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J&J Taekwondo: It Takes Two to Taekwondo

John Paul Lizardo, Japoy to friends and family, appears on the cover of Sports Digest with Janice Lagman slung over his shoulder. Japoy flexes his biceps (muscled arm fully covered by his taekwondo uniform) and makes a goofy, faux-macho face while Janice flashes a grin. It all comes with a pun-y tagline that says “Let […]


Why Myanmar?

“Veree beeyootiful?” The boatman calls out in a thick accent from the end of the boat. His face breaks into a huge grin, revealing teeth stained red from chewing betel nut. It takes me by surprise as he hasn’t said much throughout the boat ride. He raises a hand, brown from years spent as a […]


Athlete Spotlight: Jermaine Choa Peck

Looking at Jermaine Choa Peck’s Instagram account is a lot like browsing through a travel and lifestyle blog. Photos of a beach bonfire in Zambales and the Wawa Dam in Montalban grace the pages, photo app filters enhancing their scenic quality. There are also shots of the young woman playing music on stage, all decked […]


Kanlaon Expedition

  Piercing through the sky in Central Negros is Mt. Kanlaon, the highest point the Visayas and one of the largest active volcanoes in the country. Its slopes are lush with dense tropical jungles and its summit is marked by a magnificent yet desolate crater- a testament to its destructive past. Culturally, Kanlaon is a […]


My Mt. Pulag Experience

  Standing approximately 2,922 meters high above sea level, Mt. Pulag is the third highest mountain in the Philippines. Its beautiful view comes with a price paid with sweat and sore muscles; it is not for the faint-hearted. But the grueling 4-hour trek up Abangeng trail to the summit was well worth the magnificent view. […]