“Music saves the soul.” Play softly while you read. 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 unreservedly. She is the island and … More The Secrets of a Modern Mermaid (featuring Anda, Bohol, Philippines)
” Music saves the soul.” Play softly while you read. After my 3-day roaming in Kyoto (including Nara), I headed to Osaka to satisfy my curiosity on how the city looks like. My planned trip in Honshu island’s commercial center is only for a night and with the limited time, I had to skip a lot of attractions Osaka … More 大阪への小旅行 (A Short Trip to Osaka) – Japan
“Music saves the soul”. Play softly while you read. I’ve not seen other places in Florida, but Miami is the most interesting Floridian city to me. The high rise buildings a few meters across a beautiful white sand beach and aqua blue water is an amazing sight. Plus, the notable Spanish ambience caught my attention. … More En El Medio de la Ciudad y El Mar – Miami, Florida Photo Album
“Music saves the soul. Play softly while you read.” April 26, 2046 Dearest Denice, How are you? I hope you’re doing well. I know you hated your gray hair plus the obvious wrinkles on your face. And the saggy skin of your neck makes you grumpy at times. I hope you’re in a good mood today … More Dear Old Denice, I Hope You Found Bliss (featuring Bagan, Myanmar)
It was actually my last day in Myanmar when I flew back to Yangon from Bagan. I met the same taxi driver I hired on my very first day (he patiently waited for me outside the airport) and hired him again to see other Yangon wonders that day. I arrived Yangon airport in the late … More Roaming with Carte Blanche: Myanmar Solo Trip – Yangon Part 2
“Music saves the soul”. Play softly while you read. It was Christmas day last 2014 when I traveled to Asia’s Golden Land via Singapore Airlines. I was feeling mixed emotions of exhilaration and fear, timidness and confidence, all at once. I felt like I was missing the joy of gatherings and festivities with my loved ones and friends, … More Roaming with Carte Blanche: Myanmar Solo Trip – Yangon Part 1
After my second trip to Bali, my friends and I had a short visit to Yogyakarta, where the Borobudur and Prambanan temples are just a few hours drive away. Yogyakarta, sometimes called Jogjakarta, is located in Central Java province of Indonesia. Both the Borobudur and Prambanan temples are in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. These … More A Short but Magnificent Trip to Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Music saves the soul.” Play it first. . 🙂 My mind has been preoccupied by a lot of things upon reaching the young professional age. Things that have reduced the melatonin in my brain and caused me sleepless nights which my future self will probably regret. There are so many things I wanna do but got so … More Quarter Life Crisis – A Swift Escape (with a Clouded Mind) to Bali, Indonesia
FAILED. Yup, I went to Da Nang, Vietnam without checking the whether around October or November of 2013. Thinking that Da Nang, Vietnam is almost at the same level of Manila below the equator, I expected the same sunshine on that trip. I was wearing shorts and beach button up top plus my new pair of … More The Sun-kissed Tan I Dream to Get in Da Nang, Vietnam
If you could remember my pretty friend I traveled with to Siem Reap, Cambodia, I have known Vennus to be someone who’s familiar with awesome 5-star hotels and resorts around Singapore. . So there we were again. . 🙂 We hit the nearest beach from Singapore one weekend when we got bored. Rawa Safaris Island Resort is … More Prima Donnas’ Pulau Rawa, Malaysia Photo Diary
The real reason of our Bicol getaway is to see the Caramoan Islands in Camarines Sur famed by the tv show The Survivor Series of multiple countries. Most of the islets are not commercialized and inhabited which made the peninsula really ideal for the popular tv show.
On my first day in the office in Singapore in 2011, I asked a colleague, a Filipina too who arrived in Singapore just a couple of months before me, to which beaches she had been to around Singapore. She said, she’d been to only one yet – Pulau Tioman. . From that day, I had … More That Tranquil Little Island in Malaysia – Pulau Tioman
After the make-your-crotch-sweat trekking at Mount Pinatubo, the ladies including myself went to Olongapo to spend the night somewhere as we have a big beach adventure the next day (as they promised me, bwahaha!).
Every time I visit Hong Kong, I also plan on dropping by in Macau. My first visit was a day tour in downtown Macau while my next last 2013 was on another island and stayed at one of the hotels in Cotai. I love how the Portuguese+Chinese blend culture is still recognizable in downtown Macau. … More Macau – The Las Vegas of Asia
On my first visit to Hong Kong, I only had 2 days to see the city in which 1 day was already spent in Disneyland. When i came back some time in 2013, I only had a day and a half and visited some of the places I have already seen the first time (I … More A Glimpse of Hong Kong – A Quick City Tour
Myrna, Aubrey and I, amazingly, have one common love – a serene beach. We prefer those unspoiled ones without hotels and restaurants where only a few people are sun bathing, than the beach which thousands of people visit to brag their 6-pack abs and bikini bodies. We have this common hobby to search for low … More Our Dearest Unspoiled Beach in Calatagan – Burot Beach
Batam Island in Indonesia is so close to Singapore. So anytime one feels the urge to travel or hit the nearest beach, he/she can book a ferry ride going to Batam. I had felt this feet itch one time in 2011.
After I’ve known that, just like me, Vennus loves to spend a short vacation in beaches, I immediately, without hesitation, asked her to fly with me just a few weeks after I arrived Singapore. Since she’s been in SG a couple of years before me, she must have known (and wanted to go to) nice … More Beach Addicts in Langkawi, Malaysia
I have always admired the skills of campers surviving all the hardships outside the comfortable lifestyle… haha… Because somehow, I can’t.
Nope, Philippines was never a colony of Greece. I planned a short vacation back to Philippines and normally i allot one day for beaching with my highschool friends. Since i can only go out for a day, the beach must be near my place in Laguna – of course Batangas it is. I was browsing … More Sunburn at Fortune Island – with these Ruins of Greek Columns