Video + Photo Diary: Bohol the Second Time Around

Bohol will always have a special place in my heart. It was my first travel destination back when I was just starting to earn and could finally afford a leisure trip. Fine, it was also the first out-of-town trip (that involved a plane ride) that my boyfriend husband took a couple of years ago.

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Some people say it’s a boring place. It’s a quiet, charming little town nestled in the heart of Visayas. And while I would agree that it is miles behind some of the best tourist destinations in the Philippines, Bohol has a lot of wonderful things to offer. Whether you’re a laid back traveler, or a thrill-seeker, there’s always a memorable adventure waiting for you.

P.S. Here’s a clip of Abram taking The Plunge in Danao Eco park.

Anyway, last month, my sister and I traveled to Bohol for some much needed R&R. It was her first time, so of course, we had to do all the tourist-y stuff. We booked a private countryside tour via Klook. It was a bit expensive, but at least we had a private air-conditioned car and an enthusiastic driver/tour guide who came ready with his jokes – definitely made the 7-hour tour less grueling.

Here’s a short film I did to document our entire stay in Bohol. It’s my first time doing Cinematic editing, so please bear with me. Read More »

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A Luxury Getaway at Pearl Farm Beach Resort

One of the perks of residing in Davao City is the convenience of living just a stone’s throw away from Samal Island. If I want to take a quick break from the city life, I can easily hop on a boat, travel for 15 minutes (at the very least),  and enjoy the glistening white sand & pristine waters of the island.

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Case in point:

A few weeks ago, in the middle of a busy week, I found myself being whisked away to one of the best beaches in Samal Island – the Pearl Farm Beach Resort.Read More »

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 »