Dante Musings: That Other White Pill

This is not a photo dump post of where I have been to the past weeks (although I admit I have quite a lot of backlog). This is going to be the opposite: lengthy and probably a lot of beating around the bush. But this will be one of the few where I expose a part of me; something I rarely do but I feel like I want or even have to. And it’s going to start with these three words:

I take antidepressants. Continue reading

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When In Bangkok: Wat Arun

It’s been over a year since I last posted here so I’m coming back with the typical late photo dump! This time, it’s gonna be snippets of my week-long vacation in Bangkok last September 2017. We stayed there for seven days. Although it wasn’t my first time in Bangkok (I stayed there for half a month in 2012 for work), it was only during this vacation that I got to see a lot of the city’s major tourist spots. Continue reading

Merlion Land Loves Me: Singapore Rain and the Flower Dome

I mentioned in my previous post that I went to Singapore a few months ago. While it was my second time going there, this trip was the first time that I actually went all-out touristy. I prepared a long list of my must-go-to places and one of them was Gardens by the Bay. Thankfully, my dear friend Darryl offered accompanying us! And honestly I’d say it was one of the highlights of my vacation. Here’s why. Continue reading

Nyan Heaven: Cat Cafe Manila

A really long time ago, way before I (almost) forgot about the existence of my personal blog, my friends and I went to Cat Cafe Manila. It was my heaven.

You see, I love cats. I love every kind of cats. I just want to hug all of them but I can’t hug every cat (sing along with me here). So when we went to Cat Cafe Manila, to say that I was excited was definitely an understatement. I took a few photos because I was too busy cuddling and playing with (and waking up) the cats. Continue reading

World Street Food Congress 2016 in Manila

After a slightly not-so-nice week, workmates and I decided to take a break and we went to join a burgis food party right in the middle of Bonifacio Global City—the World Street Food Congress 2016! So, what is the World Street Food Congress 2016? According to their official website, it is “a feasting festival held over five days (20-24 April) featuring 24 Street Food Masters from up to 10 countries.” And yes, it is indeed a food festival. Lots of delicious stuff to munch on (street food, of course), plus a lovely crowd, free live band music, and overly expensive bottled waters. Continue reading

From Twelve to Forever: #4YearsWithEXO

I can’t believe it’s been four years since I started stanning probably one of the biggest but also most controversial band in recent K-Pop history—EXO. People outside the fandom, or the K-Pop community in general, may never understand but being an EXO-L has been a difficult and emotional journey. We—EXO and EXO-Ls—got our amazing highs in 2012 and 2013 then a sudden blow in 2014 then we rose up to be at the top once again.  Continue reading

BEAST First Fanmeeting in Manila 2016

So as part of the press people, I went to the first ever BEAST Fanmeeting in Manila at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last March 19, 2016. I’m not much of a fan of BEAST although I know them. It was kind of nostalgic to see them, though. I think the last time they went here was like five (or six) years ago! I hardly know the songs they performed but I’d say the fanmeeting was enjoyable. The fans seemed to have had a lot of fun even if it was kind of short. Continue reading