• Colour Museum: Hacking Into My Happy Brain Chemicals
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    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…

  • Gaas To Toledo: The Hunt For Insta-worthy Landscapes
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    Gaas To Toledo: The Hunt For Insta-worthy Landscapes

    The lush mountains of Gaas and Toledo are a sight that excites the senses. Picture-perfect and tantalizing, these landscapes offer a dose of optimism and an escape from the real world’s crashing depression. Every time I hit the trails of Toledo and Gaas, I always return home with a gallery of Instagrammable snaps. In fact, the pictures of these places in Cebu are a sure-fire bet, when it comes to upping your Instagram game. And, more importantly, it usually craves my wanderlust and sense of adventure. One of my fondest memories of these places in Cebu was the stunning sunset in Mount Tagaytay. With the striking shades of gold and…

  • Panas, Balirong And The Free Spirited Dream Girl
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    Manayon’s Peak And The Free Spirited Dream Girl

    She is an enchantress. Every time she casts a spell over me, I find myself craving and yearning to see the world from her perspective. With her optimism and can-do spirit, she has taught me to embrace life and its infinite adventures and mysteries.  Adventurous and free spirited, she has led me to numerous escapades and secret bucolic spots like Manayon’s Peak. Her name is Sofia, and she is my version of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl. In film and pop culture, the Manic Pixie Dream Girl is a pretty well-known cliché. It’s a term that refers to the girl who sparks a wondrous life of adventure to the male…

  • Philosophy

    How The Mountains Are Secretly Teaching Us Stoicism

    An overactive imagination can be both a blessing and a curse.  On the bright side, my imagination can spin a thousand of beautiful scenarios and visualize infinite possibilities in mere seconds. Even when I’m isolated in a cold and dark room, there’s never a dull or boring moment with my playful imagination.  While it often fills my mind with colors and positive energy, it can also pave the road to over thinking and anxiety. And, I had been dealing with anxiety, my entire life, creating conspiracies and imagining bloody scenarios. But, anxiety vanished slowly when I began traveling and hiking. Then, I learned the ultimate vaccine to anxiety: Stoicism. The…