From the Bottom

"If you want to be a good writer, you have to know what the bottom looks like," my godfather told me as he lifted his beer bottle to his lips. Rain was pounding down outside, the humidity disappearing with the strong blast of the A/C. I looked him in the eye and nodded, because after two weeks in the Philippines I knew exactly what he meant...

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Make Your Mark

My paternal grandfather travelled to France once, and my paternal grandmother to Japan. My maternal grandmother saw Hong Kong and Singapore. And my mother has seen Japan and China and most of the USA. It's one reason I'm not surprised that this wanderlusting has been etched into my skin and blood...

My Misadventures in Melbourne

My cousin's boyfriend laughed at me when I said I wanted to lose weight. Apparently, that's not an option when you travel in Melbourne. Defined as the food capital of Australia, I guess I can see why he said it: the first 48 hours I was in the country, let alone the city, all I did was eat...

The Places in New Zealand I Did Travel To

Before I left Canada my friend Sharnelle posted a Buzzfeed article on my Facebook wall entitled "25 Places In New Zealand That Do Not Care If You Travel There." The photos were yet another reason to make me excited to come all the way down south. I mean, let's face it, it was a good list. But now, 18 weeks later, here's mine...