Seoul 2013 || Log #01 || 02 October 2013

(The first part of my travel log series to Seoul, South Korea.) This time last month, my dad asked me if I wanted to tag along with my Aunt & cousin for a short trip to South Korea. Being an enthusiast of almost anything Korean–food in particular, I immediately said yes. Never mind that I’m… Continue reading Seoul 2013 || Log #01 || 02 October 2013

(34th) MIBF: From A First-Timer

New Books
Novels bought: Perfume: Story Of A Murderer by Patrick Suskind, Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. These cost me around P1,500 (Total discount around P400).

On the 34th run of the Manila International Book Fair (henceforth mentioned as MIBF), my friends and I braved Metro Manila’s public transportation during the monsoon season–you could only imagine what the daily commuter goes through every single day. Half an hour and unruly heads of hair later, we arrived at the SMX Convention Center or the “holy grail” of books. … Continue reading

It’s Been 3 Years

It's Been 3 Years

It’s been 3 years since I bought my Instax Mini 7s. Now, everybody seems to have one, or even two. No one seems to be amazed at the sight of this camera anymore. However, on a more positive note, I have more access to the film cartridge refills now. In the past, I had to let someone who was visiting Korea, HK or Singapore buy a box of film cartridge.

If you’re planning to buy one, here are some things to note:

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Caffe Bene Eastwood

What led me to check out Caffe Bene in Eastwood last December 18, 2012 was my preconception of how Koreans take aesthetics and design seriously. From product packaging, architecture, fashion down to plastic surgery, I think Korea is one of the leading innovators of design along with of course, Japan and Sweden. Take for example… Continue reading Caffe Bene Eastwood

President’s Choice Cookies & Cream White Chocolate

It doesn’t take a lot to please my taste buds, so long as odd, gassy aftertastes aren’t involved…that, and exotic food. I don’t think I could stomach having to swallow food which are considered strange (but it’s subjective, really) like snails, frog legs and tongue. People with very discriminating tastes would dismiss this idea that… Continue reading President’s Choice Cookies & Cream White Chocolate

CBTL Philippines’ 2012 Giving Journal and then Some

Around two weeks ago, I completed the 18 stamps required for the Giving Journal 2012. And right then and there, I decided to claim the journal since I had a big bag with me and in order to avoid possible unfortunate events such as losing the card…or completely forgetting to claim the planner. Thank you… Continue reading CBTL Philippines’ 2012 Giving Journal and then Some