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Costa Rica - How Time Flies and How Some Things Never Change

Costa Roca: How time flies – and how some things last forever

Spending the night with Lixelle and the two Christines brought a lot of beautiful memories spent through our college lives. I felt ‘me’ once again. For a long time, I have always wondered how my life would turn our had I not entered into an exclusive school for girls. But talking with them  made me realized that there’s perfectly nothing wrong with me. My thoughts, decisions, and actions are all mine – and owning them do not make me less of a person.

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Cebu Mountain Tour: Traveling with Family in the ‘New Normal’ (UPDATED Rates and Protocols 2021)

Cebu Mountain Tour is actually a popular choice among those who fancy mountain adventures. Thanks to Cebu’s unique topography, going to its highlands will only take a few minutes from the city proper. This is the reason why bikers and motorcycle riding clubs frequent these places – accessibility, astounding vista, and gentle mountain breeze.

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Hiking in the New Normal

Yes, We’ve Hiked Mt. Babag – and Here’s How Hiking Looks like in the ‘New Normal’

Before 2020 ended, my friends and I decided to do a hike to one of Cebu’s notorious trails: Mt. Babag. We all know how risky hiking is in this ‘new normal’. Those who have been in the outdoors know the potential injuries, trail hazards, and now, virus infection this pursuit of passion entails. Here’s what happened in our recent ascent to Mt. Babag.

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An Unconventional Trip to Gigantes Island

How I Traveled from Cebu to Guimaras to Iloilo and Roxas City in One Day

We all do sorts of crazy when we’re on the verge of our youth. Today, I look back on this one-day trip from Cebu to Guimaras to Iloilo up to Roxas City – and I still couldn’t fathom how naive I was. Not to mention lucky.
So, here allow me to narrate this unconventional trip around the beautiful island of Panay – from Cebu to Guimaras to Iloilo to Capiz.

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A Whole Day of Gossip – and Why It’s Good for Mental Health

Gossip has always been considered an unethical phenomenon but surprisingly, according to research, it has its bright sides and despite its reputation, it can be welfare enhancing. Gossip goes beyond its negative connotation. In some cases, it can provide a venue for conversations on thoughts and feelings about a situation and how it affects the people involved – and even those who are looking from the outside.

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Rurouni Kenshin - and Some Lessons I've Learned in the Latter Part of Life

Rurouni Kenshin and Some Lessons I’ve Learned in the Latter Part of Life

There’s wisdom in watching once again the series that you so love in your childhood. The lessons you’ll learned keep on changing and the impressions you’ll have varies on your experiences. As Robertson Davies puts it: a truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity, and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon, and by moonlight.

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When the Camellia Blooms follows the story of the single mother Dong Baek (Gong Hyo Jin) who settles with her son in the fictional town of Ongsan.

Lessons from ‘When the Camellia Blooms’ that May Take Some Time to Understand

When the Camellia Blooms follows the story of the single mother Dong Baek (Gong Hyo Jin) who settles with her son in the fictional town of Ongsan. There she puts up a bar business, named Camellia, which became the talk among her conservative neighbors. Years after she meets the local policeman, Hwang Yong Sik (Kang Ha Neul) and finds love in him, the people around her, and the circumstances that came along with her life.