Personal Philippines

Hungry Saturday at Bonifacio High Street

Bonifacio High Street

I did some changes on my blog for the past two weeks, if you haven’t noticed. The biggest one is the blog make-over. I had my blog theme changed – huge thanks to Kai! I changed my blog timeline from Lifestyle and Travel Blog to Personal and Travel Blog. I messed around with a few things here and there like my sidebar, header, footer, and about me page – but yes, some things will still be changing. What you haven’t seen is that I will also be changing a few things about my future (and even past) contents. I’m going for a more personal route now, and I’m not just gonna be talking about my major travels now. So, buckle up, friends, my future posts will be like… this one.

South Korea Travel Travel Guide

How to Apply for a Korea Tourist VISA for Filipino Employees

How To Apply for a Korea Touritst Visa Filipino Employees; Richel Goes Places


Oh, VISAs. The bane of travelers hailing from third world country. Wouldn’t it be better if we just have to show proof of financial standings and a return ticket to visit any country we want? Alas, that is not the case. Applying for a VISA is a tricky business. There’s never a guarantee you’ll have one; people who have hundreds of thousands in the bank and return tickets still get denied. Which is why I was a wreck when it was my turn to apply for a Korean VISA; the first VISA application I’ve ever done.

Fortunately, my VISA was approved. Yey! And so were my companions. I’ve heard Korean VISAs are one of the easiest to get, but I also know of people who got denied one. I figured I’ll start my Korean travel series with a guide on how to get a South Korea Tourist VISA for Filipino employees.

South Korea

Korea Photobook + Top 5 Memories

korea photobook

It’s been three months since I visited Korea but I still laugh at the memories we have created at that country. It’s already unforgettable since this is where I traveled solo for the first time – even if it was only for a short 1.5 days, but even more so when my friend and her family arrived. You’d probably seen her around in my blog since I travelled to Hong Kong and other local places with her.

Life Goals Personal

2017 + First Quarter Goals

First Quarter Goals

Like most people, I tend to list down ‘resolutions’ or ‘goals’ every start of the year. And like most people, sometimes I go overboard and write down a bunch of things that just wouldn’t be all accomplished within a year. Or things that are far too vague that I have no idea how it would be considered ‘accomplished’. So for the past few days of 2017, I listed and re-listed my goals, getting them down to a pretty manageable and realistic count. I’m pretty happy with the end result and am excited to work on them for this year.


2016 in a Nutshell

2016 is a crazy ride, and whoever disagrees might be a bit loco. 2016 was honestly just a mix of ‘!!!’ and ‘!!!!!!!!’ for me. I personally didn’t have anything bad that happened to me this year but the politics around the world just drove me crazy all year-round. I don’t even want to expound on that since I am on a good mood today.

2016 is a year of travel for me. I’ve taken three major trips and a few minor ones – and I also watched my bank account depleting every time. Lol. I’ve got lost for more than an hour in Hong Kong with my friends, got cornered by a guy in a 7-Eleven branch, visited a place covered in fog for the very first time, went on a foodtrip around Singapore, finally gotten to ride the roller coaster at USS, hoarded lots of clothes at Cotton On, tried surfing, travelled solo (!!!), ate spicy food willingly, experienced autumn, run after the last train at Seoul, had the best barbeque meal ever, rode the world’s second steepest wooden roller coaster, and a whole lot more!