Thursday, December 31, 2020

My 2020 Travels (The pandemic year)

by Regin Reyno

Lamentations 3:22-23 NIV

Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.

Year 2020. Oh what a year.

Before the pandemic and lockdown, I was able to go to a few places. In fact, prior to the lockdown/enhanced community quarantine, it was a busy time for me, hopping from place to place. It was quite adventurous but at the same time, physically exhausting. I was tired but fulfilled. 

And then, the pandemic hit and I had a 7-month rest.

The Lord is merciful. I am so grateful for His protection and providing me this opportunity to travel in 2020.

1. Cebu, Philippines
January 2020

Accommodation: Crown Regency Hotel and Towers, Citi Park Hotel, Ging Ging Resort, Teobas Homestay, OYO 210 Apple Tree Suites

Transportation: Cebu Pacific 

Teobas Homestay in Moalboal

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Thailand: A Photo Essay

by Regin Reyno

Thailand was my 2nd home for almost 5 years. I enjoyed my stay in this country where you can find an abundance of cultural destinations and experiences, friendly people, and delicious cuisine. It is also a hub of travelers, so meeting international people is easy.

It was also in this country where I took my Cambridge CELTA certification. Thailand will always have a place in my heart. 

Here are some of my favorite shots in the Land of Smile:

Muay Thai
Bangkok, Thailand, 2012

Friday, April 24, 2020

Press On: Class 2000 Graduation Song

by Regin Reyno

For our graduation ceremony in high school, I was tasked to write the lyrics for our class song. Our class motto was, "Press On". So, I made a song with our motto as the title.

I was an officer of our graduating class, and when we had a meeting, discussing on what our class motto would be, I suggested "Press On". 

"Press On" was our motto during my elementary graduation. It was special to me because it means grit; just moving on, continuing our journey despite the obstacles on the road. 

That’s why my elementary graduation and high school graduation has the same class motto.

© Regin Reyno

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Myanmar: A Photo Essay

by Regin Reyno

This onced closed country; a country where its culture is still very much preserved, is a haven for travel photographers. 

One of the most enigmatic countries in the world, visiting it in 2012 and 2017, was for me, an experience I'll never forget.

May you have a glimpse of some moments put in frame using my camera.

Novice Thilashins
Yangon, Myanmar, 2012

Monday, April 13, 2020

Lockdown Thoughts

by Regin Reyno

Of Lockdowns and Sunrises 
Bukidnon, Philippines, 2020
© Regin Reyno

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Living in China

by Regin Reyno

I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10
6 years ago today, was our first day in Beijing, China. It was also on this day when we signed our contract to work for 2013’s most reputable company according to Forbes magazine and one of the biggest and most famous companies in the world: The Walt Disney Company. 

April 11, 2014
1st day in Beijing
The Walt Disney Company Head Office Beijing

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Tuyok and the Pandemic

by Regin Reyno

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Amidst this pandemic that we are experiencing right now, It just hit me, that I was able to accomplish my ultimate travel dream before this whole catastrophe occurred. 

Right now, the world is in a standstill. There are no flights or transportation, hotels are closed, economy is collapsing, people are getting sick, people are stuck. 

And, we do not know when this will end.