Better Days Ahead: Pandemic Through the Eyes of a Tarlaqueña College Student

A 20-year-old college student from Tarlac remains hopeful amidst the health and economic crisis, seeing signs of better days ahead.

Madagascar: Brothers at Sea

It was a Sunday treat: a gentle tropical breeze skimmed over the glassy waters of Nosy Be, at the north-west tip of Madagascar; there was barely a cloud decorating the picturesque island. It was a good day to explore. I wanted to learn from locals about Malagasy reality and how they build their lives from…

Very French

News reports presently paint a different picture of Paris, one of the world’s most visited cities. On November 13, 2015, French President François Hollande declared a state of emergency after multiple terrorist attacks claimed the lives of more than 120 people and left 200 more with injuries. The scale of the attacks was so massive that it has…

Ang Romansa Ko sa Bangkok

Isang karagatan lang ang pagitan ng Maynila at Bangkok. Wala pang anim na oras ang biyahe sa eroplano para marating ang kapitolyo ng kaharian ng Thailand na tinuguriang City of Angels. Pero kung pagkukumparahing maigi, tila milya-milya na ang pagitan ng dalawang syudad. Wala na sa hinagap ko kung kailan ko nakilala ang Bangkok. Sa apat…

Siem Reap, Cambodia: Kingdom of Wonder

There is something about Siem Reap, Cambodia. When dusk falls, a warm, salty air hits your face; wind that probably comes from the stream that stretches in the middle of the road. The yellow light from lamp posts bounces off the water so as you ride a tuktuk, the flicker skips from the corner of…