The Trumps in Manila.

Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump, sons of business tycoon Donald Trump (but probably more known for "The Apprentice"), flew to Manila a few days ago for the groundbreaking ceremonies of Century Properties Inc.'s Trump Tower.

Staycation in Dusit Thani Manila.

Since we were attending a wedding near Makati 2 weekends ago, T thought of checking in at Dusit Thani Manila.
Staycation.   A vacation spent at home or close to home (by choice!) instead of going on an out-of-town trip. -Joei's Dictionary

New From Starbucks: Mojicha + Earl Grey Jelly.

I told myself I'd cut down on unnecessary calories and jumpstart my healthy lifestyle change again but I was too devastated with the death of Ham that I really needed a pick-me-upper the other day. Decided to pass by Starbucks to get my usual when I saw this banner by the entrance.

Rest in Peace, Ham.

When I first thought of writing this blog entry, I wanted to explain (especially to non-animal lovers) how it feels like to lose a pet because all of this will seem ridiculous to a person who has never had one or has never loved one. But after burying Ham, words seem to escape my brain. Now all I want is to give him a tribute here in my little nook in cyberspace.

To Hammyboy, thank you for being the source of our happiness for almost 2 years. You will surely be missed. Have a blast in pet heaven ok?

We love you.

Happy Father's Day!

Just a simple Happy Father's Day to all dads here and in heaven... :)

Tanda: Powerful Beauty.

I'm not really a beauty junkie. I rarely use sunblock when swimming, an eye cream during nighttime or moisturize during the day. Most of my make-up are gifts from my mom and sister. But since I'm a techie person, beauty gadgets always appeal to me like the Clarisonic and those sold at

Tanabe Japanese Restaurant.

I know I promised myself never to write about things that are too personal but yesterday was a milestone for me. The first bill I ever worked on is finally a law! Republic Act No. 10165, otherwise known as The Foster Care Act of 2012. So happy that more kids will now have families and homes :). And like what I said in a previous interview, I can finally cross off one thing from my wishlist!

End Your Compromise and Win Surprises from Kotex! (CLOSED)

UPDATE (7/15): To everyone who submitted valid entries (uploaded a video as verified by Kotex), your prizes will be shipped soon. Thank you for joining and goodluck! I hope one of you gets the P20,000 grand prize. Let me know! ;)

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WWDC 2012: The New MacBook Pro.

I've been an Apple user since 'Sex and The City' days.  Remember Carrie and her candy colored laptop?  During that time, a lot of people tried to dissuade me from buying an Apple laptop. But I told them, once you get an Apple, you'll never go back. And I was right.  More than a decade later, it went 'mainstream' and now almost everyone owns at least an Apple product.

So yesterday, I was up until around 4 in the morning for the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which is a conference held annually by Apple to launch their new products, and they unveiled the new MacBook Pro!
"A Retina display with 5.1 million pixels. An all-flash architecture. Quad-core Intel Core i7 processors. In a design that’s just 0.71 inch thin and 4.46 pounds. It’s not just the most advanced notebook we’ve ever made, it’s the most advanced Mac we’ve ever made. -Apple"

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Meg Magazine's 30 under 30: Movers & Shakers for 2012.

Thank you Meg Magazine and Human for including me in your "30 Under 30: Movers & Shakers" for 2012.