Scuba Diving: World War II Shipwrecks in Coron, Palawan, Philippines

I was a total advanced open water newbie when I flew to Coron, Palawan in early 2016. My buoyancy was still a work in progress that time so please bear with the dizzying shots (I’m still a newbie now though! 🙂 ). Clips were taken with Gopro Hero3, with no vid light, only red filter.  Coron is … More Scuba Diving: World War II Shipwrecks in Coron, Palawan, Philippines

Solo Travelers’ Bittersweet Fate (featuring Banaue, Ifugao, Philippines)

“Music saves the soul.” Play softly while you read. People think we are fearless. We are not afraid to wander to places we’ve never been; walking anonymously along the dusty road of a rural town and smile to people as if you’ve met a familiar face. We have all the fun in the world; we celebrate life with … More Solo Travelers’ Bittersweet Fate (featuring Banaue, Ifugao, Philippines)

SCUBASURA: Cleaning up the Waters of Puerto Galera

http://www2.padi.com/blog/2017/02/02/scubasura-cleaning-waters-puerto-galera/ I wrote an article for one of my favorite dive centers in the Philippines – Scuba for Change in puerto galera. PADI has published it, use the link above. Yey! Congrats again SFC peeps for the SCUBASURA success. More power to you guys, and continue diving for a cause. . ————– Written by Denice … More SCUBASURA: Cleaning up the Waters of Puerto Galera

Hiccups in Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines

Realization: indeed it is more fun in the Philippines. However, uplifting the archipelago’s tourism through purposeful ads here and there inviting millions of tourists worldwide is unintentionally desecrating the little towns too small to handle massive swarm of people. I felt like Sagada is one of the many little boroughs that has been imprisoned by this harsh truth. Ever … More Hiccups in Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines

Ilocos Region, Philippines – Photo Diary Part II

It’s been a year since I, with my family, explored the Ilocos Region, Philippines. I can vividly remember how we rode the extremely cold sleeper bus for the first time and endured an almost 10-hour long trip. I’ve been to Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte a long time ago  but I didn’t mind traveling back there to … More Ilocos Region, Philippines – Photo Diary Part II

The Secrets of a Modern Mermaid (featuring Anda, Bohol)

“Music saves the soul.” Play softly while you read. https://od.lk/s/MTJfMzkwMjk5Nl8/Oh%20Wonder%20-%20Shark.mp3 Music: Shark by Oh Wonder She worships the euphoric sun and weeps with the melancholic rain. She spends her days staring at the infinite ocean and listening to the crashing of waves. She is made of sand and water; she is meant to swim away … More The Secrets of a Modern Mermaid (featuring Anda, Bohol)

Nostalgia – Coming Back to my Home Town and Enchanted Kingdom – Laguna, Philippines

My most favourite place on earth during my early youthful innocent years, Enchanted Kingdom, the theme park in the town I used to live in, has been one of my most joyful day-long refuges where I balanced my teenage negative outbursts and acquiescence, tried to forget a superficial young romantic love that failed, and developed a gradual but deep-rooting friendship with the people now … More Nostalgia – Coming Back to my Home Town and Enchanted Kingdom – Laguna, Philippines