Thursday, November 15, 2018

Ipoh: An Underrated Old Town in Malaysia

As I got lost on the charming narrow alleys of the city's old town, I kept on telling myself on why we haven't been to Ipoh yet considering our countless Malaysia getaways. I could imagine myself spending a lazy afternoon on a café, or beer shack, tuck in the middle of this laid-back district to people-watch. And we will definitely do that one of these days, because Ipoh deserves more than just a daytrip.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Guest Post: 5 Reasons Why Davao is an Ideal Place to Live In

Davao is a bustling city reminiscent of Metro Manila with its huge shopping malls, numerous restaurants, and skyscrapers. But what makes it a good place to live in is that you can escape the busy and fast-paced city life and enjoy quiet moments in its nature parks and beautiful islands that are literally minutes away from the city center. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Malaysia: Dorsett Kuala Lumpur

The plan was to go out for a drink after a full day of touring around Kuala Lumpur. The group marched its way to the nearby Bukit Bintang area and settled on one of the bars at Changkat. Our supposed one round of beer session ended on an all-nighter bar-hopping spree. We went back at Dorsett Kuala Lumpur at three in the morning and collapsed on our beds, three hours shy before the buffet breakfast starts.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Malaysia: Revisiting Kuala Lumpur

Being our favorite gateway to­­ the world, Kuala Lumpur has become our most visited city outside the Philippines. Let's just say that me and my buddy did a lot of three-day layover stints in KL that we thought we knew its every corner and street. But no, each visit is as unique as exploring a new place and Malaysia’s national capital city gets more interesting every time we go back. Suffice to say, it's one of our favorite cities because of the food and numerous little adventures we always have here.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Bali Diaries: Babysitting our Moms

“When you get older, it’s not about what you did that you regret, it’s what you didn’t do.” – Grace Slick

I may not have the sweetest and most picture-perfect relationship with my mom but I always make every effort in pursuit of her happiness, especially right after my dad passed away eight years ago. So each year, I promise myself to take her to somewhere she’s never been to. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

How to Apply Japan Tourist Visa in the Philippines

*Updated September 9, 2018*

This post has been updated with additional narrative on how I got a multiple entry visa on my second application and how my mom (a senior citizen) got her visa for the first time using my documents as her guarantor, all in just two processing days.

Japan has always been a dream destination for some Filipinos. Whether it’s because of animė or ramen, it’s always included on their bucket list because of its close proximity to the Philippines. I have applied for a Japan Tourist Visa under the category of Visa for Tourism (No Guarantor) and thankfully, I was approved. Check out my easy breezy application with some tips on how to ace it.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

How to Apply Korean Tourist Visa in the Philippines

*UPDATED: October 2, 2018*

It was last July 1, 2018 when the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Republic of the Philippines issued a new process of visa application for Philippine passport-holders. Check out this article for more details.

Applying for a Korean Tourist Visa in the Philippines is fast and easy if you have all the requirements needed. Months ago, I was confronted by my first ever visa application, and gladly it was a success. Best thing of all was that the application itself was absolutely free!