Boracay HAYEStory: Our Intimate Beach Wedding

Oh, I don’t even know where to start. I just know everything felt perfect – precious shared moments, our wonderful guests, the tropical weather, crystal clear waters, picturesque shoreline, spectacular sunset the intimacy of the event, and us together. We were in paradise. April of 2015, we eloped in Georgia, USA and last July, we were finally able…

A year ago, we eloped.

April of 2015, we eloped. I’m not talking here about the sudden and secretive type of elopement that you see on dramas, where the lovers leave their respective home at the middle of the night, without their parents permission, to run away with each other and get married. Ours wasn’t a secret. There’s no reason for it to…

USA Travel Bucket List Update

Originally posted on I See Bela:
Days before my flight to the USA, I put together a little bucket list of things of I hope to experience in the land of stars of stripes.  Luckily, I’ve done most of them for the 2 months that I’ve been here. I can’t imagine that I could go…

Maria Gorretti’s Journey: A Story of Faith

Today marks the 14th death anniversary of Maria Gorretti de los Reyes Mariano. On July 3, 2000 at 9:20 p.m., my mom, Maria Goretti de los Reyes –Mariano, 33 years old, died at Western Visayas State University Hospital after having a cardio-pulmonary arrest. Her death was a beginning of an unforgettable experience for us –…

Small Business Saturday | Make Your Money Matter

Numerous small businesses across the country celebrated Small Business Saturday this weekend. It is a campaign, which is annually celebrated on the Saturday after Thanksgiving day, that promotes shopping deals at local businesses in their commuties.Those shoppers who participated in the said campain by supporting local shops made a great choice. Aside from the the…