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 the non-conformists who are always grumbling about the status quo. And then, life happened. I don’t see my … Continue reading 27 Club

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The multilingual Filipino

I finished my phone conversation with a silly grin on my face when I caught Nico* looking at me without disguising his curiosity. “What language was that?” he asked. The conversation was with my girlfriend from back home. We were sat having sandwiches outside the Fisher Fine Arts library in UPenn, where my friend and … Continue reading The multilingual Filipino

Jiufen & Shifen: Japanese spirits in Taiwan’s 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 & Shifen: Japanese spirits in Taiwan’s old towns

Siargao guide for non-surfers

Siargao is paradise for surfers--- and non-surfers, too. If you don't surf, there's more to Siargao then just surfing. Of course, I would highly recommend that you make 'learn to surf' a top priority on your itinerary, but if it's really not your thing, here are some activities you can do beyond surfing.

Siem Reap, Cambodia and surviving on P1,000 a day

Siem Reap is the gateway to the Angkor region, where the famed Angkor Wat temple complex is located. Is it possible to travel there with a budget? We spent 6 days in Siem Reap, Cambodia with only P6,000 pocket money and survived! That's a tight budget of P1,000 a day.

How to apply for your baby’s Philippine Passport

Summer is around the corner and travel is the best experience you can give to your child. I got my baby's passport when he was barely two months old so that he can visit his dad and paternal grandparents abroad.