Local Travel

Travel Destinations in Northern Mindanao: Cagayan De Oro White Water Rafting, Camiguin Island Tour and Ziplining

I used to work as a government geologist in Mindanao. When my friends found out about it, they reached out to me to ask for the things they can do when they visit me. So one summer a long time ago, my friends and their colleagues flew to Cagayan De Oro and the rest was… Continue reading Travel Destinations in Northern Mindanao: Cagayan De Oro White Water Rafting, Camiguin Island Tour and Ziplining

Geology, Local Travel

Mount Apo – A Climbing Destination For Beginner to Advanced Mountaineers in Mindanao

When George Leigh-Mallory was bombarded with questions on why he climbed mountains such as Mount Everest, the only thing he said was "Because it's there!" Aside from stating the obvious, it does seem natural for climbing enthusiasts like him to wake up excited to conquer any mountains in their paths. We learned from our geography,… Continue reading Mount Apo – A Climbing Destination For Beginner to Advanced Mountaineers in Mindanao

Homeschooling, Local Travel

Dapitan – A Travel Destination for Homeschooling Families for Lessons About Dr. Jose Rizal

During the early part of his exile in Dapitan, Rizal lived at the commandant’s residence. With his prize from the Manila Lottery and his earnings as a farmer and a merchant, he bought a piece of land near the shore of Talisay in Dapitan. On this land, he built three houses- all made of bamboo,… Continue reading Dapitan – A Travel Destination for Homeschooling Families for Lessons About Dr. Jose Rizal

Life, Local Travel, My Creations, Poems, Uncategorized

My Poetry: Let This Mermaid Sleep

Yesterday while I was working on my IG puzzle feed at Canva, a sudden rush of feeling came to me - a deep longing to visit the ocean and bask in the sun again. I feel so lucky to have been born in a country that has plenty of beach lines and islands to visit.… Continue reading My Poetry: Let This Mermaid Sleep

Geology, Homeschooling, Local Travel

Mongpong Island – An Island Paradise Every Budget Traveler and Homeschooling Family Must Visit in the Philippines

Octopus observed near the shoreline at Mongpong Island. Photo credit to my brother, Jay Emmanuel. I'm a self-proclaimed tree-hugger and nature lover. My first recollection of our country's beauty was when dad and mom brought us to their hometown, Catanduanes, when I was nine years old. Back then, their small barrio could only be accessed… Continue reading Mongpong Island – An Island Paradise Every Budget Traveler and Homeschooling Family Must Visit in the Philippines

Geology, Homeschooling, Life, Local Travel, Uncategorized

Disaster Go Bag Essentials Every Family Should Have in Their Homes

A Go Bag is a bag containing everything you would need to survive when exiting a building or evacuating your home after a disaster. Ideally, each member of your family should have one bag each. The bag should have ample supplies to help you survive while in transit towards the nearest evacuation area or relocation… Continue reading Disaster Go Bag Essentials Every Family Should Have in Their Homes

Geology, Homeschooling, Local Travel

Volcanology 101 with Chris Newhall

The phreatic eruption of Taal has me walking down the memory lane the past days. I remember my Volcanology training in June 2012 when my colleagues and I had the privilege to get mentored by former USGS Geologist and Volcanologist, Chris Newhall. This is going to be a short blog with the intention to share… Continue reading Volcanology 101 with Chris Newhall

Homeschooling, Local Travel

Our Batanes Tour Highlights

We got our Batanes tour package when we attended the Travel Mart Expo at the Mall of Asia last September 2. Our plan was to get a tour package for Coron, Palawan - our favorite island in the country. But when we saw a promo tour for Batanes being offered by IBS Tours and Travels'… Continue reading Our Batanes Tour Highlights

Local Travel

Boss Reuel Staycation Suites – Our Home When in Tagaytay

Unique chandelier at Boss Reuel Staycation Suites. ❤ Tagaytay City is probably one of the most-visited spots outside of Metro Manila due to its proximity, the chilly weather, the view of Taal Lake, and sumptuous beef bulalo which is available almost everywhere in the city. Our family's fondest memories with dad also happened in Tagaytay… Continue reading Boss Reuel Staycation Suites – Our Home When in Tagaytay

Geology, Homeschooling, Local Travel

Alternative Learning Class (ALC) in Geology for Homeschooling Kids

Video file of our 3-day ALC in Geology One of the best things about homeschooling is how easily the world can become your child's laboratory - every corner can be explored and studied at his or her pace, at his or her own time without the confining corners of a classroom. Last week, I became… Continue reading Alternative Learning Class (ALC) in Geology for Homeschooling Kids