Thank you, Nuffnang!

Remember that  Lemon Squares Inipit Contest by Nuffnang? This was my entry.


I won!  Thank you, Nuffnang!


I was supposed to claim my prize after that Coron trip but our flight was delayed and traffic was heavy. We arrived Taguig at around 7PM.  It was a holiday the next day and I left on June 13 which was a Saturday.  Nuffnang sent me a message asking me when I will claim my prize.  I told Nuffnang that I have no trip to Manila anytime soon and asked if I could have my prize shipped. I do not mind paying for shipping.  Nuffnang replied that they will send the prize and I do not have to worry about shipping. I just have to send them my mailing address. Thank you, Ren Tupas of Nuffnang, for facilitating the shipment.

Today, my prize was delivered!


I got baking tools. Now I really need to have my oven fixed.

This is my-happy-but-trying-to-look-cool face!


Now it can be told

I learned about the good news last August 1 but I decided to only announce it once I get a word from the official source. I got a call yesterday and I have told my aunts so I am ready to announce it.

This is the big news. I WON! I won an El Nido Resorts holiday! I am so thrilled! I am sorry if I keep on using exclamation points. This may be the best thing that ever happened to me since I started the blog. The second best thing is that my aunts agreed that I deserved to win.  (Talk about family love and loyalty! haha)

I had a good feeling about my post but when I saw the other entries of the finalists, they were also good. I especially liked the video entry and the poem.

I was prepared to lose and I was prepared to win. Whatever the outcome was, I was already happy reading all the comments from friends and from fellow BCBloggers. To those who read and commented on my entry here,  your positive wishes  meant a lot.  Thank you for the vote of confidence.  I hope you get that El Nido Resorts experience, too. Like them on Facebook so you get updates on their different promos and contests.

I am now in the lookout for promo fares going to Puerto Princessa and I can’t control the smile plastered on my face. I am so happy.  I am thinking which smiley from my emoticons best describes how I feel.  It does not matter if I have to take two plane rides and a van ride to get to Taytay, Palawan. I will endure them all. Nowadays, my daydreams are all about Apulit Island.

I am overwhelmed.

Again, thank you for all the warm wishes.  Paula, I hope to find you a good pasalubong.


10 Reasons Why I Want an El Nido Resorts Holiday

I live in a country with 7,100+ islands and I have only been to 4 islands. Shocking, I know! I bow my head in shame. I still have a lifetime ahead of me to conquer most of the islands. With a trip to El Nido, I can set foot on a few islands and I can hold my head a little bit higher again.

Good vibes are on my side as I stumble into this opportunity to get that El Nido getaway.


So, here are 10 reasons why I want that El Nido Resorts Holiday:

1. There must be a reason why stumbled upon this contest.  Some call it fate or destiny . I call it opportunity.  I think it was Oprah Winfrey who said that success is when opportunity meets preparation.  Oh, I am so prepared to have this vacation.  😀  I am sending positive vibes to the universe to achieve this.  I am trying to remember how the sand feels on my toes, seawater on my face and clean breeze on my hair.


Source: via Yellow Leaf on Pinterest


2. When I talk to people about their dream holiday destination, Palawan is always on the list and El Nido is on top of the list when it comes to Palawan travel destinations. I think El Nido is the testament of God’s love for humankind. How does one explain the immense beauty of this place? I’ve only seen the photos and they are breathtaking. I can only imagine the intense emotion I will feel when I see the place with my own eyes.


Source: via Kristin on Pinterest


3. I have an adventurous spirit although the body resists sometimes. With the lineup of activities in El Nido, I think the challenge for me  will be: how am I going to squeeze in all those activities in 4 days? (Yes, I am already planning the vacation in my head. By the power of positive thinking, I will achieve this dream.)



4. Sometimes I get caught up in my busy life that I forget to appreciate the little things like the beauty of a sunrise or the comfort of a good cup of hot chocolate. It is when I travel that get to appreciate Mother Nature and her work of art.



5. Communing with nature is therapeutic. It washes away the worries. There is serenity in the sounds of the waves rushing to shore, assurance in the chirping of the birds and warmth in the rays of the sun as they touch my skin. (I love my brown skin, by the way.)



6. I believe that Filipinos are the most hospitable people in the world. Wonderful service+ great location= ultimate vacation. Who doesn’t want that?



7. I love photography. I am not a pro. I take advantage of the power of a digital camera. I take as many photos as I can and I choose the best one. Nature photography is foolproof so I indulge in it as much possible. For now, I practice in my neighbor’s garden.

8. I want my own El Nido photo. I am reserving this space and another blog post when I get that El Nido experience.

9.  I want this vacation because I may never have that dream honeymoon. HA! I believe we create our own happiness. I am in my 30’s, single and happy.  Travel is my way of celebrating my life.  Life is short; we only live once.  😀



10. Everyone deserves an El Nido vacation. That includes you and me.

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