Jiufen and Shifen: Taiwan’s charming old towns

Did you know that Taiwan was actually Japan's first colony? You can still feel it, once you step on the shores of Taiwan--you can feel a little bit of China, and a little bit of Japan... but don't tell the Taiwanese that. Japan wanted to show off to the world that they can also do the imperial colonizing … Continue reading Jiufen and Shifen: Taiwan’s charming old towns

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'Sprezzatura' is a beautiful Italian term which means 'looking effortless'; or as the 16th century Italian author Baldassare Castiliogne describes it, a certain 'nonchalance' so as to conceal and make whatever one does appear without effort or almost any thought about it. 'Sprezzatura' is a beautiful Italian term which means 'looking effortless'; or as the … Continue reading Blank Canvas

How to Properly Pick Up Girls

A question was posted to me on another site on the strangest strategy I've seen a friend do to score girls. Guys ought to learn a thing or two from Jerry. My friend Jerry, is a ladies man. He got dates all the friggin’ time. Interestingly, he wasn’t ‘classically’ good-looking. Jerry was only 5′7, regular … Continue reading How to Properly Pick Up Girls

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Where to Go? Top Cebu-direct Flight International Destinations

The opening of the brand new Mactan Cebu International Airport is a blessing to travelers in the Vis-Min area. Several years ago when I was younger, all international flights meant we have to pass through Manila. However, Cebu is fast becoming the preferred regional hub for international flights. Among the first destinations offered in Cebu … Continue reading Where to Go? Top Cebu-direct Flight International Destinations

Into the World of Podcasts

"Traffic is a sign of progress." My friend tried to lighten my mood while we were stuck in the 7PM Banilad road traffic jam. I snorted. What she said is probably true, but how I wished this wasn't the case, had our economy done some long-term urban planning. Sigh. Traffic is a billion-dollar problem, and … Continue reading Into the World of Podcasts