Sakura Season

Exactly a year ago, my friends and I had our first sakura experience in Osaka-Kyoto-Nara. We were there from March 26 – April 1. In Osaka, sakura is in full bloom around first week of April so were quite early, hence there were some trees which only have tiny flowers or even buds. Still, we…

Quick Getaway

What happens when your friends have varied schedules, commitments, workloads and you want to get together?   The easiest activity to organize is to have dinner somewhere. But that wouldn’t work for us because we have different shifts. Next option, have a staycation. But being the grannies that we are, the ending is that we’d…

Mc Asia Travel

Sure, tasting the traditional dishes each country has to offer is a must in every travel, but I also find it a must to try what the local McDo has put on market. Mc Donald’s has evolved its basic menu of burgers and fries to cater to the food preference of each country where it…

Meeting the Lunch Lady

Six months ago, I went to Ho Chi Minh for the weekend. Why only for the weekend? Well, I just moved to a new company and I’m saving up all my leaves for other trips. While waiting for my ex-officemates finish their Cuchi Tunnels tour, I met with another former colleague who is now based…

A Cloudy Day

A cloudy day is exactly what we are looking forward to during our Sagada trip last January. This is more of an impromptu trip, over a week prior to the event, a friend just asked me over dinner if I wanted to join. Being the “kaladkarin” that I am, I said “Ok sure!”. A few…

Exceeding Expectations

I’m keeping my expectations low, I said to myself. Many say Jakarta is more or less like Metro Manila, so for me well, sights probably won’t differ that much. Also, I really didn’t know about Jogja or Yogya to some. My friend just asked me to come with her, since she has been to Jakarta…

Ekstra Pedas

Ekstra pedas means extra hot in Bahasa Indonesia. From my recent trip to Jakarta and Jogjakarta in Indonesia, which was actually my first time in the country, I have had my fair share of traditional and contemporary Indonesian fare. Many know about Beef Rendang, potentially Indonesia’s version of our very own Mechado or Caldereta, except…