Dreams, Expat Life, Fitness, Inspiration, Telegraphs

An open letter to UAE about marking me UNFIT just because I have lung scars: Your flawed system will never break me

Dear UAE, Greetings from an aircraft leaving DXB to MNL! Hell yes, I'm coming home. I should be feeling sad for chrissakes but if you really wanna know the truth, all I'm feeling right now is pure genuine excitement. So much love. And to be vulnerably honest though, people who have been following my journey… Continue reading An open letter to UAE about marking me UNFIT just because I have lung scars: Your flawed system will never break me

Inspiration, Uncategorized

Reflecting on 2019: why practicing the art of contentment is currently my life’s greatest gain

When we were growing up as kids, the world somehow managed to reiterate that the idea of being successful is to have our lives all figured out by a certain age. This scheme means marrying someone to start a family, have a high paying job, a big house full of extravagant things, a fancy car… Continue reading Reflecting on 2019: why practicing the art of contentment is currently my life’s greatest gain

Inspiration, Singapore

My Solo Singapore Trip: 7 things that I learned after I quit my job in the Philippines

Right after my plane landed back in Manila from Bali sometime around September 2019, I had an avalanche of feels that I no longer enjoy my job. And when I found out that I will be peacing out to move and live to Dubai (I mean it’s very spontaneous, thanks to my friends who sponsored… Continue reading My Solo Singapore Trip: 7 things that I learned after I quit my job in the Philippines

Inspiration

Leaving home to start a brand new life abroad: Real adventures begin at the end of your comfort zone

So this is the feeling of leaving home off to the airport? Of not knowing when you’ll be back again. The bittersweet atmosphere of seeing your 70L backpack ready to be picked when it’s time to leave. And there’s something melancholy between the 4am air and your mum sitting on the sofa in your living… Continue reading Leaving home to start a brand new life abroad: Real adventures begin at the end of your comfort zone

Dreams

#marronisgoing — My Bucket List: the things I want to do before I die

Dear friends, If I were going to have a short visit here on earth, I had to do everything possible to experience it now. So on behalf of marronisgoing blog, this bucket list is my main inspiration and reason of why the heck I am traveling and writing and game for almost anything and everything.… Continue reading #marronisgoing — My Bucket List: the things I want to do before I die

Inspiration

Setting up an adventure fund: How to save up for your next trip

The 39°C wind is saying hello to my body as I start writing this. Am I already in hell? Oh no, it's summer again. And not to mention seeing Halo-halo and Mais Con Yielo being sold 2 blocks away from my house. Summer is here. And it's freaking here to stay. I love this time of… Continue reading Setting up an adventure fund: How to save up for your next trip

Inspiration, Uncategorized

15 highlights of my 2018

Everything is super fast-paced. I can still recall being all sleepy last year's new years eve writing about how 2017 was a painful year to me; still feeling that positive energy I have for the coming year which is 2018. And then days turn into weeks. Weeks quickly turn to months. And before I know… Continue reading 15 highlights of my 2018

Jomalig, Travel

2018 DIY Travel Guide to Jomalig Island

I can't remember the day I first heard the name Jomalig Island, same as well as the first time I saw pictures of it from the internet. But after learning how raw, delicate and exquisite this island is, I knew what my heart is longing for. And that is some one fecking crazy trip to… Continue reading 2018 DIY Travel Guide to Jomalig Island