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    Taipei (April, 2016) Day 3: Jiufen, & Ximending

    Jiufen gives off its own calming charm as a tourist destination being ways away from the bustling and busy city center of Taipei. Similar to Tagaytay in the Philippines, Jiufen is situated in a…

    August 13, 2016
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    Taipei (April, 2016) Day 2 (Pt. 2): Huashan Creative Park & Shilin Market

    Continuing on from Part 1 of my Day 2 blog post, we headed to Huashan Creative Park after our nap time (the 1-2 hour nap time I mentioned in Part 1. lol!). This time, we…

    July 29, 2016
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    Taipei (April, 2016) Day 2 (Pt. 1): Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall & Addiction Aquatic

    I think because we visited an art center (I ended up taking pictures of EVERYTHING hahaha!) on this day, I ended up having to divide our Day 2 into two parts! Not to mention,…

    July 23, 2016
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    Taipei, Taiwan (April, 2016) Day 1: Taipei 101, Birthday Lunch, and Ximending

    I’d have to say that, out of all my travels, my trip to Taipei has been the most gastronomical of all. About 80% of our trip comprised of visits to famous night markets, restaurants,…

    July 16, 2016
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    Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji

    Hi, everyone! Continuing on from my Nihongo Introduction Post, I’ll discuss with you the basics of hiragana, katakana, and kanji. For those of you who have no idea what these words mean, basically, these are…

    July 8, 2016
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    Nagoya, Japan (Feb., 2016) Makeup Haul

    For those who don’t know, I am actually extremely biased towards Asian makeup brands. I’ve had my fair chances of hoarding them during my trips to Korea, and Tokyo during the past few years, and…

    July 2, 2016
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    On Learning the Japanese Language (Nihongo) in Manila, Philippines : An Introduction

    こんにちは! 今日、私は日本語を学習について話します!   Were you able to read the characters right on top of this? (If you were, let me know in the comments section down below!) I feel like there are tons of weeabs like…

    June 23, 2016
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    Nagoya, Japan (Feb, 2016) Days Six-Seven: Nagoya Port + O-su Market + Nagoya Airport

    Last days in my Japan trips always leave me feeling a bit down, but at the same time, extremely pumped up to maximize my remaining days in the country. At this time, I felt like…

    June 18, 2016
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    Nagoya, Japan (Feb, 2016) Days Four-Five: Nagoya Castle + O-su Market + Narita Shrine + Little World

    I tend to forget how different it feels like to step into a place of historical significance. Though, heritage and conservation wasn’t exactly my specialty back in architecture college days (I took Environmental Management…

    June 4, 2016