Sunday, April 13, 2014

A Pleasant Stay at Ibis Singapore Novena Hotel


Everyone was excited as we hopped on the van that collected us from the Changi airport. And then Harold revealed that we’re gonna be staying on different hotels, and then silence. I never felt the gloom for I was engrossed gazing upon the misty window, my first sight of the Lion City. One by one we were dropped at our assigned hotels and I realized that I was the last one left. I continued with my reveries.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Team Philippines Represent: Skyscanner Bloscars 2014 Travel Awards in Singapore


A day before the 2014 ranking of the world’s most expensive cities to live in (by the Economist Intelligence Unit) went out to public I was invited to grace the Skyscanner Asia Pacific Region’s Bloscars Travel Award 2014 event. With three of my fellow Filipino travel bloggers, we represented the country for the regional event. And yes, we were flown to the most expensive city for free!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Faces and Freedom: A School Year-end Post


I never dreamt of being a teacher… My standard opening line for reflection papers, essays and other requirements for my MA classes. I really didn’t. For the longest time I wanted to be an astronaut. But somehow life has its own way of revealing what’s really destined for you.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Chill Weekend at Red Carabao Hostel in Manila


Bean bags. Beers. Pool table. International cast. Travel stories. Party. Hostel. Manila, your fun, grimy Manila. A weekend well-spent with people who shares the same passion as yours. Never ending chats until our bodies effortlessly retired themselves in the dorm room.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Recognition: First Runner Up - The Skyscanner Philippines 2014 Bloscars Travel Award


And the winner is… No, not me. But almost. I’m the First Princess in The Skyscanner’s Philippine Bloscars Travel Award 2014, very Miss World. And I was asking, what are my responsibilities then for being the First Runner Up. Nobody answered me. I was thinking if the awardee (Congratulations Lantaw) couldn’t fulfill his duties of being this year’s winner then I will replace him. Just kidding.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Celebrating Three Kings in Batanes


Christmas carols echoed eleven days after Christmas. People garbed in their best winter get-up; armed with tambourines, guitars and all sorts of musical stuff. Everyone was on their best moods, like Christmastime. We were lost in all of the happenings that we stopped for a while to regroup.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Batanes: Fun Surprises and Shocking Moments at Sabtang Island


It was five in the morning and the fowls were doing their morning throat exercises. After fifteen minutes of frostiness on Basco streets, we heard the sound of happiness. Our jeepney. It stopped in front of us. We peeped inside and saw that it’s jam packed; human souls up to its access door. Certainly no room for us. And then it struck me. Topload. Our frail and cold bodies pushed its way up to the roof. We had to find a way to sit fittingly with the stuff stowed there. He sat on a tiny space as I firmly sat on a native woven chair which was tightly tied on the roof. Very sleek. Like a princess on a homecoming thing, well not.