A Little Life Update

People go to new places to try new things, to explore, and ultimately, to grow. They find comfort in the road, the airport, and the streets of an unfamiliar city. Sure, I think of myself as one of those people. But I also think that sometimes coming back to the familiar is important too. So here I am in the four corners of my room, taking a break from wandering and basking in every moment of being "home".

Cagayan de Oro Through My Lens

Last night, I started to do some "spring cleaning" on my laptop's hard drive. It's been a while since the last time I did it and I needed a huge amount of space for more files. I went through my old folders and unearthed some photos I took of my city, Cagayan de Oro

All Of A Sudden, I Spent A Weekend In Baler

Baler, Aurora, Philippines

It's the weirdest feeling ever. One day, I'm heading to a place that's 6 hours away from Manila, in a van with strangers. We start out our journey at the crack of dawn. The ride will not even let me have at least two hours of sleep. I open my heavy eyelids and realize that we're going through a zigzag road. Only the silhouettes of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range was my consolation. Several hours later, we're in the nape of the Philippines. "Hello Baler," I remember saying in my head.

Iloilo City: Travel Tips When Visiting The City of Love

Out of all the cities I've visited in the Philippines, Iloilo City has got to be one of my favorites so far. Well for obvious reasons, it's a huge city but they still keep that laid back, small town vibe. There are several modern establishments already but they preserve their heritage sites very well. These are some of the reasons why I booked those promo plane tickets last year. 

We'll Always Have Summer

Siargao Island, Philippines

During the Labor Day weekend, my high school friends and I spent 6 hours on the road and 4 hours on a boat to reach one of the country's gems, Siargao Island. Although I just got back from a weekend trip in Cebu and Iloilo, I couldn't say no to this trip and to my friends. They've been dying to go to the island since last year. 

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