My Paradise | JM Bacus


via My Paradise | Julie Mae Bacus

from Ang Suga Publication (CNU)

Didn’t know that this 13-year old poem of mine was already published by @angsugapublication’s Worpdress blog since Aug 2016! So happy and blessed to have finally made it to the school’s mag! 😍 hahaha T’was my frustration back then… (to get published in the school mag) 😂
Know the reason why I wrote it and get the feels of it! A special shout out to Ms. @leonemaeestrelloso (on IG) for the photo background.👍

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Never give up on your dreams, keep chasing it even if it will take more than a decade. The right time will pass. Take it from me, I just did after 12 years! <3 . . . #MyParadise #IamJMKayne #InMyHeartJMKaynesBlog #PPBreakthroughs Click To Tweet



God bless!

JM Kayne 




My six (6) Travel MUST HAVEs

We all have our own list of TRAVEL MUST HAVEs!

Mine are six (6) travel must haves that I believed to be truly important. Setting aside the basics such as passport, ticket, cash or cards – this list is merely an effect of my past travels which made me realize how useful and significant these items are to me. I won’t make it long, here are my must haves:


1. Wet tissue & Tissue

Kokobear and I have travelled Tagaytay, Palawan & Bohol in 2015 and in between I found myself forgetting these 2. I know, you’d tell me its a mortal sin to forget this and so its on my top list.


2. Hat/cap

In Sri Lanka, we went on a river Safari and our schedule happens to be at 12:00 high noon! Protecting our skin most especially our face is a must! Of course I wore one. Such a great help and protection for sunburn!


3. Nail cutter

Rarely I’d think of bringing this. In our stop over in Singapore back in 2012, there is that need to cut nails or that extra strand of skin beside our nails that bothers me. Bet you experienced it as well that you try to bite it just to get rid of that. 🙂


4. Sanitizer/alcohol

Well, there is no need to explain – this is useful at all times such as before eating or wanna feel fresh after a long walk or hike. Sanitize and avoid germs with these items.


5. Extra cash as tip

Yes, its true that we have cash on hand, but it will be better to have them separately and be ready to hand them in especially when you truly appreciate the service. At times we are confronted with straight forward tour guides who asks for it directly. We had such experience in one of our trips. We gave this amount and the guide refused to accept it because it was not enough. So better have an extra pocket for it.


6. Candies/chocolates/bubble gum

Some itinerary “call times” are too early, leaving us with no breakfast. So a candy or chocolate at hand will be a great help to at least get some energy. After meal, that oily taste that stays in our palate will vanish with the help of a gum or candy.


Yes, I know that there are more seasoned globe trotter than I do. But for sure we all have our MUST HAVEs list! Mine just happened to be these six based on my personal experiences. As for me, these have made my travel days awesome, easier and comfy!


How about you? What’s on your bag?



God bless,








About Life 1.0

Photo taken at Sirao Flower Farm (Garden)

About LIFE 1.0

Find a passion and pursue it. Fall in love. Dream Big. Drink wine, eat great food. Spend quality time with good friends. Laugh everyday. Believe in Magic. Tell stories. Reminisce about the good old days but look with optimism to the future. Travel often. Learn more. Be Creative. Spend time with people you admire. Seize opportunities when they reveal themselves. Love with all your heart. Never give up. Do what you love. Be true to who you are. Make time to enjoy the simple things in life. Spend time with family. Forgive even when its hard. Smile Often. Be Grateful. Be the change you wish to see in the world. Follow your dreams. Try new things. Work hard. Don’t count the minutes count the laughs. Embrace change. Trust in yourself. Be thankful. Be nice to everyone. Be happy. Live for today. And above all. . .  Make every moment count.



God  bless!







About life version 1

Cebu – Temple of Leah (2018)

Temple of Leah has started making the buzz all over Cebu and nearby cities as it captures the heart ♥ of many Cebuanos & Filipinos.

This temple isn’t a place of worship. Instead it is an expression of love from a husband Teodirico Adarna to his late wife Leah Albino Adarna. Also dubbed as Cebu’s version of Taj Mahal.

Right after our unplanned trip to Sirao Flower Farm, we headed to this temple which is a 20-25 minutes drive by motorcycle (habal-habal). 75/- Pesos is the fare per person, one way.

Entrance Fee @ 50/- pesos per person (as of Feb 2018)

What can you do/see?

✔️ Basically the temple is open, Leah’s statue will greet you once you enter the structure. It is right in the centre of two arching stairs that make it look like a throne. Some rooms are not opened yet but you could see a glimpse of Leah’s life through her collections such as figurines, books, kitchen utensils and more.

✔️ Unlimited photos all the way from Leah’s structure to the huge columns that seemed to bring you to a #EuropeFeels or #RomeFeels to the two gold-plated lions. 🦁🦁

✔️ Outside is wide space to chill out. A few seats and tables are set at the ends of the area where you’ll be able to see Cebu city skyline. And oh don’t forget there’s a fountain in front that has 3 Goddesses I think… When night falls, it is a treat to see the city lights and the temple itself.

✔️ A snack station is also available where you could grab a quick 3-in-1 coffee! ☕

Our stay took us around an hour. We took the advantage that our driver is only waiting for us and he didn’t mention any time frame for us to finish. I will leave out the details on why this structure has been built and let you read it yourself once you pay a visit to this place. 🙂


Check out some of the photos I took during this visit.



Hope this blog post gives you an idea on how to get there!

Enjoy the sights and lights!



God bless!






Cebu – Sirao Flower Farm (Garden) 2018

Welcome to Sirao Flower Farm(Garden) – aka Cebu’s Little Amsterdam.

This is one of those successful unplanned trip. Been trying to complete my to do’s as I continue to enjoy my longer vacation here in Cebu. Gemma, one of my highschool buddies initiated this and instead of a simple lunch out/roaming around SM or Ayala, we took the high road! hahaa literally high  going up to Busay and beyond! This farm has been on my 2017 bucketlist and missed that chance last year, so it excites me to finally pay a visit!

How to get there:

Which ever part of Cebu you are from, Colon Street will be the best starting point. Head over to the side of UV (University of Visayas) and catch a jeepney #04C and stop at JY Square. Fare is at 7/- pesos.

From JY Square a line of motorcycle (habal-habal) driverswill approach you, offering their service.  One way to Sirao Flower Farm costs 75/- pesos per person. That means 150/- pesos 2 way. Each motorcycle can take 2 persons.

But we took the advantage of being there so we agreed on visiting Temple of Leah as well. Which costs us another 75/- pesos. So this trip basically charged us 300/- pesos each (1 person fare) for motorcycle transportation alone. The driver anyway will be stand by and will wait for you to finist. For this trip our habal-habal driver is named Randy. Sharing Temple of Leah visit in the next blog.

This ride took us around 30-45 minutes. We started at Sirao first then Temple of Leah.

Taxis are also available, but expect the costs to be higher than this! The last time I heard it runs up to 1500 – 2000 pesos (two way)

What can you do on site?

✓ Unlimited Selfies,

✓ Chill out some time and family/friends bonding.

✓ Coffee/snacks on site.

✓ They are also open to Pre-nup sessions which will cost 1500/- pesos.

Entrance Fee is @ 50/- pesos per person (as of Feb 2018)

Timing : 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Location: Brgy. Sirao Cebu City


It took as around 1 and half hour to finish the whole farm. There is so much to enjoy to if only we own our time but that duration was well spent! The flowers are blooming, the landscape is beautiful and view is fantastic!


Here are some of our photos.

That’s Gemma and this is the cafe inside Sirao Flower Farm.

A little background:

Sirao Flower Farm is also coined as Cebu’s Little Amsterdam. It has two windmills that seemed to bring you to that Amsterdam feels. Celosa flowers in red, yellow, fuchsia, and orange, sunflowers, gumamela, roses, french marigold ahito are those beautifully ararnged flowers that will greet you once you enter the site. The hillside landscape takes you to a bed of – – – flowers! Fresh air, colorful sight and the ambiance is just superb. These flowers especially the celosa could last up to 8-10 weeks in full bloom.

Checkout my Youtube video to see the view of this attractive farm!

Sirao Flower Farm, visited! ✓




God bless!








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Kayne Series (Vol. 4) – What’s on my Make Up kit?

Welcome to the 4th installation of Kayne Series

-the Getting to know the Blogger behind the blog version of yours truly.-

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This time, allow me to share what’s on my make up kit. Well, to be honest I’m not really a “make-up must have type of girl”. I go out of house with barely nothing or only with a face cream on. But when special occasions call for it, I have them handy. 🙂


Here’s what you can see inside my purse.

  • Blush on – Can’t recall the brand name but I bought it from Daiso 🙂
  • Blush on brush – from Avon
  • Mascara – Maybelline Hypercurl VolumExpress
  • Eyeliner/brow – Faceshop Lovely Autoliner (black no. 1)
  • CC Cream – Mary Kay very light Tres Claire
  • Eye shadow/brow brushes – from Clinique 
  • Eye Shadow – Nudes by H&M
  • Face Cream – L’occcetaine Reine Blanche
  • Face powder – Nichido Light 
  • Lipstick – MAC Lustre (red)

These are what I wear. Not everyday though, most of the time, I am all good with my basic 4: face cream, blush on, eyeliner and a lipstick. I’m not very particular with brands. In fact I don’t usually buy my make up, friends and families gave them to me. 😀

I don’t really have a specific brand to any of these. Sometimes I use Ponds or Olay for my face cream too. 🙂 I randomly pick one that may suit to my mood or maybe I should try one product? My cousin suggested a BB cream from Etude house too!

Well, I hope I answered those who asked me about this kikay side of me.

Tell me what do you have on your make up kit?



Read previous volumes of Kayne Series | Vol. 1 | Vol. 2 | Vol. 3




God bless,







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Cebu – City of Naga Boardwalk

City of NAGA, Cebu.

Photo Credit: Screenshot from Cebu Province PNP – Tourist Unit Facebook Page video.

My annual vacation corresponds to annual get together. Although I haven’t schedule for all this year, my bonding session with my cousins Clea (IG: @polarisceinture) and ChinChin (IG: @grecienechin2) is a must. This year we decided to visit Naga City Cebu Boardwalk.

Each city or town nowadays, tries to develop beautiful attractions in their locality to attract tourist. This is Naga City’s approach to it. This shoreline boardwalk costs around 62M running 195 meter in length. A beautiful spot to bond with family, friends and special someone. In fact, this visit is also my friend Dion’s Pre-valentine episode on hi YouTube account walakokasabotpasabtako; where we interviewed some people. Sharing that link shortly here > [ ]



A. From our location (Bulacao – opposite Asian College of Technology (ACT), we rode a multicab #44. The fare was at 14 Php per person. The one way ride took us around 35-40 minutes to reach Naga proper.

B. If you are from Cebu City, visit the South bus terminal and take a bus or a van and just inform your driver to drop you in the city proper of Naga or Naga church. Fare ranges from 30-40 Php per person.



  • A simple walk from end to end is a treat to our health!
  • Feel free to take photos of the boardwalk itself. A drone will be the best to capture the whole scenery.
  • The LOVE logo from the beginning is a box office.
  • Feel the breeze of the sea and have some snacks as you chill out in the benches available. A beautiful view of chartered vessels is also in the horizon.
  • I guess a pre-nup session will do (not quiet sure though if it is free) but I guess it is as of now.
  • Unli-selfie from all corners of the boardwalk.
  • In our case, we took coverage for Dion’s walakokasabotpasabtako YouTube channel and did some interviews.
The struggle is real to take this jump shot! haha but I totally enjoyed it. Thanks for taking the pic Mareng Dion 🙂


Aside from the boardwalk, the city of Naga’s park also offers a museum, a football field, children’s park, a lighthouse and for those people seeking an adrenaline rush, they also have their version of a 200 meters zipline. Haven’t had the chance to try it though.

Don’t expect too much though, it’s a simple boardwalk. When the twilight hits, the tree with led lights decoration comes alive and it adds beauty to the boardwalk. It is sometimes used to house a few tables and chairs for a dinner under the moonlight.



Both ends have food courts, restaurants and coffee shop nearby. This time we had dinner at Ostings! Located at the end of the boardwalk. We had a platter of rice, sisig, bam-i, litson kawali and their house specialty – chopseuy! All four of us agreed they have a delicious array of food! Plus our server Angel was so kind and accomodating! Below Ostings’ is a pizza/pasta resto too. There are other stalls and a barbeque stations as well.

This view is taken from Osting’s restaurant view of the boardwalk.



  • Timing: 5AM to 2AM, Mondays to Sundays
  • Entrance fee: None as of the moment
  • Corkage fee: Not applicable. Feel free to bring your own but make sure you bring with you your own garbage.


This was a short visit, yet we had fun and you could give it a try too!


Sharing my cousin’s vlog for this trip. Follow her YouTube Channel Clea Belt.



God bless!

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The Advantages Of Learning The English Language

The English language is the main language in many countries.

It is also the second language used in many other countries besides their main language. The English language is widely used almost everywhere, both spoken and in written form.

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There are many reasons why we should learn English.

If you intend to work in one of the international companies, the ability to speak and write English fluently will be beneficial. Most employers would prefer employing someone who is fluent in English than someone who is not.

So if you need to learn English or improve your speaking skill, you can easily do it by using an educational app.

The English language is widely used in the business world. If you are doing international business transactions and communications such as emails, letters, contracts, reports, etc., are mostly written in English. Business meetings are also mostly conducted in the English language. Those who are fluent in English will have better business opportunities.

In today’s technology, most of the computer software programs are written in English. In order to use these softwares, you will need to be able to read, understand and write in English. Many students all over the world have to be proficient and skilled in this language to compete in the career world. The English language is also used in many research articles, books and materials used for higher learning.

As an international tourist, the ability to communicate in the English language will make your travel more meaningful and enjoyable. Making enquiries at hotels, restaurants, making purchases at stores or asking for directions from passers-by will be possible as most of the people are able to communicate in simple English to some degree.

For those who want to learn or improve your English language skill, you can download the best Apple tutoring app for free on your Apple smart phone.

With this tutoring app, you can access many video and audio teachings by many brilliant, award-winning professors and experts in their field. You can learn at your own pace from anywhere, at any time. You can use the free trial period to check out the app.