• Hirasol
    Fiction

    The Hirasol Gardener

    Note: I originally wrote this short story for a literary contest about hirasol. Amazingly, I felt a strong and irresistible urge to create short stories, after writing The Hirasol Gardener. So, expect more short stories on my blog in the near future. I’m an escapist.  Whenever life feels like an endless parade of problems, I find a way to escape it.  I travel to exotic lands, run marathons, nurture plants, go on cycling adventures, and hike steep mountains just to escape my crashing reality.  And, on this sunny, breezy and eerily quiet December weekend, I’ve decided to escape life again.  I’m a troubled soul, overwhelmed by the chaos and miseries…

  • 11 Insanely Fun Things To Do In Moalboal, Cebu
    Travel

    11 Insanely Fun Things To Do In Moalboal, Cebu

    Free-spirited, sun-soaked and beautiful, Moalboal is Cebu’s wild child. Known for its bohemian ambiance, year-round sunshine and vibrant nightlife, Moalboal, Cebu is a paradise for energetic and fun-loving foreign travelers. Of course, there are plenty of reasons why countless of travelers worldwide flock to Moalboal, Cebu every year. From spectacular underwater treasures to picture-perfect waterfalls, you’ll find a plethora of amazing and incredibly exciting things to do in Moalboal, Cebu. Whether you’re a local explorer and a foreign travel junkie, this wondrous beach town will sweep you into bliss in so many ways. What’s more, the town offers convenient access to some of the finest and most remarkable South Cebu…

  • Marmol Cliff And My Enchanting Time Travel Adventure
    Travel

    Marmol Cliff And My Enchanting Time Travel Adventure

    There’s an atmosphere of fear, darkness and uncertainty everywhere in Cebu. From a welcoming land of endless summer bliss, Cebu has turned into a somber island of barricades and masked troopers. Whether you’re buying essentials in a mall or hiding in a secluded spot like Marmol Cliff, you’ll feel the wrath of Covid-19 wherever you go on our island.    Yet, even with the on-going chaos and fiasco, my enthusiasm for exploring places is spiking. And, truthfully, I’ve even been traveling to a slew of awe-inspiring places, amid the pandemic.  From the picture-perfect ruins of Ayutthaya, Thailand to enchanting Marmol Cliff in Tuburan, it’s been a whirlwind of adventure ever since…

  • The Pursuit Of Happiness Is A Joke And Overrated AF
    Philosophy

    The Pursuit Of Happiness Is Overrated AF

    In my younger days, I always thought that pursuing happiness is the key to a fulfilling life.  Starry-eyed and vaguely cheerful, I thought the world would be a better place if everyone chases their happy pill. When people seek my advice, I would always share a barrage of positive, optimistic and uplifting ideas.  Having a burnout? Need an escape from your endless parade of bills and workload? I’d often say travel, and find your happiness.  Unhappy with your boss or at work? Go find greener pastures elsewhere, just like what I did in my 20s.   But, today, as I’m standing on the summit of San Carlos Heights in Quiot, Cebu,…