86
moiragallaga profile image

moiragallaga

Moira Garcia Gallaga

Joined 3 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal. Last activity 10 days ago.

Recently resigned civil servant from the Philippine Foreign Service due to health reasons. Specializes in Protocol and served 3 Philippine Presidents as Presidential Protocol Officer. Had the opportunity to travel extensively as part of her work and the privilege of discovering and exploring new places, cultures and peoples. Also assigned along with her diplomat husband and son in Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles and Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C. for 3 years and 3 and a half years, respectively.


She enjoys reading books, trying out new cuisines, fashion, yoga, scuba diving (certified PADI Rescue diver), football (soccer), biking in the countryside, travel, and the beach, among other things. 

She is opinionated, headstrong, adventurous and uncompromising. 

You can also find me at:

Ezine Articles

Football Speak

Blogwatch.tv

My Content: Hubs, Answers, and Forums

Show: All
  • All
  • HubPages Tutorials and Community (6)
  • All
  • Business and Employment (1)
  • Education and Science (2)
  • Entertainment and Media (3)
  • Family and Parenting (3)
  • Food and Cooking (2)
  • Gender and Relationships (4)
  • Health (6)
  • Holidays and Celebrations (1)
  • HubPages Tutorials and Community (2)
  • Personal Finance (1)
  • Politics and Social Issues (2)
  • Religion and Philosophy (1)
  • Technology (3)
  • Travel and Places (1)
  • All
  • Books, Literature, and Writing (3)
  • Business and Employment (1)
  • Entertainment and Media (1)
  • Food and Cooking (4)
  • Gender and Relationships (5)
  • Health (8)
  • Holidays and Celebrations (5)
  • Home (1)
  • Politics and Social Issues (5)
  • Religion and Philosophy (1)
  • Sports and Recreation (4)
  • Technology (3)
  • Travel and Places (7)
  • 0

    Barcelona: Vibrant and Defiant City

    10 days ago

    A guide to the wonders of the beautiful city of Barcelona.

  • 0

    Icing on the Cake: Best Pastry Shops of Paris

    2 years ago

    The world has historically looked to Paris when it comes to style, romance, and, of course, pastries. Travelers will certainly fall in love with these stylish patisseries that are city favorites. From the perfect...

  • 10

    The Choreography of Our Life

    2 years ago

    Life is like a dance, and you can choreograph it.

  • 4

    Scuba 102: Scuba Equipment You Need to Have

    2 years ago

    Scuba diving is rapidly gaining and popularity. This water activity requires special equipment in order to conduct it safely and to maximize the enjoyment of the experience of exploring the underwater world.

  • 3

    Distance as Time

    4 months ago

    A poem about a wanderer who reckons time according to the distance he has traveled

  • 2

    Alkaline Ionized Water and Its Benefits

    4 months ago

    When you buy water and they say its alkaline or alkaline ionized, make sure you ask what's the PH balance issued by a water regulatory body after they had certified the water test and if it is regulated properly and all...

  • 5

    Top 5 Must See TV Series

    12 months ago

    Five entertaining and must-see TV series for your viewing pleasure.

  • 10

    Bali: Quench your Thirst for Shopping

    2 years ago

    Bali is usually known for sun, sand, sea and fun, including the drinking and partying kind. What people who have been to Bali have also found out is that it is a good place to go do some shopping. For those who...

  • 3

    AQUAHEALTH Alkaline Ionized Water for a Healthy Life

    2 years ago

    The health benefits of Alkaline Ionized drinking water

  • 9

    Burgeoning Population Growth

    14 months ago

    Negative impact of rapid population growth, especially for developing countries, and the urgent to address this important and vital issue.

  • 5

    It's More Fun in the Philippines: Boosting Philippine Tourism through Soccer

    2 years ago

    A significant number of Filipinos plays soccer, but the sport doesn't have a large profile in the country. There are provincial hotbeds for the sport but its national profile hasn't been as huge as basketball. That is...

  • 14

    Top 10 Countries with the Highest Life Expectancy

    2 years ago

    The top 10 countries with the highest life expectancy rates.

  • 4

    Formaggio Italiano: How the Boot Does Cheese

    2 years ago

    Italy boasts more than 450 cheeses. Many of these are made by traditional methods in their regions of origin. From Asiago to Pecorino Romano, Italian cheeses are among the world's most favorite and are enjoyed in Italy...

  • 2

    The Many Reasons I Love Christmas

    2 years ago

    The Many Reasons I Love Christmas.

  • 3

    Flying Solo: Tips for Single Female Travellers, The Red Light District, Amsterdam

    2 years ago

    Are you a solo, independent female travelling to Amsterdam and thinking of exploring De Wallen, the red light district on your own? The area is in a historical part of the city, and is quite the unique travel...

  • 4

    Ancient Celebrations of the Christmas Holiday

    2 years ago

    People celebrated Christmas or Christmas-like celebrations years ago before the birth of Jesus Christ, and each culture had its own celebration and myth.

  • 4

    A Powerful and Feminine Woman - Is it Possible?

    23 months ago

    Our notions of what it means to be feminine and what it means to be powerful have changed over the years. Is it possible to be feminine and powerful at the same time? Do modern notions of what it means to be a woman...

  • 11

    Scuba Dive, Come Join the Party!

    2 years ago

    One of the more popular recreational activities is scuba diving. The sport gets a great deal of attention from the more adventurous segment of the modern population. Scuba diving is unique among the world's sports in...

  • 4

    Amanpulo Island in the Phillippines

    2 years ago

    Your visit to Amanpulo Island in The Philippines starts even before you get there! Upon arrival at the Manila International Airport, you are met at the terminal and whisked off to the hotel's own private plane, which in...

  • 6

    Bacon from Heaven: Tocino del Cielo

    2 years ago

    Tocino del Cielo is a classic Spanish dessert. As much as the people of Spain prefer cakes and pastries for breakfast rather than desserts after a meal, there are many great dessert recipes from Spain. An exquisite...

  • 5

    Soccer 101

    2 years ago

    Basic information about the world's most popular sport, football, and its most prestigious tournament, the World Cup.

  • 9

    Beauty in Living

    4 months ago

    A short poem about finding meaning in life

  • 11

    Female World Leaders

    2 years ago

    The 21st Century will see a rapid expansion of female leadership in countries around the world. As global educational standards allow more opportunities for education and knowledge, women are taking their rightful place...

  • 10

    Can the World Cope With a Population of 7 Billion and Counting?

    2 years ago

    The world has been abuzz with news of the birth of the 7th billionth child. Humanity is facing the reality of over population. The biggest challenge faced on this issue is how to manage the challenges that come with...

  • 10

    Life's a Journey Not a Destination; Veer Off The Path Once in a While

    2 years ago

    I have to make this clear from the very beginning of this article. Most people are too busy trying to earn a living that they simply neglect to live. The truth is that there is more to life than just making money. There...

  • 4

    Special in Touch

    4 months ago

    A poem about feelings expressed through the sense of touch

  • 6

    Interesting Facts About Absinthe

    2 years ago

    With its essential ingredients of wormwood and anise, few would have marked absinthe out for greatness. Yet, this mysterious green concoction has attained almost legendary and certainly mysterious status as a historic...

  • 2

    Saving Energy for Kids - Teach your Child the Importance of Saving Energy

    23 months ago

    It is our duty to teach our child good values as they are growing up. All our efforts will be wasted if we do not teach our children basic values that will help them become productive members of society.

  • 1

    Iguazu Falls: UNESCO World Heritage Site

    4 months ago

    In Brazil, near Rio de Janeiro, and between the boundaries of Argentina and Brazil, there are waterfalls known as Iguazu Falls, which are unlike any waterfalls in the world.

  • 6

    Alternative Energy from the Ocean (OTEC)

    10 days ago

    In 1881, a French Engineer, Jacques D’Arsonval introduced a process for Renewable and Alternate Energy Generation from ocean by using temperature difference between the surface and the depths of the ocean. This...

  • 0

    Vampires-The Romantic Ideology behind Them

    10 days ago

    Vampires have become increasingly popular in today's culture.They have dominated popular literature, TV as well as motion pictures.They have been portrayed in a romantic, harmless and non-threatening light, unlike their...

  • 5

    Freedom of Information Act in the Philippines

    2 years ago

    Many people are quite confused about President PNoy's intentions as he seems to be sending mixed signals regarding Freedom of Information Act.

  • 6

    Argentina Travel - Buenos Aires, Mar del Plata, Iguazú Falls

    10 days ago

    The colorful country of Argentina is THE place to be in South America if you’re looking for a good time on your vacation.

  • 0

    Ideas for Halloween Window Decorations

    2 years ago

    Christmas is not the only holiday when people decorate their homes and make them shine. There are several ways to do the same on Halloween as well. The following are some ideas you might be interested in implementing:

  • 5

    5 Signs He's Not Interested in You

    10 days ago

    There are a lot of girls these days who ask questions about how to know when a particular guy is not interested in her or is not ready to commit. Well, there are a lot of things that you can do which will give you a...

  • 4

    Body Language for Business Success

    10 days ago

    Establishing a very good and solid communication bridge linking you and your clients is one of the surest ways of staying ahead of your competitors in the business world. Body language is an important component of this...

  • 3

    Skechers Women's Shape-Ups Toners

    21 months ago

    Shoes that help people work their leg muscles are nothing new to the market but it is only recently that their popularity has risen to new levels.

  • 5

    Angry Birds Costumes: A Unique Idea For Halloween Costume for the Family

    23 months ago

    Halloween is here and like always the question is what character to become this year! Well, here is an idea how about one of the angry birds from the very popular game.

  • 0

    Making Sure He is in to You

    10 days ago

    One of the most elusive things in life is finding that special someone and next is how to maintain the relationship. There are a number of things that women have to keep in mind for ensuring that love remains in the...

  • 3

    Dating Rules- On a First Date, Manners Matter

    4 months ago

    A light take on dating with some useful tips for men.

  • 6

    3 Spooky Locations for Outdoor Halloween Parties

    3 years ago

    Fed up of the same old Halloween party, bobbing for apple indoors? Why not take the fright and fun outside, using different locations to give your party a spooky edge? This article outlines 3 ideas for outdoors...

  • 0

    What Makes a Hurricane So Dangerous?

    2 years ago

    If you are prone to hurricane threat then update yourself with the right hurricane info from time to time. Better planning and following the accurate hurricane safety tips can minimize the damage to a very extent.

  • 6

    Building Relationships Through Communication

    2 years ago

    This article examines the key elements to maintaining a healthy relationship. With a specific focus on communication and trust, this article highlights ways for partners to get the most out of their relationship. By...

  • 2

    How to Create a Child-Friendly Garden

    2 years ago

    What children want from a garden is often very different to what adults want. While parents wish for comfortable garden furniture and a vegetable patch, children would like to play in the mud, climb trees, play hide and...

  • 9

    What Really is Renewable Energy?

    10 days ago

    With the advent of global warming, we all have to find a way to make things better for our poor suffering planet. The best way that this can be done is by using renewable energy that does not harm the atmosphere, but...

  • 7

    Safety Measures During an Earthquake

    4 months ago

    Some helpful tips and advice to increase your chances to survive the effects and deal with the aftermath of an earthquake.

  • 12

    How to Stay Awake During Road Trips

    11 months ago

    Road trips are a lot of fun, but they can also make a driver drowsy. Here are some easy tips to stay alert while on a road trip.

  • 5

    Win Back That Loving Feeling

    4 months ago

    After being together for a while, people start taking each other for granted and lose some of the magic from the early days. If a couple are prepared to put a little bit of effort into their relationship, it is possible...

      Please wait working