5 Pinoy Bloggers Who Showcase the Beauty of the Philippines
From beautiful islands to breathtaking landscapes to historical sites, the Philippines has A LOT of tourist destinations that can leave you speechless. Pretty sure you've already established that one way or another. But isn't it such a shame that it's quite hard for us to be able to see and explore them all? They all deserve a visit thoughI know some of us aren't lucky enough to have the time or money to travel the Philippines. But for those who do, such as bloggers and online influencers, they gladly share their experience with us and help us get a taste of the wonders of our homeland throughtheir blog posts and Instagram snaps! They seriously make us fall in love with the Philippines even more. Here are travel enthusiasts who showed us the beauty of the Philippines.
- KIMI JUAN (@kimijuan)
This travel blogger and photographer is a true island girl. She's never without an island adventure. Her Instagram feed is just flooded with stunning and dreamy photos of the sun, sea and sand. Whenever she sets foot on a beautiful Philippine destination, expect that she’s bound to take wondrous photos of her location. She often travels with her fellow travel blogger slash boyfriend Thomas Caja (@thomascaja) and they're honestly #TravelCoupleGoals!
- PATRICE AVERILLA (@avelovin)
Patrice could be a mermaid in real life considering the amount of time she spends on Philippine beaches. Well, who can blame her? We have the most amazing beaches! Always poised and clad in a bikini, Patrice's island life is what we all dream of having. She definitely makes us want to take a beach trip no matter what time of the year.
- JELITO DE LEON (@jelitodeleon)
May it be a tropical island in the Visayas or just the high-rise buildings in Manila, Jelito's photos of the Philippines are simply unreal. He could be capturing any corner of the country and he will still make every shot extraordinary. His well-curated Instagram feed is all you need to see to make you want to be where he is, even if he’s just in a metropolitan city.
- HANNAH REYES (@hannahreyesmorales)
Hannah Reyes is a name you should start knowing from now on. This Pinay photographer and Nat Geo Young Explorer shows us the beauty of the Philippines in all aspects. What makes our country truly beautiful is not just the places, but also the people and Hannah perfectly captures that. Her photo diaries told through her blog and Instagram will move you and inspire you.
- SINO PINAS (@sinopinas)
From famous tourist spots to underrated remote islands, Sino Pinas generously collects and reposts photos from several travel blogs and happily spreads the word about the beauty of the Philippines. It has grown to be an online community for travel enthusiasts to share their journey to people. Sino Pinas advocates people to be proud of our local tourist destinations because they are simply worthy of the attention and visit. This online group of travel bloggers will surely sway you to go on several local adventures!
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I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
Until next time!
First. Pixie dust and paper cuts – these are the first things Wendy knew about Peter Pan. Aurora first met Prince Philip when she was sixteen. Learning how to ride a bike was also a first while I was growing up, but you are probably the first of too many. The first collection of dust and stars; maybe Luna will try to ask, who was your first? I might answer and tell her that it was you.
The first of too many stars in the sky. You are the first of too many fallen leaves during fall – and you will be the most anticipated snowflake as winter comes. A dark path that you can’t see without any light, hence, you were once the moon and there are the stars that shine so bright at night. Are we too early? Or we just really want to be ahead of time? Even in a glimpse, I would like to see the two of us connect as if we can reach the sky. There are other parts of the heavens you have never saw and other oceans you haven’t laid your feet onto – but the constellations will always wait for you. Close your eyes, love, close your eyes. Start counting backward: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Count backward until you see the twinkling lights that will guide you to the right path. To the right satellite; to the right person. A first.
There are many firsts – first love, first heartbreak, first sport you played, the first thing you do in the morning, the first thing you remember about the person in front of you. There are a lot. It’s actually up to us how we will consider something as a first. So, Primo, you are already a first of too many.