Showing posts from May, 2022

Acacia Summer Bliss: A City to Island Escape

Summer break from academic school is here! And everybody is itching to hit the beach.The idea of geting the feel of the sun, sand and sea after almost  close to three years through the pandemic is bliss!  Acacia Hotel Davao recently launched its partnership with Millenial Resorts- Crusoe Cabins and Aqua Water Park in Azalaea Samal Island . Current promo offers a 3-day City to Island escape inclusve of an overnight stay at the hotel, And spending another night in an island in just one booking.  Booked guests at the hotel's executive floor  may enjoy Vip access and priviledges at the Club Lounge including express check in and check out.  A few weeks ago I was lucky to experience the first dibs of Acacia Summer Bliss: City to Island Escape . The absence of summer outings for more than two years is too long. I was delighted to see Samal Island once again. Thank you  Acacia Hotel Davao for making my City to Island experence Simply Heartfelt. (See Photos) ACACIA SUMMER BLISS: CITY TO

Mergrande Ocean Resort reopens with more amenities

After close to two years  and two months of closure due to Covid 19 pandemc, Mergrande Ocean Resort finally reopens with new and more amenities every family and kids will enjoy. Mergrande is an 8 hectar resort with 250m of beachfront with 48 cottages, 6 function rooms, a restaurant, a dome for private functions, a pool and huts for picnics. Now as Mergrande reopens for the public, they recently launched their newest addition and attraction for guests- M ergrande Eco Park. The Mergrande Eco Park was beautifully designed by the wner herself, Mrs Merci Evangelista during the lockdown. For her, it was a truly relaxing and destressing way to go through the long Covid 19 Pandemic.  Mergrande Ocean Resort  New Attractions KOI POND This used to be filled with Lotus flowers but was of no use. When  Mrs. Evangelista got interested in Koi fishes, she instantly became a  breeder. There are 6000 pcs of koi in this 800sq meters pond, with an  estimated 175,000 liters of free-flowing water.  BUFFE

Home Design: Winning votes for a Merlgen modern B&W kitchen

  A 90 ’ s traditional kitchen remodeled after more than 20 years of heavy use was a winning move for one former Davao politician.    It was a home built in 1994 for a family of five set within a property that allows a sizable garden to embrace it. All sides have a view of the verdant yard with fruit trees, the kitchen included. It overlooks a patch of bamboo trees with leaves that rustle even to the gentlest of winds.  “ Nakakalamig ng ulo, ”  said the lady of the house.   “ Our predominantly green-colored kitchen was modern in the 90 ’ s  b uilt by traditional carpentry and accessorized with the new materials in the market during the era, ”  she said,  “ It was sturdy enough to serve the household and the need to accommodate beyond family use. Being in politics, the  need to welcome and serve is part of the commitment, but that ’ s in the past.  I ’ m w idowed and almost an empty nester . T here ’ s only three of us in the residence today. ”   The home quarantine during the onset of

Globe Business supports Mindanao MSMEs with RUSH e-commerce solution

  E-commerce in the Philippines is thriving as consumers turn to online shopping.  Besides acting as a new channel to serve new customers, e-commerce can replace the heftier cost of leasing, building, and training staff for a new brick and mortar store. It also allows flexibility in processing orders beyond regular store hours and lets businesses continue operations if their physical locations are inaccessible or closed.   Yet despite all these benefits, many micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) have not taken advantage of the chance to expand their operations and reach more customers.   A Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) survey released in February 2021 showed that 69.8% of businesses had not tried e-commerce. Of the 957,620 businesses operating in 2020, 99.51% are MSMEs, and 0.49% are large enterprises.  This means that only around 285,000 MSMEs have bravely joined the e-commerce bandwagon.   DTI, however, wants to change things and help businesses, particularly those i

Mother’s Day indulgence made more special at dusitD2 Davao

Making memorable memories with one’s Mom, dusitD2 Davao ensures a decadent display of dishes this Mother’s Day, matched with a month-long ode to moms through Tanya Gaisano-Lee’s art exhibit. While everyday should be special for the queen of the household, Mother’s Day allows everyone to exert the extra mile to let her know how much she is loved. Everyone has their own “world’s best mom,” and we are commemorating this occasion with dining indulgences and art appreciation for the dearest moms out there. From May 8-31, self-taught artist Tanya Gaisano-Lee will have her pen art pieces displayed at the Dusit Gourmet Lounge of dusitD2 Davao and Dusit Thani Residence Davao. Tanya began her artistic journey in 2014 with a black pen, and has eventually developed into acrylics and inks which has become integral parts of her art expression. For this solo exhibit, she pays tribute to the significant role mothers play in the family and the society. Madayaw Café, on the other hand, matches the passi