Photography · Places

Lotus Lantern Festival 2016

Namyangju, South Korea — May is filled with exciting holidays and festivals in Korea. To name some: Canola and Rose Festivals, Children's Day, Parents' Day, Rose Day and Teachers' Day. Out of those several special occasions, we were able to visit Bongseonsa Temple (봉선사) for a religious festival. It was a good timing that our… Continue reading Lotus Lantern Festival 2016


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 · Personal

Of 14ths and Chocolate

How Koreans (and Japanese) celebrate Hearts Day aka Valentine's Day is quite different from how the Philippines and many parts of the world do. In Korea, it's the best day for the ladies to "confess their affection" through giving chocolates or small tokens to the guys they admire. The guys then, reciprocate that affection after… Continue reading Of 14ths and Chocolate

Personal · Places

DIY Hand Mirror in Bukchon

1 Aug 2015 | Seoul, South Korea — Bukchon Hanok Village, literally means northern traditional village, is situated between Jongmyo Shrine and two famous palaces namely Gyeongbuk and Changdeok. Most visitors and tourists merely take photos at this very spot of the famous traditional village but rarely grab the chance to experience handicraft-making programs and workshops.… Continue reading DIY Hand Mirror in Bukchon

Food and Drinks · Personal

Happy Pepero Day

South Korea — 해피 빼빼로 데이~ Aside from Valentine's day and White day, today marks another sweet occasion especially for high school students and couples. Today, Korea celebrates Pepero day. If one haven't heard about Pepero, it's a pretzel covered with chocolate, white or dark, almonds, melon or strawberry produced by Lotte. It can be compared to Japan's snack… Continue reading Happy Pepero Day


Korean Class at the Multicultural Center

Seoul, South Korea — Multicultural center in Korea offers many free services including marriage counseling, training support for employment and teaching the Korean language to foreign spouses and children. Danny sent me off a bit early on my first day of Korean lessons at a multicultural center in our area. Upon arriving at the assigned floor of… Continue reading Korean Class at the Multicultural Center