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Why are German Waffles Heart-Shaped, and Belgian Waffles Rectangular?

  “Nice. I haven’t eaten Belgian waffles for a while.” “They are not Belgian waffles. They are German waffles,” said my German lover. “What the hell does that even mean?” “German waffles are different from Belgian waffles.” “Eh? What makes them different?” “We use quark to prepare German waffles. They use milk. And German waffles […]

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Is this my work and purpose as a travel blogger?

PRESS PLAY: Manu Delago feat. Isa Kurz – Disgustingly Beautiful   I am imploding with stories. …and I can’t seem to write them. Life is happening so fast sometimes I couldn’t even catch my breath. One day I’m in the Philippines, the next day I’m back in Germany. When I wake up I’m somewhere in […]

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VIDEO: I don’t speak German but I can if you like.

  If you’ve been following my blog, you all know by now that I am getting really serious with my German language challenge in the past weeks. Learning a language is an adventure on its own and I am enjoying it overall. (Note: watch the video in HD for better quality!) It’s not easy. Nobody […]

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Top 100 German Verbs You Should Know by Now

  A major part of my German language challenge with italki is to learn as many new German words as I can. I think I have been quite successful with that. But when learning new words, the engineer in me thinks it’s important to know the most used words first so you feel like you’re […]

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German Challenge Week 3: German parties are weird

  This third week of me learning German happened right before my big #2monthbirthdaytrip all over Asia. I was super busy preparing for the trip but I still have to wake up before 9 AM for five days a week to learn German. That’s dedication, y’all. But the truth was that some days we did […]

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German Challenge Week 2: Of Cooking and Condoms

  Call me the worst blogger ever. I promised to update things here about my journey (a.k.a. ongoing 5-year struggle) to German fluency with the 3-month German challenge but so far all I did was travel and – bam! – everything got out of control. This post was actually on my drafts since November but […]

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Current Obsession: A Swiss Hotel with an Insane View of the Alps

  I love destination hotels. I sometimes travel every now and then just because I want to stay in a truly remarkable hotel. Hotel Villa in Honegg in Switzerland is definitely one of them. I have never been to Switzerland (can you believe this? I can’t!) and I am currently obsessing over the beauty of […]

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Flashcards+: My New Favorite Language Learning App

  I have been very ashamed to admit that I have been learning German for 5 years and I’m still not that good. You know why? My vocabulary just wasn’t growing. And my speaking skills was stuck to basic level. Now that I’m doing this 3-month German language challenge, I realized that I need to […]

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Error Fare: Roundtrip Manila to Europe for only 277 euros

  Cebu Pacific has a really good deal on their website right now. I don’t know if it’s a mistake fare or not. I have verified and went through the booking until the end except paying for it and it only costs 26 euros roundtrip! The base fare is not even 1 euro. This works […]

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The Christmas Gift Guide for Bon Vivants with Impeccable Taste

  I’m almost tempted to title this post as “15 Cool Things You Should Already Own” because really, you must buy all of this pretty rad things for yourself. Most of the gift guides floating around the internet are either peppered with stupid, tacky things like notebooks and photo frames (shudder) or ridiculously expensive stuff […]

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