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Switching to PLDT Home Fibr

After being with Globe Broadband Tattoo for over 2 years, I finally switched to PLDT Home Fibr. My subscription with Globe was for the landline/broadband bundle at P1299 per month. Advertised speed was 3 mbps – which I rarely felt, really. I was fine with that, because I didn’t need a lot of speed to surf and use social media.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at home. 😀 Find the photobombing modem. 😀

And then, a few months ago, Globe began capping bandwidths. My plan’s data cap was 50 GB per month. Towards the end of each month, I could feel our internet hopelessly slowing down to a crawl.

But I’d just wait until our bandwidth allowance was replenished the following month. I could live with a few days of slow internet.

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Your dream wedding cake by Cake Box

My sister Sherry Gonzalez, a Baguio-based wedding cake designer, joined the recent Kasalang Filipino Wedding Fair held at Camp John Hay, Baguio City. wedding fair baguio

December is wedding season in the Philippines. With the wonderful climate around this time and the abundance of picture-perfect venues, Baguio City is fast becoming one of the country’s favorite wedding destinations. So for those who are in search of a wedding cake designer in Baguio, let me pitch my sister’s custom wedding cakes at Cake Box.

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The Cake Box booth display during the Kasalang Filipino Wedding Exhibit

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Gaia Cafe and Crafts in Sagada

This post is uber delayed, I know! I was going through my Sagada trip album recently and remembered how beautiful that place is. The views are breathtaking and, for the food lover, there are so many good eats. Gaia Cafe and Crafts is one of our best finds.


Right after our morning of cave exploration, my sis, niece and I decided to go for healthy food at Gaia Cafe and Crafts, as recommended by a co-parent in my kids’ school.

Gaia Cafe was recently named as one of the most picturesque cafes in the country, with amazing views of terrace farms below and pine trees all around. It was a refreshing sight, especially after that strenuous Sumaguing and Lumiang Cave exploration! (I don’t think I will ever do that again.)

A bit of showbiz trivia: the movie That Thing Called Tadhana shot some scenes at Gaia. 😛

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Misty Lodge Sagada for homey comfort

My sister, niece and I chose to stay at  Misty Lodge Sagada when we went on that adventure trip early this year because my sister’s sis-in-law highly recommended it. And we couldn’t agree more!

Misty Lodge Sagada signage

Like most lodges and inns in Sagada, Misty Lodge’s accommodations were basic. We stayed in a room facing the pine tree studded back of the lodge. Waking up to the scene and scent of pine trees is something I really miss.

Our room’s view at #mistylodge #sagada

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Baguio Garden Wedding at Mama’s Table by Chef Vicky Tinio

A few months back, my sister got married in a Baguio garden wedding at Mama’s Table along Ambuklao Road. It was one of the most beautiful and intimate weddings I have ever been to.

At the helm of Mama’s Table is Chef Vicky Tinio, who lovingly and expertly handled the fine details of catering for my sister’s wedding.

The wedding ceremony was held at the garden of Chef Vicky’s home, under the pine trees, and overlooking the serene mountains of the Cordilleras.

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