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  • Top 3 chows in Cebu (so far)

    I was losing weight late last year in Dumaguete after I religiously followed a diet + exercise regimen. But since I started working in Cebu in December 2012, I have steadily…

  • Hello from Kuala Lumpur.

  • My Heart Is An Idiot by Davy Rothbart

    Book Review: My Heart Is An Idiot

    This book made me giggle, and, at one point, laugh out loud. There I was, lying on my bed with my iPad propped up on my chest at 10:00 PM. I usually read a book at bedtime to…

  • A cat’s tale. Ok, five cats’ tale.

    I love animals too much for my own good. I blame my parents for this. Growing up, we always owned dogs and, at one time, a cat. My earliest memory of an animal in our house was…

  • With TESDA, May Choice Ka!

    UPDATE: This post won the Most Creative Blog award during  TESDA’s National Blogging Contest in August 2012. Do you remember Leo and Eugene? I interviewed them early this…

  • PPUR: Jaw- dropping

    If you’re a Filipino, and you haven’t been to the Puerto Princesa Underground River (#PPUR), you should do something about it. This is nature’s sculpted art of…

  • Eggs

    Would you freeze your eggs?

    If you’re a woman, somewhere in your 30’s or 40’s, single, and working full-time with a promising career ahead of you, would you consider freezing your eggs?…

  • Church attire: Where do you draw the line?

    During worship service at church today, a woman slipped in to the pew in front of where I was seated with my parents. What drew the eyes of most of the nearby seated churchgoers…

  • Beginning with an ending: India blew me away

    To start things rolling in my new digs here in WordPress, I’d like to begin with a post that will cap my 7 Days of Incredible India Series. The 9-post series are all posted…

    Education as a weapon 

    I delivered the Closing Remarks during the 15th General Membership Meeting of the Coalition for Better Education, a Cebu-based national NGO working on helping improve public…