History through Object’d Art

Metropolitan Museum of Manila The Metropolitan Museum, built in the 1970s, was primarily intended for international exhibitions. After the EDSA Revolt in the 1980s, it has become more democratic and now exhibits works by both...

Eating one’s way around the Philippines

We have heard it too many times before that it is tough to sell Philippine cuisine to foreigners when we ourselves cannot agree on what is a good adobo (garlic, vinegar and soy marinate,)...

Sarangani: Falling in Love with Sarangani

I’d have to admit that when I was first told that I’d be going to Sarangani with photographer Lisa Cruz, I didn’t know much about it. I flippantly thought I would find the usual...

Ticao Island: The Gentle Isle That is Ticao

“Snatch up the line the moment you feel a tug.” That was what my local fishing guide instructed me as he shelled open a dead shrimp and tore pieces off the peeled flesh to...

Penang, Malaysia: Miracles do Happen

“Do you believe in miracles?”our local guide Ronnie asked us in the van. We gave him curious looks, unsure of how to respond. He gave us all a smile before continuing with his story: During...

Self Storage Glasgow Can Benefit Travellers

Utilising the services of self storage Glasgow can seriously assist travellers with regards to the way that they are able to move themselves from country to country. People often try to save as much...

Zamboanga: The Spirit Must Soar

As it hosts an international bird festival, Zamboanga City flies high towards ecotourism renown. Bird-watching requires patience. This was something I learned from a bird-watching assignment a few years back, just in the outskirts of...

Laguna Beach, California’s Festival of Arts and the Pageant of the Masters: A history...

Here’s the big picture in Laguna Beach, California: for the longest time, the history of its art has more or less been as novelist Samuel Butler surmised—a “history of revivals.” And even as one...

Acuatico: Lasting First Impressions

Growing up in Manila, my idea of escape was the nearby province of Batangas. The beckoning smell of fresh coffee and the age-old stories of heroism from the people of Batangas are enough excuses...

Baker Beach, San Francisco: Escaping the fog City

To cap off my teenage years by the ocean—that has long been part of my bucket list. Having been based in San Francisco for almost half a year now, I decided to grab that chance to...

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