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. [...]

How I almost lost someone close to me because of depression

Mental health awareness has been abuzz lately and never have I been so glad that a lot of people are getting informed and aware that depression is certainly not a joke. It was a few weeks ago when a Filipino comedian/artist who has been in the show business industry for so many years now dropped [...]

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 [...]

Who Am I Outside This Blog?

As I am reading Trisha V's blog - my favorite blog in the world - I've been told that in order for my readers to understand what I write, what I do and who I am, they have to know where I came from and what lead me to decide to live the life I [...]

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 [...]

How I got into reading

One question a bookworm would always receive is: How did your love for reading started? Well.. I actually don't know. Memories from my childhood are super vague so I don't remember much from it, but based from what everyone used to tell me, I already know how to identify objects, drawings or things at the [...]

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 [...]