Moalboal/Kawasan Falls, Cebu, Philippines [Day 6-7]

Monday, 27 November 2017

For the last two days, I was in Moalboal. Due to the lack of time, I wasn't able to head even lower to Oslob to swim with the whale sharks. Would have loved that too. I wasn't able to check out the Moalboal beach either, but since I heard that it looked pretty much the same as the beaches in Malapascua Island and Bantayan Island, I chose to forgo it and head to Kawasan Falls. I stayed in a really pretty camping style hostel called Archery-Asia Camping & Nipa Huts and I would love to give a shoutout to the place. The German owner is nothing but friendly and accommodating. The place was serene and you really feel like one with nature when you sleep. 

Bantayan Island, Cebu, Philippines [Day 3-5]

Monday, 20 November 2017

The next stop was Bantayan Island. Now this place is also an island off Cebu which you have to take a bus from the North Bus Terminal to, that goes to Hagnaya Port and thereafter to Bantayan Island via a ferry. You can read more from the link that I pasted below, or you can just do a search on Google since there're so many websites out there that give directions. Of course, you can always choose to travel anywhere you want via private taxi which is gonna cost a lot more, but if you're a regular traveller like me, you'd go the cheaper method!

Malapascua Island, Cebu, Philippines [Day 1-2]

Monday, 13 November 2017

Much can be said about the Philippines, but one of the places that I've been which has lots of untouched nature, beautiful sunsets and crystal clear waters is Cebu. Of course, if you're looking for a good time with parties, drinks and commercialisation with great beaches, Boracay's the place to go. However, if you're a little more into exploring, getting around on your own and discovering a little more to the culture, head to Cebu. The first area I headed to was Malapascua Island.

Mudflat Shell-Picking in Boryeong-si, South Korea [Day 2]

Monday, 6 November 2017

The mud in Boryeong is known to be very clean and nourishing and therefore there is the mud festival every year. But other than just the mud festival, which is getting overpopulated by foreign tourists from all around the world, the mud also has other uses. Another thing that people travel to Boryeong for is to pick shellfish on the mudflats. Mudflats happen when there is an extremely low tide on a flat beach surface. Rather than sand at the bottom, it's mud. So the entire area has a muddy surface and people are seen everywhere holding shovels and bags, picking shellfish from under the mud. 

Paragliding in Boryeong-si, South Korea [Day 1]

Monday, 30 October 2017

Headed to Boryeong during the Spring of 2017 for a short weekend trip. Now many people know Boryeong as just a place for the famous Mud Festival every Summer, which is currently happening now (July). However, Boryeong has much more to offer, including beach activities such as ATV rides, ziplines (flying fox), canoeing and dragon boating. Boryeong is also a great place for paragliding! Fun fact, one of the cheapest places in the world to do paragliding is still Korea, seeing that it only costs 80,000KRW (~80USD) and another 40,000KRW if you want your GoPro video taken. Thereafter, they have the famous mudflats where you can pick your own shellfish. Finally, the you can also eat fresh grilled shellfish and seafood from any of the restaurants near the beach. You can read more about all these activities by continuing the post ^^

KSAS (Korean Scholarship Association in Singapore)

Monday, 23 October 2017

I applied for the Korean Scholarship Association in Singapore's Scholarship, which is meant for Korean students studying in Singapore, or Singaporean students studying in South Korea. Every year, they pick 2 recipients from both sides and they have a ceremony here in Singapore. This year, I was shortlisted as one of the candidates and was awarded a scholarship (for good grades and awards I guess). I had actually been admitted in the hospital for a sinus infection during this time and my left eye was swollen beyond recognition hence the sunglasses. I had to apologize for wearing the sunglasses throughout the ceremony and even giving a speech in them. 

Gyeongbokgung Photoshoot in South Korea

Monday, 16 October 2017

Did a shoot for my friend Jennifer, her boyfriend Peter and his parents when they came to visit Korea. It was really interesting as it was my first time shooting a couple wearing a Hanbok (Korean traditional costume) and in the Gyeongbokgung (Gyeongbok Palace). The photos turned out really nicely and they were a fun bunch to shoot. The weather was great and  the company was enjoyable. I hope you enjoy the photos!