The Hotness of Mainit Sulfuric Hot Spring

woman at mainit hot spring falls philippines

A year ago, I made the decision to lie low from filmmaking and explore other things, like travelling the whole Philippines. I reckon it’s also time to come back to blogging which I stopped doing a long time ago. I’ve…

The quaint city of Vientiane

buddha statues in vientiane laos

Although not as popular with backpackers as compared to Thailand and Cambodia, I went to Vientiane, the capital of Laos, to spend two days to so I could have my passport stamped because my maximum stay in Thailand was about…

Mantigue Island, Camiguin

top view of mantigue island in camiguin island philippines

The “Island Born of Fire,” that’s what Camiguin is known for. The second smallest province in the Philippines, this island is located north of Mindanao and is home to seven volcanoes – much of the island was formed through earthquakes…

The Kid with the fingers

portrait photo of boy behind leaves and plant

Every afternoon before the pandemic, he and his sister used to sell rice cakes at the street where my restaurant is located. When he saw me with my camera, he jovially excaimed, “Kuya, picture!” (Big brother, take a photo of…

Remembering Notre Dame Cathedral

notre dame cathedral and seine river in paris france

My fondest memory of Paris was not a romantic rendezvous at Eiffel Tower but a spriritual rediscovery at the famous Notre Dame Cathedral. Braving through the cold winter afternoon, I had to test my patience waiting in a long queue…