COLAB Dry Shampoo: The Secret to Fresh Smelling Hair

COLAB Dry Shampoo: The Secret to Fresh Smelling Hair

Dry shampoos are a rare commodity in the Philippines. I guess it hasn’t gained much traction since we usually take showers in the morning and not at night. However, I have used some dry shampoos when I was still living in Chicago. It was a lifesaver for days when I feel too lazy to wash my hair, or I’m just late for work. My favorite was the Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo, but Co Lab can easily take the cake! Continue reading “COLAB Dry Shampoo: The Secret to Fresh Smelling Hair”

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Top Ten Louvre Artworks

Top Ten Louvre Artworks

One place you can’t miss visiting in France is the Louvre, and trust me when I say that this trip needs a whole lot of preparation. The Louvre is massive! It houses more than 50 thousand art works… FIFTY THOUSAND! You definitely can’t see everything in one go so I took it upon myself to list down my top ten must see in the museum (and no, the Mona Lisa is not one of them).

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A step into Marie Antoinette’s home!

A step into Marie Antoinette’s home!

It was the fourth day of our European adventure when we decided to visit the illustrious home of Marie Antoinette, the Palace of Versailles. After being in awe of the sheer size of Château de Chantilly, I was definitely expecting Versailles to be as majestic. It did not disappoint!

We arrived just in time to beat the lunch crowd, and decided to eat at a random restaurant near the palace. Got lucky and found a nice bistro that offered a huge lunch portion for cheap. You definitely have to eat beforehand because you need all the calories you can get for walking! There are some food concessionaires at the palace grounds but it’s way overpriced. Continue reading “A step into Marie Antoinette’s home!”

A Wonderful Day at Château de Chantilly

A Wonderful Day at Château de Chantilly

A stretch of grounds where crème Chantilly is incorrectly credited to have been invented, Château de Chantilly, though not as popular, has as much history as the imposing Versailles. Located in the north of Paris, the château is home to three Raphael paintings (the only other place known in France to have the others is the Louvre), a 186 meter long stable and perfectly manicured gardens. Continue reading “A Wonderful Day at Château de Chantilly”

Travel Updates

Hey guys! I’m immensely excited to announce that in three days…

I will be going on a one month trip to Europe with my sister! I didn’t think it was going to happen this year, and I was actually planning on doing it in 2017 (see Adventure List here). But lady luck is smiling down on me, and I’m so thankful to be going off to another great experience!

Currently, my sister is in Turkey for her honeymoon. Afterwards, we will be meeting in Paris and jetting off to Prague, Budapest, Rome and Barcelona. Don’t worry because I’ll be blogging, instragramming and snapchatting as I go so expect a lot of updates this May!

After my trip to Europe, I would be going straight to visit my boyfriend in Chicago, and we will be taking a weekend trip to San Francisco. I spent most of my uni life in the Midwest and East Coast so I’m looking forward to exploring the laid back state.

Follow me on Instagram & Snapchat: @kaancornelio and WordPress for updates on this trip! 🙂

Got a free night in Shinjuku?

Got a free night in Shinjuku?

With aching feet and empty bellies, pushing your way past the throng through the extremely busy streets of Shinjuku may seem like a daunting task. A task David and I were willing to go through for the miniscule chance of getting a seat at Zoetrope, the legendary whiskey bar featured in various travel magazines and blogs.

Like most exciting things in Japan, this whiskey bar is stashed away on the third floor of a nondescript building serviced by an old, squeaky elevator. We arrived two hours before opening time and decided to get a bite to eat at the adjacent izakaya, Mifune. Continue reading “Got a free night in Shinjuku?”

Akihabara: Electric Town

Akihabara: Electric Town

Known as the mecca for all things geek and electronic-related, Akihabara boasts of various video game arcades, electronic stores, manga book shops and themed restaurants. While all tourists charge straight into the heart of the city, Kanda Myojin shrine located 15 minutes away from Akihabara station is not something you should miss.

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If you work in the tech industry, you can grab your talisman here! While they have the ordinary luck pouches, the real gem is the sticker you can buy for blessing your electronic devices against bad luck.

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Art Fair Philippines 2016

Art Fair Philippines 2016

Warning: Photo-heavy Post

For those who don’t know, I am back in Manila indefinitely! While I am sad to leave Tokyo, I’m in the process of creating something amazing with my best friend. It’s just easier to work on it in Manila. It’s also nearing summer so there are a lot of events to go to. Plus, there were a bunch of new restaurants that popped up while I was away that I need to try. Overall, I feel like moving back home was the best decision for me.

On a whole different story, my friend Tashi visited from Cebu and I finally found someone to go to the Art Fair with! I have been to art fairs in Hong Kong and Singapore but have never gone to the one here so I was extremely excited. Apparently, it started around 2013 and it’s the biggest event for showcasing and selling art in the Philippines. Unfortunately, we did not get to attend any of the lecturers but we did manage to see some beautiful art!

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The Little Prince Museum

The Little Prince Museum

I remember reading The Little Prince for a book report in third grade. I did not appreciate the story in the beginning, mostly because I felt like it was trying to tell me life lessons with allegoric interactions between the characters. They were hard concepts to grasp as a kid. As I got older, I finally understood the subtle nuances of the story, from what each of the characters represented to what their conversations actually mean.

When I found out that there was a museum dedicated to Saint-Exupéry and his beloved story, I knew I had to visit. It was easy to find as it’s located next to other popular museums in Hakone. From the bus stop, it’s only a five minute walk to the Little Prince Museum. As soon as I arrived, I was greeted by an ornate European gate with a subtle “Le Petit Prince” flag. Continue reading “The Little Prince Museum”