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My Days in Hong Kong

November 2, 2015

Have you ever been to a place where minutes before you landed, you already plan on leaving? I have. And in a span of four days, things turned upside down as well. I started hating Hong Kong on my first day only to leave on the fourth day already planning my next return visit. Why […]

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Food Trips | Travel

Picky Eater in Hong Kong

When travelling, you get giddy with excitement and eating is less of a priority. This is how I, as a picky-eater, survived four days in a foreign land where rice is in scarcity. DAY 1 SOGO MALL – FRESH MART Mindlessly, we fasted for 22 hours. Our first eating stop in Hong Kong on our […]

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Macau To and Fro Hongkong

When every passenger had grabbed their life jackets that must be something serious, right? Hardly a religious, I had learned how to attend mass consistently just a year ago. For the record, this Hongkong and Macau trip is also the first time I had offered mass intentions for safe travel. One more thing: upon boarding […]

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Eating in Macau

Two things – egg tarts and meat jerky! That’s what I’ve been told. Never leave Macau without tasting these 2 delicacies. LORD STOW’S GARDEN CAFE (COLOANE) And so because we reached Macau Airport at 11:15AM, the first stop in my itinerary is lunch. I targeted to eat in the famed Lord Stow’s Garden Cafe in […]

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Fated To Love Macau

Korean dramas inspired this trip! The beginning of Fated to Love You’s plot is set in Venetian Macau while the ending of Goong, my all-time favorite Korean drama, was in St. Francis Xavier Chapel. Macau felt more like home  for me because 1.) from arrival to departure we encountered lots of Filipinos and 2.) this […]

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Boarding for Ithaca

October 12, 2015

I like traveling because it’s not just “travel” for me. It’s life itself. I delight in the discovery of new places, people, culture, sea, experiences, etc. Basically every line of Ithaca can be a caption of captured moments of my wandering. In life and in travel, this poem has made so much impact on me. […]

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All My Bags Are Packed…Wait!

October 2, 2015

It’s less than 24 hours before my flight. Classes are actually suspended in the Metro as well as in Bulacan (some parts) because of bad weather. God-willing tomorrow, I’ll be heading to Macau, then later on to Hong Kong, for my second out-of-the-country trip. The first was last year, to Vietnam and Cambodia, around the […]

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Random Thoughts

Mandaluyong Loob

September 17, 2015

“Where do you work?”, I’ll be often asked. “Sa Mandaluyong.” This will be followed by,”Sa loob o sa labas?”. We know the drill. This has been a joke for decades. The National Center for Mental Health (Mental) is located in Mandaluyong. It’s a few hundred meters away from my office and this being a public […]

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Lector Duties

On Favoritism: Which Doesn’t Even Have to Happen

September 14, 2015

I’ve said before in an IG post that life did not necessarily get easier when I started to know God more through the ministry. That was pulled from the challenges our family faced recently. While going through the lowest point of that ordeal I understood one point. From then on, I learned not to prefer […]

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