Monday, September 28, 2015

The Nippon Series - Kyoto Day 1

Well hello there! It has been ages since I posted on my first love - my blog. I'm assuming you missed me. Yes? Even a little bit? I'm sure you do. Hahaha! I miss writing too. Sorry in advance as I was stuck in the real world pretending to be an ex-mermaid. What? Hiccups, yes but I'm definitely back to share my fashion, travel, food, and lifestyle happenings. Hope you're still here with me. Pretty please? :)

I'm sure looking at the photos you already know where I have been. This was February 2015, the week of my birthday, in fact Winter of this year. It's very obvious with the clothes I was wearing that it was frozen cold. But that didn't stop me from showing you what Kyoto can offer. 

If you are a lover of culture, then Kyoto is the best place for you to see.  This place was once the capital of Japan. You'll see hundreds of all sizes of Buddhist temples, lovely gardens, enormous imperial palaces, majestic Shinto shrines, and traditional wooden houses. 

Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of the most breathtaking shinto shrines I've seen in Kyoto. It consists of numerous torii gates placed on top of a 233-meter sacred mountain called Mount Inari. This was built as a place of worship and respect where Japanese pray for good fortune.

If you're planning to go to Kyoto soon, this place is a must-see and experience. See more detailed information on the helpful links below:

P.S. If you want to see the place in Winter of next year, make sure you're wearing comfortable and thick clothes for the temperature goes down up to -8 degrees celsius. For affordable, fashionable, and fits-the-weather clothes make sure to visit the Zalora Pop-Up Store now.

What I wore:

Scarf and Hat - Cotton On
Hippie Skirt - Forever 21
Manic Panic Hair Dye - Funkystreaks
Purse - Coach

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Smurf in Beijing

Gahhh! I'm still overwhelmed that finally for the love of travel I saw this country! (insert party poppers and drum rolls please) If you're wondering where this is, the title says it all. :)

It's been a really hiccup preparing for the trip and for the visa application. I'm not sure if you guys know but the Chinese Embassy is very strict on the requirements they needed from foreigners especially to Filipinos. Too bad for us. :(

But after every effort comes the rainbow! This was my first ever Winter experience and I'll tell you it was freezing -8 degress celsius! I felt what frozen meat feels like. hahaha! As in sipon mode and naninigas na ung toes and fingers ko! 

If you're planning to visit Mainland China and you have questions on where to visit or how to apply for the Chinese visa, feel free to comment below and I'll try my best to help you out.

What I wore:

Hat & Scarf - Cotton On Singapore
1460s Cherry Red boots - Dr. Martens Philippines
Leather gloves - H&M Philippines
Manic Panic Rockabilly Blue hair color - Funky Streaks

Friday, October 10, 2014


I can't believe I survived this wondrous Mountain! Repeat to self, 100x! This trip was the longest I've ever experienced by land. Can you believe it was 12 hours?! Huwaaat! Yes, congrats to my ever dependable legs and my tummy that didn't fail me on those peak hours. Gaahh!!

My experience was really thrilling and over-the-top. For most of my friends who know me, I'm not a super nature geek or an adventurer that people expect me to be. But yeah, I'm definitely a nature lover who appreciates scenery.  I'm in love with the cold and dreary weather that Sagada offers. Most especially, I'm happy with the restaurants/cafes that they have from right to left. You have a lot of choices when it comes to food and drinks. And they are best known for their yogurts and lemon pies. 

If you're the hardcore mountaineer, this is your Mountain to conquer! I definitely suggest for you to visit Sagada ASAP. If you're an adrenaline junkie who loves caves, falls, mountains, and nature as a whole, Mt. Province is the best place for you to see. 

Please note that there will be a lot of hiking/trekking so be sure to bring your comfortable shoes. Plus, it's several degrees lower here so you'll be happy to bring your sweaters and bootsies. 

If you're wondering where we stayed, feel free to look for Sagada Homestay. They have the best view in town! I love their wood houses and their special bonfire hangout for guests. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Hooray for South Korea!

I thought I could never visit this place, like never. But when you wish hard enough and you put everything in mind to make it happen, it does happen. I still can't believe I'm back in Manila! Those 7 days were my dreamland memories. It made me realize how behind our country is when it comes to technology, transportation, communication, etc. 

What I love about Korea besides its fashion sense, is their weather. Currently, it's Summer in Seoul and the temperature runs from 19 degrees celcius to 25 degrees celcius. You'll feel the sun, but there is this cool breeze from the wind that makes it refreshing. I so wish we can have that kind of weather here in Manila! I guess that's the reason why Koreans have great skin. Hmph! So jealous!

Most of the photos were taken from the temples/palaces/villages we've visited. It was so amazing to look at them because their inside the busy city and they were able to preserve their culture and heritage. Most importantly in Korea, it's a safe place to travel and live.  You don't have to check your bag/purse once in while to check if everything is still there. Thank God! 

I'm so fulfilled and thankful that I was able to visit Seoul. It was worth the time, effort, and money. I'm definitely going back when it's Fall season! 

Before all the excitement went through, yes, you're seeing it right! I'm a purple-headed Grimace! Hallo! What do you think about my new hair color? :)