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    A glass of beer for less than a dollar! 10 Pesos only!!! | Vietnam 2015

    The only downside to a Do It Yourself trip is that you always have to figure out everything on your own. After having breakfast, we learned that we can no longer push through with our supposed tour on that day. We were supposed to visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, hence, it was closed on that very day. Actually, ‘di ko rin sure if tama ba yung naaalala ko na closed nga on that day or may ibang reason why di kami makakapunta non. Haha! Day 2 #ChangeOutfit Apparently, that morning, I am already wearing MY ONE AND ONLY PAIR OF LEGGINGS for this trip! I intentionally wore it on that…

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    Steak and ramen

    Day 3 April 25, 2016 Foodie. Guess what we had for lunch? What a rhetorical question. I know, I know. I just can’t get enough of this burger steak with cheese filling! ♥ I know it doesn’t look like it but it was really good. So we had this lunch in a steak restaurant called Volks. They offer an unlimited serving of soup, salad, and bread for each steak meals. Not to mention that it automatically comes with a bowl of rice. Well, there was actually a buffet area for these so apparently, you can choose whichever and how much you want. So this is what I got! ♥ Clearly,…

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    Bingsu experience

    I was on a sorta mini reunion with my friends whom I have met in Aspen. After we had lunch and spent a few minutes walking in the mall, we all decided to have some dessert. Luckily, we saw this almost newly opened snow cafe at SM Megamall which is Hobing Korean Dessert Cafe! ♥ Photo credits to my friends for these Go Pro pictures It was something I’ve been seeing photos of from other people before. But it was only until now that I was able to give it a try. My friend, Casey and I shared a large bowl of Chocolate Brownie bingsu while my other friend, Venice…

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    Back in Japan

    April 22, 2016 Three years ago, we had a chance to visit Japan on Christmas vacation. It was my first time to experience winter season back then, though it didn’t snow to where we stayed. And now, back to the present! This year, we got to visit Japan during spring and it was something I’ve been looking forward to. Most people say that it’s the best time to visit since the weather’s perfectly fine to travel and see the place.Our flight was around 12 midnight of April 23rd, Friday. It means that we have to be at the airport at least 9pm of April 22nd. As soon as we got…

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    Weekend at the South

    Since my cousins just had their house renovated, they invited us for a sleepover. For a North kid like me, it feels like I’m in a different world whenever I’m in the South (OA). Everything was so different and exciting at the same time. As soon as we got there, we just dropped our bags off and went straight to SM BF in Parañaque. Please don’t judge me, but it was my first time there! It wasn’t as big as Megamall, of course, but it wasn’t crowded either which was a good thing. We first went to the movie house and bought some tickets for ‘The Conjuring 2.’ After that…

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    I have a hero, I call him dad..

    Snapchat filter courtesy of my sister. Hello, everyone! What’s up? So how did you guys spent Father’s Day? May it be with your dad, your mom, your grandfather or merely someone whom you consider as a fatherly figure… Whoever that is, let’s not forget to remind them how grateful we are to have them in our lives. Personally, I am not a showy individual either but in special occasions like this, I see to it that I make them feel even more special. I’m pretty sure that some of you have spent it over lunch, dinner or even out of town. But no matter how simple or extravagant your celebrations…

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    Start your year right

    Obviously, it’s a late post… Time flies really fast! One day we welcomed 2014 and then, one day we bid it goodbye. The year both started and ended in just a glimpse. It was actually my first time to spend the holidays abroad. I have always dreamed of it. Yet, when I finally had the chance… It turns out it wasn’t what I was admittedly expecting. Back when I was a child, I have always watched foreign Holiday movies and everything seemed so perfect. The streets filled with pure white snow, children singing Christmas carols, an old man dressed up as Santa Claus, pine trees turned into Christmas trees, Christmas…

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    The family that travels together, stays together

    As I have mentioned in my previous post, I will catch up as much as I can in terms of sharing how my Japan trip was. So, here it goes… It has been a year and probably four months already since I had the opportunity to go and visit Japan with my family. Everything felt so surreal. It was my dream, their dream (referring to my sisters), our dream… Ever since I was a kid, I have always dreamt of going to that wondrous place. And gratefully, God finally granted my wish two years ago. Two years ago? Yes! We flew to Japan last December 2013. We were there for…

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    Japan day 1

    My travel diary. My family, together with my aunt and cousins spent our holidays in Japan. Booties galore. I was in awe when I saw this beautiful and colorful creation through my window. Took this photo using my sister’s phone. You can tell that you’re away from the Philippines anymore when… Felt the ice cold winter breeze as soon as we get out of Nagoya Airport. Little did we know that the only thing that makes us warm inside the airport was the heater. After a three-hour ride from Nagoya to Shizuoka… Finally got the chance to eat in a legit Ramen house for the first time! Finally, a welcome…

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    Immersion at Cravings Shang-ri La

    July to August 2013 “Cravings Restaurant & Bakeshop, a full service restaurant offering a wide array of specialty baked products such as European breads, cakes and pastries, serving continental dishes for casual dining, take-out, banquet and catering. For twenty years, Cravings has mastered the dishes that guests craved for and now, menu items have a more defined flavor yet healthier. The presentation of the meal is simple, fresh and irresistible.” – I got this from their site. As soon as I started working as a trainee at Cravings Shang-ri La, I immediately felt the ease and comfort with the working place itself and the people as well. Everyone was nice…