Wellness Practice: The Other “Cut” of the Regimen

It all started when I and my grandparents went into a carnival for the town’s patronal fiesta. It was during this time that sellers (of probably all sorts) of kiddie and hippie knickknacks—ranging from toy cars, toy guns, plastic balloons, rubber bands, yoyos, etc. to bangles, rings, stainless necklaces, crystal pendants, and whatnots—are ubiquitous. I…

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…