Pahiyas Festival Tour Package 2013


According to Wikipedia, the Pahiyas Festival in Lucban, Quezon is held in honor of San Isidro Labrador, the patron saint of farmers. It is an annual observation in thanksgiving for abundant harvests. Quezon folk decorate their homes with the choicest produce; they string fruits and vegetables together and make the “kiping,” the traditional Pahiyas d├ęcor of many colors. These are leaf-shaped wafers of rice makeup and looks like Spanish tacos; these are used to liven up halls and walls, and more craftily turned into arangya (chandeliers) that lighten up the town on fiesta night itself.   

UPDATE: We now offer the Pahiyas Festival Tour Package 2014, for more details please click here.

For more information please contact 0998-989-3921 or send to mariaronab@gmail.com and give your 
     email and how many are you so we can send the complete itinerary details to you.

Building a Culture of Entrepreneurship in the Philippines


Few weeks ago, out of nowhere I posted this status below on Facebook. I tagged influential entities in the name of entrepreneurship in the Philippines to ask for their thoughts. They are comprised of a coworking space, a magazine about entrepreneurship, a group that conducts pitch sessions and a few ongoing mentorship programs for entrepreneurs but guess what, NO ONE replied. I wonder why. I know deep inside my heart I have a point. Really it is hard to be noticed when you’re just as small as a tiny leaf surrounded by gigantic ships floating in the ocean. You’ll have to strive to be known first before they hear you talking. And who does not believe when I say that  we Filipinos have this mindset we follow since birth in chronological order: get a college degree then work in your 8-5 dream corporate job… exactly what I thought as well. But then everything changed when I came across this word “entrepreneurship” last year.


What is entrepreneurship according to Wikipedia?

Entrepreneurship - comes from the French verb 'entreprendre' which means 'To undertake,' is the act and art of being an entrepreneur or one who undertakes innovations or introducing new things, finance and business acumen in an effort to transform innovations into economic goods. This may result in new organizations or may be part of revitalizing mature organizations in response to a perceived opportunity. The most obvious form of entrepreneurship is that of starting new businesses (referred as Startup Company).

18th Philippine International Hot Air Ballon Festival in Clark, Pampanga



According to the official website of Philippine International Hot Air  Balloon Fiesta, this event "hopes to fuel the passion of flying to both the young and the old to help move the aviation industry forward. It also hopes to create jobs and business opportunities by promoting Tourism and  hopes to instill discipline in the young pilots participating in it so that they may be safe aviators for the country as well as impart the spirit of volunteerism to everyone." Having said and in partnership with St Michael Explorer Travel and Tours, we would like you to join this awesome fun filled balloon fiesta!


For more information please contact 0919-893-7236 and give your email and how many are you so we can send the complete itinerary details to you.



SAMPLE ITINERARY:
0230am Assembly at Makati.
0300am ETD to Clark Field Pampanga.
0500am Arrival at Omni Aviation, Pampanga.
0530am Start of Hot Air Balloon flight. Free time (enjoy the show)
0730am Breakfast (On pax own account).
0930am Departs Clark and proceed to Ocean Adventure/Zoobic Safari/Tree top Advenrture

Lots of Shit in Starting a Business


Excuse me for the third word in the title. Really, starting a business or trying an entrepreneurial path involves a lot of shitty stuff. Again, excuse me for the word. I mean what else can we best describe whenever you want to start something but you just don’t know how to do it, where to get guidance and whom to ask for help et cetera? And why the heck I am giving this a try anyway if this is causing me a pain in the ass? Entrepreneurial career is not for everybody nor I am myself professing that I am one of them. But when I got my first sale which is equivalent to the salary I worked for a month by just making an exchange of phone calls I said, “I am freakin ready to take this shit a challenge!” Good thing there are free lectures available online like the Digital Filipino’s e-Commerce BootCamp about how to make business online that is very worth it. I am a bit behind with the lectures because of my work and a big chunk of my time is spent answering inquiries of my clients: exchanging emails, phone calls and sending text messages. I will be soon offering more service so I am thinking of getting an assistant.I don’t want my work to eat my life entirely that when I grow old if I will have big regrets I don’t want to say that the reason was I overworked.  That’s BS!

Panagbenga Festival Tour Package 2013



Panagbenga Festival or Flower Festival in English according to Wikipedia is "a month-long annual flower festival occurring in Baguio, the summer capital of the Philippines.The term is of Malayo-Polynesian origin, meaning "season of blooming".  

In partnership with St. Michael Explorer Travel and Tours we would like to invite you to  Panagbenga Festival 2013 in its full bloom, we offer a Panagbenga Festival 2013 Tour Package  
 Please call or text + 63 919 893 7236 or inquire at mariarona.beltran@yahoo.com for details. Please tell us how many are you joining.
February 23-24, 2012

       Package rate:
 Php 2800 each for 4 person in a room
 Php 3050 each for 3 person in a room
 Php 3250 each for 2 person in a room

A Hopeful New Year of 2013


Screenshot of my Facebook Profile 2012 Review
If you will ask what personality I was this holiday season, I would say I am a Grinch, literally. I have work on Christmas and New Year. For the past seven years I was at work on these days. Before I was glad because I am paid double and it meant I have extra more money in my pocket but I realized the time to rest and being with loved ones during these times are priceless but this is the work I have all my life so I am kinda used to it. I was walking from my place to my work at 12 midnight on the eve of New Year and I was so delighted seeing the sky these magnificent colorful firecrackers going up. Yo estaba medio feliz y medio triste (I was half happy and half sad). Feliz porque la escena era tan incredible y triste porque deseo estoy con mis seres queridos en este momento (Happy because the scene was so amazing and sad because I wish I am with my loved ones at this very moment).