Ohayou Gozaimasu!

Yusuke Urameshi. Do you know him? Japan is now becoming a top tourist destination, and while most people are inclined to visit the country for its touristy spots and great selection of food (because why not?), my main reason has always been to experience and see places that I’ve loved to watch as a kid…

Hey, Taipei!

Planning a trip to Taipei? Ask someone who’s been there and you’ll probably hear some of these: (1) The food is great! (2) You’ll love the food! (3) The food is great, you’ll love it! Get the idea yet? But more than the food, which surely is not overrated, there’s a whole lot more to…

Phuket Escapade

“I still believe in paradise. But now at least I know it’s not some place you can look for. Because it’s not where you go. It’s how you feel for a moment in your life when you’re a part of something. And if you find that moment … it lasts forever.” – The Beach, 2000…

Life in Siargao

Siargao Island – a place where smart phones are not a thing. In this day and age, you’d almost always expect people to be bowed down to their smartphones wherever there is a signal (even where and when there’s none, really) but in Siargao, locals seem very much content with a basic “call and text” kind…

Mt. Pinatubo: Beauty Out of Catastrophe

This trip is part of our “Mission: Bring Back My Sunshine” The plan came about in the middle of a rant-jam-packed-dinner. See, no matter how yummy the pizza is, there’s nothing more of a downer than a night-long worth of stress talk, even if you have an ice-cold beer next to it. We kept on…

Autumn in Seoul

I’m feeling a bit nostalgic with all the Sakura posts from Japan popping everywhere I look, and it makes me extra lonelier that it’s been months since my last adventure. So I thought of reminding myself of my autumn experience in Seoul. If you read my previous posts though, you may have figured out by now…

What happens in Bali…

When you hear “Bali”, these are the things that would instantly pop in your head: beach bumming, surfing, cheap drinks slash partying. During my two visits, I only got to do one and a quarter out of three (1 – beach bumming, ¼ – partying). That sounds a bit pitiful, I know. What I’m trying…