SELAH GARDEN HOTEL | ONE OF MY BEST CHOICES FOR STAYCATION IN METRO MANILA

If you just can't wait to have that elusive vacation but do not have the time and budget to go out of town whether alone or with family and friends, then the Selah Garden Hotel in Pasay City could be your best option. My brother was here two weeks ago on a short nine-day vacation. … Continue reading SELAH GARDEN HOTEL | ONE OF MY BEST CHOICES FOR STAYCATION IN METRO MANILA

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MY DRONE FLEW AWAY IN BATANES

Here is how I lost my drone in Batanes. https://www.facebook.com/joeljawsandrada/videos/1859039607510073/ For better definition, watch it on youtube here: https://youtu.be/JbVfGCgHQgo I went to Batanes to cover the wonderful and amazing tourist spots. I went to Vayang Rolling Hills and took off. My first attempt failed as I chickened out and decided to land as soon as … Continue reading MY DRONE FLEW AWAY IN BATANES

TREKKING, CLIFF JUMPING & SWIMMING IN TANGADAN FALLS, SAN GABRIEL, LA UNION

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1919758224709608&set=a.292413750777405.78604.100000263479267&type=3&theater Almost every three months, my Dubai-based brother and I would spend quality time together by visiting a destination that we have not yet been to. #BROSontheROAD. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1915190668499697&set=pb.100000263479267.-2207520000.1530677743.&type=3&theater Last April 2018, we went to San Juan, La Union with our mom and aunt who both opted to stay in the hotel room most of the … Continue reading TREKKING, CLIFF JUMPING & SWIMMING IN TANGADAN FALLS, SAN GABRIEL, LA UNION

SERIOUSLY? 3-NIGHT STAY IN JAKARTA AT ZENROOMS SCBD FOR LESS THAN P2000!

After booking a budget ticket to Jakarta via Air Asia, I thought that the next best thing to do was to book a hotel that would be easy on the pocket as well. I was going to Jakarta to attend two meetings. The venue of the first meeting was located at the client's office in … Continue reading SERIOUSLY? 3-NIGHT STAY IN JAKARTA AT ZENROOMS SCBD FOR LESS THAN P2000!

EAT OR EEK? | NOBU MANILA’S SEVEN-COURSE MEAL

Verdict: EAT! If you are into authentic Japanese cuisine, then you have to try Nobu Restaurant located at the Level 1 of Nobu South Tower, City of Dreams Manila, Aseana Boulevard corner Macapagal Avenue Brgy.Tambo, Paranaque City. They serve Nobu-unique modern Japanese dishes fused with Peruvian influences. On February 21, 2018, I had the most wonderful … Continue reading EAT OR EEK? | NOBU MANILA’S SEVEN-COURSE MEAL

TRAVEL | Bric’s Bellagio Collection: The Harmony of Fashion and Function

    The most sophisticated travellers set their eyes on the most luxurious destinations and covet only the most premium experiences and amenities: a relaxing cruise in St. Tropez, a ski trip in Zermatt, Switzerland or a weekend beach trip in the Bahamas. When it comes to their preferred travel luggage, the most privileged clienteles … Continue reading TRAVEL | Bric’s Bellagio Collection: The Harmony of Fashion and Function

TRAVEL | Bric’s Celebrates 65 Years of Timeless Italian Travel Bag Design and Exemplary Craftsmanship

For the past 65 years in the business, Bric’s has become a catalyst in enriching the travel experience with its long standing territorial roots and passion in producing fine craftsmanship and manufacturing – as well as attention to detail which has been the centerpiece of Bric’s. Bric’s success is founded in its quest to continuously … Continue reading TRAVEL | Bric’s Celebrates 65 Years of Timeless Italian Travel Bag Design and Exemplary Craftsmanship

EAT OR EEK? | MALAYSIA’S LIQALIC FRUIT POPSICLES BY M FRUITS

This is part one of my travel vlog about my recent visit to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to have a quick meeting and, of course, to see, taste and feel what Kuala Lumpur has to offer. The last time I visited Kuala Lumpur was in 2016 to attend a major meeting of the company that I … Continue reading EAT OR EEK? | MALAYSIA’S LIQALIC FRUIT POPSICLES BY M FRUITS

TRAVEL | MY VISIT TO LPPCHEA – LAS PINAS PARANAQUE CRITICAL HABITAT ECOTOURISM AREA

Here is a short video featuring my visit to the Las Pinas Paranaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area or LPPCHEA during the media familiarization tour initiated by the Department Of Tourism last January 30, 2018. https://youtu.be/GutPgUTNZYQ LPPCHEA is a 175-hectare secluded area off Manila Bay. It comprises two islands: Long Island and Freedom Island. LPPCHEA … Continue reading TRAVEL | MY VISIT TO LPPCHEA – LAS PINAS PARANAQUE CRITICAL HABITAT ECOTOURISM AREA

TRAVEL | MALABON’S FAITH, FOOD, FILIPINO HERITAGE & TRICYCLE TOURS

What comes to mind when you hear the word Malabon? Quite honestly, aside from the famous Pancit Malabon, to me and I think to most people I know, Malabon is that city sandwiched between Navotas and Caloocan. I forget that Malabon holds a rich history... that it is a city where there is so much … Continue reading TRAVEL | MALABON’S FAITH, FOOD, FILIPINO HERITAGE & TRICYCLE TOURS

ENTERTAINMENT | QUEEN MOTHER SALON PHOTO SHOOT

Here is a 60-second video featuring the behind the scenes of Karla Estrada's photoshoot for the Queen Mother Salon last November 6, 2017. https://youtu.be/c_suZTc6k8k I also came up with a longer version here. The Queen Mother Salon by Karla Estrada is Karla's newest business venture todate. The grand opening of the first branch was held … Continue reading ENTERTAINMENT | QUEEN MOTHER SALON PHOTO SHOOT

TRAVEL | PUERTO GALERA FEAT. ARKIPELAGO DIVERS on Youtube

Are you looking for a safe, fun and affordable scuba diving destination? Look no further. Here is a short video I did for Arkipelago Divers just because I enjoyed my stay with them so much.I must say that my whole experience with Arkipelago was memorable. Special thanks to Amy and Pedro Magsino of Arkipelago Divers. … Continue reading TRAVEL | PUERTO GALERA FEAT. ARKIPELAGO DIVERS on Youtube

PERSONAL | MY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

Happy New Year my dear readers! I pray that we get the right answers to all our hearts' desires this 2018.   Every December, especially in recent years, I would come up with one... Yes... just one New Year's Resolution and made sure that I would stick by it and pull through in the next … Continue reading PERSONAL | MY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

TRAVEL | LA UNION feat. THUNDERBIRD RESORTS & CASINO and PUGAD ADVENTURE

The year 2017 has been a year of self-discovery and transformation. It was when I have officially launched my online presence as a blogger through http://www.theskincareddict.com and vlogger via http://www.youtube.com/theskincareaddict. Being true to my core, I intially blogged and vlogged about skin care, hence, the pseudonym The Skin Care Addict or TSCA. Although I still … Continue reading TRAVEL | LA UNION feat. THUNDERBIRD RESORTS & CASINO and PUGAD ADVENTURE

HIT OR MISS? | P 245 FACIAL CLEANING BY LET’S FACE IT

VERDICT: HIT Facial Cleaning by Let's Face It for only P245.00 is definitely a hit. Na-hit lahat ni ate yung mga whiteheads ko. Lol. Wala syang sinanto sa pag-prick! It is probably the most affordable decent facial treatment in the metro. No frills. Also, it includes two (2) free checkup. Let's Face It's Facial Cleaning … Continue reading HIT OR MISS? | P 245 FACIAL CLEANING BY LET’S FACE IT

EAT OR EEK? | MACKEREL SANDWICH & GIVEAWAY FROM UNI-PAK

VERDICT: EAT The Christmas Season has been so fun and filling. I gained 10 lbs in a span of just two weeks. Thanks to all the yummy dishes that were made accessible to me by my mom and my brother during my stay in the province. For the New Year, my goal is to be … Continue reading EAT OR EEK? | MACKEREL SANDWICH & GIVEAWAY FROM UNI-PAK

QUEEN MOTHER SALON OPENS

On December 12, the first branch of the Queen Mother Salon by Karla Estrada had its grand opening in Pwesto Community Mall, Don Antonio Heights, Quezon City. Ms. Karla Estrada herself and Kathryn Bernardo cut the ribbon while Daniel Padilla looked on. It was a day of festivities as the salon's grand opening coincided with … Continue reading QUEEN MOTHER SALON OPENS

COKE STUDIO LIVE: BRINGING BACK MUSIC TO MARAWI

  I was invited to  attend and cover Coke Studio's benefit concert for the refugees of Marawi at the Mall Of Asia Concert Grounds on December 9, 2017. And I must say that it was a blast! Everyone from Generations X, Y (Millenials) and Z united that night to bring music back to Marawi. Admission … Continue reading COKE STUDIO LIVE: BRINGING BACK MUSIC TO MARAWI

HOW TO DEAL WITH SKIN SOS DURING THE HOLIDAYS?

Have a Happy Holidays with Svelt’i It is indeed the most wonderful time of the year. From frenzied last-minute shopping sprees to multiple Christmas parties, we really can’t deny that the holidays are just around the corner. But, despite all the infectious merriment that the holidays bring, we also cannot deny the fact that all … Continue reading HOW TO DEAL WITH SKIN SOS DURING THE HOLIDAYS?

TRAVEL | MY DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING WITH ARKIPELAGO DIVERS

Puerto Galera is a town located in Oriental Mindoro, south of Luzon island. It is one of the top choices of SCUBA (Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) Divers. It boasts of 32 dive spots: Odie's Dingding Manila Channel The Hill Secret Bay Batangas Channel Dry Dock La Laguna Point Small La Laguna Alma Jane Fantasea Reef Sabang Wreck … Continue reading TRAVEL | MY DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING WITH ARKIPELAGO DIVERS

THE AESTHETICS STUDIO’S YULETIDE PROMO FOR MEN

This Christmas season ensure that you look your best especially when you usher in the New Year. Give yourself a gift by investing on your looks! The Aesthetics Studio by Kristine Lucas is offering special discounts on the following manservices: Oxygen Peptide Nutrient Facial, 50% off including all intensives whitening, anti-aging and anti-pigmentation RF / … Continue reading THE AESTHETICS STUDIO’S YULETIDE PROMO FOR MEN

DONATE & DECORATE |ACUATICO’S LIGHT UP A STAR CHARITY PROGRAM

Acuatico Beach Resort, a premiere resort south of Manila, is lighting up stars to share the hope for a bright future to deserving students of the Laiya National High School K-12 Plus Curriculum, San Juan, Batangas. Hotel guests may purchase stars to decorate the Christmas Tree in the Oceano Restaurant for only P50 (small), P100 … Continue reading DONATE & DECORATE |ACUATICO’S LIGHT UP A STAR CHARITY PROGRAM

HIT OR MISS? | DR. LABELLA INTENSIVE WHITENING WATERFULL TONER

VERDICT: HIT I would like to share with you one of my greatest finds: Dr. Labella Intensive Whitening Waterfull Toner. Watch the full vlog on my youtube channel here. https://youtu.be/ANvzv6tzQB0 I have been using this wonderful toner for about a month now. So far so good! Just clear and moisturized face. It has helped me get rid … Continue reading HIT OR MISS? | DR. LABELLA INTENSIVE WHITENING WATERFULL TONER

GIVEAWAY WINNER | PROACTIV 30-DAY KIT

Congratulations to the winner of this month's RBG (Random Blog Giveaway)! The Random Blog Giveaway for September is Proactiv's Integrated Acne Treatment System 30-day Kit composed of one 60 mL Renewing Cleanser, one 60 mL Revitalizing Toner, one 30 mL Repairing Treatment and a bonus tube of Refining Mask. And the winner is ... Mr. Gary … Continue reading GIVEAWAY WINNER | PROACTIV 30-DAY KIT

GIVEAWAY| PROACTIV 30-DAY KIT

https://youtu.be/O_kP5U1FpaQ I have always wanted to do a Random Blog Giveaway (RBG). My first RBG is Proactiv Integrated Acne Treatment System 30-Day Kit composed of one 60 mL Renewing Cleanser, one 60 mL Revitalizing Toner, one 30 mL Repairing Treatment and a bonus tube of Refining Mask. Total worth of this giveaway is at least … Continue reading GIVEAWAY| PROACTIV 30-DAY KIT

EAT OR EEK? | CHIPIPZ SALTED EGG CHIPS

I have always thought that salted duck egg or "itlog na maalat" in the vernacular was and has always been a Filipino delicacy. It is surprising to know that it actually originated from China. It is made by soaking duck eggs in damp and salted charcoal. In the Philippines, salted duck eggs are dyed red … Continue reading EAT OR EEK? | CHIPIPZ SALTED EGG CHIPS

ABOUT HAIR LOSS | MY NOVUHAIR TOPICAL SCALP LOTION REVIEW

I must admit that I am not getting any younger. The last time I checked, I saw white nose hairs already. Just recently, too, I started seeing more hair than usual trapped in the drain of my shower. Panic attack. Is this middle age crisis?What is happening? Why am I losing hair? So, I started … Continue reading ABOUT HAIR LOSS | MY NOVUHAIR TOPICAL SCALP LOTION REVIEW

MY TOP 5 SCENES FROM GAME OF THRONES 7 FINALE

So the end has come for the Seventh Season of my favorite HBO series Game Of Thrones. The final episode is aptly entitled The Dragon And The Wolf referring to Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow, respectively. 1. LOVE BOAT One of the most anticipated scenes is the love scene of Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen … Continue reading MY TOP 5 SCENES FROM GAME OF THRONES 7 FINALE