Sebucal, Oroquieta City

The invitation from Councilor Ruvy Alay was tempting. Visit the village of Sebucal, the last barangay of Oroquieta City, during their patron’s feast day with clergymen, lay ministers and city officers.  There will be a mass, distribution of food and supplies and activities done by locals. Although I was a bit concerned about the initial brief: 8 hours walk to the village, being more concerned about my knee, Councilor Alay’s assurance that there are seniors who will also be doing the trip assuaged me a…Continue Reading “A journey to Sebucal, Oroquieta’s farthest and remote barangay”

Ingress game

When I traveled to Medan in North Sumatra on a whim, I didn’t expect to meet locals or go to a highly recommended restaurant but it was meeting agents from this Indonesian city that made these possible and my trip memorable. All thru a strategy game that takes place in the real world to play. Be it in the stillness of a church in Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental, where I ‘anchored’ a major field in the Visayas, a mission day event in Taipei which I visited…Continue Reading “Ingress, the best smartphone strategy game for travelers”

Limasawa Island

I’ve always been fascinated with the island of Limasawa Island. Other than its fame in history books, my grandmother, a public school teacher used to tell me in jest: Limasawa, lima ka asawa (five wives). Despite that early familiarization, it was only when I was turning 42 when I decided to spend a few days in the island, unplugged from the online world. Kind of strange for one who is a blogger and spends a big chunk of one’s time online but to stop, ruminate…Continue Reading “Unplugged for a few days in Limasawa Island”

The joys of entertainment are often dampened by its cost. Unless you are financially invulnerable, the price of an activity or hobby is considered first and the wellbeing it would provide second. This becomes an even greater cause for disappointment when your interests reach well beyond the neighbourhood to an entirely different country. Travellers are put off their calling because of the risk of it breaking the bank. The good news is that it no longer has to be this way. The modern technologically-adept community…Continue Reading “Travel Cheap & Smart: Locations & Apps”