Runaway Tales

December 24, 2014
Extreme Danger!

When Things Didn’t Go Well – Rev 2.

As someone once said, sh*t happens. Globally, locally; it happens. This year wasn’t an exception – I had life-changing experiences, but also encountered numerous unfortunate incidents. Some are my fault, some purely happened in a Universe-has-spoken-way. I’ve shared stunning stories […]
December 17, 2014
Ireland Dingle Peninsula

2014 Travel Destinations Top 7

Top 7 Travel Destinations of 2014 It’s time to say good-bye to the year 2014! Where have you been this year, and where are you planning to go next year? The world is big, and everything seems interesting. I was […]
November 26, 2014
Making kimchi for the winter

Live from Korea, It’s Gimjang (Kimchi Making) Weekend!

Live from Korea, It’s Gimjang (Kimchi Making) Weekend! This is the day, a very important day, when we Koreans prepare kimchi for the winter and the upcoming year. What did you say, it sounds like a lot of work? Oh […]
November 18, 2014
Late autumn in Seoul

Home is Where The Heart… or Convenience is

I used to not enjoy coming home. In fact, I felt almost miserable on the way back from short trips. I choose to be away from my family during the big holidays. It was my only chance to do something […]
November 10, 2014
AWE14 Art Activity with Christianne Goonting

We Did It! AWE ’14 in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

From October 31 to November 2, 100 women and men gathered in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, to share their passions and inspire each other. It’s been a long time coming, ever since last year’s AWE ’13 in Kuala Lumpur. As a […]
October 20, 2014

What’s New: On a Podcast and AWE ’14

I’m on a podcast! I had the pleasure of talking to Nathaniel of Daily Travel Podcast last month. Thanks to the internet, we were able to connect between Seoul, Korea and Boston, USA. And now our conversation became a podcast! What […]
October 1, 2014

Why Gilmore Girls

Okay, I’m jumping on the bandwagon here. From New York Times to Buzzfeed, everyone is talking about The Gilmore Girls. Of course it’s a show worth talking about, but it’s not just that. The buzz was caused by the recent […]
September 23, 2014

Conquering Seoraksan National Park

Conquering Seoraksan National Park South Korea is a small country, about the size of Portugal, but we are blessed with high peaks and wildlife. The country is 70% mountainous area. Because of our four distinctive seasons, this land of the […]
September 16, 2014

The Importance of Hometown Travel

Do you go back to your hometown? I left home three years and some months ago. I embarked on something called long-term travel, or a nomadic life with my backpack. I’ve never stopped moving around ever since, but I always […]
September 8, 2014

Chamula, Where the Time has Stopped

Entering Iglesia de San Juan Bautista in Chamula, Chiapas, Mexico We walk in through the thick wooden door. The light is dim. There are no seats. Instead, the floor is carpeted with pine needles. Wide ribbons cross the ceiling of […]
August 19, 2014

Why I’m Going to Chiapas, Mexico

I’m going to Chiapas, Mexico!   Sound familiar? You’re right. I went to Chiapas this time last year as well. (Here you can read the recap of ATMEX 2013.) But this year, I’m going with more responsibility. I’m attending ATMEX, […]
August 14, 2014
Diving in Tunku Abdul Rahman Park Kota Kinabalu

Now I’m an Open Water Diver! And Things I’ve Learned

Guess what? I’m an open water diver now! Before my birthday last year, I made a promise to myself to be more active. One of the promises on the list was “learn how to dive.” I have a personality of […]