My Art In Paradise Bangkok Experience

Want to know where you can ride a magic carpet, become an angel, surf a tidal wave or get featured on Time Magazine in Bangkok? Three words: Art in Paradise. Listed as one of the child-friendly attractions in Bangkok, Art in Paradise is basically Bangkok’s first interactive 3D Art Museum. This is actually quite a…

Up Close and Personal with the Queen, Justin Bieber and One Direction

Want to meet Justin Bieber, Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg in Bangkok? Go to Madame Tussauds at Siam Discovery, the center of Bangkok’s shopping district. What is Madame Tussaud’s? It’s basically an interactive wax museum of famous local and international personalities, dead or alive. I also learned that Madame Tussaud’s is one of the oldest…

Best of Cebu: SUTUKIL

With its launching first month of this year, Seafood and Ribs Warehouse has opened its doors to the discriminating taste of Cebuanos. And boy oh boy, Cebuanos sure have high standards for food. What is SUTUKIL? To put simply, sutukil revolves around fresh catch cooked your way. An abbreviated word, SU means sugba or grilled,…

Wanna Join Cebu’s Youngest Dragon Boat Team? Read This.

If there was an opportunity for you to paddle a dragon boat across the Mactan Channel, would you? If you’d ask me, I’d do it in a heartbeat. This was how I spent my 24th day of June: a crash course on dragon boating. Dragon Boating 101 It is a competitive water sport that involves…

How To Stay At Hotels For Free

Well, first of all, nothing is absolutely free. You have to provide something of value to get something of value in return. You have to do the work. At the moment of this writing, I’m overextending Jollibee’s hospitality after ordering only a single Peach Mango Pie. Still, an exchange of value happened in this transaction…

My First Ever TED Talk

No, I was not a speaker. If I were, what would I talk about? Things I learned after staying at 30+ hotels for free? Would you even care to listen to me speak for fifteen minutes? Heck, I would not even make the cut from TED’s speaker selection committee. The real question is, would I…

The Not So Subtle Art of Getting Lost

Equipped with a compass, a camera and a longing for adventure, the author of an article I read just decided one day to walk north starting from an empty field. What he found along the way not only sparked his interest but also awakened his natural sense of exploration, an instinctive quality of our primitive…

The Harsh Life of a Food Critic

As I was searching for blogs on Google about Kai, I only found hotel reviews for Lex that mentioned Kai’s breakfast buffet in a paragraph or two saying that they loved the offerings focused on American and Filipino cuisine, and also their concerns of its 32-seater capacity. I thought it was really odd reading nothing…

5 Regrets of the Dying

There was no mention of more sex or bungee jumps. A palliative nurse who has counselled the dying in their last days has revealed the most common regrets we have at the end of our lives. And among the top, from men in particular, is ‘I wish I hadn’t worked so hard’. Bronnie Ware is…

All Access to BLOQ’s Independence Day Roof Deck Party

I don’t know why but I just love it when I’m at the top of a skyscraper. I guess because it generates the feeling of being “The King of the World”, like what Jack and Rose experienced aboard the Titanic. Or maybe I just love seeing the 360 degree view, watching miniature versions of people…

3 Reasons Why You Should Skip Canyoneering in Cebu

Yes, you read it right. You might have heard about it from your workmates, caught a glimpse of some celebrity promoting it on their travel show or probably saw some stunning nature shots on Facebook. And now you’re on Google looking for articles that would further convince you to buy that plane ticket to Cebu….