Twenty-one? 21.

2016 was a mixture of rocky roads and smooth highways. It was a hectic roller coaster ride that went by too fast. A lot of people have left and a lot more are going to leave, but the new arrivals are welcome to stay for as long as they like.

I have a lot of things to be thankful for which all happened in the past year – our thesis, graduation, the backpacking trip, employment, a new family, and more time to go back to my hobbies. Being 20 has made me busier than ever! Continue reading “Twenty-one? 21.”

Why We Let Good People Go

It came as a shock. Earlier that day, I asked God if I could have one good cry to at least reset all the emotions coursing willy-nilly through my body. It was a figurative request, but wouldn’t you know, I got something to cry about.

For the past 48 hours (has it only been that short?), I’ve been asking myself questions to try and understand the choices people make. Why do good people leave? And why do we let them? Continue reading “Why We Let Good People Go”

Revisiting My Travel Goals

November has been such a hectic month. The weeks seemed to pass in a blur, and I can hardly believe 2016 is about to end. This month, I’ve had my first job fair, the launch of our recruitment website (it’s www.jobs.bluewater.com.ph if you’re looking for a job!), my 3rd month as an employed person, and a whirlwind of other to-dos that has gone and left my table buried in piles of paper.  Continue reading “Revisiting My Travel Goals”

Backpacking Southeast Asia: Kuala Lumpur

Saying goodbye to Malacca was no easy feat. On the day of our departure, I wanted to dig in my heels and spend more time exploring the terracotta “museum city” whose streets were jam-packed with tourists, noisy trishaws, and vendors. Our hotel was also quite hard to leave behind after the warmth and comfort it had so easily given.

Although Malacca was a breather from the sprawling urban maze and tech hub that was Singapore, it did not quite dampen the buzz of Kuala Lumpur when we stepped off the train in KL Sentral.

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Backpacking Southeast Asia: Malacca

Nestled conveniently between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, the historical city of Malacca is a stop that’s worth at least 4-6 days. There are so many museums, galleries, and ruins within walking distance of the famous Dutch Square, and our 2 and a half day stay was too short.

When I made our itinerary, I thought that it would be enough to cover most of the important sights and museums. However, our hotel room was too cozy to leave first thing in the morning, and the rather sleepy feel of the city (excluding Dutch Square, Jonker Street, and the nearby malls) tempted us to dawdle. Continue reading “Backpacking Southeast Asia: Malacca”