Saturday, May 20, 2017

Flying solo with a baby (Essential tips and Reminders)

Last February my husband was assigned to trained in Singapore. And we thought that it will be good idea if me and Tariel will follow him since I have worked that time, we just followed him three days after. And to tell you honestly it's not easy and that time Tariel is 10th month old (technically 'cause he celebrate his 11th month in Singapore). Another thing is it was my first time too! So here's my essential tip if you're going to travel alone with a baby.

  1. Diaper bag or Messenger bag - Is a no brainier that you will bring a diaper bag, but I no longer use a diaper bag instead I have a messenger bag with multiple pockets, and I wore it across my body so I can use my two hands. Make sure that all of important things are there. I just put 5 pieces of diaper, baby wipes, alcohol an extra cloth for baby of course a PEN, I.D, and passport for both of you.
  2.  Nursing Cover - I use this entire flight. I bought a formula milk but Tariel is fussy and he wants to nurse at me. And yes! literally until we arrived a Changi airport.
  3. Pacifier and Favorite toys - I bring a pacifier for emergency cases since some babies become fussy in flight. But we didn't use this since Tariel doesn't use a pacifier even before. And also bring a familiar toys for them to entertain.
  4. Stroller/ Car seat- I didn't use either of the two because Tariel is not into stroller. But I think this one is a big help especially if you have multiple bags.
  5. Don't hesitate to ask help- Travelling alone can be exhausting. Don't hesitate to asked help from Flight attendant, security or even the person next to you.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

GetGo hails as Digital Marketer of the Year was awarded Digital Marketer of the Year by Cebu Pacific’s Lifestyle Rewards Program GetGo during their second anniversary celebration last March 31, 2017 at the Blue Leaf Events Pavilion in Taguig. bested three other competent nominees including other travel service providers and banks.

The Digital Marketer of the Year Award was judged based on the partner’s active participation in promoting the partnership’s proposition by creating effective contents using different relevant digital channels, not limited to SNS. As the future of travel gets more exciting with the continuous thrive of technology, these efforts to actively inject useful information and connect with members online definitely helps the journey of every traveller.

Travelbook.ph has been a GetGo lifestyle partner since 2015 in accord with their objective to provide quality leisure services through traveling. In its campaigns, has created weekly features for GetGo that was featured in their website, newsletters, and official SNS.

The joy of successful partnership. From L to R: GetGo GM Nik Laming; team: Karen Luminario, Cyra Penol, General Manager Takumi Nakazawa, Business Development Manager Pinky Librada, Steffi Manikan, and Aldo Reyes; and Cebu Pacific Chief Executive Adviser Michael Szucs.

The Digital Marketer of the Year award was received by Ms. Pinky Librada, Business Development Manager of It was awarded by Mr. Michael Szucs, Chief Executive Adviser of Cebu Pacific, and Mr. Nik Laming, General Manager of GetGo’s Loyalty Division.

Other GetGo lifestyle partners that were awarded were Robinsons Land Corporation (Outstanding Promoter), Petron (Customer Whisperer), Citibank (#TheSocialTrendsetter), and BPI (Promo of the Year)

For more details, please contact:

Mary Angeli Pasquin
Business Planning Officer

+63 (998) 840-4855
+63 (2) 662-1113
Sharah Pinky Librada
Business Development Manager

+63 (917) 530-7464
+63 (2) 662-1113

About is the leading online travel e-commerce company (online travel agent or OTA) in the Philippines dedicated to offering great value hotel bookings and with a varied selection of Philippine hotels and resorts in Baguio, Batangas, Bohol, Boracay, Cebu, Davao, Laguna, Metro Manila, Palawan, Pampanga, Tagaytay, Zambales, and more. A total of 3,200 affordable hotels are currently listed in also offers the best / lowest prices with attractive discounts for hotels and resorts and innovative payment options without credit card - “Pay at Hotel, No credit card needed.” also offers exclusive reward points: Customers also automatically earn back 5% of the total amount they spend as reward points, which they can use to get discounts on their future bookings (1 point is equivalent to PHP 1.00).
Customers can also use’s convenient mobile app to book accommodations on the go. It is available on the App Store and Google Play.
Lastly, is a proud Philippine-based company with 24/7 support. It has a Filipino call center ready to assist customers anytime. They can be reached through these numbers:

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Staycation: Meranti Hotel Quezon City (March 2017)

It's our Tariel's first birthday, but we decided to celebrate it in a simple way. We have a small family lunch at house and then we booked a hotel just here in Manila, and that's is Meranti Hotel located in Quezon City.

Good thing that this hotel is easy to find,we booked via, for 3 days and 2 nights. Well, based on what i have read on other review Meranti hotel gives a complimentary Gulaman drink upon waiting for checking in, I saw a group of koreans were given this drink and the sad reality is we didn't received that drink even upon reaching our room. Though their staff are accommodating and smiling all the time.

(Hotel lobby)

We booked a standard room, the room is very spacious and enough for the three of us, Tariel can walk and crawl around the room. But our room is facing a big white wall, I do hope that they offer their room with a view. Another good thing about their room is they have a SMART TV so you can browse the net if you want.


Breakfast is served near the hotel lobby, there's a few range of food to choose from, but I think you can check their menu for other choices. (anyway we received a complimentary pancake for Tariel :) lucky kiddo!)


(a wide mirror for OOTD)


What I don't like on their bathroom is your reflection can be seen at the opposite side where there's a wide mirror (see my post above), the glass frost didn't help a lot to cover up.

(Hotel Facade)


The Pool is located at the roof top, they called it 'Penthouse'. A small size dipping pool and you can't enjoy it once it become crowded. Good thing that we were the first one to use the pool and we are able to take a photo like this.

Overall we had a good stay in Meranti Hotel, my husband want to go back here :)


82 Scout Castor, Quezon City, 1100

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 celebrates their fourth year anniversary, the leading local hotel booking website in the Philippines, is turning four!

And in celebration of four exciting years in the business, encourages you to explore and see the beauty of the Philippines in the coming months with ongoing exciting promos: Win a free trip to Japan for two in the Konnichi-wow: Free Trip to Japan and avail of highly affordable deals on hotels and resorts with Super Summer Sale.

In addition to the anniversary, is also celebrating a lot of huge milestones. In just four years, grew exponentially in the e-commerce industry. Its number of bookings increased up to 200% ever since they started offering affordable hotel reservations in March 2013. Today, over 3,200 local hotels and resorts are listed on their website, providing more opportunities for Filipino wanderers to travel around the country and support local tourism. dares to brave that extra mile and achieve even more by further establishing their brand as the only online travel agency (OTA) that promotes local tourism and highlighting the unique perks and services they offer to Filipino travelers, including attractive discounts, convenient payment options, exclusive reward points, and the mobile application. will also be releasing TravelBook magazine, the company’s official free publication that aims to inspire Filipinos to visit local destinations, meet new people, and immerse themselves in the country’s rich culture.

All these and more will officially be announced to the media on’s upcoming Summer Anniversary Blowout press launch on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Marco Polo Hotel in Ortigas.

The Philippines is undeniably full of wonders that are meant to be appreciated as well as explored. As they celebrate their fourth anniversary, encourages you to go out there and explore the amazing places in the Philippines and gain memorable travel experiences like no other.
  Enjoy your summer staycation with! Book now! #TravelBookPH  #TravelMore

Sunday, January 22, 2017

How to get Philippine Passport for Babies

Yesterday, my husband and I walked in DFA Robinsons Novaliches. It was a newly open DFA Satellite office.Good thing it was a 30 minute away from our home.

We arrived at DFA Novaliches at exactly 11:50 AM but the malls open at 10:00 AM, we were asked if we have appointment and we just said that we are just walk-in the guard direct us inside and a receptionist ushered us on the priority lane he asked if how many of us to get a passport and I said me and my son, I will change my surname kasi (Changing of surname and married status is good as Renew application).
One adult may ride the infant priority pass so if you are pregnant or just giving birth recently this is the best time since you don't have to set an appointment.

Here's are the documents that you needed (For Baby's):

  • PSA Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Personal appearance of Baby
  • Accomplished form to be given by the staff or you may download it HERE
  • A photocopied of  both parents passport (For legitimate child)
  • Marriage Certificate of Minor parents (PSA Authenticated)

The processed is smooth after filling up the form we go directly to Window 8 for verification of documents and then to Cashier we pay PHP 1,200. After that we just wait our number in the screen for encoding. Tariel that time is a bit fussy, so make sure to bring a toy to distract your baby.

For those who will change their surname and married status:

  • PSA Copy of Marriage Certificate
  • Accomplished form to be given by the staff
  • Your recent passport
  • Photocopy of your recent passport

That's all if you have some question you may call the DFA hotline for clarification.


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