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🏡 Cozy Zen Home with Great Views in Poblacion, Makati City

If you want to take a staycation in Makati for the coming weekends yet don’t want to pay too much, you have a cheaper alternative. Book this cozy, airy, and beautiful zen home with great views in Poblacion, Makati City.

I am starting a new travel series on my blog where I will be sharing Airbnb homes I’ve stayed. I have been staying and jumping from one home to another whenever I have the budget. For my first entry, I stayed in Poblacion, Makati City for two days. 💓 This is my most favorite home so far, not because it is spacious and cozy but the host was so generous to provide compliments like tea, coffee, and beer.

The Bedroom

It is perfect for one person or a couple. It has 1 bedroom with a super comfy bed. The whole area gets a ton of natural sunlight throughout the day! The bedroom has a wide glass window and a small glass window on the side. Each corner of the room has lamps and light fixtures where you can set to different lighting variety, depending on your mood. I liked it dim during the night.

The Kitchen

I wasn’t prepared for the kitchen. I should have read all the details about this home. The kitchen is fully equipped. It is complete with kitchenware, utensils, and cookware. You can even enjoy the sound of grinding coffee beans if you want to prepare your coffee. A bottle of tea and two bottles of beer were available as a treat from the host. The kitchen offers more than any other hotel suites out there, IMO. I would definitely book this Airbnb home than booking a hotel.

The Living Room

You get to see a panoramic view of Makati through a wide window glass when chilling in the living room. It also gives light to the whole room. This home sits on the fourth floor of a boutique condominium. The view is perfect during both day and night. The cross breeze throughout the unit when the windows are open is truly amazing. The living room has a Samsung 42″ LCD TV with SkyCable Gold Package + ALL HD Channels, a 10mbps fast Wifi with no password via Apple Airport Extreme Router, and a DVR with prerecorded movies.

The Bath

The bathroom is simple. There’s a rain shower where you can set the temperature to hot or cold, hairdryer, toilet and bathroom items like toilet tissue, hand and bath soap, hair shampoo/conditioner, face and body towels.

The Balcony

The lanai balcony is perfect if you want to chill at night while drinking coffee, or just sit during early mornings while having a sip of coffee.

Here are other details about this home.

  • The unit features lightning fast 50Mbps WIFI with Apple Airport Extreme Router and all HD channels for business types as well as TV aficionados and sports lovers. The DVR has prerecorded movies and allows you to record shows as well.
  • 58sqm (625 sqft) apartment with modern furniture.
  • Aircon in the Living Room and Quiet Split Aircon in the bedroom, both with remotes.
  • A queen-size floating bed with a hotel pillow-top orthopedic mattress (60″x78″; 1,5m*1,9m), soft pillows and a lightweight comforter.
  • A wooden dining table with four stool chairs that seats four.
  • A quality black leather couch with pillows.
  • A vibrant blue club chair
  • A coffee table and zen glass topped end-tables
  • A storage closet with quality wooden hangers.
  • A stainless kitchen with top of the line fridge, stove, and range hood.
  • Under-lit cabinet lighting.
  • Quality glassware including white wine, red wine and whiskey glasses with ample ice and free filtered water.
  • Two full length wooden framed mirrors.
  • A Honeywell safe for your valuables that fits 15” laptops.
  • Large Fishel Paykel Stainless Fridge, La Germania Stove with convection oven and range hood, Samsung Microwave, filtered water on tap, a toaster, a rice cooker, iron with ironing board, and a built-in water heater.
  • Ironclad Cookware, Cutlery, Gordon Ramsey stoneware, utensils, placemats, beer and wine openers plus spatulas, cheese graters, whisk as well as a bottomless supply of filtered water as well as 5 filled water carafes in the fridge.
  • High thread count COSCO hospitality series linens from the USA.
  • Quality curtains on all windows.
  • Laundry service is provided in the building.

If you need a home for a staycation, I highly suggest this Airbnb home. You’ll surely enjoy your stay because I did. I will definitely come back. 💕

🚨 Did you know that you can get Php1,100 or USD21 travel credit 💰 on your first Airbnb trip? Just register to Airbnb using this link and enjoy this treat. If you have any question, feel free to comment on this post, or send me an email at hello@clintmamuri.com or use my contact page.

👉🏻GET PHP1,100 or USD21 TRAVEL CREDIT ON YOUR FIRST AIRBNB TRIP✨

Protect Your Style With GO!TECHS Waterproof Spray

Isn’t it a bummer when your outfit is on point then the weather decided to release all its rain on you? It’ll just ruin your style and mood. Yes, your umbrella and jacket can help but not with your shoes, especially when you’re the type of person who likes to wear white shoes all the time. We know when there’s rain, there’s mud. And we don’t want mud covering our shoes. I tell you this isn’t cool for me especially I am not a fan of washing my shoes.

The good news is that a waterproof spray made in Taiwan is now available in the Philippines to protect our shoes from the rain, mud and stains. GO!TECHS is the first chemical-oderless waterproof spray with fluorine which can form a barrier on the surface of the objects to protect againts penetration of any liquid, oil and stain effiviently without hurting the softness and breatability of materials. It also helps keep the object clean for longer and owns best effect on quick drying, waterproofing, antifouling, mildew proofing and dust proofing. Now, that’s a charm!

It is not only for our shoes, but also for clothes, bags and documents. I haven’t tried it on anything but my white shoes, and I can totally say it gave protection without compromise. And it’s easy to use. Make sure the material’s surface is cleaned and dry, and then spray it from a distance of 15-20 cm for 1-3 seconds. To avoid the slight color change on clothes after sprayed, spray it on unobvious parts first to make sure.

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GO!TECHS Waterproof Spray is available for purchase on their online store with payments via credit card or Cash-On-Delivery for Philippine addresses only, and is shipped via LBC. The store is on promotional period where you can get one bottle for Php599 instead of Php800.

GO!TECHSPH Online Store | Facebook page | Youtube

 

Travelbook.ph Launches First Travel Fair Entitled Destination: PH

Your best trip ever starts with TravelBook.ph’s Destination: PH!

TravelBook.ph, one of the country’s leading online travel agencies, will be having its first travel fair entitled “Destination: PH” from March 16 to 18, 2018, at the 4th Floor, Activity Center, Century City Mall in Makati. As part of TravelBook.ph’s objective to promote the country’s most beautiful destinations, this event will be an avenue for customers to get amazing and exciting offers from its hotel and tour partners as well as flight loyalty program partners. Lots of prizes and freebies will also be given away.

Each event attendee will receive one (1) FREE admission ticket with numerous stubs that will entitle them to discounts on the following hotels when they book through TravelBook.ph: 40% off in Circle Inn Iloilo, Circle Inn Bacolod, Azalea Resorts and Residences Baguio, and Azalea Resorts and Residences Boracay; 30% off in The District Boracay; and PHP 1,000.00 off in all hotel partners for a minimum booking amount of PHP 4,000. In addition to these fabulous discounts at the event, over 100 hotels and tour activities from TravelBook.ph will also be on sale!

Tourism industry professionals will also be gracing and conducting talks at the three-day event. Among these are Senior Tourism Operations Officer Ms. Azucena Pallugna from the Department of Tourism’s (DOT) Office of the Undersecretary for Tourism Development; travel blogger Mr. Arjay Abellara of RJ D Explorer blog; illustrator, designer, travel blogger, and contributing writer for ABS-CBN and Travel Now magazine Ms. Sheena Gonzales; lifestyle and travel blogger Ms. Arnie Villanueva of Arnie Villanueva blog; and travel blogger Mr. Rogelio Gabiano, Jr. of the Pinoy Travel Freak blog.

Actor and model Daniel Matsunaga will also be present in the event to share stories of his travel experiences and to participate in a meet-and-greet. Plus, Japanese comedy trio HPN3 from It’s Showtime’s The Funny One will entertain the attendees with their hilarious skits.

TravelBook.ph made it even more exciting as attendees will get a chance to win prizes from the following sponsors: Azalea Hotels and Residences Boracay, Midori Hotel and Casino, Subic Bay Yacht Club, Siglo Suites by Century Properties, The Dessert Museum, Enchanted Kingdom, Zoomanity Group, Inflatable Island, World Traveller Bags and Luggage, AirAsia BIG, GetGo, and Mabuhay Miles. Everyone will also be bringing home some cool freebies!

Interested attendees can pre-register for the event by visiting TravelBook.ph’s event page for Destination: PH on Facebook and clicking the pre-registration link under the details section. Each visitor who pre-registers through this link automatically earns a raffle entry for a chance to win an overnight accommodation at Midori Clark Hotel and Casino in Pampanga or Subic Bay Yacht Club with breakfast for two!

Start your summer adventure with TravelBook.ph and have the best travel experience ever! See you there!

It’s My Birthday And I’ve Never Felt More Depressed

We are supposed to be happy during our birthdays, but I feel the other way around. I don’t know how the switch took place, and I can’t remember any moment in my life that triggered the switch, or maybe it’s my whole life itself that puts me in this place. Birthdays are now depressing.

It’s like I’m obligated to feel very special, needs to rejoice, and be very thankful for what life has given me when my current situation isn’t in a good state. I’m a mess and there’s nothing particularly great to celebrate my life.

I can’t be happy on my birthday with disappointments. I am disappointed with how little my life has changed in the past years. I am disappointed with getting into this age yet hasn’t accomplished big in my life. I feel sad about how many bad relationships I faced over the past years, and now still alone hoping for the right person. I have a few significant persons in my life but I want that one person where I can celebrate any day.

My birthday is a painful reminder of the things I decided to achieve last year but failed to do so. It’s a whisper in my head telling myself that I didn’t work hard enough. It is a face-palm notice that I had broken my promises last year, and that made me not to trust myself even more.

Soon I’ll be turning 27. The quarter-life crisis has got me, and it’s worsening over the years. I need a fix. How can we manage and recover from birthday blues?

You can also read this article on Thought Catalog.

Mixtape Vol. 1 📼

Starting this year with a new series on my blog— Mixtapes. I have seen other personal blogs sharing their playlists, so why not do the same. And besides, it is a way of adding content. Lately, I’ve been listening to songs sung by females. I’m using Spotify as my playlists database. I hope you like it, and if you do, share it!

The Sunday Currently | 05

It’s been a long time since I last blogged about my Sunday. And since I wanted my 2018 to be always updated with posts, I will make sure I have something to post every Sunday, preferably The Sunday Currently series.

Writing this post, I am seated in the back corner of a cafe. I decided to spend my Sunday afternoon here while working on some emails and watching Grey’s Anatomy. It is actually my first time to be here in Coreon Gate Cafe in Pasig. I usually visit their Makati branch. Their Pasig branch is bigger and nice.

Currently

Eating

Corned beef and fried egg meal for me. And a milkshake. I wanted Mang Inasal today because I am starving but I don’t think there is a near branch here. Better than nothing and an empty stomach.

Listening/Watching

I am watching Grey’s Anatomy 13. I have found this Chrome extension thingy where I can float my Chrome browser window where Netflix is open. Who’s multitasking? Me! I started watching GA from the start of the series since October 2017. I have mostly all my time since the last quarter of 2017. HAHA!

Smelling

Wood and things brand new. I think this cafe is already weeks older but I could still smell the wood varnished, and leather. There is a tiny smell of spicy ramen and coffee.

Feeling

I feel a little headache maybe because I was awake 28 hours since Friday and slept for more than 12 hours. Ugh!

Wishing

To travel to South Korea. I am still dreaming of making my first travel abroad come true. I failed last year and wasted my airplane tickets to Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

Wearing

Orange shirt, denim pants and white classic Fila shoes. And a pair of prescription eyeglasses.

Hoping

To make my finances work this month.

Planning

Since thinking of what to write seems hard, I am planning to write about blog series like Mix Tapes, listicles of different topics and small reviews of my casual consumption.

SiddaThornton is the original creator of the series The Sunday Currently.

How to Get Last-Minute Hotel Booking & Deals with HotelQuickly: Makati Palace Hotel

Hotel reservation can sometimes be a pain in the back most especially when you need to book on the last minute. This happens sometimes when you need to be somewhere else and you need a hotel to stay at. The pain with instant booking? The closer you are to your desired reservation date, the more expensive it can be. Here comes this app that I use when booking discounted hotel reservations – HotelQuickly.

HotelQuickly is a mobile application available for iPhone and Android devices that allows users to find discounted hotels throughout The World. The application features more than 250,000 hotels and is localized to 17 different languages including Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, traditional and simplified Chinese, and English.

The first time that I used HotelQuickly for a last-minute hotel booking was last January 2016 where I only paid 15 USD from 34 USD for an overnight room. Cheap right? 😎 Then followed the second time, and the third time last week. I booked a hotel on the last minute and was able to grab a cheaper price of 37 USD for an overnight stay at Makati Palace Hotel.

 Last-Minute Hotel Booking & Deals with HotelQuickly - Makati Palace Hotel

To use the app, simply download HotelQuickly on your smartphone and register. You may use my promo code CANDR35 to get 15% credit.


Makati Palace Hotel

Upon arrival at Makati Palace Hotel, I was greeted by a bunch of hotel staff which was awkward for me since I don’t really like being around with a lot of people. I immediately went to the reception area, and checking in was smooth. I needed to secure a deposit equal to the amount I paid for the reservation, and it’ll be released on my check out. Wireless internet access is free. Like other hotels, smoking inside the room is restricted, and if caught, a fine of 40 USD needs to be settled. However, smoking is allowed in the pool area.

 Last-Minute Hotel Booking & Deals with HotelQuickly - Makati Palace Hotel

 Last-Minute Hotel Booking & Deals with HotelQuickly - Makati Palace Hotel

I booked a Double Superior Room but was upgraded to a Twin Superior Suite due to availability. I was surprised because I didn’t expect there was a tub. You get all in twins– from toiletries to complimentary drinks, but not the bathrobe. I think you need to request for it if you want an extra one. I have to request a bottle opener since I bought some booze to chill. Lol.

 Last-Minute Hotel Booking & Deals with HotelQuickly - Makati Palace Hotel

 Last-Minute Hotel Booking & Deals with HotelQuickly - Makati Palace Hotel

Here’s what the room looks like.

You may visit Makati Palace Hotel‘s official website for more room types. Overall, I really like my overnight. I wasn’t able to use their amenities and decided to just stay in my room because that day was already tiring for me. I slept almost my whole stay. I may book here again sometime. 😊

So if you are in need of last-minute booking yet wanted cheap deals, your go-to app is HotelQuickly. Check out with my promo code CANDR35 to get 15% credit.

✨ Thank you, 2017! Hello, 2018! ✨

Hey you guys! I’m back after a long time of not able to blog about personal stuff. I’m doing fine if you guys are asking. Work has been pretty stressful lately not because of the heavy workload, but I’m kinda getting sick more than the usual. I think it is because I work at night, and I have been working at this kind of schedule for the last three years now or so.

Today marks another year to start in accomplishing our new set goals and to give thanks to everyone who has been part of our 2017. Here is a blog post to reflect my 2017. I am grateful for the past year because of new experiences and the people who have been a part of it. To others, my highlights aren’t that big, but this is just the right amount for me to say that my 2017 was awesome!

2017 Highlights 🌻

  • first time to ride on a plane and visit a beautiful beach ✈ 🏝
  • went to Baguio twice (1st, 2nd) ❄
  • my first MacBook Pro 💻
  • dated no one 💔
  • able to work and advertise with a few companies 💰
  • vlogging 🎥
  • spent NYE in a hotel 🎆

Always love fresh starts and clean slates. It’s never too late to become the best version of ourselves. Here’s the push we’ve been waiting for. If 2017 didn’t go as planned, let’s learn from it, and let it be our rebirth. Here are my new goals.

2018 Goals 📝

  • Be financially sound. Clear all debts, spend less & save at least 50k funds. 🔐
  • Gain weight. 🏊🏻‍♂️
  • Be aware, and improve my health. 🥦
  • Get a tattoo. 🐘
  • Blog at least once a week. ✒
  • Buy a camera. 📷
  • A vacation outside the country. 🛫
  • Accomplish my 2018 READING CHALLENGE. 📚
  • Learn new things. 🎹
  • Help others even in little ways. 👨‍❤️‍👨

I wish everyone a happy new year! Let this year be another chance to forgive, to do better, to do more, to give more, to love more and to stop worrying. Love you all!

Your turn:

  1. Can you share how your 2017 was?
  2. Did you accomplish your set goals for the past year?
  3. What are your goals for 2018?

6 Reasons Why We Need to Buy Home & Property Insurance

 Malayan Insurance - Home Insurance & Property Insurance

Living in the province in my childhood can’t be replaced by any other place. This is where I was born and raised, and where my roots is. However, with slow flood-prevention development, living in my province has a disadvantage sometimes. I have this vivid memory of me standing in our dining table above dirty flood water. The rain was so hard that you can’t hear anything but it hitting hard on our rooftop, and the thunder making scary noises. This was because of a storm, and it happened several times. It has been hard for us too after every storm because he family needed to deal with the aftermath. There were a number of parts of the house that needed to be repaired, and even the land outside. All using my parents’ own expense.

Having a property is an investment, but it is always a smart decision to have insurance if disaster strikes. Buying home insurance & property insurance isn’t required by law, but mortgage lenders generally requires it. And even homeowners, like my parents, can purchase insurance  because it is a wise decision that can safety our finances.

Why we need home and property insurance

  1. Protects lender’s investment. When a homeowner owes money on his home, he needs to have insurance to protect both himself and the lender. This will make good relationship between the mortgage lender and the homeowner.
  2. Repair or replace personal belongings. What if your personal possessions and declared valuable items are destroyed in a fire? Many insurance policies cover these belongings that are not limited inside your home.
  3. Provides hospitalization assistance. Your insurance will financially assist the insured and/or any member of his family for hospital confinement or surgical expenses incurred due to accident.
  4. Protection against natural disasters. Our country is prone to typhoons. Flood and landslides are oftentimes reported. Property insurance provides property coverage for potential losses to both the structure of the house and its contents.
  5. Protection against robbery and theft. When someone foolishly break in and steal your home. A homeowner’s policy will reimburse for the actual for the actual cash value or replacement costs.
  6. Peace of mind. Who doesn’t want to less hassle when something unexpectedly bad happen with our house or property? You’ll be thankful if this happen, but hopefully not. To me, this is my main benefit why home insurance & property insurance is a must.

 

 

Malayan Insurance Co., Inc. is the leading non-life insurance company in the Philippines which also known with great and improved policies on home insurance & property insurance. This included property insurance, an extension of covers, personal accident*, family hospitalization insurance*, household employee insurance*, value items protection*, and basic property coverage insurance (*subject to underwriting evaluation and approval or additional premium).

In case you are interested to buy your first home insurance & property insurance or decided to transfer, you may visit Malayan Insurance’s official website, Facebook or Instagram. You may also fill-out property information for quotation.

 

Uni-Pak Mackerel Omelette Wrap

As a millennial who has limited knowledge and time in cooking, I always try to research for quick and easy cooking recipes whenever I want to prepare my own meal. Breakfast is always a good time of the day to energize our body. And we all know that is the most important meal of the day. And a favourite breakfast meal is omelette. Normally, we add different ingredients to an omelette, and to give it a twist, I’ll be using Uni-Pak Mackerel.

Uni-Pak Mackerel is one of the products of SLORD DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, a HACCP accredited manufacturer of canned goods, was established on the 15th of April 1985. Uni-Pak Mackerel is locally manufactured here in the Philippines.

 Kaya basta Mackerel, dapat tatak Uni-pak.

 

Hindi basta nakasanayan, the best na yan!

 Hindi basta nakasanayan, the best yan.

 

✨Disclaimer: I am not blessed with cooking skills so please don’t judge when you move forward to this blog post.✨

I will also share an easy recipe for people who are in a hurry yet needs to get that extra energy for conquering his day. This mackerel and eggs combo is a match made in heaven, you surely enjoy your next brunch.

🐟Uni-Pak Mackerel Omelette Wrap

 

Ingredients

Uni-Pak Mackerel

eggs

oil

butter

onions

tomatoes

Method:

  1. In a frying pan, heat the butter and add the onion and tomatoes. Cook and stir for a few minutes.
  2. Then add the flaked mackerel. Cook and stir more. Then, set aside.
  3. In the same frying pan, heat the oil and add the beaten eggs.
  4. If you see it almost cooked, add the fish, onion and tomatoes spread to one side of the pan.
  5. Fold the other side towards the opposite.
  6. You’re done! Kaya basta Mackerel dapat tatak Uni-pak!

Serve and enjoy!

 

Uni-Pak is generous enough to give one of my readers a gift pack. To join, visit my Facebook post. The mechanics of the giveaway is so easy that it won’t take much of your time.