Ilocos Region, Philippines – Photo Diary Part II

It’s been a year since I, with my family, explored the Ilocos Region, Philippines. I can vividly remember how we rode the extremely cold sleeper bus for the first time and endured an almost 10-hour long trip. I’ve been to Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte a long time ago  but I didn’t mind traveling back there to … More Ilocos Region, Philippines – Photo Diary Part II

The Secrets of a Modern Mermaid (featuring Anda, Bohol, Philippines)

“Music saves the soul.” Play softly while you read. She worships the euphoric sun and weeps with the melancholic rain. She spends her days staring at the infinite ocean and listening to the crashing of waves. She is made of sand and water; she is meant to swim away unreservedly. She is the island and … More The Secrets of a Modern Mermaid (featuring Anda, Bohol, Philippines)

History, Culture, Religion – Temples and Streets of Kyoto, Japan Part 3

“Music saves the soul.” Play softly while you read. Kyoto, Japan is one of the most interesting cities in my bucket list waiting to be stricken off, which I finally did last November of 2015. I took the Shinkansen from Odawara (the nearest bullet train station from my hotel in Hakone) and arrived Kyoto late in the afternoon. I … More History, Culture, Religion – Temples and Streets of Kyoto, Japan Part 3

Tokyo Autumn Trip in a Nutshell (Photo Essay), Japan

Tokyo was my last leg of Japan trip last November 2015. I must say that it is the liveliest city I have visited in this East Asian country. With the energetic nightlife, hustling and bustling streets with busy professionals walking to and from work, delectable cuisines, I can compare the city to Singapore and Hong Kong … More Tokyo Autumn Trip in a Nutshell (Photo Essay), Japan

Nostalgia – Coming Back to my Home Town and Enchanted Kingdom – Laguna, Philippines

My most favourite place on earth during my early youthful innocent years, Enchanted Kingdom, the theme park in the town I used to live in, has been one of my most joyful day-long refuges where I balanced my teenage negative outbursts and acquiescence, tried to forget a superficial young romantic love that failed, and developed a gradual but deep-rooting friendship with the people now … More Nostalgia – Coming Back to my Home Town and Enchanted Kingdom – Laguna, Philippines

大阪への小旅行 (A Short Trip to Osaka) – Japan

” Music saves the soul.” Play softly while you read. After my 3-day roaming in Kyoto (including Nara), I headed to Osaka to satisfy my curiosity on how the city looks like. My planned trip in Honshu island’s commercial center is only for a night and with the limited time, I had to skip a lot of attractions Osaka … More 大阪への小旅行 (A Short Trip to Osaka) – Japan

4 Attractions You Would Love to Photograph in Chinatown, Singapore

“Music saves the soul.” Play softly while you read. Chinatown, located in the Outram District, is one of the most visited spots in Singapore. From shopping, to stuffing yourself with delicious local food, to temples and chic shophouse architectures, I think Chinatown is one of the trendiest neighbourhood in the country. A day of walking around the … More 4 Attractions You Would Love to Photograph in Chinatown, Singapore

New Year Dive – Anilao, Batangas, Philippines

It was the 1st day of 2016 when I thought of starting the new year with a dive adventure. The underwater world has given me the inexplicable calmness I crave, my way out to temporarily escape the bustling and hustling corporate concrete jungle. I thirst for the slow movements of the “zero gravity”-like universe while I … More New Year Dive – Anilao, Batangas, Philippines

Kyoto Autumn Foliage

“Music saves the soul.” Play softly while you read. The real motivation of my visit to Kyoto late November last year was to see the enchanting fall colors of Japan. The stunning photos and travel blogs I’ve browsed before my trip left me in so much awe and made me want to see the autumn foliage in person … More Kyoto Autumn Foliage

History, Culture, Religion – Temples and Streets of Kyoto, Japan Part 2

“Music saves the soul.” Play softly while you read. Kyoto, Japan is one of the most interesting cities in my bucket list waiting to be stricken off, which I finally did last November of 2015. I took the Shinkansen from Odawara (the nearest bullet train station from my hotel in Hakone) and arrived Kyoto late in the afternoon. I … More History, Culture, Religion – Temples and Streets of Kyoto, Japan Part 2

History, Culture, Religion – Temples and Streets of Kyoto, Japan Part 1

“Music saves the soul.” Play softly while you read. Kyoto, Japan is one of the most interesting cities in my bucket list waiting to be stricken off, which I finally did last November of 2015. I took the Shinkansen from Odawara (the nearest bullet train station from my hotel in Hakone) and arrived Kyoto late in the afternoon. I … More History, Culture, Religion – Temples and Streets of Kyoto, Japan Part 1