Must be fate then. Read on.


| February 25, 2014

After posting my Shanghai recommendations, I’ve been requested to write a Beijing one too. Unlike my Shanghai post, this list will be short and sweet. My Beijing stint was brief (two months), and I stayed mostly in a training camp that was in the outskirts of the city, so I did not really feel like [...]

Weekly Gratefulness List (October 20 to 26, 2013)

| November 15, 2013

–Second week of China trip covering the tail-end of the Kunming leg and Shanghai! (Shanghai posts start here.) We missed Shanghai and it was so good to be back. Once again super grateful to friends who went out of their way to make our visit as good as it could be, opening their homes for [...]

Weekly Gratefulness List (October 13 to 19, 2013)

| November 15, 2013

–First week of our China trip covering three cities: Xiamen, Ningbo, and Kunming. And so much to be thankful for: the friends we visited and welcomed us into their homes, the yummy food, the sights… For a more detailed description, read all about our China trip beginning from this post. Thank you! More please!!  

Weekly Gratefulness List (October 6 to 12, 2013)

| November 8, 2013

–home sweet home from Palawan. No matter how good a vacation gets, it’s always nice to come home. –start of China trip! And how can one come home if one never leaves? Off to another trip! If you’re curious, documentation for our China trip starts with this post. Thank you! More please!!  

China trip (Days 12 and 13 – Shanghai)

| October 26, 2013

I’m afraid that our last couple of days in China were spent running errands therefore nothing spectacular to report. We managed to squeeze in some simple yet pleasant moments though such as walks in the park, checking out malls and shops, trying out random street snacks. The weather was glorious–sunny but not hot–so even just [...]

China trip (Day 11 – Shanghai)

| October 24, 2013

Aside from revisiting our old haunts, we have some errands to run in Shanghai. A quick visit to the notary public and my old office took care of most of that. Visiting government offices in Shanghai is generally painless. One needs to wait for half an hour to an hour in a nice and clean [...]

China trip (Day 10 – Kunming to Shanghai)

| October 23, 2013

Ahh to be out of the perpetual rain in Kunming and be in sunny Shanghai! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love Shanghai! The minute we touched down, I felt a sense of relief wash over me. I realized this feeling was reserved only for places I consider home. Familiar territory! [...]

China trip (Day 9 – Kunming)

| October 21, 2013

We decided to take it easy today. We started by hanging out at a cafe near Yunnan University. We had coffee and pizza while we watched people go about their business. The all-cheese pizza was yummy.   V flew back to Xiamen today so we went to see her off at the bus station. We [...]

China trip (Day 8 – Kunming)

| October 21, 2013

We started the day looking for food streets. We found some and ate whatever interesting snacks we encountered. I didn’t take any pictures of the food because it was hard to eat and walk and take pictures at the same time. I might not be good at multitasking after all. These are some of the [...]

China trip (Day 7 – Kunming)

| October 19, 2013

Yesterday was not as cold as I feared, which was good. We started to day by wandering around our area and found a nice little market. We bought some baozis for breakfast and made a mental note to go back and try the noodles from another stand. Here’s the market.   We then proceeded to [...]