Diving in Anilao, Batangas

When one thinks of diving in the Philippines, Anilao is the first place that comes in my mind. Considered as the birthplace of scuba diving in the country,¬†Anilao is the top dive destination for its accessibility, cost effectivity and extensive biodiversity (being close to the Verde Passage which is the center of the center of…

Warrior Wednesdays: Do Not Assume

How many times do you judge people in a day? I admit enjoy observing people and assuming things. I am not certain if it is really part of human instinct to judge people. We have created stereotypes and used cues to formulate conclusions without clarifying it to the person involved. We hate being judged and…

Monday Musings: The White Rabbit

Anyone who has read or watched Alice in Wonderland would remember the White Rabbit. He is the first character that Alice meets. Manic and frantic he is always on a rush. Most of us are like the White Rabbit. How many times do you go through a day worrying about time, about the past or…

Wednesday Warriors: Be Impeccable with Your Word

How far we can go with our freedom of speech? With the social media built into our everyday routine, it is a daily struggle to find boundaries on what is acceptable and what is not. Exposed to a massive influx of internet trolls, our tolerance for bullying and written hatred has grown. So I challenge…

Monday Musings: Beauty in the Now

We want not only to be loved, we want to think of ourselves as lovely. Rather than see ourselves as we truly are, we see ourselves as we would like to be. Self-deception can be more comforting than self-knowledge. We like to fool ourselves. -Russ Roberts Does the quote strike you? Yes? Then sadly you…

My Untold Tacloban Story

January 5, 2015 started with the sun slowly beaming over the mountainous horizon. I woke up to the sight of Allen Port, the ship has finally reached Visayas. After 30 hours of travel by land and 2 hours on the ferry, I knew that my life has reached a full restart. I kept repeating “Tabula Rasa” in my head.

Warrior Wednesdays: Take Sides and Voice It Out

How many times have you wanted to take a stand on something and never mustered enough courage to do so? I admit it is easy to just stay silent among the crowd. It takes courage to say to everyone what is on your mind. How long have you been keeping opinions to yourself in fear…