Unveil the hidden beauty of Philippine’s Island of Fire and be in awe with its natural charm. The mystical province of Siquijor is one of the rising travel destinations in the country. Explore its amazing places —less crowded and good for meditation ones. Oh, what a laidback tiny province perfect for an unforgettable summer getaway! So, here’s a rundown of our favorite Siquijor tourist spots you must visit when in the region.
Pope Francis, the Catholics church’s highest leader, is visiting the Philippines on January 15. Philippines is the only Asian country that consists of mostly Roman Catholics. No wonder why many Filipinos are excited for the Pope’s visit.
The pontiff has become an icon because of his charismatic traits and liberal thoughts. He has impressed the people around the world, earning him the title, “Pope of the People.” Let us look at the moments that made Pope Francis a respectable man loved by people, regardless of their belief.
The Philippines consists of many islands, which showcases beautiful beaches, evergreen forests, tasty food and friendly locals. Along with the wonderful things that our country offers is a rich and diverse culture associated with mystical tales about monsters, evil spirits, engkantos, giants, and many other magical creatures.
There are many places in the country that are loomed with mystery linked to the creatures we only hear from our grandparents. Others don’t believe in such stories, some even find them ridiculous. But still, there are plenty of people who believe in them, and do rites to protect themselves against evil spirits.
While some are scared to visit mysterious places, others feel drawn to the thrill of knowing if the stories are real or not. If you are up for a challenge and wants to make an unforgettable travel experience, check out some of the mystical places around the country: [Read more…]
Yes, twilight. Not Edward Cullen Bella Swan Twilight, but twilight as in the after-sunset light or that of the day breaking, when pinkish hues are smeared across the sky.
The twilight of the morning or my cue to get up is a very faint light from my bedroom window. The sign of the day breaking. I spend a few moments to watch the sky, feel the morning breeze, and listen to the sounds beyond my window.
By the time I’m bathed, the yellow-orange glow is right on the Eastern horizon. Above, the sky is still dark blue, dotted by the brightest stars or the moon.
When I get up at dawn for bird watching, which usually starts just before six, I spend twilight in the forest, sometimes the marsh, or the park. That moment when light overcomes the night, when the birds rouse to hunt for food, and the morning dew starts to vaporize, somehow making the morning air smell so sweet? Incredible.
Late in the afternoon, catching the sunset is the reward of a day well-spent. When I was still working in Makati, I’d go straight to the bay for a bit of sunset watching before going home. Yes, the famous sunset by the bay.
I’d linger until dusk to witness a seemingly spectacular paint show in the sky. I later learned that the colorful sky owes its violently pink and red-orange hues to air pollution in the Metro. Hmm.
At home, it’s looking at the stars or waiting for the moon to rise or simply admiring it, whatever phase it is. I also happen to like cloud formations when the sky is at its brightest blue. Yup, a lot is going on in the sky and I look up, take notice, my daily circumstances becoming petty, my inspiration, bigger.
But twilight – daybreak and dusk – is my favorite. This moment between darkness and light is always so magnificent to me.
Daybreak on a normal day
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This week we talked about work, inspiration, passion, heart break and life. We even went down the memory lane, and remembered the cartoons that made our childhood unforgettable. Here is a quick review of this week’s posts. See if you missed some:
- Monday Mixtape: A Korean Drama Soundtrack Playlist – We don’t watch our dose of Korean dramas just because of Lee Min Ho or Shin Min Ah. We also enjoy listening to its soundtrack no matter how hard it is to understand.
- For the Burnouts: 5 Ways to Motivate Yourself at Work – Never let go of your career and goals just because you are getting demotivated at work. Read this article to help you.
- 18 More Cartoons That Defined Our ’90s Childhood – Cartoons? Anime? Whatever it is called, we know you can’t resist feeling nostalgic over this 90’s Cartoons.
- The First Cut is Always the Deepest – Some are fortunate enough to have their first love their lifetime partners. Others, however, are not. True, first heartbreak is definitely cruel.
- 12 Romantic Movies From Our Asian Neighbors – Sometimes, sweet, romantic movies are all you need to make a dull day happy. See what movies our Asian neighbors can offer.
- Things That Make Us Doubt the Philippines Is a Third World Country – We just can’t help but doubt if Filipinos are living in a third world country.
- 8 Favorite Quotes From The Fault in Our Stars – We love the book, we are anticipating the movie. But for now, we want to remember the beautiful lines from The Fault in Our Stars.