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Looking Back Photo Series: Greens and Blues (Philippines)

Looking Back Photo Series: Greens and Blues (Philippines)

A collection of meaningful photos from past travels: 2015-2017 Continue reading

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Batad: A Glorious Adventure

Batad: A Glorious Adventure

An old friend once recounted his tale of trekking Tapiya Falls in Batad. There were lots of “putangina talaga” comments in between “bangin” (cliff), “pagod” (tired) and “laglag” (fall).  The atrocious words stuck with me as I rode the freezing bus in the wee hours of the morning to Banaue, the drop off point for … Continue reading

Hostel Diaries: People Stories 1

Hostel Diaries: People Stories 1

My work at a local backpacker’s hostel has allowed me to interact with individuals from all over the world. I would like to share some of what I’ve learned or experienced while talking to or dealing with them. This is PEOPLE STORIES: I. The Artist When we travel, we meet many people along the way. We forge a connection … Continue reading

The Book

The Book

Lately, I’ve been thinking about how I should promote my new “enterprise”. I was once told by a published writer that I have to work my ass off at this stage of the process. The mere thought of “promotion” scares me because I’m quite an introvert and I’m not really a people person. I did … Continue reading

“The Spirit Carries On”

“The Spirit Carries On”

During my 30-day journey, I experienced a few health scares. The worst one happened when I was in Vang Vieng, Laos. After a 30-minute bike ride, I arrived at a very steep, unpaved road and had to push my bicycle up to get to the very top. Minutes later, I felt like fainting. Though I … Continue reading