Where In The World is Guam? (Guam 2015: Day 1)

Prior to this trip, I really had no idea


~*~ Guam ~*~

It’s time to get real. When I hear the word “Guam” – the first thing that comes to mind is a mental GIF of my favorite childhood movie, Matilda.


At the very end, Mrs. Wormwood tells Matilda that they’re moving to Guam to escape the federal agents that were coming after their fraudulent car dealing business. I’ve watched Matilda about 254 times on VHS so I know it by heart – but every single time that scene comes on, I would wonder – Where IS Guam????


Sidenote: This trip has been sponsored by the Guam Visitors Bureau, and our accommodation by Pacific Star Resort & Spa. We are eternally grateful for the invitation and the kindness!


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Shimokitazawa 下北沢 : Japan 2014 (Day 4)


After a month ++, WE’VE FINALLY REACHED JAPAN DAY 4, YOU GUYS!!! Hollerrrrrr at me!

I’ve put off editing these photos because visiting Shimokitazawa was one of my most favorite things I did in Tokyo, that I didn’t want to do a hurried entry of it. The neighborhood is known for its artsy shops and hole-in-the-wall cafes, but I didn’t expect to enjoy the sights more than the shopping. . . cause I actually didn’t buy anything, except for a totally useless Anpanman face mask which I’m still immensely happy about. I’m all for really un-smart purchases.


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I Don’t Make Clothes Out Of Loom Bands


OH HEY LOOK, ACTUAL CLOTHES! Being the royally late updater that I am, these ~outfit~ shots from my Japan trip last July is only being posted a full month after. But it’s a milestone that they even made it online, so I pat myself on the back. I quite enjoyed putting together this “ensemble” because it hits all the right chords for me = fun, visually interesting, comfortable, with a hint of boyishness.

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Takeshita Street: Japan 2014 (Day 3)


Starting off this slew of random photos by an obligatory outfit shot at Takeshita Street, before it gets terribly crowded. We visited on a Saturday, so the mix of camera-lugging foreigners and ~stylin~ teenagers are to be expected. This particular photo illustrates how different me and my sister really are. She is the quintessential girly-girl, what with her tutu skirts and bows and Balenciaga rip-off shoes. I, on the other hand, am wearing an oversized Mets baseball shirt that bears the name Delgado. I am not into sports, or baseball, so you can safely label me as a poser.


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A Slice of Tradition: Seoul, Korea (Day 3)



Seoul Day 3 with these girls! Palace selfies, bulgogi realness, traditional Korean villages, and other crazy adventures abound! And while we’re at it, here’s a GIF of us goofing around in front of the Gyeongbokgung Palace!

I still have about two backlog entries for my US 2013 Travel Diary, but I know you’re all used to my outstanding promptness in posting.  In the meantime, please be pleased with the rest of this entry :D

Read  Day 2 + a bit of Day 3 here.  Click here for  my world Travel Diaries.

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Myeongdong For All Eternity: Seoul, Korea (Day 2)


Korea 2014:

To me, nothing in Korea feels quite like home as Myeongdong. The first time we went to Seoul in 2011, we rented a guest house at Anguk, but found ourselves inveitably returning nightly to Myeongdong. The second time we returned, we made sure to stay in Myeongdong so as to not make the nightly return trips and waste train credits. We lived off Myeongdong’s energy, especially charged during the night. That, and the free face mask samples.

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