I come from a small city called Tarlac in the Philippines but I have dreams as big as the universe.

I have a severe case of itchy feet. It seems like I can’t stay in one place for a long time. I believe in investing in experiences. I always tell friends to invest in themselves. Life is too short. I’m the kind of person that would ask myself where am I gonna get married instead of when. I’d rather spend good money on a plane ticket than a designer bag. I believe that nothing is really permanent – not things, places, even people. So, treasure everything while you still can.


40 thoughts on “About”

  1. There’s a lot of potential on this blogsite. Keep it up. I enjoyed reading your commmentaries. Naiinggit tuloy ako…eheheh! JOOMLA!

  2. Hi! I really enjoy reading your blog and looking at all the pictures. I can relate to some of your experiences because I also love to travel and learn what no geography or history class can ever be able to teach. I think your blog is pretty awesome, so this is why I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award. Please visit my blog to learn more details and see your blog nominated ;) http://sillystyle.wordpress.com/2013/05/23/some-blogs-i-like/

  3. Sustained! More power to Tarlac’s super duper blogger!

  4. “It seems like I can’t stay in one place for a long time. I believe in investing in experiences. I always tell friends to invest in themselves. Life is too short.”

    I couldn’t agree more! Travelling is one of the practices I’d like to pass on to my future kids because it’s simply a nurturing activity.

    I’m glad to have stumbled upon your blog, Ems. Please continue travelling and sharing interesting stories.


    • Thank you for dropping by. I really appreciate you leaving a comment here.

      I would like to pass this travel itch to my kids someday too. I would like for them to experience the world as their classroom growing up and hopefully I can afford to take them on trips. Haha.

  5. nice commentaries! keep it up. Hope to bump with you in our future travels.

  6. Hi, Ems! I’m so inspired by your travels and you’ve got a wonderful blog here. Thank you for dropping by mine and leading me back here. Looking forward to reading more of your adventures! :)

  7. Hi ems, im Love Tita. I love and like your blogs. Im using Love, my neice blog and she is new here. I like the way you share your stories and travel. Travel with atleast not that expensive. I’m in Travel business and i love also to have travel to more cities. It just i need to find time and enough budget for it. Thanks for sharing.

    • You’re welcome Love Tita! I hope to encourage more people to travel and it doesn’t have to break the bank. I also save as much as I can so I can travel more. :)

  8. sherrilyn said:

    hi ms ems… do u have an fb acount .. just wanna ask po sana re sa pagpunta nyo uk,,,

  9. Hey Ems, I have nominated you for the Liebster Award! Congratz! I hope you could accept this award as I felt that you really deserve something for the great work you had done to your blog! Do visit this page for more information and nominees which joined you as a Liebster! :) http://journeyforgotten.wordpress.com/2014/07/22/liebster-award/

  10. Girlie Sarmiento said:

    panu ako makakapagapply passport online at magkanu express?

    • Hindi po pwede mag-apply ng Philippine passport online ngayon. Ang pwede lang po ay magset ng appointment online for a few DFA offices usually located sa Manila.

  11. G Dela Cerna said:

    Hi Ems! Thank god for your blog! Helped me a lot with my UK Visa Application and I was granted a multiple entry for 6 months! Yey! Now I’m having a hard time with my Schengen visa. My interview is on Friday (Aug 22) and I am lacking one document. BANK CERTIFICATION. The thing is, I was originally scheduled for an August 5 interview date but because I had to go on a trip for work, I had to move it to August 22. Anyway, I requested for a BAnk certificate on August 1, which is what I have with me right. My concern is would it be possible to present that certification dated Aug 1 to my interview tomorrow? I have the updated passbooks with me for all my accounts, it’s just that the Bank Certificate is dated Aug 1. I checked the website again for the requirements, it just says “latest available bank certification or at least 3 months”. I dont know what they consider to be “latest/recent”. Maybe you can enlighten me on this one? Would it really matter that the date is different? It’s less than one month old though. I’m worried that this might cause me my visa approval although I have been previously issued Schengen visa back in 2010 and 2011. But this is the first time, I’ll be encountering a bump in the road such as this. Thank you so much! And keep on inspiring others to travel!

    • Hi G Dela Cerna,

      Thanks for dropping by my blog and your wonderful comments. In my opinion, it should be good since you have your updated bank accounts with you as well. I haven’t tried this though as I always try to get a bank statement at least a week before my interview. Good luck with your interview. I hope you get your schenen visa and have a wonderful time in Europe. :)

      • G Dela Cerna said:

        hi Ems! Thanks for your reply. Ive been anxious about it actually, all day today, but my bank said it’s impossible to secure a bank certification at such short notice so I guess I’ll have to stick to this one and just show them that I am capable of funding my own trip and still have fun in Europe. I’ve got all the documentary requirements right, except for this one, which hopefully, they’d still accept. My interview is at 8am tomorrow, so let’s see how it goes. I really hope securing a UK visa would help me get my approval. I havent tried applying in the French Embassy since I always go to Austria (easiest embassy to get into). I’ll be sharing my experiences here after my interview tomorrow. Thanks again for all the help! Keeping my fingers crossed! Keep your posts as informative and entertaining as it is! xx

      • Thanks and Good luck G Dela Cerna! ^•^

  12. Hi,
    I’m also from Tarlac. Recently ko lang na-visit site mo and I was glad na meron entries about passport renewal at Marquee Mall. I’m also excited to start reading your travel blogs.

  13. Was able to renew my passport last Tuesday. Nagtaka lng ako bakit tagal release date, almost 5 weeks ?

    • Nung ako din nagapply, 5 weeks din ang regular processing. Pag rush, 3 weeks. Sa Manila lang ata yung mabilis na 1 week but then again, appointment based sila so maghintay din for your appointment. Hindi pwedeng punta lang like sa Marquee. :)

  14. Cha Rosario said:

    hi, do you have an email address ba? have some questions lang about visa application… mejmej nahihiya lang ako magpost dito hihihhi

  15. Congratulations! I have just nominated you for a Liebster Award. Check out all the information here – http://stepstofollow.net/2014/11/20/liebster-award-nomination/


  16. serene sy said:

    Ems!!! I stumbled upon your very nice blog! Very informative! Going to taipei this summer and so I enjoyed reading all about your experiences there. :) Miss you, hope all is well!

    • Hello Serene!!! Thanks! We loved Taiwan. Miss you too. I hope I bump into you and your beautiful family somewhere someday. :)

  17. Hi! I really enjoy reading your adventures in different countries, and yeah I also use it as a guide when I’m trying to get a certain VISA haha! You’re an LDS? :D

  18. I’m glad to have found your blog. I read several articles on your blog and I think it is useful for the tourists =)

    Let me introduce myself, My name is Sam Wong, a HongKonger who love travel. Two months ago, I had created a travel site which aims to connect the bloggers and the tourists. Bloggers can share the link of their articles and let tourists find the useful travel articles more easily. I know you love travel and write a lots of articles about travel, so I would like to invite you to share your articles, let more tourists can know more about your story. Look for your reply, hope you all the best!


    Sam Wong

  19. Hi Ems! Nice blogs, they’re really helpful :)

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