Visayas: random thoughts and a call for help

Visayas – one of three main island groups in the Philippines, the one in the middle, just recently found itself in the midst of a super typhoon called Haiyan (local name Yolanda).  The news that pops up every time I check the internet is just saddening.  Not to mention just a month ago, an earthquake hit Bohol and Cebu, also parts of Visayas. In light of these deadly natural phenomena, I can’t help but recall the nice places I’ve seen in this region.  Random thoughts: Leyte – home of the best Kinilaw I ever tasted (in Ocho Seafood and Grill … Continue reading Visayas: random thoughts and a call for help

TJE 19: Busy.

I never thought I would get so busy at work that I ultimately failed in the resolution I declared in this blog earlier this year.  Get this, since May, I have worked over time almost every day.  And it’s not just an hour or two, sometimes I work over time for 5 hours!  I was so busy that a lot of times I wasted my weekends just because my body is yearning for rest.  Or is it? I admit a lack of inspiration also contributed to the past months absence in the blogosphere.  Anyway, as I have learned in life, … Continue reading TJE 19: Busy.

TJE 17: Back from a big trip + resolution

I just uploaded a video blog shot when I just arrived at my apartment here in Seoul after a two-week vacation.  This is an attempt to start a resolution (which I declare in the video): to be more active in blogging or making videos about travel or some random thought. I want to give more attention to my creativity – something I haven’t given much time to enhance since I focused on being that student who excelled in Math and Science.  The thing is, for a few years now, I feel bored in being too technical.  Although having a Youtube … Continue reading TJE 17: Back from a big trip + resolution

TJE 14: Mom, the Music of the Night and my Musical Addiction

There was not a time I remember in which I provided luxury to my parents ever since I started my career and became self-sufficient. But recently, thanks to a chance vacation, I was able to do so for my mom.  I brought her to experience the Music of the Night. Chuseok, the harvest festival and a major holiday in Korea, gave an opportunity for us working here to have 6 days off from work. I grabbed the chance to take a quick vacation in the Philippines! I’ve mentioned previously that my recent home leave was travel packed, and that I … Continue reading TJE 14: Mom, the Music of the Night and my Musical Addiction