February 17, 2017

SUELAS FLATS REVIEW | Suelas, the Soles’ Soulmate

I walk. Often slow. With my eyes processing the sceneries, the ears listening to the conflicting sounds and noises around. I take my time until I could feel my leg muscles silently speaking the language of exhaustion and pain. Walking is the soul of my trips. It deepens my understanding of the place’s ironies and intricacies. Walking around Borobudur Temple, Yogyakarta Good footwear is the soles’ soul. And it took me awhile to find the right fit. I have tried countless loafers and flip-flops. I have tried Celine. So Fab. Zara. Celine is not flat enough. So Fab makes weird […]
May 7, 2016
Kai Made for Adventure

KAI: How Is It to Wear Your Passion?

For years, I have been planning to come up with my own clothing brand that echoes my varied albeit related passions in life: coffee, writing, reading, cats, gardening, and traveling. Recent travel news affirms that traveling and cats can actually go together. I gushed out about t-shirts with quotes from geniuses like Virginia Woolf, Oliver Sacks, Orhan Pamuk, JM Coetzee, Toni Morrison, Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, what-have-you in the world of sciences and arts. Of course, nobody would buy these t-shirts, okay maybe a select few of whimsical humans. But a shirt on coffee, cats, and traveling, a good number […]
November 22, 2015

PRODUCT REVIEW | Sky Travel Luggage Review

Sky Travel Luggage Review is an honest, personal (yes, not a sponsored post) review.  I know how important a good bag is for month-long trips. I know I could not use my old and well-used Jester for this trip. So I kept on checking the outdoor shops to look for that perfect love. I intended to buy a backpack, because you know, I consider myself a backpacker. But a high-quality backpack ironically is not cheap; it can cost P8, 000 or more. Another thing to consider is my problematic lower back, which refrains me from carrying heavy load for long. I have no plans of […]
November 10, 2015
OLD BAGAN, MYANMAR

PRODUCT REVIEW: Rubber Mini Flexible Portable Tripod

How portable rubber mini flexible portable tripod is? I rarely take selfies, and by selfie, I mean holding the phone or the camera and pointing it to my face. I find the act lazy and uncreative. But I love taking travel portraits of myself, of making myself the subject of many beautiful sceneries. Perhaps it is my way to really convince myself that yes, you are here, Jona, you have traveled here, you have seen the pagodas and the temples in Old Bagan, Myanmar, yes, you have walked through the tea plantations in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia, yes, you have trekked Chiang […]