Sunday, May 24, 2020

RESTless and DEEPpression

So, you stumbled on this article, why? It's no accident, I guess we both are here in purpose.

Have you felt the same thing lately? I'm pretty honest that I do, and I'm still in denial that I am. The feeling of being tired, not because you worked so hard physically, but your mind traveled so much from past to future in seconds.

My mind was in deep. Woke up 3am, there is cold and windy outside, I'm sitting in my lounge with my laptop, everyone at home is in sleep.
I'm trying not, but in every second I fall asleep and all I can hear is wind outside and storm inside. 
I’m - almost literally- shattered with a lot of things that is going around.

Sometimes I feel that I'm the only one.... 
Knowing there are people out there 
Knowing there is a shoulder
Knowing won't resolve my internal conflict
Struggle holds my existence
Regret holds me down
There is a deeper meaning to push
Not maintaining 
Not waiting
Not looking back

The demon inside me burns, yet I still find a way to beat it day by day. 

Holding the torch to my own quest is a task I have yet to understand. 
I suppose the day will come that I will understand.

YES! YOU. Please Read this

Just let it all loose .. Let it all go! Eases the mind, eases the soul!!

You have a big heart. You're wonderful.
Smile, because you are so beautiful.
Feel warm and long hugged.
I know it hurts, always. 
You live. 
I believe in you. 
You can do everything. 
You have already done so much. 
I love you. do not give up. 
Everyone here is here for a painful reason. 
You have the power, you can do it no matter how many times life hits you. 
Get up, wake up. 
You are unique. 
Don't be scared He is here and will always be, keep in mind It's OK to worry and let your wary to him 
Everyone here loves you, I love you. 
~Me


Monday, May 4, 2020

D A R K



DARK 

When darkness 
Folds you in his arms
And eternal night 
Sings you to sleep
Do not surrender 
To his charms
Death will make you 
Fall for him
And take your heart
With just a kiss
Remember 
The taste of sunlight
On your skin
The sweetness of life
Your fire within
Immortality 
Exists in this moment
To live awake
And breathe this existence
Do not give in
You are here
Where dreams begin



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Friday, March 20, 2020

TAIWAN with Love




Let's discover Taiwan, why this is on the top travel destination for Filipinos.


Yes, Filipinos! when we were on Taiwan there are a lot  Filipino tourist at any corner you will not feel lost at all. 


Top Reasons on my head why we went to Taiwan.

1.Visa Free during our travel and FYI Taiwan which extended Visa program until July 2020
2. Cheaper compared to Hongkong and other Asian destination. Money conversion is just 1.62.
3. Food is very much alike to Binondo and Quiapo hahah mga chekwa flavors. Noodles, may pagka Vegetarian din sila.
4. DIY tours is very much doable because of their easy MRT system that connects each destination to Province, South, North, East West
5. Laging sale sa AirAsia at CebuPacific yung Taiwan hahah

Itineraries 


Day 1: 

Departure :Manila to Taipei: 11PM
Arrival : Taouyuan International Airport 1: 1:30AM

Upon airport arrival we waited until 6am until the mrt opens because taxi was mejo pricey. We slept in the airport, it is safe naman and everyone actually does slept there :) hahha. 

So, from airport mrt to Main mrt took us 1 hour then another transfer to mrt going to Ximending which is where our first tour scheduled. Our Airbnb is also in Ximending area and check in time is 3pm so we are early. We just carried our luggage over the klook bus, very safe because this is the same bus all throughout out our  klook trip.

Our Tour starts at 9am booked thru klook.
Tour Time : 9am-11pm 

Steps : 23,672 - Yes'! Bessy if you are counting your calories this is the good time to do that because of the walks you will do quota ka na dito.
Energy Level :103%

Klook Tour covers

  • Yehliu Geopark
  • Jiufen old Street
  • Golden Waterfall
  • Shifen Waterfall
  • Shifen Sky Lantern
  • Taipei City Tour- Hop off Hop on bus which is part of the voucher tour as well.
Our tour finished by 6pm, we just drop off our bags and took some rest on the Airbnb home and larga na ulit on Ximending.
  • Ximending Walking Street
Some pictures from the trip:


Day 2: 
Tour Time : 8am-11pm 
  • Elephant Mountain famous for the City view like Taipei 101
  • Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall
  • National Museum
  • Maokong Gondolla
  • Taiwan Zoo
  • Raohe Market
  • Ximen night Market

Day 3:
  • Tamsui Fishermens Wharf
  • Tamsui Market
  • Shillin Night Market
🔻Airport to Hotel Transfer: 
Booked via Klook (download the Klook app for more details)
▫️Travel time from Airport to Downtown Taipei is approximately 45minutes to 1 hour.


📍Shilin Night Market (for streetfood, dinner)
🔻Walk around 2 minutes from Jiantan Station
✔️Must try:
▫️Stinky Tofu
▫️Peanut Ice Cream
▫️Honey Glazed Chicken
• Back at the hotel
• Lights off

📍RAOHE NIGHT MARKET
🔻HOW TO GET THERE?
▫️Ride MRT
▫️Alight at SONGSHAN STATION
▫️Walk 2 minutes to Raohe Night Market

✔️MUST TRY:
▫️Pork Pepper Buns
▫️Peanut Ice cream
▫️Beef Cubes
▫️Jiggly Cake
▫️Sweet Potato Ball

📍Taipei Zoo
🔻HOW TO GET THERE?
▫️Bannan Line towards Taipei
▫️Alight at Zhongxiao Fuxing
▫️Wenhu Line
▫️Alight at Taipei Zoo Station

📍Taipei 101:
🔻HOW TO GET THERE?
▫️Taipei Zoo Station
▫️Alight at Muzha Station
▫️Muzha Bus Station
▫️Ride BR7 to Xinyy Administrative Center
▫️Walk 2 minutes to Taipei 101

📍Ximending District (Food trip)
✔️Must try:
▫️Hot Star Chicken
▫️Bubble Milk Tea
▫️Squid balls from Hot Star Chicken
▫️Churros

📍Chiangkai Shek Memorial Hall
🔻How to get there?
▫️Sun Yat Sen Station (blue line)
▫️Alight at Taipei Main Station
▫️Taipei Main Station (red)
▫️Alight at NTU Hospital Station

📍Elephant Mountain
🔻HOW TO GET THERE?
▫️Walk towards Yongchun Senior Highschool
▫️Alight at MRT XIANGSHAN STATION
▫️Walk 12 minutes to trail

Important Details:

✔️Buy MRT CARD, you can use it in MRT’s and buses. You can buy it at any MRT Station.
✔️Activities that we book in Klook:
▪️Internet dongle
▪️Taoyuan Airport Private Transfers
▪️Maokong Gondola
▪️Yehliu Geopark Admission Ticket
▪️Yehliu, Jiufen, Shifen Tour

ESTIMATED EXPENSES:
✔️Travel Tax: 1,620php each x2
✔️Terminal Fee: 850php
✔️Activities: 3,500php / 2
 ▫️MAOKONG GONDOLA: 
 ▫️TAIPEI ZOO ENTRANCE FEE: 
 ▫️YEHLIU ADMISSION TICKET: 
 ▫️YEHLIU, JIUFEN, SHIFEN TOUR: 
✔️Mrt CARD: 1,500 pesos each
✔️Internet Dongle: 250 pesos

I will just exclude the food budget since I cant remember the expenses but I do have daily food budget limit max 1000 pesos per day for both me and my husband including the snacks.
✔️Food budget: 1,000 x 3days stay
✔️Airfare: 8,500 via Airasia roundtrip for both 
✔️Hotel Accomodation: 2,000 for 2nights and 3 days

We exchanged money currency worth 12,000 pesos to Taiwan dollar that's the pocket money we have. As a back up we have $200 dollars, as well. 

The 12,000 pesos was just enough for food,pasalubong,recreation at all my sukli pang 100 pesos :). 

🔴Estimated total expenses: 23,000 for both


📍Elephant Mountain Trail
(10,000 steps going up but worth the climb)
It is the best place to visit if you want to see the whole Taipei with a LITTLE BIT of hiking 😂
Way better than climbing the Taipei 101 building.

📍Raohe Night Market
(Cheapest Night Market in Taipei)
If you want to try a lot of food with a cheaper price, this place is for you.

TIPS:
📌their souvenirs are expensive 💔
📌 supermarkets has the cheaper goodies 
📌you must try their Drinks or Milkteas in 7-11 most specially the Papaya Milk
📌you can choose an Easycard with a design you want in 7-11 as a souvenir nadin (Hello Kitty, One Piece & etc)
(It can also be used not just in their trains and buses but also in their vendo machines ❤️

PS:
Will definitely go back to Taipei very very soooon! I still have a lot of places that I wanted to visit 😭💔


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