Waking Up in Vegas Pt 2

For the continuation of our stay in Las Vegas, I’m going to talk about what we did during our third, fourth, and fifth days.( If you want to read about the first part, you can click here!) For our third day, we actually devoted half day to visit Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon, so we got back on the strip around 5 pm. Since the bus we took dropped the riders off at their respective hotels, I was able to see other parts of the Las Vegas Strip.

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Waking Up in Vegas Pt 1

After our 3-day stay in Los Angeles (Click to read Parts 1 and 2 of my adventure!), we headed to Vegas. Our relatives brought us to LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) at 11 am so that we could catch our flight at 1 pm. We rode at Delta Airlines, and the plane was really comfortable (a lot of leg room!). We arrived at Vegas around 2 pm, and the airport itself had the Vegas feels. The airport had a casino inside, and there was a huge “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign that greeted you once you get there. You can check out the video I made above to know more about the first part of our Vegas trip.

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Adventures by the Sea (Pt 2)

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Day 2 at Boracay and we enjoyed what the beach had to offer! We started our day with a buffet breakfast courtesy once again of Discovery Shores. There was a variety of food to choose from, from continental meals to pastries and fruits to local dishes. Afterwards, we posed for some pictures at the beach then we tried the different water activities that can be done!

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The Revolution in Manila (Les Mis Review)

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Stage before the start of the second act of the show

After falling in love with the musical about 4 years ago, I waited for the moment when Les Miserables would finally come to Manila to showcase its marvelous beauty. Luckily, it was announced late last year that the Australian production would be coming to the country + imports from the other productions of Les Mis, such as Earl Carpenter from New York to play Javert, and our very own Rachelle Ann Go to play Fantine. I was really happy to be able to watch the April 1 show at 8 pm in the Solaire Theatre.

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Touring the Queen City of the South

Cebu is one of the iconic cities in the Philippines. A place full of history and festivities, Cebu is the oldest city in the country and is widely known as the “Queen City of the South”. I was fortunate enough to be one of the representatives of my school in the recently held International Eucharistic Congress (IEC), a gathering of many church leaders and chosen delegates around the world. The IEC usually occurs every 4 years, and this year, Cebu is the host of the event. With this said, I stayed at Cebu from January 27 to 31 for the Congress and as well as to explore the different attractions in the city.
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Sundate with Dad

About a month ago, my mom went to the northern part of Metro Manila, sprcifically Quezon City, to attend a Christmas reunion with her friends. While she was having fun there, my dad and I decided to go around the shopping centers there, and as well as try the city’s iconic food hubs. Being from the South, it was sort of a new adventure for me and my dad.

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Happy New Year

Celebrating the coming of the new year was a blast for me and my family! Despite me starting 2016 sick with colds and literally no voice at all (which I shall explain in this blog post how it happened), I still managed to have a fun New Year celebration.

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Reminiscing 2015

Now that 2015 is coming to an end, I would like to take this time to reminisce and look back on the memorable moments that I have had for the year. Overall, I could proudly say that 2015 has been one of the most fruitful and fortunate years for me.

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Sam Smith Live in Manila

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Last November 21, I was able to witness one of the greatest vocalists of this generation. If you are familiar with the 2015 Grammy Song of the Year “Stay With Me”, then I’m pretty sure you know who I’m talking about. He is no other than Sam Smith, who mesmerized the hearts of many Filipinos during his concert at the Mall of Asia Arena. Click here for more pictures.

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One Day Getaway

Classes were called off last November 16 to 20 because the Philippines served as the host for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation or APEC for short. To make the most of of the mini-break, my family went to Tagaytay on November 20 to feel the fresh cool air of the south and as well as to spend time with one another.

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North Bound: Photo Gallery

Here is a compilation of all my photos from my Baguio trip!! You can also click the links below to read about my experiences during our stay 🙂

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The Manor, Camp John Hay

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North Bound: Day 3

Click for Day 1 or 2.  Click here for photo gallery. For our last day at Baguio, we walked around the mini-forest beside The Manor, and snapped some pics! Then sadly, we already had to check out and head back to the road. For our last tourist attraction for the trip, we visited the BenCab Museum.

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North Bound: Day 2

Click to check out our Day 1 or Day 3 at Baguio. Click here for photo gallery. On to day 2. I woke up really early and decided to get out to the balcony to enjoy the fresh morning air and as well as to admire the magnificent view of the garden of The Manor. Afterwards, we met up with our relatives again at Baguio Country Club for breakfast.

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North Bound: Day 1

It was my semestral break during the last week of October, and my family rarely goes out of town during this time because we usually have our vacations during summer. However, we wanted to change things a bit so we headed to Baguio, which is known as the “Summer Capital of the Philippines” and as well as the “City of Pines”. We wanted to breathe in the fresh cold air and enjoy the northern part of the country so we decided to stay there for three days, from October 30 to November 1.

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Singapore Diaries: Day 2

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Infinity Pool at Marina Bay Sands

Day 2 in Singapore! To check out our first day click here. Our first agenda of the day was to check out and swim at the Infinity Pool located at the 57th floor of Marina Bay Sands. Who knew you could swim while mesmerizing the breath-taking view of the city?

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Singapore Diaries: Day 1

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This year’s family vacation, we are bound for..Singapore! First impression? Very clean! The view from the airplane window is great and Changi Airport couldn’t have been anymore better.

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OTRAT Manila Day 1 Gallery

Here are my pics from Harry, Louis, Liam and Niall’s On the Road Again Tour in Manila held on March 21, 2015 at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. Read my article here.

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Hong Kong Diaries (5-15-14)

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Hi guys! So apparently August is the most hectic month in school. We had tons of projects and it’s actually our exams this week, but I still decided to update my blog before I continue studying. I know it’s been 3 months already and I haven’t finished my Vacation Diaries (Macau/HK), but better late than never right? So here’s our 2nd day in Hong Kong. And as you can pretty much guess, we went to the happiest place on earth: Disneyland.

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From Macau to Hong Kong (5-14-14)

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Classes are suspended which makes this the perfect opportunity to catch up on my pending blog posts. So remember when I posted about the first three days of my vacation in Macau? If you don’t here are the links!  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Continue reading “From Macau to Hong Kong (5-14-14)”

Macau Diaries (5-12-14)

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Posing with Puss in Boots

Day 2 here at Macau and it was so tiring but fun! Our day started off by availing of the “Shrekfast”. (Breakfast with the DreamWorks Gang- Shrek, Fiona, Puss in boots, Characters from Madagascar, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Po, Tigress, Mr. Peabody and Sherman). I was so eager to have my pic with all of them (And lucky for me I did) and I never knew eating breakfast can be so intense and stressful. Imagine going to get food to a buffet, then while you’re getting food the character goes to your table, so you run off to go catch them! The experience was definitely worth it tho! And the food was delicious.

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Macau Diaries (5-11-14)

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With a flight delayed for 2 hours, a turbulence that can be compared to a rollercoaster, and a thunderstorm headed in Macau, I thought that this vacation was off to a bad start. But boy, I was so wrong! The second I stepped on Macau soil, everything became perfect in an instant. Macau’s beauty cannot be described in words, so I have these pics to show you how magnificent this place is. And we all discovered this on our first day and since our flight was delayed, we only went to one attraction: our hotel, The Venetian Macau!

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32 Great Things About Cory Monteith

Now that it’s Cory Monteith’s 32nd birthday I would like to take this opportunity to share with you guys 32 great things about him:

32. He is perfectly normal. He’s just like us. He makes funny faces and keeps everything weird and typical.

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Pre-Mother’s Day Date with Mom

So my mom and I decided to get our hair and nails done at a local salon in our place. We decided to do this since the salon had a special discount for moms and daughters that day and plus, we’ll look pretty in our vacation pics.

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My nails

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Travel Essentials

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So in my country, it’s already summer and sadly it’s about to end, but for you guys, most probably summer’s just right around the corner…so whether it’s about to end or start, we all agree that we have to make summer worth it and one way to have a fun summer is to travel, whether it’s to the nearest beach or out of the country, everybody loves to travel. So for this summer, my family and I will have a vacay in Macau for 3 days, followed by another 3 days in Hong Kong…I’ll try my best to keep you guys posted on the adventures to come, but for the mean time, I wrote this short guide about travel essentials.

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Is Heaven For Real?

Heaven. Has the thought of this word ever cross your mind? At least once? I think of heaven from time to time and imagine what it would look like. Sometimes I picture rainbows and angels and seeing Peter and the famous golden keys. But first of all, is there such thing as heaven? Are all of these things about heaven and hell true? Where do we go after we die? I know it may seem deep, especially for me since I’m only 14, but we have to face reality. Nothing lasts forever, including our own lives, so it’s human nature to be curious about the afterlife.

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Gorilla in Manila

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Bruno Mars singing his final song “Gorilla”

Just the Way You Are, Grenade and Locked Out of Heaven are just some of the hits that this guy has made. And once again Manila had an amazing opportunity when he performed at the Mall of Asia Arena last March 22. This guy is Bruno Mars and he brought his treasure here in the country as he performed at the said sold out concert as part of the Asian leg of his Moonshine Jungle Tour.

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A Wicked Night

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My view of the Wicked stage from Balcony 1 of the CCP Theater

Hi guys! I’m Lizelle Cruz and this is my very first post. I’ve always loved writing, but I usually do fiction, such as short stories and drama scripts. Now that I would like to take my writing skills to the next level, I decided to write factual stuff and share it with you, the lovely internet users. I would like to start off with the first memorable experience that I had this year.

 

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