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Looking back before moving forward – Highlights of the year 2016

Last year was generally a good one. I was not able to travel internationally but had authentic travels around the country. Sometimes it’s nice to be a nobody coz you get to meet real people.. :D You know, when you’re a nobody, people will treat you genuinely.. and because of that, I got more cynical […]

Chinese New Year: Spring Festival Memories

In celebration of the Chinese New Year, I asked my Chinese friend living in the Philippines to tell a story about festival activities in Mainland China. I thought it’s gonna be a simple story that she can share for fun, turns out she wrote a heartfelt story about how they celebrate Spring Festival or Chinese […]

5 Activities that will make you go on Retreats

Going to a retreat is actually a way to rejuvenate yourself, renew your spirit, enlighten your soul. It’s a way of going back to heal before you move forward. Some think it’s a religious activity, but you can actually view it as a way to recharge your human batteries. It’s not all prayers, chants and […]

Dream Travel Destination – Africa

Usually people dream of traveling to the north, like Europe, USA, Australia, any posh capitalist country that has a high economic index. So I’m gonna dream of traveling to another continent instead – Africa. Africa is not a country, it’s a huge continent with several countries. I have met people who went there as volunteers […]

How to travel alone – a guide for solo female travelers

My earliest solo travel memories was traveling from Laguna to Manila every school day at 11 years old. I woke up at 4am, then walk (yes, walk) 2 kilometers to the bus station, and hope to not be late for the flag ceremony at 6:30am. Eventually, the bus conductor knew me already as a regular […]

Travel Dream Destination: Italy

10+ years ago, I lived with Italians.. that is why I know some words like.. Ciao :D But I did not came to live in Italy to mingle with Italians. I was in Tagaytay, Philippines for a 6 month retreat when I came to live with international young people. Do you wonder what we did while […]

The Girl and the World – from the creators of Saving Sally

Once there was a boy, he knew a girl who carried the world in her shoulders. Everyday he would asked her – “Do you need help?” But she would say – “No thank you, it’s not that big” And the world would seem a little bigger. One day, the boy decided to give her a […]

10 Life and Travel Quotes part 5

This year was filled with travel planning…. like yeah, i planned for international travels, and that’s what I just did xD. Please bear with me while I sort my life out.. but you know what, the longer I stayed in my place, invisible roots grew, and surprisingly, I enjoyed being still. I felt contented and […]

Reasons I love and hate Boracay, Philippines

Boracay was termed as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. The first class island in the Philippines has captured the hearts of many specially the rich and famous who escape to this paradise during holidays and weekends. I lost count of how many times I’ve passed in this place. Not because I’m […]

Move to Paradise – a must read for city dwellers

I have lived in different far flung rural areas in the Palawan, Bohol, Antique, Laguna in the Philippines. Aside from that I also lived 5 months in rural Kolkata in India, and a few weeks in Bhakatapur and Heutuda in Nepal, and a few days in far flung rural Laos. I don’t just travel and […]

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