On Break

View this post on Instagram Hi, Fellas! I'm on summer break to get a dose of my yearly vitamin F(amily) and N(ature) in the home country. I'm literally chasing #waterfalls this time around. What I love most about this deviation is the hiking that comes with it. Never felt awesomely tired for years until today….

Riyadh’s Ten Best Places To Watch The Sunset

When I was still working in the Philippines, sunset is no big deal to me. I didn’t feel that strong inclination to chase it up to make my day complete. But when I braved the corporate world in Riyadh five years ago, things changed. I struggled at coping with the kind of life expats have here…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Vibrant

To my eyes, the most breathtaking nature feat is the sunset. I always take a second look at how the sky gets spattered with vibrant colors as the sun sets. Those colors make for a shimmering gloaming. This is pure magic in the mundane. Related Posts Weekly Photo Challenge: Vibrant (dailypost.wordpress.com) Weekly Photo Challenge: Vibrant…

The Privileged Interview On Expats Blog

“Interview with Sonyboy” (Originally published on Expats Blog last 07 September 2015; Filed under Interviews, Saudi Arabia) The blogger behind Stories of the Wandering Feet & Mind is Sonyboy Fugaban. He worked as a stenographer and part-time instructor in the capital city of the Philippines before he became an expat in April 2012. He is a…

Wild Desert Flowers Could Make For A Good Day

Waking up every morning already makes for a good day. There are times though when you go live every minute of that day, you will find yourself submerged into a pit of disappointment. Things don’t turn out as you have hoped, expected, or planned. Eventually, you get consumed. This is where you usually begin to doubt. You…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Close Up

Once upon a time, I started this series titled “Little Wonders”. My fascination with the kind of beauty that small creatures raise–when they are captured by way of a macro lens–is the reason. Each time I look through my camera’s viewfinder, I still feel mesmerized at how these little organisms transmogrify into a beautiful, statuesque…new face…new form. Related Blog…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Muse

As long as there are mountains to climb, flowers to osculate, beaches to frolick on, rivers to cross, sunsets to watch, sunrises to catch, trees to hug, deserts to tread, escarpments to lay eyes on, historical caverns to feel, places less traveled by, little wonders to magnify, and anything mundane or extraordinary that attracts the…

Bagolatao Trilogy’s Part 2: Stargazing By The Beach

In the evening, while Ms. Wonderwall and I were resting on the veranda, the clouds that were covering the skies earlier were clearing away. Without a doubt, it was a clear night away from city lights. This paved the way for the so-called diamonds in the sky to swagger their ethereal sparkles. Both of us…

Sands On My Feet

I can no longer remember the last time I freed my wandering feet. I am talking about that time when I kicked off my suffocating shoes, peeled off my sweaty socks, and just started walking on the beach in bare feet. Oh summer…you are making me remember how those millions of loose tiny grain rocks…