Bucket List Check, Country, Indonesia, southeast asia

Is Indonesia ‘Just Like the Philippines’?

Kelingking was one of the best thing I've seen in my life, something your mind cannot forget. Like your First Kiss. Or Napoli Pizza.

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


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


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.

Budget Travel, cebu, Country, hong kong, Japan, kuala lumpur, macau, North Asia, Singapore, south korea, southeast asia, taiwan, Travel Tips and Guides

Where to Go? Top Cebu-direct Flight International Destinations

The opening of the brand new Mactan Cebu International Airport is a blessing to travelers in the Vis-Min area. Several years ago when I was younger, all international flights meant we have to pass through Manila. However, Cebu is fast becoming the preferred regional hub for international flights. Among the first destinations offered in Cebu… Continue reading Where to Go? Top Cebu-direct Flight International Destinations

Published Stories, Travel Column

Of Books and Friends

I looked around in amazement. Around me were 50,000-something books with 13-meter tall bookshelves, lots of open air and natural light. Quite a few people are taking selfies, while some are silently reading or working on their laptops. I was just looking around, unable to hide my amazement with all the books around me. I… Continue reading Of Books and Friends

Country, southeast asia, Thailand, Travel Tips and Guides, what to expect

What to Expect in Bangkok, Thailand

A few years back, I wrote a What to Expect: Taipei, Taiwan article that received a lot of positive feedback, and thought I would do it again: this time what to expect in Bangkok Thailand. Because of Hollywood (most notably, Hangover 2), Bangkok has been put on the world map. It has been known as… Continue reading What to Expect in Bangkok, Thailand