11 Ways to Travel with Purpose

If you wish to travel for inspiration and growth, to get a heart fix, to explore not only physically but culturally and socially, you landed on the right blog entry. 2017 became my year of venturing into the unknown by myself, so I made this short list of guiding principles, based entirely on my limited experience, for a proper soulful immersion of every destination. 1. … Continue reading 11 Ways to Travel with Purpose

Twenty-four.

It has been a year of discovery. It has been a year of building relationships. It has been a year of humble progress, quiet restoration, and most of all, clarity and understanding. Clarity and understanding of the self: its limitations, its mysteries, its inclinations. A reorientation, as well, toward the True North. The certainty of being in tune with myself, of being consistent in mind … Continue reading Twenty-four.

Hulugan, Talay, Hidden Falls, Laguna (2017)

Holidays are most enjoyed in the Philippines. Nature reserves are only a few hours away, serving as quick refreshers from a busy workweek. This lifetime wouldn’t be enough for me to cross off all the country’s pockets of beauty, but I’m counting slowly, one long-weekend at a time. Upon finding out about the long weekend that Thursday, I quickly contacted my friends to see who … Continue reading Hulugan, Talay, Hidden Falls, Laguna (2017)

‘Big Magic’, As Told by Me

Attending a conservative high school that didn’t put enough value on literature and the arts to spark interest from its students, I was unable to discover and grow what would become my love for words. University was a complete turnaround, as I studied in an institution that greatly treasured the humanities. Those four years were my period of renaissance, as I enjoyed my literature and … Continue reading ‘Big Magic’, As Told by Me

Career Reads: Grit by Angela Duckworth

The heavy rain pounded on the window. As I stared at the laptop for the past thirty minutes, a clutter of thoughts ran through my head. My mind was restless as I sat unmoving, both hands on my temples. I closed my eyes, searching my mind for a clear answer after asking myself what I truly desire to pursue in life. “Everyone has his thing. … Continue reading Career Reads: Grit by Angela Duckworth

My Seven Habits of Fitness

Two years out of university and into the work-life normalcy, I commonly hear peers voicing out their frustration over their weight, particularly because they’ve packed in some pounds shortly after stepping into the real world. For the benefit of those who might be experiencing the same (including me, who’s been almost sugar-dependent lately), let me share with you a blog post I wrote almost three … Continue reading My Seven Habits of Fitness

A Head Full of Dreams (April 2017)

My youthful soul was in every bit giddy after learning about my favorite band’s intended visit to the Philippines. After almost a decade of longing (and voicing out that almost painful desire on Twitter), they finally decided to put an end to the shrugging and made Manila one of their stops in their AHFOD tour. I didn’t think twice about picking the closest area to … Continue reading A Head Full of Dreams (April 2017)