Author: Clarisse

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Sapporo Travel Diary 2017: Having a grand old time at Moerenuma Park

Visiting city parks in other countries always turn out to be a memorable exercise for me. It might be because I feel this constant sense of jealousy over these beautiful, well-maintained parks– something we don’t have over here in Manila. Whenever I travel, I always notice the things I wish my home city possessed. But …

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Sapporo Travel Diary 2017: Lifting off to the Okurayama Ski Jump Viewing Lounge

I suppose the most well-known detail about the Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium is the fact that it held the 90-meter ski jump competition during Asia’s first-ever Winter Olympics in 1972. Historic as that may be, it was not my greatest takeaway from our visit here. I had very little idea of what to expect from …

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Sights, Sounds, and Smells at the 68th Sapporo Snow Festival at Odori Park

It’s not difficult to get a measure of just how big the Sapporo Snow Festival is, even though I only got to visit one site. What I saw in Odori Park was enough of a confirmation that this festival was one of the biggest celebrations of the winter season in Japan. Apart from that, to …

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Sapporo Snow And Smile: 8 Unforgettable Winter Experiences in Sapporo City

There’s a certain magic to the Sapporo City winter. As I sit here at home writing about it now, I wish I could’ve taken the whole city into my hands and placed it in a snow-globe, so I can preserve the memory of it forever. Everywhere you turn is a picture-perfect opportunity thanks to the …

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A lazy Pancake Mix Crepes Recipe for any status this Valentine’s

I contemplated for a while whether I should make something for Valentine’s this year. I mean, I don’t even make a fuss for my own birthday so skipping Valentine’s is definitely no problem. It’s not that I hate Valentine’s or anything like that– although I do feel like the sky-high prices of flowers for this …

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A cozy little Japanese place in Tagaytay called Aozora Japanese Cafe + Bistro

I came back home from Sapporo the other day but I’m still soothing a Japan hangover, which is why I decided to write about a local Japanese restaurant, of all things, to fill in the void. Somehow.  Anyway, Tagaytay has become such a favourite weekend getaway spot among residents of Manila in recent years. Aside …

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A first encounter leading to this Cacao Nib Coffeecake [VIDEO]

Lately I’ve been hankering for coffee so much it’s not even funny anymore. After drinking some during breakfast early in the morning, I’m already itching for another glass around mid-morning. I wonder if the thought of having so many kinds of coffee stashed at home is causing this. Nonetheless, bless all the people who gifted …

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Take a trip to Europe through Vanderlust Bistro + Patisserie

I first came across Vanderlust Bistro + Patisserie through a Booky article. The main focus of that article was actually this German dessert you hit with a mallet to break open, and needless to say I was very curious about it. I’m not particularly knowledgeable about German desserts and I can say for certain I’ve …