Thursday, January 12, 2017


If Blissfulguro were a kid, it would be a preschooler now, or may be in first grade if he or she is a whiz kid. My personal space is six years old and still, there will be no fireworks or extravagant blog giveaways; just a simple and quiet celebration of my forever pursuit of the great blissful life.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Sri Lanka: Colombo Day Tour

We arrived in Colombo not knowing what to do and where to go which is typical for us as we don’t like to have a hardcore itinerary. It was our first stop on our two-week jaunt in Sri Lanka and our driver from our rented car brought us to some interesting places in the commercial and financial capital of the country.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Top 5 Memorable Moments of 2016

BeachHopAsia2016. Trip of Wonders. Cruisin’. Bia Hanoi. Taiwan Beer. The Maldives. Beach. More beach. Suntan. Dry fuzzy hair. I don’t care. And yes, I'm still a public school teacher.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Star Cruises to Launch Cruises from Manila

Just in time for Christmas, Star Cruises announces its first cruise ship to homeport in Manila featuring SuperStar Virgo to cruise in Laoag, Kaoshiung (Taiwan) and Hong Kong starting from March 19 to May 28, 2017. I am so excited to share it with you and this will be the perfect gift to your loved ones.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Clock Inn Colombo – Colombo, Sri Lanka

It was three in the afternoon but my body ached like it was ten in the evening. Straight from the airport, we checked in at Clock Inn Colombo and immediately went to our room. I slumped to the bed, forgot about unpacking my stuff and went to dreamland in no time.

Monday, December 19, 2016

An Open Letter to my Students

Ma’am Carla, What is life for?

I was startled for a minute, hiding my surprise with a smile for this mind-boggling question at six in the morning. And as I started to organize my thoughts to answer, my student's anticipating eyes shattered it. I smiled once more, unable to come up with a full answer. That innocent look. A blank slate. Full of potentials. My canvas.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Taiwan Food Hunt: Taipei Street Food Scene

We still have five hours before our flight back to Manila and instead of packing our stuff we headed to the nearest night market and indulged on Taipei's great street food for one last time (‘coz packing can wait). There are so many yummy treats that squeezing in a food trip on our regular walking tour is mandatory. On an average, I spent US$2 per meal and you couldn’t have three meals a day when you’re in Taiwan, around five or six will do.