Friday, November 01, 2013

Thank You Buzz Korea

i can't believe i won in a contest. and not only just won but the second place! and i love the prizes!

 yes, they are psy products. i'm not a big fan of psy but i have to admit that the items are cute.

but what made me like, i mean love my prizes more is the instant camera! it had been a dream of mine since i was a kid to own a polaroid camera. yup, that's the reason why my first digicam's brand is polaroid. hehe. that's why i'm very thankful to buzz Korea.

 and look! the instax pictures have designs.

i really appreciate my gifts. the pictures i have taken, i post them in the psy notebook that i received.

yes, i super love these gifts. again, thank you buzz korea. i also suggest you visit that website, coz besides of the cool events that they have, you would learn a lot about korea and get inside tips from people who visited the country already :)

Sunday, October 06, 2013

A Day in the Park

i have never written in this blog about my visit in korea. i had posted about kpop and food but the places i have visited, not yet. as much as i love hongdae (i always stay there) or dolce vita, or any other place in south korea, i'll start with Yeouido Park. if you are to visit korea, i really recommend that you also visit a park. 

so what's good about Yeouido Park? it's a park in the middle of the government and banking district of seoul. it's a big place that would really be nice to stroll around or to have your exercise.

the funny thing when we visited, there are cats that kept on following us.

it even posed for a picture when i tried to took a picture.

then you can pass this informative tunnel..

and when you go out the other side of the tunnel.. wow! the view is simply breathtaking

near here, you can put locks also just like in Namsan Tower.

or just simply sit there and enjoy it as a swing.

and if you're lucky, you can watch some events there

all i can say is you can simply relax and enjoy your stay in the park.
remember, even if you're traveling, you still need to stop and relax. you'll enjoy your vacation  more. :)

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Liar Game

Liar Game..

my favorite japanese series. it's a different kind of series not your usual story. it will make you think and be confused. it's not a lovestory but a mind game.

anyway, akiyama is a psychologist who brought down a networking company before. and nao is an innocent girl who asked for his help for this game.

for all the liar game series and the new movie ( with a new girl lead), the girl lead would always ask the help of akiyama. but along the way, when the game is getting really tough, they would doubt him and not follow him.

well, it just made me think about my faith. i would always ask God for His help. sometimes it's really clear on what He wants me to do. but it's not my comfort zone, it's an answer i am not used to, and when life is getting really tough, i would abandon Him. i will not follow Him. i would think of "something better/solution", but in the long run, i would realize that everything would be easier if i just followed Him. i may not know the reason but He knows the game plan, i just don't follow it.

just like nao in the series, akiyama wouldn't tell her his game plan. even if akiyama's game plan seems stupid but in the end, nao will just realize, he is right all along. why did i not just follow him?

it really takes faith to trust.

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Binondo Food Walk

for her birthday, my friend Son wanted to go around binondo and have a food trip. eating and trying out their specialties. so we did just that. but we started late (after lunch) coz i still had some errands. we tried out different dishes and they were all good. and they're not expensive. there were four of us, tried out 10 food i think and spent only around P1,000. coz we started late and we were really full, we were not able to go to some other places so there'll be round 2 (hopefully). but here are the food that we tried:

Tasty Dumplings - Porkchop Noodles, Spareribs Noodles

Porkchop Noodles
 they're really tasty. i think they're really known for their porkchop coz every table has an order of porkchop, but some has rice with it. we had noodles with it. the porkchop was separated from the noodles unlike the spareribs noodles. i know why their porkchop is famous. it's yummy.
but if i have to choose between porkchop noodles and spareribs noodles, i choose spareribs noodles. for me, it's tastier.
each noodle costs P115

Sincerity Restaurant - Sincerity Fried Chicken
sincerity fried chicken

for us, it tasted like chowking's chinese-style chicken. but since that's one of my favorites in chowking, then i also like this chicken. hehe
sincerity fried chicken: half - P150; whole - P300

Shanghai Fried Siopao

obviously, we bought fried siopao. but they also have other goods to sell. for just P16, it has full of meat. it's worth your money. this is the only take-out i bought, and when i brought it home and heated it with oven toaster, it still tastes good

Dong Bei Dumpling

of course, when you talk about chinese food, dumplings should be included. this store offers different kinds of dumplings but basically the ingredients are the same. hehe.
you would also see how your dumplings are made

basically that's our food trip and also halo=halo somewhere. hehe

what's also nice about binondo is that you can find cheap gigantic vegtables on the road. here's an example of a giant ginger that my friend bought

at least now, my memories of binondo is not only the dentist (that was there my dentist was before) & my dad's office before but now also foodtripping in binondo :)

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

2012: Fangirl and Reunion Year

honestly, a lot of things happened in 2012 most of them happy memories because of fangirling and re-acquaintance with friends and family. that's why it's fangirl and reunion year.

i had been fans of others before, but it's with bigbang that i had been a very big fangirl. and if you've read my past posts, i have been a fan of kpop & kdramas and coz of this i have met some cool people. in a way they helped in unleashing the fangirl in me.

as early as february 2009, i have blogged about my love for bigbang. and of course when they finally came here, i just have to watch their concert. so october 24 is the highlight of my year. it is the concert of bigbang here. highlight not only because i've waited for years for me to watch them but as early as april, we are already trying to find ways on how we can get good seats (no, i didn't get the tickets for free, no discounts even but it's okay). and seeing them just few steps infront of me and them smiling at me personally.... *faints* no i didn't faint in the concert, the ticket is too expensive for me to waste on fainting moments. hehe.

here are some pictures i took of the concert (except for those with me of course), and i have to make it fast coz of some technical problems. sorry

reunions with:
  •  family - it's my cousin's wedding so our relatives who are already based in another country went back and the wedding was held in bohol. bohol is a special place for us cousins since that's where we spent our childhood Christmases
  • childhood friends - these are the friends who saw me and who i saw in diapers. again, it's because of a wedding
  • friends: spammers, bld, angels, econsoc, etc - it's like i saw my friends more this year compared to last year. and went on a trip with some of them
  • philippines - honestly, i feel like i've reunited with my country again. after 4 years i've been to a lot of places here and also discovered new ones. it's not as much as my trips before but it still means a lot to me