Archive for the 'travels' Category

Why I’m Glad to be a Digital Nomad

October 15th, 2016 / 0 Comments

Two years ago, I decided that commuting and being stuck in a cubicle in front of a blinking computer is not the life that I wanted (Well, who actually wants that?), so I quit my first job.

I took a breather for a year, and after I decided to get my life together – joined Melewi.

It turned out that working anywhere other than a confined space in an office is one of the best things life could offer. With remote working, the world is your office. I traded cab rides for plane rides, a cubicle for a table by the beach, and meeting in board rooms to having a conference by the poolside.

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How to Apply for a Schengen Visa at the Embassy of Greece in the Philippines

September 16th, 2016 / 68 Comments

Edited: 29 July 2018

I just came back from Europe and I can’t believe I just typed that. Europe was never part of the plan. For 2016 at least. But boyyyy, isn’t life full of surprises? (Kinda love life sometimes)

Ok back story. This whole trip was unplanned. We were supposed to go to Greece as a team (Melewi) but something came up so we had to cancel everything. But the embassy was kind enough to grant us a visa so we said whatever, let’s go. We booked our tickets literally two weeks before the day we’re supposed to leave. SPONTANEOUS TRIP TO EUROPE??? COUNT ME IN. (We were just really trying to find out if we can pull this whole thing off lol)

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The point of this post is to help you with the Schengen visa application at the Embassy of Greece. This is from our experience and for a tourist visa only! If you have questions, you should check their website out, everything you need to know is there. PLEASE TAKE TIME TO READ THEIR SITE.

We applied at the Embassy of Greece since we’re going to stay there the longest. We did our own application – I don’t think travel agencies can help you with this one (aside from pencil bookings and all that) since you’ll need to show yourselves during the appointment date.

OKAY? Let’s start.

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Hong Kong 2015

September 19th, 2015 / 0 Comments

Almost two months ago, we had an impromptu trip to Hong Kong.

We were invited to attend RISE Conference, a tech conference in Asia hosted by Web Summit. This was like the TechCrunch episode of Silicon Valley. SO. MANY. STARTUPS. I’ve never been more scared in my life that’s for sure.

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On The Road with One Direction

April 12th, 2015 / 4 Comments

(This post is pretty long. Consider this as a warning. It is also about One Direction so if you don’t like them, HAHAHA I DON’T REALLY CARE!)

At a hostel somewhere in Central Jakarta, we met a Dutch girl named Amanda. Chester, Sherica, and I learned that she was traveling Asia and just Jakarta was just a detour. She asked us why we’re in Indonesia of all places in the world. We were not exactly excited on telling her why but eventually we did (spoiler alert: it’s because of One Direction). “Why are you guys so embarrassed about it? If you love something, be proud of it,” she then told us.

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Okay, what I’m really trying to say is that I absolutely love One Direction that I hopped on four planes, checked-in at different hotels, got myself wasted (I don’t even drink hah), found myself at some sketchy roads and basements, etc etc just to see them. I think I did something illegal along the way but, that’s something you don’t really need to know.

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On The Road Again – Singapore

March 12th, 2015 / 2 Comments

Flew to Singapore to see One Direction. I have no words except for FUCK FINALLY FUCKING FINALLY!!! I LOVE YOU HARRY, LOUIS, NIALL, LIAM, AND ZAYN.

FUCK, I LOVE ONE DIRECTION.

1 down, two (or three!!!) more shows to go.

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