Things I Love about Changi Airport Terminal 4

Singapore’s Changi Airport is known as the “World’s Best Airport”.  According to Steve Meacham of Traveller.com,  it has won more than 500 awards since it opened. And it is the leading international air hub in Asia, it serves more than 100 airlines, with connections to 380 cities in 90 countries around the world.

The world’s best airport has just become even bigger, and better. Terminal 4 opened October this year and they are planning to expand again. Currently, the Terminal 5 (Changi East) is on under construction and will possibly open in 2020s. Can’t wait to go back again!

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It is the smallest of Changi’s terminals. There is no train station inside the airport, so you need to take a bus that is going to/from Terminal 3.

Our flight is around 4am, going back to the Philippines and got to the airport around 10pm, the night before para we have time to explore the newly airport. Unfortunately, most of the shops are already closed. Anyway, I still love it and the following are the things that you will surely love too:

Self-Service Kiosk

Sobrang bet, ang techy! You can skip the long queue with self-service check-in, bag-drop counters, immigration clearance and boarding. With the use of Biometric technology it makes your travel experience even faster. Do not fret if you do not how to use it, you will be guided by an airport staff through the process. I haven’t taken photos of the machine. Natakot ako! Baka magalit sila. Gusto ko pa rin naman umuwi at magtake ng final exam. Imagine, there’s no hassle, even in the immigration.  You don’t need to talk to the person in the immigration kaso yun nga, mas lalo akong nawalan ng pag-asa na mahanap ang ka-forever ko. Chos! Hahaha! And for those people who loves to collect stamps in your passport, you’ll be kinda disappointed since everything you use is through computer. No one will stamp on your passport, because you will just tap it and go.

Shops

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Although some shops are already closed I still had a great shopping experience. My very first stop shop is the WHSmith. Luckily, it is still open.  I love collecting pens and notebooks. My dad told me that Singapore is one of the best places to buy pens. (Not so sure about it ah, sisihin niyo tatay ko kung mali. Hahaha) As of my experience, everytime I go to the souvenir shops I always find pens, I buy to try it out and in fairness, it is very smooth and light to use, totally perfect! Back to the WHSmith, their store offers everything i love, including stationeries and I find it cheap, so I bought a moleskine’s classic collection plain notebook. For the perfumes and other pasalubong, they have many promos na pasok sa budget. You may check them out!

 

Food Places

There is no problem when it comes to filling you up before you fly. They have a lot of different choices of food and even a bar-like eatery opened by Tiger Beer. If you missed the opportunity to check out the Food Emporium, the transit area has another food court, the International Food Hall.

Coziness and Ambiance

The terminal feels relaxing it is mostly carpeted, filled with real trees and comfortable chairs. The garden even has an indoor pond with fish. So kewl, right? *wink*

Look how’s my sister enjoying her stay at the petal-shaped bed.

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You can also enjoy a live theatre production, Peranakan Love Story, one thing you can do while waiting for boarding. The short musical takes you back to 1930s, a love story between musicians living next to each other.

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Free Use of Desktop

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This is a free use for one hour which is very helpful for some people that might want to check their social media accounts or email because the Wifi is not so easy to use. At some airports, passengers simply log-in by supplying a name and contact info, but at Changi’s Terminal 4, passengers are asked to scan their passport into a kiosk and then receive a code that entitles them to one hour of Wi-Fi. Pero yung balak ko talaga that time eh mag-aral para sa final exam. May yellow pad pa ako diyan at calculator ah, kaso nauwi rin sa Facebook. Hahaha

Techy Cleaners

The Changi Airport Group (CAG) embraces automated cleaning robots at the terminal to keep its place clean. Housekeepers are trained to programme the robot to mop, clean and pick up small items, among others. It really feels like you are living in the future! Sayang, I wasn’t able to take a photo of it. HUHUHU

Toilets

The toilets are themed accordingly with a British colonial-style design. I love how it looks so elegant. Another thing that I super love about their toilet is that there are tissues and hand sanitizer in every cubicle.

And I have a memorable experience in this place…. Keep on reading. Hahaha

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*This photo is not mine* Photo Source: thesmartlocal.com 

REMINDER: This is kinda rated SPG……. JUST KIDDING. Kung maselan kayo, itigil niyo na ang pagbabasa pero kung gusto niyo namang tumawa nang tumawa. Ituloy na!

Since our flight is around 4am and the arrival in the Philippines is around 7am. Then, I have class at 10am and final exam ng 1pm. #LakasMakaArtista Imagine, pagkadating pa lang ng Pinas diretso na sa school. Syempre I want to take a bath naman. Even though, there is no shower room, keri yan! Dahil wais tayong mga Pinoy. Ginawa ko yan lahat sa comfort room. Uyyy, you want to know kung paano. Dahil wala namang tao, the first thing that I do is maglabas ng sama ng loob (‘ya know what I’m sayin’) isabay mo na ang pagchange ng undies. Second, toothbrush time. Third, tingnan muna ulit kung wala paring tao. That time is around 2:30am, safe na safe na. Isahod na ang braso sa sink and even your legs (Sorry, may background ata ako sa gymnast hahaha) Keri yan! magsabon-sabon kana. FYI, may damit pa ako niyan. Okay lang yan, basta makaligo ang ibang parte ng katawan mo. Make sure na bilisan mo lang ang kilos mo. Lastly for your hair, uso naman ang dry shampoo. Try Bench’s Shampoo & Dash Dry Shampoo for only PHP175. (YES NAMERN). FINALLY, DONE! All of a sudden, nakita pala ako ni atey (yung taga linis ng toilet). Tinitigan niya talaga ako, yung feeling na weirdong-weirdo siya sa akin. Para akong jinudge! Pero what’s important naman ay your freshness and readiness for school! HAHAHAHA. Deadma lang. But why I’m sharing this kind of…. sa mga reader. huhuhu

 

A year-end blog post. Thank you for your time reading this post. Hope you liked it. Happy New Year!

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One of The Best Places to Unwind in Metro Manila: PRISM PLAZA

Prism Plaza is located at the 4th Floor, TwoE-Com Center, Mall of Asia Complex. One of the best places to hangout with your friends or family. It offers a great experience of dining. and lots of choices for you to eat at.

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Every time I run for a cause along the MOA Complex, I always see the structure of the Prism Plaza that capture my eyes all the time. I love how it simply standouts in all the buildings out there which keeps me imagining how it looks like inside. And It never fails me, WOAAAH! So stunning. I’m in loveeee.

The very first time that I went here is with my groupmates. We had an interview at the TwoE-Com building. We didn’t know that it is open for public and we can stay there while waiting. You can sight the picturesque of Manila Bay and unwind and appreciate the beauteousness it offers. This is the best place to chill out!

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View from the Prism Plaza

Some restaurants here are the following: House of Wagyu, Uncle Cheffy, The Burger Lab, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf and many more. Sorry, I forgot some of them pa and there are still a lot more to discover in this place that you will surely love.

 

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Instagram: The Prism Plaza

Twitter: @ThePrismPlaza

PART 2: Five Songs on My List

A year ago I posted my “First Five Songs on My List” on this blog. I really miss this portion of my blog which I usually share my taste of music. I love listening to different kinds of music, like EDM, pop rock, electropop & wait, ano pa? Wala na akong alam! Hahaha. Right now, I’m currently into throwback songs and some other new songs that were released this year.

Here are my top five songs:

  1. Want You Back by HAIM – I love this song and their music video, as well. It is like an old school modern music. Feels like I want to walk around the street (like in their music video) and do their moves. I watched a video of them performing live, omgg!! Sobrang talented! Kabooowg!
  2. Don’t Leave by Snakeships & MO – The most heartbreaking song! Basta I love it. I love every single beat of the song and you can hear how MO’s voice sounds so painful.  Na-feel ko siya. Charaught!
  3. You and Your Crown by Matthew Mole – This is basically the theme song of my college life. Many times, I just want to quit college and take a break from all the stress and deeply think about what I really want to. It came to the point that I’m not enjoying with my course anymore. I always keep on asking myself If I would want to still continue my major. I did, I almost quit! But this song enlightened me. It changes my perspective in life and gave me such motivation to pursue what I have started. Even if I feel down, NO! I have to win the fight and bring that crown. I know there is a better reason why I’m here. And I’m not afraid to go through because I know God is always there to lead me in every direction I’m going to.
  4. Lost in Your Light by Dua Lipa – Since Dua Lipa had a collaboration with my forever crush, Martin Garrix. I started to like her. She’s so beautiful and has a powerful voice. I love this song! I love her voice, feel ko magkaboses and magkamukha kami. Okay, masyado na akong feelingera. Hahaha! This song keeps playing in my heart and soul. Yes namern! Push.
  5. ILYSB by LANY – LANY is now my favorite band! I have a huge crush on Paul Klein. His voice makes my heart melt and he is totally hot! I can listen and stare him every day. I love you so bad, Paul. Just to add some information, he made this song while driving and there is a girl on the passenger seat of his car having a phone call with the girl’s sister and said I love you so bad. It all started there! Fast forward, that girl struck him the most. Ewan ko lang kung dahil ba doon sa phone call kinilig siya eh, hindi naman kasi siya yung sinabihan diba? Masyadong feeler hahaha! Wala eh na-inlove siya ng bongga kay Gurl. Para daw talaga kay gurl yung song so wala na akong pag-asa sa kanya. Okay bye! By the way, LANY is coming in Manila this August. Can’t wait to see them Live. For details, Click Here.

I hope you like my choice of songs! Let me know if you hear all of them & what’s your favorite song on the list. 🙂

The Great British Festival at BGC (Late Post)

LATE POST!

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This event was held LAST LAST LAST LAST LAST MONTH PA #CAPSLOCKPARAINTENSE, February at Bonifacio Global City High Street pero I still want to blog it since it was one of the best events I’ve ever had. Not just because of FREE foods but everything! Yes namern! 

Anyway, British Festival was a three-day event (Feb. 24-26). This is also the British Embassy Manila’s annual event. The event was mainly composed with street artists, art workshops, car displays, British fashion and foods.IMG_9460(1)IMG_9458(1)Yah! I’m really bad taking these photos, not in a right angle. HUHUHUIMG_9457(1)I love this British Got Talent booth! I was supposed to audition na eh but I think it’s not the right time. Charaught! Hahaha. There was a cutie guy na contestant daw ng BGT na nandoon sa may booth but I haven’t given a chance to take a picture with him kasi I’m shy and I don’t know him rin kasi. IMG_9443(1)Look how cute these miniatures of United Kingdom landmarks that were set in the venue! You don’t need to travel to UK for a photo with the Big Ben, Buckingham Palace or travel to the magical world of Harry Potter to see Platform 9 3/4. Hahaha!IMG_9480IMG_9446(1)IMG_9456(1)IMG_9444(1)#TitasOfManila #LolasOfManila #PabebesOfThePhilippines

 

I’m with my britishh friend Kat, she tagged me on a post regarding this event and we never thought that were able to go since we have school stuff that time and lot of things to do pero OMG!! This time, natuloy. WOOOOH!

P.S. Walang pictures sa booth ng mga food kasi sobrang saya namin sa free foods actually lahat ng nasa shopping bags namin puro foods talaga. Hahaha

For further events or updates, kindly follow these accounts of British Embassy here in the Philippines.

Facebook: British Embassy Manila

Instagram: @ukinthephilippines

Website: https://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-embassy-manila

Mt. Marami

Mt. Marami is located in Maragodon, Cavite where you can see the grandeur view of Cavite. It is just my fourth time to hike and for me, this is one of the longest hike I’ve ever had. Many people is often compared it to Mt. Pico de Loro and they were like sisters daw, same features.

Just to add up some information, the name of the mountain is coined from the Tagalog term “marami” because the mountain is composed mainly of numerous gigantic rocks. The open trail of the mountain will lead you to experience the “Silyang Bato” which can be found on the summit.

Jump-off point: Sitio Bangkaan, Brgy. Talipusngo, Maragondon, Cavite
Alternate jumpoff: Brgy.Ramirez, Magallanes, Cavite
LLA: 405 MASL (1,328 feet)
Days required / Hours to summit: 1-2 days / 2-3 hours
Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 3/9, Trail class 1-3

Source: http://www.pinoymountaineer.com/2007/09/mt-marami-405.html

Note: In Brgy. Talipusngo, you can bring your car to shorten your hike hours, don’t know in Brgy. Ramirez if you can also bring.

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“Welcome to the Silent Hill” Hahaha no, i’m just kidding.IMG_8379IMG_8367IMG_2998IMG_3003IMG_3002IMG_3022IMG_8381IMG_3021IMG_8396IMG_3004IMG_8389IMG_8405Nainggit sa pose ng cow chos! Hahaha pero kapagod na gurl.IMG_8409Pabebe pose pa more! HAHAHAHA

Miniso Opens at Glorietta

Are you looking for a one-stop shop? Where you can buy affordable products including, health and beauty products, fashion accessories, office supplies, home necessities and many more. MINISO is the perfect shop to go!

Last last Friday, March 17 Miniso had its grand opening at Glorietta 2. It is already their 15th store here in the Philippines. Super late upload na since I need to finish some school papers and my laptop got minor problems.  Anyway, everything is fine naman na. Thank god! Okay, back to the blog. 

Miniso ensures that all of their products are high-quality, creative in design, and affordable for all. Over 80% of the brand’s product designs originated from Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, China, and other countries.

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Established in Tokyo, MINISO, the Japanese fast fashion designer brand, was jointly founded by Miyake Junya, the chief designer of MINISO, and Ye Guofu, the Chinese young entrepreneur. MINISO advocates fashionable and relaxed lifestyle and directs a superior products consumption pattern.

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The MINISO’s executives, general Manager of Glorietta, Gabbie Garcia and Rocco Nacino were among the attendees.

IMG_8454-1Miniso has been expanding globally,  it opened more than 1,800 stores around the world. Currently, MINISO has signed strategic cooperation agreements with more than 40 countries and regions, including the U.S., Canada, Russia, Singapore, Dubai, Korea, Malaysia, Hong Kong (China), and Macao (China).

IMG_8460-1IMG_8457-1IMG_8491-1Miniso is like a combination of Uniqlo, MUJI & Daiso. All our favorite shops combined into one. You’ll surely love it.

Here are some of their productsIMG_8466IMG_8469-1IMG_8467These hats are perfect for this summer!

IMG_8487IMG_8483IMG_8485I like their nude colored bags

IMG_8480-1They also offers eyeliners with different tips (ends), lip liners and other make up products. IMG_8472-1IMG_8474-1IMG_8464-1IMG_8470-1IMG_8478-1

These are the things that I picked. I can’t wait to try them!

Check out their stores here in Philippines:

ROBINSONS PLACE MANILA (Padre Faura Wing – 2nd Level)
SM CITY SAN LAZARO (2nd Level)
SM CITY MANILA (2nd Level)
SM CITY EAST ORTIGAS (2nd Level)
SM CITY FAIRVIEW (UG Level, Annex 1 Building)
SM SOUTHMALL (2nd Level)
SM CITY SUCAT (2nd Level, Building A)
GATEWAY TOWER MALL (UG Level)
LUCKY CHINATOWN MALL (3rd Level)
SM City Baliwag (Ground Level)
SM Center Sangandaan (2nd Level)
SM City Marilao (2nd Level)
SM City San Jose Del Monte (UG Level)
SM City Trece Martires (UG Level)
Glorietta 2 (2nd Level)

Soon they’re going to open more stores in SM Makati, SM City North Edsa, and SM Store Cubao.

Website: www.minisohome.com

Facebook: Miniso Philippines

Twitter: @miniso_ph

Instagram: miniso_ph