Revisiting the “Express” train

Here’s a film that managed to stay with me, all these years, after I first saw it on a grainy YouTube copy: Please forget the weird voice-over. I kept expecting someone to hand the narrator an Academy Award for the melodramatic voice over, but I digress. I fell in love with this movie the first…

The world is a few Google Map clicks away

Technology is a wondrous, wondrous thing. I spent the day touring the streets of Ginza, Shibuya and then had a quick jaunt at Mt. Fuji. When I grew bored salivating the many amazing sights of Japan, I made a quick jump at Namsan in Seoul, and revisited my old neighborhood in Myeongdong. I made a…

Lights, and inspiration

Sulit.com.ph and Trajet Tours and Travel promote tourism in the Philippines and abroad. Find great travel deals at Sulit.com.ph, the leading online classified ads website in the Philippines. Me and my husband’s first overseas trip will always be special since we really saved our money just to make it possible. Since we are on a…

The airport with the famed 47 degree turn

We all know that Hong Kong’s Chek Lap Kok International Airport is currently ranked as the world’s best and most efficient airport. It is made up of two terminals and located in the island of Chek Lap Kok. Despite being in operation for only eleven years, starting when it first opened in 1998, the HK…

The end of my decade

It is only yesterday that I’ve realized that it was the end of a decade and the start of another this 2010. As much as it seems just like yesterday when I left University, the creaking bones and the aging pictures made me realize that hell–yeah, it’s been ten years. Surfing through all the blogs…

Nonno December Issue: I need, I want, I covet…

Please dear friends, family and love ones Who ever has the capability to give me this magazine, I will be in your debt for the rest of my life. Japan-based friends, acquaintances — please buy and I will pay you! Prommmmmmise! Damn, I would love to be in HK right now. At least, I can…

May the fleas of a thousand camels infest your armpits…

I have to take my hats-off to this government and the people working and residing on that magnificent mansion off Pasig River. Their spin doctors have a way of making people both sick and annoyed with the pronouncements they give the press. 2 days before Christmas and these people just kept getting on the country’s…

Sights and sounds of HK – Part 1

I’M BACK! We had a great time in Hong Kong, even if the cold was killing me (literary as I got sick on the third day)…when we arrived it was 9 degrees Celcius and it got colder and colder as the days passed by. We stayed in Wanchai, in a small budget hotel called Mingle…

the great adventure begins in less than 15 hours!

As briefly mentioned in an earlier post, the Hubby and I will be going to our first trip overseas. Not much of a big deal really as it’s just across the pond (HK) — but the fact that we are going on our first "alone" trip and that we’ve planning it for most of 2009…