Beef Up Your Stash: A Traveling Pinoy's Budget Rundown to Hongkong

Friday, December 30, 2011

Travelers on a Shoestring Budget
I consider myself as a kuripot traveler -- been to a few places this year (mostly in the Visayas area) in a shoestring budget. This post, however, recounts the expenses I incurred during my first trip outside the country. This is actually the first of the series of my travel posts to Hongkong so if you have comments, suggestions and tips up your sleeve, feel free to leave a comment below.

Having said that, here's a rundown and a few tips on how much your wallet should have (more or less) for your trip. Note that some of the figures in HKD below are converted to Philippine Peso ($1 HDK = approximately PHP 5.90).

An Obligatory Thank You

Recognized Effort 
Read the article here.
Before the year ends, I want to say thank you to the panel of judges who judged my entry, "On Legs, Drama and Blogging: How These Three Can Wind Up in a Blogging Event", as the best post-blog post of the year for the Visayas Blogging Summit 2011. To those who've read it, I hope you enjoyed it as much as my mom and a few others did.

What This Means to Me
Photo taken from Bluewater Maribago's website
Aside from winning an overnight stay for two at Bluewater Maribago Resort, a Red Box VIP Card, a plaque, a special gift pack, and a complimentary blog feature of myself in the Visayas Blogging Summit 2011 website, I got to convince myself to go back to blogging and continue to share my day-to-day dickery to you guys. More posts are lined up for next month so be sure to like my Facebook page to keep you in the loop.

Spread the Seeds of Love
Why don't you read the entries of the other winners, too? Roxanne's experience talks about how she met and interacted with other bloggers during the event. John Paul also shares his experiences with a highlight on how he got a picture with my ex -- Ms. England.


Again, thank you.

On Legs, Drama and Blogging: How These Three Can Wind Up in a Blogging Event

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Visayas Blogging Summit 2011: A Postmortem
Last November 26, 2011, bloggers from all around Visayas gathered at SM City Cebu Trade Hall 1 to attend the Visayas Blogging Summit 2011 organized by the Cebu Bloggers SocietyWith the theme, "Blogging and Beyond", the summit featured speakers from all around the world of social media who talked about personal and professional blogging, social media for business, and social media responsibility.

The post that you are about to read is a no-holds-barred review of the event.