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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Travel and Win with my New Friend on the Road, #Bonamine

When I first went to India in 2014, I learned a lesson the hard way. Yes, I took with me anti-diarrhea medicines, but when the onslaught of numerous cross country train trips hit me, I was reduced to a drunk-like traveler seeing the world with a dizzy head.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Fine Architecture Seen on the Streets of Mumbai

The streets of Mumbai casts a dizzying spell even to this third world traveler who is used to seeing voluminous crowds and long queues of people rushing to and from various errands. It reminded me of our first stop in India; the city of Kolkata where all noises came to us like cannon blasting from all directions, the relentless honking of automobiles and the incessant yell from vendors among dozens of other reverberations, all comprising a mix tape of mother of all audible uproars.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Answering the Call of Adventure on Tarak Ridge

Ever since I left my college mountaineering club in the University of Santo Tomas, I have trekked to the mountains few and far between. It felt like a romantic separation that left me searching for ways to reconnect with. I would plan hiking trips here and there, only to shelve it in favor of a trip to the beach. Despite my deep interest in hiking taking a backseat, the call of the great outdoors remained loud and I know that it was just only a matter of time before I stepped on the jagged Philippine mountains again.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Keep Chasing Spectacular Wow Moments | A Birthday Essay

It was a bipolar year once again. Just the way I like it. The Gods know me really well. Another set of 360 days and so, filled with sprinkled moments of ‘spectacular wow’, sandwiched with threadbare bouts of sadness, just passed by.

There is something beautiful in reveling in sadness”, given happiness’ brilliance in showering positive energy to my life, I must pay homage to the role of the 'blues’ in shaping the way I look at the world. Without it, my pursuit of bliss will go down in an unremarkable manner.