“Journey To The Other Side”

“When we let silence wash over, a space is created for vulnerability and the potential to know others in a way that talking could never allow” (B. Zhang, HFO). It was a wintry Thursday night when I and my comrade were cruising our way to one of the badminton courts where we usually compete for…

Ten Things to Love About Winter in Riyadh

The days have grown shorter; the nights have gotten longer; the malls have become a haven for sale hunters; the temperature has dropped; and you have lost that motivation to work out. These only mean one thing: winter has completely taken over. While we adore the “hotness” of summer for it facilitates a plethora of outdoor…

It’s “Juice Time” in Riyadh!

“Beat the heat” is probably the most common idiom that could be heard or read during summer. Swimming at the beach and/or eating something cold and sweet are the most common poecilonyms of it. Summer days in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as well as to other countries in the Middle East are longer, more…

35 Songs That Summon The Traveler’s Spirit

I was once asked by a friend in college, during one of our weekend getaways, why I always bring a music player with me. I failed to explain well. This is what inspired me to write this post because I now have a concrete answer: because of the melophile’s blood transfused to me in the…

Time Stands Still at Trinity Islands in Oas, Albay

Bonding with nature once in a while is something I am passionate about. It does not only give me the opportunity to travel, it also gives me the chance to do a favorite fitness regimentation or adventure and make  quality time with loved ones . This kind of excursion is a necessity to an Overseas…

Lago del Rey: CamSur Watersports Complex’s Better Half

When I started working overseas in April 2012, there was not one vacation that did not take place during summer. I heart that season and I have been very vocal about it. One of the things I always do to celebrate summer since then is to visit the Camarines Sur Watersports Complex (CWC) to check the…

Calaguas Island Tour’s Day 2: The Time of Our Lives

After our fun-filled hiking and relaxing wrap-up on our first day in Calaguas Island, we were promised a very mobile second day by Lisa and Anthony. We all entered our castle tents with a smile and crashed out with so much anticipation for the next day’s activities. The overflowing vigor and enthusiasm enveloping us didn’t wane…

Raise Your Glass … Of Coffee!

I hated coffee when I was younger. Every time I drank coffee, an unbearable headache kicked in. It was only when I stopped drinking it that the headache disappeared. That was sophomore in high school. A decade later, I set foot on the challenging corporate world where I got to work as an assistant to a…