Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Four Years Ago


Okay, hear me out. I know it's hard to update this travel blog regularly for obvious reasons. Heck, I have written more posts on my (personal) blog this year! Today, before I went to work, I found my old external hard drive. It's where I store all of my raw photos and videos from my travels beginning 2014 until late 2019. Since I believe I still have unpublished and unedited photos, I started browsing the 2017 folder. 2017 was so special to me. It was the year when I got transferred to Davao, finally got tenured at work, and got the chance to visit Sydney for the first time, one of my favorite places in the world. Man, I miss my old life. 2017 feels like four decades ago! Those were the days when I'd message my friends and alert them about an ongoing seat sale, read all the travel blogs to formulate my travel itinerary and watch some travel vlogs on YouTube.

These are some of the photos I've salvaged (LOL) from my old hard drive and post-processed on Lightroom. I am 100% that I haven't published these on any of my social media posts.


Thursday, June 3, 2021

COVID-19 Recovery: The Outlook of the Philippine Aviation Industry


In 2019, the aviation sector of the Philippines was at its peak. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) recorded 737,812 aircraft movements in that year alone. It was attributed to the increasing flight frequencies to both international and domestic sectors as more airports cater to the needs of the flying public. As an archipelagic country, it added connectivity around the Philippines and made it even smaller. The aviation sector was gearing towards a brighter and promising future, full steam ahead.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Ilocos Region: The Adventure to the Great North

Ever since I started working, I have traveled to various countries–South Korea, Australia, Canada, Japan, and Indonesia, to name a few. It gave me a broader perspective on life. I got introduced to unfamiliar cultures, met new friends along the road, and explored the underrated cities. But, I'm going to tell you a secret. I haven't explored my home country that much, and it's such a shame.

You see, the Philippines has a lot to offer. From highlands to islands, from the towering verdant landscapes to the turquoise and cerulean waters. It was a personal choice not to explore my own country because I thought I have already known my home country. The truth is, I barely scratched the surface. Every region is unique–culture, language, and food. Years after years of traveling abroad, it felt I became a stranger in my own country. Now it is about time to get reacquainted with my motherland. I, together with my friends, traveled to the north to visit the Ilocos Region, the hometown of my paternal grandfather. It's such a shame I don't speak their language, and my knowledge about this region is only limited. Welcome to Ilocos Region, the best of culture and nature, and the heritage village of the Philippines.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Holcim launches Build to Win promo to raise Mindanao sales, reward customers

Photo by Saad Salim on Unsplash

Holcim Philippines, Inc., one of the leading cement manufacturer and building solutions providers, launched its biggest promotion yet, raffling off-brand new Toyota Wigos, Vios, and Ford Raptors!

Monday, March 8, 2021

Legazpi Village, Makati City: Through The Eyes of 7Artisans Lens


Okay, I haven't been updating my travel blog for two reasons: One, there are still travel restrictions around the Philippines, and there is nothing we can do about it. Traveling isn't the best thing to do right now, especially in the middle of a pandemic. And two, I have already finished writing and editing all of my backlogs from my previous travels.

Anyway, this post isn't just for the sake of updating my travel blog, but this is something about rekindling my passion, and that is writing and photography.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Best Laid Plans: How to Travel Safely amid COVID-19


For some, the idea of a long vacation and family break is well overdue. However, as the global pandemic continues, it's difficult to know when life will return to some sort of normality. Travel may be restricted right now, but many holidaymakers are already looking ahead to a brighter future, one which includes booking and enjoying a well-deserved break. 

When (or if) your holiday is given the green light you must take the right kind of precautions and understand the health risks involved. Right now, we've got more to worry about than those pesky mosquito bites! Here we'll explore how you and your family can travel safely amid Covid-19 and still enjoy your holiday! Read on to find out more.