Liking The Beach Now

Social Traveling is my appetite. Public market is always in my must-go places. Getting lost is my worst hobby. Nature is my second, particularly flowers. I also like street foods and art galleries but somehow beach is stuck at the end of my list.

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Mixed Nervousness

To be honest, I am nervous. Four days from now, I’ll be heading to Yunnan Province of China. There are the excitement and all those anticipation one usually gets to enjoy before a trip. I can’t wait to pack my 15kg luggage. I, sometimes, daydream. But knowing I will travel with only a friend and all we will have are ourselves in a place where none of our friends had been to and only read about it in a forwarded email, everything seems to be silly and outrageous. This is, definitely, dangerous in itself. However, with blessings of courage from God (yes, i just had a talk with God), I and my friend will explore whatever Yunnan has to offer. We will make the unknown known to us. Gaaah. Let’s do this! *Giving you a snapshot of the Yunnan trip

…here comes the National Geographic Channel.

Bus and Taxi in UK

National Geographic Showcases Travel Destinations in PH and Generating PH Awareness in the UK

MANILA, Philippines – A six-part series showcasing the travel destinations in the Philippines is coming out in the National Geographic Channel, the government said yesterday.

Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez said they intend to showcase and promote the country’s different destinations through various international networks.

An intensified promotional campaign is essential to lure foreign tourists to the Philippines, he added.

In the United Kingdom, 25 double-deck buses and 50 black cabs now sport a uniform design of the “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” slogan and logo and different faces of the Philippines, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said.

Subway stations, on the other hand, feature images of the Ifugao rice terraces and the Puerto Princesa Underground River, both proclaimed as World Heritage Sites, the DOT added.

Jimenez said the timely execution of the ads has been deliberate and well studied.

“Imagine the gross impact of these ads,” he said.

Jimenez said London has a population of about 7.5 million and attracts around 15 million international visitors.

Generating Phl awareness in UK

“We are generating awareness, not only among the British population, but also among visitors to the United Kingdom, rated number seven among the most visited countries in the world.”

Jimenez said the two-week advertising campaign in buses and underground railways coincides with the worldwide marketing campaign through CNN International.

The campaign through the London cabs will continue until early next year, he added.

Jimenez said the campaign would bring the opportunity to capture the millions of visitors attending the Queen’s Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympics.

The London cabs come with a 30-minute digital ad which will feature the 30-seconder “It’s more fun in the Philippines” TVC and 15-seconder tarsier TVC recently launched worldwide via network giant CNN, he added.

Jimenez said the DOT is the very first national tourism organization to advertise through the taxis’ digital platform and these will be shown in the 1,400 units that Verifone Media owns.

“We will soon furnish these cabs with flyers to contain more fun information,” he said.

Phl posters in London

Different Philippine posters are also found at strategic stops near London’s tourist areas like Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus and Tottenham Court Road.

Vertical posters and escalator panels feature the underground river and rice terraces through the memes, “The Underground: More Fun in the Philippines” and “Stairway to Heaven: More Fun in the Philippines.”

The DOT said the UK is a major tourist market for the Philippines, being the top generator from this region. Last year, it ranked 9th overall with an unprecedented 104,000 arrivals, registering a 7.78 percent increase over the 2010 performance.

Jimenez expressed confidence that the country would be able to lure more tourists from the UK to visit the Philippines through the current publicity efforts and other promotional activities.



As for me, I can’t be more than proud for DOT and my government. Their movement towards international marketing campaign is really aggressive and well-thought. They even launched it during the Olympics in London! I heard from a news program here that DOT expense on this campaign is very much lower than international campaign of Malaysia. Now I want to work in DOT. =)


Article Source: Philippine Star by Mayen Jaymalin

Article got from: Wow Philippines in UK

Image Source: ItsmorefuninthePhilippines Facebook

Wacky Birthday

Thank you for all the birthday greetings people!

I had a blast this April.

Super Pa Duper! 


New Sparkle

I named my camera, Canon 450d, as Sparkle because I always imagine a sudden drop of lightray on the moment that I will put on still forever. But tomorrow, I will deliver her to her new owner and most probably she will lose her name. My best bud is not a fan of name-giving. Haha.

Canon 450d

Anyhow, I shall keep the name instead and name it to my new camera, Canon 600d. Below photo is in Low Yat Plaza in Kuala Lumpur, where I was able to buy the Canon 600d.

bought Canon 600d in Low Yat Plaza

It was really a good 3-yr experience. Minahal at inalagaan ko siya ng todo. Haha. Canon 450d is one of those precious stuffs that made this travel phlog possible.

So, ciao, Canon 450d. May you be in good care. =)

Note to my lovable followers:

All the postcards from December 30 onwards are taken by Canon 600d, my new Sparkle. =P