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Wingardium LeviOsaka

I’m not going to lie: one of the biggest highlights of my 10-day Japan trip was stepping into Universal Studios Japan’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I know that’s pretty lame considering I’m in freakin’ Japan, but it’s the truth and I’ve got no reason to deny it. I wish I could put to words…

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February 13, 2016 — “What are men to rocks and mountains?” – Elizabeth Bennet, Pride & Prejudice (1813) I kept quoting this line from Jane Austen while walking towards the crater of Mount Pinatubo. What are men, in fact, when faced with the violence, indifference, and majesty of nature? Of course, I take the word…

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Cruise with Me, Baby

Blogger’s Note: This post is dedicated to those who bothered to click and vote for my “Jumping for Joy” entry and to Star Cruises for picking it out of the Top 10! :) (And to my mom most especially, because without her winning face, I might not be writing this entry in the first place.)…

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There are jobs that (thankfully) need a willingness to travel, and I am not only willing, I am eager. Iloilo is a city found in the Visayas region. It’s famous for its people, who are said to be malambing (affectionate). I mean, even if they’re upset, they still talk rather sweetly. As I was on…

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Bittersweet in Palawan

It’s been a while since my last family vacation, so this trip to Puerto Princesa, Palawan was such a treat. Four days, three nights with my funny family? Where do I sign up? Best family trip to date in my book. Puerto Princesa is known as the City in a Forest, and our temporary home…

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