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 […]Read More 7 Ways to Make Your Singapore Trip Affordable
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 […]Read More Hostel Etiquette: How to Behave When Bunking with Other People
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 […]Read More Want to Renew Your Passport Faster? Here’s How.
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 […]Read More Cebu to Dumaguete (Passport Renewal) Budget and Itinerary
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. […]Read More On Board the Fleur de Passion on an Ocean Mapping Expedition Around the World
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 […]Read More Can’t find clothes that fit you perfectly? I have a little secret to share!
FOOD Steamed rice — ah, every Cebuano’s comfort food. No, it’s not just plain white rice steamed to its fluffiness. It’s fried rice topped with pork stew, much like a rice bowl. Only in Cebu can you find people calling this steamed rice and calling actual steamed rice just plain rice. Ding How introduced this “Cebuano-style” steamed […]Read More #HowComesHome: Cebu’s Iconic Dimsum Restaurant Returns
If you’re still wondering where to go for Christmas this year, let me help you with that dilemma! BE Grand Resort in Bohol is probably one of the best choices you’ll make this year. I visited the place last week to see their rooms and to try out their Christmas Special Buffet Menu. They exceeded […]Read More Treat yourself to a Grand Holiday Trip this Christmas
WATCH MY VIDEO BELOW Last night, my friend Charlene decided last minute to head on over to Eastern Hub, a restaurant in Guadalupe, run by a Syrian fellow, Alaa, alongside his Filipino wife, Jerry. I had already planned to try it out after my sister told me she found some seriously good shawarma. I was […]Read More Eastern Hub: Serving REAL and Authentic Arabic Food in Cebu
When people ask me where to take friends and visitors out for food, I must admit I sometimes struggle to think of a place that’s affordable, clean, and showcases another kind of Filipino dish. This is especially hard when a lot of the restaurants in the city are mostly serving Western food now. It’s also […]Read More Cebuano food must-tries beyond lechon and fried food