The Winter Vacation Kids Will Love

The long holiday of Christmas and New Year just wonderfully ended! It was a 2-week vacation of icy wind hunting with family in Baguio and food feasting with close friends. My 2017 was very exhausting but the long vacation have given me enough drive to start 2018 with brighter hopes. I hope you did too! Happy Winter!

The welcoming spirit of 2018 has enthused me to turn my laptop on and continue writing this 2-month old draft blog. This was meant to be posted before the holiday in hopes you would have more ideas for a good snowy holiday. I hope I am not too late! I wish you booked a trip to Hokkaido for the first two weeks of February.


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Staycation Is Golden

Staycation is becoming the treasure I seek.

“I am just so laaazy to get up and walk and…. ahh. I am so lazy to even talk” brushing off all deliverables. “Yeaaaaah. I’ve turned down night-outs so many times. I’d rather sleep”, my bestfriend said.

Staycation is my latest trend. And I recently did one in Hidden Valley Bed and Breakfast.


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Up On The Valley

“Now, it is -18C. It should be warmer up there.” Mel switched his look from the road to my outerwear, “Aside from your ski pants, you should be ok.”

“But this is already a snow pants”, I insisted.

“Hmm. Yeah”, he nodded but was obviously unconvinced. He turned the steering wheel to right and quickly the snow started to fall on the valleys of Fish Lake.

I’ve survived -40C in Dawson. What could still be worse than that?



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One Calm Day in Yanagawa City

I and Jelai decided to forego Dazaifu. We simply did not have enough time for two cities that day.

With express train ticket, map & coupons in our hands, I and Jelai walked to a platform with “Omuta bound” analog signage. And like most days, Jelai continued to a vendo for her daily intake of coffee.

The express train came on time. We followed everyone on the platform into the train and then sat in front of a giggling Japanese couple.

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But Fukuoka?

Fukuoka is not the typical city one would be intrigued enough to visit in Japan. Many want Tokyo. Some want Osaka & Kyoto. Others would want Hokkaido.

But Fukuoka?

I came to know Fukuoka through Canadian vlogger Ciaela way before Cebu Pacific opened its hub in the city. Ciaela has always been a genuine fun content creator in Youtube living in and promoting the city to international travellers and foreigners for many years. I learned so many about Japanese culture through her and at some point I felt I already know Fukuoka enough for someone who hasn’t even stepped on the land. And so when Cebu Pacific finally is flying to Fukuoka, I was pumped.


Lounging & waiting for a cruise in Marine World Ferry Port

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