• 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,…

  • 36 Incredibly Fun And Exciting Things To In Cebu
    Travel

    41 Incredibly Fun Things To Do In Cebu

    Packed your vitamins? In a province jam-packed with adventures and sights, you’ll definitely need them, on your visit to Cebu. From cultural and historical riches to awe-inspiring natural marvels, there are a lot of insanely fun things to do in Cebu for all types of travelers. And, while I’ve been living in Cebu for decades, I still haven’t seen and experience every stunning sight and adrenaline-pumping diversion in this Southeast Asian hub. The way I see it, Cebu has a lifetime of adventures and experiences to offer to the open-minded and wide-eyed explorer. Traveling to the world’s 6th best island, but don’t know what to do in Cebu? Here are…

  • How Nature Prepared Me For Coronavirus
    Philosophy,  Travel

    How Nature Prepared Me For Coronavirus

    I’m an eternal optimist. With a stoic mindset and an unwavering sunny disposition, I always find a ray of light in every dark tunnel. And, even as coronavirus continues to inflict its own brand of terror, I remain calm, lighthearted, forward-looking and at peace. In the age of uncertainty and anxiety, my optimistic outlook is, no doubt, my best and only hope for survival in the dystopian reality created by the global pandemic. And, I had developed this skill thanks to the world’s greatest teacher: Mother Nature When news of the pandemic broke out, I knew I had an edge over this bizarre and contagious virus. Mother Nature, after all,…

  • Tuburan Cebu: Loving Life In The Time Of Crisis
    Travel

    Tuburan Cebu: Love In The Time Of Crisis

    A shiver of excitement ran down my spine. Standing on the edge of a cliff in Tuburan Cebu, I had been whisked away to an oasis of natural beauty. Even though I was still on earth, I felt like I was a billion light-years away from a world eclipsed by forest fires, volcanic eruptions, and a virus outbreak. Gazing at the lush, emerald landscapes of North Cebu, thoughts of an endless series of possibilities and adventures soon flooded through me. It was a moment of bliss and a refreshing break from a rough start to 2020. What’s more, it was just the start of a day-long exploration of some of…