2017 First Quarter Book Haul (Second Part)

  Asian Works Last year, I began exploring Asian literature more by delving into contemporary Asian works, mainly that of Japanese authors like Haruki Murakami, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Gail Tuskiyama. I've also read some of the older Japanese works by Lady Murasaki and Yasunari Kawabata. This year, I still intend to continue this trend and read … Continue reading 2017 First Quarter Book Haul (Second Part)

Rizal Trilogy Hike: An Assault to the Top Part III

Last Chapter: Mt. Hapunang Banoi Elevation: 517 MASL Difficulty: 3/9 Type: Limestone And so, our journey is about to come to a close as the third mountain looms over the horizon. After a couple minutes rest at the junction, the remaining seven of the original twelve began the trek to the summit of Mt. Hapunang Banoi. But before we begin, … Continue reading Rizal Trilogy Hike: An Assault to the Top Part III

My 2017 Travel Resolutions

2016 in Travels Travelling, for me, has become one form of therapy, a way to avoid the stress of urban living. It is a way to recuperate, to heal wounds, and to rejuvenate emptied manna. 2016 has been a great year for travelling. I got to visit and travel to different destinations around the country, whether … Continue reading My 2017 Travel Resolutions

Stepping Back, Looking Forward

To Somebody I Used To Know, In a sea of people, I often find myself isolated. Whenever I feel isolated I stare into empty spaces. These times, my mind is emptied of everything, and even my heart is purged of emotions that usually burden it. But tonight is quite different. Tonight, unexpectedly, I find myself filled … Continue reading Stepping Back, Looking Forward