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Some Things I’m Grateful For This Thanksgiving Season

When I immigrated to the US a little over two years ago, celebrating Thanksgiving is something new to me. I simply know that most Americans get together during this time of the year as we would on Christmas Day. In the Philippines, Christmas is what we consider the season of gratitude, and if you’re a Christian (or a Catholic), you’ll understand why. In the spirit of gratitude and appreciation, I’m sharing some things I’m thankful for this season: The Gift of Employment Moving away from home is one thing; moving to a completely new-to-me place is another. I had a really

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Final Las Vegas Stop: Seven Magic Mountains

I learned about the Seven Magic Mountains from researching on things to do in Las Vegas while we’re there for Labor Day weekend last year, and I got curious by them and their history. Before I move on to talking about a more recent trip, allow me to share our final stop at the  in  before we headed back to San Diego. The Seven Magic Mountains exhibit is only 30 minutes south of Las Vegas, and it’s on our way back via I-15, so I asked Roan if we could make a quick stopover to experience it up close and personal. The Seven Magic Mountains is

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Staying at the Dossier Hotel: Downtown Portland City Views

Nestled at the heart of Downtown Portland is Dossier Hotel, the newest addition to the Provenance Hotels family. The deluxe boutique (previously Westin Hotel) on the corner of SW Alder St. and SW Park Ave. opened in August of this year. Dossier boasts 200+ rooms, a variety of meeting rooms for events use, a fitness center, and a contemporary bar and restaurant that caters to all of one’s dining needs. The multi-million transformation also features art works by artists Chris Levine, Tony Oursler, and Slim Aarons. In the spirit of full disclosure, this post is a partnership with Dossier Hotel

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Old Las Vegas Strip: The Fremont Street Experience

Last week, I shared photos of The Strip taken during the day, and it took me by surprise to learn that many of you haven’t seen that much photos of Las Vegas in the daytime, so I’m glad to have given you a glimpse of the Sin City in broad daylight. Your comments made me all the happier because I wasn’t sure if those photos were even worth sharing, especially when I shot most of them from a not-so-favorable situation (while moving or stopped in traffic), so thank you for the warm reception!😬 I know all-things-Vegas dominate my blog and Instagram

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It’s a Wrap, October!

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” The temperature here in San Diego has finally dropped by at least 20º! We had some joke of a weather last week, so I fully embrace waking up to a chilly morning today. It looks like fall has officially arrived in this part of the country! Sunday Fun Day, a Baby Shower, and a Wedding After-Party I didn’t think I’d enjoy following American football as much as I did with Philippine basketball (PBA). I grew up watching PBA games with my family, and seeing our favorite team play live

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