Mindanaoan In Korea Travel Series: Changdeokgung Palace

Changdeokgung Palace, a 600-year old UNESCO World Heritage Site, was the very first palace we visited in Seoul, South Korea. Changdeokgung Palace is one of the “Five Grand Palaces” built by the Joseon Dynasty kings. Located at Jongno-gu district, this is a beautiful palace complex to roam around in and …

Mindanaoan In Korea Travel Series: Scenes in vibrant Hongdae Seoul

Hongdae is a busy and very vibrant area in Seoul, South Korea. Known for its numerous cafes, clubs and shops, Hongdae is undoubtedly one of Seoul’s must-visit areas especially if you like to immerse yourself in Korean urban culture, music, fashion and arts. Hongdae is actually the Korean abbreviation of …

This Video Shows We Can’t Follow a Simple Rule – SM North EDSA Pedestrian Crossing

In 2012, I wrote about SM North EDSA's bright initiative of putting up signalized pedestrian crossing facilities. But then, later on, this happened! It was sometime in 2013 when I was stuck in SM North EDSA due to an official assembly that...

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Mindanaoan In Korea Travel Series: Hello Kitty Cafe and Cats Living Cat Cafe Hongdae

The first shopping district we went to in Seoul, Korea was Hongdae. It’s the area where Hongik University is (best known for their Fine Arts and Design programs) and where lots and lots of shops, cafes and clubs are (presumably because it’s near a popular university). Click this for more …

Monitoring Report: Encounter between PNP-SAF Vs BIFF and MILF

Activity:    Protection Monitoring Date:         January 25, 2015 Location:  Barangay Tukanalipao, Mamasapano Maguindanao Background: On January 25, 2015 at around 5:00 in the morning, Philippine National Police -Special Action Forces (PNP-SAF) were clash between 105th Base Command of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) at Barangay Tukanalipao Mamasapano, Maguindanao that resulted forcibly displacement hundreds of […]

Mindanaoan In Korea Travel Series: Seoul City Hall

The Seoul Korea City Hall is one of the world’s eco and energy efficient buildings. It’s also a pretty cool building to look at! Just check out the photos I took of the Seoul City Hall. Located at Taepyeongno, Jung-gu, which is basically the heart of Seoul, the City Hall …

Mindanaoan In Korea Travel Series: Lotte Mart Seoul

Lotte Mart in Seoul, Korea sits on a pretty huge complex. Considered as a hypermarket, Lotte Mart is where you can buy groceries, toys, clothes, electronics and lots of other goods. My brother and I weren’t there to shop, though. We went to Lotte Mart to EAT! (and take photos, …

Gone Forever. Poetry by Yusuf Morales

Gone forever…. How can I be an eternal expression of Unity, when I am but pieces of wood cut from a beautiful tree…. I cannot be more than be a part of an expression of artistry, witness to an artist’s hands fitted into symmetry….. Lost am I forever if never found by one with the […]