The Children of Basketball – Three stories of young dreamers from Alaska’s JrNBA/JrWNBA tilt in Baguio

This blogger's recent trip to Baguio along with the Alaska JrNBA/JrWNBA held at Benguet State University in Baguio underlined the massive and deeply-rooted appeal of Filipino basketball among Filipinos.  Young and old, male or female, rich or poor, tall or short - there is no distinction in the world of hoops and balls. Watching kids …

Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska begins search for future basketball superstars in Baguio

The cold Baguio air was no match to the intensity shown by young basketball enthusiasts as Alaska presents the 2016 installment of the Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA on its  search for the best basketball players in the country during the first Regional Selection Camp at the Benguet State University, Baguio last Feb. 20 and 21.     …

Northern Escape

I celebrated my birthday the best way I know how: by escaping the chaos of Metro Manila and heading up where the air is cleaner and the sky is clearer. We've always have a preference to going up Baguio, the so-called Summer Capital of the Philippines. And now that my sister has decided to relocate …

Omiyage-shopping in Baguio: of phallus-shaped ash-trays and peanut brittles

Omiyage is a Japanese tradition of buying souvenirs during a trip, to be distributed later to friends and co-workers. With this in mind, I set out to buy stuff for friends and office mates...and then, I noticed it---maaaan, the souvenir makers of Baguio has a weird fixation with the penis. Case in point: And then, …

Pleasant discoveries in the City of Pines

I like doing my travel research and what-not over the internet. I pretty much landed great deals and inexpensive surprises by researching on the internet alone. I eschews travel agencies (though I might finally tap one for my dad's passport) in my belief that running on an agency's expert hands on a non-complicated trip zaps …

Vacation plans

I decided to escape the city even for two days. I'll be hiking up North with my family and the Hubby by end of the month. I think something in me snapped these past few weeks and I started scourging around for room reservations like crazy. It doesn't help that I decided to go North …