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Taken at: Shizen Ramen in Marikina City, Philippines

There’s a ramen place near our house that I pass by every day. I haven’t tried setting foot inside. Tonight, I was invited by a friend to eat there and I was pleasantly surprised!

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Taken at: Central Mud Area in Boryeong, South Korea

From Seoul, I went to Boryeong to join in the Boryeong Mud Festival. And since it was the weekend, the place was packed! We didn’t go inside the mud area because (1) we arrived at around 2 PM and (2) there were really a lot of people.

It was a fun experience and a different kind of celebration that is by the beach!

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Taken at: Hwaseong Haenggung at Suwon, South Korea

I loved the Suwon palace because it is more quiet and less touristy than the palaces in Seoul. It was also the day that I went to see Kim Yeon Koung play for South Korea.

Fortress Wall


I saw online that the wall of the fortress offers magnificent skyline viewsof Suwon. And I am a sucker for that kind of view. So, I decided to embark on this journey.

That probably means fighting in Chinese because you need a lot of fight in you to reach the top of this wall.

It was a little daunting because of the heat. In winter, I’d probably do this with ease.


They weren’t wrong. It was magnificent indeed. It should be since we’re in the location of the main comman post of the West. And it should have a good view of the surroundings.

Will I be willing to do this again? Yes. If in summer, probably not.

Suwon Hwaseong Fortress

A UNESCO World Heritage site, Hwaseong Haenggung (locally called, meaning temporary palace) is King Jongjo’s tribute to his father who died in a rice box.

It has similar structure to Seoul’s grand palaces. It’s smaller in scale and relatively more quite and more compact. 

I think it os best for people who want a pictorial wearing a hanbok since there aren’t a lot of people.


Fun fact: this palace is also the filming location of the Korean drama Dae Jang Geum.

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Taken at: UnionBank Plaza in Pasig City, Philippines

Yesterday, my colleagues told me that we’ll be ordering Frankie’s today. I immediately decided on getting the salted egg variant. Ever since this salted egg craze hit the Metro and after Frankie’s included it in their menu, I wanted to try it so bad.

To be honest, it did not disappoint. It was on point. The salted egg sauce wasn’t icky and too overpowering. It was the perfect definition of salted egg glazed fried chicken.

Definitely worth the craving!

SEA Games 2017 Ticketing

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On July 4, 2017, the Malaysian Organizing Committee for Kuala Lumpur 2017 has released tickets to 19 sporting events and the opening and closing ceremonies of the South East Asian Games. The games, held on August 19 – 30 this year, will coincide with Malaysia’s independence celebration.

What struck me most is that tickets range from MYR 10 – 20. These tickets are cheap!

What is more important is that most of the sports events are free to the public. I am so relieved because I thought that these tickets would cost me thousands of pesos!

So, if you’re watching the SEA Games this year in Malaysia (like me), you can visit their website (here) or check out the sports events with schedules (here) or directly access the ticketing website (here).

The ticketing website accepts debit and credit card from all countries! See you during the Games!