• Anjo World Cebu
    Lifestyle,  Travel

    Anjo World: Rediscovering Neverland In Minglanilla

    Neverland had been without sunshine for over a month. As I ushered in a new era in my life, it seems like my Neverland had become a remnant of my days of exuberance and glory. Wondrous moments of exploring a foreign city alone and scaling verdant peaks had turned into sleepless nights and infinite workload. But, on a warm, sunny Sunday, I had the chance to sprinkle a little magic to my Neverland with a visit to one of the rising Cebu attractions: Anjo World Theme Park.  The truth is, theme parks like Anjo World didn’t usually appease my cravings for adventure.  While I’m not a dashing daredevil, I always…

  • 13 Amazing Things To Do In Danao, Cebu
    Travel

    13 Amazing Things To Do In Danao, Cebu

    Danao – a city known for its homemade guns – isn’t the first place that comes into mind when people think of travel destinations in Cebu.  For years, the city of Danao has been overshadowed by the famed South Cebu attractions.  Naïve and close-minded, the younger version of me once thought there weren’t a lot of fun and blissful things to do in Danao, Cebu. But, guess what? I eventually found out that the city is actually blessed with a wealth of natural wonders and man-made marvels for the intrepid and open-minded explorers. As a matter of fact, it’s today officially one of my go-to local destinations when I badly…

  • Panas, Balirong And The Free Spirited Dream Girl
    Travel

    Panas, Balirong And The Free Spirited Dream Girl

    She is an enchantress. Every time she casts a spell over me, I find myself craving and yearning to see the world from her perspective. With her optimism and can-do spirit, she has taught me to embrace life and its infinite adventures and mysteries.  Adventurous and free spirited, she has led me to numerous escapades and secret bucolic spots like Panas, Balirong. Her name is Sofia, and she is my version of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl. In film and pop culture, the Manic Pixie Dream Girl is a pretty well-known cliché. It’s a term that refers to the girl who sparks a wondrous life of adventure to the male…

  • Travel

    How The Mountains Are Secretly Teaching Us Stoicism

    An overactive imagination can be both a blessing and a curse.  On the bright side, my imagination can spin a thousand of beautiful scenarios and visualize infinite possibilities in mere seconds. Even when I’m isolated in a cold and dark room, there’s never a dull or boring moment with my playful imagination.  While it often fills my mind with colors and positive energy, it can also pave the road to over thinking and anxiety. And, I had been dealing with anxiety, my entire life, creating conspiracies and imagining bloody scenarios. But, anxiety vanished slowly when I began traveling and hiking. Then, I learned the ultimate vaccine to anxiety: Stoicism. The…