Laos has always been mysterious to me. I only know the country through my Asian history class and apart from that I have no clue at all. Arriving in Laos for the first time makes me excited to explore this landlocked country in Southeast Asia.
Most first time visitors in Taiwan explore Taipei exclusively and budget is the most common concern. Taiwan is cheap compared with its Asian neighbors like Seoul, Tokyo, and Singapore.
Fuzhou is not a popular destination among foreign tourists in China. But in case you find yourself in the city for whatever reason, might as well spend a few hours looking around.
High-speed train is a popular choice among travelers from Xiamen to Fuzhou and vice versa. There are trains throughout the day and advance booking is not necessary unless it’s a national holiday, but morning trains tend to be packed everyday.
Disclaimer: Philippine context is used in writing this article.
I received a Facebook private message last week from a friend. She came to realize that she needs to invest in order to grow her hard-earned money . She realized that depositing her money in the bank after several years of work couldn’t do any wonder for her.
Xiamen is the largest city of Fujian province although the capital is Fuzhou which is two hours by high speed train from Xiamen. Many Filipino-Chinese trace their roots in Fujian and this is evidenced by their Fookien dialect which can be heard everywhere in Xiamen.
Located in Samar province, Calbayog is not a popular destination yet it has hidden gems worth exploring. I didn’t plan visiting this city but I gave it a try since I was passing through from Allen in Northern Samar going to Tacloban.
Over the years, I’ve heard horror stories of passengers being offloaded by immigration officers in NAIA. I’ve passed through NAIA’s immigration officers countless times and I have managed to clear immigration each time. I am an ordinary traveler just like you and you should be able to clear immigration as I do.
My first mutual fund investment is Sun Life Equity Fund. I bought it in November 2012 and until today, the absolute return value is 23%. It’s a good return for a newbie investor like me. And if you’re here looking for the best fund to invest in, Sun Life is a good choice but you have to study and read carefully before making that decision.
I wrote this essay six years ago when I was studying master’s in Taiwan. This essay reflects my hopes and dreams at the time. Although some of those dreams changed overtime, I am happy for the person I have become. To this day, I still keep on hoping and dreaming.