Coron Weekend 2016

I almost forgot about this trip. See, I bought my airline ticket on a whim (well, I mostly book flights on a whim) about 8 months before the actual trip so I only remembered it about 2 weeks before. Which meant I had to scramble to find a place to stay in a very small... Continue Reading →

All in all, it was an easy and relaxing morning. Perfect for a broken heart seeking comfort from a good friend, good chocolate, and a chilly morning.

Pinto Art Museum and The Pililla Windmills

I really loved the whole place. It's the "God-if-I'm-filthy-rich-my-house-would-look-like-this" kind of love. The structures are beautiful and interestingly phased, doorways (and yeah, I really have a thing for doors and doorways) are framed by foliage, the gardens beckon you to step out under the sun, and there are corners that compel you to sit and stay a while.

From sea to mountain

Month one of 2016 saw me on a weekend trip up North with my STORM loves. Good thing about this? I didn't have to do/plan anything. I just paid my share of the expenses and showed up on time. Best thing about this? I got to spend a weekend with some of the funnest, funniest, craziest people I got the privilege of knowing.

June 2015: Siem Reap, Cambodia

Knowing this exchange rate would help you in moments of doubt: $1 = 4,000 Riel. Remember that when a mischievous ten-year-old monk charges you a dollar to use the toilet that costs 500 Riel per use after you tell him you don't have carry the currency.

In case my blog and Instagram posts haven't made it clear enough, I will set it straight here: I am a beach person. So, I was surprised when I said "yeah, sure" when one of my friends asked if I wanted to go hiking up with them to Mt. Manabu.

Crystal Beach, Zambales 2015

I woke up one February morning with a text message from my sister saying she wants to go to a beach. Any beach. So, 15 minutes later, we're booked for a weekend in Crystal Beach. I didn't even have to get up from my bed. Oh, the wonders of technology.

Of Jellyfish Encounters and Stargazing

Borawan Island is a play on Boracay and Palawan, as homage for the sand of the former and the rock formations of the latter. No offense to the person who named it (or even to the people who make their living there), but they only got the rock formations right. Boracay sands it isn't, so we dubbed it "Batawan" instead (as in, sands of Batangas and rock formations of Palawan).

Hanging out at the top of the light tower then eating our lunch on the steps shaded by trees and sunbathing on this flat platform on top of the islet where there's absolutely no shade.

This trip was one of those "oh, there's a seat sale, let's go" kind of trip. I have a lot of those, apparently. The difference with this one, however, is that it's the first time I'm going to Puraran. Actually, it's the first time I ever set foot on the island of Catanduanes. Catanduanes is... Continue Reading →

Good Friday in Intramuros

I have mentioned before (like, so many times already) that my favorite place in Manila is Intramuros. I could, and have, gladly spend a day there just exploring or hanging out. I also previously wrote a blog about a DIY Intramuros Tour that I did a couple of months back. I mentioned that Intramuros on... Continue Reading →

Foodie Saturday in Pampanga

I've been spending way too much time buried in my books and/or having Blue Bloods marathons that when Abby e-mailed that we do a Pampanga food trip for the long weekend, I decided to go. Pampanga is a province with a road distance of approximately 90km north of Metro Manila. It is a province rich... Continue Reading →

Singapore-Malaysia 2010

Transferred from my old blog. The much-awaited and planned trip with Sister K!. I got my ticket last year and we decided to go September 2010. But because Sister K is making the move from PAL to Unilab this July, we decided to go July instead. After weeks of questions (go to Malaysia too, or... Continue Reading →

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