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Of Caffeine Fixes and *Fangirl-ing Moments*

Last Monday, I woke up on the wrong side of the bed…  well, the right kind of wrong — I think!  Why?  Because while I was on my way to get my caffeine fix for the day, I was suddenly interrupted by two angels straight from Brazil and Japan respectively!!!  Hahaha!

Okay, fine.  I’m talking about Brapanese actors-slash-models Akihiro Sato and Fabio Ide. *squeal*

AKO NA… ako na ang na-sandwich sa gitna ng dalawang Brazilian-Japanese models! Hahaha!

Don’t get me wrong.  I don’t really get starstruck that much (except if you’re Kate Middleton!)  Simply put that way back in college, my school was a “breeding ground” for celebrities (teka, kasama ba’ko sa mga yunSYEMPRE HINDI!  Hahaha!)  Anyway, I’m already used to seeing them because they were everywhere: classrooms, the cafeteria, hallways, libraries, parking lots, even restrooms!  Besides, tao rin lang naman sila TULAD KO at TULAD MO!  So what’s the BIG DEAL, right?

Yeah, I thought so too.

On that fateful Monday, I realized that there is a “deal” in fangirl-ing.  It may not be “big,” but it’s still a DEAL nonetheless. 😉

The deal is that fangirl-ing is FUN.  Yes, I repeat: F-U-N.

FUNgirl-ing.  Pwedeee!

Why “fun”?  Simply because I was with my friends…  and when you’re with your friends, you know that ANYTHING can happen!  And when I say “anything,” kalokohan is included!  Kalokohan. that. spells. FUN! 🙂

Alam niyo na  yung mga pa-simpleng sulyap  tapos ‘pag ready ka nang magpa-picture, aatras bigla.  Pagka-atras, biglang tawanan!  At hindi lang basta-basta tawananMALAKAS NA MALAKAS NA TAWANAN!  Oh diba, other than LAUGHTER, what else can you use to measure FUN best?!  WAHAHAHAHA!

Pagbigyan niyo na kami  kasi naman, bibili ka nga lang sana ng kape, bigla nalang may sasalubong sa’yong Akihiro at Fabio!  At higit sa lahat, nalibre pa yung kape mo!  Whew.  Oh well papel.  That’s one of the perks of working in the country’s “business district” AND in one of the business district’s awesome-est buildings! CHOS 😛

But anyway, let’s go back to fangirl-ing. 😉  I swear if I hadn’t been with my friends, I WOULDN’T have given in to my inner fangirl-self…

…but I swear if I hadn’t given in to my inner fangirl-self, I would’ve REGRETTED it too — BIG TIME!  Miss the opportunity to pose beside two freakin’ hawt guyysss?  No way, man!  Kaya friendsss, THAAANKS!  Fangirl-ing wouldn’t be complete without you!

That’s right.  FUNgirl-ing won’t be the same without thy FRIENDS. 😀

After all, encounters like this can make you truly think that there are “MANY FISH” in the sea…

Akihiro OR Fabio? ♥♥♥

…so don’t go sulking over one “fish” — real or not!  Wahahahaha!

Lastly, being a fangirl isn’t limited to being a fan of “guys!”  It can just simply mean that you’re A FAN.  Period. 😛

Let me share with you my other “fangirl” moments:

with Robi Domingo

with Josef Elizalde

with celebrity sisters, Megan and Lauren Young

Just a friendly reminder though:

It’s okay to give in to your fangirl-selves every once in awhile…  but sooner or later, be sure to SNAP OUT OF IT!  Besides, just like anything else (yes, caffeine included), “too much” is bad.

Yes people, too much fangirl-ing is dangerous to your health!!!  So best to do it moderately. 😉

But you can make an EXCEPTION from time to time, too! Heehee.

And since we’re already on the topic of being a fangirl, I’m encouraging YOU all to grab a copy of the newest book of Candy Magazine‘s Assistant Lifestyle Editor, Marla Miniano:

with Ms. Marla

Fangirl is available wherever Candy Magazine is sold.

Fangirl is Ms. Marla‘s FIFTH NOVEL.  Amazing, isn’t she? 🙂  Anyway, I’m already done reading it and I give it a rating of: ♥♥♥♥♥

So grab a copy now and sympathize with Summer (the protagonist) as she experiences the wonderful world of FUNgirl-ing!

The end. 😉

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El Nido Resorts FOR THE WIN!!! ♥

Calling all barkadas, friends, beach lovers, couples, honeymooners, families… TRAVELERS!!!  If you want to have a one of a kind resort experience that still prioritizes your PRIVACY, then I sugggest you have your vacation at El Nido Resorts (ENR)! 😀

Yeah, sure.  Palawan, particularly El Nido, is a known “tourist” place in the Philippines.  There are plenty of resorts here BUT what separates El Nido Resorts is its QUALITY of service — after all, it’s considered one of the country’s luxury resorts!  And it’s not considered one for nothing! 😉

Anyway, El Nido Resorts is actually divided into THREE ISLAND RESORTS: Lagen Island Resort and Miniloc Island Resort (both located in El Nido, Palawan) and Apulit Island Resort (located in Taytay, Palawan).  Luckily, I’ve been able to visit ALL THREE!  Heehee.

All three island resorts can be reached via ENR‘s exclusive airline, Island Transvoyager, Inc. (ITI)

at the airport

ITI‘s aircrafts are 19-seater Dornier planes, and they have their own airport — which they share with Amanpulo.  See?  Sa mode of transportation palang, you can already feel it’s “exclusivity!”

inside one of ITI’s 19-seater planes

The flight (Manila to any one of their resorts) takes about 75 minutes, plus a boat ride that lasts for around 45 minutes.  But once you reach your destination, you’ll be instantly welcomed by their very friendly staff:

You’ll be instantly “serenaded” by ENR’s staff once you step on the island!

friendly staff; great service!

Aside from that, the good thing about a private resort is it’s ALL-INCLUSIVE!  Meaning, you won’t have to worry about your food and the activities you can do during your trip!  Ika nga, it’s one. whole. PACKAGE DEAL! 😀

You can opt to have your food from the buffet…

…or request a “private” setting anywhere in the island or other nearby islands – especially prepared by the staff for you!

Plus, some of the activities you can do are:

Island hopping


Lagoon tours
(Big and Small Lagoons)


Swimming with the Jacks/Snorkeling

…and many more!

Now for the GOOD NEWS!

El Nido Resorts finally has a permanent booth at Greenbelt 5 to make it easier for you to plan and book your vacation.

So what are you waiting for?  Spend the coming “sweldo” days at Greenbelt 5 AND book your trip already to have the awesome-est resort vacation EVER!!!

Need more convincing?  Here are other snapshots from my trips:


welcome drinks! 🙂


beautiful sunset!

definitely THUMBS-UP!!!


TAYTAYwood, anyone? 😛

TAYTAYwood peeps! Haha!

just. look. at. the. water! DEFINE CLEAR!

water cottages

view from our room

a rock formation that looks like St. Joseph!

another beautiful sunset…

emo “Lady” at the beach! Wahahahaha!

Hope to see you there!!!

xoxo, Mika

El Nido Resorts
White Sand…  Blue Water…  Green Resorts.

For more information, check out El Nido Resorts
official website or Facebook page.