The NIX Stop: Escape to Playa Laiya

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Beach roadtrips are always something that I treasure. This is because I love the thrill of going to someplace new, plus it feels like going on a date and getting to know myself more. Playa Laiya #NixChicMix

So to cap off 2016, I went on to Playa Laiya with some of my friends. This is a 3 hour ride from Manila to San Juan, Batangas, and the 3 hours of sitting in the van is worth it once you get there.

Playa Laiya #NixChicMix

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The NIX Stop: Experience and Preserve Life at the Lake | PUSOD TLCC (Taal Lake) and Globe Telecom

#GlobeOfGood PUSOD Taal Lake

Life at the lake starts with a roadtrip with friends, bound for Brgy. Kinalaglagan, Mataas na Kahoy, Batangas. We had plans to check out Pusod Taal Lake Conservation Center (TLCC), and just take some time for an adventure outside the urban jungle. What we experienced though is something far more breathtaking than a mere beautiful postcard scenery…

#GlobeOfGood PUSOD Taal Lake

The view at Taal Lake Conservation Center, Mataas na Kahoy, Batangas

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The NIX Stop: Chasing the Sunrise to Yangbew and Beyond


Life is like a Morning Hike. Especially when you’ve targeted a certain time, say sunrise of 5:45 am, to reach the top. You’ll have lots of obstacles, and the trail will have steep steps, muddy, or in the case of Mt. Yangbew, dusty paths. IT WILL NOT BE EASY. But just like having a goal in life, having focus and determination will get you there.


midway through the mountain trail and looking back

And yes, while I didn’t get to the peak on time(late for around 5-10 minutes), I enjoyed the sights on the way up the summit of Mt. Yangbew. It is always important to stop and take a breather after all, and take each step of your journey in stride. Appreciate the sights, the way the sunlight creeps onto the mountain peaks.

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The NIX Stop: Kids train to be Ninjas at the Ninja Academy in Las Piñas



So last week my whole family went to Ninja Academy for a day of fun. My daughter and son saw a few videos in youtube and facebook of these guys doing extreme stunts and parkour or freerunning (which are different sides of the coin by the way), and of course, as I saw their interest, I know there is only one ‘safe’ place that my chikitings can try this out- Ninja Academy.


From my last lessons here, Roby of Ninja Academy explained to us that Parkour is really just normal body movement- running, jumping climbing, hence anyone can do it. For my first impressions on Parkour and Ninja Academy click here.


EVEN KIDS. After all, it is what they do. IF they are not glued to a tablet/iPad of some sort that is. hehehe…

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Oppo is official Philippines Next Top Model Phone Partner

I have been an avid fan of the hit american series America’s Next Top Model. It was what paved my way to blogging, as I was an aspiring model, but got too many rejections cause of my height. I witnessed an episode in season 22 of said series wherein Oppo Phones were used by the models because their selfies were ‘on fleek’. It was also the first season wherein models were allowed mobile phones in the house.



A model capturing her best Model Look with an Oppo F1s


In the Photo: OPPO Brand Marketing Manager Stephen Cheng (left), TV5 Network CEO/President Chot Reyes(middle), PNTM Director Mike Sandejas

Fast forward to 2017, and season 2 of Philippines Next Top Model finally comes to our shores. But that wasn’t the only announcement happening in City of Dreams last February 18th. Oppo, the awesome mobile technology brand that gave the spanking and smizing selfies to ANTM, is announced to be a major sponsor in the said Season 2 of Philippines Next Top Model (PNTM), to be aired in the Kapatid Netowrk, TV5.

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The Ultimate Summer Pampering Destination? Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa

Summer is coming. Unlike our beloved series Game of Thrones, we’ll be looking out for hot weather, beach time, shorts, sandals, sundresses–and lots of it. The question is, are you ready?



Not to worry though, cause Nailaholics has your back! The city’s top urban nail and pampering destination in the country, is everyone’s go-to destination for the season. With that in mind, here’s a run-down of things-to-do to keep your skin, tips, and toes summer ready.


are YOU SUMMER READY??? (Photo taken in Roma Vita Resorts. Click for more info)

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Hey Sugar Waxing Salon Celebrates National Hair Free Day

Like most ladies, you’re probably acquainted with the idea of waxing. What’s more, you probably also think that the process doesn’t sound very appealing.

Still, for most women out there, waxing seems to be an easy part of their grooming routine; and they will book a session, show up for their appointment, go through the whole (seemingly) painful procedure, and emerge smooth and hair-free, without batting an eyelid.


Why do they go through it all? Aside from the obvious pros, one having amazingly smooth skin in the continuing process, waxing is not as excruciating as one might assume. It’s all a matter of choosing the right waxing salon to go to.
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All Natural Waxing Salon Opens in SM Calamba | Hey Sugar!

Living in a tropical place is pretty awesome, but it also has it’s disadvantages. On one hand, year-round sun and fun; on the other, maintaining your body for this year-round sun and fun can be exhausting.


When you have the choice to slip into your shorts and go to the beach or pool at whatever time of the year, the goal is to keep up skin that’s smooth, regardless of what season, which can certainly be be dealt with by an appointment to your nearest waxing salon. But for Hey Sugar! Waxing Salon, it’s as much about giving customers what they need while ensuring that they allow them to feel fab and confident as well.

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