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Hello 2019!

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2018 has been a busy year. I stopped writing here mid of last year because I got promoted at work (yay!) but has been really busy.

One of my goal for this year (and was my goal last year) is to write 1 post each week. Last year is also the first time I didn't have a year-end summary. Oh well. Let's  be positive as we welcome the new year.

New Year's Eve I arrived in Canada last 2015 and I spent NYE for 2016, 2017, and 2018 thinking and dreaming of watching the fireworks in Downtown Vancouver. I didn't go those previous years because of the cold and crowd. I told my brother during my first NYE in Canada that we should book a hotel in Downtown where we could see the fireworks, avoid the crowd, and be warm.

Pan Pacific Hotel That dream came true NYE of 2019. Last September, I booked a hotel room at Pinnacle Hotel. However, in November, I learned that the fireworks display won't be visible from any of their rooms which is unfortunate. I, then, called Pan Pacific Hotel …

Food Trip in Kapitolyo: Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina

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There are few good Mexican restaurants in Metro Manila. On top of my list for good Mexican food is Ristras. But after trying out the delicious Silantro Fil-Mex in Kapitolyo, I now have a new fave Mexican place. Why do I love this place?


Delicious Food. From the cheesy and generous meat of the Nachos to the incredibly cheesy quesadilla, and the indescribable and delightful burrito, I am hands-down in heaven during the two hours of eating here.

Food Trip near UP Los Baños: Faustina's and Baan Thai

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It is a given that near most university there would be a lot of great food places! I am so happy that (thanks to +Foursquare) we stumbled upon Faustina's near University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). We were in the area last Saturday (February 22) during +GDG Philippines Campus Roadshow in UPLB.


Faustina's is a relatively small restaurant near UPLB. It serves pizza, pasta, and rice meals. I had pesto pasta (which is my fave pasta - if you've been reading my blog you would see that I keep on ordering this pasta), +Wayne and +Jomar had the pasta with shrimps, and +Reymart had the vegetarian pasta. For sharing, we had shrimp cheese pizza. My pesto pasta was delicious. We were all quiet when the food arrived enjoying ourselves with the particular pasta we ordered.

Food Trip in Kapitolyo: Poco Deli

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I've been living near Kapitolyo for almost three months now.

+Jomar and I had been slowly exploring the food heaven it has to offer. Our trusted guide is our friend +Mitch. She's been staying in Kapitolyo for some years now.

I'll start sharing about my food exploration in the coming days so keep on reading!

Poco Deli - Bacon Slab, Pasta, and Cake I've tried Poco Deli in Ayala Triangle first before being informed that the first branch was actually in Kapitolyo, Pasig. I had dinner with +Jewel, and we discussed life, career, and love over our shared bacon slab and Aglio Olio Pasta. It was delicious!

How to Apply for a South Korea Visa in the Philippines?

This post is one of the most viewed posts in this blog. Please note that I wrote this in 2014 and information may not be applicable anymore. Thank you!

I've been to South Korea last October 2011. It was my first travel out of the country with friends. It was great! This year (2014), Jomar and I with our GDG friends (Mitch, Wayne, and Mama Chelle) are planning to go to South Korea for vacation.

Process of Submission Jomar and I submitted the VISA application requirements last January 29, 2014:
Application FormOne piece of Passport size coloured picture (we went to Picture City and asked for Korean VISA size photo) - this should be attached to your application formOriginal Passport (should be valid for more than six months)Photocopy of Passport Bio-page (page 2)Original and photocopy of valid visa/s and arrival stamps to OECD member countries for the past five years (if applicable, and Korean Visas is not counted)Original Certificate of Employment (with contact number/s & address…