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El Nido, Nice and Easy: A Stress-Free 6-Day Itinerary for Non-Backpackers

El Nido, Nice and Easy: A Stress-Free 6-Day Itinerary for Non-Backpackers

SGMT  — I’m pretty sure I’m not the only person left in the Philippines who still hasn’t been to El Nido but it sure feels that way sometimes. Countless friends have gone and come back gushing about the paradise they found out west, in what’s […]

8 Things Doctors and Nurses Need to Do During an In-Flight Medical Emergency

8 Things Doctors and Nurses Need to Do During an In-Flight Medical Emergency

SGMT  — In all the times I’ve traveled, I’ve only ever witnessed one in-flight medical emergency. A middle-aged businessman had temporarily lost consciousness but was okay within a few minutes; altogether, nothing too serious. Still, there was a moment of heightened alertness when we all […]

How to get a Japanese visa in Cebu, Manila or Davao (it’s very easy!)

How to get a Japanese visa in Cebu, Manila or Davao (it’s very easy!)

. Although this article is mainly about how to get a Japanese visa in Cebu, Manila, or Davao — because these are the cities in the Philippines where Japan’s accredited agencies are located — the requirements and procedure are the same for anyone anywhere else in the Philippines. Those not […]

How to Get A Schengen Visa Through the French Embassy (UPDATED 2017)

How to Get A Schengen Visa Through the French Embassy (UPDATED 2017)

The French embassy in the Philippines has entrusted processing of Schengen visa applications to VFS Global. Here’s what you need to know about the current procedure for getting a Schengen visa through the French embassy. See if you are one of the people allowed to apply directly to […]

Putting yourself out there

Putting yourself out there

This is something I wrote last year for a fellow blogger — sharing it now to hopefully encourage anyone who wants to write but is too wracked with self-doubt to start. * Whenever people tell me that they want to try blogging but they’re not […]

Proud to be Pinoy, proud to support Northloom

Proud to be Pinoy, proud to support Northloom

* Northloom is the passion project of Dindo Llana, an award-winning illustrator and painter from Ilocos Norte. The Northloom tagline is “Carry Your Culture” — all their products feature the traditional handwoven Ilocano abel, which they combine with canvas or leatherette to fashion the most beautiful backpacks, yoga bags, totes, wallets, and… […]