Book Tour and Review: When Oceans Rise by Robin Alvarez

Submerged in a toxic relationship and disconnected from everyone, she turns to the sea to decide her fate. Its decision? Toss her to the sea witch. Seventeen-year-old Malaya is cursed. In her family, every girl’s first love ends in death after falling for someone evil. Good thing Malaya’s dream guy isn’t monstrous. Except the curse is real and prevents Malaya from noticing how much he has gaslit and isolated her until she can’t be saved. With no other options, the sea witch is the only one to help her. Bartering her voice for a new life where she and her abusive boyfriend never met, Malaya accidentally swaps places with an alternate timeline version of herself who didn’t make her mistakes. As she tries to undo the switch, the sea witch uses Malaya’s voice to unleash Filipino mythological creatures into the world. Can a champion, an alternate timeline sister, and Malaya fight these beasts and stop the sea witch before she destroys both timelines?

Coffee Travel Blog 3: Baguio City

For an overnight stay, this weekend trip is definitely one for the books! It's good to be reminded why traveling and exploring new food (AND COFFEE) is a gift. A privilege, not usually extended to everyone. I'm always thankful that my work and current life situation allows me to go on short trips. There are a lot of cafes in Baguio left on my list. So I will definitely go back! Especially now that public commuting is very accessible.