My 2017 (Travel) Planner


A few years back, I was one of those people who would spend a fortune to get the coveted Starbucks Planner, not to mention the calories that you have to consume when buying those drinks to get the stickers for that planner. Last year, I stopped and instead bough a travel planner by WTN or Where To…

I Spent My Birthday in the Islands of Malapascua and Kalanggaman


In March 2016, I booked a P898++ round trip ticket to Cebu City via Cebu Pacific, from November 26 to November 30, during a seat sale. I wanted to spend my birthday in some island to enjoy some peaceful bliss. I decided to go to Malapascua, located at the Northern part of Cebu and also spend…

Laguna: Three Waterfalls in Eight Hours


The internet has been abuzz with this “newly discovered” waterfall in Laguna. Based from the photos online, I was intrigued and wanted to see the place for my self. It’s called Hulugan Falls located in Luisiana, San Salvador, Laguna. So when my colleagues from work invited me to join a trek going to that falls,…

Ayala Triangle Gardens: Festival of Lights 2016


The Festival of Lights at the Ayala Triangle Gardens in Makati, which is one of the events that reminds us that Christmas is fast approaching officially started last November 15. According to the Philippine Primer, Ayala Gardens’ Festival of Lights is – “A tradition that’s been going on for the past 6 years, the Festival of Lights…

Random Musings


Later this month, I will be a year older. I consider 43 as already old. But I don’t feel old. And, based on the usual compliments that I get , I look young for my actual age hehehe… But at this stage, there are so many things that goes on in my mind. Random musings every time…

Scratch Map Philippines 


    This is the map of the country I call home, the #philippines It consists of 81 provinces and 17 geographical regions. Reality is, it is next to impossible for me to visit all provinces. So I decided to just visit a place in each of the 17 regions. So far I have been…

Weekend In Mati City, Davao Oriental


The City of Mati is the capital of Davao Oriental. It is well known  for its  New Millenium Sunrise, since the first sunrise in the Philippines in 2000 happened in this city. It is 3 to 5 hours away from Davao City. From the Davao International Airport, I rode a taxi going to the Van Terminal…

Mindanao Saga Flying Club: Bird’s Eye View of Mati City


I first read about Mindanao Saga Flying Club in an article in Facebook. I then searched for their Facebook page and inquired.  An automatic reply was sent to me. It was in a FAQs format and I was informed that the rate is P2,300 for the 15 minutes ride. Aside from the ultralight planes, they also have…

Camiguin Action Gecko Diving Resort


As I was searching for a place to stay in Camiguin over the internet, I stumbled upon this resort. What appealed to me was – it was by the beach, its rustic ambience, good reviews and they were on sale for the month of September. I emailed them two weeks before my intended date of…

Northern Mindanao Part 2: Cagayan de Oro and Bukidnon


After 3 hours of land travel, I finally reached CDO. I still had no place to stay  but was able to check Agoda for an affordable hostel in CDO. I rode a taxi going to Lifestyle Center which is near Gaisano Mall and Ayala Centrio Mall in Coralles Street. I was able to get an…

Northern Mindanao Part 1: Camiguin, Island Born of Fire


For P1,183.00, I was able to book a round trip flight from MNL-CGY-MNL last February 2016 for a September vacation.  CGY or Cagayan de Oro is the gateway to the other provinces of Northern Mindanao like Camiguin, Bukidnon, Iligan and more. I just had a basic guide and no detailed itinerary for this trip. Upon arriving at…

2017 Long Weekends Philippines


The government just released the list of all the regular and special holidays for 2017. According to Tripzilla, the Philippines will have 11 long weekends and only 3 days vacation leaves for next year. Just bear in mind that the dates for Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha are just estimates. We have to wait for the official…