Thursday, November 14, 2019

FoodTrip ni TJ: Samgyeopmasarap SM North EDSA

Date: NOV 14, 2019

The 2019 Geology Board Examinations has come to an end, and my friends wanted to unwind after a stressful three-day exam. Grace suggested that we should check out Samgyeopmasarap – one of the newly opened shops in SM North EDSA’s Lifestyle Center. This is a first-time experience for me and ended up feeling satisfied as pork and chicken flooded our table.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Mirisbiris Garden and Nature Center: Santo Domingo's Hidden Retreat

Santo Domingo, ALBAY
Date: OCT 13, 2019

In my final semester at Partido State University, I will be required to submit a thesis before I graduate. My study is all about the volcanic hazard assessment in Goa, Camarines Sur, and I am lucky because one of the best volcanologists on Earth - Mr. Christopher Newhall - lives nearby. I decided to visit him last October 13, 2019, and gathered ideas on how I should present my study.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

FoodTrip ni TJ: Gumbo SM Mall of Asia

Date: SEP 10, 2019

Metrodeal offers some of the best vouchers in the country. While browsing the website, I saw a promo that reads “P1000 Worth of Food & Drinks at Gumbo" for only P599. I immediately purchased one voucher and asked my best friend, Aljhon, if he wanted to join. This will be the first time that I will eat at Gumbo, and hopefully, the experience will be worth it.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

2019 Geology Board Examination Preparation: The Road Trip from Bicol to Manila

Date: JUL 06, 2019

UP Diliman offers a three-month review session for students who will take the Geology Board Exam. My friends paid P5,000 for the review session, and today, we are heading to Quezon City to search for an affordable boarding house where they will stay until October. We had to wake up early in the morning so we can reach Metro Manila by three or four in the afternoon (since Bicol and Metro Manila are ten to twelve hours apart).

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Rainy Weekend Getaway in Baguio City

Baguio City, BENGUET
Date: MAY 25-26, 2019

My sister, PM, has never been to Baguio City. My Dad decided to take us there for the weekend, and I was so excited since this will be my first time traveling to Baguio City with my family. I’ve been there with my friends several times, but going on a road trip with your family feels different.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The Windmills of Pililla and the Natural Beauty of Tanay

Pililla & Tanay, RIZAL
Date: APR 09, 2019

It’s my sister’s 24th birthday - and just like last year, the whole family’s going on an out of town trip. We decided to travel further east, visiting the windmills in the town of Pilillia and Daranak Falls in Tanay. We also had a stopover at Cafe Katarina, a well-reviewed restaurant on the mountaintops serving festive Filipino food.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Celebrating Shery's 20th Birthday at Port Alfred

Date: APR 04, 2019

Port Alfred is one of the largest resorts in Partido. The resort has a towering slide, and I’ve always wanted to visit the place. Shery, one of my classmates in PSU, told me the night before that she will be having an advanced birthday celebration today at Port Alfred. She invited us to go there tomorrow morning, a couple of hours before I leave Goa for Manila because of my Summer OJT.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Top 10 Exciting Things to Try in Goa, Camarines Sur

Date: OCT 28, 2016

Most of us are familiar with the State of Goa in India. But did you know that 500 kilometers down south, in the province of Camarines Sur, lies a quiet little town at the foot of Mount Isarog whose name is also Goa? It’s a long story on how I got here – and as I celebrate my first year anniversary staying in this town, I decided to make my first ever Top 10 List to show the world what exciting things can be done in Goa!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Solo Traveler's Week-Long Cheap Travel Guide to Batanes

Date: OCT 07-14, 2015

Many people wanted to visit Batanes. However, expensive roundtrip plane ticket causes some of these dreams to stay as dreams. But there is still HOPE! Batanes Seat Sale is a reality and I was one of the lucky ones who managed to grab this once in a lifetime opportunity (via SkyJet). Here is a guide that would help solo travelers (who are FOREVER ALONE, just like me!) have an inexpensive but memorable and enjoyable Batanes Adventure!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Eastern Laguna: When Nature Meets Adventure

Santa Cruz, Pagsanjan, Majayjay & Liliw, LAGUNA
Date: APR 11, 2015

While playing Lakbayan quiz on the internet, I realized that I’ve never been to the towns of Eastern Laguna. That’s why when I had the opportunity to visit these places, I packed my bags right away and left. It did not disappoint me, and in every town that I visited, I saw wonders and magnificent landmarks. Too bad that I only had to visit for a day – which is not enough when checking out the province’s tourist spots!