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Hawaii Trip (November 24 to December 2, 2015)

| December 17, 2015

  This list fulfills a number of things: 1. remind me what we did during our trip, 2. serve as a suggestion of things to do/eat/whatever if anyone else is planning a Hawaii vacation, and 3. satisfy my love for lists, (or listing, if you may). So here is the itinerary (possibly incomplete but the [...]


| 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 [...]


| February 18, 2014

A friend will be visiting Shanghai for a few days in March and asked for recommendations. I thought it would be great for my list to serve a double purpose so I’m also posting it here. I will preface this list with a disclaimer: There are many interesting places in Shanghai and I’m bound to [...]

Weekly Gratefulness List (January 19 to 25, 2014)

| February 12, 2014

Second half of our trip to Cali. Cali = still warm = still good! Highlights: Santa Monica Pier. A bit crowded but it’s interesting and pretty so worth a visit. Beaches! We went to Malibu and Venice, and they’re both nice in different ways. Griffith Observatory. I like!! We went during the day time. I [...]

Weekly Gratefulness List (January 12 to 18, 2014)

| February 11, 2014

This week was the first part of our Cali trip. Cali = warm = good! A big thank you to A & D for letting us tag along. Highlights: The Getty Center in LA. I liked it a lot! Dinner meet up with V at Costa Mesa, who unlocked the badge of being our friend [...]

Our Trip to Bicol!

| December 23, 2013

One day, G saw a picture of the Mayon Volcano and asked when we would be going to see it. Although my Amah was from Bicol and we do still have family there, I had not been to the region for more than two or three times in my life. We needed to remedy that. [...]

Weekly Gratefulness List (December 1 to 7, 2013)

| December 10, 2013

–PEN Conference. It was nice to see old professors and classmates in a literary event. Some of the pictures we took are here. –I found this blog entry which made me super happy! –finished two books: “Drop” by Mat Johnson (It was just ok. G hated it. Haha!) and “America, Here I Am!” by Maria Eden [...]

Hong Kong Trip

| November 27, 2013

This trip was not our honeymoon, no matter how many people think it was. It was not. It just wasn’t. Now that we have that out of the way, yes, we enjoyed it, thank you very much. One of the things we like most about traveling is the excuse to eat eat eat, which we [...]

China trip (Day 4 – Ningbo)

| October 16, 2013

Oh it’s cold! One good thing about the cold weather is I get to wear what I like to call my “fall fashion.”   So all covered up, we set out to look for some food. On our way, we came upon a bike-renting service.   Since we hadn’t been good about eating our veggies [...]

China trip (Day 3 – Xiamen to Ningbo)

| October 15, 2013

Because this was a travel day, I hardly have anything to report other than that the Xiamen North Railway Station was super nice! Huge and clean and new. Like an airport, basically. The train we were on was likewise very new and clean, and we had ample legroom despite just booking second-class tickets. For RMB50 [...]