Hey HK 2017!

I resolved to be more punctual this year. Good thing I didn’t set a deadline for this travel post. πŸŽ€ it’s always the start of the rest of your life β€’ http://wp.me/p28hEi-254 #HK2017 #travel #hk #fam . . . . . Music: Funk City by Reatch https://soundcloud.com/reatch Creative Commons β€” Attribution 3.0 Unportedβ€” CC BY…

College Graduation!!!

Well here’s a long overdue post. Last May? 2016, I graduated from college with a Bachelor’s Science in Biology. I’d like to thank my mother, fam, friends, thesis partner, professors and the UP Manila community at large. And, of course, the Filipino people. I didn’t post about it so much because it wasn’t the end-all…

Australia 2016: #LifeDownUnder

AUSTRALIA. What can I say? From efficient transportation to a hint of the great wild, everything’s within reach when you’re in the Land Down Under. I love both Melbourne and Sydney (with Melbourne taking the lead). It’s easy to go around either city, and there’s no end to the attractions you can go to. You…

Food: Angeles x Clark

{ Mila’s Tokwa’t Baboy | Cafe Fleur | Jangsoo Korean Restaurant | Hues at Park Inn by Radisson Clark | Patchawaran’s Thai Restaurant } Thank you to everyone who made this food trip possible: my mom (technically the birthday celebrant), my brother (the driver), my sister, and our generous and lovely tita b and ate…

i miss

life, nostalgic. i’ve been stuck in manila for what feels like weeks

i’ve been hit by the hallyu fever

and I can’t get up. (I blameΒ The HeirsΒ for the storm that followed). A couple of weeks ago, I caught a scene ofΒ The HeirsΒ on a local TV channel (it was a Filipino-dubbed version). I can’t remember the exact scene anymore, but I remember finding it outrageously dramatic or something. And given all the free time I…

Jari in EK: Red, queues and the Montys

  xxx Happy birthday again to my cousin! And thanks for the whole day treat. It was awesome. I have so many other blog posts planned out, but somehow this came out first. And a belated greeting: have a happy Chinese New Year! Follow me on Instagram! ( x )

Jari x 2015

Fifteen minutes to the new year. Time for a 2015 recap! People x ArtΒ x Travel xΒ Advocacy x People This year, I learned that relationships don’t always have to be quick and intense, or (conversely) slow-burning and infrequent to be sustainable. I found my time occupied by new and old friends I somehow managed to not…

five-minute word vomit

i’ve been planning gifts this holiday season, and it was a revelation. i found that there were only 16 people i loved enough to spend for. the rest of my ‘close’ friends, and everyone else who fit into some other social niche i can’t explicitly label in this blog –given this blog’s audience– do not…

Crafts: DIY Wired Flower Crown

Prepare yourself for the most unhelpful do-it-yourself blog post ever! Just kidding. Note: This DIY post is for the resourceful and for the impulsive. I wasn’t really planning to do a flower crown last Saturday night, but I ended up making one for no reason at all (???). And since I didn’t exactly prepare for…