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Art Fair 2016 : Art for Everyone

Art Fair Philippines did it again! They have, once again, fulfilled their mission to turn our eyes to the works of our Filipino art practitioners. In one place, they brought together local and international artists, enthusiasts, collectors, fans, and curious individuals. Last year, I couldn't help but share my top ten favorites. Never take my word for it. Hope… Continue reading Art Fair 2016 : Art for Everyone

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Destination El Nido Paradise (2015)

In early 2013, I found myself wanting to venture Palawan to feel lit up, energized, and utterly alive. Palawan's reputation precedes itself - so many amazing places to go, so many things to do, so little time. I spent my first time in May of 2013 in its capital city, Puerto Princesa. Aside from the… Continue reading Destination El Nido Paradise (2015)

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A Warehouse of Books for Less

Thousands of books at Php 20 each? Yes. Believe it. Thousands of books being sold in a warehouse setting can be an overdose for book lovers. It's not a rainbows-and-butterflies experience like when you get to an air conditioned bookstore at a mall. But am sure any book lover won't mind. I got the information… Continue reading A Warehouse of Books for Less

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Food Stop: Books and Beans Cafe and Restaurant

Sometimes I feel like I cannot stay in one place. My itchy travel feet always bring me somewhere. When am not out of my town exploring, I find myself trying little adventures here and there. A coffee lover, I like visiting new coffee shops, especially those that promote local coffee. I pass by Books and… Continue reading Food Stop: Books and Beans Cafe and Restaurant

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Travel to Magalawa Island: A Beautiful Shared Experience

Believe it or not, I first heard of Magalawa Island from a friend from another country about two years ago. Seems like its reputation has gone far. Now, I could understand why. Doesn't it feel awkward when your neighbor knows more about your own home than you do? We can't be a stranger to our… Continue reading Travel to Magalawa Island: A Beautiful Shared Experience

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St. Vincent’s Home in Tangub, Bacolod City

Volunteering for The Project Tenfold Circle or any other charitable organization makes you realize one thing - as you go out, do your part, and extend a hand, you begin to understand how big and small your help is. It is big because you see the difference it makes. On the other hand, it is… Continue reading St. Vincent’s Home in Tangub, Bacolod City

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Art Fair 2015: My 10 Favorite Pieces

Art Fair Philippines is the country's platform for exhibiting and selling the best in modern and contemporary Philippine visual art. It started in 2013 and just finished its third run last February 5th-8th. It takes place at The Link car park in Makati, which gives it the urban vibe. The fair was organized by Philippines… Continue reading Art Fair 2015: My 10 Favorite Pieces

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Destination: Negros Occidental (Day 1)

Bacolod City, the capital of Negros Occidental. It's one of those I-can't-believe-I-have-not-been-to places for me. With, more or less, an hour flight from Manila, very affordable and various accommodation options, friendly locals (it's actually nicknamed as the City of Smiles) a haven for foodies, a manageable and convenient public transportation, Bacolod is an attractive travel destination,… Continue reading Destination: Negros Occidental (Day 1)

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Corn Islands: My Taste of the Caribbean Coast

In April of 2010, I visited the breathtaking Corn Islands. It was a slice of the Caribbean life that I will never forget. The Corn Islands, aka Las Islas del Maíz,  are two islands about 43 miles east off the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua. The Corn Islands were colonized by the British from 1655 until… Continue reading Corn Islands: My Taste of the Caribbean Coast

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Our Expenses To and From Boracay (2014)

Last weekend, while some parts of the country were preparing for a rainy weekend, we headed to Boracay. We have booked this flight since January of this year to celebrate the birthday of a dear friend. I am writing a separate entry of how the trip went. But for this post, I want to talk… Continue reading Our Expenses To and From Boracay (2014)