Marco Polo Davao Journey at 20

Republic of the Philippines President, Rodrigo Roa Duterte
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gives his congratulatory message

Marco Polo Davao marks a milestone as it celebrated its 20th Anniversary at the Marco Polo Ballroom with the presence of President Rodrigo Duterte, its VIP guests from the business sector, diplomatic corps, government, media and society.

“We are honoured that the Founding Chairman, Secretary Dominguez, had the bold vision and determination 20 years ago to partner with our company to establish an iconic, internationally acclaimed hotel. Marco Polo Davao soon became the epicentre of events for the city, and today prides itself on being the Heart of Davao,” said Wharf Hotels Management President Dr. Jennifer Cronin.

Celebrate festive Christmas and New Year 2019 at Park Inn by Radisson Davao

RBG Grazing Table
RBG Grazing Table

Park Inn by Radisson Davao indulged its bloggers and media friends to a lunch full of Christmas fun and excitement on Friday. I’ve been joining events hosted by Park Inn Davao for quite sometime now and I take this opportunity to thank you guys for trusting yours truly.

We had fun games where young and old participated and everybody took home “feel good” goodies. I realized now that I've been shaking the feel of our gift box so hard to get a clue of what's inside. Glad the mug handles didn't break, LOL. The luncheon event was also an opportunity for us to take a sneak peek of the Christmas eve and new year’s offering at the hotel.

Marks & Spencer Feature: Debbie Tan-Hao On holiday hosting & styling

Debbie Tan-Hao: On holiday hosting & styling
Debbie enjoys hosting relaxed and no-fancy-dressing dinners 
in her hilltop home with a scenic view of the city.

If  Debbie Tan-Hao can summarize her annual to-do list, it will have these three: travel, shop, socials. She may have a seat in several of the companies the family owns, but she’s lucky to have her husband and children take the lead. She, on the other hand, holds the rein on matters of the home, including decorating, hosting parties and styling the men in her life. It does help that she loves fashion and shopping.

December is the busiest month for Debbie, if not challenging. The calendar is marked with social engagements for the family, business associates and the several cliques she’s part of. Most of the affairs may be themed, including the ones she’ll be hosting in her hilltop home with a scenic view of the city. That will require getting creative with the closet and cupboard contents.

How to Start 2019 the Right Way

How to Start 2019 the Right Way
Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, 
you present a new place for new ideas and progress - Charles Kettering

It may seem as though the year flies by so quickly and as soon as you blink, December has already arrived. This can bring about mixed emotions depending on how your year has gone and whether you’ve achieved what you set out to at the beginning of the year. The good news is that one of the perks of a new year is a fresh start and you can make up your mind to start it on a clean slate. If you’re thinking about how you can start 2019 the right way, see a few suggestions you can try below. 

Of Pajama Party, Christmas 2018 delights and New Year 2019 treats at Seda Abreeza

Beautiful bedroom set-up during bloggers and media PJ night
Beautiful bedroom set-up during bloggers and media PJ party

Seda Abreeza Hotel really knows how to make parties fun as it hosted, my first ever in recent years, a cool pajama party for its bloggers and media friends here in Davao.

The Sinamay Room of the hotel was transformed into a big makeshift bedroom complete with dainty-made signature Seda comfy beds, throw pillows, couches and cuddly little Seddy bears all over, which we also get to bring home after the party.

The parlor games made it even livelier as everyone, young and old, from team Seda and team media participated and wiggled around with utmost abandon and with no inhibitions. I love parties like this, parties where you can just be yourself, chill and get to go around, strengthen friendship in a relaxed and cozy set-up. Thanks for a fun night and well done, Team Seda!

What To Do If You Get Stressed As A Parent

What To Do If You Get Stressed As A Parent

Are you a stressed parent? If so, you’re not alone. A whopping 70 percent of American mommy’s say that parenthood is stressful.

What is triggering this angst amongst parents? Is it their children themselves, the financial burden of having kids, a lack of support? Regardless of the reason behind why modern-day parents as so stressed, if you think you have been inflicted with this plight, then you need to do something about it. For both yours and your kids’ sake, you should be doing all can to defeat your parent stress. Here’s how to do just that:

Why the UK Should be on Your List of Places to Visit

Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace, England

When it comes to reasons for a visit to the UK, it’s difficult to narrow it down to just a few! There are numerous good reasons why the UK is worthy of a visit, some of which will be more important than others, depending on what you’re looking for in a vacation. It doesn’t matter what time of the year you visit, how long you stay or the size of your budget, there is something for everyone. Couples, singles, and families can all find something to interest and excite them in either England, Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales. 

Book Musings: Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks

Book Musings: Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks
I’ve been swarmed with codes lately, I think that’s how life’s gonna be when you belong to the middle bracket of society, you work harder than you ever could.

But even with these life’s craziness, I just can’t live a day without reading few pages before going to bed. It’s a habit I’ve nurtured since forever. I’ve scored Nicholas Sparks’ lastest book, Every Breath on my Kindle app, I’ve done reading it and just thought would want to share with you what I think about it.

Every Breath is a story of timeless love, romance, and how fate can be so forbidding sometimes.
Hope Anderson, the heroine in this book, fall in love with Tru, a safari guide from Zimbabwe while visiting her vacation haven in North Carolina. Hope chose to be with Josh, her boyfriend of six years in the hope of fulfilling her lifelong dream to be a mother. 

After reading this book I realized that more than anything, our decisions in life can really make or break our destiny. And there are elements we should battle that weigh more than our yearnings for someone else. 

Harbour City invites you to wine tasting and fine dining with a stunning view of Victoria Harbour

Harbour City invites you to wine tasting and fine dining with a stunning view of Victoria Harbour

Harbour City is known around the world for being a haven for the best of dining in Hong Kong, housing Michelin-starred and recommended restaurants and gorgeous harbor views that complete the experience. The Ocean Terminal new extension building recently introduced a wide range of new restaurants with stunning Victoria Harbour views, allowing guests to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the bay while savoring world-class cuisine.

This month, Harbour City hosts the Great November Feast organized by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, with special offers throughout the duration of the festivities. 

Cebu Landmasters Inc. kicks off P12.6-billion worth of projects in Davao City

Artists Perspective of The Paragon Davao  soon to rise in Matina, Davao City
Artists Perspective of The Paragon Davao soon to rise in Matina, Davao City.
The Paragon Davao, foreseen to be the city’s lifestyle destination, is CLI’s fourth mixed-use development in VisMin and its second project in Davao City.

Leading VisMin property developer Cebu Landmasters, Inc. (CLI) in partnership with Davao’s Villa-Abrille family through joint ventures YHEST Realty & Development Corp and YHES Inc., fortified its presence in Davao City as it kicked off two key landmark projects in the second fastest-growing economy in country in partnership with a prominent Davao family.

The partners broke ground, graced by Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, on a former golf course that will be transformed into the 22-hectare Central Business District called Davao Global Township (DGT) and unveiled a vibrant mixed-use lifestyle destination The Paragon Davao. The latter will be anchored by a hotel managed by world-renowned The Ascott Limited, a residential tower, a lifestyle mall, and convention center.
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