Day 8 – Back to Nagoya

We were set to return to Nagoya via Willer Express Bus and spend some time to rest and relax after USJ. For the last time we boarded the Willer Express Bus from Osaka to Nagoya which only took about 3.5 hours. We were dropped off at Nagoya Station and had to take a cab to […]

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Day 9 – Arigato, Japan!

Part of the reason why I pushed for Nagoya Tokyu Hotel aside from its grandeur, was because the airport limousine bus stops at this hotel to and from the airport. Yes! When you’re traveling with a big group, you have to think of ways on how to maximize enjoyment and minimize the effort. Haha! The […]

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Japan Take 2

Ahhh, Japan. I have no words to describe how I feel when I think about you. I’ve never really considered living abroad until 2014 when we got lucky the first time we set foot on the Land of the Rising Sun. I would move here if I get a chance (peace, parents). Friendly people, rich […]

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365 days later, 365 days stronger

OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH THE NEW. In so many ways this has been the resounding theme of my 2017. I spent a solid year digesting the world in a way I know best–through words and travel. It wasn’t a great start to be completely honest, but the universe still found a way […]

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An Open Letter to all the strong but broken women of the world

Dear strong beautiful person, This is for you, the strong woman who struggle everyday to hide the fact that you are broken. You are beautiful. If you’re going through a terrible heart break right now, know that you are not alone. I know that feeling, the feeling of darkness all around you threatening to drown […]

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Siquijor Birthday Trip

Finally done editing my birthday trip. Much love to my #birthdaycrew, Mikki, Shirley, and Carel, for making this trip extra special. Please enjoy the best moments from the best birthday trip yet. Videos and editing by me. Music by Imagine Dragons. xx  

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The Big Blow of 2016

My daddy suffered a stroke last Sept. 1, 2016. They were having breakfast when my sister-in-law, Ella, noticed him. The right side of his face was drooping and his speech was starting to become slurry. He drove to the ER in the morning with my mom. When they checked his blood pressure, it was 200/120, […]

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Valentine’s Day with the AUB Chorale

A Special Valentine’s Show By the AUB CHORALE February 14, 12 o’clock noon 33F Training Room, Joy-Nostalg Center Choir Master: Mr. Jon Lumba Hosts: Nina Garcia & Carlos Manansala Song 1 You by The Carpenters Song 2 A Very Special Love Song 3 OPM Mash-up Pangarap Ko Kailangan Kita Tuwing Umuulan Song 4 Foreign Artists […]

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The Struggle Within

I will never forget this moment with our Kalinga guide, Kuya Weber. We shared stories while we were climbing towards the village where Apo Whang Od lives. There were boys from the village traversing down like ants on a mission, they were fast on their feet even though one wrong step could cost them their […]

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Five Ways to Win my Heart

I was sifting through my files and I found some of my old writings (from 3 years ago?). I think this was when I was practising my writing skills by blogging about a certain topic each day for 30 days. The list was from Pinterest, and from what i found in my files, I made […]

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