Category Archives: insights

And Now I’m Back Again

  Yes, I know. I’ve been silent. Even as I have renewed my blog domain name for another year. It’s just that blogging is so much different now from when I used to blog ages ago. Before Facebook. Before Twitter. … Continue reading

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A Personal Reflection

I just realized that it’s been months – ages – since I embarked on my personal journey that took me from Singapore to Jakarta, Singapore to Qatar, Qatar to Barcelona, Amsterdam to Barcelona, Singapore to Perth, and Singapore to back … Continue reading

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Technology Post: iPod Classic

I started typing this post and my internet conked out (Thank you PLDT. Not!). Now managed to log in again and discovered that WordPress had not saved my draft. Anyway. I unearthed my iPod Classic 80Gb while I was packing … Continue reading

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Days of Travel: Super Moon Over Perth

Baby the Stars Shine Bright is an album by one of my favorite groups, Everything But the Girl. In the case of the super moon tonight, it’s Baby the Moon Shines (Super) Bright.

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Days of Travel: Anne Frank House in Amsterdam

I was going to post my Europe entries chronologically, but if I’m being honest and realistic, it isn’t going to happen that way. So I will instead update as needed or as relevant. Like today, when apparently it is theĀ 70th … Continue reading

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Days of Travel: Home, But Not Really

Where do I start? It’s been a few days since I’ve gotten back from Europe on a trip that took me to places I’ve never been to before. I did not miss a bus, plane, tram, train, boat – whatever … Continue reading

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Personal Lessons While Preparing for Long-Term Travel

Things they don’t tell you when you’re about to embark on a long-term travel adventure: Packing takes forever. Especially if, like me, you’re actually packing up three years of living abroad and sending all your stuff home.

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Europe Travel Plans with a Backpack Update

I have managed to sort some things out since my last entry. Return flights sorted. Tour sorted. Half of my trip accommodations sorted. In between, I’ve been packing my stuff to be sent from Singapore to the Philippines.

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Europe Travel Plans with a Backpack

I’ve been quiet because I have been wrapping some loose ends and researching for my trip to Europe. So far, I’ve managed to book my return plane tickets. I’m flying in and out of Barcelona. I figured it would be … Continue reading

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Mother Packer

I hate packing. Even as I have moved across continents. Even as I have lived in so many cities I can’t remember how many. Let me pause and count. Only four in the Philippines for almost the first three decades … Continue reading

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