2016 PHILIPPINES’ BEST Travel and Leisure BLOGGER FINALIST: My Passion arises from the HEART. 

Doubts were looming overhead like a dark clouds following me wherever I go. Dragging myself back, attempting to evade myself from entertaining my skepticism.

I told myself that I won’t lose anything if I try, but instead I would probably have hit something if ever I try. My hearts impulse and my mind analysis were fighting as if they never have done any team works before. I closed the window of my brain for a while and listen to the pulses of my heart, then my heart began to palpitate like as if my adventurous soul have just met another adrenaline adventure. My passion arises from the heart and sounds like traveling to the truth of finally passing over to the other side of the bridge and embrace what was waiting for me there.


I hit the button that says register here with an only courage from deep within to somehow try, and not expecting anything. It demanded me a while to decide, I read back the instruction that says, the registration will only be accepted before 11:59 PM on September 30, 2016. It was September 29, 2016 right after my dinner where I finally had enough courage to register my blog and just a few hours after that, I got an email that says I’m one of the nominees for the Philippines’ Best Blogger 2016.

I was speechless and elated, knowing that I’m now part of The Philippine Bloggers Awards 2016. Then another email arrived early in the morning just about 2:00 am that says, your website has been verified and used this second -phase of validation code for 2016 PHILIPPINES’ BEST BLOGGER under the Category of Travel and Leisure. I was then very happy during that time, I told myself that I won’t be expecting anything, considering the fact that there were brilliant, responsible and deserving bloggers all over the Philippines who could get it to the final round.


October 1, of 2016 around 3:39 am to be exact, an email that motivates and had made me realize that I should always believed to whatever talent that God has given me, by letting God known and be recognized through my works. The happiness you get when you don’t expect something to arrive, but you hope for it is like watching a magic show, you caught yourself appreciating everything and that takes in your happiness genuine and extraordinary.

So I woke up early in the morning while groping my smart phone that was peacefully placed on the side of my bed while rubbing my well rested eyes. I turn it on and my index finger reached the screen while pointing exactly to a mobile data so I can finally check emails, blog notifications and my social media accounts.

Exactly that moment, I read the email that was sent to me and brought good news that I’m one of the Finalist for  “2016 Philippines’ Best Travel and Leisure Blogger.” I couldn’t elucidate the happiness I had during that morning, and I thank God for granting me the opportunity to showcase His wonderful creation by sharing my adventures and the beauty of our Mother Nature.

After passing the site validation and verification and has been active among hundreds of registered bloggers for this award. There were only 29 Bloggers from different categories that was blessed to have earned it to the final round for “2016 Philippines’ Best Blogger” Casting of votes will start today October 1, 2016 until October 31, 2016.

If you wish to support Thelittlelai: Beyond limits and you reckon that I deserved this award for “2016 Philippines’ Best Travel and Leisure Blogger” kindly check Lagawan.org Facebook Page and look for The Little Lai: Beyond limits to their album “2016 Philippines’ Best Bloggers Awards Finalist ” and kindly hit like and that serves as your vote.

Thank you so much and God bless us all.



  1. I voted. Hoping for the best! Congrats on making it this far!
    Just to clarify something. You may have seen a picture posted last night on my blog. Yes, my joker friend struck again. This time with my children’s help! See what you have to look froward to with kids! LOL! Anyway you can comment on it, my kids will get a kick out of people liking it, even if its turning my face red, Ha! Its at the end of the comments on Friday’s post or Wednesday’s or Tuesday’s. Yup, they really went all out!
    Have a great day!

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  2. Congratulations! Truly deserving of such accolade… Continue to inspire people to write and entertain us with what our country has to offer. I wish you all the best!

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  3. Congratulations. It is not easy having to compete with all the others. Pero the thing is, you are not competing. But having been involved like this, now you see how you do compared to others. The question is, what are you going to do moving forward? How are you going to improve?


  4. Congratulations on being a finalist! I bet this is an exciting moment for you. I believe na aside from being our worst critics, we should also be our greatest cheerleader. So I admire your courage in putting your reservations aside and submitting your blog. Best of luck to you!

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  5. Wowww! What an amazing achievement for youuu. I hope to get to that stage one day as well. Congratulations! Even being nominated is a great achievement hehe. Hope you win!!!

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  6. Hello Johna,
    Thank you so much for your kind words. You’ll surely be getting one of the many other awards soon, just keep writing. Just like what you have said, being nominated is already a great achievement. So win or lose, I’m happy.


  7. Congratulations to you! I am glad that you are presented with an award you truly deserve 🙂 Win or lose, just know that your passion took you this far, and hopefully there would be more awards in the future! 🙂

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  8. Wow! This is awesome! I pray for your success and will support you here! Keep us posted for any updates regarding this! Wish you nothing but happiness. We all deserve it 🙂


  9. Congrats Lai!! I love that it’s for a cause and not just about being a popular blogger. What got me was the essay writing part since I really love writing. Not expecting anything too. I’m just happy I tried. 😊

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  10. You deserve the award, man! You are a machine. I love your posts. It’s informative, entertaining, and easy to read. Keep it up and start preparing a trophy case because awards will come sooner than later.

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  11. Congrats on an awesome milestone, Lai. I already voted.

    But you know what, award or not, the most important thing is that you continue to inspire other people with your stories. ❤

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  12. Congratulations Lalai! Keep it up!. And yeah, you should just believe in yourself. And seeing your blog, it is really inspiring and motivational. 🙂 Bring home the bacon! Good luck!

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