Bags | Eagle Creek Travel Bug Mini Backpack RFID

Using the Eagle Creek Travel Bug Mini to a waterfall hike

Using the Eagle Creek Travel Bug  to a waterfall hike

It’s a little bag that holds the essentials. When I say little I mean little. The Eagle Creek Travel Bug Mini is really like a bug, it is smaller than I anticipated but big on pockets, organization and security features. Here’s my in-depth look of this handy bag from Eagle Creek if you are in the market for a small travel bag.

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Ayala Museum | The Art and the Order of Nature in Indigenous Philippine Textiles

The Ayala Museum textile exhibit at the 4th floor

I’ve always been fascinated by the textiles created by the various indigenous people of our country. I myself have visited their places and have seen with my own eyes how they weave and crafted these pieces of works. To them, the designs and patterns, influenced by their surroundings, nature and belief is inherent and flows naturally through them. In Ayala Museum’s newly opened exhibit at its 4th floor galleries, the “Art and the Order of Nature in Indigenous Philippine Textiles” showcase to display the indigenous Philippine textiles in a different light.

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Nikon D750 and D810 in the Philippines Launched

The Nikon D750

The Nikon D750

Nikon is back! Yes! In the Philippines that is. And they are more competitive than ever. Nikon Philippines, now under the distribution arm of ThinkDharma Inc, recently launched two Nikon’s latest FX full-frame cameras, the Nikon D750 and the Nikon D810. The black and yellow faithful would surely revel on the availability of the units which are competitively priced compared to the grey market sellers out there. So why not get from Nikon Philippines and enjoy 2-years warranty and support. Now let’s take at the key features of each cameras.

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The Lopez Museum | Articles of Disagreements Exhibit

Current exhibit at Lopez Museum

Current exhibit at Lopez Museum

It’s all about how the somewhat mundane and simple processes of life transforms into a work of art. Behind familiar art forms are writings and anecdotes on art history. The exhibit “Articles of Disagreements” unearths the rich Lopez Museum archives and showcases not only the artworks but the process – agreements and disagreements in relation to art. Among the featured artist on spotlight are Maria Cruz, Buen Calubayan and Nilo Illarde.

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UNIQLO 2014 Fall-Winter Collection for Travel, Work and Play

Travel Essential Life Cube

Travel essentials life cube

We are into the “ber” months and expect some cold climes up until the early months of the next year. I just came from Cordillera highlands and enjoyed the nippy weather there and I thought these UNIQLO 2014 Fall-Winter Collection would have been a fitting apparel while I was there. Unveiled the first week of September at the Fashion Mall in SM Megamall, UNIQLO presented in three “Life Cubes” where in their “Lifewear” lifestyle apparel applies – Work, Play and Travel.

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Running | My 1st 21km at the Banaue Batad Marathon 2014

Very scenic route ont he Banaue Batad Marathon 2014

Very scenic route ont he Banaue Batad Marathon 2014

I wanted to push myself further. I wanted to see if I could run the 21km distance after running many 10km already. When I read that there would be a road-trail marathon in one of my favorite places in the country, the Cordilleras, my eyes lit up and the thought of running in the mountains amidst rice terraces and catching the sunrise on the trail made me excited. With a little more prodding from friends like Christine of JovialWanderer who also signed up for the Banaue Batad Marathon, I thought, hey now I got a companion for the race there’s no reason not to go. Whatever happens on this race, my main goal was to finish the half-marathon as an added experience. Little did I know I would be exceeding my expectations in this event.

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Running | R3Run for Sustainability 2014

R3Run at Roxas Boulevard

R3Run at Roxas Boulevard

It was Quanta Paper Corporation‘s first foray in organizing a fun run. Known mostly for their eco-friendly hygienic products like tissue rolls, papers, diapers and sanitary pads, their fun run’s main advocacy is “Sustainability” thus the three R’s – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle for the title R3Run. The R3Run for Sustainability attracted quite an attention for its very affordable price of Php 250 in all categories (1k, 4k, 8k and 12k). The starting venue is Blue Bay Walk Pasay. The run would mainly go along Roxas Boulevard and since I can’t remember the last time I ran there, I got excited and registered for 12k since I was at Toby’s Shangri-la already.

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