Cultural heritage: When tourism intersects with culture

Reflections on cultural heritage and sustainable tourism [Note: This is a paper that I had submitted in ENRM 257 – Sustainable Tourism Development, through FIC Ivan Anthony Henares, in my Master of Environment and Natural Resources Management program.] Cultural heritage – a link from the past, a bridge to the future Who has not heard of…

Book Tour of Gelber (Greenest Person on the Planet, 2008)!

Hello dear readers! I met Matthias Gelber recently and pledged to help him promote his book, The GreenMan’s Guide to Green Living and Working.   Being able to listen to him or read his work offers lifetime opportunities particularly for companies that want to optimize efficiency. Matthias is a professional motivational speaker with experience in…

The winds brought me here – thoughts on clean energy (and why a Laguna + Rizal weekend is a must!)

[Note: This post is in three parts. The second and third parts are more personal in nature but the first part will be better contextualized in the second part while Part 3 will be useful for those who want to travel to Laguna and Rizal on a weekend. (In Part 2, you may also be…

MUST READ: General guidelines for Visitors of Sagada

NOTE: With the permission of Mr. Ivan Henares, our professor in ENRM 257: Sustainable Tourism Development course in UP Open University, I am reposting visitors’ guidelines developed by Steve Rogers and Tracey Santiago for Sagada. The translation in Filipino (courtesy of Tracey) is also shared below. Let these important words be remembered  and applied not…

Misa de Aguinaldo – a journey of love and thanksgiving

It is a little embarrassing to admit but I have never ever completed the nine-day Christmas devotion and novena called Misa de Aguinaldo (may be literally translated as “Gift Mass” but usually referred to as “Simbang Gabi” in Tagalog). When I was still young and single, I tried so hard to attend the mass for…

Tiago dares you to try progressive Filipino cuisine

It was the fourth of the month last Friday and hubby and I thought it will be nice to celebrate our monthsary in a new ‘find’. We drove around Tomas Morato area and passed by Chef’s Bistro but we didn’t know where to park (its sidewalk is full of parked vehicles already) so we continued…

Journeying with words and books

I devoted much of the day by sorting and cleaning our books. Because we have lost many books  from Ondoy’s floods back in 2009, hubby and I are slowly but joyfully growing the collection again. 🙂 Many of the books that I had collected when I was still single are still with me although some…