15 October 2016

When in Batangas - Taal Volcano Tour

A trip to Talisay won't be complete without a glimpse of Taal Volcano. From our primary school history lessons, this one is said to be the smallest volcano in the world. What amazes me the most is that this popular tourist attraction is actually a volcano within a lake with a lake and an island within its crater And there's no other way to enjoy and experience Taal Volcano than to hike up all the way to its crater. During our visit to Club Balai Isabel, we had the chance to be up close and personal with Taal Volcano.

Peaceful Taal lake in the morning
Here's our boat!
Racing with the other group!

I think there are several other towns from which you could take a boat ride to Taal Volcano. But since we were staying at Club Balai in Talisay, we had our boat ride from there. There were six of us in the boat plus our boat operator. I think the local government is strict when it comes to safety as they limit the number of people inside the boat and made sure that everyone wears their safety vests. Anyway, it took us around 20 to 30 minutes to reach our destination. The boat ride was extremely smooth. The lake is calm and peaceful especially in the morning.

08 October 2016

Natural Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel Review

My aloe vera obsession just won't stop! After trying out The Face Shop's Jeju Aloe Soothing Gel, I got myself several tubs of Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel during my recent Althea Korea shopping experience. I actually wanted to try out this one when I first got acquainted with Althea (earlier this year) but I was already eyeing a different kind of day moisturizer on my second haul. Nevertheless, I decided to stick with aloe gels because they've worked out well for me.

Natural Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel

As I have previously mentioned, I am not really particular with the brand of the product that I am using and I am open to experimenting and trying out new products when it comes to skincare and makeup. I have always wanted to try out this product because I think this one's Nature Republic's bestseller. And I am curious if it could live up to the hype. Anyway, here are some of the details about this product from Althea Korea's website:

01 October 2016


I haven't attended any blogger events during the past few months. Since I am near the finish line, that is, the end of my law school journey, attending blogger events and seeing my friends every now and then were some of the things that I have to give up. But I think my hesitation in attending blogger events was more on fact that I won't be able to deliver right away when it comes to blog posts. When Aldous invited me to the third anniversary of the group that he made - the TeamAldous - which I am proud to be a part of, I just have to say yes. Aldous became one of my friends when we were both starting out (around 3 years ago already!). And he was one of the reasons why I got into food blogging. And besides it was held on a Saturday night. So right after my CivRev quiz, I headed to The Royal Caterer in San Juan to take part in this celebration.


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