Monday, November 21, 2016

Batangas 2016: Mt. Pinagbanderahan (Gulugod-Baboy)

Early this year, I started my travel journey in hiking at Mt. Gulugod-baboy (Mt. Pinagbanderahan) in Mabini, Batangas. I am sorry but I am not a big fan of hiking really. But I don't know what kind of spell that my colleague did to convince me to go with them. Hahaha. 


Friday, August 5, 2016

La Union 2015: La Union

La Union is a province located in Region I (Ilocos Region) and known as the Surfing Capital of the North.

Last October 2015, we visited and explored this province. It was also our anniversary trip with my Bosslove :) (Yiheeeeee). We went to Partas Bus Terminal in Pasay and hopped in bus going to Abra. We bought ticket for 12:00 midnight trip. :)


Saturday, July 2, 2016

Journey in Japan 2015

It's been almost a year since I went to Japan. Even today, my memories are still clear. Every places I've been, every food I've tasted, every people I've met. Everything! Until now, I just can't imagine I set my foot in everyone's dream destination. And I am so blessed that Japan is my first ever country I visited. :)



In this post, I want to summarize (and reminisce) my journey in this beautiful country. :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Japan 2015 Series: Osaka

Osaka is a designated city in the Kansai region of Japan. It is the capital city of Osaka Prefecture and the largest component of the KeihanshinMetropolitan Area, the second largest metropolitan area in Japan and among the largest in the world with over 19 million inhabitants. Situated at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, Osaka is the second largest city in Japan by daytime population after Tokyo's 23 wards and the third largest city by nighttime population after Tokyo's 23 wards and Yokohama, serving as a major economic hub for the country. (Wikipedia)


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Japan 2015 Series: Nagashima Spaland (Kuwana, Japan)


Nagashima Spa Land is a major amusement park in Kuwana, Mie Prefecture,Japan. It features several roller coasters, thrill rides, and kid rides, a giant Ferris wheel, and a water park. As of 2012, Nagashima Spa Land is the 18th most visited amusement park in the world. (Wikipedia)

We went to Nagashima Spaland in Kuwana for Maiki's pre birthday celebration. It took 2.5 to 3 hours drive to Kuwana from Omihachiman.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Japan 2015 Series: Fukui


Summer is one of my favorite season of the year. I am lucky to experienced this twice last 2015. In Japan, summer season begins from last week of June to August (if I'm not mistaken). I am so glad the the MG group invited me to their Fukui trip! 

We slept over in Kuya Roger and Ate Annabel's house. We woke up early and we are ready for beach! It took 2 hours drive from Omihachiman to Fukui. 

Mostly, the beaches in the Philippines have nipa huts or cottages whether private resorts or public beaches. Unlike in Japan, they do pitch tent and set up big umbrellas with folding chairs!



Sunday, February 21, 2016

Japan 2015 Series: Kyoto


Kyoto is one of my favorite tourist spot in Japan. I saw some Filipino celebrities posted on their IG account the famous Fushimi-Inari Taisha. I just told myself before when I go to Japan, I will surely the Fushimi-Inari is on my list. And when I had a chance to go to Japan last 2015, I was blessed that finally, I set my feet in this amazing place. 


Fushimi Inari Taisha is the head shrine of Inari, located in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The shrine sits at the base of a mountain also named Inari which is 233 metres above sea level, and includes trails up the mountain to many smaller shrines which span 4 kilometers and takes approximately 2 hours to walk up.
This popular shrine is said to have as many as 32,000 sub-shrines throughout Japan. (Wikipedia)
After we took our lunch in Nara, we hooped two trains going to Kyoto.


Monday, February 1, 2016

Japan 2015 Series: Nara Park



At last, my series Japan blog post is activated. Hahaha! This past few months, I’ve been through a lot of stuffs. Back logs pa more. Hahaha! Well, here’s my Nara Park photo blog.

Nara Park (奈良公園 Nara Kōen?) is a public park located in the city of Nara, Japan, at the foot of Mount Wakakusa, established in 1880. Administratively, the park is under the control of Nara Prefecture. The park is one of the "Places of Scenic Beauty" designated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Over 1,200 wildsika deer (シカ or 鹿 shika) freely roaming around in the park are also under designation of MEXT, classified as natural treasure. While the official size of the park is about 502 hectare, the area including the grounds of Tōdai-ji, Kōfuku-ji, andKasuga Shrine, which are either on the edge or surrounded by Nara Park, is as large as 660 ha. (Wikipedia)

We rode train going to Kyoto then another train to Nara. It was the first time I rode train in Japan. Hahaha! It was amazing! 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Japan 2015 Series: My Epic Arrival

It took a while to post my Japan trip. Honestly, I have no idea how to start, how to categorize etcc… (excuses, hihi) Here it goes :)

 I couldn’t imagine that a simple, corporate employee/slave (charot) who earns only more or less 15k, and  few debts (credit card, housing loan etc.) like me had a chance to travel in Japan, hihihi. I am lucky that surrounded by loving and generous people whom treated me like their own family. I will take this opportunity to thank the family who helped me with the documents and opened their beautiful house for me to stay in Japan for 15 days, Mizutani Family, and to those people I met and became my friends.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

How to get Japan Visa (with Guarantor)

Travelling in Japan is everyone’s dream. Two years ago, I was planning to go there but for some reasons, it did not push through. But an unexpected opportunity knocks three weeks ago! With the help of my friend who’s residing in Japan, my dream to go to Land of the Rising Sun will finally come true! Forever will be grateful to her as well to her family! And the highlight, it’s my first time to travel abroad! Yey!



Saturday, June 6, 2015

Marinduque 2015

Marinduque is an island province of  the Philippines located in Region IV-B. And known for low crime rate province line with Batanes because of peace-loving locals :) (and it's my 34th province! Yey! :) )




Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Laguna 2015: Taytay Falls

Taytay falls (or known as Majayjay falls) is one of the famous falls nearby Manila. It is located in  Majayjay, Laguna. The falls is also known for its cold, clear and clean water. 



Monday, April 20, 2015

Siquijor 2015: Siquijor


Hello SIQUIJOR! My 33rd province! Yey! Siquijor is the 3rd smallest island in the Philippines, after Camiguin and Batanes. It's also called the "Isla del Fuego" of the Spaniards because from afar, the island glow which came to the fireflies that gathered in molave trees during night :) And also, the province also known for sorcerer and healers :)

Thursday, April 16, 2015