Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi – Vietnam


It will be raining all day tomorrow, a staff said as me and my buddy were at the poolside watching the incessant rain that saturated the whole of Hanoi since afternoon. It was the first day of our three-day affair in Hanoi and hearing those words didn’t bother me at all (even if it will ruin all our plans of exploring this quaint city) as we were housed on one of the greatest landmarks in the city, the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Krabi Four-Island Hopping Tour - Thailand


It was midday as we docked on a beach after four hours of cruising along the waters of Andaman Sea for a day of island hopping activities. We escaped the intense heat and settled under the shade of huge trees that lined the shore. My buddies insisted on hiking while I chose to bum around with some cans of Chang beer. This was our first and last island stop on our Krabi Four-Island Tour.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Holiday Inn Resort – Krabi, Thailand


My buddy stood in shadow under the awning of our balcony at Holiday Inn Resort in Krabi, Thailand. I was preparing coffee while he was busy watching the golden sunset reflecting its light towards Ao Nang Beach. As the sun dips lower, he quietly lounged on the sunbed as I walked towards him and seated on the other one. I noticed some guests four floors below who were enjoying their afternoon dip at the pool. Wrapping my cup of coffee on both hands, I gently sipped on it as I witnessed the sky turned reddish orange to purple. That perfect moment of stillness was priceless.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

My First and Last Full Moon Party at Koh Pangan in Thailand


Party, booze, sex, drugs, beach, full moon; Koh Pangan in Thailand is the place to be if you’re such a party rat. My friends had a blast partying, the granny in me reckoned that it was my first and probably last, sadly.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The Party Island of Koh Pangan in Thailand


The white fine sand was our rendezvous for our late afternoon beer sesh. The crowd was basically consisted of your typical youthful beach place; half-naked men strolling along the shore, almost naked women trying to catch up with the men and naked sun-kissed women who seemed to not care at all. It was a relaxing day to booze up at Haad Rin Beach in Koh Pangan, up until sunset, when the serenity was cut short and the original party island of Thailand totally transformed into a huge moshpit of all-you-could-think-of-in-a-party. This wasn’t my idea, at all.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Hive Hotel and Convention Center – Quezon City


The ease of sharing a huge party room with seven of your friends is unparalleled. The Party Suite of the newest hotel in Quezon City, the Hive Hotel, was the chosen spot of the gang for another round of rainy weekend staycation in the metro; and so party we did!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Chelsea Kitchen – SM Megamall


I was baffled when the server handed me the menu, the list of choices were so random that choosing was the challenge. From pizza to tempura to bulalo, Chelsea Kitchen offers a wide (and I mean really extensive) assortment of dishes for whatever cravings you have on any particular day. I ended up getting my old-time favorite snack.