Picture-Perfect Moment: Coffee Project’s Initiative

After a rigorous session at Pro Shape Gym, my body kind of craved a movie and a tonic drink. I dragged the commanding-in-chief to come with me to the nearest mall in the area, “Vista Mall”. On our way to the entrance, we passed by this cafe called “Coffee Shop”. We were immediately captivated by…

The Evolution of Signature Astigin Porma of Saudi OFWs

I’ve never really been drawn to glue my optical organs to my cellphone whenever I’m at the gatehouse before boarding. I do some other things such as looking at the ceiling or to anything that’s visually appealing and connect what I’m feeling to it; engage a seatmate into a conversation (if it’s a friend of…

Giving You A Million Reasons To Love and Travel To Riyadh

Since the day I started exploring Riyadh’s nature and architectural wonders, the interest in learning about and seeing more of them did not wane. Riyadh has redefined my idea of what a modern Muslim city in the desert looks like: unique, stylish, and relevant. Over the years, it has proven its worth as one of…

Where The Four Great Amputees And Mountains Led Me

The windy afternoon was starting to metamorphose into dusk. We were walking along the steep ravines of Rio Grande de Cagayan on the outskirts of Santo Thomas in Isabela when I happened to glance down at the jagged boulders, approximately 20 feet high. The gushing sound of the waters slapping the rocks, which got me…

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: Door

One of the two highlights of my visit to Ushaiger a couple of years ago was probing the unstinting, old doors of a traditional Saudi architecture that are mud-built houses in the heritage village. These designy doors truly reflect the local artisans’ talents on decorating and designing doors. It is interesting to note that the reason behind the…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds

Like the host of this week’s photo challenge, I love achieving the bokeh effect when I shoot small subjects like flowers. I am not a fan of putting a subject at the center of the image. I usually apply the rule of thirds. Related Blog Posts Weekly Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds at dailypost.wordpress.com Weekly Photo Challenge:…

A Gustatory New Year At Tokyo Restaurant

Christmas or New Year is something I never celebrated since I got to Saudi Arabia in April 2012—until I broke the monotony last 31 December 2014. Out of the blue, I felt the need to go outside the cubbyhole. The first thing that came to mind when I thought of how to celebrate it is…

Urban Spelunking (Second Episode: Earth & Air)

After the upbeat endings of our watching-the-sunrise and swimming experience at Half Moon Bay, we proceeded directly to the city proper to check in at one of the most economical hotel suites in Khobar and to have lunch at the most patronized Filipino restaurant nearby. Thereafter, we headed to our second destination: Cobra Amusement Park….