Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Traveling to far places will always be hard for me since I have a job that requires my presence most of the time. But God is so good to give me the opportunity to travel to the northern part of the Philippines despite having a conflict with my schedule.

I am a member of Youth for Christ, and last April 7-9, the community had a very memorable event as more than 7000 delegates from Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, Metro Manila, and International Countries gathered in Laoag, Ilocos Norte to proclaim the greatness of our God. I am very lucky, blessed rather, to be part of that event.

Let me share you my unforgettable experience in Ilocos Norte.

The first day of the 3-day event was on April 7, 2017, so we departed as early as evening before the date. It took us 10 hours before arriving in the province of Laoag City. (Btw, I'm from Bulacan)

Day 1: Yey! We arrived safely and went straight to the venue (Marcos Stadium, Laoag, Ilocos Norte) for the opening worship of the event. :)

 Day 2: Still enjoying the event even though, obviously, the weather's too hot. I also got the chance to taste their specialty, the Empanada. 

Day 3: Well, everything has an end. And we have reached the last day of this year's International Conference. It was bitter-sweet experience to leave the venue. But let me tell you a quote from our event, "Ilocos Norte will never be the same again."

After the event, we went on a sidetrip to some famous places in Ilocos.

Aurora Park, Laoag, Ilocos Norte

Paoay Church in Ilocos

Paoay Church

Calle Crisologo in Vigan, Ilocos Sur

All in all, my experience in Ilocos was truly amazing. People are nice, the foods are good, and the places are wonderful. Visiting this place can bring you a nostalgic feels because of the ambiance brought by old structure of houses and establishments, as well as the roaming "kalesa" everywhere. 

Furthermore, you don't need to worry about where you can buy "pasalubongs" to your loved ones because both in Paoay Church and Calle Crisologo, there are lots of small stores that sell keychains. shirts, delicacies, etc.

If you'll ask me if I would go back to Ilocos, I will answer you, YES YES YES! A great experience, indeed! 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Social Media has been a mainstream for people nowadays. One of the most popular applications that netizens already downloaded in their smart phones is the Instagram, a photo-sharing app. 

Instagram has been ruling since 2010 and until now, people are still into it. Back then, this app was used to share instant photos of the important moments and people actually didn't care about their feeds at all. Now, putting some artsy feels in their Instagram feeds is definitely a goal, which includes real effort and planning.

Instagram Feed is the first thing people will see when they visit your profile. It will give them the impression what your Instagram aesthetic is all about. To this, the hashtag #FeedGoals has been included in the trending world of social media and became a common word for Instagram users. It is when you have been organizing everything in your IG feed, resulting to an artsy vibes.

How to achieve #FeedGoals on Instagram?


Choosing a theme for you feed is definitely the first thing you need to think about. This is where your timeline will revolve and needs to be thought very carefully, because starting your feed with another theme will probably destroy your feeds artiness. Famous themes are nature, faded photos, etc.


Consistency is the key! There are feeds that stick to one theme all throughout their profile. Some choose to upload photos with different theme per row (3 photos each).

In the case of my feed, I chose to have different theme per row. Let me show you:


You should not focus only on a photo when uploading. You should also look if the photo you will upload will suit the genre of the previous ones. This will maintain the consistency of your feed. This will lead to the next tip:


Uploading now is totally different from uploading back then. You should always plan what will your next photo look like. Will it fit the theme? Will it be appropriate with the flow of your feed? Is it going to maintain the consistency of your feed? These are the questions you should answer before adding a new photo in your feed. Yeah, it seems a bit hard, but it will let you achieve the #FeedGoals you've been aiming for.


Achieving #FeedGoals wouldn't be possible if you don't have the right gadget that will give you the kind of photos you want to capture. Let me share you a secret to make it easier for you to achieve your #FeedGoals. 

Own an OPPO's F1s. 

Why choose OPPO F1s? 

With its 16-MP front camera and 13-MP rear camera, taking photos will basically be easier for you since its capturing ability is totally captivating. Capturing photos at night will also not be a big problem because OPPO F1s was built with 1/3.06-inch sensor that maximizes light sensitivity, making wonderful nighttime performance. You can still take a shot of those "Instagramable" subjects even at night. Furthermore, this smart phone has a host of plug-ins and filters that will give you endless opportunity to take creative, shareable photos, making it easier to maintain your feed.

Now that I have given you the secret of how to achieve #FeedGoals on your Instagram, let the uploading begin! 

Thanks for reading. Share for others to know the secrets of achieving #FeedGoals!