• 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,…

  • The Little Prince: Timeless Lessons From A Kid's Book
    Books

    The Little Prince: Timeless Lessons From A Kid’s Book

    They say you should never judge a book by its cover. But, every time I see the colorful and whimsical cover of “The Little Prince”, I always say it’s just a children’s book. Naive and unsophisticated, I didn’t think the book would ever appease my insatiable thirst for wisdom and knowledge.  How on earth can a child-friendly story help me unlock the infinite mysteries of the universe? Why do some find it a life-changing and inspiring book like the Alchemist by Paulo Coelho?  I was, like most adults, analytical, playing on the safe side and thinking if a children’s book can teach me a handful of valuable lessons.  And, truthfully,…

  • Postcards And Letters To Adrielle
    Philosophy

    Postcards And Letters To Adrielle

    Dear Adrielle,  I’m dying.  I know it sounds blunt, and I wish there’s an easier way to say it.  But, I really can’t sugarcoat the truth.  It’s my reality and my eventuality.  For every minute that passes by, I’m getting closer to my final thrill. And, in this age of uncertainty, any moment can be my last.  On the bright side, I do have a couple of uplifting news, as I’m writing this letter to you, Adrielle. First, your pops has been recently listed as a finalist for 13th Best Cebu Blogs Awards in the photo blog category.  As you know, your father isn’t fond of collecting medals, trophies and…