Vicky Al-Taie is a 30-something momma-to-be and a chronicler of life as experienced in measures of beauty, pain, victories, failures and passions. A former wannabe and an ex-teenage escape artist, I consider myself a force of nature with a chronic case of the ‘elsewheres’. I love rarely but when I do – like now – I do it enormously, boundlessly, and in overflowing measures. Not too far removed from the way I take my pleasures and offer them back to the world. I am essentially about giving it all I’ve got, living life supersized, leaving room for the unexpected and the rest, as they say, is fate’s free-for-all.:)
10 Affordable Hotels in Manila for a Weekend Staycation Under ₱1,500!
Staycations don’t have to be 5-star resort hotels. Enjoy a weekend getaway at these affordable hotels, right in the heart of Metro Manila
Easy Ways to Keep Cool as Summer Approaches
Summer is (almost) here! While some can #beattheheat by expending their resources to head on over to a beach resort or travel to countries with cooler climates, most of us are left to suffer under the tyranny of the summer sun. Fear not, as there are still a number of relatively inexpensive ways one can escape the sweltering temperatures.
Going Rouge on Chinese New Year
Though Chinese New Year is not widely celebrated in the Philippines, except perhaps by the Fil-Chinese community, it still is an event Filipinos look forward to, if only for the predominantly rouge-inspired fashion, specialty food and the fact that it is a non-working holiday. Yey!
Halalan 2016: Smart Pinoy Voter’s Checklist
Clearly, the anticipated Philippine elections happening in May is going to be quite a showdown with all the mudslinging and grandstanding have already reached an elevated pitch. As smart Pinoy voters, it is our responsibility to vote intelligently and make sure that our votes are counted and our voices heard.
2016 Holidays Every Juan Can Look Forward To
2016 is shaping up to be very travel-friendly for Pinoys with some 19 public holidays and several long weekends. How and where you can spend those long weekends is entirely up to you but if you have more leaves to combine with these long weekends and resources to burn, consider these destinations way beyond the usual ASEAN borders and up your ante in the world travel department.
Pasko Na! What’s for Noche Buena?
Christmas, to the uninitiated, is kind of a huge deal to Filipinos. It is the time of the year when our family, relatives and friends gather together to celebrate the birth of Christ. And said celebration is always with FOOD. A whole lot of it! So, what are you having for noche buena tonight?
#MissUniverse2015 Epic Fail and the Funniest Memes
Congratulations Miss Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach on being crowned Miss Universe 2015! Yup, today is a great day to celebrate world-class Pinay beauty. Mabuhay ka, Pia!
Five Totally-Relatable Simbang Gabi Things
Simbang Gabi has officially started! Are you aiming to complete the nine-day mass celebration this year? What makes Simbang Gabi a uniquely special Pinoy tradition and other relatable things are today’s blog subject. Feel free to add more!
Cramming For Christmas? 12.12 Sale To The Rescue!
The FINAL SALE of the year is here and it’s just as amazing as you thought it would be! Score fantastic deals on fashion items, technology and gadgets, travels, appliances, etc on your favourite online shops and earn upsized Cashback from ShopBack!
8 Smartphones You’d Totally Want To Get Your Hands On
If you’re thinking of putting your Christmas bonus to good use, like upgrading your two-year old smartphone for example, but finding the iPhone a little over budget, we may have just the stuff to suit your tech requirements yet well within your budget limitations.