My Week in Seoul in Photos (Days 67-71 of Project 365)

You do know that I have lots to tell you about Korea. How it was one of the best places I've been to.¬†Granted, Seoul and Busan are beautiful places with nary any trash in sight (lots of cigarette butts though) and wide roads and amazing sights.¬†But the best for me is discovering how kind and …

First report from Busan!

Just saying a quick "hi!" from freezing Busan! It's cold but the place is all good. The people are very kind and always smiling, especially the guy who helped us find our way to Busan station. Will post updates tomorrow when I take the KTX from Busan to Seoul. Until then, keep safe people!

Manila Ocean Park: A great idea with poor execution

My family and I had great ideas for the past long weekend but my work obligations has made me the great vacation-pooper for the family.I spent pre-dawn Sunday being a first-class work slave, executing ideas for an event that is not my department's doing. Anyway, to make up for lost family bonding time, we all …

Omiyage-shopping in Baguio: of phallus-shaped ash-trays and peanut brittles

Omiyage is a Japanese tradition of buying souvenirs during a trip, to be distributed later to friends and co-workers. With this in mind, I set out to buy stuff for friends and office mates...and then, I noticed it---maaaan, the souvenir makers of Baguio has a weird fixation with the penis. Case in point: And then, …

Pleasant discoveries in the City of Pines

I like doing my travel research and what-not over the internet. I pretty much landed great deals and inexpensive surprises by researching on the internet alone. I eschews travel agencies (though I might finally tap one for my dad's passport) in my belief that running on an agency's expert hands on a non-complicated trip zaps …

Anywhere but here…

I don't know if you can still call me the "ideal, patriotic Filipino", especially when I say that if given the choice, I'd rather be anywhere (ON A FIRST WORLD COUNTRY at least) than suffer here in the Philippines. Earlier, while grappling with a very tricky situation with one of my media invitees for her …

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