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Grand Marian Procession of 100 Images of the Blessed Virgin

Grand Marian Procession of 100 Images of the Blessed Virgin

Every first Sunday of December, Intramuros celebrates the Feast of the Immaculate Concepcion with the  Grand Marian Procession of one hundred images of the  Blessed Virgin, a tradition that started in 1619. 

Organized by Cofradia de la Inmaculada Concepcion Foundation and Intramuros Foundation, hundreds of images of the Virgin Mary will be showcased coming from different parts of the country.

The Grand Marian Procession will start in front of the Manila Cathedral, 4PM on Dec. 1, 2013. It is expected that this will cause a bit of traffic along Andres Soriano Jr. Ave (Aduana) so motorists are advised to take P. Burgos Drive and Bonifacio Drive as alternative routes.

For more information you may check the Facebook Fan page of Intramuros Administration here. Yes this is not only for religious Catholic personas but this is also for culture and heritage buffs. 

2014 Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta Cancelled

Screenshot source: Philippine Hot Air Balloon website
The Hot Air Balloon Festival 2014 is officially canceled according to Noemi Garcia, Clark Development Corporation Tourism Office Manager. The reason cited according to the Hot Air Balloon Festival organizers is "too soon" and they don't have enough time for the preparation. However, she assured that in 2015, it will resume with a lot of added fun activities and sights to see.

Good news! The Philippine Hot Air Balloon has resumed. It is now named as 2014 Philippine Friendship Balloon Festival at Clark, Pampanga. Please click here for more details.

The Philippine International Hot Air Balloon is a yearly event held in Clark, Pampanga which gives a spectacular view of colorful hot air balloons, aerial shows and other exhibitions from participants around the world.  This is the biggest aviation sports in the Philippines and the longest running balloon event in Asia. 

Quipo's Feast of the Black Nazarene 2014 Schedule of Activities

The Black Nazarene procession in Quiapo is an event held every 9th of January. It is a day - long festival that started during Spanish time thus it is also known as "Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno".  

Every year, millions of devotees form a long unimaginable thick line through the streets included in the processional route with the city of Manila. This "Pista ng Itim na Nazareno" in Filipino to commemorate the Traslacion 0r the transfer of the image of  Black Jesus on a carriage pulled by the devotees to its shrine in Quiapo Church, Manila.   This is an act they believe that will either strengthen their faith or fulfill their "panata" or vow. 

My Mobile Festival 2013 Review

Me at the Mobile Festival 2013
First, I want to thank for the free pass at Mobile Festival 2013 -  the country's first mobile conference - expo. They had a raffle a week ago and I am one of the 10 lucky winners! I prayed to win this because Mobile Festival is not a free event and as a bootstrapping entrepreneur I am trying to live within my means now and below if I need to.  I even blogged about this event though this was not asked from the raffle mechanics! 

What pays my bills, rents and food is this blog. What gives life to this blog is digital marketing. But I did everything in opposite! I veered away from the usual notion of successful blogs:  building communities and connecting to online influencers. I skipped those and did paid search engine marketing. This is the only thing I have invested heavily so far!  

GdayX Philippines: FREE Event from Google Philippine

This travel blog and shop is nothing without Google. I am nothing without Google!  That is why I always see to it that I am always updated with any of Google's events. There is one coming tomorrow (so sorry for the late notice, I have been busy big time!).  I even blogged about 10 Google's Productivity Tools You Can Use In your Business and Women On The Web Summit by Google Business Club Manila.

The Google Business Group Community will have a free event called Gdayx Philippines on Saturday November 23, 2013 8AM - 5PM at the Angelo King Multi-Purpose Center, Xavier School. 

This Google event as  described in their official blog " aims to connect, inform and inspire business owners, entrepreneurs and business students on the latest business technologies."  This is perfect to fellow entrepreneurs especially the bootstrapping one because Google has lots of free and affordable business tools to you. 

Singapore Tour and Itinerary Details

Visiting Singapore is like going to China, India and the world! My two days is certainly not enough to see this country entirely but I can say that they have a very - well developed tourism industry.  
They were able to retain the many identities of their culture and heritage. Their famous architectures and landscapes around the world all speak of their advancement in terms of technology. 

That is why I cannot blame a lot of Filipinos are very much willing to work in Singapore even giving up their citizenship because I can literally see everywhere the countless opportunities!

My Blogapalooza 2013 Review

My Blogapalooza ID
I cannot count how many blogging events in Manila I have joined since I started to blog in 2009. Among them, Blogapalooza 2013 is noteworthy because this is the very first time that in a whole - day activity I was not rushing to go back to work. 

Having a full - time job at the same time running a travel blog and shop has put my health at risk. I had shorter sleeping hours and my productivity in my previous company is suffering because my attention is divided. 

So I followed what my heart says and I quit my job! I am now a full - time blogger and a bootstrapping entrepreneur aiming to follow the path of a location - independent style.  I make sure that I am updated with the trends and events in the Philippine blogosphere more so that I know what is going on and who are the persons that make it going!

Blogapalooza 2013 is one of the biggest blogging events in Manila this year. Four hundred plus bloggers, dozens of brands and a handful of online personalities convened to make this a reality. Again this is not the first time I have been to an event like this so pretty much I have an idea of what are the usual topics that will be tackled like social media ethics, building online influence and working with brands so on and so forth.