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Sights and Sounds

A Weekend in El Nido, Palawan: Lio Beach, Las Cabanas, Cuna’s Scape Skydeck, and more

I'm nearing the end of my five-week stay here in Palawan, but I still have a number of blog entries to share. It's been an eventful workation so far. I've managed to work remotely, visit a few beaches, start practicing yoga, make new connections, explore more of Puerto Princesa, and become a dog momma (more… Continue reading A Weekend in El Nido, Palawan: Lio Beach, Las Cabanas, Cuna’s Scape Skydeck, and more

Career and Advocacy, Sights and Sounds

Digital Nomad Life: Coworking in Puerto Princesa, Palawan

While here in Palawan, I have to work like usual. It's been almost four years of telecommuting for me, and I can say I've become pretty flexible when it comes to workspaces. I've worked at home, in coffee shops, coworking spaces, hostels, cottages, even in moving vehicles. While telecommuting doesn't exactly provide a conventional and… Continue reading Digital Nomad Life: Coworking in Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Food Adventures

Food Challenge: District 7 Grandeur Buffet in Puerto Princesa, Palawan

I arrived in Puerto Princesa City a few days ago, and my five-week stay in Palawan is already turning out to be eventful, what with the new discoveries I am making every day. It's not my first time in the city. Just last January, I made a quick business trip on behalf of C, and… Continue reading Food Challenge: District 7 Grandeur Buffet in Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Gratitude Diary

Entry 23: Better Days

It has been a steady month, and I really can't complain. Physically, I feel pretty good. Mentally and emotionally, I can say I'm in a good place. But being on a winning streak is no excuse to momentarily disregard the tools and exercises that have helped me get through my darker days. As I reflect… Continue reading Entry 23: Better Days

Career and Advocacy

In Photos: Community Visit to the Aeta of Zambales | A Project Lingap Initiative

Project Lingap is dedicated to working with indigenous communities to create programs that will benefit and uplift the lives of the community members. Among the nonprofit organization's initiatives is conducting outreach trips to its partner communities. One of those communities is the Aeta of Sitio Lumibao in Barangay Buhawen, San Marcelino, Zambales. The Aeta of… Continue reading In Photos: Community Visit to the Aeta of Zambales | A Project Lingap Initiative

Career and Advocacy

Beach Cleanup at Liwliwa, Zambales (Project Lingap in Partnership with Greenspace)

Before our outreach to the Aeta community in Sitio Lumibao, Zambales, our team of Project Lingap volunteers spent a night at Greenspace in Liwliwa. This artist's hub in the town of San Felipe is a safe space for discourse and action, and is the community's partner in inspiring social responsibility. Upon our arrival on March… Continue reading Beach Cleanup at Liwliwa, Zambales (Project Lingap in Partnership with Greenspace)

Musings

Changing the Script and Finding Words That Heal

These days, it's a lot harder for me to find the right words to say when trying to comfort people who are struggling or dealing with heartaches. It's not because I don't care enough, but because I don't want to make the situation worse. And so I always have to ask myself a number of… Continue reading Changing the Script and Finding Words That Heal

Gratitude Diary

Entry 22: Happier in the Skin I’m In

Since I was diagnosed with nummular dermatitis in the summer of 2016, it has been difficult to do some of the outdoor things I enjoy doing, like camping, trekking, swimming, and soaking up the sun. It was only a month ago when I started feeling some relief. It has been a month of calm skin,… Continue reading Entry 22: Happier in the Skin I’m In

Food Adventures

Appreciation Post: Beni’s Falafel in Poblacion, Makati

My past unpleasant encounters with falafel have led me to disregard the dish whenever I'm out for some Middle Eastern fare. But yesterday, I decided to give those fritters a chance. I dropped by Beni's Falafel in Poblacion (inside A. Venue Mall) to get my hands on one of the metro's most famous falafel. I… Continue reading Appreciation Post: Beni’s Falafel in Poblacion, Makati

Gratitude Diary

Entry 21: Learning to Rest

One of my 2018 resolutions is to learn to rest. I spent most of 2017 working so much, too much even, that I pretty much got burnt out by the end of the year. It wasn't easy letting go of the things that kept me busy and gave me a sense of purpose. Though difficult,… Continue reading Entry 21: Learning to Rest