Author: Polly Amora

The Importance of Personal Space When Traveling

travel-tip-banner-importance-of-personal-space-001

Each and every culture the world over has a concept of personal space. Every being has an idea of how much personal space is needed for them to feel most comfortable. Even plants have an optimal amount of space to be planted from the next plant so they can thrive.

Continue reading “The Importance of Personal Space When Traveling”

Learn A Language: Russian

learn-a-language-banner-russian-001

The Russian Language is without a doubt a very interesting language to study. It is the native language of some of the greatest authors, artists, musicians, scientists, and filmmakers. Having read the classics like Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, it made me want to read it in native tongue. Aside from literature, I’m also a fan of their culture and traditions. Russia has a very visual cultural past, from its colorful folk costumes to its ornate religious symbols. It is truly fascinating!

Continue reading “Learn A Language: Russian”

Travel Guide: Biri Island in Northern Samar

travel-guide-banner-biri-island-northern-samar-001

Biri Island is located in Northern Samar, and known for it’s six majestic rock formations that were carefully sculpted by Mother Nature over centuries. It is also unique as it doesn’t have the same fine white-sand beaches like many famous places in the country. There is something beautiful about its rawness and remoteness – the jagged, scraggy rocks jutting out of the cliffs, and rock pools so blue with the clear sky as its background. The journey to this island is a rewarding one for the adventure-seekers.

Continue reading “Travel Guide: Biri Island in Northern Samar”

Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston | Librophilia

book-review-between-a-rock-and-a-hard-place-banner-001

When watching 127 Hours, I was absolutely mesmerized by Ralston’s predicament. (It didn’t hurt that Ralston was portrayed by James Franco and the movie directed by Danny Boyle.) After watching the film, I wanted to get the full story about what Ralston had experienced.

Continue reading “Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston | Librophilia”

Fun Things to Do at Home During COVID-19 Quarantine

banner-things-to-do-at-home-during-covid19-quarantine-001

The Enhanced Community Quarantine has been extended until May 15, 2020 in Metro Manila (Philippines), meaning we’re going to be stuck in our houses for another 15 days.

While remaining inside is a good way to protect yourself and your family from getting COVID-19 and is an important practice to help “flatten the curve” of daily cases in our  country or world-wide. It could lead to something lesser evil: boredom.

Continue reading “Fun Things to Do at Home During COVID-19 Quarantine”