Things I learned from Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago

Three things:

1. My hands should always be ready. Well, not really to slap somebody, but to defend myself from bad people.

2. When abroad, she shows how smart she is, so that the world will look at Filipinos as smart people. I tried to do this when I was abroad recently.

3. The word colloquy. 

I’m proud to say that I voted for Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago in the 2016 Philippine presidential election.

I thought I wouldn’t see Jet d’eau Water Fountain in Geneva, Switzerland

I was quite disappointed when I went to see the Jet d’eau Water Fountain in Geneva, Switzerland and it wasn’t there.

​I thought it was under maintenance or something. Since I couldn’t do anything about it, I decided to see a nearby tourist attraction – the Flower Clock. It was part of the itinerary anyway.

​Then I returned to the lakefront to go to a souvenir shop. Lo and behold, Jet d’eau could already be seen! I was pleasantly surprised because I had thought I would leave Geneva without seeing its iconic water fountain.

The Atomium in Belgium

After traveling alone in Italy and the Netherlands for a few days, I reunited with my family in Brussels, Belgium and saw the Atomium and Grand Place together.



I parted with them again for a few hours to see Manneken Pis and Parc du Cinquantenaire.



I wrote and published this blog post while on a Brussels to Paris train on September 19.


Windmills, prostitution and canals in the Netherlands

My stay in the Netherlands will be short (only about 24 hours) but it has been enjoyable so far.

I went to Zaanse Schans, home of some of the many windmills in the country.


Then I returned to the Amsterdam city center to see its red light district.



Role playing

From 9 pm to 10:30 pm I was on a canal cruise.