The White House

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Food Tripping in Cebu

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Well, hello there! Yes! My detour is in Cebu. From Kuala Lumpur, I flew with Air Asia to Cebu and stay there for almost 24 hours. Arrived almost 3pm and met with a co-teacher to stay at her place. Also, the reason for a little stopover at the Queen City of  the South is a little food tripping. 

1. For dinner, we have some buffet at Grand Majestic located in Grand Convention Center. For dinner buffet, 599Php per head is inclusive of drinks. The restaurant has different kinds of food to choose from. From salads to main courses to dimsums to desserts, every kind has it.  

Malaysia, Truly Asia!

Monday, November 24, 2014

After all those Bali, Indonesia posts, let`s head ourselves to the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur! From Denpasar, I flew via Malaysia Airlines. Arrived at the beautiful KLIA in the afternoon. Went to the airport`s foreign exchange and had my remaining rupiahs and some yen in exchange for ringgits.  To get to the center, there are many ways to get to. There are buses, taxis and express train. I chose the KLIA express train to get to KL Seentral and transfer to monorail line to get to Bukit Bintang for my booked accomodation (Al Jafs Hotel) via Agoda.com
It`s been raining cats and dogs since I arrived so I rest for a while and waited until the rain stop. Went out and have some light dinner and walked around Bukit Bintang station. Nearby are the Lot10 department store, Pavilion mall, Times Square and Sephora. After checking these stores, went back to the hotel for some needed rest for tomorrow`s long itinerary. I had only 2 nights and a whole day in Malaysia before going home in the Philippines. So, after planning my next day`s itinerary, had some hot bath and went to sleep.

Monkey Forest in Ubud

Friday, November 21, 2014

Here we go again! Let`s have some pitstop at Ubud`s Monkey Forest.  This is a forest wherein you can encounter countless monkeys for 30,000IDR.  Let`s buy our tickets and enter the...

Legong Dance of Bali, Indonesia

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

For my last night in Bali and before flying to Malaysia, we went on some Balinese traditional dance show performed by Sadha Budaya Troupe in Ubud Palace. Ubud Palace is located near the Ubud Market where they sell cheap and great souvenir finds. It`s like Chinatown in Singapore or Ladies Market in Hongkong. 

Before having dinner, we decided to first feed our eyes with some beautiful hand and body moves from the dancers. This one is called the Legong Dance. We payed for 80,000IDR for it. Inside, almost all of the audience were foreigners with their cameras, iPhones and smartphones to capture the beauty of the show. Me, too, brought my camera for the same reason.
Every performance is lead by a Kebyar Ding instrumental that is use as an introduction music to express the dynamic of Balinese Gamelan music. They are using agongs as their instrument. The instrumental music will continue along the show while the dancers are performing.

Ubud-Bali, Indonesia

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Hello everyone! Been sick lately, so the tri-city adventure here in the blog was delayed a bit. Now, I am still recovering but this will not hinder my sharing. So pray for me too. Thank you!(wink*wink*) Without further adieu, let`s continue our Indonesia trip. From Kuta, we went to Ubud via a van service. You need to reserve 1 day in advance to ride the service and it will take you to any place in Bali. Kuta to Ubud to Nusa Dua to Denpasar airport, they have transport services. Please, no haggling this time. They have specific fares base on where you are going. And to make the story short, we arrived in Ubud at 2pm in the afternoon.

Kuta-Bali, Indonesia

Monday, November 10, 2014

From the Lion City, let's fly to Bali, Indonesia via Tiger Air! Arrived early in the afternoon so by airport taxi, we went to our hotel for 2 nights. We stayed at Pop Hotels in Kuta. Kuta is such a crowded area in Bali. So many tourists and a much more lively during the sun sets down.  So many clubs for party goers, restaurants for authentic Balinese foods, and stores for souvenir shopping. And not only that, they have great architecture. Very delicate and detailed architecture. So awesome for the field of architecture. Balineses has really a taste for this thing.

Singapore in Less Than 72 Hours

Friday, November 7, 2014

Hello November! October is now over and I just finished my Hongkong posts. This means, November is for my SG-BALI-KL posts. I am starting on my drafts, and to kick start my November travel posts, here's my Singapore in less than 2 days. Beware, this post will be bombarded by photos. Enjoy!

Hongkong Adventure Concludes!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Macau - Truly Asia`s Las Vegas!

The Peak/Madame Tussauds in Hongkong

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Hello from this side of the world! Just came home from my tri-city adventure but here I am still stuck of my Hongkong posts. So I am here, trying to finish these Hongkong-Macau posts. I guess 2 more posts, and I am done for this trip. For this post, I am going to share our trip to The Peak and Madame Tussauds Hongkong. In The Peak, you can view the cityscape of Hongkong, though not 360 degree panorama. It is best viewed in night where you can see all the skyscrapers in light. From up there, you can see the known buildings of Hongkong. 

Ocean Park Hongkong

Friday, October 10, 2014

Disneyland Hongkong

Friday, September 26, 2014

Yes? Hello? Are you still there? Because I am here again to update you my Hongkong adventure. From Ngong Ping 360, we were catching up the time when suddenly unfortunate thing happened on us in the MTR station. Our only boy`s Octopus card was lost in his pocket and no where to be found. So decided to purchase a single journey ticket for the mean time and will buy again in the next station before going home since it`s still the second day and the trip is still a long way and the discount you can get in fares by using Octopus card will be wasted. So bought a single journey ticket and head we go to Disneyland! The "happiest place on earth" as others would say. Since we came from Tung Chung, Disneyland Resort station is just a transfer to Sunny Bay station for 13.3HKD deducted from our Octopus cards and 14.5HKD for a single journey ticket.

Ngong Ping 360 in Lantau Island, Hongkong

Friday, September 19, 2014

Hello! Again, this is your alien blogger writing a post in continuation of her invasion trip in Hongkong. For the second day, we went to Ngong Ping in the morning, a place in Lantau Island that hosts the Big Buddha, Po Lin Monastery and the Ngong Ping village. We rode by bus from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping for 23HKD or 27HKD (I forgot) and by cable car going back but of course you can use the cable car of going back `n forth. 

Hongkong It Is!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Hello from me! I hope you still remember this alien who is hibernating for almost 2 months. Sorry for not keeping you updated in ze blog. But you can follow me on Instagram(@jenponix) and Twitter(@jenponix) to be updated once in a while. Well, I have some news for you guys! I am now offficially one of those unemployed. Just resigned in my job and now still enjoying the feeling. Despite of being idle, why I can`t find time blogging my current adventure? So here I am moving those lazy bones, opening my Blogger account and writing my first of many posts about my latest travel; HONGKONG!

I used my remaining paid holidays from my previous work and decided to flew to Hongkong by myself and met with friends in Hongkong. Flying with Peach Air via Kansai International airport in Osaka for 28,000JPY round-trip. Arrived in Hongkong almost noon, bought myself Octopus card for 150HKD to be used in Airport Express and MTR the whole duration of our stay. Rode the Airport Express to downtown Hongkong for 100HKD. 50HKD in your Octopus card is some kind of deposit to be refunded when you return the card upon leaving Hongkong.

Meiji Architecture in Meiji Mura

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Meiji era is a Japanese period wherein they opened their doors to the outside world and laid foundation from Western culture and technology to become a modern Japan. In this era, not just culture and technology was influenced but as well as architecture. From the building's designs and styles, techniques and materials, the country was influenced by the Western architecture. And to show these buildings that was unfortunately destructed by massive earthquakes, some important/known people in Japan cooperated and together they established an open-air museum/village and reconstructed these buildings as to their original appearance to showcase to the new generation the beauty of the Meiji period's architecture.

And for an architecture aficionado like me, this place is a must visit. So let's enter our DIY time machine and for 1,700JPY*, let's go back and get lost in Meiji era through their amazing architectures.

Wings Made in Japan

Thursday, June 5, 2014

HHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! How's everyone here?!? Sorry for being a very bad blogger. I hope you didn't abandon me for being away for almost a month, based on my last post. Yah, I know I haven't posted any during the period of May but here I am again to share you some museum trip I had last May. Sorry for the delayed post. OMG! I don't know what to say here, since it's been a while. Been very lazy lately but to make this post a little bit shorter, here are some photos to tell you the story.

Nara, Japan

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Hello from here! Sorry to keep you waiting but this is now the time I will confess to you my Nara trip with the sister. The place where you can find countless tamed deers, huge temples and some World Heritage sites. If your a big fan of one of these, you better try this place in one of your visits in the Land of the Rising Sun. Started our day by a welcome of bunch of tamed deers waiting for you to feed them for 150JPY. Be careful though because if they saw you holding out their food, a crazy bunch of this creatures will surely gather around you so better get ready with yourself and your camera to capture the moment. I guess a GoPro camera works here. This is although a dreaming girl speaking...LOL... I felt a sense of happiness and contentment while spending with or even just watching them. Next stop is the Todaiji temple wherein inside it are humongous statues of Buddha. The pictures below may not justify its beauty, so the best way to prove is only to visit the place. One of the many places in Nara that you should visit. By the way, there's an entrance fee worth 500JPY.  

A Night In Namba, Osaka

Monday, April 28, 2014

 Before confessing my Nara trip with the sister to all of you, I would like to share first how we spent the night before in Namba, Osaka. After the Fushimi Inari Shrine (post HERE) and Arashiyama (post HERE) adventure, I met with the sister to spend the rest of our night in this big, lively place called Namba. We didn't really tour around because we're only here to spend the night and just to visit Dotonbori which is you are about to see below.