Phuket Adventures

One striking attribute of Phuket is its overwhelming attempt to cater to tourists: fromĀ overpriced faux designer items, tattoo bars, and boxing game shows, to street vendors selling cannabis in glass bongs, and women (or not) offering paid hook-ups. Unfortunately, this consumerist approach takes so much from those who prefer to have clean fun during their peaceful vacation. But this is not to say that one cannot enjoy in Phuket for there are still plenty of other ways to! In this blog, I’ll be sharing some destinations, food, shops, and services in Phuket. šŸ™‚

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Exploring Siem Reap, Cambodia

Despite not being the capital city bustling with urban life, Siem Reap is visited by moreĀ than one million travelers annually, marveling at intricate stonework and relicsĀ of what remains fromĀ over a thousand years of Khmer heritage, situated in its humble rural backyard.

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10 Things to Do in Ilocos

Two months ago, my church friends and I had ourĀ most memorable three-day adventure in Ilocos! For this week’sĀ listicle, I’ll be sharing 10 exciting things we did (and gobs of fun!) in our trip to the northwest part of the Luzon island. But first, below is our itinerary map to show you the route connecting the ten places. šŸ˜‰

Our Ilocos trip itinerary route created via Google Maps! ;)
Click to enlarge this Ilocos trip itinerary route created via Google Maps! šŸ˜‰

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A First Timer’s Quick Guide to Mt. Pamitinan

The first man to ever stand atop Mount Everest, Edmund Hillary, was quoted saying: “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” I’ve proven this to be true when I climbed my first mountain. I struggled every step to the summit and had to literally drag myself up in the process. My friends and some other strangers who saw me were kidding that I looked like I just came out from a battle. And I did. It was a battle with myself.

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Baguio Day!

Proudly touted as the City of Pines and one of the must-see tourist spots in the Philippines, Baguio has a lot to offer.Ā For the longest time, Baguio has been a refreshing nature site with an abundant supply of flowers, strawberries, ube jams, and fresh air. And so a brief Baguio get-away allows a break from the city pollution and urban sprawl. I was assigned to do some fieldwork which includes going to Baguio. To make the most of the trip, I’ve decided to tour the city with my mom. Here are the details of our happy adventure:

Selamat Datang: Feast in Malaysia

A potpourri of Asia’s oldest civilizations, Malay, Chinese, and Indian, Malaysia endows a delightful diversity of cultures and a generally warm, lovable, and down-to-earth people. This fusion of Asian cultures is also apparent in the similarities between the Malay and Filipino languages.Ā Case in point: tolak (for push), pintu (for door), lelaki (for male),Ā buka (for open), and kambing (for goat).

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Bataan Weekend Campout

It was a sweltry Saturday morning when we were welcomed by the familiar warmth of the Bataan brethren at the start of the Sabbath assembly. The first service message was about the hope and joy of having a youth and singles camp while the main sermon expounded deeper truths about God’s laws and statutes. Afterwards, a scrumptious lunch of chicken pastel, fish, and bananas was shared and enjoyed together. Continue reading “Bataan Weekend Campout”