From Personal Life


Since we decided to work together on our travel blogs, Asta and I have been inseparable. From tours abroad to local road trips to the friendly neighborhood isawan sa kanto, we are each other’s kaladkarin friend. We’ve traveled together ng summer or winter, maulan or maaraw, planned or spontaneous.

Would You Rather?

Nung college, we were classmates for only a few courses but we were seatmates in most of them. Pero whenever we felt bored sa class (hahaha), we would play a scribbled version of π–πŽπ”π‹πƒ π˜πŽπ” 𝐑𝐀𝐓𝐇𝐄𝐑.


🌈 I knew they had always known, but the other night I nervously, officially came out to my family. My mom said it wasn’t a big deal because β€œBuhay mo naman β€˜yan. Basta masaya ka at walang natatapakang tao.”

Pak na Pak na Flan

Meron akong suking seller ng leche flan dito sa building. Super sarap. Pero last time, nag-iba yung lasa. Nagbago yata ng supplier. Eh bilang atribida ako, I told her, β€œBeshie! Mas masarap yung dati.” Yknow, because feedback is important.


Back when I was a college freshman, I decided to move out of the boarding house and instead commute from Batangas all the way to QC for the second term. To make it to my first class, I had to catch the 3am bus. Our house was far from the terminal so I had to…


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…

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. πŸ˜‚ Back then, I would step into an internet shop, rent a computer, and just keep the keyboard clanking…


Nagulat ako nang biglang bumangon ang kuya mula sa pagtulog sa sala at dali-daling tumakbo patungo sa bukas na pintuan. Dapat kasi ay parati itong nakasara dahil baka makalabas ang bata. Matapos niyang isara ang pinto ay natigilan siya. Nakatayo lamang. May naalala. β€œNakalimutan ko,” sabi niya sa akin, tila ngayon pa lang naalimpungatan. β€œWala…