5 Cool Things to do in South Korea


South Korea is a great place to visit especially in spring or autumn. For us Filipinos, going to Korea is a lot easier than visiting perhaps, the United States or Europe. Just present some documents to the nearest Korean embassy and once you're issued a visa, book a ticket, arrange a hotel, then fly!


Now what? Here's five things you can do while in Korea.

1. Eat Korean Food!

Korean food culture is rich and colorful. Even if you already tried their ubiquitous KimChi (fermented veggies), try it once more in Korea. It's still best when prepared in it's original place.
Try Korean restaurants and you will be delighted with so many food options. You may try Bulgogi (beef), Samgeupsal (pork belly), Bibimbap (meat, rice, veggie combo) and many more. If it looked good in the picture, it probably is.
If you don't have problems with spicy foods, then there's no reason to get scared. Try as many variety of food as you can. You don't go to Korea just to eat Western or fast food. Go out and explore their food culture!

Short on budget? You can still eat nice food even without going to a restaurant. Try the their street food. You'll be surprised how delicious they are. Or just go to a convenience store and try Gimbap, Korean noodle, and many more etc.
Korean Street Food is awesomely delicious. Do not be afraid to try.

Street Food. There's so many varieties you can choose from.

3 Things to do when in Dumaguete City


Dumaguete is the capital city of Negros Oriental. It can be accessed via plane from Manila on almost all major airlines in the country. Another way is via Cebu. From Cebu City, you have to travel on land for about 4 hours down to Liloan Port located in the southern tip of Cebu island. From there, you will have to cross the Tanon Strait for about 30 minutes docking on Sibulan port. A few minutes drive from there will take you to Dumaguete City. So, what can you do if you're in Dumaguete? Here's three things you can do over a weekend.

1. Fine Dine in Sansrival Restaurant

After a long trip especially from Cebu City, you would understandably be very hungry. Dumaguete is famous for the Sansrival Restaurant. As the name suggests, it used to be a bakeshop with sans rival as the main offering. Sans Rival, by the way, ia a Filipino desssert made of layers of buttercream, meringue and chopped cashews.
Now in addition to the bakeshop, they have a fine dining restaurant offering local and international delicacies. You can fine western and eastern food at the same time. And it cost about 20% cheaper than in Metro Manila or Cebu City!



2. Visit Apo Island

If you're in for a 'natural' adventure, then I would recommend swimming with the turtles in Apo island. It's located across the the town of Zamboanguita, about 20 minutes from Dumaguete City. Boat ride is around 3500 pesos for ten persons but you can always negotiate especially for smaller groups. Entrance fee of 100 pesos will also need to be paid when you reach the island. Renting life vests and goggles will cost 100 pesos per item.

Here's some underwater photos to give you an idea of how beautiful the experience is.
turtle apo island

swim turtle apo island


Piso Fare 2017 - Yes, Cebu Pacific Brought It Back!


Low-cost airline Cebu Pacific has brought back its famous Piso Fare promo. Just this midnight, the largest low-cost airline made the announcement. The travel period for this promo is from June 10 - December 10, 2017 and the promo fares are available on all Cebu Pacific destination. Promo ends February 4 or until promo seats last.



The bad news though is that the website and the app are down. Due to the heavy traffic of people trying to avail of the  one-peso fare, the servers cannot handle the load anymore. The following are the error messages encountered on both browser and mobile app.

Cebu Pacific Mobile app is down

This is the message when you try to book a ticket on cebupacificair.com
We truly hope that the traffic will ease down later so we can book our tickets to our favorite destination.


4 Steps to Replace Stolen or Lost Passbook


My passbook (inside my bag) was recently stolen inside a local grocery store and I would like to share the steps I took in order to secure my account and get a new passbook.


The steps outlined here is for a BPI savings account but generally the procedure will be very similar to other banks in the Philippines.

1. Call the Bank to Secure Your Account

The first and the most crucial step you need to immediately do is to contact your bank either through phone or personally reporting it to the branch where you opened the account. This will ensure that no funds will get out. The bank will lock the account immediately. The big banks have 24/7 hotlines. For BPI, it's 89-100.
You have to do this step ASAP after discovering the lost.

2. Go to the Branch to Ask for Replacement of Passbook

This can be a simple replacement of the lost passbook but it can also mean closing the entire account and opening a new one for security purposes.

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