Tonton ng Sto Niño de Romblon: Opening the Biniray Festival in Romblon

The Tonton ng Sto Niño de Romblon
The Tonton ng Sto Niño de Romblon

The idyll coastal poblacion in Romblon Island, Romblon becomes festive beginning the 2nd Friday of January as revelers flock at the 400-year old St Joseph Cathedral. Devotees gather in front of the church to observe the spiritual practice of the Tonton ng Sto Niño de Romblon. The Tonton, a Romblomanon word meaning to lower the image of the Sto Niño down the pedestal. This practice usher’s the official opening of Biniray Festival which last for a week.

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5 Amazing Cities In India You Can’t Give A Miss

Rishikesh Sunset
Rishikesh Sunset

Are you planning your first trip ever to India? What comes to your mind when you think of India? Probably the majestic Himalayas, saints wrapped in saffron, cheerful people, lots of colours, spicy indian food, and not to forget the world famous indian ‘chai’. And yes, what’s India without its Yoga? India has often been associated with spirituality and meditation, and yoga originated in India.

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2020 NAVI Journal: Navigate Your Life

Ironwulf spread at the 2020 Navi Journal
Ironwulf spread at the 2020 Navi Journal

Are you a journal kind of person? If you are, I know it’s that time of the year again to decide that much significant journal that will be your companion for another year. With a slew of choices out there, especially from the stamp-collecting cafe-kind of journals, this is a serious dilemma I may say. Let me give you a harder (or easier) time by presenting the 2020 NAVI Journal, from the makers of the popular Belle de Jour Power Planner. A journal geared towards the adventurous souls looking to help steer their lives into whichever goal they want to achieve. And we’re giving away a couple of this for the FB and IG followers. Check out the details and mechanics below.

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Gunung Mulu National Park: Deer Cave, 2nd Largest Cave Chamber in the World

Entering the massive Deer Cave
Entering the massive Deer Cave

Just adjacent to Lang Cave is Deer Cave. Used to be the largest cave passage in the world before Hang Dong Soon in Vietnam was discovered in 2009. Though facts are still being disputed at this time, Deer Cave is still ostentatious due to its massive size. Deer Cave extends 2 kilometers in length. The southern passage rises 125 meters high passage and has a width of 169 meters. The partially lit entrance chamber is 146 meters high. Capacious enough for 40 Boeing 747 aircraft to fit in. Just the thought of it is mind-blowing enough.

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Gunung Mulu National Park: Lang Cave and its Jellyfish Cave Formations

Lang Cave jellyfish formations
Lang Cave jellyfish formations

Suddenly there was a startling sound from above the trees. It’s like trees breaking apart or boulders cracking. Then our guide, Jangin yelled “Run!!!”. From the mouth of Lang Cave, we tracked back a few meters towards the plank walk junction where the other path leads to Deer Cave. “What the hell is that?!” I asked Jangin as I was catching my breath. “Maybe wild monkeys!” he said looking up. For a moment there I thought I was in an adventure game or movie, running on plank walks while being chased by rolling boulders. I’m not sure if our young guide was jesting us. But what a start in our exploration of Gunung Mulu National Park.

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How to easily get a U.S. Visa

US Visa document detail
US Visa document detail

Have you ever wondered why some people are so easily given a U.S. visa and others are turned down without being given the opportunity to explain? How can these people get a U.S. visa so easily? -And better yet, how can you do it too?

Most people who leave the embassy with their rejection letters always have the same excuse as why they didn’t give it to them: “I got a bad consul, I wasn’t lucky, etc.”.

It’s not luck!

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Penang Hill: Sunrise and Nature Walk

Penang HIll sunrise view at the Sky Deck

I wanted to end my last day in Penang with something breathtaking and worthwhile. I didn’t get my desired sunset at Kek Lok Si temple so I made sure to wake up early for the sunrise this time at Penang Hill. Hoping the odds for good light would be better. Also known as Bukit Bendera, the distinguishing peaks seen from the city of George Town is easily accessible. With only around 6km from the city center to its jump-off at Air Itam, it’s one of the favorite cool escapes for the locals and tourists alike.

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