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Homemade Peanut Butter using Anchor Butter and Honey recipe
Homemade Peanut Butter using Anchor Butter and Honey
(Oct 9, 2015) When I learned that the oil floating on top of store-bought peanut butter is NOT peanut oil, but instead, cheap cooking oil, peanut butter suddenly lost its charm. But since I discovered how easy it is to make one, using ingredients of my choice, the romance with peanut butter resumes....more »»

Tired of Being Amazed verbatim
Tired of Being Amazed
(May 24, 2015) a conversation about the succession of one good thing after another between 2 Vipassana meditators....more »»

Lalique and the Lily's Peanut Butter Glass Jar sliceoflife
Lalique and the Lily's Peanut Butter Glass Jar
(Sep 12, 2015) The highly priced Lalique art glass and the spartan Lily's Peanut Butter glass jar are as far as they get in the glassware spectrum. But to the eye of the beholder, it's almost like seeing 2 sides of the same coin....more »»

The Laundromat and the Missing Socks sliceoflife
The Laundromat and the Missing Socks
(Sep 11, 2015) Sometime in 2008 while I was still staying in Quezon City, I took my laundry to the laundromat. Upon pick-up, I noticed that my new pair of Columbia socks given to me by a friend was missing - it was my best sock. I went berserk! What followed were lessons learned that I take to this day....more »»

Freediving in Moalboal at Asian Belgian Resort skin
Freediving in Moalboal at Asian Belgian Resort
(Sep 6-7, 2015) Freediving in Moalboal to catch the sardine-run and drift-dive along the 2-km coastal drop-off with Metz and Ronet at Asian Belgian Resort....more »»

Re-purposing a Broken Umbrella sliceoflife
Re-purposing a Broken Umbrella
(Aug 27, 2015) A broken umbrella is usually thrown away. Same thing for everything that might just be too old but still functional. Despite finite resources, we evolve into a throw-away society - yet we stand firm against mining companies who ravage the earth. By disposing something broken, old, unfashionable, etc., instead of 're-using, reducing and recycling', we create increased demand for the building blocks of these gadgets that can only be extracted through mining. I use this umbrella as a metaphor to 're-purpose' for creative utility...more »»

Body Combat Aerobic Workout Sequence fitness
Body Combat Aerobic Workout Sequence
(Aug 24, 2015) Coming Soon!

Handstand Clinic at Surya Nanda Yoga Studio yoga
Handstand Clinic at Surya Nanda Yoga Studio
(Aug 23, 2015) I got a message from the studio asking me if I can substitute for Mechele and Steve's Sunday handstand clinic as they can't make it. Hmmmm. Handstand has long eluded me despite my marginal gains. This offers me the opportunity to research and develop a sequence that may unlock some hidden secret...and of course, share to the class...more »»

Stopping Time lucid
Stopping Time
(Aug. 5, 2015) While backbacking Southeast Asia for 9 months with no reprieve, all I wanted was for time to stop so I could take a pause, catch up on things and regain perspective. I thought that was wishful thinking until I came upon Cebu. I should have stopped. But I simply couldn't. I still kept moving. My body took matters under its own hands. I got sick. Helpless, I couldn't do anything but watch time slowly pass me by.....more »»

Peoplescape and Synergy people
Peoplescape and Synergy
(July 19, 2015) Perhaps the two people I experience a synergy of what has been popularized in the book/documentary, "The Secret", are Ricco and Tuyen. It could of course be coincidence, but it only happens to these 2 people. Being seekers themselves, they realize and appreciate this special relationship, and together, we nurture this esoteric bond, ensuring we are all within each other's orbit - but with no attachment of any kind.....more »»

Abaca Baking Company food
Abaca Baking Company
Rating: star star star star star 5 stars (out of 5)
(July 17, 2015) For a high-end cafe, Abaca Baking Company makes an accessible price-point entry for budget-challenged backpackers like me. Without having to cash-in your tax-deferred retirement plan, you can buy a very decent cup of coffee / bread and immerse yourself in the cafe's vibrant energy, fast wifi, friendly service and best of all, the best cafe food in town. And for the Ferragamo crowd, everything is there to lavish their indulgence. Simply put, Abaca Baking Company cuts the mustard.....more »»

Getting Deeper into Yoga yoga
Getting Deeper into Yoga
(July 12, 2015) It has been over 3 weeks since I arrived Cebu with a lot of things happening one after the other, defining the yogascape, peoplescape and even the foodscape lying up ahead. The abundance overflows and the energy resonates. There is no other destination that excites me at this point. Cebu beckons to be explored and experienced. With chock-full-of-yoga on the table, I belong here...for now.... more »»

Cebu Yoga at Studio 108 yoga
Cebu Yoga at Studio 108
(June 30, 2015) Studio 108 wasn't around when I was in Cebu the last time. Located in Banawa, it's one of the latest addition to Cebu's expanding yogascape. With Jeanne paving the path for me, I found myself teaching a few classes and connecting with its community....more »»

Back to Cebu, Back to Yoga at Surya Nanda Yoga Studio yoga
Back to Cebu, Back to Yoga at Surya Nanda Yoga Studio
(June 18-28, 2015) After a long hiatus from yoga, I'm slowly getting back. Cebu and yoga have always been synonymous to me. This time around, Surya Nanda Yoga has offered me a home for my practice.....more »»

Scuba Diving Apo Island with Mario's Scuba Diving and Homestay scuba
Scuba Diving Apo Island with Mario's Scuba Diving and Homestay
(June 14-17, 2015) Divers from halfway around the planet come to Apo Island to scuba dive. From an obscure fishing village on a small island off the coast of Dumaguete, this marine reserve has now become world famous for its marine biodiversity, seascape and its allure as a tropical island paradise you see in postcards....more »»

Dive, Chill, Fun and Sun with Liquid Dumaguete scuba
Dive, Chill, Fun and Sun with Liquid Dumaguete
(Jun 9-14, 2015) Liquid Dumaguete is a flashpacker dive resort in Dauin offering PADI certification courses from beginner to instructor level. Our 5 nights in their rustic cottage by the beach, epicurean meals at the al fresco resto overlooking the water and 2 fun dives in Dauin made for an overall package of fun, adventure and relaxation....more »»

Scuba Diving in Dauin with Simon Speight's Dumaguete Divers scuba
Scuba Diving in Dauin with Simon Speight's Dumaguete Divers
(June 9-14, 2015) If you like diving, whether it be snorkeling, free diving or scuba diving, Dauin is pretty much the place to be in. It has been featured as one of the best dive spots on the planet. Tuyen and I went off to Dauin for her scuba diving course at Simon Speight's Dumaguete Divers. The rest is dive, fun and sun. The rest is dive, fun and sun....more »»

Dumaguete Revisited traveling
Dumaguete Revisited
(June 5-9, 2015) With Tuyen's scheduled scuba diving course and Apo Island adventures awaiting for her, I decided to be in on the fun as well. I thought Dumaguete was a distant blip on the radar for me having moved on, but almost immediately after landing and seeing the familiar places, the good food, and bumping into old friends, the reason why I lived here for 2 years came coming back....more »»

Stopover in Phnom Penh traveling
Stopover in Phnom Penh
(May 25, 2015) It was meant to be a quick stopover in Phnom Penh from Battambang, to catch a bus for Saigon, ensuring I cross into the Vietnamese border before midnight before my visa expires. But I chanced on a few friends I previously met in Battambang which made for a relaxing conversation over coffee....more »»

Battambang Revisited traveling
Battambang Revisited
(May 18-24, 2015) After the Vipassana course, I once again got a chance to revisit one of my favorite places in Cambodia - Battambang. It's not too touristy, more like a working city for locals, but with a laid back pace. People are chill for both locals and travelers, and prices are cheap. Same place I visited in Sept 2014 but I'm sure a different experience this time...more »»

Vipassana 7: Vipassana as an Art of Living meditation
Vipassana 7: Vipassana as an Art of Living
(May 5-17, 2015) It has been over 6 months since my last Vipassana sit - time to serve and deepen my practice. The closest center from Vietnam is Battambang, Cambodia - the same venue where I served in Sept 2014. By taking the course there, I get to visit Battambang again, a place I hold dear to me....more »»

Homestay Adventure in Cho Moi (An Giang, Vietnam) traveling
Homestay Adventure in Cho Moi (An Giang, Vietnam)
(Apr 30-May 1, 2015) A homestay in the heart of the Mekong Delta turns out to be a cultural adverture into its culinary specialties, its farming methods, fish feeding, motorcycle day trips, bike rides and mango immersion....more »»

Coming Back to Kampot, Cambodia traveling
Coming Back to Kampot, Cambodia
(Apr 12-28, 2015) When my Vietnam visa expired, I defaulted back to Cambodia. But where in Cambodia? The first thing that came to mind was this quaint riverside town of Kampot near the Vietnam border where I once visited back in October 2014. I wonder what awaits this time...more »»

AO Show, Saigon traveling
AO Show, Saigon
(Apr 10, 2015) AO Show is more like a fusion of circus and a performance play on stage about the day-to-day local ongoings of a traditional fishing village in Vietnam. The play had a number of clever innovations, dramatic lighting, a powerful live musical scoring and a strong performance by the cast.....more »»

Teaching English verbatim
Free English
(Apr 1, 2015) After a 2-hour session teaching English to a Vietnamese professional, having established the teaching schedule to be 90 minutes everyday for the next 2 weeks, my teaching assistant and translator told me something I didn't see coming....more »»

Teaching English to Vietnamese teaching
Teaching English to Vietnamese
(Apr 1, 2015) How to teach English to Vietnamese - dos and donts of teaching Vietnamese how to speak English....more »»

20 Days in Saigon traveling
20 Days in Saigon
(Mar 22 - Apr 12-28, 2015) With my Singapore visa expiring and no money left, I didn't know where to go. Like mana from heaven, I received a message from my Vietnamese friend saying, 'Come back to Saigon! You have a place here.' It was the proverbial parting of the Red Sea for me. I will be going back to Vietnam after being away for only 2 months....more »»


Moalboal Dive Resort

Asian Belgian Resort
Moalboal diving

 Cebu City


Cebu City Hotel, Japanese Guesthouse
across Ayala Center
Cebu City

Cebu City Hotel, Japanese Guesthouse
Japanese Guesthouse
Cebu City

Cebu City Hotel
Cebu City Hotel

Resto / Cafe

Cebu City Japanese restaurant, coffee shop
Japanese restaurant
coffee shop

Cebu City Lebanese food, middle eastern cuisine
Middle Eastern Food
Phoenician breads
kebabs / fired meats

Cebu City cafe, coffee shop
Artisan Bakeshop
All Day Breakfast
Brunch Lunch Dinner

Cebu City cafe, coffee shop
Cebu City Cafe

Indian restaurant Cebu
Cebu Authentic Indian Restaurant

chicken wings, Cebu City
Chicken Wings
Cebu City

Cebu Yoga

Love Yoga World
Cebu IT Park Yoga

Yoga Tree Mactan
Mactan Yoga Studio

Studio 108 Fitness and Wellness Center
Physical fitness
Yoga & pilates

Yoga by Gigit
Yoga by Gigit

English Teacher

English Teacher in Cebu
English Teacher in Cebu


building contractor Cebu
Planning, Design to Construction in Cebu

Room for Rent

rooms for rent, Cebu
Rooms for Rent
Beverly Hills, Cebu


Moalboal Dive Resort

Asian Belgian Resort
Moalboal diving


Liquid Dumaguete
PADI Scuba Diving Certification


Morpheus Copper Mods

Morpheus Copper Mods

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