Monthly Archives: November 2012

bulacan daily: bulacan hosts dayaw festival 2012

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Bulacan plays host to this year’s Dayaw Festival, a grand celebration + gathering of indigenous Filipino cultures arranged by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. This is in celebration of National Indigenous Peoples’ Month, with this year’s theme, Katutubong Pamumuhay, Halawan ng Aral sa Buhay.

A bevy of activities are lined-up for this 3-day festivities, starting today, 27 November, spear-headed by the opening ceremonies at the Provincial Capitol in Malolos City, helmed by no less than Gov. Willy Alvarado + NCAA chairman Felipe M. De Leon Jr. Included in today’s schedule of events are:

  • Opening program at 8.30am
  • Opening of the Tyange area at 8.40am
  • Mga Pagtatanghal ng Katutubo {every 30 minutes} from 9am-5pm
  • Opening of Dayaw Village at 9.40am
  • Opening of DAyaw Exhibit at 9.50am
  • Lakbay-sining, which will be simultaneously held in Pulilan, Plaridel + Balagtas at 11.20am
This ought to be fun + exciting. Plus, some of my postcrossing friends are visitng to partake in the festivities, so I be we will have a wonderful time. I am just finishing this article on + the little man + I will be off. 😉

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Palawan’s Hidden Hills Getaway Giveaway Blogger Event Sign up

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The owner of Hidden Hills Private Resort in the lush province of beautiful Puerto Princesa in Palawan is happy to give 2 nights/3 days free accommodation for 2 persons to ONE LUCKY WINNER!

The Travel Bug is happy to host the Palawan’s Hidden Hills Getaway Giveaway which is scheduled to run from Jan. 15 to Feb. 15, 2013. This giveaway is open WORLD-WIDE!

This travel incentive promo is a sure-fire way to get those stats up, so, come and join this fantastic getaway giveaway by signing up.

Giveaway detail

Only 1 winner will be chosen for the Palawan’s Hidden Hills Getaway Giveaway and the offer is valid for one year upon winning.

The Prize:

2 nights/3 days accommodation with basic freebies granted by the sponsor, that includes the following freebies:

  • Accommodations : Exclusive use of the entire property
  • Welcome Drinks
Welcome Pack / Fruit Basket
  • Unlimited Coffee or Tea
Mineral Drinking Water
  • Daily Freshly Picked Flowers From the Garden Free
  • Eat-All-U-Can Fruits & Veggies in season whatever grows in the farm FREE!!!
  • Cutlery & beddings / towels/ flip-flops / rain boots / beach mats provided for use
  • ONE BOTTLE OF WINE (Seasonal Welcome Compliments)
  • Cooking Assistance
  • Cleaning services (daily)

Note that transportation is not included and the winner has to shoulder his/her plane/boat/land fare and if required, visa formalities will have to be the sole responsibility of the winner.

Now, this looks like a great Travel giveaway I would like to win myself! 😉 But wait, there is more!

Blogger opportunity for this event: 

There is an automatic free link for every blogger who signs up and a paid option for additional links for the price of $2 each link. a $25 prize is also up for grabs for the blogger who will refer the most number of participants. This shall be announced in January after the sign-up closes.

Bloggers are also invited to host a page for $12. 

This will be a great way to improve your traffic stat as your blog page will be the landing site for follows and likes group of either Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.

Sign up here and please say that YOU ARE REFERRED by VIX from MUM-TRAVELS.COM.

My Baguio Travel Itinerary

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I was rummaging through Baguio-related articles online so that I can finish our 3-day Itinerary. It was really quite difficult to plan when you are hardly familiar with the place. I’ve only been to the place once + it was ages ago. I do remember the places we visited but I am hard up on distinguishing which ones are close to which places + exactly how we can go there.

Anyway, after some research, here is what I came up with:

Day 1:

  • Arrival to Baguio
  • City Capitol + Post office 
  • SM to buy some items, including essentials for the little man
  • Hotel check-in {we are booked at Paladin’s Hotel + plans to see a bit of the city first before we check-in a 2pm}
  • Oh My Gulay Restaurant
  • Burnham Park
Day 2
  • Strawberry Farm
  • Bencab Museum + Cafe Sabel 
  • PMA
Day 3
  • Mines View Park
  • Good Shepherd Convent {to buy ube jam! weee!}
  • Wright Park
  • The Mansion
  • Mt. Cloud Bookshop
  • Pizza Volante
  • buy pasalubong
I will do a bit more research online once I am done reading about this boss rc 300 post, to add more to the list. Am sure we can also think of additional things to do once we got there! We’ve got one more day to go! Weee! 😉

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My Baguio Travel Checklist

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“all my bags are packed + am ready to go…”

I wish I can claim that but I still have a few things to do before we travel north-bound for Baguio tomorrow night. We decided that it is most ideal to travel at night, instead of doing it early Friday morning, since it will be more convenient for the little man to stay awake until midnight, instead of waking up in the wee  hours of the morning, so that leaves me with just too little time to iron out kinks on our itinerary {or whatever we have now that vaguely resembles one} + a few items here + there to fix around the house before we go + pack onto my reliable backpack. I am also a teensy-weensy bit wary, too, since this is the first time that we are going on a long journey with the little man + do not know how we’d fare.

Anyway I’ve created a checklist of things to pack so that I am sure I will not leave out anything that is essential. Here are the items on my list:

  • feeding bottles
  • the little man’s toiletries {which are the last to be packed since we’ll be using some items before we leave}
  • pants, shorts + shirts for mum + the little man {good for three days}
  • hankies + face towels, cloth diapers that functions as bibs for the little man {i cannot survive without them}
  • jackets
  • camera + mobile phones {along with the chargers}
  • pocket money + pertinent documents {along with a bunch of postcards I am mailing from the Baguio Post Office}
  • snacks + refreshements for our long trip
  • wipes + hand sanitizer, which are permanent fixtures in my bag, anyway
  • toys to entertain the little man while traveling on the road. I am thinking of bringing some of his cars or this best jig saw puzzle, perhaps
I plan to buy most of the little man essentials in Baguio, including diapers, wipes, formula + water, just so we won’t be saddled with them on our way up north. So one of the first stops once we get to Baguio will have to be a Mercury Drug or the supermarket! 

Do you think you can add more to my travel checklist? Do not hesitate to shoot me a comment below. 😉