Month: April 2010

the weekend ESCAPE

The most splendid thing about my group of friends is how mobile we all are. We can be talking about a restaurant in Pampanga on Tuesday and Saturday, we’re on the road. And so when Ford Philippines generously offered to lend us their Ford Escape for a weekend escapade, we couldn’t say yes faster. Now if there is one activity that bound us together, that would be scuba diving. So with a week before Tubbataha 2.0 (click to read about Tubbataha 1.0), we agreed on a weekend dive trip to test the Ford Escape, our dive gears and new...

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This is Singapore

We began our last full day (DAY 3) in Chinatown for yum cha 飲茶, literally Cantonese for “drinking tea” but the term is commonly used to refer to drinking tea with dimsum. I suppose this term originated in Hong Kong but is famous in Chinatown all over the world. The taxi cab dropped us in Temple Steet and we were surprised to find that at 9am, Chinatown Singapore was still sleeping. Shops were still closed or just opening its door, quite different to Hong Kong or Manila where yum cha can begin as early as 7am. And funny that...

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So this is Singapore

Some were really surprised that it’s my first time to Singapore. A lot of people I know absolutely adore it and I can understand why. It’s clean and modern and bright and systematic. People are nice and everyone speaks English. It just never interests me much because it’s a young country, hence, not so rich culturally and it’s too expensive for shopping. It has more shopping malls (beautiful ones!) than Manila. But I’ve also always said that if I’ve never been there, I’d want to go there. So I know that one day I’ll come to Singapore, given a...

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The lass who wanders

I travel the world on a quest to live a life not ordinary. Having seen more of the world than most people would in a life time, I am grateful and hope that I inspire you to do what you love most



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