Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Iloilo-Guimaras-Bacolod DIY Itinerary

Sharing my 4-day itinerary for an Iloilo-Guimaras-Bacolod DIY Tour. Will publish a more detailed post soon!

Day 1: Arrival in Iloilo + Guimaras Tour
Manila to Iloilo-Arrive 805am
Van from aiport to SM (P50)
SM City Jeep to Ong Bun Pension (P8)
Check in and bag drop (P750/night)
La Paz jeep from Ong Bun Pension to Ortiz Wharf (P10)
Boat from Ortiz Wharf to Guimaras Jordan Wharf (P15)
Register at Tourism office (Free)
Start Guimaras Tricycle Tour (P1,200)
Boat from Guimaras Jordan Wharf to Ortiz Wharf (P15)
Canlubang Jeep to Ongbun Pension (P10)
Dinner at La Paz Market, La Paz Jeep (P10) Netong's batchoy plus puto (P105)
Jeep to Ong Bun Pension (P10)

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Tipid Travel Tip: Where to Have Fun this Rainy Season


That's right, Star City, the country's best theme park (well to me it is!) is such a great place to visit for young and not so young kids! There are rides that can be had by anyone of all ages, and of course, there is the food! Between me, my senior-citizen mom, adult and teenage kid, we were able to experience most of the rides in the park.  There were also enough rest areas when you are tired from the rides and would just love to sit down, eat and people-watch.  There are both indoor and outdoor attractions so you get to choose where to have fun!

Admission is less than a hundred, but a ride all you can ticket is around P490.00 but you can always check Metrodeal for some discounts. Park hours is from 2:00-10:30 pm on weekends and 4:00-1030 on weekdays.

I have lost count of the number of times we have been to Star City and my kids still love it.  It's just by Pasay City and reachable by public or private transport!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Running for a Dream

I finally applied for my first-ever marathon, in time for when I turn 42 next year. I want to be able to celebrate this milestone in my life, with something meaningful.  A marathon is a test of will.  For me, being able to finish a marathon means I can do anything.  With everything that has happened to me both in my personal and professional life, this marathon is going to be life-changing indeed!

I also realized that I have run total of seven 21K runs, and countless 10Ks.  So while a 42K is still unimaginable for me, I know that I have enough crazy in me to do this, hahahha!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018


For the Lenten break this year, I will be part of the crowd who will not be leaving the Metro for an out of town or out of the country trip.  But this is more because of that fiscal responsibility or #adulting stuff that I talked about in another post. But being #TeamBahay should not stop you from doing something productive during the long break.  Aside from church obligations, here are just some ideas to keep you busy this vacation time:

  • Declutter! Now is the time to organize those closets and declutter.  Sort the clothes you don't use into piles of" for donation, for garage sale or for throwaway.  You will free up lots of closet space, and will fulfill an obligation to share this Lent.  Just bring it to your nearest church or your favorite foundation. You can also use this time to re-arrange furniture in the house, make everyone clean their rooms and throw away(sort!) clutter, especially for students. Remember to recycle though and sell papers and papers for money!
  • Volunteer! There are churches in your place that could use some help this Lent, especially with the many people visiting churches.  Your help can range from directing the flow of foot traffic, or manning a lost and found counter, or accepting donations. Make it a family thing and its easily a meaningful bonding time!
  • Entertain! Have friends over and have a little get together. Just remember to make it low-key in observance of Lent. You may ask everyone to bring food or just do a little cooking.  Remember that stores will be closed so remember to stock up a little.
  • Garden! Now is the time to beautify that front lawn or trim and organize plants in your garden.  
  • Relax! This is my favorite. Imagine just sleeping at home, or watching your favorite show or reading a new book, then just eating whenever you please. That is of course after you have fulfilled your church obligations. 
Make sure to make your Lent vacation meaningful, but also take the time to relax and recharge!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Fiscal Responsibility

For 2018, I have been guided by a personal theme of fiscal responsibility. As defined, it is synonymous with a balanced budget, or where spending equals revenue.  So no more seat sale, staycation and basically, no travel for the PisoTraveller! And the reason for this is because I am building a house!

So what does it mean for my bucket list? Well, it only means that I am creating a home where I don't need to take a vacation from. It is a place where I would rather stay, than pay for a hotel staycation.  It is willing to wait for 2 years to pay off the debts used to renovate the house before I book any more airline seat sale, hahaha. It is building a home where I can finally stay for the rest of my life.

And is it easy? Of course not! Like any good thing worth waiting for, the sacrifices are huge and the decisions are scary. But hey, immensely worth it!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Climbing Mountains, for Fun!

When people ask me to introduce myself and say something that I love doing, it is always climbing mountains that comes to mind.  It is hard, I kid you not, but it is so much fun! And the view at the top is always worth it.  Couple that with the friendships that you develop in the trail, then yes, I do climb mountains for fun! And I will continue to do this as long as my legs could carry me! Yes, this photo #CaptureTheRealYou best taken with an #OPPOF5

This is the one of my favorites, which I used as this blog's header. This was taken in Mt. Pamitinan in Rizal.  I just cant begin to tell you how rewarding this activity is!