Jerico Rosales and Kim Jones’ Wedding

Jerico and Kim's Wedding

Last May 1, 2014, there’s a couple who exchanged their vows in the island of paradise, Boracay. TV host-model Kim Jones is a Filipino-British that grew up in Australia cought the heart of one of Philippines’ most outstanding TV and movie actor, Jerico Rosales. Jerico and Kim met at a group dinner set by their common friend Dominic Ochoa who is also an actor. The two have dated for two months and then became an official couple last 2011. On August 4, 2013, in the middle of their Sunday service in the New Life Church in Alabang, Jerico borrowed five minutes from the pastor’s time and started speaking onstage and proceeded to propose to KimThe pastors gave their blessings and prayed for their everlasting love.

Watch Jerico Rosales proposal to Kim:

They say that Kim’s affection for children and her sweetness are what won Jerico’s love the most. Jerico and Kim decided to have their wedding at Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa because of the quality of their Boracay accommodations and services. They even reserved the three places of the beach hotel. The actual wedding ceremony happened at the Cielo Open Air Resto for cocktails and at the beach front for the dinner and program.

Jerico and Kim were both emotional while they said their vows. In the video, you can see the happiness on their faces and the support of their friends and family. The 8 minute video shows the highlight of their wedding and also features the couple’s and the guests’ other activities such as playing volleyball, dancing and fooling around, all taken by videographer Bob Nicolas.

Watch the wedding video of Jerico and Kim:

In the first week of June, the newlyweds had their chance to spend their honeymoon in Tokyo. Kim said, “We want to travel. We want to see the world together as a married couple. We just want to be together”. This year, Jerico and Kim are planning to go on Jerico’s professional trips in Europe and US together. This just proves that the two can’t be separated from each other from now on which is kinda sweet, really. Let’s congratulate the newlyweds and wish them all the best—cheers to more love and a happy life.

5 Tips to get a Cheap Hotel Accommodations

Wanna have a relaxing vacation, but have no budget for it or can’t afford hotel accommodations? Well, let me give you some tips that may help you to get a low price deal with good services for hotel accommodations.

Time

Hotel Accommodations

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Christmas, Lenten and Summer—these are the seasons where most of the hotels are jacking up the rate of their rooms, especially those located on the beach seaside which are very most common travel destination. During peak season, there are many local or foreign tourists around the beach who’re willing to pay for high rates for accommodations. But many of us are not like them. If you want to save money and have limited budget for a travel vacation, you must know the right time when to go. Go on a vacation around midyear when kids are in school and others are done with their vacation. But be updated on the weather since June to August is usually rainy. There are some hotels that offer some promo discounts when the number of tourists is lower than the rest of the year.

Hotel Membership

Search and subscribe to hotel membership promotions that can be used at any of their local and international branches. Being one of the loyal members of a hotel has many advantages. They will give you standard discounts and freebies among others. Some hotels with membership privileges come with points per booking that can be redeemed as a reward or benefits for your next booking. Usually, hotel members also get high priority service.

Self-catering Accommodation

If you strictly have a low budget and that you only want to have a break free from stress and relax in one place for a week or so, consider a self-catering accommodation. This means booking with a condo unit that offers leasing or on a guest house where you can stay with other guests. Guest house-ing is like renting a room in one house and sharing a common bathroom with the other tenants. If you’re not choosy, plan to stay in a hotel for a whole day, and if you can live without concierge, restaurant, bar and wifi, then include this in your option. Choose a place that is in the vicinity of many bars and restaurants or a place that is near the central market. Also include some food that can be stored and eaten easily, preferably canned or bagged food like chips, sausages, soda cracker or canned tuna.

Bargain and Negotiate

Search for a hotel with good services over the internet then starts negotiation over the phone. Speak with the friendly manager or a guest relation officer then ask if they can give you a special price as a first-time guest. Also ask if they have or can give you a special package that counts out the rates for the amenities that you don’t plan to use such as spa, gym and swimming pool. If your vacation is on the beach, you don’t need a swimming pool, spa, and gym. I’m pretty sure that you will have no time to use those since there’s the beach and other land activities around the beach that you can spend your whole day doing.

Package Deals

boracay accommodations

 

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Nowadays, there are many travel agencies offering tour packages for vacations and getaways. Vacation trip to Palawan, Camarines Sur and Boracay accommodations are the most common deals that you can get online with some inclusions such as outdoor activities and a tour around their landmark places. But make sure to engage only with a trusted agency by checking to their company background so read reviews that can also be found online. Some travel agencies require a minimum number of people for a deal. The more the merrier, so why don’t you to come with your friends? This can also lessen the bills you’re going to pay by sharing the accommodation fee with your friends.