Jpark Island Resort Cebu Celebrates 10th Year with a Bang

November 01, 2019


After numerous trips to the province of Cebu and skipping the opportunity to stay in the island of Mactan, I must admit of never hearing about Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark before. I have my assumptions managed to a middling level when I joined fellow travel and lifestyle writers on a media trip celebrating the resort’s 10th year anniversary.

Witnessing Hushed Bartering Scenes at Bulungan sa Pandawan

October 22, 2019


Every morning with daylight yet to ooze from the sky, a multitude of motorboats is heard roaring off the coast of Mercedes town in Camarines Norte. Buoyed by a prayer and a resolve to provide for their families, fisher folks head out to the abundant waters of San Miguel Bay intent on taking home boatloads of fresh catch. Providentially, the body of water that opens to the mighty Pacific Ocean isn’t called the “fishing bowl” of Bicol Region for nothing—as each day, the fish market of Mercedes becomes a bustling scene of fish trading activities. 

Crates and crates full of the freshest catch can be seen at Mercedes Fish Market
Crates and crates full of the freshest catch can be seen at Mercedes Fish Market

A Walk Along the Streets of Tokyo (part two)

October 15, 2019


After spending the first couple of days under the mercy of a gloomy sky, the sun finally appeared in all its shining glory on the third day. The bright daylight coupled with the wind of the autumn season made for a perfect brisk walking condition—and walked I did—for miles and miles over sidewalks and subway floors. Every thump of my feet got audibly in harmony among the multitude of Japanese commuters’ rickety medley of footsteps, that sounded like an orchestral beat box.

The Mesmerizing Architecture of Taj-ul-Masajid Mosque | Bhopal, India

October 12, 2019


I was feeling benumbed when I stared out the window of the bus and saw the sky reddened with strokes of sunrise. “Dawning of a new day” I told myself and instantly, burst of excitement shot up my body as this meant a new opportunity to explore. It was the first morning of the Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart where I was invited to cover. Before the event started, the organizers took our group of travel writers for a short incursion to the city’s landmark known as the ‘Crown among Mosques’—the biggest mosque in India, the Taj-ul-Masajid.

A Taste of Maa To Ro’s Bagobo-Klata Heritage Cuisine

October 11, 2019


As a melting pot of crisscrossing cultures, Mindanao is a land of diverse heritage, where one can savor a myriad of cuisines each distinct to every region. In Davao City, where there are 11 known tribes, a culinary movement aimed at promoting olden traditions of preparing food is slowly partaking in the local gastronomic scene.

the front part of Maa ta Ro in Davao

Best Time to Visit Jaipur | India

October 10, 2019

Jaipur explains it correctly, a combination of rich culture, history and flavours. Pink City is a symbolic name of India's complex diversities. Jaipur is located in an area of arid, semi-desert with three different seasons. Just one is considered as the best time to visit Jaipur, so it is crucial to plan before heading to Jaipur. The three seasons are a warm and dry spring, a hot summer and a brief monsoon and the winter months beginning in November to February. The latter is the best time for visit in Jaipur and this is the height of the tourist season.


Where to Eat in Iloilo City

September 28, 2019


Iloilo City is one of the known gastronomic haven in the Philippines where the cuisine culture is best represented by a fusion of traditional and modern way of cookery. Situated around the throwback downtown and the modern bustling part of the city are a number of establishments that serve both old and new favorites. A day or two in the city should present you a variety of food choices to guarantee a satisfying gastronomical experience. To help you plan your food trip, here are our some of the places I’ve tried dining in the city of love.

Nueva Ecija | Spectacular Wow atop Mount Sawi

September 23, 2019


In this age of Filipino ‘hugot’ culture one can easily assume the name of this mountain was coined as a reverence to such Filipino movies like “Camp Sawi” and “This Thing Called Tadhana”. The real story behind it though stems from a tragic suicide that happened a few years back right on top of the mountain. A woman—as the story goes—after experiencing a heartbreak, hanged herself at one of the tree branches of the now mowed down Balete tree. Locals originally named the mountain Mt. Sawing Balete, as a reference to the sad fate shared by the fallen tree and the lovelorn soul.

Mount Sawi Gabaldon Nueva Ecija

AirAsia’s In-flight Celebration of 600 Million Passengers Milestone

September 22, 2019


We were flying at above 30,000 feet for about half an hour when a flight attendant of the AirAsia Davao-Manila flight started speaking over the public-address system. “Ladies and gentlemen, because we are celebrating a momentous occasion, we have prepared a short program for you”. The short program she talked about consisted of a dance performance by two pretty FA’s who twirled to the tune of “señorita” and a trivia contest that awarded six lucky winners with a round-trip domestic ticket.