The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry And Meghan

On May 19, 2018, I finally got to see Prince Harry in person and experience an event from the British Monarchy. It may not be near them but just being in the atmosphere of the royal wedding, it was enough. British Royal family is the most popular monarchy in the world. When Prince William was married to Kate Middleton, I was just a fresh college graduate in Manila, Philippines. Some media organization broadcasted a live telecast in the Philippines of Prince William’s wedding. I went back during the first blogs I published on 2011 and I remember, I blog about the wedding of Prince William and Duchess Kate. Here is the link…

Prince William and I

And 7 years later, Prince Harry has found the woman he fell in love with, he married Meghan Markle.

I heard of the Royal Wedding coming on May of 2018 when the news broke of Prince Harry’s engagement to Meghan Markle on November of last year. I knew I wanted to be in the crowd cheering for the newlyweds. I only decided to watch when I was with my friend’s friend, Chad. I toured him in Richmond Park and we were talking about a lot of things. He said that he extended his vacation here in London to witness the Royal Wedding because it’s only a once in a lifetime event. He and my friend are going to the Royal wedding. I checked my schedule if I have work on that day, gladly, there’s none. I happily said, Pwede ako sumama senyo?! (Can I come?). He said, “Of course!” I excitedly replied, “Yeyyy! Finally, I will be going to the Royal Wedding with friends.”

Me and my friend Karl has work on the 18th of May, we were on day shift at that time so we weren’t able to research that much about the Royal Wedding. The next day on May 19, the day of the wedding, we took the 8.22am train from Norbiton to Twickenham for 45 minutes, then got off the train and switched platform to ride the train from Twickenham to Windsor.

The TFL (Transport for London) added more trains going to Windsor for the Royal Wedding to accommodate more passengers. When we arrived in Windsor, there were staff of TFL asking for the train tickets. But since we didn’t research that much, we didn’t buy a ticket, instead Karl and I used our contactless debit cards and Chad and Tita Amy (my friend Astrid’s mother) used their oyster card. It was fine, it’s just that we need to purchase the train tickets to be able to enter Windsor. We were advised to refund the £11 (the amount that we tapped from Norbiton train station) in the TFL website and purchased the two way tickets because we won’t be allowed to go in without the ticket.

When we got in, we went with the flow of people until we reached the Windsor High Street. I must say, the vibe was very fun and festive. There were lots of British locals and people from UK and around the world. I saw tourists from Canada, Australia and Italy etc. I don’t know how we got in the place, we just walked and walked until we saw a part with not a lot of people and just stayed there. We were in front of the barricade and we were very close to the road and I couldn’t believe that the route of the procession was the one in front of us. We stayed in the place at around 11am and the wedding started in St. George’s Chapel at exactly 12pm. There were no big screens in the road but there were speakers all over the place, that way we can hear what’s happening in the ceremony. Then at half past 1, the procession started and everything happened so fast. The next thing we knew, the horse drawn carriage of Prince Harry and Meghan was on it’s way to us. I really wanted to see the wedding dress of Meghan and I was stuck seeing her dress and her face, I was amazed of the simplicity of her dress, her hair and make up and her over all look. She’s stunning! I like her personality and how she and Prince Harry wore their hearts on their sleeves.

It’s also nice to see Prince Charles walked Meghan down the aisle. I can see that Prince Charles is happy because he is in a good place now that he is married to Duchess Camilla. Everyone’s happy!


This is my very first YouTube video, The Windsor Vibe During the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan.

P.S. I will create more videos to improve contents and my editing skills in the next few days or weeks.


And as we are familiar on how the fairytale story ends, I sincerely hope for this.

And they live happily ever after.


That is my hope not just for the Royal family but for everyone, that all of us will live happily everyday.


Thank you for watching! Enjoy!

The Whitney Houston Show Memories

Last night, I watched “The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show” in Evertim Apollo in Hammersmith, London. Whitney Houston was honoured by the singer Belinda Davis who sang the greatest hits of the late singer. How did I know about this show? Actually, everything was very spontaneous. When I opened my Groupon app, I accidentally pressed the featured option, and The Whitney Houston Show popped out. Interesting, I told myself. So I searched google for the trailer of the show and got excited because I know a lot of Whitney Houston songs. I’m on my late 20s, I grew up listening to the songs of her in the radio and CD player. The venue of the show was in Evertim Apollo in Hammersmith, London. I thought that it was in Central London but when I checked City Mapper (this is the app that I use to go anywhere in the city of London with suggested routes and mode of transportation), I found out that the fastest way is by riding a bus. I just need to ride Bus 85 from the Queen’s Road/ Kingston Hospital and drop off to Shawford Court station then wait for Bus 72 and drop off to Hammersmith Bridge Road station. Afterwards, I only walked for 4 minutes and then I already saw the venue, Evertim Apollo. When I arrived 25 minutes before 8pm, there were two queues, one was for those who already have their tickets and the second one is for sales and ticket collection. I went to the second queue as I already booked the ticket the night before the show. That is me, so spontaneous of everything.

Outside of the Evertim Apollo

I noticed that with the shows that I attended here in London, there were very tight security measures being implemented as UK had history of terrorist attacks. Five minutes before 8.00pm, I finally got seated. I bought the ticket last night for a price of £50. I watched the show alone and was seated with two lovely ladies and also grannies, Maggie and Jackie. They bought their ticket on December of last year for £40, and they compared and concluded that there isn’t that much difference from the price of tickets bought last year and the night before the show. Remember that I bought mine for £50. Maggie and Jackie were telling me they’re still waiting for their favourite song Run To You, but unfortunately, it was not included in the songs sang by Belinda. During the 30 minute break, Jackie told me to try to watch for a Tennis match in Wimbledon sometime on June because it is a great experience to be with the atmosphere of a tennis match. According to her, it’s more exciting when you are physically present in the venue rather than watching it in a television. She said that after the match, she went inside the court and almost cried. Haha.. For her, it was a very emotional moment to be picked and be given an opportunity to watch the Wimbledon Tennis match.

My two lovely seatmates, Jackie and Maggie

Going back to the show, Belinda introduced herself after singing few songs. She said that she was born in Fort Elizabeth, South Africa and growing up, she wanted to sing like her idol, Whitney Houston. Well, dreams do come true because now she was the one chosen to honour the music and legacy of her idol. She looked like Whitney Houston, her skin colour, her hair, the gestures, her powerful voice and she was dressed exactly the same as what Whitney wore during her past performances.

Belinda Davids going to the audience

I thought that The Whitney Houston Show is like other West End musicals that are being shown in London all throughout the year, but it’s not. I decided to watch this show because upon searching, it will only be shown for 1 night in London, it’s now or never. The next day they will perform in Cardiff for 2 consecutive nights and in Manchester the night after. Belinda gave a stellar performance with her powerful voice belting out the Whitney Houston hits and received several standing ovations. The price I paid to watch this show is definitely worth it.

Whitney Houston is very popular in the Philippines. I grew up hearing her songs. I also remember that our Elementary graduation song was “One Moment in Time” that’s why I can still remember its lyrics. And since the Filipinos love to sing, Whitney Houston songs are always being sang by singers in the television shows, concerts and in the singing contests.

Here are some of the videos I took from the show.


The audience does not only comprise of older people but a mix of young and old, male and female. There were grannies and grandpas, there were married couples, group of friends and young people. I was dancing and singing my heart out (as heard on the videos that I took) as well as the whole audience. These were some of the songs belted out by Belinda: I Will Always Love You, Where Do Broken Hearts Go, I Have Nothing, The Greatest Love of All, One Moment In Time, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, etc. There was a live band and the National Philharmonic Concert Orchestra which gave fantastic music. The quality of music is really different, very soulful and grand if there’s an orchestra playing. This is a great show  worth spending.  It will entertain you, you will sing, you will dance and you will remember the talent, music and memory of Whitney Houston.

This is the video/ trailer that I watched that made me decide to come and see the show.

My selfie after coming home at around 12midnight.


I just want to end this post by leaving this quote from the book that I’m currently reading, “Do less, get MORE” by Shaa Wasmund. I remember I also read this quote from the blog of Tom Basson (

It says there…

-What makes you feel alive? “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

When I was watching this show, I feel alive because I was enjoying my time, and that I am living my life in the present moment and in my own terms. I think I need to remind myself all the time to only do things that will make me genuinely happy.

That’s it for now. Guys, please leave a comment below if you have watched this show or still planning to watch. Have a great day ahead!


***I got the featured image from from

Mamma Mia! – The Best Feel-Good Musical Worth Watchin’ Now

It was a very tiring day after a bank shift (overtime) in Royal Eye Unit on Thursday, the 8th of March. I decided to work on my two days off so that I can earn on top of my monthly salary since I plan to do nothing on those days. Royal Eye Unit is the outpatient department in the hospital that caters ophthalmic services for diagnosis, management and treatment like cataract surgery and laser. It’s the busiest outpatient department in the whole hospital but the work is still manageable compared to the ward. I was tired after that shift and thought I’d like to try something new, that which can only be experienced in London. I’ve long set this plan to watch a musical in the West End however it’s always been pushed aside. So after that tiring bank shift in Royal Eye Unit, I surfed google for West End musicals and watched each trailer. I shortlisted four shows to watch which were Aladdin, Lion King, The Girl in the North County and Mamma Mia. I let go of Aladdin and Lion King because I told myself to only watch these shows with my special someone, loved ones, family or friends. The Girl in the North County is a bit serious and I might feel sad while watching it because I plan to watch alone. Then I watched the trailer of Mamma Mia again and read the reviews and it had wonderful ratings and I thought that this seems like a very fun and happy show. When I looked at the available seats, there was 1 seat left in the Balcony and thought this must have been for me. So I booked the show for Friday evening, 19.45 which costs £37.

So after my shift in Royal Eye Unit at 17.00 on the 9th of March, I immediately went home to my flat to change clothes and prepare myself to watch the musical. I didn’t even eat dinner in the flat and went straight ahead to central London. I ride the train from Norbiton to Waterloo Station which takes approximately 30 minutes. I felt really hungry upon arriving at Waterloo station so I ate quickly in Starbucks and ordered Mocha coffee and Bagel. I’m supposed to ride a bus to Novello Theatre which is the venue of this musical however, it was raining and I was having a hard time looking for the correct bus station using the app CityMapper. And since it is only 15 minutes left before the show starts, I booked an uber and in 10 minutes, I arrived in Novello Theatre, just in time for the start of the show.

Novello Theatre

The performance starts at exactly 19.45 with live music and Sophie (the main character) appeared in the stage with her friends. I didn’t watch the movie Mamma Mia that’s why I have no idea what the story is about. I only found out about it as I watch the flow of the events in the musical. I was telling myself, “Ah alright, so that’s the story, lovely!” I don’t want to spoil you readers but you might probably have watched the movie or read the description in the trailer already. The musical was very fun and it is true what I read in the reviews. If you’re looking for a show that gives good vibes, and if you want to laugh, sing with Abba songs (who doesn’t know any Abba songs?) with live music and vocals, this is the show to watch. And even though I watched it alone, the whole audience including me enjoyed the show, we were clapping while singing the songs Dancing Queen, Thank You For The Music, Mamma Mia, I Have a Dream and Slipping Through My Fingers.

The main character Sophie played by Georgina Castle is a spark of joy during the whole musical. It is evident that she enjoys performing and that her smile lightens up the whole theatre. And the whole casts as well, they were very fun, happy and full of energy. I sincerely enjoyed this show and I even called my friend to tell her about my experience. Now I’m planning to watch other musicals.

These were the performers. The photo I got from google link,

My face after the show. All smile and capturing photos of London at night.

Have you watched Mamma Mia? Please comment below your thoughts about the show.

Zoomanity Parks Visited by Kpop Groups Asha and Fameus

Four weeks ago, I was invited to cover the event of Zoomanity Group of Companies where Kpop groups Fameus and Asha visited the two theme parks, Paradizoo in Mendez, Cavite and Residence Inn Tagaytay. We arrived in Paradizoo at around 10:00am. A few minutes later, the two Kpop groups arrived. The girl group is called Asha while the boy group is named Fameus. To be honest, I am not a Kpop fan but I was looking forward for the two groups and see for myself if I too, will be captivated by their charm and talent. And indeed, I was. Of course, their presence were undeniable because of their white and fair skin, fashionable outfit and colorful hairstyles.







Members of Fameus feeding the rabbits

Members of Fameus feeding the rabbits

With the five-legged cow

With the five-legged cow

While touring the Paradizoo with them, their child-like attitude became evident. Who wouldn’t be happy at seeing rabbits, donkeys, cows, ostrich, etc. right in front you? We were exhilarated and I had seen in their reactions the joy of interacting with the creatures that we do not see everyday. They were so cute! In Paradizoo, the boy group performed the famous Tagalog song “Na Sayo Na ang Lahat” originally sang by Daniel Padilla. That performance was not one-liner or sang in acapela but with music, second voice and they literally sang the whole song. And I must say, they really have beautiful voices.

After lunch, we headed to the Residence Inn Tagaytay which was only 15 minutes away from Paradizoo. Hundreds of fans were awaiting the two groups in the activity area. Just like in Paradizoo, Fameus performed “Na Sayo Na ang Lahat” and “Mahal na Mahal” originally sang by Sam Concepcion. And again, I was amazed seeing Koreans sing Tagalog songs beautifully. Afterwards, we watched a magical show performed by the theme park’s actors and actresses. Kids in the audience, the Kpop groups, and all the people in the venue enjoyed the simple magical show.

The magnificent view in the Residence Inn Tagaytay

The magnificent view in the Residence Inn Tagaytay

Arabian camel

Arabian camel

My realization in that day was that as we grow older, our standard of happiness increases. Sometimes, it’s hard for us to be pleased or to be happy. That’s why I love being with kids because they have simple happiness, plus the Kpop group, they are so child-like. I will always remind myself to be child-like. These two theme parks will bring us the same feeling of how to be happy just like when we were a child. Let us never be afraid to show the “child” in us.

Drawing Inspiration from the Founding of Lamudi Philippines


Lamudi Philippines is an example of a startup, a company that is newly formed or created. It was launched in 2014 and data shows that it is now the most visited real estate website in the Philippines.

On September 3, 2015, I attended the media night organized by Lamudi Philippines where they presented more about their services and introduced the people behind their company. I arrived in TGIF in Greenbelt 3 at around 6pm and enjoyed the company of fellow bloggers and writers. After the cocktail, we headed to the cinema for the exclusive screening of Transporter Refueled. After everyone had settled in the cinema, the founders introduced the company and how it started.

Jacqueline Van Den Ende, Managing Director Lamudi PH

Jacqueline Van Den Ende is the founder and managing director of Lamudi Philippines. She came all the way from the land of tulips, Holland. When she was telling us how she started the company, I felt that it was really a hard work to grow a company which literally started with nothing but just a small office beside Lazada, their sister company, and a small picnic table. Rocket Internet Group hired her in 2013 to start the company and that means moving to the Philippines. Her only idea of this country is that it is a land of typhoon and a place of heavy traffic in the city. Despite the hesitation, she packed her bags and gave it a go and now loving every minute of her stay and never regret her decision. At the cocktail, she reached out to the members of the media and really talked and get to know us one by one. I admired her courage to go out of her comfort zone and that was leaving her home country in The Netherlands and taking a leap of faith to start something new. I learned that she also had fears at the beginning but she did not allow that fear to control her decisions in life.

Lamudi Philippines was formally launched on January 2014 and is now the biggest online real estate website in the Philippines. Currently, they have 700,000+ visitors per month and over 90,000 listings. The company is part of the Rocket Internet Group who also founded Lazada, Zalora and Carmudi.

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Lamudi joins Asia E-Commerce Expo 2015


Have you heard of Lamudi?

Lamudi Philippines is the leading online real estate website in the Philippines. It has over 90,000 properties and 1,000 brokers and developers online. Lamudi is operating and globally established in 30 countries and is part of the Rocket Internet Group of Companies, the largest incubator of online start ups in the world with headquarters in Berlin and over 100 ventures across 50+ countries.

Lamudi aims to help consumers find their dream home online from the complete listings of properties for sale and for rent in the country. In addition to that, Lamudi also helps brokers and developers connect to millions of prospective buyers.

Other successful ventures of Rocket Internet include Zalora, Lazada, Zalando and Groupon. On April 2015, Lamudi Philippines acquired and are now consists of 80 people. Jacqueline Van Den Ende, the founder and managing director of Lamudi will join Cinstantin Robertz of Zalora and Janette Toral of Digital Club Filipino in the first panel discussion.

Brought to you by TAG Media and Public Relations, Asia E- Commerce Expo 2015 (#AECoE) will be at SMX Aura, Taguig on November 25, 2015, Wednesday.

Asia E-Commerce Expo 2015

Attending the Asia E-Commerce Expo 2015 #AECoE will give you a unique opportunity to learn from and network with the senior leaders  from the biggest brands in Asia Pacific region. The leading e-commerce experts from emerging markets, award winning e-commerce players and established e-retailers in APAC will gather under one roof. Different experiences and insights will be shared by industry leaders to the delegates from different countries.

The event features sessions on ePayments, eLogistics and ePrivacy, an opening reception and conference programme. There will be over 15 local and international high level speakers, 30+ sponsors and 1 hour speed networking. The event will also talk about market analysis.

You can be part of this inspiring event by attending the #AECoE on November 25, 2015.

Join The Craft Box Party this September 2015

Craft Box Concept

Have you had an idea of starting an arts and craft project at home or as a business? Wondering how to start? I believe everyone has his/her artistic side. We can definitely turn the curiosity into creativity and productivity. The Craft Box is the answer to that.

Introducing the Craft Box

Established in 2015, The Craft Box is your new neighborhood workshop in Manila, and the first online craft subscription in the Philippines. The team is composed of four young women seeking to foster a community of people with passion for handmade arts and crafts.

The idea was thought out of growing frustration of the founders in finding affordable crafting tools and supplies, as well as personalized workshops in the market. There is something about handcrafting that adds sentimental value and special meaning to the end products.

The Craftbox Party

The Craft Box would like to invite everyone to the first ever The Craft Box Party on Sept 19-20, 2015 at the Pergola Mall, BF Homes Paranaque City.

In the event, you can shop at your favorite online store, meet and greet your favorite bloggers and celebrities, and there will also be fun games to join too. You can see chic clothes, vintage finds, and handmade crafts. Attendees can learn a new craft by joining the workshop. Workshops offered are about paper cutting, jewelry making, string art and many more.

Industrial products like resin, rubber molding, wood and board model construction are some of the materials where the workshops will focus more of. With this, you can put up your own handcrafted product business by just knowing the basics. Crafting and growing together, indeed, a win-win situation.

Promos and freebies will also be given throughout the event. A weekend full of fun activities, shopping, eating, and live music for families and friends to enjoy with.

For interested merchants for The Craft Box Party, please direct your inquiries and concerns at and

Please follow and like The Craft Box on

Instagram: | @thecraftboxparty


The Craft Box believes that handcrafting is for everyone. It is never too late to learn a new craft. See you there! 🙂

Learn more about Blogging in Blogging 101 in Tagaytay

On August 16, 2015, Pinoy Blogger group will have a mini forum about blogging at Paradizoo in Mendez Cavite and a tour at Residence Inn, Tagaytay. Paradizoo and Residence Inn are just two theme parks operated by Zoomanity Group of Yupangco Group of Companies headed by Robert Laurel Yupangco. These are the 5 theme parks in the Philippines and 1 in Japan operated by Zoomanity Group: Zoobic Safari in Subic, Zoocobia in Clark, Pampanga, Zoocolate Thrills in Bohol, Paradizoo in Mendez, Cavite, Residence Inn in Tagaytay and Zootopia in Nagano, Japan.,d.c2E&psig=AFQjCNFw1XHq6YNYD-q4JnWeBDDJ4JnQaw&ust=1439175235606705,d.c2E&psig=AFQjCNFw1XHq6YNYD-q4JnWeBDDJ4JnQaw&ust=1439175235606705,d.c2E&psig=AFQjCNENVTeCzMdZd1b-X2Rs6KPcizHydA&ust=1439175309646012,d.c2E&psig=AFQjCNENVTeCzMdZd1b-X2Rs6KPcizHydA&ust=1439175309646012

In the mini forum, 25 selected bloggers will be able to improve their craft by learning about the following topics:

  • Responsible blogging
  • Ethics in blogging
  • How to get advertisers

There are many advantages of blogging. When you are blogging, you are the journalist telling a story. Readers can interact with you and you can build relationships with them. Blogging allows you to build your credibility as a writer, gives you an opportunity to share information about yourself, team or company. As a blogger, you can showcase your personality and differentiate yourself from competitors. These are just some of the many things that blogging can do.

For more information, please contact TAG Media and PR at 09166299381 or send an email to

Why attend the Asia E-Commerce Expo 2015 #AECoE?


TAG Media and Public Relations will be bringing to us Asia E-Commerce Expo 2015 #AECoE, which will take place on November 25, 2015, Wednesday in SMX Aura, Taguig. Leading e-commerce experts from emerging markets, award winning e-commerce players and established e-retailers in APAC will gather under one roof for the #AECoE, a business event which will provide an opportunity to learn from and network with senior leaders from the Asia Pacific region. Delegates from different countries are expected to come where industry leaders will share independent experiences and insights.

The event features pre-conference sessions on ePayments, eLogistics and ePrivacy, an opening reception, conference program, over 15 local and international high-level speakers, 30+ sponsors and 1 hour of networking.

The attendees will learn about Market Analysis, Digital Marketing, CRM, Strategy, E-Commerce and going global. Taking part in this occasion will be beneficial in growing your business and meeting investors. There will be presence of 300 APAC audience. Time for networking will be allotted as #AECoE is not just about learning but also a potential future collaboration.




Asia E Commerce Expo 2015 (#AECoE) is expecting more than 300 visitors and up to 30 companies from different industries to share their products and services.

For more info, please log on to and for partnership/ sponsorship, please contact the organizer at 09166299381 or at The registration fee is Php 3,000 per delegate which includes snacks and lunch, conference and expo.