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Book 4 of 24: Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson

Book 4 of 24 of A Year of Books. Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal by Jeanette Winterson. Read: February 2018. I told my version – faithful and invented, accurate and misremembered, shuffled in time. I told myself as hero like any shipwreck story. It was a shipwreck, and me thrown on the coastline […]

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Asia Bataan Philippines Travel

VIDEO: An Airbnb Birthday at Anvaya Cove

My birthday ideas for this year revolved around Airbnb listings. Seriously – a boat in Hong Kong, an island in the Philippines… There are a hundred extraordinary places to experience if you look around there. But finally, I thought, I wanted to spend some time with the family. And so I settled for something simpler. […]

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Bataan Philippines

Anvaya Cove, Bataan: The Beach in May

Beaches, as with anything, look entirely different during different times of the year, even within the same season. Nature has proven that to me when my family went to a road trip to Anvaya Cove, Bataan early this May. Allow me to walk you through.

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Bataan Philippines

Family Road Trip to Anvaya Cove, Bataan

I know you’ll say, it’s already raining cats and dogs outside Vida, why the hell are you talking about sunny road trips? I’m sure you miss the sun as much as I do. But in truth, the summer days are gone… At least for now. Although right before it was over, my family got to […]

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Bataan Philippines

Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar, Bataan: Time Traveling to the 1800’s

Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar, Bataan – I tried googling the translation of this, and all that appears is “Filipino households acuzar”, which in my opinion doesn’t make any sense at all. My guess is that it means something like “The Filipino Houses of Acuzar” and Acuzar is actually a proper name. I figured maybe […]

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Batangas Philippines

Olympic Point (Tingloy, Batangas): What To Do

In all fairness, there are some other activities that can be done at Olympic Point Resort in Tingloy, Batangas.

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Batangas Philippines

Olympic Point (Tingloy, Batangas): Family Photos

Finally. I went with my family to Olympic Point in Tingloy Batangas in April – that was holy week. We were determined to not stay at home for a change and so we practically called every possible resort we know to try and reserve. We failed. It was just too close to holy week. And just […]

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La Union Philippines

Sunset Ho! (China Sea Beach Resort, La Union)

Be warned: This post is full of our faces We found this pretty tree back in China Sea Beach Resort and figured we could do some photo-whoring beside it. And of course, as I’ve mentioned in my previous post, we just couldn’t resist taking photos of the (post) sunset.

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La Union Philippines

A Family Trip to LU (China Sea Beach Resort, La Union)

“Did you go surfing in LU?” No, we didn’t go surfing in La Union. I was hoping to, but it so happens that the resort we went to wasn’t a surfing spot. It wasn’t even a beach spot – it’s one of those places foreigners and families go to for relaxation. Not so bad, considering […]

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Body Movement

How It Feels to be Kicked in the Face (Part 2: A Lesson In Capoeira)

Capoeira has always been known to be a “dance” type of sport. There is so much grace involved in it that people often forget that it’s a martial art. As the capoeira song “Zum Zum Zum” goes: Zum, zum, zum, Capoeira mata um! Translated to english, this means: Zum, zum, zum, Capoeira is deadly! It is.