en route to Summer Sonic

August 28, 2017

When we found out that Foo Fighters was gonna play in Japan (one of my most favorite countries in Asia!), we instantly said YES. As we have been to Tokyo already, we decided to visit the other cities in Japan as well. So from Osaka, we took a bus to Kyoto, then a bullet train to Yokohama, which is just a train ride away from Tokyo. Definitely a fun week in the land of efficient transportation, delicious food and beautiful gardens and temples 🇯🇵

A few tips for some easy traveling around Japan:

✔️ Rent a Pocket Wifi or in our case, since we have our own pocket wifi, we just purchased an internet SIM card in the airport. Yes you can find free wifi in Japan but having sure connection wherever you go makes it so much easier especially if you need to check google maps for example.

✔️ Get a PASMO card which you can use for the train, bus and even to buy stuff. Before leaving Japan, you can dump all your coins and top up your PASMO card (which you can use on your next Japan trip).

✔️ The iced latte in convenient stores are so good and cheap. Better than the lattes in most Japanese cafes, in my opinion.



August 7, 2017

Been busy lately but now that I have a bit of time on my hands, here’s a short post about our trip to Sorsogon last May, Summer of 2017.

My friends and I stayed in a nice hotel called Siama. The aesthetic is quite nice, well thought of with a modern and sophisticated touch. However, the service was shit (just to put it plain and simple). Would have been nice if they had trained their staff well, better yet hire a hotel management consultancy. Though their breakfast spread was good so we were thankful and happy for that.

Sorsogon is a few hours away from Legaspi so it’s really quiet and serene. Nothing much to do here so a 1 to 2 nights stay will suffice. We checked out the islands and that was really nice — do rent a boat and bring your own food and bev (better if you can borrow a cooler from someone). We also visited the Fish Sanctuary and did the Fire Fly River Tour.

It was a good break from the city and I enjoyed spending quality time with my friends from Grade School. We have grown and somehow outgrown each other but when we got together, I realized that true friendships never end. These girls will always be special for me 💜


The Philippines is soooo beautiful and Sorsogon is just one of the lovely places you could see and visit in this great country.

So cheers and ’til my next island vacay! 👋🏼


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