• Batangas,  Destinations,  Philippines

    Weekend at The Lily in Lian, Batangas

    A couple of weekends ago, my family and I were very lucky to have been invited by my dear friend Ian to his beach house in Lian, Batangas. It was a welcome break from weeks of non-stop work. I couldn’t wait to spend a couple of days at the beach without television or the Internet! Needless to say, the weekend was a blast. And somehow, we overcame what seemed to be the impossible; that is, we survived without Facebook or Instagram! 🙂 So here’s a photo diary of our wonderful back-to-nature weekend at The Lily.  And in case you’re interested to book a weekend there (you should be!), here are 5…

  • Aklan,  Philippines,  Pinaytraveller

    Home is Where You Hang Your Heart

    If you want to know me (really, REALLY know me), you must step inside my home in Aslum. Maybe then you will be able to understand why I yearn for home more often than what is probably normal. A place surrounded by water, it stands between the Aslum River and the big blue sea. It is a place where meals are simple yet extraordinary, usually bought from or given to my parents by local fisher folks. It is  a place where I can be myself, with no one judging me for being too free-spirited.  It is the sanctuary where I hang my heart- on my sleeve, on the walls, all…