A large chunk of my childhood at home was spent watching Disney classics such as The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Snow White. The latter is one of my favorites because of the magic in its story and the tale of good triumphing over evil. Its multidimensional characters also hooked me to the story. With that said, it is no surprise that I am more than stoked when I received an invite from Ballet Manila to attend the world premiere of Lisa Macuja-Elizalde’s Snow White.
A fill of pure magic, romance, and fantasy- that’s what Lisa Macuja-Elizalde, Ballet Manila’s CEO and Artistic Director, promises to everyone who will witness Snow White. The adaptation of the beloved fairy tale will be the third outing of Ballet Manila’s 22nd Performing season, Flights of Fantasy.
There is a new hang-out spot in the South! As a Laguna kid, my family and friends’ go-to place is Nuvali, Paseo de Sta.Rosa, or Tagaytay. Well, no surprise there because it has everything we need- cafes, restaurants, and open spaces. But I also know that it is best to avoid those areas this holiday season because the traffic is horrible. Good for us, Chatsi Coffee House & Beanery is very accessible. On top of that, they serve great food! They served us their best dishes and drinks from the menu during the Bloggers Night and I can’t wait to share them all with you!
As a south kid blogger, I consider attending events beyond Ortigas a journey! These areas are easily reachable but the traffic makes everything extra bad! Well, that will no longer be the case. Recently, my favorite gelato shop opened their first flagship store in the northern side of the metro. Mio Gelati is now up and running in Ayala Vertis North. On November 10, I attended the grand launch along with other food and lifestyle bloggers. We were treated to their best-sellers and even introduced us to their new line of treats!
We’re now a few weeks away from celebrating Christmas and that means that establishments all over the country will start boasting their holiday decors. Last week, SM Malls started the rounds in their different key stores. The major mall in the south, SM Southmall welcomed, us, bloggers and other special guests to the lighting of their giant Christmas Tree. On top of this, live music and a special performance from Stages delighted those who participated in the event!
I’m at this point in my life where I should be carefree with my money. I have a regular job, I have some bills to pay, but also, I have my expenses for leisure. But sometimes, I tend to go overboard my budget. I can admittedly say that I am not as financially literate as I would want to become. Simple budgeting is not enough. Luckily for me, and for us millennial, Sun Life launched three digital financial literacy initiatives that will help Filipinos be smarter with their money.