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Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Difference Between Glasses & Goggles

The eternal question for most motorcycle and MX riders is goggles or glasses? Protective motorcycle glasses and goggles offer different advantages both in functionality and style. While some riders prefer the visibility eyeglasses offer, others want more full-face protection. Though much of this comes down to personal taste, here is a quick comparison between the benefits of motorcycle glasses and goggles.

Seeing Is Believing

Eyeglasses offer a multitude of benefits for riders at all times of the day. Lenses can have different tints, polarizations, photochromic coatings, and prescriptions, all of which offer a better vision in a variety of light conditions. Additionally, photochromic transition lenses can adjust to changing light levels as you ride. Finally, like your favorite motorcycle jackets, riding sunglasses add undeniable flair to your look. Yet, most eyeglasses do not protect the sides of your eyes. For better coverage, you need full-face goggles.

Protection From the Elements

Unlike glasses, motorcycle goggles provided full coverage, preventing wind and dust from getting into your eyes. Using foam padding and a wide lens, goggles create a seal over your eyes, block wind and debris. To reduce glare, many goggles also use UV polarized and tinted lenses, much to the same effect as eyeglasses. However, you can’t insert prescription lenses to improve vision.

The Best of Both Worlds


Many riders, especially off-roaders, opt to use a combination of both glasses and goggles. Over-the-helmet goggles leave enough space to fit eyeglasses underneath. This gives the rider the chance for better glare resistance and prescription vision with the protective qualities of goggles. Bear in mind that you need goggles designed to fit frames underneath. Both should fit snug without rocking or sliding in use. 

Eyewear is one of the most important pieces of safety gear for any rider. Order a new pair of goggles or glasses that maximize visibility and protection against high winds and dust.

Monday, February 18, 2019


Summer has officially started. It simply means packing our bags, getting out of the house and enjoying a much-deserved vacation.

With the right research and timing, no one has a concrete excuse of not being able to afford a vacation. We have so many options nowadays including the free seats offered by airlines and no more fuel surcharge.

I have always dreamed of spending one summer vacation is a mountain haven but I do not have the courage to go mountain climbing. I want to be close to nature yet keeping the luxuries. Something cozy, inspiring and perfect. 

So, do you have any guesses about our #WHERETONEXT destination? 

Well, it's part of the 7,107 islands of the Philippines and it's going to be at the SADDLEBACK HAVEN.

SADDLEBACK HAVEN is a villa 2,800 feet above sea level. It is a 45-minute drive from Davao City. 

Photo Credit: Saddleback Haven/ AIRBNB

It features cool climate, fresh air, and lush greenery. The view at night is also breathtaking. 

Photo Credit: Saddleback Haven/ AIRBNB

The rooms are carefully designed to ensure that you'll have a good night sleep and prepare you for a day full of activities. 

Photo Credit: Saddleback Haven/ AIRBNB

Since part of our plan is to be close to nature, we are very excited to take a short hike nearby. 

Photo Credit: Saddleback Haven/ AIRBNB

If you are brave enough to face the cool weather, you can even take a dip in the nearby river. 

Photo Credit: Saddleback Haven/ AIRBNB

Horseback riding is also available but I am still undecided about it. I am only certain that I will be bringing lots of marshmallows because I am looking forward to spending the night underneath the stars and enjoy the bonfire. 

Photo Credit: Saddleback Haven/ AIRBNB
So, go ahead and have the vacation you have always dreamed of and feel at home with your #WhereToNext destination. It's about time you pack your bags and enjoy the world.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Eco-Friendly Underwear?

Yes!!! It exists. Bench's ENVI line is made of bamboo fabric. It's considered to biodegradable, sustainable and eco-friendly while providing a smooth and comfortable feel.
Bamboo is proclaimed as the world's most renewable material: it's naturally pest-resistant, grows incredibly fast and can actually help rebuild eroded soil. It takes just three or four years to go from seed to harvest and because the root network is so big, you don't even need to replant - it just shoots right back up again. Bamboo, therefore, can be grown without any chemical fertilizers or pesticides.

Interested to get one? These Bench ENVI Low-rise boyshorts are currently ON SALE at Bench Ayala Malls Capitol Central for only Php 100 (Original Price is Php 179.75)

** The packaging is made of plastic but it's reusable. This resealable plastic can be used to keep your valuables or documents. For me, we use it as money envelopes for budgeting.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Bacolod-based Artisan Makes Unique and Thoughtful Gift Items

Shopping for gifts is fun but challenging if the person you're gifting can afford or has everything she wants. This is one of the reasons why I love the handcrafted pieces from this Bacolod-based Artisan, Happy Crafter Ph. It makes gifting easier and more thoughtful.

Every piece is unique and there will never be other pieces the same as the one you have. This is the beauty of having artisan pieces. It is made with love and each piece is special, thus making every piece art in itself.

How it is made?

  • For nature collections, plants are made to dry anywhere from 2-4 weeks.
  • Each piece is designed by hand and cured with resin for 24 hrs. Other items may be made from other materials such as clay, acrylic, etc.
  • Then once set, it is sand, grind, and polished, before putting it together with the chain and locks.

Thus, if you are looking for a rare piece for yourself or for someone special this #ValentinesDay, a handcrafted piece will always be a special present.

P.S. These handcrafted pieces are very affordable and come in a really nice box. You may visit their page for more designs.