My 5 Realities of Backpacking Without Any “Real” Budget for New Gear

As an aspiring digital nomad who grew up in one of the developing countries in Asia, I don’t actually earn that much for me to go to all of the places I wanted to go.  So in an effort to be able to cross some things off my bucket list, I’m using old hand-me-down gears to get started on this year’s journey. My bags and … Continue reading My 5 Realities of Backpacking Without Any “Real” Budget for New Gear

15 Things They Didn’t Tell Me When Living In A Hostel

Hostel living is not new to me. I was introduced to it on a couple of tight-budget trips awhile back. I lived in a hostel or transient dorm-type home before in Baguio but the most number of nights I stayed in one is only 2 and it was with a couple of friends and another trip was with my brother. Also, most of the guests … Continue reading 15 Things They Didn’t Tell Me When Living In A Hostel

To Celine, Happy Birthday.

25. Happy Birthday Celine! Congratulations on surviving 25 years. You have officially lived your first quarter of your century. I know it wasn’t easy and I also know how hard you had to fight to get to where you are right now. In gradeschool, you doubted yourself so much that you thought you had no friends. You felt bullied and casted out. You felt alone … Continue reading To Celine, Happy Birthday.

A New Year’s Resolution I’m Committing To

Over the years I have lost track of a lot of things. I was so caught up with my next step, the next goal, the next target – my future – that I have neglected one of the most important things in life. FRIENDSHIP. These people helped and supported me through everything – my success, my failures, my adventures, and through my stupidity and odd … Continue reading A New Year’s Resolution I’m Committing To