How to survive Quarter Life Crisis. I laughed out loud upon reading the title of the book my colleague was seriously reading that afternoon. I was twenty-two back then and had known very little of what was about to happen in my life. But instead of getting offended, she shared how helpful the book was; … More I cried in transit to Mantayupan Falls
If you’ve been hanging around the outdoor community of Cebu, then you’ve probably heard of the renowned Spartan Trail. The iconic Spartan Trail begins from Banawa (Paseo Arcenas), to Good Shepherd, all the way to Monterrazas de Cebu, down to the forested part of Buhisan Watershed, then up to Pamutan. This 2 to 5-hour traverse … More Spartan Trail: Farewell to Cebu City’s Favorite Hiking Destination?
It takes a leap of faith to venture into the unknown – to dive into the deep seas, ascend into summits, and cross into critical boundaries. But have you ever tried crossing the seas for the sake of strengthening and deepening your faith? Do you include religious sites as part of your itineraries? Have you … More Change of Faith in Isola de Francesco
People who keep umbrellas in their bags are weird. This is one of the many crazy things Christine taught me when we were in college. I don’t know where she got that, but that’s one of the reasons why she never brings umbrella with her. And as a loyal comrade, we both get drenched under … More The Colors of the Rain
I once asked God to bestow me with patience – to forgive people when they’re late, to slow down when others can’t keep up, to remain calm when things become a little inconvenient or delayed. And so He granted a life filled with traffics – of several stops and so many slowdowns. I used to … More Why it took so long to write about Danasan
I claimed a spot in the blogosphere so I may vent all my thoughts – that they may not wander somewhere far. Its direction eventually diverted into travel journals and DIY hacks, so as to answer FAQs of my friends on the places that I’ve been to. No one taught me how to go about … More Because creativity takes courage
Ambiguity is the key to poetry. It does not need to appeal right away. Most of the times, it needs to be unlocked. It took a decade before these thoughts shared by our former professor made sense. Back then, I have always questioned the essence of writing something and not allowing other people to understand … More The Day the Artifacts Talked
My heart sank together with the sun setting on the arms of the seas while we’re on the summit of Lintaon Peak. The splash of lilacs and pinks would have fallen a great background to the alluring lights of the blossoms that sparked light at Lintaon Peak but I was not allowed to capture that … More When some things are not meant to be at Lintaon Peak
(This is no travel guide. So, go away.) Let me photograph you in this light in case it is the last time that we might be exactly like we were before we realize. We were sad of getting old; it made us restless. It was just like the movie. It was just like a song. … More Baybay City: Beyond the horizons that you exist in
I’m a hopeless case when it comes to raffles. Never had I won any major price in my entire life. This is the reason why I don’t usually join social media contests nor drop those coupons for entries on groceries – the thought of eagerly waiting for results which never did been of much … More What’s better than winning a GoPro?