BIRTHDAY BLOWOUT: ORIGINAL PENGUIN

As we welcome the New Year, Original Penguin goes by Oscar Wilde’s quote: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” Blogging for more than five years already, I’ve learned that to make it in this business, you have to be yourself. I know it sounds cliché but it’s the truth! Always showing that you’re passionate about what you do makes people interested because you’re inspiring them. Being approachable… Read more

GUAM: A SHOPPER’S PARADISE

So you’ve seen all the touristy places I’ve visited in Guam, but really, my main agenda was to visit the island for the Shop Guam Festival (SGF). Guam is beyond your typical paradise. Aside from the scenic beaches, the rich culture and thrilling adventures, the island is also known as every shopper’s ultimate paradise because everything here is completely tax-free. Need I say more? Tumon is undeniably… Read more

MORNINGS IN GUAM

All the bars/clubs in Guam close at 2am so we always get to wake up earlier than usual and enjoy our breakfast! The food servings in Guam are HUGE (not to mention delicious)! If you want to bulk up, book a trip to Guam and stay there for a month. Haha! All our meals were as heavy as this (this is just for Camille and I)! If you’re… Read more

GUAM: INARAJAN NATURAL POOL

Out of all the places we’ve visited in Guam, this has got to be my favorite. There’s nothing more majestic than a natural salt water pool wherein the ocean waves reach at least 6-feet high as they approach the pool. Then the waves come to a calm, clear, quiet water once it hits the natural reef barriers. The park also has a small concrete tower about 6 feet high where… Read more

GUAM: FISH EYE MARINE PARK

After exploring UnderWater World, it’s time to experience the real deal at Guam’s Fish Eye Marine Park! You will be welcomed by a 1000-foot long wooden boardwalk going to the observatory. The boardwalk has covered rest areas where you can stop and watch the fish and enjoy the fresh ocean air (or in my case, para di umitim lol). Once at the observatory, the 360-degree upper deck allows you… Read more

TALOFOFO BEACH

Hafa Adai from Talofofo beach! Don’t you just love the Chamorro language? Everything’s so catchy! Haha! Pardon me, my mind likes to wander to far away places when I write. Anyway, on our third day of touring, we headed to Jeff’s Pirates Cove in Talofofo Beach for a nice, quiet lunch by the beach. I know all my beach outfits are all similar from each other but this has… Read more