Emirates Palace: And Why It’s Worth 3 Billion USD

A visit to UAE's capital, Abu Dhabi, won't be complete without visiting its iconic structure, the luxurious Emirates Palace Hotel. Opened in 2005 after more than three years of construction, welcome to the second most expensive hotel built in the world. 3 Billion US Dollars! Can you imagine how many pizza and fries you can [...]

That one time I felt unsafe in Abu Dhabi

Good news: I think I'm okay with bus rides now. If you've read this post, you know that there was a point in my life where I stated and claimed with all my heart that I am not okay with bus rides. I'm taking it back. I've been using the bus as my mode of [...]

Riverland, Dubai: Experience Europe For Free

If I could be anywhere in the world right now, no doubt I would be in Europe. Mainly because I have always been fascinated by everything related to it. Its architecture, food, history, and - not to mention - its beautiful people. It's something! Parang iba kasi 'yung aura talaga, eh. Ang lakas maka-mayaman, ganon. [...]

Why you should go out of your comfort zone and explore more

After being so stressed out mentally and emotionally over the past few months, I realized that I need to take a break from the city life. I want to relax and not be disturbed by anyone. I want to be away from so many people. I want someplace to think. So I spent the weekend [...]

Cups & Mills Café: Food Review

(+ Meeting up with a fellow blogger! Guess who!) I've been posting too many personal posts lately that you might have forgotten I also write food and book reviews sometimes. If you've been with me for quite a long time now, you'll know that I have always had a thing with beautiful cafés and the calming ambiance [...]

Craziest things I have done and experienced in America

It was 3 am, my cough won't let me sleep, and a song played on my Spotify which brought me back to Cedar Point Amusement Park — the roller coaster capital of the world; the place where I had my internship more than two years ago. I wasn't really that active with blogging when I [...]

America’s all fun & games until people started throwing eggs at you just because

When we talk about internships abroad, people would automatically tell you how great of an opportunity that is. They would congratulate you for passing the visa interview; would tell you how they are so excited for you; but one thing they wouldn't tell you is the danger you are about to face when you're finally [...]

Rice Overdose: Food Review

As I have said on my last food review with Hooked Seafood Restaurant, there is never a day that I didn't check out Agoda or Zomato on my phone. There's just something in me that loves looking at hotels and restaurants, dreaming of staying or eating there. I love daydreaming. Anyway, I promised myself to always check out [...]

The Heart-Warming Reason Behind Wahat Al Karama

Let me tell you some facts about my younger brother. He used to compete for Math competitions locally and internationally. He's competed in three countries - Singapore, Malaysia, & Indonesia - (and won) in a span of three years. An expert when it comes to computer - can hack different internet providers, can make his [...]

LA Vlogs: First Date in Abu Dhabi

A little backstory: My partner, Wel, and I are currently both based in United Arab Emirates since the first quarter of the year. But even if we're both living in the same island, walking under that scorching 40 to 50+ degree-celsius heat and breathing the same humid air everyday, we are still a few hours [...]