Musandam: A Dose of an Omani Dhow Cruise

I was in Dubai for a business trip when one of my UAE-based friends suggested that we visit Oman on a weekend. As neighbouring countries, Oman can be accessed by land. One frequently… Continue reading

Waterfalls of Kennon Road (Benguet, PH)

Many quiet rivers start from noisy waterfalls, but none of them jumps and does not foam up to the sea. But it is often a sign of great peace of mind, and hidden… Continue reading

Aran Cave (Benguet, PH)

Spelunking or caving is about exhilarating exploration, discovering a furtive underground landscape of stalactites and stalagmites, caverns and crevices where seemingly creepy silence echoes. The ghostly feeling these concealed wonders, and all that it… Continue reading

Betcha Bye BALI Wow

After a grueling 2-week, work-related trips around Central Thailand and Java in Indonesia, I spent my then untouched annual leave in Bali.  My original plan was to go to Jeju Island in Korea… Continue reading

Aigoo, Agoo Eco-Park (La Union)

In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks. – John Muir With the mere mention of La Union, the first thing that comes to one’s mind is the surf… Continue reading

8 Years

Long after I have given up, my heart still searches for you without my permission… Exactly 8 years ago this day, August 22, I died. It was that day when she left me… Continue reading

Don’t Hurry, Worry

Some six (or seven) years ago, I entertained the idea of wanting to set foot on all 81 provinces in the Philippines. The goal seems far-fetched until I noticed that after a couple… Continue reading

Baguio’s Local Folks

“Community is a sign that love is possible in a materialistic world where people so often either ignore or fight each other. It is a sign that we don’t need a lot of… Continue reading

Filipi-Know: Pinoy Words I Love.

Words are exceptionally the most commanding force presented to people. The use of such is something we do every single day whenever we talk to people, and even to ourselves. We either have the freedom… Continue reading

Quatervois

When you’re lost, when you’re in a “quatervois” — where do you begin? Most people I know (personal or random acquaintances) perceive me as someone jolly and happy and blessed and living a… Continue reading