Sick at 30,000 feet: How Delta handles urgent medical needs on board

When more than 192 million customers take to the skies in a given year on board Delta, in-flight medical events can occur, just as they do on the ground. In 2018, the airline reported about 11,900 medical events or one medical event per 460 flights. The most common problems are fainting or feeling dizzy andContinue reading “Sick at 30,000 feet: How Delta handles urgent medical needs on board”

The Peninsula Manila earns its 5th star

The Peninsula Manila earned its fifth star this year, pushing the Peninsula Hotels to become the world’s first all Five-Star hotel company. Other outstanding 5-star award-winning properties in Manila include Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, Nüwa Manila, and Sky Tower at Solaire Resort & Casino. In an e-mail interview with Filip Boyen, Chief Executive Officer ofContinue reading “The Peninsula Manila earns its 5th star”

When dreams come true

It’s nice to be back! I always tell people if I’d be given a chance to go back to any school I’d been to, I always say it’s Nuestra. I have quite a lot of memories and unforgettable experiences in Nuestra. But the major one was in July 16, 1990 when a 7.7-magnitude earthquake hitContinue reading “When dreams come true”

How I found diversity in writing

Perhaps, one of the most fulfilling passions I have right now in my life is writing. It is where I find comfort, peace of mind, and freedom to do whatever I want without the fear of being judged. I used to keep my writings to myself by keeping a journal. I was too afraid toContinue reading “How I found diversity in writing”

4 tips on how to survive LDRs

It’s not easy to be in a long-distance relationship (LDR). Obviously, you don’t get to see and be with each other and even if you see each other on cam, it’s not same as holding them, kissing them, or hugging them for real. I’ve always believed that if there’s a way, there’s a will. RelationshipsContinue reading “4 tips on how to survive LDRs”

Blue skies

My fascination with skydiving started when I worked at the Headquarters Philippine Army in 2003. Why not? You don’t get to see these people jumping off the helicopter every day and those skydivers only grace very special military ceremonies as the grand finale. After every exhibition, I would often find myself in awe as IContinue reading “Blue skies”

Use ShopBack, earn some cash

Everyone is into online shopping nowadays. Why not? It’s more convenient and cheaper! You don’t have to go out of your homes and your order can be delivered right to your doorsteps. Now entering its second year in the Philippines, ShopBack offers more online shopping partners than ever before plus extra cash. Indeed, buying fromContinue reading “Use ShopBack, earn some cash”

Discovering Bangkok

Much of what I know about Bangkok, Thailand, I learned from the internet, newspapers, magazines, and on television. To see it for myself, I went to Bangkok with my mother and a Filipina nurse  friend, Bonivie to celebrate my 33rd birthday in August 2013. It was drizzling when we arrived at the Suvarnabhumi airport thatContinue reading “Discovering Bangkok”

The American dream

After decades of waiting, an amendment to the Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Act to exempt children of certain Filipino World War II veterans “from the numerical limitations on immigrant visas and for other purposes” or simply allow them to “immigrate immediately, irrespective of priority dates” has been approved by the United States Senate Judiciary CommitteeContinue reading “The American dream”

For the love of birds

Three lens men share their newfound passion for bird photography and love for exotic birds IF THERE’S ONE THING THAT BINDS these three gentlemen other than being mistahs (cadet lingo for classmates) in Philippine Mili­tary Academy who are known for the “thicker than blood” relationship, it is their newfound passion for bird photography and loveContinue reading “For the love of birds”