Life Lately

Warning! Emotional dump ahead! 

Going through a huge hurdle in the beginning of the year was tough. I welcomed the new year with high hopes and a fresh start, only to be dragged down the pit 18 days later. I tried to keep myself busy; if only to conceal the longing I have inside. I got too busy, that at some point,  I felt like it was draining the life out of me.

On the outside, It seems like I’m okay and that I have fully adjusted to the “new normal”. But inside, I know something in me will never be the same. I lost a part of me that I know I’ll never get back. They say  people who laugh and smile a lot are the saddest people. I never really truly understood that, until one day, I found myself smiling through the palpable pain. It may not be true all the time, but at the moment, it is my reality. Most days, I wake up, smile, and just hope for the best.

I am all over the place, I know, but I am far from being cynical. I still have a life ahead of me. So here I am, slowly trying to get back on track. After all, it’s only been six months since I lost my sister.Read More »

The Majestic Aliwagwag Falls

Davao Oriental is a province that I’ve been wanting to explore and for years now, Aliwagwag Falls has been on top of my bucket list. Seeing pictures of the majestic falls online just make me want to hop on a van, travel to Cateel and witness its beauty right before my very eyes. Unfortunately, I’ve never really found the chance to do that, until recently when I was invited to join the #ExploreDavaoOriental Familiarization Tour, hosted by the provincial tourism office for the Davao Bloggers. It was a 3-day tour of exploring all the beautiful yet underrated destinations in Davao Oriental.

Dubbed as the highest waterfalls in the Philippines, Aliwagwag Falls is made up of more than a hundred cascading waterfalls. Each tier showcases different rock formations in various shapes and heights.  Read More »

A Retrospect on the Year that was 2016

2016 was all sorts of crazy for me and it wasn’t an easy feat. There were a lot of challenges and roadblocks along the way – each of them pushed me to my limits and made me question every decision I made. But in retrospect, I would say it was one of my best years yet.

 

On my personal life

They say all wounds heal in God’s time and I couldn’t agree more. 2016 was my year of healing. I have made a lot of failed decisions in the past. I’ve done things that did not only hurt other people, but myself as well. I wasRead More »

Experienced Magic at Resorts World Manila

Two weeks ago, I received an invitation to fly to Manila for the Resorts World Manila Christmas Familiarization Tour. Like a natural muscle response, I immediately said yes without checking my calendar. Opportunities like this only knock once so I grabbed the chance even if I was unsure of my schedule yet. Thankfully, the stars aligned for me and everything just fell right into place.

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With my fellow Davao Blogger, Sarah.

We arrived bright and early on a Thursday morning and immediately had lunch with RWM’s Integrated Marketing Team. Right next to our table was theRead More »