By Yoshke Dimen

Top 13 Travel Moments of 2019

2019 is one of my most travel-packed years ever. This year, I set foot in 15 countries and 11 Japanese prefectures. I also got to return to some of my favorite Philippine destinations. But here are 13 of my most memorable moments on the road.

Top 19 Songs I Listened to During Travel in 2019

Year after year, when I travel, I listen to music less and less. I don’t know if it’s terrific or terrible. Unlike the past years, I seem to no longer enjoy constantly and actively seeking new releases. If anything, I often find myself playing tracks from decades ago.

Goodness

Over 10 years ago, I met Yoj in a very professional setting — a job interview. She was the manager of the country’s first mobile blogging platform, and I was a blogger. It was a job I didn’t really think I would get because I had ZERO background in marketing or business. She’s one of…

Fight

One thing I’ve been truly lucky to experience is having bosses, mentors and colleagues, who are not only excellent at what they do but also inspiring. They might not realize or remember it, but they taught me a lot. I’ll be sharing some of them over the next few days (weeks?) but lemme start with…

“Hmmm. Interesting.”

A few years ago, we were invited to speak at the World Tourism Forum in Istanbul. On the first night, there was a dinner with government officials. I was seated next to a Slovenian diplomat. When I introduced myself, her reply was, “Your name is Yoshke? Really?” I said yes and then she asked if…

15 Years

This month marks the 15th year since I published my very first blog post. I wasn’t a traveler then, just a student with too much time in his hands to ramble about a whole lotta nothing. 😂 Back then, I would step into an internet shop, rent a computer, and just keep the keyboard clanking…