Month: August 2010

Walking Down the Nostalgia Lane

In 2007, I accompanied my father to Hong Kong where he had a business to attend to. The business wouldn’t take more than a day, but we decided to stay a couple more to visit his brother. My father was from Hong Kong before moving to the Philippines to marry and raise a family. One morning after our “dimsum,”  we started walking. Aimlessly somehow we came to his old neighborhood. He pointed at #29 Java Street. It used to be his address, he told me. Now there stood the Java Mansion. A Bank of China office is where his Chinese drugstore...

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Pink Sand Beach

You read it right. It’s pink! Welcome to Sta. Cruz Island of Zamboanga City. It’s really one of the country’s most beautiful stretch of beach! and we do have a lot of them. It’s the most famous of the 11 islands that is under the jurisdiction of Zamboanga City. Its popularity mainly due to its unique pinkish sand, a color that is a result of the mixture of the beach’s natural white sand and the pulverized (by years of erosion) of the rare red Organ-pipe coral. And so it’s called Pink Sand Beach.     It used to have...

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Bienvenido Zamboanga

Zamboanga in western Mindanao isn’t on anyone’s normal travel wish list, not even to many Filipinos. While it is full of pristine beaches and prolific marine life being a peninsula surrounded by Sulu Sea, Celebes Sea, and Moro Gulf, it is also famous by constantly appearing on violence related news in Mindanao. This is due to its close proximity with the radical Basilan Island group who are infamous for the muslin rebels in constant conflict with the government. Of course, this is the very reason why I jumped at the opportunity, when one of my good friend Neil extended...

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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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