When Rowjie and I first learned that I am pregnant, it was blissfully chaotic. It’s still blissful, but less chaotic now. The first trimester was really critical and we were worried all the time. Thankfully, we were able to surpass it all and, as of writing, I am now on my sixth month of pregnancy. That being said, I urged Rowjie that we push through our Boracay trip last December as a stress-reliever. I told him that this may be the last vacation I’d have before or after I give birth to our first-born.
A narrative of our 14-day trek to from the Everest Base Camp published in the December 2014 issue of Outdoor UAE magazine.
I’ve always wanted to do fitness-related activities at home, but didn’t know how to start. I’ve always been on the skinnier side and was afraid that people might judge me. Thanks to Pilates, which I first learned of seven months ago through Cassey Ho’s Blogilates. I instantly got hooked and it immediately became a part of my daily routine that I religiously followed and enjoyed. I even created a new Instagram account (@hoopinpoppin) documenting my journey to a fit lifestyle because I was flooding @missbackpacker with photos of me stretching and splitting. Rowjie had been urging me to try yoga and I found it similar with Pilates in many aspects. Both Pilates and yoga exercises focus on flexibility, core strength, and endurance. It’s just that yoga also put emphasis on spiritual meditation. Aside from hooping, […]
Several days back, I got an invite to attend a short trip to Philippine Eagle Center in Davao and witness the turnover of Philippine Eagle Mindanao to Cebu Pacific. Just gotten out of bed, I thought the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) is now being acquired by the country’s most popular low cost carrier. Since I still have several vacation leaves to burn and the year is about to end, I said yes.
I lived in Quezon City for a significant number of years and I didn’t know that there are a few other things you can do around the city aside from the usual tour in the Quezon Memorial Circle or food crawling in Maginhawa Street until recently. So, if you have nothing to do this weekend and you’re just residing in or near Kyusi, why not visit the following spots as a cheap alternative for an out-of-town trip.
I don’t know how the walang forever craze started in the Philippines but it’s definitely not true, that there is no forever. Others were able to find proofs that forever exists. And some of these are downright funny. Have a look!
Realizations and life lessons learned while trekking for eight days in Annapurna, the tenth highest mountain in the world located in Nepal.
I was heading toward what I thought was the location of the hotel I was looking for when someone yelled at me to call my attention. “Kuya, sa Microtel po,” I responded. The security guard manning the entrance gate politely asked me to come back and handed me a paper. “Pakita niyo lang po yan kapag may sumita sa inyo.” Apparently, unless you’re an employee there with a proper identification card, one cannot just walk around the area without this piece of paper. It was my first time in UP Technohub in Quezon City and didn’t know this policy. And though I felt like someone’s going to shoot me anytime, ironically, I also felt that I was out of harm’s way as I continued walking toward Microtel.
A year ago, I did a freelance project for a startup website where I had to collect high quality images of offbeat places around the world. Halfway through the project, I realized that I should be listing down these places as I may visit them too, someday. Who knows, right? And what better way to bookmark the places than Pinterest?
I started writing a draft for my yearender post mid-December of the past year and was able to come up with a few paragraphs already. I have been to Blah Blah on February, I visited Blah Blah on April, I was at Blah Blah last July. I was thrilled to finish it but then I realized, what do I really get from jotting down all the places I have been to? Reminiscing my 2014 takes me back to the wonderful places that I was so lucky to have visited but it just doesn’t feel right, it doesn’t make me feel happy.