Leyte Photo Diary & Blog

Some months ago, Paolo tagged me along on a family trip to their province in Biasong, Leyte. I didn’t intend on blogging the trip as I wanted to take that time to bond with my new family to be but I’ve got a handful of photos that I wanted to share somewhere & today, that soPostmewhere is here. 

The trip was definitely beautiful, insightful and our days were filled with adventures while the evenings were always full of food, drinking, talking and laughing. Naturally, I’ve been nervous about acquiring a new family & a new family acquiring me as I’ve never been exceptionally great with people but I’ve always felt welcomed by new soon to be family and it allowed me to see clearer why I love Paolo as much as I do. It takes a village to raise a child-> person and he was definitely raised by great ones.

While I don’t intend on blogging about what we did, where to go, where to eat (we mostly stayed in their ancestral house & binged on free range chickens which were awesome)- I do recommend that you make a visit to Lake Danao if you’re ever in the area. You can rent a floating hut and eat food & drinks you brought/ bought while enjoy the cold waters. I especially enjoyed the kayak and inner tube but I’ll let the photos do the talking!

At the end of the day, I am just extremely grateful that I can surround myself with genuinely good people. That means a lot.

Issa P.

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Same Great Taste, Another Great Location- Abaca Baking Co. Opens in Robinsons Galleria

Abaca Baking Co., also known as ABC, is now on their 9th branch in the city! Since opening their first branch only a couple of years ago, this company, best known for their selection of breakfast & comfort food that can be enjoyed at any time of the day, has slowly but surely been making itself a household name and favorite amongst Cebuanos.

Their latest branch, which is located at the ground floor of The Robinsons Galleria features the baking companies signature homey and posh ambiance with wide, open spaces for diners to enjoy along with the beautiful vertical landscaping that Robinsons Galleria is best known for.

Here are some of their signature dishes:


Issa P.

[VLOG] AYE BILAT! Should Women Use Feminine Wash?

If you are watching/ reading this entry and are asking yourself why I would ever make content like this and wondering who would consume this when it’s common knowledge, consider yourself extremely blessed.

Til The Next,
Issa P.

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Fun Christmas Gifts For A Season Full of Love, Luck, and Laughter

Gift giving—in its many, varied forms—is a huge part of the holidays. It’s not about getting gifts or material possessions; it’s a reflection of the season’s underlying values of generosity, thoughtfulness, and love.

The act of getting the perfect gift for your loved ones has its own rewards. The idea of surprising them on Christmas Eve is even more enjoyable. But “fun” becomes stressful when you find yourself in the middle of an overwhelmingly large crowd inside a mall, clueless about what gift to buy for them.

While almost everyone chooses to give impressive and dazzling presents for their loved ones, here are some ideas on what to give every member of your family:

For your little brother or sister

The 8-megapixel Papershoot Wood – TW Cypress Camera Set can be their buddy in capturing family fun at home. It is thin and lightweight, so your younger sibling can bring it anywhere. Moreover, it has three lens modes they can play with: fisheye is best used for dramatic wide shots; wide angle will be great for that formal family picture during Noche Buena, and macro can give you Instagram-worthy shots of gifts, decors, and sumptuous dishes on the table.

This kid-friendly device uses heavy stone paper made from inorganic mineral powder, making it safer for them to use. Despite its light materials, the product is water-resistant and durable.


For Ate and Kuya

Make a joyful Christmas for your siblings by giving them the Acer Predator X27. Equipped with HDR ultra monitor, this high-grade playing rig can provide realistic visuals to make them feel planted on the gaming terrains. This product can help ate and kuya further make their battlestation more immersive.


For Mom

The Tatung 11-Cup Stainless Steel Multi-Functional Cooker is a perfect home partner for your mom to help her prepare warm meals for the family. It has four modes: Braise is ideal for cooking food that only require light frying. If your mom wants to make dumplings or rice cakes for noche buena, she can use put it in Steam. Cooking can handle up to 11 cups of uncooked rice. Lastly, since the weather will be cold, encourage her to make porridge for the family using the Stew mode.


For Dad

And for dad who is always on the go, the latest Asus Zenfone 5 series (5, 5Q, and 5Z) suit him. It can be his companion when working or just unwinding after a tedious day.

These phones have clear cameras that can be used when reporting at work. Equipped with large storage of 64 megabytes, dad can also download games he can play and films he can watch during his breaks.

Getting these for your loved ones can help you score more luck and love this season. If you buy Taiwan Excellence seal items from participating PC Express stores, you stand to win more awesome devices.


From October 22 to December 3, 2018, customers who purchase Taiwan-based products with a minimum value of Php 2,000.00 from PC Express branches will be given a chance to join the Dice game where you must correctly guess the outcome of the dices to be rolled. Lucky participants can take home Christmas giveaways from Taiwan Excellence.

You will also be given a chance to win premium-grade devices when you join the All Taiwant for Christmas Promo. The raffle draw will be on December 14, 2018, at 4 PM at PC Express, Gilmore Plus, New Manila, Quezon City.

Christmas won’t be the same without the family around. Unwrap bliss and surprises at home this Yuletide Season with these gifts from Taiwan. These are specially tested and evaluated by Taiwan Excellence with guidance from the Bureau of Foreign Trade to promote Taiwan’s revolutionary products.

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