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

A Flower Child’s Playground – Kampong Glam, Singapore

“Music saves the soul.” Play softly while you read. A friend asked me what’s my favorite place in Singapore. It took me a while to ruminate and respond “Haji Lane” with a smile. We firstly met in Piedra Negra so I guess I gave an honest answer. . Hehe. . Kampong Glam has been known as the … More A Flower Child’s Playground – Kampong Glam, Singapore

Sapporo Bird’s-Eye View at Mount Moiwa, Hokkaido, Japan

From Hokkaido shrine I took the local city tram in Sapporo for the first time. I just followed where google map suggested me to go but I didn’t realized I needed to hop on the free shuttle bus to Mount Moiwa a few blocks from the tram station where I alighted. I waylaid another old … More Sapporo Bird’s-Eye View at Mount Moiwa, Hokkaido, Japan

Perceiving Quietude – Hokkaido Shrine, Sapporo, Japan

After my trip to Shiroi Koibito “Chocolate Factory” Park, I had lunch at a supermarket nearby the Miyanosawa station. When I felt satisfied of the meal in bento, I took the train towards the Maruyama Station for the next attraction in my list – the famous Shinto sanctum in Sapporo – Hokkaido Shrine. Hokkaido shrine … More Perceiving Quietude – Hokkaido Shrine, Sapporo, Japan

Friendship: An Important Relationship When All Else Fails (featuring Gardens by the Bay, Singapore)

“Music saves the soul.” Play softly while you read. Bing and I have known each other since we were 7 years old. We studied and grew up unto beautiful swans in the same alma mater in Laguna, Philippines from Preparatory up until 4th year highschool. Our younger sisters are friends with each other too. We parted … More Friendship: An Important Relationship When All Else Fails (featuring Gardens by the Bay, Singapore)

Finding Willy Wonka – Shiroi Koibito Park, Hokkaido, Japan

Shiroi Koibito Park is one popular attraction in Sapporo, and yes, it is a chocolate factory. The reddish edifice from the outside has more interesting facade once you enter the front gate – more like the exteriors of European castles  from the cartoons I used to watch in my childhood. The theme park is most … More Finding Willy Wonka – Shiroi Koibito Park, Hokkaido, Japan

The Streets of Sapporo Central, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan

“Music saves the soul”. Play softly while you read. From Furano, I have travelled back to Sapporo, Hokkaido’s largest city and one of Japan’s most populous metropolis – far from Furano and Biei’s laid-back rural ambience. I was standing all through out a little over one hour journey from Furano train station to Sapporo and … More The Streets of Sapporo Central, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan

The Enchanting Landscapes of Biei, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan

“Music saves the soul.” Play softly while you read. During my search of attractions in Furano and Nakafurano, Biei has caught my attention when I saw astonishing landscape photos after clicking “images” tab in Google search. And since I’m already near the area, I didn’t want to miss the chance to see this. My Furano … More The Enchanting Landscapes of Biei, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan

Rainbow in the Fields – Furano/Nakafurano, Hokkaido, Japan

“Music saves the soul.” Play softly while you read. 🙂 When was the last time you did something for the first time? I feel like I’m always in need of something new, imagining myself to be in some place new. I’d like to believe I’m trying to engage myself on things I’ve never done before. I don’t … More Rainbow in the Fields – Furano/Nakafurano, Hokkaido, Japan