The Senescent Arabian Wonder that is “Al Balad” and its True Owners

Two years before the launch of Saudi Vision 2030 in 2016, Al Balad Town was already declared a heritage site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It was one of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s proactive efforts in realizing the first of the vision’s theme: A Vibrant Society. Diving into the…

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…

Getting More Intimate With Sampinit

Checking my blog’s statistics has been a vital part of my weekend routine. When 2016 started, I noticed that two of my oldest blog posts about the fruit called sampinit have been consistently appearing on my going viral posts. They have been dramatically delivering a lot of hits since the second week of January, which led me to…

Boys’ Night Out: Prologue (Chef Bukhari)

Long before the pack and I shifted to coffee and occasional eating out at casual dining restaurants, we feasted on what is considered national dish in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Kabsa. Kabsa is a traditional food that is served originally in the kingdom and Jordan. It is made of chicken that is slowly simmered in…

The Highlight Of My Summer In 2007

When I was working in the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) seven years ago, I had set foot on one of the country’s pride when it comes to pulchritudinous beaches. It was a fine Saturday morning when our team arrived at the gates of the Philippines’ biggest coal-fired power station, the Sual Power Station,…

“Weed No More: A New Breed Of Wonder Fruit”

I published a blog post last 10 September 2011 bolstering a rare wild berry called sampinit that I and my hiking buddies found in the abundant Mt. Cristobal. The said post provided only a minor information about it. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sonyboy Fugaban (@thewanderingfeetandmind) Recently, I stumbled upon two…

Embraced By The Labyrinth’s Trail Of Mount Marami

Since the very first time I climb a mountain, the mighty sun is supportive until my Mount Marami (13th conquered mountain) experience in Maragondon, Cavite. In the early morning of 08 May 2011, I struggled my way through the group’s meeting place at 7 Eleven in Buendia because of the heavy rain from Sauyo. This was not…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument (Aguinaldo Shrine)

The date was 23 March 2008 when we were tasked to do a project in one of our subjects in the Graduate School. The project was to verify with the old locals in Kawit, Cavite the truth behind the death of Philippines’ first president, Emilio Aguinaldo. This was brought about by the off-the-record pages of history. Anyway,…

2013: A Milestone Year For Stories Of The Wandering Feet & Mind

December is quite a demanding month for travel bloggers not only because of the holiday season but because of that special composition we have to make this time of the year: A Year End Post. Last year, I have shared about my best pictures, photographed in some of Saudi Arabia’s tourist spots, that have somehow…

Let There Be Light!

Christmas remains as the most celebrated festival, if not the most important holiday, in the world without much of the cultural, regional, and religious barriers to date. No wonder, all roads lead home at Christmas. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sonyboy Fugaban (@thewanderingfeetandmind) To herald the yuletide just around the corner,…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

Each time I revisit the pictures I snapped at the entrance of one of the Philippines‘ main attractions in the capital city, Manila Ocean Park, I am brought into the world of fantasy. I am talking about the ground of Pandora in the middle of the floating Hallelujah Mountains on top of a large unobtanium deposit near the Hometree of…

Team Building At Canyon Woods Residential Resort

It’s been more than two years now yet the memories from the last team building I had with my dear colleagues in the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) remain unbroken. It was 18 May 2011 when our big boss was finally granted a, for lack of a better term, free rental for one of the…