By Yoshke Dimen

Top 15 Travel Moments of 2022

I will always remember 2022 as the Year of Revenge. Not because I was able to exact retaliation Godfather-style, but because I finally got to travel again. You see, the pandemic put a gigantic monkey wrench into our plans. Thankfully, 2022 put an end to the isolation and stagnancy. And I finally hit the road,…

Top Songs 2022

Top 22 Most Played Songs of 2022

Travel is back! And that means my relationship with my phone’s music applications (both Spotify and Apple Music) has been rekindled. That also means I’m back to counting down the songs that I listened to the most while on the road this year. So here it goes!

Tateyama Sake Cup

What’s in a Sake Cup?

Got this in the mail a few months ago. It’s a Tateyama sake cup sent to us by a partner agency in Japan. Cute! Ngayon ko lang naalala ulit ‘to kasi may balita na magluluwag na ulit ang Japan, and gaaaah I can’t wait to return!

Yosh Dimen Palanca Award

This travel blogger is now officially a Palanca winner.

When I’m not traveling, I go back to my first love — writing movies. They don’t get produced, but I still do it just because. Didn’t imagine a horror story that came to me in the middle of the night would give me a Palanca award. This is my first award as a screenwriter! This…

Taylor Swift Album Covers

Best Part of Each Taylor Swift Album

Because I was bored, I re-listened to Taylor Swift’s discography on the flight back to Manila. I first liked her as an artist in 2012, when she released RED. I wasn’t a fan then, but it made me more open to 1989, which eventually turned me into a Swiftie.

TBEX Asia 2022

Slaying Stage Fright

THAILAND, 2022. I don’t consider myself a public speaker at all. You know that dreadful feeling just when the rollercoaster ride is about to start? It’s the exact same feeling that stews inside me when I’m about to speak in front of a crowd. Plus, I’m always conscious and awkward on stage.

Fortune Cookie

Crazy Prolific Era

The other night, a chat with a friend reminded me of 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐳𝐢𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐲 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 — YEARS 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟒-𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟔. Craziest, yes, but it was also the most prolific. Within these 3 short years, I served as social media consultant to a number of companies at the same time. I returned to Globe and led…

Philippines Fruits

Fruity Moment

The other night, my sister-in-law and I were talking about the fruits we enjoyed munching on growing up. I mentioned that while I loooove all fruits — there’s only one that comes to mind that I don’t particularly like — MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITES are coconut, langka (jackfruit), melon, mango, pineapple, avocado, guyabano, and lanzones.