I read somewhere that “a journey is best measured in friends rather than miles” (Tim Cahill), and it’s so true for me. I’ve traveled quite a lot since high school, for various reasons, but mostly as a cultural ambassador of music. As such, I had the opportunity of meeting people from all over the world at competitions, festivals, and concert tours; there is absolutely no greater souvenir from those trips than all the people that I’ve met and kept in touch with. Somehow, it has made the world feel both bigger and smaller. Among the many things that excite me is […]
The newest concept in food parks: The Yard Street Food Cinema I started this week by doing something that scares me: meet strangers. I’ve been getting invitations from a guy named Aldous, who turns out to be some ringleader of bloggers that gets people together for events. As a freelancer, my schedules are fluid and I had been unable to join his group until this Monday. It was a chance to check out the latest in the food park industry: dining with an open cinema. Movies were projected one after the other on the large screen I immediately […]
Back after an extremely long hiatus ✌? I have so many stories pending that are waiting to be told, but let’s start with something light and unexpected. After having just returned from London, we went to a small city in Bicol for work. Camarines Sur is famous for its untouched natural beauty like white sand beaches, and lush mountains and volcanoes with hundreds of hot and cold springs and waterfalls. We didn’t have time for any of those, but wanted to try something different. One of the guys assigned to take us around suggested the “riles,” and without fully knowing what […]
I am terrible at this. I missed all of May (my birth month!) when I wanted to share about the trips leading to my birthday. I went to Camiguin and Ilocos Norte in a span of two weeks, and I was exhausted but so, so content. https://www.instagram.com/p/BTJU773hTM-/?taken-by=kaichypoo https://www.instagram.com/p/BTL8Q2lhMwa/?taken-by=kaichypoo https://www.instagram.com/p/BTL-UdaBbKc/?taken-by=kaichypoo https://www.instagram.com/p/BTOslfvhkA5/?taken-by=kaichypoo https://www.instagram.com/p/BTSfs3lBU_k/?taken-by=kaichypoo https://www.instagram.com/p/BUasVZRhJa9/?taken-by=kaichypoo https://www.instagram.com/p/BU0jkSKB4xq/?taken-by=kaichypoo https://www.instagram.com/p/BTjTJJBheiX/?taken-by=kaichypoo It’s June now, and I’m flying to the US in a few hours: primarily for work, but it’s easy to enjoy anywhere. If anyone is interested in watching our concert tour of the west coast, go to Music Arts Events for the details.
On palm Sunday, I was a tourist in my country’s own capital upon the invitation of one of my best girls, Clarissa. She wanted to show her Romanian friend around, who was in town for the weekend; so through a simple Google search, she found Old Manila Walks and easily booked and paid online. I didn’t know which tour outfit she picked, but when I arrived at the meeting place, I was told to look for a certain Ivan. When I saw the man holding the telltale blue umbrella, I recognized him from a few years ago, when I did the Big Binondo […]
The iconic giant spiderweb made of steel wires Since Masungi opened its gates to the public in December of 2015, I’ve been intrigued by the photos on my social media feeds. Visits are by reservation only, so after two foiled plans of going, I was invited by fellow Mabuhaykers with only two days notice and finally went. Lately, spontaneous has always worked out the best for me, despite my propensity for thorough research and detailed itineraries. Located in Baras, Rizal, it was just a surprising hour and a half away from my part of the city, even on a Wednesday […]
I’ve been away. I didn’t realize that 6, almost 7, months had passed since my last entry. Since the last one was written at a sad time for me, some of you might’ve wondered if I had given this up altogether; but no, I’m still here. Just taking it one day at a time. Let’s see, I was sick for half of August, but still managed a trip to my favorite island, Coron. https://www.instagram.com/p/BJhxkxRDNpk/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BJjuQZlj0ox/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BJo2ZargF7F/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BKX02XggeXu/ I kicked off September with the launch of our third album, Sa Panaginip Lang (Only In Dreams,) and spent most of the month promoting it […]