Monday, September 18, 2017

Ang Bagong Hamon


Tatlong linggo na ang nakalilipas simula nang may pinasok akong bagong teritoryo. Sa siyam na taon ko sa pagtuturo, ngayon ko na lang ulit naramdaman ang ganito, parang first day of school. Pamilyar ang kanilang mga mukha ngunit hindi ko maisip kung paano ako magsisimula. Parang bago ulit, pero hindi naman. Ang weird.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Travel Meets Food at The Wander Space


I've always dreamed of a space where I could celebrate my passion for traveling; a small nook where I could be transported to a happy place, surrounded with my personal travel mementos and knick-knacks, like a sanctuary of sort. Even just a little corner would do, I'd be happy with that. And as they say, you should visualize more of what you want in life and in happenstance, and I discovered a place that fulfilled just that; The Wander Space.

Monday, September 11, 2017

A Culinary Feast at Taal Vista Hotel


Food is an essential part of our culture. Filipinos tend to use every occasion (or non-occasion) to celebrate it with banquets. And it was just last week when I myself went into a food binging weekend as me and my buddies indulged in a culinary feast while having a staycation at the Taal Vista Hotel. I’m giving you warning though, don’t read this if you’re hungry or you might be mad at me afterwards.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Taal Vista Hotel: A Gastronomic Staycation


The crazy weather prevented us from going out of our home for the long weekend. It would be raining hard for a minute, then a patch of sunlight would shine brilliantly afterwards. This went on throughout the day. Playing hide n' seek with the sun, what we did instead was take pleasure from this three-day vacay with glutton sessions on Taal Vista Hotel's three restaurants.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Phnom Penh: The Royal Capital City of Cambodia


If you'd ask me about my latest trip to Phom Penh, all I'd tell you is that prepare to get seared. Don't get me wrong, I live in the Philippines all my life but the midnoon April sun will pierce your skin like thousands of needles. The good thing though was that they have the best green mangoes and salt+chili dip in the world. The two have no connection at all, but these were the memories I have of Phnom Penh.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Billabong Hotel and Hostel: Unique Accommodation in Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Phnom Penh's sweltering heat has taken its toll on us. We're in the middle of Cambodia's capital city, looking for refuge at one in the afternoon. After covering almost every important landmark in the city, we hailed a tuk tuk and asked to be dropped on our home in the city, Billabong Hotel and Hostel. I rushed into our room, turned on the AC in full blast, and took shelter on my bed. My buddy, on the other hand, prepared himself a cup of coffee and went into our private veranda overlooking the outdoor pool. I went to dreamland in no time and literally escaped the city.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Khmer Kitchen: An Authentic Khmer Restaurant in Siem Reap, Cambodia


My Cambodian food vocabulary is limited to lok lak and Anchor Beer. Well, my first two visits to Siem Reap were too brief to even have a decent three-meals-a-day kinda thing. So when we got the chance to have a four-day breather in Siem Reap with no major temple hopping activities, we made sure that we got to taste authentic Khmer cuisine. First stop, Khmer Kitchen.