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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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PROJECT TENFOLD: Propelled to Serve in 2015

We all get better in time. If we treat each person we meet and each experience we get as teachers, we become wiser. We, at Project Tenfold Circle, try to be better each year. For an organization whose volunteers are all full-time employees in our own fields, and are not very well-versed in running a… Continue reading PROJECT TENFOLD: Propelled to Serve in 2015

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Food Stop: Meeting the Women Behind Books and Beans Cafe and Restaurant

Some things are really sweeter the second time around. The first time I visited and featured Books & Beans on my blog, I left with questions in my mind. First, I wondered if that colorful cabinet on their counter desk has books in its drawers. Secondly, I was also curious to know how they started… Continue reading Food Stop: Meeting the Women Behind Books and Beans Cafe and Restaurant

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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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They Responded

Times have changed. Read the paper, watch the news, or just scroll through your Facebook wall, and you'll see all sorts of bad news. These sights make it so easy to lose faith in humanity. But we can't. We just can't. If you have been following my blog, you probably have already read about my… Continue reading They Responded