Suggested Itinerary: 4 days, 3 nights in Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand is one of the most visited countries in the world: in the year 2016 alone, Thailand saw some 32.6 million visitors visiting their country. The appeal of Thailand has stretched far and wide: the country is most known for its hospitality, hence the moniker 'Land of Smiles'. May it be Thailand's Buddhist culture and temples, colorful nightlife, extensive shopping or amazing beaches, there is always something for you!

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Flying as a Million Miler

I have two travel personas. The first is when I travel alone or with my usual travel buddies. We backpack, stay in hostels, economy seats, eat in food carts and fly budget airlines, trying to get the most out of our buck. The second, is when I fly alongside with family. My father has a … Continue reading Flying as a Million Miler

Food Guide: Must Try Foods in Seoul, South Korea

If I had to come back to South Korea, for the food alone, I still definitely would--in a heartbeat. Back home, there are a lot of Korean transplants and hence Korean restaurants peppered in the city--but admittedly, I was not much of a fan of Korean food, until I got to the country. Everything is … Continue reading Food Guide: Must Try Foods in Seoul, South Korea

Pack Like a Pro: Pack Everything in 7KG

A few years back (2014, to be specific) I wrote an article about how to pack with a carryon baggage. I was speaking as a poor 24-year-old backpacker who fly budget airlines and promo fares and didn't want to waste money paying for check-in luggage. Four years later, I still don't want to go for … Continue reading Pack Like a Pro: Pack Everything in 7KG

10 Moments of Reverse Culture Shock in the Philippines

A few years back I had written an article entitled 10 MOMENTS OF CULTURE SHOCK IN EUROPE AS A FILIPINO that had gotten widely popular. What happens though when you lived overseas for a while and come back to your home country? 'Reverse Culture Shock', according to my quick search in Google, is the emotional & psychological distress suffered by … Continue reading 10 Moments of Reverse Culture Shock in the Philippines

How to Renew your Child’s Philippine Passport

Wow! I can't believe my child is already turning 5 this year! Whew--Time flew fast. This meant, for a travel blogger mom, one thing: I have to renew his Philippine passport! One of my most popular blogs was the guide on How to apply for your baby's Philippine passport, which still gets 100+ number of … Continue reading How to Renew your Child’s Philippine Passport

Yas girl, we’re the same brand of crazy!

It was already 3 in the morning and my friend Apollo and I were already feeling tired after a hazy night out. We decided to recover in a small hole-in-the-wall in Poblacion; with plans of drenching the night’s alcohol consumption with high-cholesterol chicken skin. Upon sitting down, I immediately noticed the man beside our table. […]

27 Club

In my pre-MBA days, I acquainted myself with misfits, bohemians and activists who did not subscribe to the consumer capitalist culture. I was surrounded by an amazing band of weirdos, artists, sculptors, poets and film directors; generally, non-conformists who are always grumbling about the status quo. And then, life happened. I don’t see my old … Continue reading 27 Club

Surfers and MBA

I squinted my eyes toward the blue horizon in the hopes of seeing an impending wave when suddenly I heard singing from afar. I looked east and noticed two local boys on their boards singing Freddie Aguilar some 100 meters away. “Slow day, huh?” I shouted. I was with my surfing guide, and we’ve been … Continue reading Surfers and MBA

The multilingual Filipino

“Hey, what language was that?” Nico, my German friend, asked the moment I put my phone down. I just finished a conversation was with my girlfriend from back home, while Nico and I were sat outside the benches in the Fisher Fine Art, where him and I normally studied. (Also, I just wanted to write … Continue reading The multilingual Filipino