Luang Prabang is still fresh in my mind even if it has been almost two months now since we went there. When I reminisce about our trip, what comes to mind other than its beautiful Buddhist temples is the dramatic sunset view of the Mekong River. We stayed in Luang Prabang for four days at… Continue reading Highlights of Luang Prabang
September 2022 marks the first intercontinental trip for D and me after more than two years. It was a 2 week vacation, and we were keen in exploring as much nearby places as we could. In reading travel blogs, my interest was piqued by a morning day tour to Montserrat, Spain. I browsed through AirBnB’s… Continue reading Morning Hike at Montserrat
When D and I recently visited Dingalan, Aurora, we consulted the owners of the resort where we stayed at, Pacific Buddies Beachfront Resort, of activities or tours that most of their guests enjoyed. They recommended a day tour to Abungan Falls. We asked if we could walk all the way there from the resort and… Continue reading Abungan Falls
The last time we drove to the province of Aurora was in 2018, and it was high time for a visit. Back then we drove to Baler, famous for its surfing spots. This time, our destination would be municipality of Dingalan, and we would be passing through the province of Nueva Ecija in Central Luzon.… Continue reading Roadtrip to Dingalan, Aurora
Over the first half of the year, Tagaytay, a known travel destination south of Metro Manila, was our go-to for staycations. It was after all just a few hours’ drive away from home, and the view of Taal Volcano was something we would never tire of. D suggested checking out the municipalities closer to the… Continue reading Ataalaya Farmhouse
Punto Spring Farm was a hidden gem we were lucky to have discovered when we were in Magalang, Pampanga. This was when we were taking a quick break from the summer heat at Kaffe Uno one recent Saturday afternoon. I was checking Google Maps for nearby attractions, and found this place. What intrigued me to… Continue reading Punto Spring Farm
Since I was a child, whenever we drive up to the north of Luzon in the Philippines, Mt. Arayat, never fails to capture my attention. Until now, I have snippets of memories of me looking out the window of my grandma’s van while we drove on towards the province of Bataan (or perhaps to Pangasinan)… Continue reading Mt. Arayat and Abe’s Farm
The summer heat is on! Luckily, D and I managed to squeeze in a climb of Mt Talamitam in Nasugbu, Batangas, a couple of weeks ago. It was my second time to hike this mountain, and it’s been seven years since the first time. I can’t believe I haven’t had a proper climb since 2015.… Continue reading Mt Talamitam, Revisited
An art and nature-filled visit to Shambala Silang.
Long days seated in front of my computer since work from home began always result to muscle pains on my neck and shoulder. Last year I had a scare as I was waking up in the wee hours of the morning with a bad headache, that I consulted a neurologist and had some tests done.… Continue reading Nurture Wellness Village Spa
Looks like work from home is going to be applicable in the foreseeable future, and so I am consciously trying to make an effort to adhere to the hard stop I set for myself Mondays through Fridays. I cringe internally when, after being in front of my laptop for meetings or just to get through… Continue reading Little Joys Around the Block
Since Sunday of last week, my home internet connection stopped working. And though I tried every tactic I can think of to have it fixed, my pleas are probably buried under all the requests and complaints of home-based folks experiencing the same technical issues as I have – with some going on for 4 weeks… Continue reading Garden Delights
Lovely specks of colors qietly tucked in the corners of my and my sister’s gardens
Narra, the Philippine national tree, and summer bring about yellow roads. Almost like a tropical version of sakura.
Communities cultivating vacant lots for organic vegetation is something I hope to see more of. Sharing with you what we have in our humble hometown neighborhood