Category Archives: America

At Oyster Bay New York

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A few weeks ago, I went with my New York City-based aunt to Oyster Bay. The easternmost of all the 3 towns in Nassau County, the Town of Oyster Bay is actually still a part of the New York metropolitan area. It’s about an hour and a half away from…

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Grand Central Station New York – what to do, see, eat

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One of the popular New York tourist spots (and one of my favorite places in NYC to visit, take photos and people watch) is the Grand Central Station. Going to this station is definitely included in the “must-do while in New York City” lists. Grand Central Station is beautiful, has tons of history,…

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Stay at these Palm Springs luxury villas during Coachella Festival and be cool

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Have you ever wanted to attend the famed Coachella Festival in California but tend to stop with all the planning when you feel dazed, confused, lost and disheartened when you simply cannot find houses for rent in Palm Springs? I know the feeling. I have a solution, too. Hear me…

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My Awesome New York Yankee Stadium Delta Sky360 Suite Experience

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I may not be a huge baseball fan but I do understand the game and I am familiar with some of the previous and current baseball stars. I think it’s a thrilling game to watch and it’s an easy, fun way to spend several hours. So imagine my joy when…

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Meeting a Hollywood celebrity crush: Jesse Metcalfe @jessemetcalfe

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I got pretty lucky a few days ago. I MET JESSE METCALFE!!! That’s right – I met one of my Hollywood celebrity crushes, Jesse Metcalfe, on a beautiful, sunshiny day {insert googly eyes with, like, a million hearts haha} here in New York! I’m sure you know how this feels…

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At the Carrie Bradshaw of Sex And The City apartment New York

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“And there, in the same city where they met as girls, four New York women entered the next phase of their lives, dressed head to toe in love. And that’s the one label that…

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Visiting that “Friends” apartment building in New York City

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If you’re not a fan of the TV series “Friends,” then you’d think this is just an ordinary building. However, for certified “Friends” fans like me, my Mama and my three younger brothers (we…

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Raising $35 Million In An Hour | Red Nose Day New York 2017

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I had the honor of witnessing the Red Nose Day 2017 live show here in New York City, USA. If you’re as uninitiated like I was, Red Nose Day is a fundraising campaign run…

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Cheap eats New York: Where I found the BEST, super affordable roast pork, BBQ

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Hello again from New York! All right – here’s the lowdown. Living here in New York can be expensive (especially for folks like us who want to discover a lot of things here in…

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Independence Day…for the Bangsa Moro?

 Through the Years   America is back in Mindanao – right smack in the middle of a war against a Mranao family, the Mautes and the full force of the Philippine Armed forces. Ostensibly, the Americans are providing intelligence and surveillance planes. The Philippine government used all its might to bomb Marawi City to kingdom… Read More Independence Day…for the Bangsa Moro?

Times Square New York tour and the crazy things you see

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This blog post about Times Square New York is actually several days in the making. I thought I could come up with content for this Times Square NY tour post after just one visit…

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Meeting the cast of “The Mummy” in New York City

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So, okay, let’s face the elephant in the room head on. The reviews of the latest Tom Cruise-starrer, “The Mummy,” aren’t exactly ideal (fine, a lot of them are brutally bad…like seriously) but those…

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US Embassy now asks for your social media accounts

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The US government has now approved plans to ask US visa applicants for their social media accounts. Just recently, the Trump administration has started conducting background checks on the social media usage of visa…

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San Isidro Labrador Fiesta, New York style

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Five creatively decorated booths, contests on “best turon/biko/torta,” amateur and impromptu singing contests, lechon and a whole lotta dancing. These were just some of the highlights of the fiesta celebration in honor of patron…

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3 Things Millenials Should Learn To Do Right Now

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Hello again from New York City! Winter’s over and it’s technically spring but the weather’s still biting cold! Interestingly (or odd, depending on how you look at it) enough, I like this kind of…

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Top of the Rock New York (plus a tip on how to save on your ticket)

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No New York City visit is ever complete without seeing it from the top! And one of the popular places to do that is to go to the Top of the Rock – top…

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Hello from New York!

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Hello! I finally have the time to just sit down and blog! It’s true – this surely is the city that never sleeps. I’m talking about New York City, USA! Yup, I’M BACKKK!!! Can…

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4 Meaningful Ways to Give Back to Your Community

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From monetary donations to social media awareness campaigns, there are many ways that you can help charities without even leaving your chair. But what if you’re interested in something a little more substantial than…

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How to pass your US Embassy tourist B1/B2 visa interview

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I’m pretty sure you’ve heard all the horror stories. Despite bringing land titles, “show money,” proof of vehicle ownership, credit cards, bank statements, letters of financial support from relatives overseas and even wearing tons…

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DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Christmas Boodle Fight. 19 Dec 2016

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of the speech of President Rodrigo Duterte, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk SPEECH OF  PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING THE COMMAND CHRISTMAS BOODLE FIGHT [Delivered at PSG Grandstand, PSG Compound | 19 December 2016]  [start […]

How to pay your Philippine travel taxes online

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Here in the Philippines, individuals who leave the country need to pay travel taxes. The Philippine travel tax is actually a levy imposed by the government. Filipino citizens, foreign passport holders and non-immigrant foreign…

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Manila debut of “American Idiot” : Rowdy Visual Candy #Globe9WTAmericanIdiot

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I just spent a few days in crazy busy Manila. I was there to witness first hand the formal announcement of Globe Telecom’s new content partnerships with top global brands Netflix (IKR!!!), Sports Illustrated,…

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US Embassy Manila YSEALI Anniversary in Bukidnon #YOUnified

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If you remember, I wrote about me planning to join the Young South East Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) 2nd anniversary celebration in Bukidnon a few days ago. I mentioned that as a very proud alumnus of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), a US State Department-sponsored professional exchange program for global emerging leaders, I am always more than happy to support events especially those that help shape young leaders. * My super comfortable wide leg pants are from ZIYA (they have several stores across the Philippines – check more details about ZIYA here) Well, that event, which was held last

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Joining the US Embassy Manila YOUnified celebration

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I’m a proud alumnus of the International Visitor Leadership Program, a U.S. State Department-sponsored program for global emerging leaders. The IVLP is the Department of State’s premiere professional exchange program and – I have said this before and will not hesitate to say it again and again – that experience of being sent to America changed my life and inspired me in so many ways. This is why whenever I have the opportunity to inspire others especially the youth and help them become leaders, I really find time. This weekend, I will be a part of the YOUnified Bukidnon celebration!

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Meeting the new US Embassy Manila Counselor for Public Affairs

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A few days ago, I attended a special event in Manila. It was a reception in honor of the new US Embassy Manila Counselor for Public Affairs Carolyn Glassman. The intimate event, which was organized by the Deputy Chief of Mission of the United States of America, Michael S. Klecheski, gathered select embassy friends from various sectors of society including the media. Truly honored to be invited and to meet Miss Glassman Note: Mindanaoan is a proud International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) alumnae. The IVLP is the US State Department’s premier professional exchange program for the world’s emerging leaders. *

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US Embassy Manila donates Gibbons guitar to Liceo de Cagayan

A school in Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao recently became the recipient of a very special, limited edition Billy Gibbons guitar. The U.S. Embassy Manila donated a Billy Gibbons electric guitar to Liceo de Cagayan University College of Music. This CDO university was chosen to receive the guitar because of the University’s commitment to serve their music students through scholarship programs. Representing the U.S. Embassy was Cultural Affairs Officer Kristin Kneedler who officially donated the guitar. William Frederick “Billy” Gibbons is an American musician. Billy Gibbons is best known as the guitarist of the rock band ZZ Top. Gibbons was ranked

Excited to be a part of US Ambassador Goldberg’s first ever webchat

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So I just arrived at my office yesterday, still feeling a bit blah because of the really warm weather when a friend who works for the U.S. Embassy Manila invited me to join a really special event tomorrow – the first ever webchat of U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Philip …

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