Among all the Paulo Coelho books I’ve read, “The Alchemist” remains my favorite. The book talks about Santiago’s journey, Alchemy, personal legends and beginner’s luck. It shared that “when you want something, the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it” while it also reminds that “wherever your heart is, that is where you’ll find […]

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This is a typical scene in any remittance center, pawnshop or courier agency especially in the Philipines. Besides lotto outlets inviting long lines every single day, authorized pawnshops and cargo and courier agencies now also offer money remittance services. The purpose is the same – easy delivery and receipt of money (perang padala) from a family member to […]

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The Sagada Saga ends here. Despite our late excursion, thanks to Sagada Pines, we woke up really early the following day. We heard sounds of church bells ringing and people singing for the Misa de Gallo at four in the morning. MT. KILTEPAN I’m not a morning person but I motivated myself to wake up […]

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