I am writing this tonight before all hell breaks loose. By “hell”, I meant the building up of large crowds rushing to go home to their respective hometowns – lining up on terminals for a ride, squeezing through already-crowded provincial buses – to visit loved ones including family members whose remains lay in the cemetery. […]

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This was our last overland border crossing on our almost four-month trip across six South East Asian countries. It was THE MOST MEMORABLE border crossing – because (1) we waited for more than an hour for our “release” and (2) I nearly had an emotional breakdown due to our experience in Lao Bao. The long waiting time was due […]

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Time is one of our most precious commodities. There is no chance of getting back even a few seconds that passed. This is the reason treasuring each passing moment (measured by seconds, minutes and hours) is of prime importance. Here are some ways we can save on time, and be able to re-channel the extra […]

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Typhoon Lando (international name: Kuppo) just passed by Baguio City. For the past two days, we had no electricity and strong winds and heavy rain pummeled this highland city. Fallen trees and electric posts lie along the roads in the aftermath, awaiting the disaster council’s rescue response. It’s quite okay now to go out but […]

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Two days ago last year marks my first year out of a workstation, juggling my time on personal and family projects. Looking back, I am happy to have achieved a whole lot in such a short time. Here’s a review of my investments/achievements: Saved and paid for my first backpacking trip for almost four months […]

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Hey! How did you spend your weekend? I spent mine in a coastal town when I accompanied my sister to her friends’ wedding. Being a “plus one” has its perks especially when events are outside your comfort zone. This is San Juan, La Union – the surf capital of the Philippines in the north. FYI, foreign surfers! The proud […]

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