National Anthem: Chile

The National Anthem of Chile (Spanish: Himno Nacional de Chile) is also known as Canción Nacional (National Song). It has a history of two lyrics and two melodies that made up three different versions. The current version was composed by Ramón Carnicer, with words by Eusebio Lillo, and has six parts plus the chorus. Source: […]

EDSA People Power Revolution at 29

Twenty-nine years ago today, the Filipinos were able to peacefully topple a dictator (the late President Ferdinand Marcos, Sr.). The whole world was surprised at how the Philippines united through prayers and utilized a bloodless method to end the dictatorship. After 20 long years of Martial Law which was controversial due to unspoken cases of violence and electoral […]

Kate Attends Anina Rubio’s Calligraphy Workshop

  Here are some random snapshots of a calligraphy* workshop I attended yesterday, Sunday, at the Hey Kessy Studio in Katipunan, Quezon City. 🙂 I was too engrossed during the drills that I forgot to take more photos! I still have that high from learning new things about something I love (what a nerd! hihihi.) […]

Manila, Philippines!

Manila or Maynila in Filipino is the capital city of the Philippines. With over a million in population, Manila is one of the sixteen cities that make up Metro Manila, also known as the National Capital Region (NCR). Manila is the center of economic and political activities. It houses cultural and historic landmarks, and other establishments like […]

Caro’s at… Festival’s Gala 2015

Together with the Festival of Viña… another important event that takes place in Viña is the GALA. This is our “red carpet”, and the only event similar to a real Hollywood red carpet Chilean people will ever enjoy in person… Before the Festival starts, one of the main streets of Viña del Mar is closed […]

Valparaíso, Chile!

Valparaíso is a major city, seaport, and educational center commune in Chile. Valparaíso is located 111.8 kilometres (69.5 mi) northwest of Santiago and is one of the South Pacific’s most important seaports. Valparaíso is the capital of Chile’s third most populated administrative region and has been the headquarters for the Chilean National Congress since 1990. […]


  Photos and videos will never be enough to capture the unique experiences our small country in Southeast Asia can offer. But I’m proud and happy to share bits and pieces of what you can expect when you come over to the Philippines. 🙂 Please watch some of the VISIT PHILIPPINES videos from our Department of Tourism: