travel: 5 things not to miss in boracay, philippines

I love vacationing with my family (mostly because it’s all expenses paid ). Our pictures in Boracay have always been my all-time favorite (even though I did not look quite as fabulous). The trip to Bora was a graduation gift from my parents. People love Boracay for its soft sand. It is cited by T&L…

travel: 3 whale sharks swam around me in Oslob, Cebu!

The plan was to go diving in Malapascua. But my mom insisted that we see the whale sharks instead. I am glad I consented. Swimming with the whale sharks was one of the best experiences I had this year! Things you need to know to make the most out of your Whale Shark experience: Oslob is…

review: china southern airlines connecting trip

Last September 7-8, 2015, I had the chance to fly using China Southern Airlines. It was my first time to travel by connecting flight. Manila (Philippines) to Guangzhou (China), Guangzhou to Nanjing (China). My trip totalled 15 hours, 2:35 hours from Manila to Guangzhou etd 7:10pm & 2:35 hours Guangzhou to Nanjing etd 8:25am. I…

thoughts: awkward interview questions in China

Recently, I have had the privilege to be interviewed by some relatively small private Chinese company for a position in sales and marketing. It was my first time to be interviewed by a Chinese in China, no less. We had the interview in English. I don’t know if there were many things just lost in…

thoughts: on braces

I have had my braces for approximately 4 years already. I am not proud of it, especially that I have arrived at an age when I should have moved on from my teeth to more of personality development. A friend once commented: “why do you wear braces now? University is supposedly mating season!” (Well, ideally)…

things not to do when going on a trip in china

During the Chinese New Year of 2016, I had the chance to be invited (or rather, to be tagged along) to a humble Chinese home in Jinzhong, Shanxi. 1 month from the intended date, train tickets from Nanjing to Taiyuan were sold out! We had to pass by another city to finally reach Taiyuan. A…

thoughts: on patterns

There is something visually appealing about patterns. They can serve as constants to your continuously changing life. Repeating. Over and over. Repeating. I can drown in them and still feel secured. They give me the illusion that everything will be alright because in the end everything will still just go back to the way they were. But snap! Reality check!…

travel: the almost budget trip to puerto princesa, palawan

The highlights of our trip to Palawan: One, we missed the plane going there. Two, we missed the plane going back. I know, walletbreaking. I went back to Manila broke and unable to buy even a candy for my breath (which stank because I haven’t had breakfast because I couldn’t afford it duh). But the damage has…