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


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


Korean Folk Village

Yongin, South Korea — Ever wonder what Korea and Koreans’ typical lifestyle were like in the old days? Way before cellphones and internet were invented, they enjoyed the outdoors and established numerous customs and traditions. Korean Folk Village (한국민속촌) depicts how simple the life of Koreans was in the past. It is also the filming location of few… Continue reading Korean Folk Village

Food and Drinks

Sulbing Dessert Cafe

South Korea — Bingsu (빙수 / shaved ice) is a common snack in Korea, especially during summer season. This is the equivalent of halo-halo in the Philippines. The difference between them is that bingsu could be just with anything, from red beans to coffee to cheese or green tea. There are plenty of cafes across the… Continue reading Sulbing Dessert Cafe