Category: Travel

  • Where I Was On The Same Day Last Year: April 12

    Railay Island, Thailand I went backpacking last year and of my three trips, Phuket, Thailand was my favorite. We went there near the Thai New Year (and was there for their New Year) so lodgings and stuff were kinda expensive, but the whole trip was just so worth it. Railay Island has one of the loveliest…

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  • Post-immersion rambling

    Post-immersion rambling

    The biggest impact immersion had on me wasn’t something I experienced myself, but rather, what my friend experienced (we went to the same area: a farming area in Rosales, Pangasinan). We were doing processing on the third morning and what he said about his “tatay” (adoptive father) struck me. Last Thursday, we were discussing the…

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  • Traveling multiplied by lethargy

    Traveling multiplied by lethargy

    Keeping myself in PGP in multiple attempts to force myself to study, not even logging in on MSN and YIM for a week, contributes very little to my academic life. In short, traveling had evaporated most of my drive to study. I have done almost no “reading” during Reading Week. Going to Phuket, Thailand from…

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  • Islam is a beautiful religion

    Islam is a beautiful religion

    I first learned some of the few things I know about Islam from the best history teacher back in high school, Sir Beni (I kept my notes color-coded only because they were for his class. I drew penguins on every map of Asia/world a we had to sketch for the tests just because I knew…

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    OK SINGAPORE, LET THE SUN SHINE. BECAUSE I BETTER USE THIS. WAIT WHAT? AGAIN. I JUST PANDA-SPAMMED YOUR BROWSER, BUWAHAHAHAHAHA. Now I can say I literally, all-for-real, true-to-life, in-real-life have not much money. But I have a panda hat. Before I made this ridiculous purchasing decision, let me spam my blog more with useless pics…

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  • Two sides of the same river

    Two sides of the same river

    Yesterday early-afternoon I went to the Asian Civilizations Museum (ACM) to catch the 2pm English tour (I’m still an art student, ok! So I was genuinely interested and I’ve been looking forward to visiting ever since! I left early when I first dropped by two days ago because I missed the English tour). AND I…

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  • In search for the cheapest food

    In search for the cheapest food

    Yesterday, following Advertising Strategies class, Tata and I went to the FASS Canteen and lo and behold! It was even cheaper than dorm food. We bought from this stall a meal that cost $2.30 but had servings for 2 people. We shared this plate, of course. It’s like lunch for $1.15 which wasn’t bad at…

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  • Singapore la! (Part 2)

    Singapore la! (Part 2)

    Going around places on the second day made me realize how much I wanted to buy and how little I actually had for spending. Now, I’m always thinking of money-money when I buy things (converting them into pesos just to know if it’s expensive or not). My biggest cut-off is on food because really, compared…

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  • Singapore la! (Part 1)

    Singapore la! (Part 1)

    If there’s one thing about me, it’s the fact that until January 4, 2010, I’ve never rode on an air plane before. January 5th was the first time ever and it’s a mixed experience because (a) I did not get any sleep at all–I was up until 3.30am, (b) although I didn’t know what to…

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