Sunday, December 30, 2018

Magical Field of Lights in Nuvali


One of the biggest event in the Philippines is Christmas. You're gonna see a lot of Christmas lights and parols on your town. But there is a Festival of Lights that will give you more of Christmas and childhood vibes because of its lights and music. 



Magical Field of Lights: A Stunning Christmas Light Show in Laguna



You can watch the whole christmas light show on the video above. 


Location

This event is located in The Fields, Nuvali, Santa Rosa Laguna. 

So if you are planning to come in Enchanted Kingdom, you can as well pass by in this event. It on takes 25 minutes from Echanted Kingdom to Nuvali. 



Schedule



The Magical Field of Lights opened last November 24, 2018 and will operate until January 13, 2019. 


The show starts at 18:00h to 22:00h, every 30 minutes.


What to Expect


It is a Disney themed and you are going to see a larger-than-life Mickey shaped structure at the center. They have 3,600 square meter field with 5,000 pieces of tulip that change in color and laser light that will truly amazes you. And Christmas lights along the area. 

You might be asking about the 50 meter Christmas tunnel. Sadly, they removed it because people kept on touching it. It is for the security and safety of everyone. 



Others
Of course, aside from the event, you should not missed these stalls where you can buy cute stuff and foods










¨She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” 
Matthew 1:21

Sunday, December 23, 2018

What To Do When You Booked To A Non-Accredited Hotel In Boracay




After the 6 months of rehabilitation of Boracay, the Government of The Philippines with The Department of Tourism made a lot of new rules to maintain the beauty of Boracay. They made some requirements for all the hotels and resorts in Boracay that they need to have and to follow to be considered as "Accredited" and be able to work with public.

But last December 2018, I was in Boracay for a short vacation and when we arrived at Jetty Port of Caticlan, where you need to present your hotel voucher as proof that you have booked an accommodation, we found out that our hotel is not accredited by the officials. So now I will tell you what to do if it happens to you:

1. Call the Hotel
When you find out that you hotel is not on the list of accredited hotels on the day of your stay, make sure you call the hotel to also know their part. By this, you can ask them on what you need to do, if they really work or not, if they can refund your money if they already charge you, etc. You need to double check everything.

2. Call the travel app, travel website or travel agency where you booked your hotel
It is really important to call them specially if you are not able to call or communicate with the hotel or resort. By that, they will help you to communicate with them, know your situation, give you suggestions, etc. 

3. Book to another hotel
After calling the travel agency, normally they will tell you to wait for they will contact the hotel and know their side, then they will call you back. This usually takes 1 hour. So I really recommend you to book to another hotel.
If your first hotel is not on the list, there is no way you could enter the island of Boracay. No matter what, you'd be needing to book to another hotel and just wait for the refund that usually takes 14 days depend on your bank.

4. Check the availability of other hotels and resorts
Check right away where you can book a hotel for your whole stay but before reserving, make sure to check if they are in the list of the accredited hotels and resorts so you won't make the same mistake twice. It is really important to book another hotel right away because remember you are there on the same day of your first stay in Boracay and there is possibility that most of the hotels are already full.
Take note that it is better that after verifying the hotel, call them directly and ask for their price for the days of your stay so you can compare it with the price on their website.

For now, you can check the List of Accredited Hotels and Resorts in Boracay.  If you see that your hotel is active on their social media accounts but are not on the list, cancel your reservation right away.

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¨Say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.¨
Isaiah 35:4

Luxembourg Travel Guide


Luxembourg is known as The Green Heart of Europe because of its rolling hills covered in verdant forest and its valley patterned by farmland. They preserve the beauty of nature by different ways such as efficient recycling programs and sort of different materials into their respective boxes, etc.

Luxembourg is one of the best choices for short vacations. It is just a small country where most of their tourist destinations are located near to one another.

The Luxembourg Card

This time, I am going to tell you about something that people will not tell you about or you will not be able to read on the internet or other blogs. This is the Luxembourg Card and here is how it works.

It is indeed an ideal tool to discover Luxembourg. For 1, 2 or 3 days, you can already enjoy the free access to more than 60 museums and tourist attractions in all the areas of of the entire country of Luxembourg. This is just one of many advantages of this Luxembourg card, especially all public transport is free! Benefits:

  •      free access to more than 60 museums and tourist attractions
  •      visitor's booklet identifying the most attractive sites to visit
  •      train and buses on the national public transport network of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg can be used free of charge in the 2nd class
  •      exclusive discounts of up to 30%
  •      free access to more than 60 attractions

Prices
  • 1 day / 1 person = 13,00
  • 2 days / 1 person = 20,00
  • 3 days / 1 person = 28,00
  • 1 day/ 2-5 persons = 28,00
  • 2 days / 2-5 persons = 48,00
  • 3 days / 2-5 persons 68,00
You can directly buy the Luxembourg card in Luxembourg Railways Stations.


Best Place to Stay in Luxembourg


I made a seperate blog about this and you can directly read it here.


Best Places to Visit in Luxembourg


1. Grand Ducal Palace



2. Statue of William II
It was sad that when we visited the Statue of William II, there was a contruction that was being held on its back side so we were not able to take a proper picture of it.


3. Luxembourg City Hall


4. Chocolate House
This one is really for millenials like us who love to take photos for instagram and facebooks. It is indeed a #instaworthy. They have variety of hot chocolate and they have different sugar percent. Their pastry and chocolates that you should not miss!



5. The Parliament

6. Gelle Fra Memorial


7. The Bock Casemates
There will be an entrance fee for this but if you get the Luxembourg card, you can enjoy the Boch Casemates for free. 


8. Chemin de La Corinche
This one is one of the most famous tourist place in Luxembourg and is indeed an #instagramworthy for all of us.


9. Statue of the Grand Duches Charlotte

10. Musee National D'histoir Et Art
There will be an entrance for this but if you get the Luxembourn card, you can come to this museum for free.



11. Notre Dame Cathedral 


12. Luxembourg Railways Stations



All these places are near to one another. So it is OK to get a hotel or any place for your accommodation outside the city center for you only need to ride few times to get in the city center then walk around.

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 For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
Proverbs 2:6 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Testimony: I Saw How God Moved into My Life






Since the day God gave us as a gift to our parents, He´s been showing His love for all of us. He´s been working on us, making us to believe His greatness without the need of people´s thoughts and approvals.

It was on my first year in the ministry when I first encountered Him personally. He showed His mercy and love for me that I will never deny.


It´s been a year since I went back to abroad, exactly January 2017. I live with my mother and brother that time. My had a cancer and was on treatment. It´s only me and my brother who was working and we still needed to pay the apartment and bills.


I resigned to my previous job, December 2016 because of many reasons. I didnt have job after that and I just trusted Him. I believed in all His promises and focused on Him for a deeper relationship and spiritual life. I know, in His perfect time He will give me my desires, a better job.


But it was Friday on January 2016 when my brother had an accident while playing basket ball. He broke his bone on his palm. We were in the hospital for 5 hours. I was just praying for my brother and for God to guide my family. So my brother had to take a long rest from his job and under go for a treatment.


On that week, we found out that on the next month, my mom will not receive any financial help from the government that she´d been receiving since the time that she undergo for the treatment of her cancer.


That time I was so down. I didnt have job, my brother had to stop working because of his injury and they will cut off the financial help of my mother. But I never lose hope. I pray day and night, I focused on Him and I didnt get dissapointed. That was also the time I hold to His promise:



¨Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well¨
-Matthew 6:33

It´s a simple verse that needs faith. But it´s also the verse that leads me to Him. I hold to it since then till now, it became my life verse.


And it happened. The next day I had a meeting with my high school classmate who introduced me to a writer. They offered me a part time job that I need to translate a whole book to Tagalog, my native language.


During that meeting, I received a message from a person who´s an owner of an air b &b. He was offering me to be a model and be his secretary as well. I instantly called him after the meeting and decided to meet next week.


My friend of mine from high school also offered me a job to be a sales clerk in the company that she´s working for. The next week I pass by to her job and left my curriculum.


And my brother had a fast recovery that time. He didnt need to go to any operation. He went back to work and my mother didnt need to worry about financial anymore.


God is good all the time! He´ll never leave you. On time of tragedies, He will prove Himself to you. All you have to do is have faith in Him! Put him on top of your priority.


Just an update, right now I am working in a hotel for 2 years and soon to be promoted. It is the field that I´ve been desiring of and it is God who gave it to me.
It´s all praise to Him!

Best Place to Stay in Luxembourg - Le Chatelet


One of the smallest country in Europe is Luxembourg. It is one of the bucket list and most recommendable if you are staying or traveling around Germany, Belgium and France. There are direct trains or buses from those countries that makes it easier to access and come to Luxembourg.

Every time we travel, one of the things we look for is our accommodation. I made a blog regarding things to look for while searching for a great accommodation that will surely help you 100%. You can look into that blog so next time you are going to travel, you will surely be able to get the best accommodation that is suited on your taste!

We stayed in Luxembourg for 3 days and 2 nights, good enough to be able to visit the best places in town. As what I´ve said on the first part of this blog, Luxembourg is just a small country that is suited if you are planning for a short vacation. Finally, I booked our accommodation in Le Chatelet, a 3 stars hotel.


What I noticed before booking our accommodation?
  • Flights are cheap but accommodations in Luxembourg is a bit expensive. 
  • You can find a simple apartment in the center or old part of the city that will cost you 70€ and a 3 star hotel that will cost 75€ per night
  • The prices of accommodations are depend on its area. Luxembourg is a small country, if you are willing to spend 30 to 40 minutes in the bus to get in the center of the city, you can find an accommodation for around 50€ per night
  • You should consider a lot of things before concluding where to stay
Le Chatelet review

Location
  • Its location is in Bd de La Petrusse 2, Gare, 2320 Luxembourg, exactly 1.1km from the center. 
  • From the airport, you can ride a 20 minutes bus going there and walk less than 5 minutes. 
  • It is accessible to a lot of bus stop and Luxembourg Railway Station
  • It is 20 minutes walking from the center
Price
  • We were 4 persons and we spent 320€ for our 2 nights stay in Le Chatelet
  • We booked a standard quadruple room
  •  So each of us paid 20€ per night
  • The price is worthy because of the location and quality of entire hotel
  • The price depends on type of room that you are going to book
 Room




  • We stayed in a standard quadruple room
  • It is on the 3rd floor of the hotel
  • You need to take a short spiral staircase before you arrive in the room. It is OK for us because we are all young but not for people aged 50 years old and up 
  • The room is literally big. I really expected it to be smaller but we had a big space
  • We had 4 single beds but I can say that two of them are double beds. Beds are best quality
  • Everything is clean, even the toilet
  • The only bad thing is the heater that you can hear the water from it and it keeps turning on and off so we felt cold on our first night. The next day they gave us a portable heater that really helped. 
Breakfast





  • When we booked our room, the breakfast was not included but we tried it on our first morning 
  • Their breakfast costs 12.50€ per person
  • They have a lot of variety of foods that we are all going to like
 Facilities
  • They have breakfast area, restaurant, fitness center, bar, parking and free wifi
  • We are all going to check first the wifi and good to say that even if we stayed on the highest part, the internet connection is still good
  • You can check here the other facilities and incluions that they have 

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¨Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.¨
Isaiah 30:21