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About morenabeachbum

i love the beach--sand--sun--waves--tan lines--the sound of the waves--the feeling of sand slipping through my toes--i love the OCEAN!--i am an island girl through and through--i LOVE the PHILIPPINES--i am a FILIPINA--i love the smell of fresh cut grass--i love being outdoors--sitting or lying down on the grass is fun--soaking up the sun is even better--i love FOOTBALL--best sport in the world!--i like to think about the good times and smile about them--i wonder a lot about the could have beens in my life but i DONT REGRET--im secure with myself--i say what i wanna say--i'm liberated--i hate people who are "fake"--i'm very straight forward--i am vain--i love taking pictures of myself #selfie--im MORENA (Spanish for tanned/dark (dark hair, eyes, skin)) & i love my skin color! #notowhhiteningproducts #blech--i love love LOVE to shop--i'm actually an impulsive buyer *cringe*--i love learning about other people's cultures--i love traveling--wanderlust--i love learning new languages--im thirsty for adventure--i also love gummy bears, almond snickers and gushers--cheerios is the best breakfast cereal ever--i love green apples dipped in peanut butter or cookie butter from Trader Joe's--i also love peanut butter sandwiches with slices of banana in them--random... very random I am--i love looking for the best bargain places--i never hold back when it comes to love--i love with both my heart & my soul (take it, just take it all! LOL)--im a hopeless romantic--i can be pretty moody at times so i suggest you steer clear of me when i'm at that point (just sayin... you have been warned)--i miss playing football (aka soccer) regularly--i miss my college football team and my teammates (hey guys!)--i am enjoying my life--i'm crazy--hyper--im short--im talkative--i'm real--i'm a bit of a neat freak--bossy, too at times (oh well, just keepin' it real)--i am ME-- xoxo, morenabeachbum


The heat is picking up in Bali, and while most people enjoy topping up their tan while zooming around on a scooter, there are some, who, like me, wouldn’t mind the comfort of an air-conditioned car once in a while. … Continue reading

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Go-Jek Indonesia: PROS and CONS

Getting around Bali can get frustrating at times — crazy traffic, TOO MANY motorbikes that overtake you on both sides, really narrow roads suited for just 1 car (but miraculously can actually fit 2), etc. Going anywhere, at least for me, … Continue reading

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Happy 117th Independence Day, Philippines!

🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭 #FilipinoAndProud

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Morenabeachbum Moves To Bali: Hitting The 1-Month Mark

Tomorrow (June 12) marks my first month in Bali. But, because tomorrow is Philippine Independence Day, I’m saving that for a different special post. #FilipinoAndProud #HappyIndependenceDayPilipinas For now, it’s all about my first 31 days living in the Island of Gods. … Continue reading

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Happy Hump Day Wednesday! 


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Reality Bites: Living and Working In A Vacation Spot

Everyone loves a good holiday. What with the amazing beaches, great food, chill atmosphere and of course not to mention all the different activities and adventures available. But what happens when that little slice of paradise becomes your new home … Continue reading

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Life starts NOW… LIVE it! 


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Reasons why I LOVE BALI!

Less words, more pictures. Reasons why I ❤ Bali!      Indonesian food! So good… so cheap!  Nasi Campur – IDR10,000 ($0.76) Corn – IDR5,000 ($0.38) Eat all you BBQ – IDR57,500 ($4.40)

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Mozzie Magnet No More: Mosquito Repellent Alternatives and Tips and Tricks

Planning to spend your holidays in the tropics? Why the heck not! What with it’s warm weather, gorgeous beaches, breathtaking views… simply paradise! But with vacationing in the tropics comes its downside — mosquito bites. Lots and lots of them. … Continue reading

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Leaving Philippines: 10 Things I Am Going To Miss

Having lived in the Philippines for the last 14 years of my life, I’m certainly going to miss a few things — from the food, to the people, to the culture, to simple everyday things. Here they are. 10. My friends and … Continue reading

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