April 03, 2020
Even as a kid, it had always been one of my greatest dreams to visit Japan. I’d always thought it was impossible to ever find myself in the Land of the Rising Sun. However, because of my job as an ESL teacher, I finally got enough support and bravery to apply for a tourist visa to Japan and I enjoyed my first and unforgettable visit to the country as well as meet former Japanese students that had become friends. Here are some tried-and-tested activities to make it easier to plan your trip...
March 08, 2020
Who’s crazy about movies? I am! And I bet some of you are, too. Movies have become people’s favorite entertainment and pastime. It allows us to teleport into different times and places. Many enjoy watching movies. Who does not? I mean, after a long busy week, what can be more fulfilling than slouching on your favorite couch with your snacks while watching a movie? There are many reasons why people love to go to the movies. Two of these are to see it on a big screen and hear it through a...

March 02, 2020
How important are friends at work? At each stage of our lives, we all need a friend or set of friends to be with us-from childhood playmates to high school buddies to college pals. Nevertheless, as we grow older, we tend to grow away from each other. We become so preoccupied with career and adult life and some, if not most of us, move to other cities for better opportunities. In a new place where everything is unfamiliar, stress and pressure become too much. We are surrounded by people every...
October 21, 2019
Breathtaking sceneries, majestic mountains, mystifying falls, and a relaxing sea breeze. Such beauty can be found in Pinamungajan, a place I call home. Located at the southwestern part of Cebu island, Pinamungajan can be reached from different points of Cebu. Reaching the first town gives you the feeling of a perfect rural setting. Streets are not populated with cars and traffic is just a memory. The only thing to see here is the simple life of the locals. Indeed, this is the best place to...

October 20, 2019
What do you do when you have two days off and everyone else is working? Do you grab your bag, take a drive in a car and go to a place where your heart really wants to go? .. Well, that’s not what I do. Some people would think that taking a day off would be catching up, doing errands, and planning for the next week. You probably do more of the following: Watch movies Do the laundry Catch up on work Cleaning Do grocery shopping Go on a trip Some of those things are productive and quite...
October 03, 2019
"Home is where we should feel secure and comfortable." by Catherine Pulsifer. Someone asked me what the definition of the word "home" was. Perfect! It gave me a headache. But, honestly speaking, I know the literal meaning of the word. However, something in me made me ponder the word "HOME". In my 25 years of existence, I've been to different places, met a diversity of people and challenges that knocked me down a thousand times and I’ve also lost someone I treasured a lot. Those were the times...

August 01, 2019
Itadakimasu! (Let’s eat!) Cebuanos never back down without a fight, especially when food is involved. Cebu is not only filled with love by mother nature and the people itself, but we also have different kinds of cuisines to offer for your naive stomachs. You name it, we got it! The food ranges from Asian to Western-style. Be it Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, American, Italian, Mexican --- Cebu restaurants have everything you need to satisfy your cravings and even your...
June 03, 2019
“Why do we read book?”. That is always a question worth asking. But whatever the reason is, we all share the same thing--our love for books. It is always the idea of finding ourselves getting lost inside the pages of the books we read. Whether we want to be the hero or the damsel in distress, there is always that trill of opening a door to another world without moving our feet. There is an endless supply of books in the world, but we have very little time to read everything. And that is...

March 26, 2019
As they say, “Love knows no boundaries.” There is no specific time to show gratitude to people you love. Nevertheless, a much awaited time of the year is Valentine’s Day --- a time when people express their affection towards someone by giving presents and showering them with different treats. In the Philippines, many men and women prepare something special for their significant other. But did you know that in Japan, Valentine’s Day is celebrated in a unique way? This is because it is...
February 24, 2019
For the otakus by the otakus! Finally! After a long and agonizing wait, the Otaku community in Cebu was in for a big treat because of Cebu's premier cosplay and hobbies convention, the Otakufest was on its 11th year this year. Isn't it amazing? Betcha it is! Organized by Otakufest Events Management, Otakufest 2019 offers a variety of signature Otakufest activities like Asian Pop Dance Competition, Japanese Singing Contest, Ramen eating contest, computer games tournament and of course, my...

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