Singapore x Google 2019: DAY 1

Day 1: September 10 Singapore x Google 2019: DAY 1 Today is the big day! I'm off to Singapore for the 5-day Google Innovator Academy. My brother was kind enough to wake up at around 3AM and drive me to the airport for my 7:40AM flight. I have mixed feelings about this trip as it would be my first time traveling abroad without my wife and daughter. Thankfully, I'm with the QSR team for this event and what's more amazing was that they treated me like family.  Boarding time! Off to Singapore via Singapore Airlines Touchdown Changi Airport Off to Ibis Hotel Singapore at Bencoolen We boarded Singapore Airlines flight SQ915 and left Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 on time and arrived at Changi International Airport at around 10:46AM.  My room at Ibis Hotel Singapore at Bencoolen ... Was so happy that I had to take a selfie From the airport, we booked and rode a Grab to Ibis Hotel Singapore at Bencoolen which we'd call home for

Singapore x Google 2019: INTRO

It has been 3 years since I first attended my first Google for Educators Group (GEG) meeting in a cafe somewhere in Aguirre Street, BF Paranaque. During that time, our small group of educators revived the then dormant GEG South Manila group with the simple goal of expanding our knowledge about GSuite for Education (now Google Workspace) so that we could share it with our fellow educators. However, personally, each of us was aiming to achieve something great -to become a Google Innovator .  Singapore x Google 2019: INTRO Fast forward to 2019... Finally, after years of hard work and dedication, our very own Adrian Cruz ( Luke Beyond the Classroom ) becomes the first Google Innovator for GEG South Manila . He'll be flying to Singapore for the 5-day Google Innovator Academy. GEG South Manila The GEG South Manila core members Our very own Adrian Cruz - GEG South Manila's very first Google Innovator As for me, I was probably a good kid last year, as, after a year

Tagaytay City Day Tour Itinerary

Planning to visit Tagaytay City soon? I have come up with a series of budget day tour itineraries that is aimed to maximize your visit to a specific place in the Philippines without having to break your bank. For today's itinerary, I'm featuring a Tagaytay by car itinerary.  Tagaytay City Day Tour Itinerary Disclaimer: 1. Transportation from your accommodation going to Tagaytay City is not included in this itinerary. 2. The accommodation budget is also not included. 3. The itineraries start at 8AM as most destinations open at 9AM. 4.  The exploration time in a place is pegged at an hour per destination. However, you may opt to cut it shorter or stay longer.  5.  It is also assumed that you are traveling light. Tagaytay City Day Tour Itinerary Tagaytay City By Car Course 8AM   Arrival at Tagaytay City .   8:15AM   Drive to Starbucks at Tagaytay-Calamba Road. Purchase coffee and something to eat for breakfast.  

Food Trip: Halo-Halo

Summer is the best season in the Philippines not only because you are free to roam around the country's countless beaches but also because most of the delicious Filipino foods are better eaten during this season. Halo-Halo One such food is the popular Filipino dessert -the Halo-Halo . Derived from the Filipino word halo which means " to mix ". Basic Halo-halo Halo-halo in buko  The halo-halo is a mixture of shaved ice, various boiled sweet beans, and fruits. It is served in a tall glass or bowl topped with evaporated milk and finally a scoop of ice cream, leche flan , or ube. Team Nicerio's do it yourself Halo-Halo The ingredients of the halo-halo vary depending on availability or location. The essential ingredients that are irreplaceable in the halo-halo are the shaved ice, sugar, gulaman, and fresh/evaporated milk. Common Ingredients for Halo-Halo:* Shaved ice Red Gulaman Home-made Leche Flan Ube (Purple Yam) Nata de Coco sugar gulaman leche flan

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