• Colour Museum: Hacking Into My Happy Brain Chemicals
    Travel

    Colour Museum: Hacking Into My Happy Brain Chemicals

    We all have uninspiring days where everything seems gray and spiritless. And, sometimes, those dreary days and moments turn into weeks, months, and even years. Soon, we start to feel like we’re running out of steam, drained by our mundane, daily grind. Stuck in a rut, we’ll ultimately feel like we’re just walking through the motions, completing the same routine day after day. In our search for a quick fix or an upheaval, we turn to local spots that will hopefully splash more colors to our life. And, in Cebu, you’ll find tons of local attractions like the Colour Museum in SM Seaside Cebu that promise to make your days…

  • The Enigmatic And Fascinating Stranger On The Bus To Cebu
    Philosophy,  Travel

    The Enigmatic And Fascinating Stranger On The Bus

    They say a different version of you exists in the minds of everyone who knows you. And with the world getting smaller by the day, there are likely a thousand or even a million versions of you today. The annoying workmate, the supportive friend and the stranger you met on a foreign land – everyone you cross paths with sees and paints a different image of you. You can be a cut-throat villain in someone’s world, a harmless sheep in the eyes of your parents, or a symbol of hope to the friends who adore you. Heck, even the woman selling cigarettes on the streets creates a version of you…

  • The Search For Pangpang In Barili
    Travel

    The Search For Pangpang In Barili

    I felt the surge of adrenaline and joy rushing  through me. Amused by my company and charmed by the beauty of nature, I just found the opening to the seemingly endless maze of stress, sleepless nights and bills. After weeks of non-stop dancing to the frenzied rhythms of modern life, I finally had a healthy dose of optimism. And, I experienced this high while standing on a hill on our search for a pangpang (cliff in English) in Barili and Sibonga.  Like most of our exploration adventures, this hill was such a pleasant surprise in a day full of ups and downs. As a matter of fact, we didn’t even…

  • 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…