Somehow we have reached the second half of 2021 and I am doing relatively fine. As someone who listens to every girl group drop since joining the K-pop religion last year, I’ve built my own sense of taste when it comes to this type of music. Here are my favorites of the year so far. This list will include songs from solo releases as well.Continue reading “Kinig: My Top 5 K-pop Girl Group songs of 2021 (First Half)”
Gfriend is no more. I’m sad and wanted to get things off my chest, so I tried to compile them into a blog post. However, I decided to turn it into a video instead because it can show so much more than just words and pictures. You can watch the video here, or click read more to see the transcript and the video sources I used.Continue reading “Baliktanaw: Thank You, Gfriend”
So in case you haven’t noticed yet, this quarantine period has turned me into a K-pop fanboy. I’m sorry if you initially followed this blog for travel and race reviews, but this pandemic has cancelled all outdoor activities for the foreseeable future. In the meantime, I’ll be talking about the hobbies I’ve picked up while staying in my room for more than a year. This specific post will be about K-pop girl groups that debuted in 2020 and have caught my attention.Continue reading “Kwarentina: 2020’s Girl Group Supernovas”
I’ve been riding the Hallyu wave over this quarantine period and aside from binge-watching K-pop variety shows, I was fortunate to watch a very wholesome show called “Hyori’s Homestay” aka “Hyori’s Bed and Breakfast.” After months of finishing it, there is something about the show that I just can’t help but write about.Continue reading “Isip: Hyori’s Homestay and the Curation of Guests”
It’s the second month of 2020 and thankfully, I’m still continuing the habit of reading e-books and manga. I was able to finish a fewer number of books this month, but I really enjoyed most of the entries here as they are related to my running hobby. It’s always easier to read something if it’s related to a topic you like.
Going to Japan was a life changing experience. Coming from a sinking, third world country like the Philippines, it was a feast for my eyes to see how efficient everything could be. And although I know that it’s not all butterflies and rainbows over there, it’s now one of my favorite places to visit. In my post-Japan daily life, I often find myself remembering all the things I experienced and that gives me that extra push to work a little bit harder so I can save up for another visit.
In the meantime, I might as well write a blog about my first visit to the Land of the Rising Sun. Here are some ramblings about Japan and the memorable things I liked and observed.
Moral of the story: Being a decorated trail runner does not translate into being a good race director.