That Time I Pretended To Be A College Professor

At the signal of the bell, I entered the class on the fifth floor, calmly collected myself with a poker face, faced the entire class and decided to put my stuff on the teacher’s table. As with our other classes, I started off by asking somebody in the class to lead the prayer. Then I…

A Hot Volcanic Rock Touched My Skin And I Survived

Yes, you read it right. If I were dead, future me would not be writing this sentence at this very moment. Want to know how I survived? Let’s go back seven hours earlier when I boarded off a 24G multicab just right across Oakridge Business Park in A.S. Fortuna Banilad. Scanning the area, I couldn’t…

Kindness of Strangers: Tikdong of Kawasan Falls

After spending the night in a tent at Lambug beach in Badian, I went to Kawasan Falls. It was a random decision since I wanted to dive into the cold water after a sunny and salty day at the beach. I also thought of the possibility of spending the night, also in a tent, in…

15 Reasons Why a Food Trip in Cebu is A Bad Idea

You’re planning to head over to Cebu for a taste of what the Queen City of the South has to offer. Whatever it is that got you convinced to buy a last-minute plane ticket to this particular destination in the Philippines, I’m telling you in advance that it’s not worth it. Here are fifteen reasons…

Would you name your kid ‘Tiger Woods’?

Back in 2013, a man in Singapore, Batman bin Suparman (“Batman son of Suparman”), has been jailed for criminal charges. Quite ironic for a superhero name, isn’t it? What does Moe Lester, Mike Litoris, Dat Ho, BJ Cummings, Harry Baals, Ben Dover and Beezow Doo-Doo Zopitty Bop-Bop have in common? Guess that’s a bit obvious,…

Fully Naked with Extra Service at Abiza Spa

I stress about stress before there’s even stress to stress about. Don’t we all? Ever wondered whoever coined the word stress? Imagine if you were the one, you’d be called the Father of Stress. That would be lovely to put on your resume. Quick question, how do you handle stress? Some people usually hit the…

How do you want to be remembered?

I was watching CNN the other day and came across a show featuring an explorer named Levison Wood who walked the Nile River from source to delta. He even wrote an international bestselling book about it. In effect, it got crazy media attention all around Europe which actually helped build awareness on the protection of…

Hair-Raising Experience in Mt. Naupa

Immediately after lunch, we assembled with the other trekkers in Labangon. The jeepney we hired to Minglanilla was full- packed with almost twenty people. From Tinong’s Bakery in Tungkop we hired a two-person capacity motorcycle to Cogon Chapel, he jump-off point. Pushing forward, we saw the countryside and witnessed the simple life of the people…

Falling in Love with Random Passengers Aboard Cebu Pacific

Updating my blog and social media posts, I was a bit surprised to get a chat notification from Rikke, the passenger next to my seat who I got to know while catching a Cebu Pacific flight to Manila when I watched the Incubus concert at Mall of Asia last 2015. She was here in Cebu…

Devouring Toy-like Desserts at Fujinoya

Let me share to you my Japanese High Afternoon Tea experience at this bakery slash coffee shop slash bistro at Wilson Street in Cebu City. (Pardon the repetitive use of the word slash as it reminds me of samurai warriors from Japan.) As much as I would like to immediately attack into the details, let’s…

Flip Cup Night at Le Village Hostel

Two days ago, the Cebu Bloggers Society members were invited by Mr. Junel Nepomuceno for an overnight stay at Le Village Guesthouse, Bar and Restaurant located right across Royal Concourse Buffet Restaurant along Gorordo Avenue near Asilo de la Milagrosa Church. The place started its operation just last January 2015, and has been rated the…

Mayor Cynthia Moreno on Aloguinsan’s Success in Ecotourism

Sitting by the infinity pool overlooking the Bojo River Mouth at Lunhaw Farm Resort, I was fortunate enough to be able to have a one-on-one talk with the Municipal Mayor of Aloguinsan, Cynthia Moreno, about ecotourism. Aloguinsan was not named the Ecotourism Capital of Cebu for no reason. Proof of which are the multiple international…