Riding the MRT and Weekend Walkabout

Last weekend, I was finally able to ride the MRT for the first time since the pandemic. My last commute made me realize the feasibility of going back to the financial district and I took that to finally settle my pending businesses there. Here are my observations.

Hotel Review: Galleria 12 Sukhumvit (Bangkok)

Another reason why I enjoyed our trip to Bangkok is because of our hotel.  With so many options to choose from, here’s why we picked Galleria 12 Sukhumvit as our home during our stay in the city.

Bangkok Diaries: Pad Thai and Airports

Pad Thai is my favorite Thai dish and I wanted to conclude our trip by having some of the best Pad Thai in Bangkok.  And I think we found it and that’s basically all we had time for on our last day in the city.

MRT3 2015 Fare Matrix

Starting January 04, 2015 (Sunday), DOTC-MRT3 shall be implementing the following distance-based fare scheme:

MRT: No More “Round-Trips”

I’ve heard of rumors that the MRT no longer allows passengers to do “round-trips” but I wasn’t able to validate it until yesterday.

*Gulp!* (“Pedring” and I)

Gulp—that’s my first reaction when I opened our door to leave for the office.  Had I known all the troubles I’d encounter I may have never left home!

Darkness Falls

The rainy season’s full onset officially begins in the Philippines as typhoon Basyang (Conson) entered the country’s area of responsibility and had a landfall, and last night Metro Manila was just hammered by very, very strong gusts of winds (maximum of 120kph according to weather reports) as it traverses the island of Luzon.  The result—darkness! …

Life’s a Beach

A week after returning from the shores of Boracay I found myself back at the beach!  This time around though it was much closer to Manila, around 110 kilometers south at the beaches of Canyon Cove, Nasugbu, Batangas. Batangas as far as I know isn’t really popular for white beaches but surprisingly Canyon Cove was,…

Singapore Special: Solo Flight (Day 04)

Bags packed, ready to go—not for home, not just yet.  For my last day in Singapore my good ol’ friend Ernie who’s now based in Singapore was kind enough to take me on a quick tour.  I had pretty little time but I was thankful I was able to visit places many of my friends…

Singapore Special: Southward Bound (Day 01)

After nine months finally I get to travel outside the Philippines and for my first ASEAN destination, Singapore!  It would be my first time to be a “sports tourist” and was very excited to have my first marathon outside the country.  Of course I am not alone with this “addiction” as I have my close…

The “Perfect” Race: Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon Primer

Uniquely Singapore, the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon is one of the largest and most popular marathons in the world frequented by thousands of international runners from all walks of life.  It in itself is an income-generating activity for Singapore, a perfect example of how sports tourism can help boost the economy.   This years’ event…