A bit more than a year has passed since I shared about my coffee aspirations. So what happened? Let’s just say that the journey has not been smooth. I had a recent trip to Baguio, as I sought inspiration to … Continue reading TJE 40: Seeking Coffee Inspiration
Sometimes, we tend to look too far out that we ignore treasures nearby. This couple of short trips was all about that: adjusting the focus to see closer objects. Or, basically fitting trips within our hectic schedules. Pagsanjan Falls … Continue reading TJE 39: Looking Closer
Caffeine Did you think of coffee right after? No surprise there, coffee is the main source of that unregulated stimulant. I was first drawn to coffee by the need to stay awake. However, I realized there’s more to it than … Continue reading TJE 38: A New Journey
How much can you fit in two weeks? It’s a challenging question when planning a road trip in the USA. By the end of February 2015, I left Seoul, Korea, after deciding to take an opportunity in my home country. … Continue reading TJE 37: USA Take 3: Seashore to Lakeshore
Japan occupies a special place in my heart since it was the very first country I visited, it wowed me in so many ways, and basically the over-all experience living there was great. My cousin convinced me to join them … Continue reading TJE 36: A brief rendezvous with a dear country
Cagbalete is an island off the coast of Mauban, Quezon, in the Pacific Ocean. I went there about two weeks after visiting Boracay. There was a stark contrast between the two islands: Boracay is commercialized, while Cagbalete is raw. However, … Continue reading TJE 35: A paradise in danger before popularity?
So… 10 months ago, I went to Boracay for the first time. When I was traveling the Philippines frequently with friends, back in 2009, we avoided Boracay. That was because we were aware that it’s commercialized. Anyway, I thought of … Continue reading TJE 34: What’s up with Boracay… Really?
It’s been a week since I returned to the Philippines to stay indefinitely, probably for good. For the first 3 days, I got to have an unplanned out of town trip to Subic – awesome! I missed such trips, … Continue reading TJE 33: A series of unfortunate events in my transition
I am leaving South Korea very, very soon – in just (a few) hours. And I thought I’d post one more before surrendering my alien registration card to the immigration officer. For about three years and seven months, I was … Continue reading TJE 32: 8 Things I will miss in Seoul and South Korea in General
I am delighted to finish another travel video! This is probably my favorite here in Korea: going to Jeju, Busan and Geoje in 6 days. It was tiring, yes, but worth every bit of energy. It’s a good thing I … Continue reading TJE 31: Finding Beauty in the South of South Korea