Birthday Thoughts During a Pandemic

My birthday is about to end in a few minutes. For the past 4 years (except 2017*) I have been spending my birthday in a place I have never been to yet. If there wasn’t a pandemic right now, I would have continued that tradition. Earlier this year, I was considering Timor Leste for my […]

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6 Things I Learned During the Community Quarantine

Yesterday is the last day of May, and the last day for the Province of La Union to be under General Community Quarantine (GCQ). Today, everyone in the province is already allowed to go outside their residence. Two and a half months ago, Luzon Island was placed under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ). It was a […]

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7 Things To Do In Singapore With Kids

There are a lot of things to do in Singapore with kids, making it a great destination for the family. Also, it is very easy to move around even with kids as it is very organized, safe and they have very good public transport. I don’t have a family yet, but I have already experienced […]

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Cabacungan Cove in Basilisa, Dinagat Islands, Philippines

Found on the same island where Bitaog Beach is located, Cabacungan Cove is an enchanting cove just 5-10 minutes away by boat from Duyos Beach. It is a long stretch of fine white sand beach lined with coconut trees and surrounded by towering limestone cliffs. In the middle lies an islet. The water is very […]

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My Favorite Travel Resources for South East Asia Travel

I may have mentioned several times in my previous posts that I’m not a fan of tour packages. I prefer planning my trips on my own and to be honest, it is not that easy planning for a trip. But there are several travel resources that helped me a lot in my previous trips, especially […]

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Our Instagram Tour Photoshoot with Insta Tours Bali

As mentioned in my previous post, the highlight of my best friend Hanna’s bachelorette party in Bali last year was an Instagram tour photoshoot. Bali is a very picturesque place, and she wants to have nice pictures so she suggested hiring a professional photographer. We considered booking with Sweet Escape, but I found a better […]

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How We Pulled Off a Surprise Bridal Shower in Bali for my Bestfriend

A year ago today, Liza and I gave our best friend Hanna a surprise bridal shower in Bali. We flew to Bali for her bachelorette party which Hanna and I planned together. Little did she know, we were also preparing something for her. Before I proceed with how we pulled off the surprise, let me […]

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My Experience Visiting an Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Rai, Thailand

Today I have just found out that the Elephant Valley Thailand (EVT), an ethical elephant sanctuary in Chiang Rai is closing permanently. Because of COVID-19, they could not survive the loss of income. I am very sad because EVT is one of the very few truly ethical elephant sanctuaries in Thailand. Many sanctuaries in Northern […]

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7 Mountains Near Metro Manila, Philippines for Easy Day Hike

I know that all of us are waiting for the day when this pandemic will finally be over. A lot of people probably had to cancel their travel plans this year because it’s hard to predict what’s going to happen in the coming days. When we can finally travel again, why not travel within the […]

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It’s a Small World After All – How I Met a Schoolmate’s Father in Perth, Australia

This happened many years back but I just thought of writing about it because I saw some pictures from my trip to Perth while trying to organize my files in my external hard drive. It’s one of the things that’s been keeping me busy since the enhanced community quarantine started. In 2008, I was sent […]

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