Author: Regine (page 2 of 21)

Yolanda Aftermath: Sunny Smiles on a Rainy Day

“In Omnibus Amare et Servire.”

It was a gloomy morning and the rain slowly trickled down the car’s windshield. I checked my phone and the signal was dead. I glanced at the left side of the road and there was a torn out sign of “Welcome – prov.” It was an eerie moment. Read more →

Courage to Keep on Trying

The future unveils itself at each passing second. The present becomes the past and every second before the future becomes our present. Whatever decisions we do in the present affects the outcome of the coming future. Situations, circumstances, and unexpected events throw themselves to us at any given point in time. We choose a path, we see the results, and we learn from it. That’s life. Read more →

Underground World of Lahab Cave, Capiz

To tell you the truth, I am never really a fan of caves. I’m not a claustrophobic at all but the thought of being stuck inside a hollow space with weathered rocks around was utterly creepy. Not to mention that caves are essentially dark – imagine the creatures crawling inside! Read more →

Up in the Air: Parasailing Experience

While we were strapped onto the harness, I was tugging the shirt of our operator with an anxious look on my face. I asked him to tighten the straps because I don’t really feel safe or even comfortable with my position. He then double checked the equipment and after a few seconds, we took off. Read more →

Travel Porn: Easter Island, Chile

Located at the Heart of the Pacific Ocean, Easter Island, otherwise known as “Rapa Nui,” sits 2336 miles west of Santiago, Chile. It is considered to be one of the most remote islands on Earth; “Navel of the World,” some would call it. Read more →

Day 461: Lessons Learned from a Life on Pause

It has been a while since I last posted in this website. It has also been a while since I lugged my black backpack and frolicked around the beautiful islands of my home country. Everything that I thought I could do slowly began to die down. Read more →

How to Get to Don Salvador Benedicto

If you haven’t read my insights about Negros Occidental’s Don Salvador Benedicto, I suggest you read Invigorating Nature of Don Salvador Benedicto to get acquainted with its unspoiled beauty. Read more →

Invigorating Nature of Don Salvador Benedicto

On that very moment, I stood there and glanced on the verdant slopes of Don Salvador Benedicto. The chilling breeze blew through my hair as I patiently waited for the azure clouds to give way for the sunlight. The wind whistled through the air and slowly, streaks of light from the sun flashed upon its unspoiled perfection. Read more →

Day 352: Quick Ways to Avoid Strangers

It has been a whirlwind of awkward situations with different types of people I have met in a week’s span. Most situations were with men who were obviously predictable with their cheesy pick-up lines that nearly choked me to death on my seat while in the pre-departure area. 😛 (Please don’t mess with a young gal especially when she’s busy writing on her journal) Read more →

Nogas Island in its Splendor

“Tall and tan and young and handsome, the boy from Ipanema goes walking, and when he passes, each girl he passes, goes ‘ahhhh.’ When he walks he’s like the samba that swings so cool and sways so gently, that when he passes, each time he passes, I go ‘aaaaaaaahhhh.'” Read more →