Monthly Archives: May 2013

Great Outdoor Fun In Boracay

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Family and friends can enjoy the beautiful island of Boracay with the newest promo from Banana Boat.

Bask in Boracay for free with the whole family!

As if summer couldn’t get any hotter, here’s a fantastic family treat that will make your temperature really soar – with excitement!

Banana Boat sunscreen lotion, invites all its users and Facebook fans to join its latest promo that can take them for free to the sunny, sandy beaches of Boracay.

Ongoing until May 31, 2013 is the Banana Boat Great Outdoor Fun – Boracay, which gives you and your whole family the chance to win an all-expense-paid trip for four to this fab getaway site.

Joining is so easy. All Facebook fans of Banana Boat Philippines can register for the contest through the Facebook app located at

Upload family photos that show how to have a great outdoor fun with a bottle of Banana Boat sunscreen lotion included in the shot. Put out as many photos as you like, and add some witty and creative captions to better your chances of winning.

Once these photos appear in the Banana Boat Philippines Page timeline, you must share them in your own Facebook wall.

Invite your friends to vote for any of your photos in the fanpage site. The top five entries will be short-listed and judged by Banana Boat Philippines based on the number of votes, and the winning family will get an all-expense-paid trip for four, inclusive of airfare, hotel accommodations and tour. There will also be four consolation cash prizes of P3,000 each, plus Banana Boat gift packs to all winners.

So show the world how much fun you can have with Banana Boat, and have the chance to fly for free to Boracay. With Banana Boat sunscreen lotion’s unique AvoTriplex technology, you can have much more fun under the sun as it provides longer lasting and more effective protection against the sun’s harmful rays.

Banana Boat sunscreen lotions are available in supermarkets, drugstores and health and beauty stores nationwide. For more info, visit or like its Facebook page at

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Five Alternative Things to do in New York for Couples

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Are you thinking of a holiday with your partner in the US? New York City is the perfect travel destination. Flights are inexpensive, leaving you with more spending money in your pocket for accommodations, attractions and dining. New York City is a very cool and trendy place for young travelers  There is so much to see and do, so much excitement at all hours of the day and night. You will be a part of the culture, enjoying the shopping, the nightlife, the theater  and the dining experiences. Everyone has heard of the best tourist destinations in New York City such as Ground Zero, the Empire State Building, Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Macy’s and Central Park. Go ahead and visit all of these wonderful and famous spots. But if you are looking for some alternative things to do, below are five spots that couples will enjoy while on holiday in New York City.

While in Central Park, why not stop for a concert? The Summer Stage has free performances with all different types of music like reggae, salsa, opera and rock. The Summer Stage is located at Rumsey Playfield. If you love classical music, visit the Naumberg Bandshell, a venue which hosts classical as well as popular music performances.

Visit the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden for an aesthetic attraction and capture beautiful photos to remember your visit. There are several gardens to stroll through, then why not stop for a picnic. Admission to the Park and Garden is free, except for the Chinese Scholar’s Garden. The Cultural Center is home to a Performing Arts Program, bringing you live theater  dance, film and music events throughout the year. Venues include the Music Hall, Veterans Memorial Hall and open air South Meadow Stage.

Couples can also enjoy a romantic dinner cruise while on holiday in New York City. Take a three hour cruise along the Hudson River. The evening cruise includes a five course meal and a dance. Also available is a romantic three hour cruise from Pier 81. The World Yacht dinner cruise includes a four course dinner and a DJ dance. Travel is down the Hudson River, around the edge of Manhattan, up through the East River, under the Brooklyn Bridge, heads for the Statue of Liberty, then back up the Hudson River.

Be a kid again and take a trip over to Coney Island amusement area. This famous seasonal destination is home to more than 50 rides and attractions, a beach, boardwalk, and aquarium. You’ll both have a blast riding the Cyclone Roller Coaster, driving the bumper cars, playing at the arcade, seeing the circus sideshow, visiting the museum, watching the fireworks show, and eating hot dogs, bagels, pizza, or spumoni. Coney Island is located in the southern part of Brooklyn.

The Bronx Zoo is another attraction that will delight couples of all ages. The Zoo offers many activities such as camel rides, penguin and sea lion feedings, a 4-D Theater, and exhibits like Himalayan Highlands, Jungle World, Tiger Mountain, and World of Reptiles. Admission is only $29.95-$33.95, which will get you in to all the attractions, exhibits and activities. Stop for a snack at the many cafes and food stands in the park.

Looking to plan a holiday for you and your partner, consider travelling to the Big Apple, New York City, the city that never sleeps. With three major airports to fly into, why not use a flight comparison tool like momondo to find the best deal on flights to New York.

Author Bio: David Bell is a freelance writer and blogs about travel, interior design, online marketing, telecoms and small business solutions. Follow him on Twitter @DavidBellWriter

A Happy Mailbox Day!

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It is indeed a happy mailbox day today! After having received only a couple of postcards last week, I was delighted to get these wonderful surprises in my imaginary mailbox {in reality, the new friendly mailman handed these babies to me!}. I was feeling rather gloomy since it was a holiday yesterday because of the National and local elections and was wondering if I will ever get get a number of cards this week. And true enough, I got these lovelies! Apart from that, I also got the books I ordered from Book Depository, 3 out of the 5 books I bought were delivered right at my doorstep. I was feeling worried these books might be lost since it has been more than a month since I ordered them. Good thing I received them in the nick of time!

I shall feature my new postcards in individually post. Oh and by the way, a few of these cards belong to the little man as I’ve also created his own account.

To everyone who sent me these cards, thank you all for making my day!  :heart:

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