SNAPSHOTS: Asia Photo Essay #20: A MORNING AT MOUNT MACULOT

I had the chance to do a mini-hike at Mount Maculot and take photos using a GE X500 Digital Camera. As you can see, the photos produce a film-like effect but usually bulges in the middle, especially if a shot is close-up. The photos were post-processed using the M6 filter of VSCO. Also, don’t forget … Read more

SNAPSHOTS: Asia Photo Essay #15: A Beautiful Mess at the Circle Hostel Zambales

I am a lover of beautiful messes. I love the concept of The Circle Hostel Zambales where guests can creatively put vandals everywhere. Aside from the vandals, you have hammocks, conga, ukulele, bread and peanut butter, and the beautiful Liwliwa Beach nearby (the life!). A quick review of the hostel: They allow early check-ins, they … Read more

SNAPSHOTS: Asia Photo Essay #12: HOUSE OF SAMPOERNA

Not gonna lie, but I’ve been telling everyone that prior to visiting Surabaya, I don’t know much about the place and the fact that most historical events in Indonesian politics actually took place here. After attending a conference at Universitas Airlangga, I had the chance to explore the city, more particularly, its museums. The first … Read more

SNAPSHOTS: Asia Photo Essay #11: A FUN AND RELAXING DAY AT BE RESORT MACTAN

What other fun way to celebrate your birthday solo than spending it on a very nice and heavenly resort in Cebu? When I 20s arrived, for some reason, I decided to start a tradition of going away somewhere alone to celebrate my birthday. Cebu Pacific has been offering cheap flights to Cebu every now and … Read more

SNAPSHOTS: Asia Photo Essay #10: GETTING CULTURED AT BENCAB MUSEUM, BAGUIO CITY

Baguio City is dubbed as the “Summer Capital of the Philippines”, and this is because of its high altitude location which therefore gives it a very cold and cozy weather, almost all year round. Filipinos and other tourists would visit Baguio City mostly every summer to escape the heat in their own respective hometowns. Back … Read more

SNAPSHOTS: Asia Photo Essay #9: FLYING WITH LAO AIRLINES

For me, a chance to be able to visit Bangkok again meant taking the opportunity to visit nearby destinations I haven’t visited yet, especially the ones with no direct flights from Manila. Given that, I took the opportunity to visit Laos. Having a very limited time, it was hard for me to choose between Vientiane … Read more