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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

Budget Travel, cebu, Hotels, Philippines


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.

cebu, Kid Friendly Travel, Kid Friendly Travels, Philippines, Travel Tips and Guides

Snow World in Cebu for the Whole Family

WINTER IS COMING: SNOW WORLD CEBU It is currently Yuletide season which means one thing: Winter is coming… … unless you live in a tropical country such as the Philippines. In Cebu, we enjoy sun and rain all year round and never get to experience four seasons; and will never experience a white Christmas. Snow… Continue reading Snow World in Cebu for the Whole Family

Visas & Docs, Visas and Passport Guides for Filipinos

How to Get Flight Reservations for Visa Applications for Filipinos

One challenging part when it comes to applying for visa--whether to Europe, Canada, US or UK--is the requirement of submitting flight bookings / reservations. If you look at my visa application guides, you will see that this is a specific requirement for most countries in EU area: France Schengen Visa Guide, Norway Schengen Visa Guide,… Continue reading How to Get Flight Reservations for Visa Applications for Filipinos

Story Nights Cebu


While others still seek employment even months after graduation, I was lucky enough to land a job a month before leaving the university. - Rome Nicolas

Travel Etiquette for Travelers |
Travel Column, Travel Tips and Guides

Travel Etiquette Rules to Live By

Golden Rules When Traveling. Customs, norms and traditions may vary from culture to culture, but here are some 10 Travel Etiquette rules to live by for every millennial traveler. Enjoy!

News, The Book

"Postcards from Elsewhere" Book Talk

A sit-down interview and an open forum with the author and illustrator of the "Postcards from Elsewhere" book. I

Published Essays, Published Stories, Story Nights Cebu, Travel Column

17 Types of Guys You’ll Meet on Tinder

We all have to agree that Tinder will always be the Mecca app for all single ladies. Whether your goal is to seek for your next Ryan Gosling or just want to have a quick lay, Tinder is the one. Online dating will always be a trial and error experiment. It can be fun and all but always expect lots of twist and turns especially that Tinder has a plethora of interesting and unexpected characters.