Frances Claudine Segui Vasquez.
Tourism advocate from Bicol invited to speak at SMX for DIM Summit 2014. It’s a dream come true for a “probinsyana” like Apple Allison!
I met her on a bloggers’ event organized by Biggs here in Naga. We haven’t actually talked that much during the event but eventually we got to know more about each other on facebook. Then, Date in Daet happended. It was tourism advocacy she made to introduce what Daet has to offer. Luckily I was invited and was able to experience what she can bring to the table. I’m so happy for this lovely probinsyana, now she’s going to be part of the speakers at the Digital Influencers Marketing Summit. I know she will share a lot of wonderful stories about her many travels in the Philippines and how she influenced a lot of people including me to enjoy what the country has to offer and share it over the digital world.
Apple Allison Perez, digital marketing advocate and founder of Sole Searching Soul will speak at the upcoming 3rd Digital Influencers Marketing Summit Manila at SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia on September 13, 2014.
The #DIMSummit aims to empower entrepreneurs, marketers, and advertisers with insights on working with influencers and brand advocates. It is an ideal conference for current and aspiring influencers, thought leaders as well as recognized brand advocates.Highlight of the event includes the keynote of Mr.Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet about expanding Digital Influence outside of the Philippines. This is very relevant with the forthcoming ASEAN 2015 integration.
Now here is a place for bookworms out there. Recently I visited a hidden book store here in Naga. I already heard of it about a year ago but never had a chance to find it or ask around about it. Just after typhoon “Glenda” hit a friend told me about the book store that she just discovered and I just remembered, its the hidden book store I heard about. So I asked her to take me there and do some book hunting.
The hidden book shop is managed by a nun. The books were donations and they were sold for 10-30 pesos per piece. Proceeds goes to charity. It’s an “ukay-ukay” for books, so you better know your authors for good finds.
When we got there, an “ukay-ukay” was also present, that’s why it’s kinda difficult for us to go through the boxes of books.
A Robin Williams Movie Marathon Tribute.
Good Will Hunting (1997)
9 out 10
Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.
Dead Poets Society (1989)
10 out 10
Painfully shy Todd Anderson has been sent to the school where his popular older brother was valedictorian. His room-mate, Neil, although exceedingly bright and popular, is very much under the thumb of his overbearing father. The two, along with their other friends, meet Professor Keating, their new English teacher, who tells them of the Dead Poets Society, and encourages them to go against the status quo. Each, in their own way, does this, and are changed for life.
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
9 out 10
After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
8 out 10
An unorthodox and irreverent DJ begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the US Armed Services Radio station in Vietnam.
8 out 10
Aladdin, a street urchin, accidentally meets Princess Jasmine, who is in the city undercover. They love each other, but she can only marry a prince.
One Hour Photo (2002)
7 out 10
An employee of a one-hour photo lab becomes obsessed with a young suburban family.
8 out 10
When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.
8 out 10
When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.
8 out 10
The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them.
Bicentennial Man (1999)
8 out 10
This film follows the ‘life’ and times of the lead character, an android who is purchased as a household robot programmed to perform menial tasks. Within a few days the Martin family realizes that they don’t have an ordinary droid as Andrew begins to experience emotions and creative thought. In a story that spans two centuries, Andrew learns the intricacies of humanity while trying to stop those who created him from destroying him.
Its our third day at Hong Kong. After a Magical Day at Disney Land we decided to go see Victoria Harbour and see more of the city.
We took the MTR via the red lane. From central to Tsim Sha Tsui. On our out of the Station we were directly at the Hong Kong Cultural Center.
After checking out the the Hong Kong Cultural Center. Just beside of the building is the Hong Kong Clock Tower.
The Clock Tower is a landmark in Hong Kong, located on the southern shore of Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. It is the only remnant of the original site of the former Kowloon Station on the Kowloon-Canton Railway.
We were already in Hong Kong, why not take a visit to Macau also. Macau is visa free and its journey time is between 60-75 minutes, depending on sea conditions and the boat used. Hong Kong Dollars are also accepted at Macau, so no need in changing the currency
We went to the Shun Tak in Sheung Wan on Hong Kong Island, a 5-10 minute taxi ride from our hotel. We arrived around 9:30am and got the 10:30am ticket. The economy 10am ticket got sold out for the TurboJet ferry. Ticket costs 159 HKD. So while waiting for our turn to depart. Being confused if its time already for us to ride the boat and so eager to board already, we accidentally had boarded the wrong ferry. We got into the 10am trip and due to lack of seats for economy we were upgraded to super class. Early arrival in Macau and Upgrade, what a good way to start the trip.
We arrived at Macau around 11am. The travel was very fast and comfortable. After getting off the ferry and clearing immigration. At the Macau Maritime Ferry Terminal Lobby, hotel representatives will greet you and will invite you to visit them. There are also locals and Filipinos who will offer you on a guided tour for a reasonable price. As we experienced once we first arrived in Hong Kong from getting lost, for first timers its a better way to see Macau with a guide.That’s why we decided to take the guided tour offer.