Weekend Wanderings: Bountiful Bonbon

Looking for a quick nature escape? Just half an hour ride from Cebu City and you are in another landscape. Far from the concrete walls this farm was full of greens. Sir Oliver, the owner of the farm toured us around through his farm. Think of any herb used for cooking and he has it! He…

Two Fold: A Review on the First Half of My 2017

“If anything can go wrong, it will” – Murphy’s Law I have never been a full pessimist until this year hit. 2017 proved to be one mighty beast that still needs to be tamed! My 2016 ended on a sad note after my visa to France got denied there and then sadness ensued so I…

Monday Musings: 10 Life Reminders from Siargao

Oftentimes, the best memories happen when you do not plan. The Surfing Capital of the Philippines definitely took my heart away. It started with a last-minute decision after the French Embassy denied my visa application, ruining my holiday plans and putting a huge shadow over my festive mood. Luckily, I found out that my former…

Unexpected Escape

In 2003, a teenage girl who was extremely shy (to the point that when at a fast food chain she would ask her sister to order for her) was trying to escape half a day’s worth of classes. She signed up for her first Impromptu Speaking Competition to be exempted that day.  It was her…

10 Best Gifts from 2016

Should I call it luck or blessing? 2016 definitely went by fast! I had a lot of meaningful experience but here are my top 10 ( in no particular order) Seeing three whalesharks in the wild. Meeting inspiring people fighting for our planet from different countries. Having constant supporters in work (A SPACE Tribe) and…

The Anti-Hero Journey

Confident. Obedient. Paragon of Awesomeness. These adjectives are typically used to describe a hero. Heroes are typically the protagonist of every story and everyone wants to be like them! However, today, ladies and gentlemen, I am not here to talk about heroes. In fact, I am here to talk about the dark side. Yes! The…

Warrior Wednesday: Speaking Out

Globally, one in seven adolescent girls aged 15 – 19 are currently married or in union –¬†UNICEF global databases (2016) 1.1 billion girls exists in the world today, a powerful number that could shape the future of this planet. They hold so much potential and yet they face¬†discrimination, violence and lack of equal opportunities killing…

Back from the Block

Here’s a short video clip of what I did during the recent El Nido trip.