Personal · Photography

Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall

South Korea — Wow! I can’t believe it’s almost a year since I moved in. Some friends asked which season is the best time to visit. So, I decided to compile all my snapshots of the four (4) beautiful seasons in this album. I’ll start with summer. Summer here isn’t different with the Philippines except… Continue reading Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall


Canola Festival 2016

Busan, South Korea — Before leaving dynamic Busan, Danny and I visited Daejeo Ecological Park (대저생태공원) for its annual canola flower festival held every mid-April since year 2012. It took us about 25 minutes to go in and find a parking spot. But, the queue was all worth it. The park, situated along Nakdong River, was… Continue reading Canola Festival 2016

Food and Drinks

Brunch at Brunsweek

Busan, South Korea — I was craving for pancakes that first morning in Busan, and I told Danny that I can even settle for Mcdonald’s. But since we were at Gwangalli Beach (광안리해수욕장), there were plenty of restaurants around. So, we walked by the seashore, from the hotel to the end of the beach, trying to… Continue reading Brunch at Brunsweek


Gwangalli Beach

Busan, South Korea — Gwangalli Beach (광안리해수욕장) is known among locals and tourists for its fine, white sand. It’s the second most renowned beach next to Haeundae Beach in the dynamic city of Busan. Danny and I were fortunate enough to book a room at Bridge Hotel, across the famous Gwangan Bridge (광안대교) despite the typhoon-like… Continue reading Gwangalli Beach


Daegwallyeong Samyang Ranch

Pyeongchang, South Korea — Many Koreans make it a tradition to look forward to first sunrise of the year, even if they have to travel far to the east side of the peninsula at midnight. Fortunately, Danny and I were given an opportunity to take a break on the last day of 2015. We thought we’d spend… Continue reading Daegwallyeong Samyang Ranch

Photography · Places


This week’s photo challenge by the Daily Post: Opposites When tradition meets modernity, then you get Hwasong Fortress in Suwon (수원 화성 [유네스코 세계문화유산]) – a UNESCO world heritage site. Address: 910, Jeongjo-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do Operating Hours:  Summer season: 09:00-18:00 Winter season: 09:00-17:00 Directions: Get off at Suwon Station (Seoul Subway Line 1). Take Bus 2, 7, 7-2,… Continue reading Opposites

Food and Drinks · Places

Lunch at Gwangjang Market

Seoul, South Korea — Gwangjang market (광장시장) is known as the first traditional market in Korea and popular among locals and tourists. It offers Korean snacks and street food one could think of, such as soondae, tteokbokki, odeng, mandu, jokbal, etc. on its ground floor and various choices of fabrics and linens which are situated on the second floor.… Continue reading Lunch at Gwangjang Market