Bohol: Hanging Out from the City of Friendship

I consider myself lucky that my college peers were my high school classmates, and that some of these high school classmates were my primary school buddies, too. Others might not agree, but our friendship has been developing for more or less a decade now. After college, we barely had time to hang out together because … Continue reading Bohol: Hanging Out from the City of Friendship

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IndoChina: The Adventures and Misfortunes through the Tri-City

Some of the favorite backpacking destinations among tipid travelers, are the countries in South East Asia. One popular, but still affordable, trip to take is across Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand (and/or Laos and Myanmar, depending on a traveler's plan). I had an opportunity to backpack across the cities of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand in one … Continue reading IndoChina: The Adventures and Misfortunes through the Tri-City

IndoChina Adventures Part 2: Through the Temples of Cambodia

Cambodia, situated between Vietnam and Thailand, is a place filled with temples that narrate the religious and cultural history of the country through architecture and form. After the trip to Vietnam, my friends and I continued our backpacking trip to the Kingdom of Cambodia.   Hotel recommendation: On our trip to Cambodia, we stayed at … Continue reading IndoChina Adventures Part 2: Through the Temples of Cambodia

The IndoChina Adventures Part 1: Threading the Waters of Vietnam

Vietnam, located at the eastern portion of mainland Southeast Asia, is a home to alluvial deltas formed by two main rivers, one of which is the Mekong River. It was mid-October when my friends and I had the opportunity to visit Vietnam which also served as an entry-point for our backpacking route -- Vietnam, Cambodia, … Continue reading The IndoChina Adventures Part 1: Threading the Waters of Vietnam

The Emergence of Road Drama in the Philippine Independent Cinema Industry

The contemporary Philippine cinema lays a feast of stories for the consumption of the public, especially the cinephiles. While big production houses keep producing a myriad of highly publicized and highly commercialized films dominating the Philippine Cinema, alternative cinema, more popularly known as the independent cinema or the indie, is on the rise and is … Continue reading The Emergence of Road Drama in the Philippine Independent Cinema Industry

Panay Adventures Part 3: Seafood Tripping in Aklan and Capiz

Situated at the western part of Visayas are six provinces showcasing different landscapes that will leave a traveler in awe. On the 18th of January, I chose to roam around Region VI: The Western Visayas, also known as Panay. Photo source:  http://nap.psa.gov.ph/ru6/fact&figure.htmThis post focuses on Aklan, the home of the world famous Boracay Island, and … Continue reading Panay Adventures Part 3: Seafood Tripping in Aklan and Capiz

Panay Adventures Part 2: The mystifying Antique

Situated at the western part of Visayas are six provinces showcasing different landscapes that will leave a traveler in awe. On the 18th of January, I chose to roam around Region VI: The Western Visayas, also known as Panay. Photo source:  http://nap.psa.gov.ph/ru6/fact&figure.htm  This post focuses on the Antique, one of Panay's best preserved provinces, which … Continue reading Panay Adventures Part 2: The mystifying Antique

Panay Adventures Part 1: Negros Occidental, Iloilo, Guimaras

Situated at the western part of Visayas are six provinces showcasing different landscapes that will leave a traveler in awe. On the 18th of January, I chose to roam around Region VI: The Western Visayas, also known as Panay. This post focuses on the three provinces that are usually visited in one trip, especially since … Continue reading Panay Adventures Part 1: Negros Occidental, Iloilo, Guimaras