cebu, COVID, Musings, News, Philippines

COVID Diary Day 10: Attention, Attention

By Day 10, attention is already a hard resource to come by.

Country, News, Philippines

12 “Only in the Philippines” Moments

12 'Only in the Philippines' moments I have and can remember. Some are endearing, some are shocking, but all of them are definitely 'Only in the Philippines'!

Food Guide, Philippines, siargao, Travel Tips and Guides

Must Try Eats in Siargao *Updated 2019*

Siargao is (so far) my favorite island in the Philippines, and is considered as the Surfing Capital of the Philippines. Most of the tourist activity is centered in General Luna in Siargao, and there are plenty of gems in the area to dine, party, and do activities. If it's your first time to visit the beautiful island, this blog will help you identify the must-sees.

Philippines, Travel Tips and Guides

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

Published Stories, Travel Column

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

Kid Friendly Travel, Kid Friendly Travels, Visas & Docs

How to Apply for DSWD Minor Travel Clearance in Cebu

I remember the feeling of traveling alone when I was only 16. Well it wasn't technically a solo trip--the rest of the family were already in Hong Kong and I had to follow after my finals--but I still remember the thrill of going to the airport, checking in my luggage, going through immigrations and finally… Continue reading How to Apply for DSWD Minor Travel Clearance in Cebu

cebu, Country, Nightlife Guide, Philippines, Travel Tips and Guides

Ultimate Cebu Nightlife Guide for Travelers *Updated 2019*

THIS BLOG POST HAS BEEN RECENTLY UPDATED ON SEPTEMBER 2018. For a lot of travelers, nightlife is ineluctably part of their itinerary. Sure, sightseeing and tours are a great way to see the city–but how do you truly know a city unless you’ve seen the night lights… unless you’ve mingled with the locals? To upcoming tourists … Continue reading 2018 Cebu nightlife guide

Philippines, Published Stories, Travel Column

The Filipino Identity Crisis

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, and on rare occasions, Chinese or Japanese.  But never Filipino. When I… Continue reading The Filipino Identity Crisis

Country, Philippines, siargao, Suggested Itineraries

Suggested itinerary: 4 days in Siargao, Philippines

Siargao is just one of the 7,000 islands in the Philippines, but it is quite well-known around the world for one thing: surfing.

Kid Friendly Travel

My Wanderlust Kid Turns Two Today!

4 countries, 10 cities, 2 continents. All before turning two years old.