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Our account of Coron 7 weeks after Typhoon Haiyan, Yolanda

When one searches for “Coron Palawan Philippines” through popular search engines, the search result yields a vast media coverage of the typhoon and its immediate aftermath. Many of the resulting articles are dated mid November 2013 or earlier. My post will concentrate on our personal accounts in and around Coron, Palawan, Philippines 7-weeks after Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Yolanda) made landfall from…

Happy New Year 2012

I just returned from our 10-day road trip to Northern California. Suffice to say, it was a refreshing and respite retreat from the hectic life of Los Angeles. Shaggy, our adopted guinea pig survived the 1,600+ mile round-trip and was glad to be home. I am surprised to find that all the plants and all the fishes, with exception to…

Rain-X Latitude wipers are in!

My Latitude wipers by Rain-X has arrived and it couldn’t arrive at a better time! My previous set of Latitude wipers lasted me a good three years, but has finally succumbed to the harsh heat of summer and relatively wet winters, courtesy to southern California climate. I like these wipers because they are well made, heavy duty and contours with…

How to record / video log your road trips

If you like to take frequent road trips like I do, then you may have driven through certain section(s) of your trips that you wished you’d capture on video. It could be a scenic drive, an urban utopia, a coastal drive, a desert stretch or even simply within your city of residence. I’ve tried several option, including hand holding a…

End of 2011 Sojourn for Two

I haven’t finish writing about my End of 2009 Sojourn and here I am preparing for part two of the Northern California escape! The trip will take place on the same week, last week of December, 12/24/11 through 1/2/11. The main difference this time around is I will be taking my girlfriend with me and the trip will be 4…

How to prepare for a road trip

I like to take road trips (for leisure or business) on an occasional basis. Aside from having an ample amount of gas on hand at all time, in order to mitigate any headaches, you and your vehicle must be prepared to take the road trip. I’ve created a simple check list that you can use, based on my experience and recommendation…