Book Review # 47: If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler

Book Specs Author: Italo Calvino Translator: William Weaver Publisher: Hardcourt Inc. Publishing Date: March 2016 Number of Pages: 260 pages Genre: Postmodernist Fiction   Synopsis If on a winter’s night a traveler turns out to be not one novel but ten, each with a different plot, style, ambience, and author, and each interrupted at a […]

Cawag Pentalogy: The Ultimate Open Trail Challenge (Part I)

2017, It’s All About Getting Back into Shape Before 2017, I managed to climb only four mountains. Most of it was for pleasure rather than for health purposes. However, my perspective began to change in 2017. With an adamantine resolve that I never thought I had, I climbed one mountain at a time. The time to […]

Quotable Quotes # 15: The Secret Life of Bees

Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees is a wonderful coming-of-age story set in the Deep South. With its creative story-telling, it is poignant portrayal of a story that is within all of us. Kidd enamored readers with her interesting narrator and her astute observation of human behavior. Aside from being a powerhouse narrative, The Secret Life […]

Book Review # 34: The Golden House

Book Specs Author: Salman Rushdie Publisher: Random House Publishing Date: 2017 Number of Pages: 380 Genre: Satirical Synopsis “On the day of Barack Obama’s inauguration, an enigmatic billionaire from foreign shores takes up residence in the architectural jewel of “the Gardens”, a cloistered community in New York’s Greenwich Village. The neighborhood is a bubble within […]

Korean Series: Getting Past the Immigration Officer

Our South Korean dream is finally coming into fruition. After months of preparation, here we are finally on the day of reckoning. But alas, there is still one item on our checklist which filled me with apprehension because I feared it would prematurely end my hopes of traveling to South Korea. And that is getting […]

South Cebu 2015: Side Trip to Tumalog Falls

After our encounter with the whale sharks early in the morning, we indulged in a full breakfast. Thankfully, the area surrounding the whale shark interaction site is flanked by several carinderias which offer a variety of local dishes. While having our breakfast, we browsed through the pictures taken during our interaction with the whale sharks […]