TJE 29: The right timing: Obtaining my Open Water Diver’s License

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

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 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