Tea for Dinner, for 10 Days? Why Not? (My 10-Day Silent Meditation Experience)


ShareTweet This is a story of my 10-day Silent Meditation Retreat in Northern Thailand. This is the centerpiece of my 100 Days of Backpacking Southeast Asia. Actually, my initial plan was just to visit my cousin in Phom Pehn, Cambodia and then do the 10-Day Meditation Course and go back home to the Philippines but as we all know, things change. Will talk more about “change” in the next paragraphs. Surrender The day of registration we were asked to surrender our valuable things like camera, cellphone, laptops and even reading and writing materials. We were also asked to temporarily discontinue […]

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100 Days of Backpacking Southeast Asia

Old Southeast Asia Map

ShareTweet “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world. You are surrounded by adventure. You have no idea of what is in store for you, but you will, if you are wise and know the art of travel, let yourself go on the stream of the unknown and accept whatever comes in the spirit in which the gods may offer it.” –Freya Stark   This is one of those times when I can’t sleep because of excitement. It’s like making love for the first time- a pleasurable anxiety. Just the mere […]

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Palawan Journey Photo Essay

Palawan Journey Day 4

ShareTweet Been busy the past weeks since leaving for Bali and my unexpected India trip last April. I just got back from a week in Cebu and had the idea of sharing some of my Palawan Journey photos and some snippet. I have to admit though that I’m starting to love Instagram more Facebook and blogging. I forgot about Twitter already. haha Palawan Journey: A Celebration of Death is my way of meditating on my father’s death and the end of a very important relationship in my life. Celebrating death and life and love. Along the 922 kilometers of the journey […]

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