Sunday, May 10, 2015

5 Favorite International-based Bloggers

It`s been a while since I posted my 5 favorite Philippine-based bloggers here in the blog. If you didn`t check it out yet, you can read it HERE. For this post, I would like to share my favorite bloggers from any part of the world, not  in particular order though. I guess many of you know these bloggers, so high five for that! We`re in the same circle.

@mariannnan. She is a 24 year old fashion blogger from Helsinki, Finland. Almost 199,000 followers in Instagram. I love her blog. You can read it HERE. From her classic, cool, and clean fashion taste, to her beautiful pictures shared on the blog, up to her travel stories anywhere, I envy her. One of my girl crushes. "If I were a boy..."(insert my shameless singing here...)

@brunetteblogging. She is Kim Siroyt blogging at Brunette Blogging from Belgium. Currently has 1,746 followers in Instagram. She is a fashion blogger who also travels often. I also like her traditional sometimes preppy sometimes chic sometimes boyish fashion taste. Also, I want to experience where she travels. Hoping soon...

@flyingfashionblogger. Shalane is a flight attendant of KLM Airlines slashed fashion blogger based on Utrecht, The Netherlands. I love her travels around Europe and backpacking trips around Asia with her boyfriend which is a KLM Airlines pilot. What a perfect pair, right? Currently, she has 8,581 followers in Instagram. She is also in Bali, Indonesia with her boyfriend right now. Makes me wanna go back to Bali. Let me be, please!? Make time to visit and know more about her fashion styles and layover trips in The Fashion Moodboard.

@worldofwanderlust. When I encountered her blog, World of Wonderlust in Bloglovin`, I immediately fell in love with her travel blog. Almost I read all her post about solo traveling around the world, tips and advices in traveling, hotel reviews, etc. The girl behind this blog is Brooke Saward from Tasmania, Australia. She has 153,000 followers from around the world in Instagram. By the way, she published her first book, The World of Wonderlust Story. I so envy her life now, a full time traveler and every now and then she is in this part of the world. How I wish to be like her... Sponsors, sponsors, notice me, notice me... LOL.

@handluggageonly. I guess all the first four bloggers are girls, so for now, let me introduce to you my 2 thorns among the roses favorite bloggers. They are UK travel bloggers Yaya and Lloyd from Hand Luggage Only. Instagram followers are 3,016 people. They are traveling every part of the world with just their backpacks, thus, Hand Luggage Only was born to share their expereinces. I discovered their blog in Bloglovin` and I am glad I found their blog. Their posts are so informative, photos are in high-quality and the places they`ve been to were all awe-spiring. I hope I can fill my passport with all those immigration stamps around the world just like these two lads.

That`s it for my 5 picks bloggers around the world. Who are yours? Feel free to share it.

PS: Photos are grabbed from theirr respective blogs.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Unplanned Visit To Nagoya Castle

It was Golden Week here in Japan last week. Since I can't enjoy the holiday due to work, I went outside together with the sister one afternoon during my usual day off. Without planning where to go, we decided as fast as we can where to go near the area. I wasn't able to visit the famous castle of Nagoya since I've been here and the sister also, it was decided then. Nagoya castle, here we go!

From Nagoya, take the Higashiyama line to Sakae and change trains to the Meijo line and drop at Shiyakusho station and exit and at Exit 7. Upon exiting, just a small walk and you're right there.

The place is open 10:00-16:30 amd the last admission is 16:00. We arrived at the place 15:00 so we only have a hour and a half to tour the area, we should be fast and hurry to climb the 7 floors of the castle.

The admission fee is 500JPY for adults. We were welcomed by this person and took a photo with him. Then move on to the castle. There's no so much picture in here since I wasn't able again to bring my camera and since I was not in the mood to take pictures with the iPhone6, I was only able to shoot these pictures. We will be back soon to share more good pictures. For now, please be patient and I hope you will still enjoy these unjustice pictures.
From here, you can see the castle in different angles with some selfies in between. LOL.
Button-down: Clef de Sol from Japan
Top: H&M
Pants: Uniqlo
Sneakers: Puma
Watch: Timex
Backpack: Jansport

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Project 17 of 365: Sakura Hanami 2015

Weather is grey and rainy these past few days up to now, but thankful for a good weather last Saturday, I was able to watch the sakura in full bloom in one of the most popular places when it comes to sakura watching in Japan. Went to Kakamigahara, Gifu for their sakura festival. The place was crowded, many food stalls to choose from, many people were laying their mats below those sakura trees and had BBQ while watching the beauty of those blooming flowers. As usual, sakura will leave you in awe. Always. Period. I've seen it more than once but I can't get enough of it. It's been my 4th year experiencing the sakura season and still, it feels like the first time. By the way, here are some photos for you not to drool for but in able for you to see its beauty even if you cannot make it to Japan to experience it. I brought my camera without checking it beforehand so I end up not able to use it because of a drained battery. Lesson learned: Always, always check your camera beforehand. Don't just always rely on you memory instincts. So, these iPhone6 pictures might not justify its beauty but at least I try. Enjoy!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

5 Favorite Philippine-based Bloggers

I just blogged about my fave travel accounts in Instagram. If you haven`t passed by it, you can visit it HERE.
I am an expat in Japan as some of you knew. But despite of being in a different country and miles away from my country, this doesn`t mean I don`t follow Philippine-based bloggers. I am still a Filipino at heart. You cannot take that away from me. So without further ado, here`s my fave 5 Filipino bloggers. By the way, they are all women. Cheers for this individual woman powers (I  may be late for International Women`s Day)!
@pattylaurel. Now, she is Patty Laurel-Filart, the blogger of Come Waste Your Time With Me. From the first time I bumped into her blog until this day, I am still amaze of her wittiness and one of a kind thoughts/jokes. From her Gerbil adventures, fashion picks, to her personal thoughts, and to her food trips, you will learn something as a woman and a blogger. She is now in her pregnancy and in 3 months,  they will be a family of three. Congratulations and have a healthy and pogi baby boy.
@kryzzzie. The blogger behind Thirstythought, that is Kryz Uy. A Cebuana whose gifted with a fashion taste. I love her everyday fashion idea posts and her travels with her blogger friends or with her sister Jack or with her family around the world. Goodluck to this 24 year old fashion blogger. Goodluck for reaching your dreams in the fashion industry.
@andimanzano. Andi Manzano-Reyes is the author of her own blog HERE. She is a radio disc jockey at Magic 89.9 radio but is now currently on maternity leave. She just gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Olivia Pilar. I love her personal, lifestyle and travel posts.
@iamsuperbianca. Just changed her last name into Intal, Miss Bianca Gonzales-Intal, is a celebrity blogger. Though she is not blogging in a daily basis in her diary of a supergirl wannabe, I am still looking forward to her upcoming posts. Love her travel tumbling shots and her intelligence is envied (or should I say everything about her...). Juggling jobs from being a host, celebrity, author of Paano Ba`to book, EIC of a magazine to being a wife to a pro basketball player, she is an empowered woman for me.
@brideandbreakfast. Janna Mendoza-Simpao is the person behind Bride and Breakfast blog. This is a source of Philippine`s best wedding ideas. She can juggle jobs in between of being a wife, mom and a blogger. I love the blog for wedding ideas and I hope when I get married soon, it will be featured in this famous wedding blog. (fingers crossed...)

That`s it for my picks! Watch out for my international-based bloggers soon here in the blog.  Who are your fave bloggers? Feel free to speak out here. Comments and opinions are appreciated. See yah!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

5 Favorite Travel Accounts In Instagram

For today's post, I would like to share to everyone the Instagram accounts I stalk everyday for travel inspirations. I love their jaw-dropping and great photos and wishing I am at that picture the very moment I saw it. Here's my 5 favorite travel accounts in Instagram without any particular order.

@letstraveltoday At this moment, it has almost 35,000 followers with 253 inspiring destination photos. The account collects pictures and share them at their account to let their followers know what are the breathtaking views and unique sights other people captured all over the world.
@beautifuldestinations It has more or less 3 million followers all over Instagram with a 2,422 photos, as of the moment. From the name itself, it shares beautiful destinations all around The 7 continents of the world.

@earthpics This account has almost 3.3 million folllwers with a stunning 2,973 photos. It collects not just places and destinations but amazing pictures of animals, people and nature. All in one!

@accesstravelph This is a Philippine-based account. It's the go-to travel agency of almost the Philippine celebrities and bloggers. It has an oozing 116,000 followers and 1,772 photos. The agency started as a school project by Angely Dub and went well until the present. The account also features pictures from the CEO's Instagram account. "Perseverance is the key to success.", as what they say. Good luck and more powers! Wish to work with the agency soon. (Fingers crossed...)

@theluxenomad This is a booking agency of leading luxury hotel and villa in the Asia-Pacific. It has a 76,700 followers with 2,683 photos in the moment. Stunned by the beauty and luxury of those hotels, resorts, and villas with flash sales posted by this account. Hoping to stay in one of those villas through their online booking someday, or maybe, now?!?

That's it! Do we have the same choices? If not share and comment yours. It is appreciated.

*Texts are all author's opinion.