Curnocopia – SM MOA Arena: Checking out (Miss) Earth

It was the beginning of a slow long weekend and I was having difficulty handling the idea of myself running out of things to do, being a restless human being.  I kept on checking things out all over the internet for good suggestions.  Out of town trips is never an option because I already have…

ARTickle: manilART2016 – Ground Zero For Inspiration

*Featured image is an artwork by Marcel Antonio. Celebrating its 8th year as the premier and longest running art fair in the Philippines, Manilart has come a long way indeed. I remember their first installation, the exhibition was held at the now-defunct NBC tent, just a stone’s throw away from the restaurant cluster which is…

DISTILLED SERIES : Bangkok. Thailand

*Featured image of The Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand is borrowed from http://www.bangkok.com   It was almost a couple of decades back when I first set foot in the capital city of Thailand – Bangkok.  And ever since, I never got tired visiting this city for much needed rest, relaxation, fun and everything else in…

DICOTCOTAN BEACH, PALANAN, ISABELA – The Eastern Beach Frontier

I’ve been so intrigued by this side of Luzon, being the least accessible among the municipalities of Isabela Province together with Divilacan and Maconacon.  During the course of my research a few weeks back, I gathered that there are three options to visit these towns – first, by air, which is a 35-45 minute ride…

BALER, AURORA – Sunrise Surfin’

I was at the Genesis Bus Terminal in Cubao along EDSA (near New York St.) as early as 6.30pm.  Since I dont have an idea about the early morning departure schedule  of their buses for Baler, Aurora, I decided to be there at an earlier time.  It pays to be early, always!  It was a…

DIPAGUIDEN BEACH, PALANAN, ISABELA – Commune With Nature

It was 5am when I woke up, ahead of my tour guide by half an hour.  I wanted to wake up early so that I can enjoy the view before the sun rises.  Amidst the stillness of the surroundings, another day is about to start.  And I am so psyched up, I was definitely ready…

DISTILLED SERIES: Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia

*Featured Image of the temple Banteay Srei, photo borrowed from theredtomatosiemreap.com This secondary city of Cambodia will not ring a bell to you until you hear the name “Angkor Wat.”  Siem Reap is the gateway to the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Angkor Wat Temple Complex.  Yes, you read it right, it’s a…