Well, my world didn’t exactly end (A quick look on my 2012)

It’s two days before we welcome 2013. As expected, the world didn’t go exactly kaput in 2012 — much to the dismay of the doomsayers and “end of the world opportunists”. So what do we do? We dust ourselves from the battles and scars of the past year and soldier on to new opportunities and…

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…

Northern Escape

I celebrated my birthday the best way I know how: by escaping the chaos of Metro Manila and heading up where the air is cleaner and the sky is clearer. We’ve always have a preference to going up Baguio, the so-called Summer Capital of the Philippines. And now that my sister has decided to relocate…

Weekend photos (Day 60-61 of Project 365)

Day 60 Day 61 Still with last minute preparations for the great Seoul Searching trip happening this Wednesday. These pictures were taken Thursday and Friday while I was working non-stop. Thursday, on a last minute event that made me cry out of frustration and Friday–where I had to be stuck in a whole day meeting…

Let’s ROK!

I have the opportunity to go to this place with my sister come March. But, in order for me to do that — I have to buy my plane tickets AND apply for a visa cos this place requires a visa for Filipinos. Friends know me as someone who is no nonsense when it comes…

Seven Suites Hotel disappoints!

Sometimes, there are things or people that seemed to be pretty and breath-taking on the surface: like your next door neighbor or the guy from the cubicle two steps down the hall. Just when you thought this guy is perfect, along came the reality that he is just as rotten in the inside as he…

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…