M&S Personality Profile: DOT-XI Director Tanya Rabat-Tan on sustainable tourism

M&S Personality Profile: DOT-XI Director Tanya Rabat-Tan on sustainable tourism
Tourists should feel the authenticity of the place. 
On Tanya: Striped cotton top by M&S Collection


Tanya Rabat-Tan advocates sustainability, and practices what she preaches at home and at work. She carries a refillable water bottle, recycles, segregates disposables. In fact, she’s the woman behind Mati City’s Solid Waste Integrated Management (SWIM). The breakthrough project was implemented long before the Boracay rehabilitation was announced.

“SWIM aims to address coastal degradation of the Pujada Bay and the Dahican stretch caused by irresponsible solid waste disposal practices and illegal structures in the areas. These areas are major sources of livelihood for many and major tourism attractions of Mati. Dahican is a famous skim and surf site and home to the dugongs, dolphins, pawikans, whale sharks, while the Philippine Eagle soars the skies of Pujada Bay and nests at Mt. Hamiguitan Natural Heritage Park,” she shared.

Book Musings: Bitcoin Billionaires

Book Musings: Bitcoin Billionaires


I was so skeptical of this 'bitcoin' concept when it came out in many of the websites back in 2013. Probably because at lot of those sites who offer a way to invest were scams and you can't blame me for the doubts. But it was only when these Winklevoss twins made it to the news that I realized it's real and the price for 1 bitcoin has gone up to the roof and I can't afford it anymore.

Anyway, this book Bitcoin Billionaire talks about Bitcoin as not just some virtual currencies that pop out of the head of internet brainiacs. It runs deep that is rooted on the philosophy of Libertarianism in which it operates on decentralized digital currency -  borderless, countryless and it is based on Math and not humans. 

I never really followed the story of how the first Bitcoin Billionaires came to be and this book is a good read to know it. 

Intuitively written by Ben Mezrich, the same guy who wrote The Accidental Billionaires: The founding of Facebook, A tale of sex, money, genius, and betrayal that was adopted into the movie, The Social Network.

This is a good read if you want to understand Bitcoin and the blockchain technology more.

Highly Recommended and happy reading!


How to Manage Illness at Work

Megaworld Festive Walk, Iloilo City, Philippines
Finding time for yourself is also one way to manage illness at work


Falling ill can be one of two things: a slow process in which you are mentally prepared for it and have seen the signs developing, or a complete shock which can shake your world. 

One moment you’re plodding along with life, and the next, your productivity and abilities are affected by illness. Feeling unwell is not a welcoming feeling, that’s for sure. 

One of the most inconvenient situations about falling ill is to how to get through work. There may be some days when battling through deadlines or being expected to present to colleagues is a real challenge.

The reality is (depending on the severity) you can manage your condition and continue to work if you focus on your health and follow appropriate steps. 

How Tech Has Changed Online Education for the Better

How Tech Has Changed Online Education for the Better

Online education has made getting degrees and completing educational courses much easier for those who would otherwise struggle with traditional degrees. Those to benefit include the likes of individuals who have to prioritize family over education and those who would struggle to live away from home - such as carers. 

This article will show how technology has opened the doors to online education and allowed people to get the qualifications that they need to succeed. 

Flavors and Colors of Kadayawan 2019 at Seda Abreeza

Flavors and Colors of 34th Kadayawan at Seda Abreeza


Davao’s urban lifestyle hotel, Seda Abreeza kick-off the Kadayawan season by hosting a festive and flavorful gala for its stakeholders, patrons and media friends on Wednesday, July 24.

This year’s event which was held at the T’nalak hall was once again a hit for the guests with the culinary team of Misto staging its extraordinary prowess by showcasing the best flavors of Davao.

The hotel also celebrates another year of partnership with the Philippine Eagle Foundation and Malagos Chocolates. This year is extra special as Seda Hotels expands its corporate social responsibility initiative as it adopts a Philippine Eagle named “Mayumi” – a Filipino word that translates gentle or refined.  

5 Things Women Entrepreneurs Should Stop Doing

5 Things Women Entrepreneurs Should Stop Doing

It has been said time and time again: Men are from Mars, women are from Venus. Men and women think differently, behave differently, and are built differently. Sometimes, this can affect the way women do business.

Female entrepreneurs are thriving in the Philippines.  In fact, an earlier study conducted by a global payments company showed that the Philippines scored 68.0 on a scale of 100 to emerge as the 9th country “with the strongest supporting conditions and opportunities for women to thrive as entrepreneurs.”  The high index also means “high female representation of business owners in the economy.”

Thai Culinary Delights and Film Festival 2019 in Davao City

Cultural performance of Siam Niramit dancers,   a world-class production of Thai arts and cultural heritage.
Cultural performance of Siam Niramit dancers. 

THAI CULINARY DELIGHTS 2019 AT DUSITD2 DAVAO


Cultural Heritage

Hello, there my dear readers!

I’m ecstatic to share to with you a delicious blog post featuring the arts and flavors of Thailand. On Friday, The Royal Thai Embassy in cooperation with the Tourism Authority of Thailand hosted the 2019 ‘Thai Culinary Delights’ at DusitD2 here in Davao City. 

This event was made in celebration of the 70th Diplomatic Anniversary between the Republic of the Philippines and the Kingdom of Thailand and the first event of this kind to be held outside of Metro Manila.

Not-so-serious Wine Dinner with Rutherford Wines at the Deck, Marco Polo Davao

 

Hello there, my dear readers!

Right now, I’m still working on a lot of my boos, got loads of work backlogs and whatnots and seems like they keep piling up and to be honest I seriously don’t know when this is going to end. And since I don’t know when’s work going to end, I thought I’d better shift out of my monitors and go out, see people, talk to people and yeah, go dine and wine especially when it’s not so serious one.

Truth be told, my palate is not really adventurous when it comes to wines, probably because wine is not really part of the Filipino culture but I'm teaching my tongue a bit and I'm learning a lot, so I think that's a good start. If we notice, in recent years with all of these restaurants popping here and there, wines got a special page on the menu and what better way to appreciate them than tasting them.

UNIQLO to open largest store in Mindanao on July 19

UNIQLO to open largest store in Mindanao on July 19, 2019


Hello, there my dear readers!

How are you all doing today? I hope you’re all well. On this side, still working on a lot of backlogs as a result of long summer vacation hiatus. Nonetheless, I got a chance to walk out of my dashboard for a while and joined the marketing team of Uniqlo when they visited Davao City on Friday.

UNIQLO, a Japanese global apparel retailer has been aggressively pushing the brand worldwide. They have now 57 stores nationwide since they came in the Philippine market in 2012 and is looking to expand more in the coming years.

El Nido is Love and Tours Recommended for first timers

El Nido Summer Sunset from Republic Sunset Bar
El Nido Summer Sunset seen from Republic Sunset Bar


Hello, there my dear readers. 

I’ve been out of my blogging dashboard for so long. So long that I don’t know how to navigate it anymore, lol. But so glad I’m on mama and coding chore reprieve now that my troop is at school. Have to find a way to divide my time and I finally managed to update my blog, specifically our El Nido summer trip. 

My family actually went on a 7-day vacation in Boracay and Iloilo City and I’ll be writing about it soon. But what I’m going to share with you on this blog post was our trip to El Nido in Palawan. We had a couple trip a week after we came home from Visayas. It’s actually an anniversary trip in celebration of 20 years being married, yeah, that long already!
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