About Us

Sheila & Rap’s Travel Map

Sheila & Rap has been to: Cambodia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore.


Two IT expats based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, working harried all week with one target in mind – getting to weekend and making the most out of it!

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Sheila. 25.

Laptops. Phones. Notes. Documents. Stuff of the unexciting world we live in most  days. Where our inner robots maneuver the mechanism of earning cold cash. Where our asses sit until numbness kicks in. Where our heads mindlessly formulate logic and algorithms. 40 hours of slavery spread throughout 5 days every week, but after this torment, we are free!!

We’re two Filipino IT expats based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Ever since our college days we have tried our best to widen our world. Time was not an issue back then but we are constrained by the depth of our pockets. It’s quite true that as you grow older in this manic society, the inverse relationship of time and money becomes more apparent. Now, being yuppies, our advocate evolves to fulfilling the “work-life balance” most companies promise you when they woo you to work for them.

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Rap. 25.

Yeah yeah, we know, why shouldn’t we just use leaves and other corporate slave privileges? Well, yes we can, but we opt to save those for special occasions/seasons (you know, like Christmas to New Year). Weekends, and holidays too if the timing is right, are our only choice. If what a mediocre futuristic movie says is right – that “you could do a lot in one day” – then, 2 days would be more than enough.

As mentioned, we are now yuppies eager to conquer the world! No, that’s being silly, we just want to.. you know, just see and experience stuff. As we are both programmers (JAVA and Salesforce), we try to implement our critical thinking in making efficient itinerary that would cover a lot in 2 days. This blog is simply for everyone who are deprived of time, and are willing to be deprived of sleep and rest too. As you can infer from our name, the game plan would consist of becoming diligent employees every weekdays, and tireless explorers on weekends. We’re hoping that you’ll enjoy reading about our semi-pseudo-RnR’s, and may this also serve as a statement of refusal to be stuck in a boring lifestyle. Happy Weekends! 🙂

Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
Kapurpurawan Rock Formation


  1. Nice to “meet” you. I was thinking as I read your page About Us that you are at least settled in a spot for quicker weekend getaways.. Canada does not lend itself to quick anywhere! So I am jealous of your ability to be in Southeast Asia and move around and see more, even if for a short time. I look forward to reading more of your blog as I will be in Cambodia this Christmas again and soon will be moving to Cairo which just puts me closer to a more exciting world! Happy travels, Cheryl

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    1. Hello, Cheryl! Thank you for taking time to check out our blog. Yes, it’s cheaper and easier to go to places from where we are but we would love to see also the places that you’ve been (at least half of it :D)! Again, thank you and we’re looking forward to your visits here.

      Happy travels to you and your family too! 🙂

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  2. I could totally relate to the whole sitting-all-day-in-front-of-a-computer experience. Was also once an expat in Taiwan before I moved back home.

    Two things.

    1. Thanks for somewhat linking back to my blog (I realized this when I visited your blog).

    2. Looking forward to more of your posts. We (as in my beau and I) had plans of heading out to Mt. Kinabalu. So your blog’s going to give me ideas of what else to visit (I’m not entirely a touristy tourist. I prefer the low-key-high-experiential-value type of traveler).

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    1. Hi Nel! Rap here. First off, thanks for visiting. 🙂

      We’re actually planning to go to Kota Kinabalu but it might get delayed. I just had a minor surgery that would require me to live a.. well.. sit-all-day-no-activities lifestyle.

      Hopefully, I can recover quite quickly as I myself would want to go back on the outside again hehe. If ever you go there first before us, then we’ll get ideas from you guys 😉

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  3. Hi Sheila and Raphael. I cannot believe there is a Colmar in Malaysia! (I’m French) Why Colmar? Why not Chartres or Saint-Malo! This is so weird! But nice! Thanks for this… “surrealistic” post. Take care.

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  4. Hi Sheila and Raphael, nice to meet you, and your great blog. The post on Anawangin sure made me want to go to the Philippines.
    Thanks for following our blog. I hope you enjoy the stories or our journey, both inner and outer. And please do feel free to join in the conversation.
    Happy weekends!

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    1. Hello Alison and Don,

      Thank you for visiting our blog, it means a lot to us. Come to Philippines! Besides Anawangin, there’s more to see and we would love to see your posts about your visit. 🙂


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