I used to do solo trips on my birthday, and it’s usually Baguio because it’s my happy place. In the past two years, however, I haven’t done solo birthday trips because I had been a little more friendly (yey!) and I brought people along with me.

But this year, I went for an impromptu trip to Pangasinan. Impromptu because I originally wanted to go to Buscalan with my friend Dan, but when we learned that it would take days to get tattooed by Apo Whang Od, we canceled it for some other time.

I had no idea where to go up to the minute I arrived at the bus station in Pasay. All I knew was that I’d be heading up north because that’s where the buses at the station were going. Continue reading “Lingayen”


It’s my third time in Rosario, Batangas, all because of big events in one of my friends’ life.

I first set foot on the Calabarzon town some seven years ago for the wedding of Mylene. A year after that, her mom passed away.

Yesterday, I was back in Rosario for her father’s burial.

All three events included a trip to Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish located at the town center. Continue reading “Rosario”