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
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?
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
Hurray to another travel video! I’ve been trying to finish travelogues while the internet connection is still super fast. (More on that later.) For the past 3 summers, in 2012 – 2014, I was occasionally wake boarding in the rivers … Continue reading TJE 30: Enjoying the Rivers of Korea
Sticking to my battle against procrastination, I once again finished another travelogue. This is a short video showing how I obtained an open water diver’s license. It had been my dream to obtain a certification in SCUBA diving since trying … Continue reading TJE 29: The right timing: Obtaining my Open Water Diver’s License