Sirao Peak – the Untold Story of How I was stood up by a Friend

We all have our fair share of stories of being stood up by friends who committed to join a trip then backs out the last minute. But what happens if the one who invited you does not show up on the day of the trip and you are already in the meet-up place? Would you push through with the plan or… go back home? … More Sirao Peak – the Untold Story of How I was stood up by a Friend

Kawasan Falls – the good, the bad, and some unnecessary musings

What’s with Kawasan Falls? It’s just one of those multi-tiered cascades in Cebu specifically located in Barangay Matutinao in Badian. Yes, it’s known for its mesmerizing turquoise water and natural pool which is ideal for swimming. But why romanticize it? Why such fascination? … More Kawasan Falls – the good, the bad, and some unnecessary musings

Traveling to undiscovered places despite COVID-19 Threats

I should be preparing for two major climbs at this moment. I should already have enough pocket money for an international trip by now as well. But all these plans, the same as yours, were all put on hold (if not cancelled) because of this pandemic called COVID-19 – a virus strain that was first … More Traveling to undiscovered places despite COVID-19 Threats

The Forgotten Beach of Talisay

Maybe the reason why I’m so fascinated with the mountains is because I spent most of my life in the coasts of Cebu. Going to the highlands is but a novel idea for someone whose weekends were once filled with quick trips to the nearby public beaches of Talisay, learning how to swim, and getting several shades darker. My memory usually fails me but I know by heart how fun it was while it lasted – the early morning commotions, the kamote, kinilaw, nilagang saging, and grilled pork and fish prepared by the adults, the engine roar of the tricycle that would bring us to the beach, and the endless games we played on the waters. … More The Forgotten Beach of Talisay

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

TRAVEL STORIES: Memorable Journey to Pityak Falls and Lusno Falls

Once you get a taste how wonderful it is to chase waterfalls in Cebu, you’ll eventually be craving for more. Aside from wonderful beaches, Cebu is also a home to grandiose bodies of water, waiting to be discovered by those who are willing to take the road less traveled. Together with fellow waterfalls chaser, Nessie, … More TRAVEL STORIES: Memorable Journey to Pityak Falls and Lusno Falls

Photowalk in Sogod: Finding Beauty in the Ordinary

The advancement brought about by technology opened doors for more individuals to pursue new hobbies – say, mobile photography. It is a given fact that photography on its own is an expensive pursuit, but thanks to smart phone innovations, this became more attainable to many (just like me!). With it came the filters, macro lenses, … More Photowalk in Sogod: Finding Beauty in the Ordinary

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