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. 

Wander Responsibly


In 2015, my college classmates and I journeyed to Oslob which was in the southern part of Cebu. We had one mission in mind that day and it was to see the whale sharks up close. Before we were ushered to our boat, there was a short talk about the rules we need to follow. After that, we were off to see them. Yes, the experience was unlike any other, but for me, it didn't really feel so good.

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