bonjour, dame eiffel

It was mid-summer noon, I walked from the hind side of the Trocadero hyperextending my neck looking for her. Heart pumping, palms sweating and restraining the excitement of reaching the glorious realization of a life-long dream. And there she is--Standing, moored regally and everything around...

paris up close

From someone who grew up in a third world country, Paris is the quintessential embodiment of of haut monde travel. But the glitz, cliches and Edith Piaf music in our heads happen to be just superficial portrayal. I am sorry to burst your bubble but in...

war in the clouds: preah vihear

[click for bigger image] Far from the beaten roads of Siem Reap is an interesting yet less popular archeological UNESCO heritage site in Cambodia. The border disputes, proximity and perpetual military presence made this place hidden away from the tourism radar. Preah Vihear is a place,...

an illustration of jeane napoles

What will you do if you have 10 Billion pesos in your bank account? This amount of money was bagged by the controversial Janet Lim-Napoles throughout her scheming years of "business" partnership with (sadly) some of our lawmakers. I am not well versed in this government...