holidays/special days, life in the Philippines

Post-Holiday: The Gains and Bane of the Christmas Holidays

The Christmas holidays is a “season” in the Philippines. By “season” we Filipinos mean that we start feeling and preparing for Christmas from the first day of the -ber month. September! It is of no surprise when one hears a Christmas carol on the radio on a September 1, a very symbolic welcoming of the… Read More Post-Holiday: The Gains and Bane of the Christmas Holidays

holidays/special days, pinoys in korea

Filipinos at Banpo Hangang Park for the Philippines Independence Day 2016

After the Ballet Philippines cultural treat organized by the Philippine Embassy-Seoul last Thursday, the Korea-based Filipinos were once again treated to the 118th Philippine Independence Day celebration at the Banpo Hangang Park. It was a fun day and seeing Filipinos from all over Korea converge in one venue for a day of festivity was the… Read More Filipinos at Banpo Hangang Park for the Philippines Independence Day 2016

holidays/special days, travel/landmarks

Alpensia for the 2016 Lunar New Year

Although I’ve seen 10 winters already, I haven’t really experienced and frolicked in an abundance of snow. I’ve always wanted to walk in a winter wonderland where snow is not immediately shoveled  out of the way. Of course, I am writing with a very tropical mindset. I grew up in the Philippines, after all, where holidays are defined by… Read More Alpensia for the 2016 Lunar New Year

general tips, holidays/special days

Fabulous Gift Ideas That Will Make Your Mom Feel Extra Special This Mother’s Day

Image found on Flickr With Mother’s day only a few weeks away, shops will soon start filling up with flowers, designer fragrances and boxes of chocolate. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with giving your Mom any of these gifts, they can sometimes feel a little impersonal. While she is probably perfectly happy with whatever… Read More Fabulous Gift Ideas That Will Make Your Mom Feel Extra Special This Mother’s Day