Travel video & snaps: Penang on foot and food

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Oh food. There’s nothing better, really.

It’s one of those days when all I can think of is a plate full of goodness. Luckily, Asia is a melting pot of anything divine, food-wise. From Indian to Thai to Persian to Filipino (I need to insert that for bias purposes hehe) to the ultimate staple: Chinese!

I have never been to mainland China nor its little offspring countries/islands, nor to India, nor to the Persian gulf, but one thing’s for sure: My tastebuds have never been satisfyingly raped that it reached foodgasm in this Asian food brothel called Penang.

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What is it about Bali?

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Yogyakarta and Borobudur in the central island of Java are the places I have the strongest desire to check out once in Indonesia. Bali, even with all its fame–especially with all its fame–is not even a close third on my Indonesian travel list. Then how did I end up in the Island of the Gods for my first time in the massive archipelago?

Simple mathematics: Spontaneity + Hope.  Read more…

Portraits of Pai: A Poem

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Have you ever been to a place,
Where the difficulty to fathom happiness becomes a race
Between a new adventure and a person with the most unbelievable gaze?
I was so high up in Pai contemplating,
How can I even begin explaining this feeling?
It’s peaceful and sublime to be under the Northern sky,
Then again, it is more than what meets the eye.
I see a person whose light shines through.
I draw myself in but with little guards marching in queue.

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The Chiang Rai New Year

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New Year’s eve celebration is one of the world’s most awaited annual festivities. It can go from intimate to grandoise in a million different ways from 24 different time zones. On this side of the sphere, I chose to welcome 2017 with stillness in the northern-most province of Thailand–Chiang Rai.  Read more…