Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Korea Day 1

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It was my first time going to Korea last April and the first thing that surprised me was the weather. When we arrived at around twelve midnight, it was freezing! I was literally shivering while walking down the streets. Coming from a country that is scorching hot throughout the year, my body is not very used to the cold. Luckily, I packed a lot of jackets to keep me warm for the entire trip. During the day, the weather was perfect, it was like having air-conditioning outdoors. When night time came, that's when it got chilly. After a while, I got used to it and was enjoying every second outdoors! Now I'm wishing that the Philippines would have the same weather!

Here are photos from our first day. (Click the button below!)

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Sakura Season at Tokyo Bubble Tea

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The first time I saw cherry blossoms was during our trip to Korea last month. According to our tour guide, the peak bloom of cherry blossoms only lasts a week and there's no knowing when exactly it happens every year. Although we arrived a week after the peak of the blooming, there were still lots of cherry blossoms to be seen! They transformed roads, buildings, and houses into a (light) pink wonderland! I actually thought (and I think some of you do too) that cherry blossom trees are only found in Japan, I didn't quite expect to see them in Korea as well lol. Apparently, you can see them in a lot of other places.

It was just very timely that a week after I came back from Korea, I was asked by Tokyo Bubble Tea/Honeybee Patisserie to celebrate with them the Sakura (which means 'cherry blossom' in Japanese) season. In honor of the cherry blossom festival, Tokyo Bubble Tea developed Sakura-flavored milk shake and milk tea, as well as the Sakura Mango Roll. Honeybee Patisserie is also expanding from just a traditional dessert store to a full-blown restaurant and is currently cooking up lots of new dishes to add to their menu.

Friday, May 2, 2014

The Mind Museum Second Anniversary Celebration

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I enjoy going to museums, especially science or history museums. Number one on my wish list is to visit the the Museum of Natural History, mainly because I saw it on the movie, Night at the Museum (lol), and found out that they had real T-Rex bones on display. Well, since I was a kid, I've always been interested in dinosaurs (I even considered being an paleontologist when I grew up). Until now, my fascination with them hasn't wavered and soon found myself getting excited when I heard the news about The Mind Museum opening in Fort Bonifacio. A complete set of T-Rex bones would be on display, and even if it was just a replica of the real thing, my heart skipped a beat when I heard about this! I can't believe it has been two years since it opened its doors to the public.

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