• 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…

  • 14 Incredibly Fun Things To Do In Naga, Cebu
    Travel

    14 Incredibly Fun Things To Do In Naga, Cebu

    Naga, Cebu is a haven of natural beauty. Full of surprises and jaw-dropping natural wonders, the city has captured my heart and quenched my thirst for adventure in so many ways. From the famous Mount Naupa to unheralded gems, I’ve experienced a world of fun, thanks to the fascinatingly exciting things to do in Naga, Cebu. And, with the help of local adventurers like sir Francis, the city has become my ultimate hiking playground on our small yet diverse and colorful island. As a matter of fact, I think it’s my favorite city in Cebu. For the last couple of years, I’ve been blithely exploring the mountains and hidden corners…

  • Mount Lanhan: A Silver Lining Tucked In Sibonga’s Highlands
    Travel

    Mount Lanhan: A Silver Lining In Sibonga’s Highlands

    They say every cloud has a silver lining. And on an uneventful week scarred by a series of mishaps, Mount Lanhan was my silver lining. Unheralded and likely scenic, Sibonga’s towering sierra was my last hope of kicking off the year on the right foot. In spite of the unfamiliarity and rumored short trail, I was willing to take a chance on this mountain. I had to infuse the optimism that makes things more fascinating and beautiful in my eyes. And, Mount Lanhan might be the hopeful prospect or cure to a seemingly lifeless week. A few months ago, one of my hiking buddies, Beth, forwarded a Facebook post highlighting…

  • Panadtaran, San Fernando: Unleashing My Inner Carefree Child
    Travel

    Panadtaran, San Fernando: Unleashing My Inner Carefree Child

    When we were kids, all we wanted in life was to be grown-ups. Back then, the idea of becoming an adult was so alluring. We daydreamed about our ability to make our own decisions and live life on our terms. Ironically, we, years later, realize that those were the best years of our lives. As matter of fact, most of us wish that we could travel back in time to the carefree years of our youth. As kids, we thought adulthood means absolute freedom. But, the reality is, it’s mostly stress and responsibilities. On the bright side, there are still plenty of ways to temporarily escape the pressures and burdens…