Why do you travel?

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I travel because I am always interested in discovering new places, seeing new things. I get bored easily, so I feel the need to see and experience something new every once in a while to keep my sanity in tact.

The New York Times have this beautiful slideshow, a compilation of people’s travel experiences. BootsnAll has a similar project called WhyGo, wherein you can share your own reasons for traveling.

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Top 10 cities for shopaholics

Now THIS is news!

If your heart starts palpitating at the mere sight of “sale” sign, or if you’ve been known to elbow another shopper out of the way — if she’s getting between you and the boots you covet — or if you plan all of your vacations with retail therapy built in, this list is for you. We’ve rounded up the ten best cities in the world for your next shopping excursion — and whether you’re in the market for high fashion, fancy baubles, or even an unusual pet, we’ve got a destination for you. So pay off some credit card debt and hit the road — but don’t blame us when the bills come in.

Among the cities in the list are Bangkok and Hong Kong in Asia, London and Paris in Europe, New York and Los Angeles in North America.

I wholeheartedly agree with Bangkok. There are a lot of great locally made stuff from art and home decors to clothes and bags, and there are also brands from overseas that are priced even lower than in Manila.

Though I haven’t been to Hong Kong yet (preposterous, isn’t it?), a lot of shopaholics in the Philippines make annual (or more) pilgrimage to this vibrant city to indulge in their favorite pastime.

While Manila has awesome prices, most of the stuff here are from Bangkok, Hong Kong and China. Even though the goods we will see in these cities will pretty much be the same with what’s available in Greenhills or Divisoria and the additional cost of transportation and accomodation, nothing beats shopping overseas.

What do you think? Do you agree with their list or do you know of a city they missed?


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Surving your next flight

All the plane rides I’ve ridden so far have been pleasant. Maybe it’s just the optimist in me; I try to make the best out of the flight. Okay, it’s more like making the most out of my being anti-social and whipping out my book (and for future flights, Pinkies and camera) and ignoring the people around me.

Maybe I’ve just been lucky, but for future flights, I’m preparing for the worst.
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Cebu Pacific Seat Sale

Cebu Pacific Kuala Lumpur Seat Sale
Oh my freakin gosh, [tag]Cebu Pacific[/tag] is having another seat sale: one-way [tag]Kuala Lumpur[/tag] tickets for only Php999!

From their website:

Cebu Pacific’s Kuala Lumpur seat sale for only P999

Cebu Pacific (CEB), the country’s low-fare leader offers a seat sale to Kuala Lumpur, [tag]Malaysia[/tag] for only P999 one-way. Sale period is from November 14-20, 2006 and is good for travel from November 30, 2006 to January 31, 2007.

After the seat sale the lowest year-round ‘Go’ fare to Kuala Lumpur starts at P1499 one-way. CEB’s fare is almost 90% less than the lowest fare from [tag]Manila[/tag] to Kuala Lumpur. The promo and year-round ‘Go’ fares are exclusive of surcharges and government tax.

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Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

Okay, can somebody explain this to me?

I came upon this shop while I was wandering around Chinatown, looking for the best Hainanese chicken rice at the Maxwell hawker center.

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