If you are non-Filipino travelling in a foreign country and happen to run into Filipino travelers, have you ever noticed how they often take the time to buy a bunch of little knick knacks or souvenirs in almost every other tourist stop? The quantities they buy are more than enough for the average traveller and the trouble that they go to and the lengths they go to carry the stuff despite limited baggage allowance will amaze you. … More The Filipino culture of “pasalubong” and “pakikisama”
Just like the journey to finding your one true love, it seems that as the big-ticket items, like a house or a car, take too long to save up for, we often consume cheap and often low-quality goods or cheap unnecessary services to amuse ourselves until the real thing comes along … More Do you ever question your consumption?
we headed to the best beach in the Philippines to the beautiful island of Bantayan, Cebu. … More The best beach in the Philippines—Bantayan Island, Cebu
A skip and a hop later, we arrive to warm weather and warm people in Rome. … More Carefree in Rome and Milan, Italy
After spending almost a week in decadent Paris, we traipsed through the Swiss Alps, Boppard in Germany, Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and Bruges in Belgium. … More Traipsing through Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, and Belgium
After a long haul flight (about 16 hours with a layover in Hongkong) we arrived in Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris, which is about an hour away from the city-centre. Peering down my window from the plane, Paris looks … More Paris Je t’aime
I’m back from my two-week trip to Europe. My travel companions and I visited Paris and Burgundy in France, the Swiss Alps in Switzerland, Boppard in Germany, Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Bruges in Belgium and Rome and Milan in Italy. … More What most people don’t tell you about Europe
It wasn’t our first time in Singapore but given the length of our stay, we opted to do some touristy stuff after shopping. Turns out, a lot has changed since last we were here … More Singapore for the weekend
It’s a raging hot summer in Cebu! 33.7 degrees celsius, and that’s still indoors. To cool off, frugal husband and I went to Boracay Island. … More Summertime at Boracay
After a three-hour bus ride from Tacloban city and our ferry ride back to cebu being only in a few hours, frugal husband and I didn’t have much time to explore Ormoc.
We managed a quick and easy walking tour though. Ormoc’s … More A walking tour of Ormoc