Kanchanaburi Roads

   We were running late. The previous night, we had walked the stretch of Petchburi Road under the rain to get to our hotel and our exhaustion took its toll. When we got down to the hotel lobby, our tour guide was already there. She bowed with her hands clasped as we apologized profusely for…

Second Skin

I was travelling while I was sad- I wasn’t even sure why I was sad. I thought about all the things that had me worried – missing the key people in my life, adjusting back to Philippine culture, getting stressed out over the pretentious lifestyle people paraded over their social media accounts. “Really!” I thought,…

Taipei, on impulse

I left Manila at 6:50 in the evening. I could see a thousand white, yellow, and orange lights glimmering below with the main thoroughfares lit up brightly by billboards. I saw the smog that people talked about every time they landed in Manila. Tonight it was a red haze. The plane turns sharply upwards, ascending higher…

Floating Market and Iced Coffee

I had my first taste of Thailand’s famous iced coffee at the Damnoensaduak Floating Market. For the days to come, we would all buy iced coffee every chance we got. It was sweetened with condensed milk – something that made it taste better than the usual. I had been doing the same to my coffee when…