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Authentic Cultural Immersion

It was an early morning walk along the small and somehow confusing pathways of the local community in Bauko, Mountain Province when I marveled upon the silhouette of three men carrying their gimata1 atop a hill. The sun was slowly rising that moment, casting a dark shadow outlining the masculine form of these men against the indigo sky. Read more →

“Taklong” Forest Snails, Anyone?

Imagine these “slow poke” herbivore snails crawling with traces of orange slime, carrying a huge shell on their backs, and thriving in wooded areas of the forest being served as a local cuisine in Brgy. Bayuyan, President Roxas, Capiz. Read more →

Day 256: Drying Laundries at Ramon Magsaysay Park

Remember my dilemma at packing and me being a virgin at backpacking? I suppose this still covers it. Although, I am trying my best to fit into the culture of being an expert at traveling light. Haha! ๐Ÿ™‚ At 8:45AM, we are now here in Ramon Magsaysay Park, justย  near the Sta. Ana Wharf – probably just a 15-minute walk or a 2-minute tricycle ride. Read more →

Day 247: Every Darn Peso Counts!

The challenge? Six Hundred Pesos for Two Days in the City of Smiles! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

I was invited by a friend to go to Bacolod to attend the opening of a their “milk tea house” along the 21st Street BS Aquino Drive. Of course I went! Who would turn down an offer like that? The only problem was I only had Php600 literally in my pocket. Read more →

Day 107: Giving Money to Street Kids is Not a Good Idea

Before I thought I was being generous to them but thinking about it “practically” is not doing them any good. I know it sounds selfish but consider the fact that these kids should learn how to find other means of earning rather than just extending their arms, pout, and beg for money. Read more →

Visiting Roxas City with Php375

It was a rainy 4am. I was in McDonalds, at Atrium Mall, Iloilo, hugging my luggage and desperately waiting for the others to arrive. The first 30 minutes had passed and nobody was there. Fifteen minutes later, my friend, Lica, arrived. An hour after, two more friends came over (Kams and Drem) despite the outpour. We were headed off to the Seafood Capital of the Philippines – Roxas City, Capiz! 8) Read more →

Day 71: Italian Meal and American Idol Results

Everybody was rooting for Jessica Sanchez to win this year, but then they were drastically saddened (including me) about her being on second place – take note, “drastically saddened” for a few seconds, that is! Well, because after the results were revealed, several images, videos, and articles shook the world – especially those still photos of Jennifer Holliday and Jessica Sanchez’s performance with captions that are seriously hilarious! No offense. The captions were just impeccable! Read more →

A Taste of Grilled Chicken Intestines

Back in college, my friends would usually buy one of the popular Filipino street food known as “isaw.” This famous barbecued chicken intestines are tagged as “cheap but has a good taste.” So, every time I see these along the street, I would make that “Yuck-Eew” face. Of course, with the sound of “intestines,” I already hesitated. Imagine those intestines I have seen in the operating room when I was finishing my nursing course. haha Read more →

Day 59: Hawaiian Breakfast, Literally

I smelled pizza, cheeseburgers, and buffalo wings when I woke up. – not those fastfood buys that we get to have from the local mall. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I stayed at my relatives’ home in Tangub, Bacolod City and I never expected an “international” meal like this. Little did I know that my aunt and her husband arrived a few minutes earlier when I had the chance of smelling that grilled cheese flavor. They came from Hawaii and yes, they brought a great breakfast – carboloaded too, for us all. Read more →

Asa man ang Larsian?

Where in the world could we find “Larsian?” It has been said that you haven’t seen and experienced the whole of Cebu if you failed to visit Larsian… Is it a beach? Is it a monument? Well, no. It is something we all think about, though. Morning, noon and night. Indeed. It’s all food! Read more →