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Bucket List Check, Country, Singapore, southeast asia, Travel Tips and Guides

Bucket List Check: Singapore, Exotic Jewel of the Far East

I caught my first glimpse of the renowned Jewel at the Changi Airport early in the morning. Despite being visibly tired and coming from a 3.5-hour flight from Cebu, my whole demeanor flight changed upon catching sight of this ‘jewel’.

Bucket List Check, Country, North Asia, taiwan, Travel Tips and Guides

Jiufen and Shifen: Taiwan’s charming old towns

Did you know that Taiwan was actually Japan's first colony? You can still feel it, once you step on the shores of Taiwan--you can feel a little bit of China, and a little bit of Japan... but don't tell the Taiwanese that. Japan wanted to show off to the world that they can also do the imperial colonizing… Continue reading Jiufen and Shifen: Taiwan’s charming old towns

Published Essays, Published Stories, Travel Column, US

Entrepreneurs pivot… and so does the world

Cocky is good social capital. Extroverts win. Optimism is an asset. But can optimism become too much that it becomes unhealthy? One word, four letters: FYRE.

Country, Japan, Kid Friendly Travel, Kid Friendly Travels, North Asia, Travel Tips and Guides

Travel with Kids to Tokyo Japan: 4 Days Travel Itinerary

Here's a 4-day Tokyo Japan Itinerary if you intend to travel with kids.

Published Stories, Travel Column

Blank Canvas

'Sprezzatura' is a beautiful Italian term which means 'looking effortless'; or as the 16th century Italian author Baldassare Castiliogne describes it, a certain 'nonchalance' so as to conceal and make whatever one does appear without effort or almost any thought about it. 'Sprezzatura' is a beautiful Italian term which means 'looking effortless'; or as the… Continue reading Blank Canvas

COVID, Musings, News

COVID Diary Day 7: The Rules of Love Have Changed

This is an interesting shift in Tinder's use case, where users previously use Tinder as a meat market for warm bodies within close distance range. Now Tinder could pivot to become a platform for soul connections and worthwhile conversations (after you pass the first and vital visual round mutually, of course.)

Budget Travel, COVID, Musings, News, Travel Column, Travel Tips and Guides

COVID Diary Day 9: When this is over…

What are the long term implications of travel? This could be the death of the budget airline era (and begpackers).

COVID, Musings, Philippines

COVID Diary Day 8: WTF's Emergency Powers?

From the lawmakers of the House of Representatives: 'TOGETHER WITH DOCTORS AND FRONTLINERS, WE WENT TO WORK FOR YOU, SO PLEASE STAY AT HOME FOR US'

cebu, COVID, Musings, Philippines

COVID Diary Day 2: How to be Productive rn

Isaac Newton had to stay at home during the Black Plague, too. While quarantined, he used the time to develop his greatest work, including the theory of gravity and the basis of calculus. (College students, thank the pandemic for the birth of calculus.)

Country, COVID, Musings, News, Philippines

COVID Diary Day 4: Philippine Stock Market Closes (…and Reopens)

On Tuesday, March 17, 2nd day of imposed lockdown, I woke up to the news that the Philippine Stock Exchange is closed 'until further notice'. Pin needle drops. I've heard a lot of COVID-19 news over the past months, but this is the moment I knew that shit just got real. I don't know a… Continue reading COVID Diary Day 4: Philippine Stock Market Closes (…and Reopens)

COVID, Musings, News

COVID Diary Day 3: Death of Lean?

What business improvements do you plan to implement after the COVID-19 lockdown? Share your thoughts and let me know how you are all holding up!

Budget Travel, cebu, Hotels, Philippines

YELLO HOTEL: CEBU SMART AND DESIGN HOTEL

Yello hotel features a lot of smart features that enable technology to make the guest experience better. Once you get to the hotel lobby, you are greeted by this charming smart robot.