The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • 
Today, the Department of Tourism released a new slogan campaign that will convince tourists all over the world that the Philippines is a destination that’s worth to visit. It’s more fun in the Philippines! Believe me, it is! :)
Moving out of the Philippines made me realize how wonderful it is to be there and I wish I could’ve realized this sooner. Here are SOME (I have so many but I still need to study) of the things why the Philippines is a fun country to go to:
First, the medium of communication. Philippines, as Erwan Heussaff tweeted, is “Asia without the language barrier”. It’s the truth. Filipinos, compared to any other Asian country, are very good in English and even if there are some who aren’t proficient in the language, it’s still very easy to send the message across. 
Second, the people. No one can ever beat my countrymen’s hospitality! Not only are we a friendly and funny bunch of people, we are also quite talented and ingenious. Where in the world can you make Multiply.com, originally a social networking site that allow users to share media, a social marketplace online? Hehehe. 
Third, the abundant source of reasonable shopping spree! Your USD can go a long, long way here. Singapore doesn’t have a crazy Divisoria, they only have Bugis and I still find the items there too expensive (S$10 is roughly around PHP350). I also miss browsing through online shops, looking for that unique item that will make everyone “wow”. Singapore doesn’t have that, or at least, not that many as there is in the Philippines. 
And last but not the least, the food!!! Tuyo, danggit, tapisilog, bagoong, crispy pata, and *drumroll, please* LECHON!!!! Who here doesn’t love Lechon? :P The food is the absolute best! :) Oh, and the world doesn’t have a dancing bumblebee, also known as Jollibee. I’m still craving for my chickenjoy… (OMG, that sounds so wrong). 
There are more reasons why the Philippines is a fun country to go to and you can all check out the reasons on Twitter. Check out hashtag #It’sMoreFunInThePhilippines.
I miss the Philippines terribly and I’m looking forward to my two-week break this February. In fact, I’m already making plans on how I’m going to spend the break just told my boyfriend last night (and I didn’t even have any knowledge of the campaign until this morning) that I want to go on a Manila tour when I come back. :P It’s going to be fun! :) 
Remember, it’s more fun in the Philippines! Spread the word! :) 

Today, the Department of Tourism released a new slogan campaign that will convince tourists all over the world that the Philippines is a destination that’s worth to visit. It’s more fun in the Philippines! Believe me, it is! :)

Moving out of the Philippines made me realize how wonderful it is to be there and I wish I could’ve realized this sooner. Here are SOME (I have so many but I still need to study) of the things why the Philippines is a fun country to go to:

First, the medium of communication. Philippines, as Erwan Heussaff tweeted, is “Asia without the language barrier”. It’s the truth. Filipinos, compared to any other Asian country, are very good in English and even if there are some who aren’t proficient in the language, it’s still very easy to send the message across. 

Second, the people. No one can ever beat my countrymen’s hospitality! Not only are we a friendly and funny bunch of people, we are also quite talented and ingenious. Where in the world can you make Multiply.com, originally a social networking site that allow users to share media, a social marketplace online? Hehehe. 

Third, the abundant source of reasonable shopping spree! Your USD can go a long, long way here. Singapore doesn’t have a crazy Divisoria, they only have Bugis and I still find the items there too expensive (S$10 is roughly around PHP350). I also miss browsing through online shops, looking for that unique item that will make everyone “wow”. Singapore doesn’t have that, or at least, not that many as there is in the Philippines. 

And last but not the least, the food!!! Tuyo, danggit, tapisilog, bagoong, crispy pata, and *drumroll, please* LECHON!!!! Who here doesn’t love Lechon? :P The food is the absolute best! :) Oh, and the world doesn’t have a dancing bumblebee, also known as Jollibee. I’m still craving for my chickenjoy… (OMG, that sounds so wrong). 

There are more reasons why the Philippines is a fun country to go to and you can all check out the reasons on Twitter. Check out hashtag #It’sMoreFunInThePhilippines.

I miss the Philippines terribly and I’m looking forward to my two-week break this February. In fact, I’m already making plans on how I’m going to spend the break just told my boyfriend last night (and I didn’t even have any knowledge of the campaign until this morning) that I want to go on a Manila tour when I come back. :P It’s going to be fun! :) 

Remember, it’s more fun in the Philippines! Spread the word! :) 

I ride the train everyday. I watch people do their business. I see people walk along the road. They converse with their friends and families but the silence is louder than the crowd. This silence is like a shadow, I could feel the emptiness slowly creeping in my system. A disease of some sort and the void, its virus, is rapidly growing. I want to shout for help but nobody can hear me. The silence is louder than the crowd. And it’s getting louder and louder, drowning me into nothingness. 

I honestly find the idea of being homesick so silly but here I am, desperately wanting to go back home even for a short while. I’m like a five-year old kid who lost her mommy in the supermarket. Waking up, on a sunny day, with a sense of dread. I tried coping with it but time was running really slow and homesickness was finally getting to me, like a virus that’s rapidly growing.