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Hot Spring experience in Lembang, Indonesia

Indonesia is well within the Ring Of Fire, it’s no doubt that the country has some really good natural hot springs. While on vacation in Bandung, a friend of mine recommended that we go and visit some hot springs… I was pretty excited… this would be the first… Maribaya Natural Hot Spring Resort So we headed to Lembang area, first impression was… the place looks good… the entrance.. all looking […]

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A visit to the Great Wall of China – Juyongguan(居庸关)

I’ve known the great wall as a young kid…. probably even before I reached 10 years of age…. I’ve always been fascinated of ancient structures… the great wall is a dream come true for me… looking at this place makes me wonder how the people in the ancient times lived and died protecting the walls…. and the unimaginable effort to build to the wall. There are a number of sections/parts […]

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Our Vietnamese Engagement Ceremony

So the day has come to for the engagement.. I’m a bit nervous not because I’m afraid of getting married, but because I’m not Vietnamese…. and as a Filipino, we don’t have a traditional ceremony that has very important rituals that has flows and must be followed strictly according to their culture. Before the engagement day, each family chooses a representative. This person can be a member of the family […]

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Short Trip to Saigon with my parents

Both me and my parents have been to Vietnam a few times… but this is their first time visiting Ho Chi Minh city… a bustling financial city to the south of Vietnam. Arriving late in the afternoon…. we decided to take a rest in our apartment.  For dinner we head to Nhà hàng Ngon This restaurant serves Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai and Western Cuisines…. of course we ordered Vietnamese food….. In […]

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1 Day in Danang, Vietnam

Da Nang is a coastal city in central Vietnam known for its sandy beaches and history as a French colonial port. My Vietnamese friends told me that Da Nang is the most livable city in Vietnam. One of the things I noticed on the first day is the traffic.  Lesser congestion means cleaner air, the roads are cleaner than Hanoi and Saigon as well. Not soo stressfull when going around […]

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My first taste of edible insects

  I’ve heard of some people consuming insects in the past.  When I was around 6 or 7 years old, I’ve heard of stories of some people in the Philippines that in the nearby provinces, they do eat beetles.  They normally add coconut milk and some vegies in it.  Back then… I know I really have try those one day. Walking in the streets of Pattaya Thailand, I came across a […]

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My Saturday Night

Working abroad without your family around can be a bit boring sometimes… not to mention… your girlfriend too… Not sure why…but so far… I’m happy with the way things were….  anyway… most of my friends are probably drinking in some club or pubs in Clark Quay… I on the other had…

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1 Day in Osaka, Japan

Heard the place Osaka in Japan countless of times and I still have no idea what and how the city is gonna be.  My parents who are in their 60s’ dreamed of visiting cities like Tokyo and Osaka.  Seems like Japan was not only cool in the past but in the present as well.  Since we are coming from Kyoto, we have decided to travel there by train.  We found […]

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