The Author

Danica Airelle Marasigan, or Danica/ Dani is an analyst in a Financial Research company. Writing has been her medium of expression for unraveling her thoughts and creativity, sometimes personal insights and bottled emotions. Food and travel are two of her greatest passions. When not busy with her day job, she enjoys exploring a new restaurant or discovering new recipes in the kitchen. For her, food is one of the best ways to celebrate the joyous life she has. She travels from time to time to indulge her reflective spirit and satiate her curiosity for new people, places, and experiences. Traveling renews her soul and enriches her mind. This blog became a platform to honor these two passions through writing.


A Diamond in the Rough 

Thinking of the name of this blog was easy. Diamond in the Rough was a column name for a newspaper back in college, where the blogger was a Features Editor.  Diamond in the Rough means a person with hidden exceptional traits but awaiting perfect timing to shine. Like the precious diamond, it needs to be polished and undergo pressure to reveal its genuine beauty. Each one of us has an inner diamond that can only be unearthed when we allow ourselves to be refined by the challenges and adversities.


The Blog

Diamond in the Rough will be an instrument to magnify God’s grace by using the talent He has given to me.

The blog will be a testament to my food and travel journey. It will feature interesting food finds, new restaurants, recipes, gastronomic adventures, beautiful places here and abroad, travel itineraries, tips, insights and profound life experiences.

The goal of this blog is also to showcase the featured products and services of entrepreneurs in the food and tourism industry, to help them promote their businesses.


Disclosure Policy

This policy is valid from 02 February 2018

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact danicairelle@gmail.com.

This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion, and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

The owner(s) of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owners. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

This blog does contain content which might present a conflict of interest. This content may not always be identified.