Published Stories, Travel Column

Filipino’s Obsession with Bathing

Filipinos are known to love bathing. We do it as frequently as possible, normally twice a day. Some people I know even go as far as bathing thrice daily during the summer! We have more shampoo and soap products and commercials than any other culture (that I know).

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Country, Europe, france, Published Essays, Published Stories, Travel Column

That Time I was Robbed in Europe

I didn’t have a very good experience on my arrival in my first time in Paris. Quite literally I was robbed on my first day . . . of a box of pizza.

Philippines, Published Stories, Travel Column

The Filipino Identity Crisis

Spotify Anchor Support During my travels, I’ve been constantly approached and asked where I come from. For fun, I make a game out of it to let them guess. Most commonly, I’ve been perceived to be Thai. I’ve also been thought to be: Singaporean, Nepali, Kazakhstani, oddly Russian, and on rare occasions, Chinese or Japanese.… Continue reading The Filipino Identity Crisis

Published Stories, Travel Column

The multilingual Filipino

Spotify Anchor Support “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 home, while Nico and I were sat outside the benches while studying in the Fisher Fine Art Library. (Also, I just wanted to write that… Continue reading The multilingual Filipino

Musings, 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.

Bucket List Check, News, Nightlife Guide, Published Essays, Published Stories, Singapore, southeast asia, Travel Column, Travel Tips and Guides

NIGHTLIFE GUIDE: 1 ALTITUDE, SINGAPORE

Atop the Highest Al Fresco Bar in the World I've been to Singapore six times this year, mostly for business, and hugely because it's so easy to fly direct from Cebu via Cebu Pacific. And yet, for someone who's been to Singapore too many times, I realize I didn't know much about the city at… Continue reading NIGHTLIFE GUIDE: 1 ALTITUDE, SINGAPORE

Country, News, Published Essays, Published Stories, Singapore, southeast asia, Travel Column

AH, TO BE YOUNG AND STUPID

Funny how at the start of my 20s, I was at the very Marina Bay Sands, the architectural marvel that defined Singapore; and it was there where I received a wedding proposal and I was crying, not tears of joy but more tears of utter confusion.

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STAYCATION AT THE CITADINES IN BASELINE CENTER IN CEBU

The opportunity for my own writer's retreat presented itself at the right place and time, when I was invited for a weekend staycation during the launch of Citadines in Cebu City. Citadines is not your 'regular' hotel--the brand is in a different niche category known as Apart'hotel, which essentially combine the best of home and… Continue reading STAYCATION AT THE CITADINES IN BASELINE CENTER IN CEBU

cebu, Hotels and Accommodations, Philippines, Published Essays, Published Stories, Travel Column

THE MAYA ANGELOU METHOD

One of my heroes, the renowned writer, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou, had a peculiar writing process: she would wake up early in the morning and chick in a hotel room. She would specifically instruct the staff to remove any artworks from the walls. She would then start writing at 6:30 in the… Continue reading THE MAYA ANGELOU METHOD