Fun fact: In Vietnam, they call the Vietnam War the American War and that makes perfect sense to me.
A compilation of videos W and I took during our last trip to Vietnam. W is getting really good with editing our travel videos. The song is Imagine Dragon’s On Top Of The World. Cheers to more trips and more videos!
A compilation of videos I took during our previous trips to Bangkok edited by W. The score is Young Folks by The Kooks. Also, we’re leaving for a weeklong trip to Vietnam in a few days so yay! Be a friend and watch the video below. Heh.
Moving is a great way to declutter! We’re in the midst of moving apartments and so far we’ve given away two garbage bags filled with clothes and various small appliances. We must’ve gotten rid of about half of our apartment’s contents and it made me realize that we don’t really need much to be happy. Yesterday, I found an old laptop behind my bookshelves. The laptop has a broken hinge and busted batteries. I can’t turn it on and I don’t want to donate an old laptop that hasn’t been wiped clean of my personal details. There’s also no way I’m gonna spend money to have it repaired so I thought that I’ll just have fun and destroy it.
At first I was thinking of throwing it tacsiyapo style against a wall but that’s just like five minutes of fun, tops. I’ve never seen the inside of a laptop so we took it apart out of curiosity. I’m amazed that we were able to take it all apart with a screwdriver, a pair of scissors and some elbow grease. By the way, did you know that the screen is made out of sheets of plastic?
This week, the Philippines was hit with a 7.2 magnitude earthquake. The provinces of Cebu and Bohol were badly affected, with photos of torn roads and destroyed churches circulating social networking sites. I’ve visited Cebu and Bohol last year and both are amazing tourist destinations. I remember Bohol for its pristine white beaches, centuries-old churches, the world famous Chocolate Hills, and the most awesome tour guides I’ve ever met. Cebu, on the other hand is synonymous with lechon for me. In fact, the most popular post on this blog is about Cebu’s lechons.
Speaking of lechon, Indonesia has its own version of the roast pig called babi guling. They say that the best babi guling can be found in Ibu Oka in Ubud, Bali.
Today I discovered the good x cheap Chek Hup coffee of Famous Belgian Waffles. For a casual / social coffee drinker (I don’t need coffee to start my day), the Chek Hup coffee was so awesome that I want to book a trip back to Malaysia to look for it and quit being a casual / social coffee drinker. The last time I felt the need to start my day with a cup of coffee was when I was in Singapore and had breakfast almost every day at Good Morning Nanyang Cafe.
We stumbled upon Good Morning Nanyang Cafe by accident, we were craving for kaya toast and the small cafe was right by an exit of the SMRT in Chinatown. I Googled it when we got back to our hotel and found out that it’s considered by many as one of the best kaya toast in Singapore. Cheers to accidental good food finds!
We are suckers for little, quirky hotels when we travel. On our latest trip to Bangkok, we booked a hotel in the Pratunam area, home to Bangkok’s biggest shopping centers.
Herro from Hotel Kimberly in Tagaytay! Here’s a short video we made earlier today starring my baby brother, David. (My sister calls him Divad.) Thank you to W for editing it!
I had a recent conversation with a friend who is looking for a hotel resort in the Philippines that has a private plunge pool, a jacuzzi / hot tub, and is on the beachfront. (Hit me up if you can recommend a place.) He said he found one in Bali but he doesn’t want to go there because of all that he has read about their tourist scams. I’ve been to Bali last year and we also fell prey to some of these tourist scams. Bali is beautiful but I don’t see myself coming back there soon because of some greedy Balinese.
I have a post about getting ripped off in Bali and I included our experience of almost paying Rp. 150,000 for a Rp. 15,000 ticket in Tirta Empul Temple. These are some of the photos I took of the temple, it’s one of the most beautiful temples I’ve been to while traveling. It’s a shame that they have a crook at the ticket counter of a temple famous for its holy water and purification.