I’m Spirited Away in Jiufen: An adventure in the land of Yubaba and Chihiro and the unending flight of stairs 

(I am writing this post while waiting for my flight back to Manila, whiling away time at the Taoyuan Airport. The trip to Jiufen is definitely the highlight of the trip hence I can't wait to write about it)  The first thing you will notice upon reaching is the cats. There's a number of them: … Continue reading I’m Spirited Away in Jiufen: An adventure in the land of Yubaba and Chihiro and the unending flight of stairs 

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…scoring cheap airline tickets!

... in my experience, it would usually involve an over-dependency on various social networks (Facebook and Twitter, mostly), the need to be up and about at ungodly hours to catch seat sales when they drop, then a protracted battle with the airline website to get cheap seats for both inbound and outbound trip, then finally … Continue reading …scoring cheap airline tickets!

…Manila

By far, not the best city in the world. Not perfect -- but this place is my home. And that is enough reason for me. (Photos taken while going around the city, trying to buy knock-off football jerseys which the family will wear to greet 2014)

Amazing Taiwan: the land of shaved ice, warm people, micro mini skirts and full-on PDA (Part 1)

I love, adore, yearn for Taiwan! Obviously, three short days is not enough to discover the beauty of Taiwan. But my four short days in Taipei (actually 2 1/2 days in Taipei and half a day in Yehliu) pretty much gave me fond memories of this country formerly called as Formosa. What can I say … Continue reading Amazing Taiwan: the land of shaved ice, warm people, micro mini skirts and full-on PDA (Part 1)

Flight: Here’s what not to watch when you have a plane to catch the next day

Who the eff watches this movie (and THIS SCENE) a few days before their flight? You're right, I do! The said scene is from the movie Flight, a 2012 drama starring Denzel Washington and directed by Robert Zumeckis, the same guy behind Forrest Gump. Flight's story is straight forward, a passenger plane takes a steep … Continue reading Flight: Here’s what not to watch when you have a plane to catch the next day

Clinging for Dear Life. Literally.

Yes, I've heard about that saying about "...hanging on for dear life" -- apparently I didn't counted on doing it last weekend. For Real. Being the newly re-booted KamikazeeGirl 2.0 that is yours truly -- the one who has been transformed to be a serious health buff, far from the Doritos-munching, remote-control wielding, Coca Cola-guzzling … Continue reading Clinging for Dear Life. Literally.