I'm Julie Alontaga and I'm a Beauty Content Creator and Editor of As Told By Julz. I work as a VA-SEO Specialist for a Web Development Company based in Australia. I am also currently the Web Content Manager for the Davao Bloggers Society.
When I'm not working or blogging, I spend my free time binge watching movies and TV series, painting (my nails, face, or canvas), cooking/baking, petting myfur babies, window shopping, or playing SIMS 4.
Earlier today, I was playing Mobile Legends (Lol!) when I was hit by a sudden urge to write a book review. As random as it may be, this wave of inspiration doesn’t come as often as it used to, so here I am taking advantage of it before it dies down.
Just to make it clear, I am not a hardcore bookworm, nor am I a professional book critic. I haven’t read that many books in my lifetime and surely there’s still a plethora of books that I have yet to explore. But yes, I do love reading and I also love sharing my (sometimes unpopular) opinions to the world.
That being said, I thought I’d share with you my thoughts and feelings about a book that is so important to me because of the impact it has made in my life.Read More »
Having been born in the late 1980’s, I have witnessed the height of Pinoy Rock Bands in all its glory. I grew up listening to the likes of Parokya ni Edgar, Rivermaya, Siakol (I know!), Sugarfree and of course Eraserheads. As cheesy at it may sound, but Eraserheads holds a special place in my heart.
Their songs were my salvation during my rebellious college days. In fact, “Alapaap” used to be my life anthem at that time when I was traversing a dark road and didn’t know where I was heading; when all I felt was resentment, and anger, and doubt, and all I ever wanted to do was run away and escape reality. Yes, I was a hormonal, melodramatic teenager with a penchant for rock music.
I recently watched Ang Huling El Bimbo the Musical and let me tell you, my 17-year old self was an emotional wreck. As expected, it was definitely nostalgic, but more than that, the 3-hour show took me to a wild roller coaster ride; one that I did not expect, but was pleased to have experienced anyway.
Having said that, here are 5 reasons why you should watch Ang Huling El Bimbo….before it’s too late!Read More »
Resorts World Manila (RWM), the country’s very first integrated resort, celebrates 10 fruitful years through continued growth and innovation in delivering world-class thrills with a Filipino touch.
With the unprecedented growth in international tourist arrivals, along with a boom in domestic tourism, RWM has expanded and upgraded its hotel segment through the opening of the country’s first Holiday Inn Express Hotel. With 737 rooms, HIEx Newport City Manila of the InterContinental Hotels Group, is the group’s largest HIEx property in Southeast Asia.
Joining the ranks of RWM’s all-suite, five-star Manila Marriott Hotel, is the return of the Philippine’s first five-star brand, Read More »
I love drinking hot chocolates, especially in the morning. In fact, most of the time, I prefer having chocolate over coffee. Nothing makes my day than a cup of thick, rich, and bittersweet hot choco. I’m happy to share with you that I have found a new favorite!
Xocolate is owned by the Federation of Cooperatives in Mindanao or FEDCO. The name is derived from the Nahuatl word “xocolatl” (pronounced [ ʃoˈkolaːtɬ]) made up from the words “xococ” meaning sour or bitter, and “atl” meaning water or drink.
The first cacao product released by FEDCO was the 100% unsweetened chocolate tablets or known to us Filipinos as tablea used for hot chocolate drink. Read More »