Wednesday, April 12, 2017


April 12, 2017

I'm still preparing...

Will be out of the country in a few days from today...

God-willing...Inshaallah!! Hong Kong here I come!!!


Funny how I was made to write an article about Hong Kong some years back when I applied as a writer for a BPO company. Since I knew nothing about such place except that it's a very exciting holiday destination from what I read, I wrote, "I haven't been to Hong Kong ever in my life, so I can't fully describe the place...blah blah blah." And what do you expect? I wasn't taken in!

Because I'm a positive thinker, I applied for the same position in another BPO company and good that the COO told me to write about something closest to my heart, as part of my application process. I wrote something about peacebuilding among the tri-peoples of Mindanao. That very same day, I was told to go home and get my laptop and start working. And the rest is history.

I've written about a thousand articles for various niches - food, health and fitness, business, even porn, done some adverts and marketing contents, among others. I even tried making reviews on TripAdvisor which I fancy so much - this after I've gone to so many places and eaten various food offerings!

Today is another exciting day for writing because I am going to write about my Hong Kong experience! Below is what I found on Google:

"Hong Kong is an autonomous territory, and former British colony, in southeastern China. Its vibrant, densely populated urban center is a major port and global financial hub with a skyscraper-studded skyline.

Central (the business district) features architectural landmarks like I.M. Pei’s Bank of China Tower. Hong Kong is also a major shopping destination, famed for bespoke tailors and Temple Street Night Market." 

This I'd like to find out for myself...Good Luck to me! Hong Kong here I come!!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Dahican Beach in Mati City – Paradise Worth The Extra Mile

10 April, 2017, Davao City

It was a long and winding road to Mati City from where we were in Toril in the southern part of Davao City, Philippines. Yes, it took us around 3½ hours to reach this now-famous destination, the latest pride of Davao Oriental. But, we didn’t mind the long drive, for all our efforts paid off. Dahican Beach in Mati City is so awesome!

You know you're near Mati when you see this landmark.

This is called the Sleeping Dinosaur coz it resembles one from a certain angle.

We were a convoy of 3 vans and one pick-up, carrying all young and old members of the clan. We were actually going to Dahican Beach to celebrate the birthday of our Nanay Gloria, the family’s long-standing governess, who in her more than 60 years has quite a string of grandkids to her name.

You can make use of the comfort room of gas stations you happen to pass by along the way.

This is Nanay, the birthday celebrant.

Exploring The Dahican Coastline

Upon arrival, we proceeded to a private property by the beach at the far south-end of Dahican, a 7-kilometer stretch of fine white sandy beaches. It’s owned by Dondon’s family, our friend from the place. Sadly, this piece of beach land hasn’t been managed well since most of Don’s family are staying overseas.

It was low tide when we arrived in Dahican at around 8:00 AM.

The terrific view from where we stayed.

Accommodation For The Economy Traveler

Our family opted to stay at Dahican Surf Resort. If you’re vacationing on a tight budget, DSR is the perfect place for you. The cottage where we stayed overnight is only P2,000.00 good for 5 people. Travelers in small groups can avail of the dorm-type accommodation with a capacity of 12 guests at P400.00 per head. 

If you don’t intend to stay overnight, there’s an entrance fee of P100.00 per guest and you get to use everything inside for free – shower room, comfort rooms, kitchen where you can cook food using their LPG stove, grill area. If you fancy sleeping on the sands, they have available tents for rent at P300.00 good for 3 people.

Dorm-type accommodation that can accommodate 12 people.

You can pitch your tent right by the shore.

Then if you forgot to bring some basic items – salt, MSG, knife, chopping board, ladle, pots and pans, garlic, ginger, onions, tomatoes- yes you can grab them from the same kitchen. Just return equipment and utensils after using and clean the kitchen sink after using, too. The resort staff will just be glad to receive a bowl of whatever you’re cooking. If you’re too lazy to bring food and just want to delight in the beauty of nature, they have a restaurant that offers affordable meals for breakfast, lunch, dinner and merienda.

Anyone who comes round will instantly fall in love with Dahican, as the place is teeming with stunning beaches, crystal blue waters. With mighty winds from the Pacific Ocean, it’s highly suitable for skimboarding. It’s good that all the resorts along the coastline don’t have fences otherwise, we wouldn’t have the chance to walk barefoot on the sands of neighboring resorts.

The landmark is on the neighboring Menzi Resort.

The view on the south-end of Dahican.

Crystal blue waters, clean, cool.

My team enjoying the waters.

Here, you can ask for skimboards for rent.

To Get To Dahican

If you’re traveling in a big group, vans for rent pile up at GMall of Davao or Victoria Plaza along J.P. Laurel Avenue, Davao City. They offer P4,000 per day including driver and gas. There are also buses bound for Mati stationed at the Davao City Overland Transport Terminal (DCOTT) in Ecoland. Once in Mati, the habal-habal drivers will gladly show you the way.

Words aren’t enough to describe Dahican Beach in Mati City which has easily gained a spot in my heart. Just view my pics and figure out why this beautiful paradise is worth the extra mile. 

View of the north side of Dahican.

Early morning. The sun isn't even up yet.

Magnificent sunset in Dahican.

The path less beaten.

Friday, February 3, 2017

iTranscend Facilitators - A New Look Into Peoples' Development

Why we exist:                    

To cater primarily to people development of organizations/companies in the Philippine business setting including but not limited to South East Asian countries. 

·        facilitates the learning and honing of an organization’s most important asset - its PEOPLE.

to increase organization’s effectiveness, efficiency and productivity, and to achieve its strategic goals. 

·        gives importance to the Culture of an organization and enables its people to adapt and support the sustainable growth and change it needed to attain the company’s ultimate objective.


To LEAD in providing Management and Organizational Development Solutions to corporate and business partners in all places where we can share and inculcate our passion and service.


iTRANSCEND FACILITATORS lead in facilitating the Management and Organizational Development needs of our customers in the business industry and community we belong.  

As we possess deep knowledge across different industries, transfer learning and enhance skills to learners, we provide the best strategies/solutions to our clients/customers, be it management or organizational development concerns.  

We provide the means to optimize the knowledge and skills of the people inside various organizations, facilitate coaching and mentoring as well. 

As such, we conspicuously and carefully design our management programs applying the P.E.R.K. values we adhere to: 


Our team certainly loves ORGANIZING and DEVELOPING ORGANIZATION and enhancing PEOPLE’S skills and abilities


We perform our passion with perfection and never cease in acquiring new knowledge and skills in updating our capabilities and the first to learn new ways of doing things and to lead in influencing people

We facilitate people development through Total Person Experiential Learning and because of these personal experiences, learners devise plans in integrating the insights and discoveries they become conscious of and put them into actions.


Our team possesses a natural ability on ideas, things and people that pertain to management - from managing tasks and managing people  and above all in optimizing the growth and development of an organization and its people and in achieving both personal and company goals. is owned and managed by iTranscend Facilitators. It is an Organizational Development website. 

We focus primarily on the aspect of human resource development in organizations and companies in the Philippine business setting including but not limited in South East Asian countries.

A Grateful Attitude Helps… Even Under Crisis Situations

Is it possible for an individual to feel grateful if she or he is badly sick, or has lost a job, or has a family member who recently departed?
I remember in my evening prayers, sometimes I say, “Lord, what is there to thank for today? My day hasn’t been pleasant…I’m totally devastated” … blah blah blah. Yet, I end up saying, “Forgive me Lord…the fact that I woke up alive today and saw the sunrise and smelled fresh air is a very big thing to express my gratitude”… blah bah.
Google photo
But, gratitude works and in reality, it can help us cope with the hard times. According to Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D., the world's leading scientific expert on gratitude, Not only will a grateful attitude help—it is essential. In fact, it is precisely under crisis conditions when we have the most to gain by a grateful perspective on life.”

So, what does he mean by this? Emmons elaborates by saying further that:

“In the face of demoralization, gratitude has the power to energize. In the face of brokenness, gratitude has the power to heal. In the face of despair, gratitude has the power to bring hope. In other words, gratitude can help us cope with hard times.”

Please don’t misinterpret my copying his words verbatim because I simply don’t want to miss a thing. I am just so captivated by his perspective on gratitude that I am sharing his views here. Yet, he warns us that “gratitude will not come easily or naturally in a crisis.” So true!
Emmons has made various researches to prove that these things are all true. Crisis situations in life can make us more thankful. When being grateful has become a way of life, we actually have built some kind of psychological immune system that’s like a soft pillow to support us when we collapse.
Learn more about how gratitude works. Register now in one of our seminars and we assure you your participation will be all worth it.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Refueling The Brain

Good news for residents of Davao City, Philippines!!!

Do you know that our brain needs refueling every now and then to function optimally?

Our brain, when used optimally leads to better life management, greater psychological stability, enhanced intelligence, a sense of inner peace and much more.

Let us discover and learn super learning techniques in a life changing seminar:

(for Wholistic Learning)
January 14, 2017 – Saturday
8:00 am- 6:00 pm
P3000.00 including book, lunch, certificate
Early bird registration 10% off

for more details please visit our website

photos courtesy of Google

Want To Grow Organics?

Attention residents of Davao City, Philippines !!!

Wish you have a farm so you are sure to eat organic vegetables? You don’t have to own a farm to be able to grow your own veggies. In fact, even with a small space, one can grow enough for the family.
This two day seminar is an invitation to all CITY and/or URBAN dwellers or residents of Davao City, Philippines, who only have very few or not BIG enough space to grow their own vegetable garden…
Container gardening is one of the easiest ways to deal with gardening in urban spaces. You can virtually use anything to make container or if you may afford you can invest in high quality planters if you need to add an impressive aesthetic touch to your urban landscape.

photo sample taken from Google

January 14, 2017 – Saturday
8:00am – 6:00pm
P3000.00 (early bird registration 10% off)

Please visit our site for more details

Saturday, April 23, 2016