Tag: travel

[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 ...

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 “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 ...

Go to the Hall of Mirrors! (I did not.)

Third day in Paris. I got together with the French residents after lunch. Most of them knew that I am learning French. They put my French skills to the test by asking “où êtes-vous allé?” (where did you go?). I mentioned, ...

I Lived In This Castle For A Month.

Well, it’s not exactly the extravagant castles that one sees in movies. This was at Collège Lycée Notre Dame d’Orveau, a Catholic boarding school at Nyoiseau, France. When I first saw this building, I was beyond amazed. It’s not the typical ...