Yee Peng Festival 2016: Of Tangled Dreams and Reality

Yee Peng Festival 2016: Of Tangled Dreams and Reality
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When you have a dream, make it happen. I DID.

The most awaited trip of the year has finally happened. Attending and participating at the Yee Peng Festival was almost a year in the making as I booked my flights to Bangkok as early as December of 2015.

Southpole Central Hotel: Your Strategic Abode in Cebu

Southpole Central Hotel: Your Strategic Abode in Cebu
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Strategically located just a few meters away from the South Cebu Bus Terminal, Southpole Central Hotel was the perfect choice, if taking an early bus trip to popular tourist spots such as Kawasan Falls, Oslob and Moalboal. All of these can be reached via Ceres buses situated at the said terminal.

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Step-by-step Maiko Make-over

Step-by-step Maiko Make-over
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So you’ve read my narrative about becoming a maiko. But one post of my maiko make-over is not enough. Let me give you a peek inside the studio of Gion Aya in Kyoto, Japan.

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Japan Spring Edition: Becoming a maiko

Japan Spring Edition: Becoming a maiko
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The sakuras have fallen in Kyoto. But the bloom does not stop in flowers alone.

In a flick of a brush, the magic begins. I closed my eyes and felt the gentle hands of my make-up artist, Saki, as she painted the white foundation called Neri Shirako (oshiroi) unto the canvas—my neck and face.

Hakuna Matata at The Funny Lion Inn in Coron

Hakuna Matata at The Funny Lion Inn in Coron
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Coron, Palawan is one of the places that I always return to. There’s always something different and something new. Our experience in Coron was one Hakuna Matata! Remember that song?

Hakuna Matata…