• events,  lifestyle,  local,  people

    Our Balangay Sunset Cruise Experience

    A week ago, Jec and I joined a Balangay Sunset Cruise at Roxas Boulevard. I almost didn’t go because I was feeling lazy at the last minute, but since we already made reservations, we still went. And I enjoyed it a lot! Motion sickness and phobias aside, it was refreshing to be away from the noise of Manila even for 2 hours. There were less than 20 of us in the Balangay, so it was pretty intimate. The boat could fit more people, but I guess they really intended to make the cruise for a close group of people. I’m not very good at describing my experiences and recalling all…

  • events,  lifestyle,  people

    I’ve Been Tagged! TravelBook.PH X LazerXtreme Blogging Event

    Last March  26, 2017, I was invited by Travel  Book PH to attend the TravelBook.PH X LazerXtreme Blogger Event. Since I had no idea what LazerXtreme is about, I thought we were going to literally play guns outdoors. LOL. Talk about being naive. But overall, it was indeed an afternoon filled with fun, bonding, learnings, and new friends. I was hesitant to go at first because the venue is far from my place, but I ended up having more fun than  I expected and I even bagged lots of prizes, which seldom happens for an unlucky girl like me (Read: I don’t even win at bingo games)!

  • banaue,  family,  local,  nature,  people,  photo dump,  photography,  travels

    #BaeTravels: Banaue Trip Day 3

    Hi, guys! I know I am already so behind on my Banaue blog posts, so let me make it up to you by writing this 3rd volume out of the 5. We spent five days in Banaue, so naturally, I would be writing 5 blog posts as well. On our third day, we woke up to the sun shining brightly at us, we had a hearty breakfast (mom’s choice), and then we went to Sagada for a quick trip. Ready for Day 3? Let’s go!

  • culture,  history,  people,  places,  travels

    The Manila Bae: Exploring Manila By Feet

    The last week has been dragging. I could feel my words hanging loosely in my articles. None of them made sense and I couldn’t even feel my own voice in them. Something is not right. I usually feel this when I write too much for consecutive days that work starts to feel more like a chore than something that I naturally enjoy and look forward to. To battle this, I long for some sort of adventure I can immerse myself in. I told Jec that I wanted to go walk the streets of Manila and take pictures using his DSLR, which I don’t have. He said yes, so off we…

  • art,  nature,  people,  places,  travels

    A Day in Manila

    I woke up this morning dreading the day ahead. I’ve never been particularly fond of Monday, but it was somehow harder for me to get up because I’ve been MIA from work for weeks because of my recent dengue so that somehow meant that I needed to start from scratch and tap the writer in me. Fortunately for me, work is light today, so I don’t have to go on full-blown writer mode. My tasks are enough to put me back on track. Having spent the last few days in the hospital and at home made me crave for an adventure again. The last time that I was out and about…

  • birthday,  people,  personal,  places,  self

    My 23rd Birthday at Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens & Spa, Antipolo

    On my 23rd birthday, mom had the idea of bringing me to this resort in Antipolo. At first, I thought it was a charity or a house for the elderly because of the way the place sounded and I was ready to turn down the offer because I didn’t really want to do anything on my birthday. I was just planning to eat an entire box of pizza and a tub of ice cream by myself, real talk. Upon checking the website, I was awestruck. It was a definite love at first sight. It was too good to be true, but it even got better when we finally saw the place…

  • life,  love,  people,  self,  thank you

    Open Letters To People I Owe

    * As I’m about to mark my 23rd birthday on the calendar, I can’t help but reminisce on old events and old people in my life. To be fair, I also can’t help but be thankful of the people I recently met just before I hit 23. I still have a lot of hangups and I figured that one way to lessen them is to write about them and write open letters to the people I owe. This will be a split of thanking and apologising to people. I owe people a lot of words but it’s still impossible for me to speak to some of the individual people personally…