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… 

Memorable Trips of 2014

Memorable Trips of 2014
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“Back to reality na naman bukas,” said someone after our tour.

“Ito po ang reality namin,” I replied.
That was the same statement that I used to say years ago. Travel is like a dream and facing the daily grind is the reality. Before, traveling meant escaping the stressful work to find happiness. But then I realized, life is short to be lived in misery. So I took that leap to the risky yet exciting world of business.  I live and breathe travel. It has been my life ever since I left the corporate world.

Foodtrip 101: Surigao City’s places to eat

Foodtrip 101: Surigao City’s places to eat
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A happy tummy means an unforgettable trip. Food makes or breaks a trip. Yes, for us, it does affect our trip.

In Surigao City, we had a great time eating at the places that have been recommended by Pinoy Travel Bloggers,  Ms. Nathalie Penados of the Chronicles of My Wandering Soles and Mr. Ricky Amores (who are locals of Surigao City).