Moments and Epiphanies at the Lantern Festival: Finally Living My Dreams

I honestly don’t know where to begin. Last night was an incredibly emotional moment for me and even as I type this now I can feel my eyes start to water. I absolutely cannot believe where I am in life right now. I’m so proud of myself to be… here. This lantern festival in Chiang…

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6 Places to Eat You Absolutely CANNOT Miss When You Visit Kuala Lumpur

In October 5, 2018, I dove into the unknown and started a big trip around the world, at least that is the aim. I’m starting with Asia and seeing how far my money and visas can take me! My first stop is Kuala Lumpur. I never really had the urge to visit Kuala Lumpur, or…

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7 Ways to Make Your Singapore Trip Affordable

Why Singapore, right? I thought of the exact same thing when I was planning my trip around Southeast Asia, especially bearing in mind I have to be a penny pincher for this long, small budget journey. Why in the world would I want to visit one of the most expensive cities in the world? I…

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Where to Eat in Siargao

Siargao to me is my home. I first lived in General Luna (GL) in 2015 and came back again this year but lived outside of GL. Things have been drastically different since then but the vibe still the same, you just need to know where to go. I was sad to see some places close…

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Hostel Etiquette: How to Behave When Bunking with Other People

I’ve tried hostels several times for brief stays like two or three nights. Recently, I tried staying in one for three weeks! The experiences have been great overall. I had met so many people I quickly became friends with and treated like family for the entire stay. I had more opportunities to save on tour…

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Want to Renew Your Passport Faster? Here’s How.

Ohmaghaaad. I cannot count the number of Facebook statuses or the number of people who have expressed a great deal of frustration they go through trying to renew their passports here in the Philippines. The one big issue? The DFA Website seems to have some sort of glitch with their appointment scheduler. One minute there’s…

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Cebu to Dumaguete (Passport Renewal) Budget and Itinerary

If you haven’t read yet, I posted an article about a few tips on how you can get your passport renewal process faster. You might wonder why I would renew in Dumaguete when there’s a DFA office in Cebu, right? Check out the article by clicking here. I live in Cebu and back in February…

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I can’t believe I went to GAOC.

I. Hate. Dentists. Ask my teeth who have now relapsed since because I wasn’t encouraged to take care of them. Instead, I got a series of traumatizing experiences from several dentists. My lower teeth are crooked again; my teeth were never in the middle; and I don’t exactly have the urge to visit the dentist…

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On Board the Fleur de Passion on an Ocean Mapping Expedition Around the World

Nearly 500 years ago, Ferdinand Magellan circumnavigated the world. In the wake of his expedition, a sailboat under the Swiss flag is off to a four-year expedition to map out and measure the human effects on our oceans. They began in 2015 in Seville, Spain and are ending their journey in 2019 back in Seville.…

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Can’t find clothes that fit you perfectly? I have a little secret to share!

Fashionista is the last thing anyone will call me. I don’t have an elaborate style. I like simple, comfortable, and a little stylish every now and then. I grew up as a tomboy and I have to clear it up here that it does not mean lesbian (yes, I know a ton of people who…

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