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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

21 Things I’ve Learned Before Turning 21

Let me start this post by saying: I can't believe I'm turning 21 tomorrow!! I've been living for two decades and a year now; younger ones are already calling me Auntie; and my younger brother is now taller than me! Wow, how time flies. I've been 18 for three years already. Twenty-one years was fast. [...]

The Love You Deserve

You deserve someone that makes you feel like you are loved. Someone that makes you smile without any effort. Someone that doesn’t forget to message or call you — not someone whose attention you have to repeatedly beg for. You deserve someone that you can eat pizza or fries with in your PJs and watch [...]

The Beautiful Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Two words: breathtakingly beautiful. Say hello to United Arab Emirates' largest mosque: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, this mosque is established and named after UAE's first president Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. This beauty took almost 12 years, more than 38 contracting companies, and 3 500 workers just [...]

Bolinao or Never: Pangasinan’s Enchanted Cave

📍 Pangasinan, Philippines Just two months ago, I was at Pangasinan with my best friend, Kae, and her brother who's also very close to my heart, Kuya Kim. Aaaahhh, good times!! It was a very special trip for me because after so many years of planning, my best friend and I finally traveled together. Welcome [...]

Forgiveness

This is a topic I have always wanted to write about but is always sent directly to drafts after; probably because I still want to protect the image of some people even though they've done me wrong. So if you're reading this, hug me because it means that I decided to finally share my story [...]