Puerto Galera Escapade

Puerto Galera or simply “Puerto” is a frugal and under-rated destination for island hopping, coral exploration, and chilling on the white-sand beach (yes, it is white-sand beach!). Only a 140-kilometer away from Manila, it’s a nearby getaway from the hustle and bustle of the metropolitan. Together with two other Indians, Divij Johri and Aditya Verma,…

Winning with Nerves

When the confidence and skill of public speaking were distributed among humankind, I think I was fast asleep. Just the thought of standing in front of an audience makes my hands shaky and sweaty. But through the years of my experience in school and work, I have devised some ways to deal with my stage…

Becoming a Leader of Tomorrow: My Journey inside the Great Wall

I have always wondered about the phrase “truth is stranger than fiction”, and then I began to understand the meaning of it. When I applied for the two-week summer course entitled “Financial Leaders of Tomorrow”, it seemed a far-fetched reach for me especially when I saw the profile of the elite students from all over…

Stay focused when a community comes first

Every development program has the ultimate goal of community development in terms of well-being. Nowadays, it is challenging to mobilize the community for development programs. Though it’s human nature, we are too complacent for change. To be successful in achieving the ultimate goal, the essential requirements are to mobilize the people and to develop the…

A Night to Remember at Masasa Beach

Unplanned trips, as they say, are the trips that actually happen. Our trip to Masasa Beach was one of them. I, along with my other five learning team members, was in Mabini, Batangas for our Rapid Area Assessment (RAA). RAA is a five-day course work where the students immerse themselves in the community to access…

When the Mountain Calls

I grew up in the province where I can see mountains everywhere. While growing up, hiking became one of my hobbies. Today, I am going to share my #SoloTravel2019 experience in Mt. Maculot which is the third mountain I hiked this year. Since we had a summer break in our MBA program, I decided to…

My Life in Philippines

I started January of 2019 by applying for a visa to the Philippines. Fortunately, the consulate was open even during New Year’s Day. Because I was applying for AIM, visa processing was quite easy. Doing this on the very first day of the year, it was an indication that 2019 was going to be a…