Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Same Same Summer Trip 2017: 28 Days Later

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It’s been almost a month now but the memories of our latest backpacking trip can still be felt and seen between the four walls of my bedroom. Random stuff covered the floor, waiting either to be disposed or kept, and my dirty backpack hanging on the wall waiting to be washed. I stood in front of my mirror and noticed the unrecognizable color of my skin with that same smile I carried all throughout the trip. Year Four. Two Months. Same Same, But Different.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Playing the Role of Tour Guides to our Moms in Kuala Lumpur


Kuala Lumpur has always been our gateway to our dream destinations in Asia. Being a hub for low-cost carriers, we make sure that we have a night or two to spend here, every year, just to savor our favorite mee goreng sold on the streets. We’ve been to almost every touristy spots in the city and already got lost a number of times. And although it became our second home in Asia, backpacking with our respective moms for the first time felt everything was new to us.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Homey Feel at Lanson Place Bukit Ceylon Serviced Residences


After dinner, we decided to have our nightly beer sesh around the area. But the moms refused to join us because they said they were too tired. They went back to our home in Kuala Lumpur, Lanson Place Bukit Ceylon, while me and my buddy went to a bar somewhere at Jalan Ceylon. We went home at around eleven in the evening and were surprised to see them endlessly chatting on the kitchen while having some tea and fresh fruits. They were speaking of our great Malaysian adventure and how great it is to have a ‘home’ rather than a hotel room for accommodation. Obviously, they're loving our two-bedroom suite.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Melaka Diaries: Third Time at the Soul of Malaysia


No, there's no gorgeous beach or breathtaking landscapes in Melaka; but me and my buddy fell in love with this historic city in Malaysia on our first visit and went back the year after, and then now. It was nice to walk around the familiar streets of the old town while making new memories as we travel with our respective moms. Playing the adult roles, we retraced our steps back to our favorite places and showed them why we come back here year after year.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Temasek Hotel Melaka: Home Away from the Crowd


I woke up to the late afternoon sun peeping through the gap between the heavy drapes. I could feel the intense heat of Melaka piercing through my skin when I tried to check out the window from our comfy room at Temasek Hotel. It was around one in the afternoon and my body still ached for rest after our midnight flight from Manila. I effortlessly went back to bed and cocooned myself inside the duvet. Our Melaka adventure will have to wait, we need to get some sleep first.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Cafe Voi La – Tagaytay City


There's a complete silence in every bite and munch as we sample each dish that lands on our table. And every time, we'll all look at each other and exchange nods of approval. Acting like food critics, we scrutinize each and every flavor that makes up a certain dish. It was an Asian feast at Cafe Voi La one late afternoon in March.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

The AirAsia Philippines Big Points Quiz - Episode Six


Five lucky winners have been chosen, be the sixth one. BlissfulGuro in partnership with AirAsia Philippines is giving away 5,000 AirAsia Big Points every two weeks starting March 25, 2017 to June 10, 2017. Check out the details on how to join!