Calauit Safari (Coron, Palawan, Philippines)

And the giraffe said — Aim high. Stand tall. Get spotted. During my first visit to Coron in 2008, I was hoping I would be able to see the animals of Calauit. However,… Continue reading

Dicalubuan Island (Coron, Palawan, Philippines)

A beach is not only a sweep of sand, but shells of sea creatures, the sea glass, the seaweed, the incongruous objects washed up by the ocean. — Henry Grunwald Dicalabuan Island, or… Continue reading

Kayangan Bay & Lake (Coron, Palawan, Philippines)

I’m an old-fashioned guy… I want to be an old man with a beer belly sitting on a porch, looking at a lake or something. — Johnny Depp You haven’t experienced Coron, if you haven’t… Continue reading

Stingless Jellyfish of Tojoman Lagoon (Philippines)

Move like a jellyfish, rhythm means nothing.You go with the flow you don’t stop.” ― Jack Johnson Bucas Grande of Surigao del Norte is regarded as the “Home of the stingless jellyfish”. Situated… Continue reading

Tinuy-an Falls (Surigao del Sur, Philippines)

“There is a hidden message in every waterfall. It says, if you are flexible, falling will not hurt you!”  ― Mehmet Murat ildan Tinuy-an Falls is considered the widest waterfall in the Philippines.… Continue reading

Let’s Eat: Friuli Trattoria (Maginhawa St., Quezon City, PH)

One of the recommended places for a food trip in Metro Manila is Maginhawa Street in Quezon City. The place is lined with a diverse range of restaurants/cafes offering various cuisines to fit… Continue reading

Natal Day!

Today is my natal day. I am vocal about not being a fan of birthdays. As I have gotten older, birthdays have become for me a time of intense self-reflection rather than celebration.… Continue reading

Ayala Triangle (Makati City, Philippines)

All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.  — Calvin Coolidge The Ayala Triangle Gardens is Makati’s Central Park, an urban oasis at the… Continue reading

Regina RICA (A Pilgrimage Site)

The gift of faith taught me to perceive the astounding righteousness and grace that bound us if only we open our eyes and minds. I just want to thank God for all the… Continue reading

The Pristine Beaches of Burgos (Pangasinan, Philippines)

Artist Jason Mraz once shared, “My home isn’t about being grounded in one corner of the planet. It’s about being in love and being lost in the middle of an amazing adventure, witnessing… Continue reading