Batangas is a haven for luxury resorts. It might not boast of fine white sand, endless stretch of beaches, and stunning tropical islands like the ones you would see in Bohol or Palawan, but its advantage is its proximity to Manila, the bustling metro that is the Philippine capital.
Batangas is roughly around a three-hour drive south of Metro Manila, and it is the quickest escape for those wanting to get away from all the chaos on weekends. Given the proximity, it’s no wonder that various luxury resort companies have taken their share in building and promoting Batangas (particularly Nasugbu) as a prime luxury destination.
I got to experience this with a few friends a couple of weeks ago after one of them won at a mall promotion and the prize was a two-night stay at a luxurious resort situated along the tip of a flame-shaped peninsula.
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A friend of mine recently threw a birthday party at one of the 2 bedroom suites at Aruga by Rockwell luxury serviced apartments/hotel in Rockwell Center, Makati City, and I was one of the few who arrived early to help with the preparations. Since we arrived in our suite early with our room in its untouched and pristine state, I decided to take some photos and write another unbiased hotel review.
Aruga (a Filipino word which means loving care) by Rockwell prides itself in providing utmost care and a relaxed and pleasant environment to its guests without missing out on luxury which is true to the Rockwell brand, its parent company. Continue reading →
The Aurelio sports supercars, created by Kevin Factor, an engineering student, and Brendan Aurelio of Aurelio Concepts, Inc., is the Philippines’ representative and its pride in the automobile industry. It also has earned positive remarks during the recently conducted Trans Sport Show held last May 15-17, 2015 at the World Trade Center. Yes we all now we have arrived very late in this scene, but, of course, it is always never too late for us to start creating and supporting something of our own. All I can say is, kudos to Aurelio Concepts for making it this far! Continue reading →
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Deciding whether to own or invest in a House and Lot or a Condominium Unit heavily relies on your lifestyle, and this is mostly true if you live in the Philippines, where cities are overpopulated but still the working class still feel need to be close to the cities to avoid the usual traffic in their daily commute. However, there will always be those who prefer to live in a House & Lot and there are those who swear by the Condo lifestyle.
I’ve organized below table to help you realize the pros and cons, even the small stuff, of each side before you even commit to one, as some buyers only realize them once they are committed and can no longer back out.
It’s this time of the year again, and some of us are into making (and trying to stick to) that list again. I’ve seen Facebook posts of friends listing their New Year’s resolutions on my feed, hoping they stick to it this time around, and of course – followed by posts of their new gadgets and latest basketball shoes ;). On the top of that list? Having a debt free life. Why not? If you cannot have a life living on truckloads of cash, at least have a debt free life, eh?
I can confidently say that I am living a debt free life (with some cash stashed in the bank and some forms of investments as well). I abide by some SIMPLE but GUARANTEED rules which help me live a simple life and avoid the debt ridden situation, and also avoid that nasty (not to mention embarrassing) debt collector, if you know what I mean:
1. LIVE WITHIN YOUR MEANS. Period.
2. DO NOT EVER make credit card purchases in which you do not have an equivalent cash amount in hand to pay for. Seriously, guys. If in case you are doing this (ehem, you know who you are), this could be the start of something that will be devastating on your financial end. I personally do not make credit card purchases which I know I do not have money in hand to pay for. Do not even start having that “I’m having that payslip/huge bonus next month anyway” kind of thinking! Those people I know with that kind of thinking are the ones I know of who are struggling financially. You don’t even have the money, so why spend the money you don’t even have? Do you even know what delayed gratification means? Look it up.