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Budget Series: What You Can Do with Php500

by Elle Santiago

Where can your 500php bring you to? 500 peso bill before is a big amount already. You can buy
a lot of things out from the amount. Trendwise, despite economic changes, people nowadays
are still looking for ways to spend their 500php in a way that could maintain and par their kind
of living. With the given amount, to be able to provide life’s pleasure and relief, one has to
expend his 500 that best kind of spending possible. Because people today are health conscious,
there are these 2 things you can spend out from your 500php:

Enroll in a boxing session
Prepare and gear up and go to a boxing gym near you. From now on, you may want to declare
for yourself with a strong conviction that, this will be the point in your life that you will have to
engage yourself in active sports. You will come to realize that sport like boxing is good for you.
It is a eustress actually; a positive stress. The drill in boxing will give you so much sweat. You
endure, you strive, you achieve. While you are performing the exercises and the routines, you
will come to know step by step the concepts in boxing.

Jab – As defined, is a quick, sharp blow, especially with the fist.
Straight – Extending or moving your fist uniformly in one direction only; without a curve
or bend.
Upper Cut – A punch delivered with an upward motion and the arm bent.
Hawk – The striking of the fist sideward like a speed and snap of a hawk.
Let out that friendly person in you inside the boxing gym. Make friends! Yes you spar,
you box, you fight but be a friend.

Treat yourself with a massage
Reward yourself. Why not? Remember yourself as a hard worker who needs a time out
of all your endeavors in life. Remember yourself as a problem solver, that at some time
in the process, you need to take a pause. Remember you, yourself, who face all life’s
wrongs, troubles and challenges, that for sometime in your fight, you need to take a
rest. You will have to ask yourself perhaps, do you deserve one? Attend to and always
have time to relax yourself because you deserve it. Go to a massage parlor or look and
contact for your own masseur for a body massage session.

These are the systems of the body which are affected if foot is being massaged:

– Solar Plexus
– Neck/Head/ Brain & Sinus
– Spine
– Kidney- Bladder
– Adrenal Gland
– Trapezius
– Insomnia Point
– Lower Back
– Sciatic Nerve
– Stomach
– Pelvic Area

Fair intervals of massage are therapeutic; thus, it is healthy in the body. It is a medicine
of the physique. Your body is like your own young. You have got to attend and take care
good care of your own young so that you will feel and look young. You will want to
recommend this to your family and friends; to other people once you have tried it for


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Club Serena: A ‘Serene Luxury’ Experience in the Heart of Cebu’s Diving Mecca

photography by GPA Art and Photography

A three-hour drive, or more, depending on traffic, the fishing town of Moalboal in the southwest of Cebu Island is an extremely popular destination for divers and weekenders who love the white sand and pink sunsets. It is also a favorite place to stay for expats looking for a laid-back life of endless coffees or cocktails.

Thankfully, the big chain resorts haven’t discovered it and places to stay are mostly small family-run resorts. But if pampering is what you are looking for, there is only one hotel to book in Moalboal. Club Serena Resort is a 1.7-hectare beachfront property perched above coral rocks, presenting a unique union of luxurious accommodations and a host of activities to be enjoyed. This hidden gem is reached through a dirt road away from the main highway. Fronting a wide swath of white sand beach, it is an easy walk past several smaller resorts to reach the main town.

Recently renovated by noted architect James Jao, the new Club Serena has 17 rooms, three swimming pools, a restaurant, and a beachfront event space, all designed with modern Filipino aesthetic. On the drawing board are more rooms to be added, an expansion of their modern dive shop, and their popular Kids’ Club program. Their food outlet, Mira, offers all-day dining, favorite among visitors and locals, as well as the growing expat community that has settled in Moalboal. 

Club Serena offers diving courses for adults and kids by their resident operator, Seven Seas Aquanauts Phil. Corp, a PADI 5 accredited diving facility operating since 1988. For a complete list of the courses and their rates, please call (+63) 917.872.6367 or (+63) 905.459.5307.

The resort encourages above-water activities as well, and they have several paddle boards and kayaks available for guests to use.

For rates and more information, visit or email or (+63) 917.872.6367 or (+63) 905.459.5307. You can also visit their Facebook page for updates.

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Imagene Bar Opens, Overlooking the City

Enjoying some down time with a cocktail drink in hand among friends and a great view of the cityscape doesn’t get any better at the newly opened Imagene Bar. If you’ve been meaning to find the right after-hours place, then head no further than Imagene Bar – a cozy enclave tucked along the hill-side of Nivel Hills on Cebu Veterans Drive.

On the menu you’ll find over 60 drinks and cocktails as well as some delectable Bar Chow put together by Imagene Bar founder Eugene Dy who’s been serving up bottled cocktails online with a mobile event bar after a stint at the Spago in Marina Bay Sands Singapore.

Imagene Bar accommodates up to 80 guests and is open Tuesdays to Sundays. Bar hours are from 5pm to 2am but it’s best to make reservations on weekends.

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