life in korea, photography

Fall Foliage

My home country, the Philippines, is a tropical country. We don’t see the earth change its hues. We witness the magnificent sea shores and delight in every summer’s warmth. We feel like cuddling not because of winter’s chill. Instead, the raindrops give us enough reason to bundle up. I love it and take comfort in the steadiness… Read More Fall Foliage

books, current events, life in korea

Pediatric Dental Needs: Yonsei University Dental Hospital

When my Firstborn, LeRuof, was a toddler I used to bring him to a neighborhood dental clinic here in Dohwa-dong, Mapo-gu specializing in pediatric dentistry. It was not really pleasant for my little one. The clinic had a typical ppali-ppali (hurry) culture and it was absurdly expensive. Fortunately, the 2 boys acquired a positive attitude towards… Read More Pediatric Dental Needs: Yonsei University Dental Hospital

life in korea, Philippine Women's Club / The 601 Habit, photography

A Photo-shoot Experience for the Kids at Kumkang School

Our March Give-Back Project for the kids of Kumkang School was energy-consuming. The activities were facilitated by our very own Seoul-based Filipina stage-actress, Cherish Maningat. Last month, our April 26 activity with the kids was “Creative Portrait”. This activity aimed to know the kids a little bit through their drawings so we asked them to… Read More A Photo-shoot Experience for the Kids at Kumkang School

books, life in korea

Result of the Kumkang School Experience: Reading “The Aquariums of Pyongyang”

After our first Give-Back session with the kids of Kumkang School, the thought about North Korea and the children of the defectors from North Korea has stuck in my Firstborn’s mind. While we were browsing for some books to buy at the YP Bookstore in IFC Mall, he suddenly blurted out, “Mommy, you should read… Read More Result of the Kumkang School Experience: Reading “The Aquariums of Pyongyang”

life in korea

South Korea’s Halmonis

I saw this old South Korean woman gathering edible plants in Namsangol Hanok Village last Sunday.   This was a random shot… but it immediately brought back to mind what I have always thought about South Korea’s older generation. This is the generation that drove South Korea to its economic progress. This is the generation… Read More South Korea’s Halmonis