Jeffer's Odyssey

FoodVentures: Trying The Sili Ice Cream (feat. 1st Colonial of Legazpi, Albay)

If there is one food or snack that is often readily associated with summer (and summer heat, to be more specific), it’s probably ice cream. But if you’re tired of the usual flavors and they all just seem, well, vanilla to you, then it’s time to look for something different. Something with a zing, perhaps? Something like the chill and spiciness of the Sili Ice Cream, right where its home is in Legazpi City, Albay.

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Whalespotting 2: The Butanding Adventure in Donsol, Sorsogon

Hello from Iloilo~! My officemates have been here twice in the past already but I haven’t. Finally, I am able to check out this famed Philippine city, and even inserted some side trips… which I’m going to blog about in the future, so yay. But for now, it’s time to talk about the second time I tried the Butanding (Whale Shark) Interaction Tour of Donsol, Sorsogon.  Read more

Whalespotting 1: The Butanding Adventure in Donsol, Sorsogon

It has been raining real hard the past several days out in my area. Just a couple of nights ago, it rained the whole time, with lots of thunder-rumbling and lightning strikes in between. AND IT’S STILL SUPPOSED TO BE SUMMER WHAT THE. So I suppose that means summer is coming to a close. Before the month of May ends, though, let me make a series of summer-y posts. It’s a throwback of sorts, since it’s about the first time I saw whales for the first time. In their natural habitat.

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La Trinidad Eats: Half Cup Cafe and Gasats RestoCafe and Bakery

I was going through my phone and was amazed at how 98% of all the photos I took with it were of food. (I know the reason for that. I haven’t gone out exploring much during the past 3 months, except for eating ‘out’, which explains the kind of ‘variety’ on my phone’s Camera Roll.) So I figured why not blog about these ‘foodventures’? For this round of #foodiefriday, it’s about Half Cup and Gasats RestoCafe and Bakery.

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Hanoi, Vietnam: The Temple of Literature

Growing up, I’ve always had a soft spot for literature. I was a sucker for stories and I lapped them up when I had the chance, reading whatever I can get my hands on. At that time, I loved it as much as I loathed Maths. (The fact that I ended up in a profession involving numbers is beside the point.) The library is the closest thing that we can have to a place-dedicated-to-literature. I swear, if my country had something that’s also called a “temple of literature”, you’d have probably found me there. Worshipping. Daily.

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Hanoi, Vietnam: The One-Pillar Pagoda & The Ho Chi Minh Museum

I’ve always seen museums as the best place for a crash course. Like, say, you don’t know much about a person, place, or incident, (and you don’t feel like going through tons of narrative or listening to a lecturer go on for hours about it), then GO TO A MUSEUM. I’d be honest, though, and say that museum visits are low on my list of things to do, especially when visiting a new place. But curiosity wins out in the end, and this one in particular was conveniently located, so I thought it made sense to check out Ho Chi Minh MuseumRead more

FF#9: Flyin’ High, Bangtan-style (BTS’ “The Wings Tour in Manila”)

When Namjoon and the boys promised to be “back very soon” during their “HwaYangYeonHwa On Stage: Epilogue in Manila“, I resolved right there and then to be there to welcome them yet again in Manila. Somehow, a part of me never doubted that they’d be back. For some reason, I have grown to trust these boys – their music, they dedication and, yes, even their marketing. So when word came out earlier this year that they made Manila as one of the last stops of their Wings World Tour ( and for two nights, at that), I knew I’d move heaven and earth to be there at least one of those nights.

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