Sweet escape

I did something for the first time, two weeks ago. For some reason, I woke up early that Saturday, and so was able to see an email about a Wacoal sale (everything at P100 each, proceeds to go to Japan quake victims). I dragged the husband to the sale, and was immediately disappointed at the…

A trip to Tagaytay & more!

I haven’t been writing that much because I just didn’t feel like doing it except now. It’s going to be my sixth month in my day job. So far, I’m good. I’m a content specialist for a…content provider. I get to write about stuff that I like. I’m just glad that I still get to…

A church as Filipino

More than 80% of Filipinos are Roman Catholics, a result of more than 300 years under Spain. The people have adopted religion as an important part of their culture.One of the best ways to know the story of towns and Philippine history in general, is to look at their churches. Take for example the Maragondon…

Trips with my wife

I’m happy to see that my wife has resurrected her blog. Her recent posts were about our past trips a few years ago. I love travelling with the woman of my life. It makes me know more about her and know more of myself. Soon, I will have the opportunity of driving her to Baguio and…

Before buzzing away

We just had to drop by the Bohol Bee Farm, which came highly recommended. Since this was just a quick stop before we head off to the airport for our flight back to Manila, we decided to just have lunch at the farm. We started with bread and three types of spread: pesto, honey and…

Bohol in one day

I was certain of one thing: I did not want your usual, run-of-the-mill packaged tour. So I did my research, and how. Philip was not the cheapest of the recommended tour guides I came across while researching for the trip. In fact, he was not on the list. But a friend of mine knows him,…

Escaping to Eskaya

As with many things, I came across Eskaya while lurking in one of my many email groups. It was the perfect destination for our yearlong delayed honeymoon, I thought. [DISCLAIMER: We went to Eskaya in December 2007. The amenities, food and service may have changed since then.] Not having a bottomless pit for a budget, we…

A bold look at travel writing

Sharing a quote from ‘Not a Tourist‘ an article written by Tom Swick. It incorporates the characters and plot line of a novel, the descriptive power of poetry, the substance of a history lesson, the discursiveness of an essay, and the—often inadvertent—self-revelation of a memoir. It revels in the particular while occasionally illuminating the universal….