Myanmar’s Mockingjay

Recently, news came out that Filipinos may now enjoy visa-free entry to Myanmar. An evident renouncement of reistance and a silver lining to a true democratic future of a nation (Yeah, what do we know about democracy? We are filipinos for god's sake) Early this year,...

soporific pai

When you are all templed-out and the sight of another Asian stupa will induce grand mal seizures, it is advisable that you take a break and head off to this part of Thailand where you can clean your palate before you continue exploring another Asian...

my last day in china

I was browsing  through some old knickknacks from my trips three years ago. I stumbled-upon some unpublished images that deserve to be posted and shared. My last day in China was pleasantly extended due to the global delay of flights in view of the volcanic eruption...

Siddhartha: Nepal in Retrospect

“It happens quite easily that he only sees the thing that he is seeking; that he is unable to find anything, unable to absorb anything, because he is only thinking of the thing he is seeking, because he has a goal, because he is obsessed...

bhaktapur: history and faith’s perfection

The taxi driver revved and stirred dust as we pulled away from the chaos that is Kathmandu with his outdated Suzuki hatchback. Somewhere in the middle of the trip, he turned his DVD player on, the first time we ever saw one since arriving in...

the tagbanua tribe of coron island

We pulled away from the port and, as if by divine providence, the sky cleared. If not, we would not have risked the visit to the northern part of Coron Island while the clouds beat the crap out of the ocean. But he was too...

coron island tour: the gateway to iraya

Our trike parked in front of the Coron Eco Lodge as we gulped the remains of instant goodness from our coffee-cups and downed the last morsels of scrambled egg sandwiched in hot pan de sal. It was time to take on the waters of Coron in a not-so-perfect...

manila revisited | intramuros in a new light

My heart used to enter the gates of a state university that is housed in the place that is built by blood and stone. It stole silent kisses in the nooks and crannies of the famed walled-city known for its marriage to history. It walked...

rome was not built in a day

It was one of those trips that most Catholics dream of. To hop on a plane and take one of the many flights to Rome especially during the Lenten season may not seem to be as the pilgrimage to Hajj is, but the devotion to...