ALERT: Active Volcanoes in the Philippines

There are about 300 volcanoes situated in the Philippines – 24 of them are active. According to PHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology), there are several volcanoes in the country because it is located in the Pacific Ring of Fire wherein the boundaries of two tectonic plates are situated – the Philippine Sea Plate and the Eurasian Plate – which subduct or dive beneath the Philippine archipelago, along the deep trenches along its east and west seaboard. … More ALERT: Active Volcanoes in the Philippines

The Ugly Truths of Blogging

Blogging is no ‘happily-ever-after’ story. Behind the instagrammable posts, creatively-woven stories, duly-curated content, and seemingly perfect lives of bloggers are unfathomable loads of work and stress that aren’t shown on their “My Days”. They won’t talk about how they squeeze their brain juices just to come up with trending posts; how they endure juggling the demands of work, family, and matters that need urgent attention; how they struggle to keep burning the passion of expressing themselves despite the fear of being judged, scrutinized, hated, or for a more millennial term, bashed. … More The Ugly Truths of Blogging

Change of Faith in Isola de Francesco

Isola de Francesco is located around 10 minutes away from Panglao island. Owned and developed by businessman Ramon Rodriguez, Isola de Francesco is a perfect place for those who want to reflect and meditate in harmony with nature. The gentle hum of the waves and the chirping of the birds in the island provides a relaxing comfort to those who seek peace of mind and wisdom amidst the troubles of mundane life. … More Change of Faith in Isola de Francesco

Because creativity takes courage

But in this daunting age of social media, creativity greatly requires courage. Whatever you post online can either make or break you – even your own opinion, thoughts, or stories. My write-ups weren’t spared from such criticisms. They became subjects of not so healthy arguments. And the critics – or shall I say bashers – didn’t settle with just scrutinizing; they went below the belt. Personal attacks were fired. Curses flew like confetti in a raging war. But you know what hurt the most? It’s when trusted allies turn their backs on you. … More Because creativity takes courage

When the trail runs dry: An Abbreviated Journey of Losing Passion for Traveling

We all have inner struggles we don’t want to talk about. In silence, we feel our hearts slowly tearing into pieces, our souls wandering aimlessly, our minds drifting to oblivion. Behind the limelight of social media and the mask of optimism we show to the people around us are battles fought in secrets. Battles that … More When the trail runs dry: An Abbreviated Journey of Losing Passion for Traveling

Jardin Necitas: When flowers cease to bloom (Travel Guide | 2020 Update)

Jardin Necitas houses 20,000 glowing multicolored LED tulips and roses that lit up at night. Obviously, the best time to visit the place is at night; however, since we have to go back to Panglao for our accommodation, we have to leave Jardin Necitas early so as to catch the 9pm dinner prepared at the resort. We arrived at Jardin Necitas by half past four in the afternoon when the sun was still brightly shining above all creations. We waited for the surroundings to dim a little so that we can still take photos of the glowing flowers… but we never got the chance to. … More Jardin Necitas: When flowers cease to bloom (Travel Guide | 2020 Update)

Mt. Talinis (Nacolon): Maybe love is sweeter the second time around

Nothing much changed on the trails of Mt. Talinis. The vegetation was still thick. There is an ample amount of water supply. The Twin Falls are still astoundingly beautiful. And Lake Nailig couldn’t have been more alluringly serene. Truly, first love never die. While I was silently trailing behind the pack, I was actually recalling the music played by Jet while battling with ascents. … More Mt. Talinis (Nacolon): Maybe love is sweeter the second time around