festival.

In 2011, Quezon Province held the first AGRI-TOURISM Trade Fair that featured booths with agricultural products from different municipalities in Quezon. In the year 2012, the very first provincial festival was held, it is the celebration of the tree of life (which is coconut) and called Niyogyugan Festival. Since then, the festival becomes a yearly celebration happening month of August.

Niyogyugan was derived from the words niyog (coconut) and yugyug (to move to a beat). So expect jolly, lively and colorful festival with the coconut as the main theme of the celebration.  It would be two long weeks celebration starting on August 09-20, 2018.

Here are some of the activities for this year Niyogyugan Festival 2018

Looking forward to these two activities …

Who doesn’t like to watch these 4 talented singers for FREE ..

Although I saw Yassi Pressman and my daughter got to pose a pic with her, I still wanted to see her with JM de Guzman.


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Fashionably Safe Styles for the Biker in all of Us

Whether you and your guy are new to riding or you have been traveling the country on two wheels for years, it is important to dress in clothing that is both fashionable and safe. Safety always takes top priority, but this doesn’t mean you have to look like a crash test dummy. Use the following suggestions in order to ride in style.

The Basics

Your basic clothing should be comfortable, but there are limits. Riding down the highway in shorts and flip flops is never a good idea. Pants should be long. Jeans are best because of the durability denim provides. Your shoes are one of your most important pieces of gear next to the helmet. Make sure they cover your ankle and offer good support like eagle footwear does.


Outerwear keeps you warm and helps protect you if there were to be an accident. Leather is your best friend. It will keep you from becoming scraped up if you go down, and it is nice and warm. Don’t worry about getting overheated. You’ll feel chilled on a bike even on a warm spring day. Outerwear should include a jacket with vents, chaps, and a good pair of gloves that provide warmth without restricting the movement of your fingers.

The Extras

There are certain articles of clothing that you need to have with you on your ride that you may not necessarily need when you head out. First on the list is a good rain suit. The dollar rain ponchos just won’t cut it. Have a one piece suit or a jacket with pants that doesn’t let water in at the waist. Many include gloves and boot covers to ensure complete dryness.

Having the proper gear for your next ride will keep you safe and comfortable. Knowing the right pieces to have, and how to keep a stylish look in the process, is key to looking and feeling terrific wherever the road takes you.

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