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Rambles About a TV Series: Thirteen Reasons Why

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher was published in 2007. I was able to know about the book and get my own copy back in 2009. I still have it. When I purged half of my bookshelf, Thirteen Reasons Why remained. It was not a book that bought me joy. It wasn’t something that made me feel good about myself or have that tingly feeling that most of my other books cause me. In fact, it was the total opposite. I felt nothing but negative feelings. It made me sad, and angry, so, so angry. It made me cry – which is actually not a feat since most Disney movies make me cry, but you get my point.

Life Lately

Life Lately: New Blog Look + Added Shop!

New Blog Look

Warning: this is a long-ass post.

After three weeks of radio silence on my blog, I just want to say… hi. Welcome to my (hopefully improved) blog. But before I get to talking about the changes I’ve made in my blog, I’ll be talking about something much more important: me. Hahaha. I’m totally kidding, but I really will talk about what I’ve been up to the last month, almost, before I give you guys a quick tour on the new changes in my blog.

Taiwan

First Night in Taiwan

First Night In Taiwan

Well, I have no photo of my first night in Taiwan so I have to make do. Whoops. This is much different from my other travel posts since this is more of a diary entry. Our first night in Taiwan was eventful. Within three hours, we already have stories to tell. Here’s a quick word dump on how I remember our first night in Taiwan went.

Taiwan Travel Guide

How to Visit Taiwan Visa-Free for Filipinos (and How to Apply for a Taiwan Tourist Visa)

Taiwan Visa

Last Updated: March 20, 2017

In the later months of 2016, news about being able to travel Taiwan visa free (!!!) as long as you fit certain criteria made the rounds in social media. Within a few days, some budget airlines already announced sales going to Taiwan. With no travel plans for 2017 yet, my friends and I decided we are the we-go-where-cheap-plane-tickets-go kind of travelers. So, yes, we booked tickets for Taiwan’s spring season. I mean, really? Cheap tickets + cherry blossoms + NO VISA? Count us in!

Since I just came back from my Taiwan trip a week ago, I decided to create this step-by-step guide on how to be exempted from applying for a tourist visa for Filipinos – but I will also share how to get a visa if you didn’t fit their exemptions criteria below.

Travel Guide

Changing Your Money: 5 Great Tips on Getting the Best Deals

Changing-Your-Money

Going abroad is exciting. Getting your money changed into the right currency isn’t. Nevertheless, it’s essential you have the necessary spending money available in the local currency. It’s no good turning up in Europe trying to pay with dollars. So get it sorted early and you’ll be on your way to having a seamless, enjoyable trip.

It’s surprisingly easy to get ripped off when changing money. Exchange rates vary depending on where you go (changing up your money at airports is never a great idea) and most banks will add fees if you use your card abroad. You can still get a good deal, though. Pay attention to the following five tips: