Every 10 Days : February 19 – March 1, 2019

I want to apologize that I was not able to post the 6th episode of this newsletter on time. I was not feeling well the whole week. I had the flu and another bad Canker Sore breakout. I have days like these when my body hates me and when my immune system is all over…

Read More

Every 10 Days : January 11-20, 2019

Hello and this is the 2nd Every 10 Days episode. Every 10 Days is the newsletter of this blog. This is where I curate my reflections throughout the week or every 10 days. The first month of the year is about to end. It felt like it was yesterday that we jumped up and down…

Read More

Every 10 Days : January 1-10, 2019

Before I begin this post, I would like to repost a meme I found on Facebook. I cracked in laughter after seeing this especially if you are a Filipino. Well anyway, Happy New Year! I am starting this Newsletter on Pilgrimage to Wherever. It’s called Every 10 Days. Initially, this should be Every Friday Night.…

Read More

Revolutionizing the Filipino Lampin and Pasador – An Interview with Made by Pearl

During the 90s, my typical Filipino mom would ask me to bring a small towel called “lampin” to school. It is an all-around piece of fabric to wipe food, sweat and dirt away from my 7-year-old careless self. Rewind further back to the 80s, parents use this piece of clothing as a diaper for their…

Read More

Trying Out Osho’s Dynamic Meditation at Home

Spirituality is rebellion; religiousness is orthodoxy. Spirituality is individuality; religiousness is just remaining part of the crowd psychology. Religiousness keeps you a sheep, and spirituality is a lion’s roar. – Osho I did not know anything about Osho except for his fierce quotes I see on Pinterest and Instagram. He has this huge eyes and…

Read More

The Gong Bath

I was excited about this specific part of my Hong Kong itinerary. The Red Doors Studio is becoming more and more popular with the expat and local yuppies in the city. It was why I quickly found it online while searching for meditation spaces in Hong Kong. The studio is in Wong Chuk Hang, which…

Read More

Into Samadhi

Samadhi – The term ‘Samadhi’ derives from the root sam-a-dha, which means ‘to collect’ or ‘bring together’, and thus it is often translated as ‘concentration’ or ‘unification of mind. (Wikipedia) Sheung Wan is one of my favourite places in Hong Kong. Everywhere you look is a form of artwork. It is also home to the…

Read More

Dialogue in the Dark

“Shoot, I am going to be late!” I said to myself as I prepared after an unplanned nap in the hostel. The instructions on the ticket were that I should be there 15 minutes early or else, they will start without me. My destination is to go to Dialogue in the Dark, an exhibition tour…

Read More

How Jazz Taught me A Lesson About Being in the Now

We arrived in Hong Kong at around 9 am. We had the easiest immigration procedure. My 75-year-old aunt requested for a wheel-chair, allowing us not to line up at the immigration queue. Hong Kong International Airport is a city in itself with their own mall and train station. After lunch over a bowl of noodle…

Read More

The Zen of Hong Kong – Intro to Pilgrimage to Hong Kong series

“If you want to go with us, let us know, we will book you a ticket”, my eldest aunt offered. My mom was supposed to join her three siblings to Hong Kong. But because she’s still under chemotherapy, she declined. Instead, she told my aunts that it would be best that if I will represent…

Read More