Travel

Holiday 2017!

A fun weekend of thanksgiving, NBA, rest, games, feast, snow, and a lot of play time and chasing after my nephews and niece! On y va!  

A Weekend of Silence

I spent more than 48 hours of complete silence last weekend. I participated at a silent retreat — a time for recollection, prayer, reflection, and thanksgiving. Together with 14 other gentlemen, I didn’t engage in conversation, did a lot of ...

[PART 2] Michigan Week + Family Time!

For part 1 of the “Michigan Week” post, click here. My original plan was just to spend a weekend in Michigan for the half-marathon and leave on Monday. I changed my plans for 2 reasons — my nephew’s birthday is ...

[PART 1] Michigan Week and Detroit Half-Marathon!

Last Friday, October 13 at around 1:00 pm, I boarded a Greyhound bus to Detroit, Michigan. This is not a “finding myself” story nor a result of a travel roulette. I ran my 3rd half marathon! I was excited for ...

Jardin du Luxembourg — Do French People Sit All Day?

At lunch, I had a conversation with my French colleague, Augustin. I asked him suggestions on where to go for my last day in Paris. I’ve already been to the cliche popular tourist spots. He gave so many suggestions that I ...

A Mad Escape to Angers

See what I did there? 🙂 Sunday is usually the lightest day of the week. The Director encouraged us to spend this day to rest, engage, play, and have fun! Unless sanctioned by the organizers, the students weren’t allowed to ...

A Day At A Rich German’s Garage

I did some research on places to visit and things to do before my trip to Dusseldorf. I really had no idea what to do in Germany — other than explore its gastronomy. Google came up with a list of ...

A Night Excursion to Segre

The summer program has ended. It was the last night for the high school students. There was an awards night. I spoke at the first part where I awarded some of my students for their improvements in English, their ability ...

A “Hashtag Blessed” Moment

Throughout my Europe trip, I visited a lot of Catholic churches. I went to these holy places of worship not only to admire its history and architecture (or to take a tourist selfie) but also to attend Holy Mass. Two ...

That Da Vinci Code Scene (minus the running!)

Do you remember the movie adaptation of Dan Brown’s popular novel, The Da Vinci Code? It is the story that made a lot of noise in the news, especially in the Catholic community, because of how it portrayed the Catholic ...