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Seoul: Haneul Park

At the highest plateau of Seoul’s World Cup Park sits Haneul Park, a former landfill turned ecological park. We came at the best time, apparently. In autumn, the fields are covered in tall miscanthus even taller than Rg. They sway with the wind and shine with the sunset as they…

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Past/Present

Ever found yourself in a situation where you’re itching to do something but you don’t exactly know what? Just when I thought I’ve been doing quite well recently, I curl up at another unexpected moment. I’ve been trying to train myself to anticipate these things, but it seems like I…

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Aum by Paul Syjuco

I was the first to arrive at Paul Syjuco’s exclusive launch at Manila Pen. I rarely attend events, but I love presentations and intimate lunches like this one because I can take my time to really familiarize myself with the products and the people who worked hard to create them….

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Seoul: Anthracite Coffee Roasters

Here’s another cafe that’s worth the offbeat trip – Anthracite Coffee Roasters in Hapjeong. Once a shoe factory in the early 1900s, this cafe kept its cool industrial vibe and just added a warm rustic charm with specialty coffee and some of Seoul’s tastiest treats. On the second floor are…

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Seoul: Daelim Museum Café

It seems like every corner of Seoul has a hipster cafe concept waiting to be discovered. If you find yourself going around the area of Gyeongbokgung Palace, make sure to check out Daelim Museum and the Daelim Museum Cafe. I wasn’t able to take too many photos because the place…

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Seoul: Bear Cafe

A quiet escape in the middle of a bustling city, Bear Cafe is definitely one of the best in Seoul. The combination of traditional 70-year-old Hanok exteriors and modern, minimalist interiors will make your trip worthwhile. I was so intent on visiting Bear Cafe even if it was a little…

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Seoul: Haneul Park

At the highest plateau of Seoul’s World Cup Park sits Haneul Park, a former landfill turned ecological park. We came at the best time, apparently. In autumn, the fields are covered in tall miscanthus even taller than Rg. They sway with the wind and shine with the sunset as they…

Seoul: Anthracite Coffee Roasters

Here’s another cafe that’s worth the offbeat trip – Anthracite Coffee Roasters in Hapjeong. Once a shoe factory in the early 1900s, this cafe kept its cool industrial vibe and just added a warm rustic charm with specialty coffee and some of Seoul’s tastiest treats. On the second floor are…

Seoul: Daelim Museum Café

It seems like every corner of Seoul has a hipster cafe concept waiting to be discovered. If you find yourself going around the area of Gyeongbokgung Palace, make sure to check out Daelim Museum and the Daelim Museum Cafe. I wasn’t able to take too many photos because the place…

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Past/Present

Ever found yourself in a situation where you’re itching to do something but you don’t exactly know what? Just when I thought I’ve been doing quite well recently, I curl up at another unexpected moment. I’ve been trying to train myself to anticipate these things, but it seems like I…

Dining at Denny’s McKinley

Old habits die hard. I made Denny’s a daily habit when I was in Vegas some time ago (I went everyday for 4 straight days!). Being familiar with the quality of Denny’s in the US, I admit I was a little skeptical when I first heard they opened here in…

Relaxed Weekend with Chichay the Shih Tzu

Finding magic in seemingly ordinary moments! Our usual Sunday routine of visiting our families (and our dogs) was met with very promising behavior from Chichay, Rg’s family’s resident shih tzu slash ball of fluff. It’s not always about looking fancy 24/7, or living a glamorous life. If the simplest, most…