One of the best road trips in the Philippines: Legazpi (Bicol)

“Let’s go home. I miss mommy and Daddy.” “I miss Madam Amelia, too.” And we were off to Manila from Singapore. Stayed a couple of hours in NAIA Terminal 3, then flew straight to Legazpi via Cebu Pacific to meet my family and in-laws. I grew up in a province 4-6 hours from Manila and possibly, 4-6 hours as well to Bicol, where this gem … Continue reading One of the best road trips in the Philippines: Legazpi (Bicol)

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“Kayraming gustong puntahan” by the Mister

After Church #FeelGoodSunday. The mister suddenly remembers the song he composed when I decided to go for a 15 days solo backpacking trip in Japan years ago out of nowhere.  I’m keeping it here so I’ll not forget the lyrics and will eventually teach it to our kids.  🤣 #Capanzanas 🎼 Gusto kong pumuntang Japan, pero ayaw kong tumira dyan. Gusto ko din Paris, Italy, at makilala ang … Continue reading “Kayraming gustong puntahan” by the Mister

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Taal Volcano Trek & Tagaytay Itinerary

When I started backpacking before moving to Singapore, the hardest part of the trip preparation was “informing” my dad that I’m off to somewhere. After graduating university, he totally changed his rule- “do whatever you want without asking for my permission but inform me. After all, I’ve walked that road before and… I’m your dad.” I knew he likes traveling and adventures but he was … Continue reading Taal Volcano Trek & Tagaytay Itinerary

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Who doesn’t love Open-Air Cinema?

I’m a sucker for outdoor- parks and beaches especially. Plus, I love films. So you can imagine how much I love open-air cinemas. Ever since I ticked it off from “my list,” I can’t stop researching and waiting for the next open-air cinema schedule. And it just got better when Singapore had the first Sunset Cinema in May! Fresh air, sand, a good film (I … Continue reading Who doesn’t love Open-Air Cinema?

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#MartinCyraGiveThanks: The Rustic Garden Wedding

I’ve been receiving messages from friends and strangers asking about our wedding suppliers and some tips on how to pull off a rustic garden-themed wedding in the Philippines so I thought of writing about it. As you know, we’re both based overseas but it was never difficult for us to plan for our wedding with all the information readily available online. Plus, Email or Facebook as … Continue reading #MartinCyraGiveThanks: The Rustic Garden Wedding

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Friday Night-out: Donating Blood in Singapore

About 4 years ago, many good souls touched my heart when our family’s heart was broken. Dad was diagnosed with liver cirrhosis and we were told that his case was terminal with only less than 6 months to live. The agony was unbearable knowing that you only have 6 short months or less to show how grateful you are to one of the two people … Continue reading Friday Night-out: Donating Blood in Singapore

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Stories are everywhere but those translated into songs are my favourite.

A conversation with my niece, Rei, over the weekend inspired me to write about #PublicRecord by Us the Duo. She was telling me how much she likes storytelling and how stories are everywhere and are presented in different forms. I fully agree with her cause I love stories. Stories are in movies, books, essays, photos, social media posts and of course, songs. A story is … Continue reading Stories are everywhere but those translated into songs are my favourite.

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POKKA rules in a different level

If you’re based in Singapore, chances are you know “POKKA.” A good friend of mine who used to work in this city said that its Green Tea was her usual company when she was working over time. When I was based in the Philippines, I only know about their Carrot Juice whenever I visit the nearest Japanese grocery store. Rarely, you’ll see you a POKKA drink in the … Continue reading POKKA rules in a different level

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Dad’s WOW #6

I’m never scared of uncertainty but I’ve always been scared of not having a stand on something because I believe if you choose not to have an opinion, someone or a situation will definitely choose for you. If I don’t say anything, it means my stand is to let whatever will be the outcome be the outcome. Having said that, my heart is very open … Continue reading Dad’s WOW #6

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