Fun Things to do in Siargao

Friday, April 19, 2019

Siargao is like a hidden gem that is located in the southeast of the Philippines. It is at a distance of about 800 kilometers from Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Well, famous as the Surfing Capital of the Philippines, the island boasts of enchanting lagoons, bizarre rock formations, and mangrove forest reserves. Take one of those cheap flights to Siargao and explore the paradise with exotic white beaches, coral reefs, and fantastic wildlife.

There is a lot more to do in the surfing destination of the Philippines. Well, if you are not the really the surfing type, you could go for caving or island-hopping or simply explore the beauty of Siargao. The surfing capital of the Philippines is filled with natural gems, a cool nightlife and some great food options that everyone can enjoy. Book cheap flights right away for Siargao and embark on an experience of a lifetime.

Here are some of the best thing to do in Siargao.

• Go island hopping – It is a must to explore the three spectacular islands along the shores of Siargao, and these include Guyam Island, Daku Island and Naked Island. There are plenty of day tours to these islands, and one can look forward to a perfect trip under expert guides and enjoy some fantastic food.

• Enjoy the seafood – You will come across a different kind of fish and seafood at almost every other resort and restaurant here. The best part is that the seafood is very fresh and cheap as well. The cooks of most restaurants and resorts will prepare the fish for you or whatever you desire for a small cost. So, make the most of it.

• Rent a bike- The best way to enjoy and explore the natural landscapes and scenery of Siargao is on a bike. Just hop on your motorbike and let yourself loose within the island. Drive across to deserted beaches, amazing waterfalls, and those endless rice fields. You will discover local villages on the way and get the chance to meet the locals and interact with them.

• Swim in the Magkukob Cave- The locals and the tourists simply love Magkukob Cave because of the refreshing waters that are crystal clear. Get ready to experience the thrill of entering an enchanting cave which is surrounded by baby bats. Dive in those refreshing waters and swim to your heart’s content.

• Try out your rope swing skills - Swing at Maasin Secret River, and it is indeed one of the most picturesque places in Siargao. You can take the boat on the river or spend the morning swinging on the coconut tree that hangs over the water.

• Enjoy a relaxing day at Mamon Island – If you are looking for a spot away from the hustle and bustle of the crowded tourist spots, then head straight for the Mamon Island. The secluded island boasts of clear, blue waters and amazing coral formations. Enjoy swimming and snorkeling here or simply enjoy the peace and calm of the destination.

• Drive on the coconut roads – You must drive on the most scenic road on Siargao, and it lies along the coastline lined with white beaches and coconut trees. You can simply spend the day driving on the road, stop to talk to the locals and learn about their lives and culture.

• Visit Sugba Lagoon – One of the most popular places to visit in Siargao is the Sugba Lagoon. It is a playground for those who love kayaking, diving or stand-up paddle-boarding. The lagoon is surrounded by mountains and has a cliff-diving board from where one can jump into the clear waters.

I hope this starts your hunger to look for time to go to one of the nicest places to go to in the Philippines. I'm going there again this summer, see you there!


Gabbi Garcia for HKT Fragrances

Monday, April 15, 2019

You've seen it in her timeline and yes, it's called HKT Fragrances. As Gabbi Garcia made headlines copping several international and local endorsements, she felt it was time to launch her new business (with her partners) and finally come out with a fragrance line catered to this generations needs. They call it Hookt which came from the millennial term shookt and they deemed it perfect name to represent something that the youth can use everyday, because it's affordable, lasts quite a while and something she uses.

Gabbi's personal favorite variety is Yaaass Queen and Extra but you have 10 to choose from so it would match your personality.

Packaging is right, not too huge, not too small and you can carry it around with ease even on flights. If you want to spruce up, freshen up in bathroom breaks, it will only cost you Php 399 on Lazada. Check out the other fragrances on or Lazada or @hooktph in social media channels.

Gabbi adds “I am excited also about my movie project called LSS. The movie will be a musical, Ben and Ben and Khalil will be there. It’s not just them playing music, they will be acting as well. GMA is also developing a concept for me so we’ve got a lot of shows to look out for this year!”

(Thanks to Belo Medical Group, Goodbagph and Maybelline for their giveaways!)

Here's more of Gabbi's interview this afternoon

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Japanese Vixen Naho Oue Desires PH Showbiz Career

Saturday, April 13, 2019

My fondness of Japan stems decades of my curiosity about their country. It may have been a decade of Korean Pop culture but we can never discount artists that come from Japan too. They have a different aesthetic, their beauty regimen is also different, so when I got to meet Naho Oue this morning, I had a lot of questions to ask.

She’s a successful businesswoman in Japan. She’s in the country initially to put up a center for stem cell treatments and regenerative medicine. She’s planning to do that in the next few months, but in hindsight, she saw the opportunity to do what she’s passionate about. She wants to have a path of career much like Ryan Bang who even if she’s not a Filipino national, she wants to entertain, be part of the very colorful world of Philippine show business. She’s doing the legwork now and started to learn Filipino first, which she hopes she could master in a few years. She candidly tells us how she fell in love with the Philippines. (Interview was in Japanese but her interpreter helped out conducting the small chat)

Ms. Naho Oue says “When I first came here, I went to the slums of Tondo and Smokey Mountain area, I instantly fell in love with the kids there. I do feeding programs about twice a month if I’m not busy. I am just a conduit of people who wanted to help (from Japan).

She adds “I do have plans of putting up a restaurant as I already have one in Japan. Maybe in Malate or Trinoma if it happens. Maybe for now while I am waiting for spaces to be available I’ll go put up before Christmas season. Same with the Stem Cell and the regenerative center which I hope will happen soon.

With twinkle in her eyes she exclaimed “I love Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo! I have been long wanting to enter showbusiness in the Philippines. Daniel is so pogi! I love him! If I get to be known here I would be better off getting funds from partners because I really want to help kids in Manila. The celebrity status would really help too. I want to learn Tagalog, currently I am doing 1 hour classes everyday to do it. I learn a lot on the internet too. I really love to enter showbusiness and perhaps replicate Ryan Bang’s fortune. I am 26, in Japan I have also modeled a little and I see the opportunity to do that and more is very nice here. I plan to also put up the stem scell clinic here in Quezon City and perhaps one in Makati. Stem cell injections are just some of the usual things we do in Japan. It will be named Dia Lumina here in the Philippines. Stem cell treatments have been very popular in your country but the one we are offering will be very different. Actually, some of the stem cell procedures being done here is banned in Japan; but the one I am bringing in is better. It will be based on human stem cell. Right now as a beauty regimen, I only use stem cell oil. With stem cell, you have to be 18 and up but if you are younger and have skin problems, it can be a cure. It is expensive but in the US it could be even double the price. I don’t know if that accounts on why even if I eat everything I don’t get fat. I love nilaga, adobo and lechon.”

About the difference between pinays and Japanese women, she shares her observations that “Filipinas are very hard working, Japanese women tend to stay at home when they get married, they rarely use make up too.

About the center, she adds “I will be bringing in Japanese doctors who will do training for the local doctors and staff here. They will need to stay a while and do it so the local ones will be at par or even hopefully even better than them in Japan.

Speaking of skills, I also plan to put up a skills school and perhaps try to also find them jobs in Japan. From carpentry, beauty, things like that. I brought my Mom here too so if I do have commitments she can personally take care of him (her cute son). Hopefully he’ll be studying in an international school here in the Philippines.”

Naho Oue will be guesting in several local shows and entertainment news outlets very soon. Hopefully, she’ll get to charm you with her antics, she's pretty, but in some way despite the language barrier, she was very funny and fun to talk to.


Feels of Spring at Tenya’s Buy 1 Take 1 Classic Tendons and More!

Sakura Season is upon us, well Japan that is. But we have always wanted to see and feel how it is in that country right? It’s very elusive sometimes that a few days of stay in the land of the rising sun isn’t enough to feel the season, oh yeah it’s Spring!

Now in Manila you won’t be shortchanged by our friends at Tenya, they’ve been giving us Tendon love for years and this time, they want to make your spring time even more special, how you might ask? By giving you limited edition dishes and a celebration of TENYA DAY every 10th of every month! Oh my!

For the duration March 28 up to May 31, you can take a break from your office and house chores to taste Supreme Black Tiger Tendon for only Php 365. Imagine Black Tiger Prawn, Pacific White Shrimp, Shrimp Poppers and Ebi Kakiage laid on top of steaming hot Japanese rice, then drizzled with their signature don tare sauce. Mmm...

Is it too hot outside? Come into the comforts of their air conditioned restaurants and have Tenya Milk Tea infused with Assam and Darjeeling leaves, made with fresh everyday for only Php 115, pretty cheap eh?

Now again, don’t skip TENYA DAY happening on every 10th of the month as they also will get Buy 1 Take 1 deals on their CLASSIC TENDON. What? Serious? Of course! High quality food has never been offered this good!

Head on to SM Megamall, Market! Market!, BGC Stopover, Paseo De Magallanes, Mall of Asia, Aseana City, Festival Mall, SM Southmall and Tiendesitas. Information is also on and @tenyaph on all social media channels.

Craving? Me too. Hurry! We should go!