A weekend in Nagsasa Cove

A few hours away (around 4-5) from Manila, is this gem in Zambales. I never heard of the place until recently when a friend told me they were going to Nagsasa Cove. The first thing I did was to look up where the place was and what it looked like. Fast forward a month later, I find myself in a van at 3 in the morning with my closest friends on the way to Nagsasa Cove.

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Our van dropped us off in Pundaquit, Zambales. From here, we hopped on a bangka to reach Nagsasa Cove.

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We stopped by Capones Island before heading to Nagsasa Cove.

Andi and Cess

Andi and Cess

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Vince

Vince

Patrick

Patrick

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After setting up our tents and eating lunch, we rushed to the beach to swim! 

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In a nearby hill, you can hike up to see a better view of Nagsasa Cove.

View from one of the stops during the hike

View from one of the stops during the hike

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Traveling with the ASUS T300 Chi

I never really considered how heavy or thin a device is until recently. Ever since I started traveling with my friends, bringing my old heavy laptop was starting to become a burden until I finally decided to just not bring it with me anymore. I just opted to bring multiple SD cards with me and transfer them to my computer when I get home. One problem I experienced with doing this is the risk of losing the card without having a back up.

A couple of weeks ago, I was browsing through a couple of computers and found out about a new trend in portable computers which is the 2-in-1 laptop. I got really curious and researched a bit more and I finally ended up getting the new ASUS T300 Chi. I'm glad I found a new computer that I can always bring with me when I go out of town. No more worrying about losing my photos. Hooray!

Easy to pack and bring with me everywhere! It's around 1.58 pounds / 720g

Easy to pack and bring with me everywhere! It's around 1.58 pounds / 720g

12.5" HD screen -- perfect for people like me who enjoy watching movies.

12.5" HD screen -- perfect for people like me who enjoy watching movies.

I never thought that I'd actually want the detachable feature until I tried it. It's connected via magnet so it's easy to pull out when you want to lie down and watch a movie.

I never thought that I'd actually want the detachable feature until I tried it. It's connected via magnet so it's easy to pull out when you want to lie down and watch a movie.

Really thin at 0.28 inches! It comes with an Intel HD5300 so playing games with this one is possible! (So far, I've tried running DOTA 2 on it and it runs smoothly!)

Really thin at 0.28 inches! It comes with an Intel HD5300 so playing games with this one is possible! (So far, I've tried running DOTA 2 on it and it runs smoothly!)

It comes with 128GB SSD (another feature I didn't think would matter) but SSD really makes a difference when opening apps/transferring files.

It comes with 128GB SSD (another feature I didn't think would matter) but SSD really makes a difference when opening apps/transferring files.

I think this is the most favorite thing about the ASUS T300 Chi. It came with a free stylus. It's now easier (and more fun) for me to clean up photos on Photoshop!

I think this is the most favorite thing about the ASUS T300 Chi. It came with a free stylus. It's now easier (and more fun) for me to clean up photos on Photoshop!

Battery lasts me 4-7 hours depending on what I'm doing.

Battery lasts me 4-7 hours depending on what I'm doing.

You guys can check the ASUS T300 Chi here: https://www.asus.com/ph/2-in-1-PCs/ASUS_Transformer_Book_T300_Chi/

Exploring Hong Kong III

So happy I was able to visit Hong Kong again last November. I love that every time I visit Hong Kong, I get to see and explore new places. 

Always love it when I get the window seat. I never get tired of looking out the window.

Always love it when I get the window seat. I never get tired of looking out the window.

Our first day in Hong Kong was definitely packed! Arrived in Hong Kong around 9 in the morning, got to our place by 12 and had to rush because we were having lunch with friends at 1. After that we headed to Plover Cove which was about 1-2 hours away from where we were. --It also involved a ton of walking. 

Sights on our way to Plover Cove

Sights on our way to Plover Cove

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Jenna (@vintagedaughter)

Jenna (@vintagedaughter)

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Can't believe we walked this! Plus points if you spot the giant statue!

Can't believe we walked this! Plus points if you spot the giant statue!

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Day 2! Naturally, we had to stop and take pictures because the light was A+ Hah!

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Going around Sheung Wan

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Jerome (@jeromcan)

Jerome (@jeromcan)

Kara (kara.chung)

Kara (kara.chung)

Fay (@floatfish)

Fay (@floatfish)

Eloa, Catarina, Nuno and Varun

Eloa, Catarina, Nuno and Varun

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A collection of people jay walking... and Edward!

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Candy (@flosslai)

Candy (@flosslai)

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Gorgeous sunset from the Instagram Pier 

Gorgeous sunset from the Instagram Pier 

Thankful to have met this bunch

Thankful to have met this bunch

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All set for day 3!

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Probably the most colorful part of my Hong Kong trip. Taken around Choi Hung Estate

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Finally got to visit Ping Shek!

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Day 4. Slow morning in Kennedy Town. Went early so I get nice seats only to find out that the stores (including most coffee shops) open at 12! So I decided to order coffee in a nearby hole in the wall coffee shop and sat by the harbour (secretly felt like I was in a movie for a while)

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Flamingos! I never knew there were Flamingos in  Hong Kong. Wish I visited on a better time though.

Flamingos! I never knew there were Flamingos in  Hong Kong. Wish I visited on a better time though.

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Day 5 started with a trip to Royal Pacific Hotel! 

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Last stop before heading to the airport. Totally forgot the name of the place but it was just a bus ride from Kennedy Town.

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It was really nice to be back in Hong Kong.

Big thanks to the Hong Kong Instagram community for making our trip an enjoyable one!

I've got my fingers crossed to be back again next year! I don't think I'll ever get tired of this place. So see you again soon, Hong Kong!

Exploring Iloilo & Guimaras

I've always wanted to go ever since a friend told me that he'd want to move there someday. After our trip, I finally understand why my friend wanted to move there. Everything was just so beautiful (and yummy! -- sorry no food photos! You guys have to visit Iloilo yourself and experience it!). 

This view greeted us when we arrived at our hotel after our very early flight. It was definitely worth the eyebags.

This view greeted us when we arrived at our hotel after our very early flight. It was definitely worth the eyebags.

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My comfy bed with a view at Injap Hotel

My comfy bed with a view at Injap Hotel

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Usual views going around Iloilo

Usual views going around Iloilo

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The facade of the Miag-ao Church built in the 1700s. Made of Coral.

The facade of the Miag-ao Church built in the 1700s. Made of Coral.

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Interior of the Miag-ao Church

Interior of the Miag-ao Church

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Door Details

Door Details

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Iloilo City's Provincial Captiol

Iloilo City's Provincial Captiol

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Sunset from Injap Hotel's Helipad! Everything was beautiful.

Sunset from Injap Hotel's Helipad! Everything was beautiful.

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Kimi and Thomas

Kimi and Thomas

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Alyssa

Alyssa

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Riding the ferry to Guimaras.

Riding the ferry to Guimaras.

Look at the colors! So beautiful!

Look at the colors! So beautiful!

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This little guy said hi while we were going around the SEAFDEC Marine Station.

This little guy said hi while we were going around the SEAFDEC Marine Station.

Food for the fish

Food for the fish

One of the locals bringing us around fed the fish and pet it!

One of the locals bringing us around fed the fish and pet it!

Sea Bass

Sea Bass

Ave Maria Island

Ave Maria Island

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Crystal clear waters in Guimaras! 

Crystal clear waters in Guimaras! 

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Kimi in Baras Cave

Kimi in Baras Cave

Details inside the cave

Details inside the cave

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Thanks to people on Instagram, I found this hidden gem in Iloilo City. 

Thanks to people on Instagram, I found this hidden gem in Iloilo City. 

Getting ready before saying good bye to Iloilo.

Getting ready before saying good bye to Iloilo.

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New favorite pair from Flossy!

New favorite pair from Flossy!

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See you again soon, Iloilo! 

See you again soon, Iloilo! 

Big thanks to Injap Hotel Iloilo for having us and for being amazing hosts! 

Current Favorites

I secretly shot these photos to try out the image quality of my new camera. (will definitely write a separate post for that heh!)

Solid State for Men -- Call me ignorant but I never knew solid perfume existed!

Solid State for Men -- Call me ignorant but I never knew solid perfume existed!

Renee Giraffe from Komono

Renee Giraffe from Komono

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Watch Roll from Grandee by Anma

Watch Roll from Grandee by Anma

Winston Royale Black from Komono

Winston Royale Black from Komono