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“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber

Cebu Lechon: Pick Your Pig

That pig that makes any celebration even more grand. That pig that underwent hours and hours of gruelling heat. That pig that was force-fed an apple. That pig that loses … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

What to Eat in Cebu

I must admit that I grew up not being too familiar with Cebuano cuisine. My parents both hail from the Ilocos region, and maybe I have no right discussing about … Continue reading

October 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

Food, Friends, Future

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber I quit my job almost a month ago. I wish I could tell you that I’m … Continue reading

May 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Day Trip to Eden Nature Park

On our last day in Davao, we headed to yet another communion with nature: Eden Nature Park in Toril. Since it was early, the roads weren’t as congested as we … Continue reading

April 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

Samal: A Quick Getaway from Davao

Davao is a bustling metropolis, yet it seemed to me that its major thoroughfares couldn’t cope up with its progress. Traffic is everywhere. Add to that the impractical speed limit … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

Road Trip: From Malaybalay to Davao City

The road from Malaybalay to Davao wasn’t too long. In fact, it spanned less than 200 kilometers, yet the travel time was around five or six hours according to the … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Guide to Malaybalay

Our arrival in Malaybalay wasn’t as welcoming as expected. The town was filled in darkness as power blackout continued to persist throughout Mindanao. It was actually an eye opener. Not … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Road Trip: From Cagayan de Oro to Malaybalay

Since our ticket to Mindanao was an open-jaw one (we flew into Cagayan de Oro, but were flying out from Davao), we had to travel by land across Bukidnon, the … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Gastronomic Delights in Cagayan de Oro

Our two nights in CdO were filled with gastronomic goodness, thanks to two wonderful meals in the city. It was actually difficult to find a recommended restaurant, not that there … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Eating Your Way in Ilocos

Having spent most of my childhood summers in Ilocos, and having brought up in an Ilocano household, I must say that I’ve had my fair share of Ilocano dishes. Some … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Weekly Photo Challenge: THREES

Here are three shots in Camalig Restaurant, the first of the restaurants in a food trip around Pampanga that my friends and I did last year, just before the checking … Continue reading

February 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Revisiting Ilocos Sur

As with any visit to Ilocos, the most recent one entailed a stopover in Narvacan, my father’s hometown. Here was where I spent most of my childhood summers in, and … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · 5 Comments

Pampanga Food and Culture Trip – Guagua, Bacolor and San Fernando

This is the second and last portion of our Pampanga Day Trip. To see the first serving, kindly click here. Halo-halo and Murals in Guagua With our stomachs now very … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pampanga Food Trip – Angeles City

Famous for its culinary tradition, Pampanga boasts some of the Philippines’ best dishes. In fact, some of those uniquely Filipino dishes were born out of the ingenuity of the Pampangueños. … Continue reading

January 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Weekly Photo Challenge: HABIT

This habit of mine never really started until I was in college. With the need to stay awake to cram studying at night, and another need to stay awake for … Continue reading

November 9, 2013 · 7 Comments

A Day in Mysore (Part 2)

After seeing Chamundi Hill, we went back down to the center of town. We headed to a non-vegetarian restaurant to have lunch. The restaurant was part of a hotel, and … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · 3 Comments

Looking Back on my 23rd Year

It’s that time of year when I have to bid farewell to the past and look forward to all the things to come. Last Saturday was my birthday – the … Continue reading

September 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Dumaguete: Sightseeing in the City

It was sad to leave the comforts of Coco Grove, along with the unspoiled paradise of Siquijor, but we had to. After lunch, we were on the ferry bound for … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · 6 Comments

Other Must-Try Activities in Bangkok

Apart from the majestic temples and crazy shopping experience, here are some of the things that you shouldn’t miss when in Bangkok: 1. Get a Thai massage. Go around the … Continue reading

June 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

Where to Eat in El Nido

It was strange that I felt out of place in El Nido. Though it’s still part of the Philippines, though I speak the language, and though I look like everybody … Continue reading

April 25, 2013 · Leave a comment