December 10, 2017

Camotes Island Travel Guide 2018 | Things to Do in Camotes

CAMOTES ISLAND TRAVEL GUIDE | Camotes Island is a less known island destination in northern CeThese past few months, I was alienated from mountains because of stupefying vertigo attacks—a migraine aftermath, I hope, and not something life-threatening such as brain cancer or tumor. Vertigo made me incoherent—or to put it bluntly—plain stupid.  But the body and the mind longed for the beauty of restlessness, and beachineering and townhopping temporarily substituted for the mountains. To Camotes at Four in the Morning For nocturnal creatures by habit, Pie and I had to force ourselves to grab an hour sleep before heading to Camotes.  Partially […]
February 1, 2018
Yogyakarta Travel Guide Borobudur Temple

YOGYAKARTA TRAVEL GUIDE 2019 | 30 Things to Do in Yogyakarta 2019

LAST EDIT: DEC 2019 YOGYAKARTA TRAVEL GUIDE 2019 | Things to Do in Yogyakarta | All right, let me start this with a little narrative that requires your five-minute attention span. If you can’t stomach a little storytelling, you can simply skip the first part and proceed to the next where the usuals—ranging from how to get to Yogyakarta and what to do in Yogyakarta—are answered. PART 1: YOGYAKARTA TRAVEL GUIDE 2018 | A Lesson on Pronunciation and Our Earthliness Our story started with a lesson on pronunciation and holiday traffic: first, it is Jogja or Jogjakarta for the locals—a little […]
May 9, 2018
Lorrie Moore A Gate at the Stairs Review 1

We Loved Our Lives More Than We Ever Knew | Lorrie Moore | A Gate at the Stairs |

MISREADINGS: We Loved Our Lives More Than We Ever Knew | Lorrie Moore | A Gate at the Stairs Let me start with a confession. Lorrie Moore was a bandaid after my bedtime attempts and failures on reading and understanding Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch, which absurdly became strings after strings of words I found ungraspable. So one night, accepting the truth it isn’t time yet to read her, I picked the highly acclaimed (as if Tartt isn’t) Lorrie Moore. Before I read her, she was that writer your writer friends or acquaintances have read (she’s my personal Haruki Murakami) and […]
June 6, 2018
Everything You Need to Know About the Underwater River Tour in Puerto Princesa

Everything You Need to Know About the Underwater River Tour in Puerto Princesa, Palawan

This gorgeous underground paradise is a place that you can actually visit. What’s commonly known as the Puerto Princesa Underground River is an 8.2-km (5.1-mile) section of the 24-km (15-mile) St. Paul Underground River Cave. It ends directly at the West Philippine Sea. The huge cave mouth at the end of the river also serves as its access point. From there, small boats can enter up to 4.5 km (2.7 miles) into the river to see its caves, rock format ions, and unique marine life. Special permits can give you access to all 8.2 km of the underground river, but […]