FriDates: Keeping the Friendship Alive, in Sickness and Mental Health

This quarantine brought about by the coronavirus pandemic forced me to confront the demons living inside me. While spending more time at home means more time with family, this also means having to fight battles alone within the four walls of the our homes. Battles that are not comfortable to share with family members as … More FriDates: Keeping the Friendship Alive, in Sickness and Mental Health

Adulting in the time of Corona Virus: An Undiscussed Dilemma

My other Twitter account has been the recipient of all my outbursts and breakdowns lately. Until last night, Fate asked in our group chat: What time do you sleep these days?  A subtle version of ‘can you still sleep with all these political inconsistencies, lockdowns, and pandemic threats?’ I thought I was the only one … More Adulting in the time of Corona Virus: An Undiscussed Dilemma

Beyond the Tourist Spots of Panglao Island

This is not how I pictured the island of Panglao. It was supposed to be full of fun and adventure – the way my classmates enthusiastically described it back then. But definitely there was no fun in chasing those poor dolphins. There was no adventure in going to that Virgin Island when the island has sunk already. So I was left to wonder on what really makes Panglao Island worth the visit and why people kept coming back to this place despite the crowd and environmental issues it’s facing. … More Beyond the Tourist Spots of Panglao Island