Japan and I go way way back. As early as 1991. When I was about six years old, I lived with (young) adults (my aunts, uncle, and their college friends) who used to call me “Japayuki.” At that time, most of our attractive female boarding house mates escaped poverty (and the trouble of going to […]
It was our second day in Siquijor. Trying to forget my cowardice at Salagdoong Beach, I was secretly hoping I could face the challenge in Cambugahay Falls. Known for its enchanting three-level waterfalls and must-do vine-swinging, I was super excited…
Cliff-diving is synonymous to coolness.
As I watched Neil take another plunge from a 35-feet-high diving platform in Salagdoong Beach (Siquijor), I sighed.
Why does he have to be effortlessly cool?
There are nearly two million teaching job openings in the US when I was 15. That was the statistics that randomly flashed on our TV screen while I was still unsure what course to take in college. I didn’t have a strong leaning back then (Because who has a clue what job she’s going to […]
What makes a meal memorable? Is it the company? 😀 The type of cuisine? 🍱 Or the exquisite dessert? 🍰 Give yourself a few minutes to think. It’s not so hard to pick them out, right? After all, we don’t remember most meals we had while we were traveling. Don’t you wish you wear a memory chip that just replays […]
Good day, curious readers! Here’s your weekly dose of “Wednesday Wonderings”, basically a list of what I’m thinking about lately. What’s on my Blink today: Moody Bitches by Julie Holland, MD – If you’re a woman and you’ve been called “moody” a bunch of times, this blink is for you. The hormones and chemicals cruising in […]
This is not the story of how I fell in love with Cebu nor a list of all stereotypes about Cebuanos or Cebu-based people. It’s about the language observations of a Filipino, who was raised in a home where Tagalog is the first language, Bisaya the occasional language (in my mother’s side of the family), and […]
Poetry & Prose Patisserie looks like it’s made for friends who wish to share intimate conversations about life, love, and career. Maybe it’s a stretch to say it’s a luxurious setting but it is one of those places where the ‘cafe society people’ would want to hang out. And at this dessert haven I met […]