Dinagyang 2019

Dinagyang is a religious and cultural festival in Iloilo that first started as a feast confined to the Parish of San Jose in 1967 to honour Santo Niño and to celebrate the arrival on Panay of Malay settlers and the subsequent selling of the island to them by the Ati people. By 1977, it eventually…

Pidlisan (Fidelisan) Rice Terrace & Bomod-Ok Falls | Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines

[SAGADA | PHILIPPINES APRIL/MAY 2017] 29 APRIL 2017 PIDLISAN (FIDELISAN) RICE TERRACE & BOMOD-OK FALLS More posts from Sagada | Philippines April/May 2017 travelogue series: Getting there on the long winding road… Pidlisan (Fidelisan) Rice Terrace & Bomod-Ok Falls Echo Valley & Hanging Coffins (Coming soon~) Bayyo Rice Terraces (Coming soon~) Vigan City (Coming soon~)

Mary Grace Cafe | Metro Manila, Philippines

After our road trip that ended up more like a whirlwind around, we reduced ourselves to simpler plans like recuperate before our very last day in the Philippines arrives… [Catanduanes & Luzon | Philippines October 2015] 16 & 17 October 2015 Mary Grace Cafe 16 October 2015 Woke up with only the friend and I…

Villa Escudero, Tagaytay & Taal Church | Luzon, Philippines

After spending the whole day settling down and resting after arriving from Catanduanes, we were all ready to hit the roads again! But little did we know that the moment we drove off from home, we will be on the roads for the rest of the day… [Catanduanes & Luzon | Philippines October 2015] 15…

Antipolo | Luzon, Philippines

I, for some reason, don’t have an issue getting out of bed early every time I am on a holiday. But I figured it might be because the sun rises much earlier in other parts of the world and my love for sun shine anonymously sets an alarm at those ungodly timing on my body…

Bato Church & Batalay Shrine | Catanduanes, Philippines

Our last day out at Catanduanes crept up quietly upon us and with that wee bit of disappointment that we are going to have to leave the sleepy town of Bato the following morning. We ended up taking a back seat, skipped the thought of visiting any other beaches and stayed home all day. Or…

Puraran Beach & PAGASA Weather Station | Catanduanes, Philippines

I cannot think of anything more glorious than losing connection on my phone every now and then when I was in Catanduanes last October. Well, I am actually quite happy that it makes it really pointless to try and poke at the phones (aside from using it as my handy camera) so there’s nothing else…

Sakahon Beach & Lighthouse | Catanduanes, Philippines

It was such a pity that all the fun and hype of the birthday fiesta simmered down when a big part of the family had to pack up and leave so that they are able to get back in time for work again in the new week. And with about less than half the people…