Renovated, The 1985 Cafe

Quiet and tastefully rustic, the 1985 Cafe was renovated to fit-in black wooden bookshelves armed with manga comics and Haruki Murakami volumes. Upstairs, I was wowed by the tatami corner in replacement of the red telephone kiosk.

A day in the life of an English Teacher in Vietnam

What’s life like after CELTA? Friday is more like my Monday. It’s busy with two classes, cooking baon for the weekend, and the routinary house chores. But today is rather easy-going. I started off lazily at half past nine with the sun shining at its peak already.  Growing up, I’m unlikely to get excited aboutContinue reading “A day in the life of an English Teacher in Vietnam”

It’s never too late to cook!

…my kitchen was as busy as the famous ‘pho’ stall on the street. I could smell the chicken broth with it’s fume gliding against the cupboard and into the exhaust fan. While am waiting for the tinola to cook, I polished the floor and did the dishes, ninja style. Then, I had a little sip of the broth after it boils. Perfect, I said, and felt my stomach growl. I hope she will like it.

Renewal of lost passport

You’re away from your country of origin and you lost your passport? Here are the procedures to obtain a new one. Note: Costs mentioned here are for Philippine passport holder. Requirements and steps are most likely the same for all nationalities. (a) Fly back to your home country and apply for a new one asContinue reading “Renewal of lost passport”

Passport hiccups and a forced “hero”

Losing a passport. Has it ever happened to you? I pray not. We all know that the process of replacing it is daunting. It would cost a lot of money and most especially—precious time and effort! It’s like a disaster. All your travel plans will crash down right before your eyes the second you foundContinue reading “Passport hiccups and a forced “hero””


Velkommen! Bienvenido! Chào mừng! Willkommen! Mabuhay! Welcome to my blog! I’m a newbie blogger. I wish to travel the corners of the world, see God’s  magical works and share it with you…through my eyes. I reblog posts that caught my heart and I fancy writing stories for the weekly writing task. I also write my wonderfulContinue reading “Welcome!”

{Reblogged} Old & Wise

Originally posted on Amsterdamming:
Whenever I look at the photos I`ve been taking throughout the years in various places, I notice some recurrent themes. Although I don`t particularly intend to photograph one subject or another, there are definitely some things that get my attention more than others. One of these recurrent themes is old people.…

The Feast of Unleavened Bread

Today, Nisan 1, 5774 I was listening to the Seer attentively. Crouched down, with my old pen and steno notebook on my lap, I am writing down the major points of what he have said about an eventful day in history—when suddenly, everything started to become alive and moving and very fascinating. Midnight (5774 yearsContinue reading “The Feast of Unleavened Bread”

Prepping for CELTA

My CELTA adventure is getting closer to a reality. Preparing for it though is not a piece of cake. My late nights were engrossed in reading the CELTA trainee book, which I have had to purchase at, along with a couple of supplementary books they have recommended, after giving up on Recto, National Bookstore, PowerBooks, Booksale toContinue reading “Prepping for CELTA”