November 26, 2015

OUR SKIN DIARY | Filipina Degrade Themselves in Online Chat Rooms

OMG. Reading this made me angry for some reason. Filipinos are a racist bunch, and I’m not even one. I was in Manila last year. Like what the author has pointed out, I saw the same type of couples : fat, old westerner with a local Filipina. We all know it is not love, STOP defending couples like these! When people use each other for their own interests/potential gains, that is NOT love. We don’t have a right to judge, I agree but c’mon it is obvious. We are all born with intuition and we can sense when something is […]
December 2, 2015

Changes! Changes!

It feels like April here in Cebu; for someone who brags about the seeming eternal summer in her country, I find the heat almost unbearable. And for someone who brags about having a life-work balance, here I am so caught up with revising Backpacking with a Book’s feel and content. These past years, I took BWAB as a repository for my published articles and photos. I never considered it a possible place of and for awesomeness; by awesomeness, I mean a beautiful, interactive travel blog that readers can visit again and again, a place where they can find not only […]
December 5, 2015

Falling in Love with the Sunny Santa Cruz

San Cruz is a city with a sunny personality.  It is liberal and supports alternative communities. Its warmth does not stop there; its landscape is to die for. This city is home to the renowned Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, a tree-lined downtown, which is a lovely sight come fall. Plus, there is certain beauty in walking through its redwood forests and pristine coastline. Indeed, Sta. Cruz is sunny all year round. To make it easy for you, here are boutique hotels, five of the many affordable hotels in Santa Cruz.
December 7, 2015
Guiuan, Eastern Samar 2015

PHOTO DIARY | Traveling to Guiuan after Yolanda

“Where are you now?” “In the middle of the bridge?” Yes, with a question mark because I was really on the bridge at four in the afternoon, yes, with a question mark because I could not really believe that I was on the bridge and had not checked in yet. I was kinda embarrassed to admit that I totally overlooked the simple truth that all travel guides I have read on Guiuan were pre-Yolanda (Haiyan). And that’s the thing about places hit by the supertyphoon. These places have now modifiers “before” and “after Yolanda” attached to their names.