Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Mount Fuji: A Second Attempt to Japan’s Mighty Mountain

Same time last year, my favorite travel buddies and I went to the Land of Sushi for a quick five-day jaunt—my first ever trip to Japan. We had great plans on exploring Tokyo and its neighboring towns but a super typhoon coincided with our trip which basically interfered with our itinerary. We didn’t get to see Mount Fuji during our Hakone trip and ­we were literally roaming around Tokyo with fierce winds and endless rain on our backs. Nonetheless, we had so much fun, ‘coz we’re all together. On my second attempt to get a glimpse of this mighty volcano, I was positive and hopeful.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Sunway City­: Malaysia's Premier Multi-Park Destination

I could barely recall the last time I screamed so loud in my adult life that there’s this newfound joy in giving it all out. The screams from our stints at Sunway City’s Night of Fright and Water Park were the perfect stress-busters I needed at that time. It felt like I momentarily left everything behind and just focused on the challenges at that time—the fright from the horror houses and the thrill from the exhilarating water rides. We had an overnight stay at Sunway Lagoon and it definitely isn’t enough! 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Ipoh: An Underrated Old Town in Malaysia

As I got lost on the charming narrow alleys of the city's old town, I kept on telling myself on why we haven't been to Ipoh yet considering our countless Malaysia getaways. I could imagine myself spending a lazy afternoon on a café, or beer shack, tuck in the middle of this laid-back district to people-watch. And we will definitely do that one of these days, because Ipoh deserves more than just a daytrip.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Malaysia: Dorsett Kuala Lumpur

The plan was to go out for a drink after a full day of touring around Kuala Lumpur. The group marched its way to the nearby Bukit Bintang area and settled on one of the bars at Changkat. Our supposed one round of beer session ended on an all-nighter bar-hopping spree. We went back at Dorsett Kuala Lumpur at three in the morning and collapsed on our beds, three hours shy before the buffet breakfast starts.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Malaysia: Revisiting Kuala Lumpur

Being our favorite gateway to­­ the world, Kuala Lumpur has become our most visited city outside the Philippines. Let's just say that me and my buddy did a lot of three-day layover stints in KL that we thought we knew its every corner and street. But no, each visit is as unique as exploring a new place and Malaysia’s national capital city gets more interesting every time we go back. Suffice to say, it's one of our favorite cities because of the food and numerous little adventures we always have here.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Guest Post: 5 Reasons Why Davao is an Ideal Place to Live In

Davao is a bustling city reminiscent of Metro Manila with its huge shopping malls, numerous restaurants, and skyscrapers. But what makes it a good place to live in is that you can escape the busy and fast-paced city life and enjoy quiet moments in its nature parks and beautiful islands that are literally minutes away from the city center. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Bali Diaries: Babysitting our Moms

“When you get older, it’s not about what you did that you regret, it’s what you didn’t do.” – Grace Slick

I may not have the sweetest and most picture-perfect relationship with my mom but I always make every effort in pursuit of her happiness, especially right after my dad passed away eight years ago. So each year, I promise myself to take her to somewhere she’s never been to.