Give me heart and give me Seoul

In a strange twist of events, a bunch of luck, and one impulsive decision (made one blurry night in a penthouse overlooking the city skyline) later, I found myself on a plane to Seoul. What was supposed to be a quick and easy four day trip with the Seoul purpose of watching Coldplay became a weekend…

Bhutan: In Pursuit of Happiness

Bhutan; perhaps best known as the little landlocked country that made waves in international media for being known as the happiest country in the world. Happiness is a simple concept yet highly elusive from most people in the big cities. How did the Himalayan kingdom, so seemingly deprived of all things material, clinch the title for highest collective…

2016 in Retrospection

What a year. As every year comes to an end, we celebrate the new year with fireworks and jubilation, bidding farewell to what was just a few moments ago. In the final moments, as we chant religiously in every household, every crowd, our minds seem to perform a rapid refresh of our aspirations and attitudes….

2015 in Retrospection

2015. It amazes me how drastically different my life can be in just a span of 365 days. I remember feeling depressed on NYE 2014, that the year ahead seemed bleak. Life as a corporate slave was boring to say the least, and my wings were locked tight by the chains of responsibility and sense. I…

Photo Diary: Hiking, Trick Eye, and Black Pork in Jeju (Day 15)

Second half of our crazy first day in Jeju 🙂 First, we went to the famous Jusangjeolli Cliffs, which reminded me of the Giant’s Causeway that I saw in Northern Ireland. Definitely a similar type of geographical phenomenon, which is kinda cool because the Giant’s Causeway is a UNESCO Heritage Site and one of the…

Photo Diary: Welcome to Jeju Island (Day 14/15)

First and second day in Jeju! After taking a super early flight from Osaka, then transferring at Seoul, we finally arrived at Jeju in the late afternoon. By the time we found our way to the Airbnb we were staying at, it was early evening and we were e x h a u s t…

Photo Diary: Christmas in Prague

Second time in Prague. First time was an utter mess, but this time it was Christmas. The festive atmosphere was contagious; the Square was converted into a carnival-esque Christmas fair, with food stalls, street performers, and souvenir shops. The weather was slightly warmer, perhaps by the fires burning away at the legs of ham, or…

Photo Diary: Central Park

Central Park gets one post all by itself. As noisy as it gets in New York City, once you step into the grounds, it quietens down, fading away as if the trees act as a filter for the urban mess. (They actually really do) As it was still cold af, most of the trees were…