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 [...]

Get to know me more: seven unusual facts

As cliché as this may sound, I can't believe that this year is about to end, as well. It's already November and I haven't done so much -- blog-wise or even just in my personal life. Honestly, I've just been really unproductive and demotivated this year but enough of that drama; it has already happened [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

By The River Piedra I Sat Down And Wept: Book Review + Fave Quotes

SYNOPSIS From Paulo Coelho, author of the international bestseller The Alchemist, comes a poignant, richly poetic story that reflects the depth of love and life. Rarely does adolescent love reach its full potential, but what happens when two young lovers reunite after eleven years? Time has transformed Pilar into a strong and independent woman, while her [...]

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 [...]

The Awesome Blogger Award!

Of course, just like what every blogger who got this award said.. This is so unexpected! (Because it really is, okay?) Being noticed by your fellow bloggers is one thing; but being recognized and being told how awesome you and your posts are is different! This nomination is from Ate Glaiza, author of the blog [...]

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 [...]