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2019 BTS Summer Package Vol. 5 (Korea Version)

7.25.2019

Staycation Ideas in Metro Manila.

It can be said that staycations became prevalent when people became super busy with life. Suddenly, no one has the luxury of time to come up with a full-on itinerary anymore. Add to this the costly airfare and accommodation rates. At least with staycations, all you need is a place to chill and spend the night with loved ones. Where you can rest and experience an extra comfortable home while enjoying fun activities with your favorite people. Especially in this rainy season, when going to the beach doesn’t sound exciting due to the sun’s absence.
Yes to staycations!
Staycations are easy to plan – you can compare prices online and think of indoor activities good for all ages if it’s with the whole family. You can choose the best location depending on the things you look forward to whether it is food, night life, or an event nearby. The whole planning can be done remotely! If you’re about to get onto it, here are some staycation ideas:
The Gramercy Residences.
The Gramercy Residences
An affordable staycation option, The Gramercy Residences features a New York-inspired luxury tower. Young professionals and tourists alike stay here to relax for its Instagram-worthy location. You can enjoy the infinity pool with a great view of the Makati skyline at the 36th floor. Other than this, they also have a kiddie pool, lap pool, and steam room and sauna for men and women. You can book a room via Zen Rooms or Airbnb at 1,800 pesos.
Azumi Boutique Hotel.
Azumi Boutique Hotel
Here you can enjoy an infinity pool with a pool bar with the Alabang cityscape in the view. Guests prefer this hotel because interestingly, the pool is salt water and free of chlorine. Definitely good for your skin! Azumi Boutique Hotel is a good choice for those looking for a unique experience.
As for the rooms, Azumi Boutique Hotel is modern and eco-friendly. Its rooms feature floor-to-ceiling glass walls that allow natural light inside. You'll find it at the Madrigal Business Park, close to some of the famous retail & dining options in Alabang. Rates start at 2,300 pesos.
I'M Hotel.
I’M Hotel
Looking for a 5-star hotel in Makati? I’M Hotel has an iconic acrylic-bottomed infinity pool - meaning, you can actually see the bottom of the pool! As a guest, you may also see the lobby area while at the pool, so this is a good thing if you're waiting for someone to arrive. The poolside features murals and lounge chairs. There are also colorful bird cages and sun lounges in the pool area itself. In total, there are 400 rooms and 182 suites in I'm Hotel. Indulge in a club lounge, the Onsen spa (considered the largest spa in Manila), and an upmarket food hall with a variety of dining options for 5, 600 pesos.
Discovery Primea.
Discovery Primea
In search of a good hotel at 7,000 pesos? Discovery Primea is another 5-star hotel in Ayala Avenue, Makati City. It also boasts a beautiful 20-meter infinity pool. After all, it wouldn't be a complete staycation without a nice pool! Discovery Primea has a bar/lounge, in-house restaurant, spa, as well as business and banquet facilities other than the elegant suites. To add, it is walking distance to Glorietta and Greenbelt malls for those who want to stroll, shop and eat in this business district. Worth your money!
Jade Hotel & Suites.
Jade Hotel & Suites
 Have at least 1,500 budget for your upcoming staycation? Jade Hotel & Suites is an affordable option in the expensive city of Makati. But, what are its bestselling points, you may ask? It has a 14-meter infinity pool on the roof deck with a view of the Makati skyline. Jade Hotel & Suites ensures their guests have access to everything they need during their stay.

They have more than 30 well-appointed rooms and sumptuous complimentary breakfast buffet for everyone. This hotel is also the best choice if you want to be 10 minutes away from Glorietta by car. So, you can have a quick trip at the mall, say, you forgot your swimsuit! You can also visit some cheap eateries in the vicinity. Best of both worlds, they say.

Have you ever heard of an unhappy staycation story? Never, right? It is always a happy ending! Quality time and great memories you’d want to go back and do all over again. So, what are you waiting for? Get a pen, paper, calculator, and plan that staycation with your loved ones for the coming weekends and holidays!

7.21.2019

Spotlight | Ringke Fusion X Case + other noteworthy Ringke products.

It was around this time last year when I first came across 'Ringke', a Korean brand of phone cases and gadget accessories, and its extensive array of products. Back then, I was on the hunt for a new phone case for my Huawei P20 Pro, because the clear case that came with it was starting to look a bit... unclear, lol (more like dingy, actually).

Ringke's phone cases looked impressive from the get-go - from the designs, to the color choices, and even the price point. But it was the drop test videos that I saw on YouTube which convinced me to get the Ringke Fusion X for my phone. It was the start of my love affair and obsession for the brand, and in the months that followed, I ended up buying all sorts of phone accessories from the Ringke flagship store - wrist straps, cable ties, screen protectors, just to name a few.

This week, I received a wonderful surprise from GDGT Trading, the official distributor of Ringke products here in the Philippines. Behold, a bag filled with Ringke products, and oh wow - another Fusion X case for my P20 Pro!
Thank you, Ringke Philippines! :)
Now I have two Fusion X cases - the Lilac Purple which I already have, and Black, which was sent to me as a gift.
Ringke Fusion X case for Huawei P20 Pro - Black (left) and Lilac Purple (right, in use)
Yes, that's Jung Hae In on my phone.
So what makes this case so special, you might ask. Well, there are three key points to the Ringke Fusion X - transparencyprotection, and grip.
Clear back with Anti-Cling Dot Matrix Technology.
With its Anti-Cling Dot Matrix Technology, the Ringke Fusion X case prevents watermarks or rainbow-like discoloration on the back of the device, leaving a clear view at all times. And if your phone has a lovely color like the Huawei P20 Pro (mine is Midnight Blue), then you wouldn't want that color to be marred by unsightly watermarks or fingerprints.
Outstanding features of the Ringke Fusion X.
The Ringke Fusion X also has an impact-resistant back bumper, designed for tough shock absorption and protection against accidental drops, bumps, and scratches. Its inner and outer corner barriers are reinforced with resilient TPU (thermoplastic urethane), specially crafted to protect your phone from all sides. In addition, this phone case has a Certified Military Grade Drop Protection - meaning it went through drop tests of sorts and passed all of them with flying colors. 
Sleek and shock-resistant.
A shock-resistant phone case need not be bulky, and the Ringke Fusion X is a testament to that fact. With its sleek design and exceptional grip, you get precision protection for your phone without sacrificing the 'aesthetics'. 
Tactile grip for ergonomic handling.
With every purchase of the Ringke Fusion X case, you get a free Paracord Lanyard Wrist Strap to keep your phone safe and handy. The wrist strap is compatible with most electronic devices, and is made with the same material as a parachute cord with internal cord strands.
Ringke Fusion X case for Huawei P20 Pro, Php 1090.
Ringke Paracord Lanyard Wrist Strap, free with every Fusion X case.
Ringke Paracord Lanyard Wrist Strap in Checkered Gray.
Even my son uses a Ringke Paracord Lanyard Wrist Strap for his Samsung Note 5. This wrist strap makes playing Pokemon Go easier and safer, especially when he's hunting for Pokemons outside.
Ringke 4-pack Lanyard Finger Strap (Php 390)
+ Paracord Lanyard Wrist Strap in Green Camouflage (Php 249).
Ringke Philippines sent me a pack of 4 Lanyard Finger Straps - they're like the Paracord Lanyard Wrist Straps, only shorter. While the latter measures 165 - 175 mm (some designs are longer than the others), the Lanyard Finger Strap measures 65 mm on the average.
Ringke Lanyard Finger Strap in Checkered Gray, Green Camouflage, Black Ruby, and Black.
I also received a pack of Magic Cable Ties, which I absolutely love. They're very useful in tidying up wires and cables, and they prevent earphones and charger wires from tangling up inside my bag.
Ringke 10-pack Magic Cable Tie, Php 290.
Each pack comes with five different colors - Orange, Army Green, Light Blue, Gray, and Black - with 2 cable ties for each color. The Ringke Magic Cable Ties are made with durable, high quality microfiber, designed to readjust and reuse. Each cable tie measures 5.3 inches, and if you think that's too short, you can connect the ties together to lengthen the strip.
Magic Cable Ties in dynamic colors.
Finally, we have the Ringke Ring Slot Card Holder, which doubles as a kickstand and a wallet. This product reminds me of the ahjummas that I've rode buses (and subways) with in Korea. I usually see them tapping their phones against the card reader as they get on board and alight the bus; turns out, they have their T-money card tuck somewhere inside their phone case.
Ringke Ring Slot Card Holder, Php 590.
The Ringke Ring Slot Card Holder holds a maximum of 2 cards, and has a 4-Corner Locking Gear, which holds the cards securely even when the phone is held upside-down. The ring itself is sleek and sturdy, and can be used as a kickstand to keep your phone upright while watching videos.
My Super Junior Cash Bee card fits perfectly!
I haven't attached the Ring Slot Card Holder to my phone just yet, but I'll probably be using this when we return to Korea. I'll be like one of those ahjummas who keep their phones and cards together in one bundle, haha!

Ready to suit up your phone with Ringke?
Check out the Ringke flagship store in Lazada, and Ringke's official Facebook page and Instagram.


7.11.2019

Hospitals in Germany | What You Need to Know About the Treatment.

Foreign citizens often choose treatment in German hospitals due to the high efficiency of health programs and perfectly organized system of relationship between staff management and patients. People from all countries of the world come to Germany, and their number tends to increase.
Heidelberg University Hospital.
Why Germany? 
There are other countries with highly developed medical industry, in which hospitals take care of patients with various diseases, including rare and complex forms of pathologies. The reason for the growing interest in German hospitals is simple. They offer the best care for patients of all ages, while the cost of treatment and rehabilitation is much lower than in the US or Japan. The German healthcare system allows foreign citizens to be treated in the public, charity and private hospitals where they receive the same range of services as the indigenous people of Germany.

The quality of service in German hospitals
The country annually invests 300 billion euros in the development of medicine by encouraging the implementation of scientific research in applied fields and pharmaceuticals. Therefore, German hospitals use advanced equipment and the very latest treatments for  complex diseases. The reputable German hospitals more often deal with the clinical cases, which either could not be treated by doctors in their home country at all or the treatment of which was refused due to the lack of practical experience and high-tech equipment.
Munich University Hospital.
The most important advantage of German medicine is equal attention to the health of patients of all ages, including those of very old age. If there is even the slightest opportunity to alleviate the physical condition, relieve pain, slow down the development of the pathological process, the patient will receive his treatment. Other benefits:
  • comfortable single, double and triple rooms with shower; 
  • fast development of the diagnostics and treatment regime; 
  • detailed consulting  of the patient on the upcoming procedures (surgery)
  • qualified care; 
  • continuous monitoring of the health status; transparent pricing system (no surcharges in excess of the invoice amount). 
Should there remain any extra funds upon the treatment completion, they will be returned to the patient.

Rules for visiting a hospital in Germany
Foreign citizens have the right to independently choose a medical institution. Each university hospital has its own achievements, a contribution to the world science. The rating list of multidisciplinary centers that host foreign nationals for the provision of surgical and conservative care includes:
  • University Hospital Heidelberg. It uses the unique developments for the treatment of cancer, pathologies of the peripheral nervous system, mental disorders.
  • Charite University Hospital Berlin. The hospital offers its special achievements in the treatment of complex pathologies of the musculoskeletal system, hematological diseases, viral hepatitis, breast cancer, aortic aneurysm.
  • University Hospital Frankfurt am Main. It is the best maximum care medical facility.
  • University Hospital Freiburg. It performs the most difficult transplant surgery, treats all cancers, including effective care in the advanced stages of cancer.
Charite University Hospital, Berlin.
Other Germany hospitals are also famous for their achievements in various applied fields of medicine. Many hospitals have in their staff world's leading professors who perform unique operations, thanks to which patients return to normal life and forget about ailments. If you want to get to the hospital for treatment (consultation, rehabilitation, diagnostics), it is necessary to prepare a package of documents indicated on the official website of the institution. After studying them, you will receive a response letter with a decision on the existing availability of medical services. In the event of a positive verdict, an invoice will be sent deciphered by position and the final amount. Most hospitals operate on a 100% prepayment basis.
Johann Wolfgang van Goethe Hospital, Frankfurt.
The most difficult thing for the patients and their relatives is to draw up an action plan in an unfamiliar country, especially with poor knowledge of German and English, and the lack of information about the German health care system. Using the booking health gmbh service, you will get rid of any organizational and domestic problems. Our service will provide you with an interpreter, transport, hotel room, and orient you in any unforeseen situation.

The cost of treatment in Germany
Treatment for German citizens is covered by insurance. Voluntary insurance is allowed to citizens with a high level of income (more than 50 thousand euros per year), which is about 8% among all insurances. Foreign nationals who arrived in a planned manner from other countries pay the same amount of money for the treatment in German hospitals as the residents of the country, but do not receive compensation.
Munich University Hospital.
All tourists who have obtained insurance in the EU countries upon the occurrence of an insured event, as well as foreign citizens working on a work visa in Germany can receive medical care under the contract. If you do not receive income in this country and contact the clinic for a specific purpose (surgery, therapy or diagnostics), you will have to pay the full amount indicated in the invoice. The university centers with good reputation charge a bigger cost than charity and small private hospitals.

The cost in the invoice depends on the following aspects:
  • Number of services; 
  • Complexity of the disease;
  • Status of the institution and doctors; 
  • A set of additional services (translator, enhanced-comfort room, taxi, etc.). 
To understand the rather complicated process of organizing treatment in Germany, please read the information on the booking health website. If you need additional information, please call the telephone numbers listed on the website.


7.09.2019

Romance for Senior Citizens | A Guide to Using Online Dating Sites.

The online dating thing has gone through various phases. First, there was a lot of societal stigma attached to it as people looked at it as something for promiscuous individuals. It has since moved from that stage and now enjoys greater acceptance though a lot of folks still don’t believe you can find true love via a website.

There are many testimonials to the contrary. In fact, one of the more popular dating sites, eHarmony claims that unions born from contacts made on its site accounts for about 550 weddings on a daily basis in the U.S.

A Stanford Sociologist, Michael Rosenfeld, who has spent years studying online dating also reports in an interview with Washington Post that the results gotten from these dating sites have been really encouraging.

Having established that there are immense merits that can be derived from online dating sites, we now want to look at two key areas that senior citizens need to be aware of when going on these sites. The first area we will look at has to do with the best way to achieve success on these sites while the second area we will look at is how to use these sites safely.
Yoo Dong Geun and Chang Mi Hee in Marry Me Now (2018).
How to Get Positive Results
Anyone who signs up to a dating site clearly has a goal in mind. Whatever this goal is, there are a few things you can do to make it easier for you to achieve said goal. Though we do not know what each person’s goal is, we at least know it has to do with finding and building new relationships so we will go ahead to look at general things you can do to get positive results.

Create a Killer Profile 
Your profile is what tells potential matches who you are and what you look like. While preparing your profile, one of the most important things to focus on is the picture you choose. Experts advice that you have some extra set of eyes looking over your picture choices. Let your friends choose the picture they think is best. You may just discover that it is not the one you thought was great.

Next, provide important information about yourself. While you cannot tell anyone everything about you even if you wanted to, there are certain things that are important, things that will affect how you relate with others.

For example, your interests, beliefs, sexual orientation etc. Make sure you include the very important details so that only those who share those interests will be matched to you.

Know What You Want 
Determining exactly what you want to get out of your time on these sites is critical. Are you looking for a fling or a long term relationship? When you know exactly what are you looking for it will be easier to search for it or identify it when you see it.

Things you should be specific about should include physical attributes, the location of possible matches, lifestyle, interests and other important points. State these clearly and ensure your matches meet them.

You could also choose to experiment with certain specifications like physical attribute, especially if you are not absolutely sure of what you want in that regard.
Techies!
How to Avoid Dangers of Online Dating
When you are done setting up your profile and stating the kind of person you are looking to meet, you then need to know how to go about connecting with the matches that you get. There are clear and present dangers associated with online dating and the only way to avoid these dangers is to be aware of them and then guard against them.

In an article in Forbes, these dangers were discussed in some detail. You can find the article here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2017/02/13/the-most-dangerous-states-for-online-dating/#e5060a315eb1.

To ensure you stay safe while using these sites, take note of the following:

Do Not Believe Everything You Read on the Profiles
When reading a profile, always remember that a large percentage of people do not tell the whole truth on their profiles. Some actually go as far as telling outright lies. Do not fall for profiles, simply regard them as a first step taken and that each claim has to be verified.

Avoid Giving Out Your Address Too Early
Do not be in a hurry to give out your home address. This is very unsafe. You should also not use your house phone for your initial calls since your home address can be gotten from this. You should only bring someone home when you are as sure as you can about them.

Have Your Initial Meeting in a Controlled Environment
When you do decide to meet, do not meet at any of your homes and certainly not in any other secluded place. Have your meeting in an open place where you have lots of other people.
Romance in the later years.
Carry Out Background Checks If You Can
While not everyone may be able to do this, it is something that can come in very handy so if you have access to doing a background check or can pay someone to do it for you, please do so.

Practice Safe Sex
After having related for some time you may feel you are ready to take it a step further. Great! You should however protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections by at least insisting on the use of protection.

Conclusion
Practically everything we have looked at above is affected by the quality of the dating site you choose to use. Your safety is better guaranteed by a reputable and well managed site. For suggestions on some dating sites that are great for senior citizens, check here.

In conclusion, we have agreed that dating sites can be effective if you choose the right one. We’ve also acknowledged that there are certain dangers associated with the use of these sites and have gone ahead to provide guidelines that can make them safer to use. With all the information you have received in this article, you have no reason as a senior to sit back and let life pass you by. You can still find love and romance in your old age. Take that bold step today and enjoy the rest of your life.


7.05.2019

Does Sports Massage Improve Performance?

Yes!
When sports massage is done the right way, it will definitely improve your performance. It will speed up your muscle repair, as well as improve your physical repair which will help you recover from any injury even faster. It should actually be a routine for each and every athlete. Other individuals who don’t participate in sports should also consider having some sports massage once in a while as they can greatly benefit from it, too.
Photo credit: Kho Health.
What is sports massage? 
It is a type of massage that is designed for athletes and other active individuals. The aim of sports massage is to prevent injuries as well as relieve muscle soreness, which in turn relieves pain that an athlete might be having. If sports massage is done right, it can in the long run help an athlete achieve top performance as well as keep his body functioning exceptionally. As I have already told you, sports massage is not for the athletes alone - anyone can enjoy the benefits of this type of massage.

The benefits of having these massages are not just physical, it also has emotional and mental benefits. It will decrease your risk of getting injured and it will also improve the blood circulation, which will in turn reduce stress and improve your quality of life. Having a massage after a tiring workout will help you relieve your mental tension as well as make you relax. A massage done by professional like My Home Therapy will reduce fatigue and it will restore injured tissues, which will allow you to work even harder and more efficiently.
Photo credit: Johnson Memorial Health.
A lot of athletes are taking full advantage of professional massage to ward off their muscle fatigue after extensive exercises. It will also decrease the swelling and muscle tension which comes as a result of exercises, and it has been known to play a great role in post training recovery. It can actually be used in rehabs to help people improve their performance and help them relieve stress. It can be usually performed by massage therapists in their massage their massage centers or it can even be performed in healthcare facilities. It has a lot of benefits to both athletes and anyone who decides to enjoy its benefits.

Some studies about the massage have been conducted, and in one study, those who received sports massage for 30 minutes each exhibited improved performance in a cycling test. Other studies have revealed that sports massage has a great impact in mood relaxation.

What are the benefits?
It brings some fresh and oxygenated blood to your muscles. The massage is actually performed according to your need. What I mean by this is that there is no template that is followed in order to do this massage, the services are usually tailored according to your need. For example there are techniques that are employed to treat a person with strains and pulled muscles while there are techniques that are employed to help a person have a relaxed mood. Sports massage usually involves stroking and these movements stimulates lymph flow in your body as well as remove the metabolic waste plus increase the circulation of blood and oxygen throughout your body. This helps any athlete recover faster from injuries sustained during training and it keeps the performance on peak. Some of the benefits of sports massage include:
Karate is life.
Prevents injuries
Most of the strokes that are used in are actually similar to the strokes used in therapeutic massage, the only great difference is the objective of each massage. The aim of this is to improve your muscle function as well as improve your performance while therapeutic massage aims at stress relief and improving the well-being of a person. This means that during a massage session, the therapist will focus on the overused and stressed muscles. Your muscles will be left feeling relaxed which will prevent you from getting injured from time to time.

Reduces pain
Soft tissue and sports massage have been used alongside physiotherapy and this helps reduce pain caused by injuries. Several research and studies have demonstrated positive impact of this type of massage in reducing pain in lower back as well as shoulder pain. You can be sure of reduced pain if you receive this from a professional.

Assists in recovery
It will not only help you prevent future injuries; it will also help you deal with the injuries if you have already sustained them. Moreover, it will reduce soreness on your muscles by increasing the circulation of blood to the massaged area which in turn flush out the toxins that build up when you exercise. This will leave you improve the recovery and from there you can be sure to optimize your training in order to produce the best performance.

Releases muscle tension
When your body is undergoing through a lot of stress, your muscles tend to create tension and trigger points. If you enjoy a good sports massage session, your tissue pliability will be optimized which will in turn improve mobility especially to those with limited mobility and it can also prevent injuries.

Supports good posture
If you work on an office, then you understand how we spend longer hours on our desks in the same posture. The posture on our desks can sometimes cause your muscle to shorten and pull the joints into positions. This with time increases the risk of repetitive strain injuries. To avoid getting into that, it is very important to have a sports massage session once in a while. It will help release the “shortened” muscle and it will counteract the negative impacts of being on your desk all day.

Improves the quality of sleep
It has many benefits that contributes to the well-being of a person like improving mood, lowering blood pressure, reducing heart rate, and lowering anxiety among other benefits. In addition to those benefits, a research that was published on international journal of neuroscience revealed that sports massage improves the quality of your sleep.


7.04.2019

9 Parks You Can Visit in Metro Manila.

Do you also think parks are better date places than malls? For one, there’s something about walking with your special someone outdoors and enjoying the view. When you get hungry, for sure there are food stalls around the area that serve unconventional snacks – making your date even cuter. It may not be air-conditioned, but you have the sun, trees, and the climate doesn’t really matter when you like who you’re with, right? Continue reading for a list of parks near your house and around Metro Manila.

There’s this article that says visiting parks make you a better person. Well, even studies claim outdoors make you healthier and happier. You’ll never run out of things to do and enjoy when you’re outside unlike when you choose to spend your weekend just using social media. Good thing, there are many parks in Metro Manila that don’t require you to drive for long hours. Here are some suggestions for you and your family or friends:
Where to go this weekend?
Greenbelt Park
Here’s where to spend quality time once you’re done with errands and shopping. You can certainly relax here and avoid the polluted streets of Manila. There are fans outside to keep you cool as you walk under the sun. Bands play here at night, so you may want to stay to catch some of your favorites.

Intramuros
Feeling nostalgic and missing the old times when days seem to be slow? Head to Intramuros and enjoy the vibe. Funny how as a child, you used to think you can only visit this place in your field trips, right? Intramuros will always be one of the best choices for couples who want an unconventional date place.
Casa Manila in Intramuros.
Photo credit: Jorge Lascar.
La Mesa Eco Park
Everyone who lives in Quezon City has been here for sure. This park has been improved and renovated after being neglected, thanks to Bantay Kalikasan and the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewage System or MWSS. Some activities you can enjoy include hiking, rapelling, fishing, ziplining, and mountain-biking.

Rizal Park
Still, Rizal Park also known as Luneta, is top-of-mind when people talk about parks. This iconic central park features paved walks, gardens, open lawns, and pantheon of Filipino heroes. Good for a Sunday Instagram post, right? You can also find a dancing musical fountain, open-air auditorium, and chess plaza.

Quezon Memorial Circle
Who’s up for a memorial shrine, museum, recreation spaces, and gardens? Quezon Memorial Circle has all of these. You’ll find it inside a large, ellipse-shaped traffic circle. Locals call it ‘Circle’ and it is being renovated and beautified to attract more local and foreign tourists.

Photo credit: Valenzuela City People's Park.
Valenzuela City People’s Park
Quite a drive for some, but surely worth it. Some people even celebrate their birthday in this park. It’s clean, IG-worthy, and kid-friendly – what more can you ask for? Your little ones would surely enjoy the playground while you grown-ups have fun giggling, sharing stories in your seats.

Marikina Chinese Temple Park
Marikenos come here early in the morning to exercise. You may also bring your bike along Marikina Riverpark. The Chinese temple or simply gazebo with two dragon statues can give you some shade when the sun starts to go too hot.

Arroceros Forest Park
This one is located in Antonio Villegas St. in the central district of Ermita, Manila. Developed in 1993, this park consists of secondary growth forest with 61 tree varieties that serve as habitat for different bird species. It may be small in size, but visitors don’t seem to mind.
Photo credit: Philippine Primer.
Ninoy Aquino Park and Wildlife Center
Back to Diliman, Quezon City. Among the facilities and attractions you can find here are wildlife and research center, biodiversity museum, lagoon area, and public art. Interestingly, the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center hosts around 3,000 species of trees.

Now that you have this list, the next thing to do is ask who among your friends wants to come with you this coming weekend. However, it also isn’t a problem if you’d have to go by yourself. After all, one of the great things about parks is that you can enjoy it alone! Take the time you need to reflect, just relax, and take a step back from your fast, everyday life. Remember to bring water so you can walk to wherever, as far and as long you want.