Thursday, August 17, 2017

AirAsia RedQ: One of the Coolest Workspaces in the World


For nine years now, I've considered classrooms as my work area; a relatively small space where dreams are envisioned. Two weeks ago, I have been given a chance to visit a workplace where passionate people converge to connect people and cultures; I was enlivened. The moment I entered the new corporate hub of AirAsia, the RedQuarters (or RedQ), I felt a silent roar of fulfilled wishes and realized dreams.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Siem Reap Diaries


Pub Street was almost deserted if not for a handful of tourists who were enjoying their noontime beer sesh. That is expected as tourists were probably doing their temple runs at that time. But not for us, we’ve been to Siem Reap twice already and did almost every temple hopping tour we could. This time around, we wanted to have a downtime.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

1920 Hotel: A Modern Retro Chic Hotel in Siem Reap


The three o’clock afternoon sun was draining all our energy. Our ride halted in front of a shophouse building that seemed to be stuck in a time warp. The narrow road was lined with trees and the quiet neighborhood was in stark contrast to the busy downtown goings-on. We were immediately greeted by the manager who led us to the receiving area; a modern retro chic space which echoed throughout 1920 Hotel, our home for two days in the heart of Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Forgotten Ancient Cities of Koh Ker and Beng Melea in Cambodia


I've visited Angkor Wat twice before (at sunrise and sunset) and all the other major temples in Siem Reap. For our third visit, me and my buddy planned to explore the not-so-famous temples on the outskirts of the city. And just like before, we’re still captivated on the great ancient wonders of Cambodia.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

A Luxurious Staycation at Victoria Angkor Resort – Siem Reap, Cambodia


My body was ready to retire at eight o’clock in the morning. We just had a midnight layover at Kuala Lumpur International Airport to catch our early morning flight to Siem Reap and we haven’t had a decent sleep for the past 24 hours. Arriving on our home for three days, we were greeted by the gracious staff at Victoria Angkor Resort. It was too early to check in at that time so they offered us to have breakfast first, a sweet gesture from them. We were then ushered to our room for three days right after the meal and the moment I entered into our lovely Prestige Suite, I knew that we won’t be leaving it anytime soon (which actually what happened).

Monday, July 31, 2017

The Tropical Paradise of Carabao Island in Romblon


The sun was peeping through the thick clouds as we journeyed along Hambil Channel. The gloomy weather lulled half of the group to sleep halfway to our destination (blame it on last night’s crazy Boracay’s White Beach revel). Shrieks and gasps echoed through the air as our boat docked on the shore that suddenly woke everyone up. I was totally speechless and blown away with the untouched beauty of Carabao Island that it took me minutes to recover from this shock. It was really an island paradise!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Boracay Food Hunt: Happy Beach Food


Beach. Food. Booze. Island life; the Boracay island life.

Food has always been a huge part of our trip, like always. Once you try to dig deeper into the rich culture and history of a certain place by mingling with locals and, of course, sampling the greatest dishes they have to offer, then you’d understand everything better. Plus, trying out local food is a fun way to unravel the local flavor, literally.