It’s More Fun In The Philippines!

The Department of Tourism released earlier this morning the new tourism campaign of the country.

And Twitter came alive.  Not long after the campaign, #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines trended worldwide.

I think I was at lunch when everyone was tweeting just why it’s more fun in the Philippines. These reasons just amused me waaaay too much because they are so true!

And in the middle of it all, this awesome tweet just made everything so much more cooler than it already is!

And for the negatrons out there, I’d like to give you Maria Ressa:

You know it.  I know it.  Don’t even try to stop it.  Support Philippine Tourism.  Come on, man.  This campaign has long been delayed already and finally, it speaks the truth.



The Dynamic Tower

This is the Dynamic Tower in Dubai.  This is a planned architectural wonder, designed by David Fisher, will have each floor rotate uniquely and independently.  This will result in constantly changing shape, and I believe it is going to be a marvelous sight.

They said construction is supposed to finish (or begin) in late 2011.  Does anyone have any news regarding this one?  I’m quite psyched because it’s such a wonder.  I would love to see it with Dylan, and it’s close enough for a quick peek (along with a few hours of shopping too).  If you have any news, let me know. :)

Welcome To McArthur Park

So for a moment there, it sounded like a line right off the karaoke machine.  Hahaha.

Anyway, I was again on a trip for our department’s roadshow.  We headed for Tacloban a week ago, and AB and I were the first team to get there.  The first place we hit was McArthur’s Landing, or otherwise known as McArthur Park.  It’s basically the place where McArthur came back during the World War II.

The first thing I noticed was the sky.  Already I noticed it as we started to descend.

Can you honestly say that we have skies this blue in the city?  Little by little, it sinks in why people love to retire in the province.

So ladies and gentlemen, welcome to McArthur Park.  *insert possible theme song here*

See they really transformed it into a park.  Those benches at the far right had a pretty good view.  Just before I took this photo, a family was wrapping up their lunch picnic.

I envy places like these.  It’s a complete getaway from the hurried life of the city, of work!  Some say we can easily convert Luneta Park into something like this.  But I don’t know.  A lot of effort already went into cleaning that place up, but the people seem to find it so hard to just be aware of keeping the place clean and presentable to tourists and residents alike.  Oh well.

I would give anything to have this view everyday.

Next post:  The San Juanico Bridge! :)

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend

I have always known I love diamonds.  I don’t necessarily prefer them over something else, but I’ve always known I’ll grow to like them.  I think it’s the sparkle.  Diamonds almost resemble stars.  They’re always bright and gleaming.

Then there was this guy in one of the many movies I’ve seen that said his lady’s eyes sparkle like diamonds.

Then there was this professor in college who said clarity should come as clear as crystal.  And the crystals he always refer to were diamonds.

Then there’s the song.  And Marilyn Monroe.

But who would’ve though diamonds live in water?  This amazing photo just made me realize not all diamonds have carats in them. 

Have a great workweek everyone.

Dante Barona FTW!

For the past few days, I was in Tacloban with our marketing crew for another RMC visit.  San Juanico Bridge is such a wonder and it was just right there.  Kuya Joel made sure that we get a picture at the spot where Dante Barona jumped off as a stunt a few decades ago! :)

That’s me with AB, my right hand and left leg.  Yes, I cannot function without her.  Hahahahaha.

More photos coming soon!