Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Cebu : Sunset at Moalboal's White Beach

Golden Sunset at Moalboal

One of life's great pleasures is witnessing the sunset. It's symbolical to some as it represents a gift from heaven allowing us to witness the end of the day with a promise of another one the next day. It's also magical to some because no sunset is identical for there will always be variations of clouds, colors, foregrounds and other unexpected things that may show anytime. It's also a blessing to most because it provides us a spectacular show that will soothe us the rest of the day.

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Selfie Sunday : Sarah of TravelOsio

Sarah and Big Ben

For those skeptics who still believe that work and travel can't be fraternized, then learn from Sarah, the blogger behind Travelosio - Travelogues of a Pinay Wanderess. Sarah has a regular 9-5 corporate job as a Software Engineer but that doesn’t hold back her deep love for travel and discovery. She is currently contributing to the world by making programs to help humanity do everyday things easier.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Maguindanao : Finding Solace @ Tamontaka Lourdes Grotto

Grotto of Immaculate Mary
Somewhere in predominantly Muslim province of Maguindanao lies an oasis of tranquility and peace. It is where Christians and Muslim alike take refuge form oftentimes chaotic situation in the area. A place run by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, a Catholic religious congregation specializing in difficult missions, this place features the replica of the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in France, known to heal the sick and the troubled through its holy spring water.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Guide in Applying for a Philippine Passport

Need to to apply or renew your Philippine passport? To avoid hassle and to save time, these are the things you need to know. So just follow these simple steps and off to a travel you go.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Siargao : A Somber Journey

Siargao's Rugged Coastline

It isn't advisable to travel during typhoon, we all know the hazards it brings. But armed with caution, I have decided to roam around Siargao in a rented motorcycle. Afterall, it was my last full day in Siargao and I got bored playing pool in the resort and trading travel stories with foreign travelers there (a better excuse than telling you I have exhausted or running-out of English words to say. Quota na!)

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Selfie Sunday : Isabela of I See Bela

The names Bela, Bella, Belle strike me as someone who is delicate, feminine and mysterious. Case in point, Bela Padilla, Belle of Beauty and the Beast and Bella Swan of Twilight (with the exception of course of Bela Flores). But it is no mystery that Isabela Mariano or "Bela" is all that and more... a scholarly chick with a sense of adventure.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Siargao : An Overcast Trip in Cloud 9

Surfers in a Wooden Bridge

A traveler must make the most out of any given situation. Although it was my first time in Siargao, with Cloud 9 Surfing, Magpopongko Pool Lagoon, Pansukian Resort, Taktak Falls, Cabuntag Beach and Alegre Beaches, Naked, Guyam and Dacu Islands in my itineraries, mother nature has something else in mind. Although this was a solo trip, Typhoon Seniang accompanied me throughout this trip. So after, taking snaps in the morning just barely before the heavy rains start to pour, I did the next best thing to enjoy Siargao... sleep!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Zipmatch : Apartment Space-Saving Tips for Students

Before the beginning of the school year, most University students move into their own apartment in the metro. Getting your own apartment is one of the big steps to independence. You should never be discouraged from purchasing a small apartment. Follow these simple steps to increase your space and enable you to focus on enjoying your new, albeit temporary, home!

The Wardrobe

In your new apartment, it is almost certain that you will not have as much space for clothes as you are used to. So how can we save some space? 

It is extremely important to keep your selection of clothes seasonal. You won't need that thick jacket in the summer or that slinky little dress during the rainy season. It sounds so simple, but in the rush of moving away from home, many students are prone to over-packing. Rotate your clothing whenever you go home.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Selfie Sunday : Kim of Indie Escape

Throw some Lou Reed's Walk on the Wild Side on the background while cool winds rush on your face as you ride headin' to the unknown. A positive attitude and a free spirit is what Kim of Indie Escape is all about.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Cotabato City : Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Masjid

The Grand Mosque of Cotabato City

Be it a Muslim or a Christian, we all want peace in Mindanao. And no structure symbolizes peace better than the glittering Grand Mosque, also known as Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Masjid, Muslim center of worship. The Grand Mosque is located in the seaside village of Inawan. It is a five-hectare cultural complex that can accommodate 15,000 worshipers and was funded by the Sultan of Brunei whom the mosque was named in 2008 for a reported cost of $48M.