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This is what I'll always remember about Fukuoka: marveling at fully bloomed cherry blossoms, uninterrupted, and the crazy cold winds that always make a decent photo impossible. Domo arigatou gozaimasou, Fukuoka! ❤️ #📍KCxFukuoka
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This is what I'll always remember about Fukuoka: marveling at fully bloomed cherry blossoms, uninterrupted, and the crazy cold winds that always make a decent photo impossible. Domo arigatou gozaimasou, Fukuoka! ❤️ #📍KCxFukuoka

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Here's my Shoutout Saturday*: mornings in Japan. The calm, the smell of delicious coffee in the morning, the pleasurable walks, the trains that greet you every morning. For someone who does not miss a lot of things, I miss all that and more. #📍KCxFukuoka
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*Totally made that up
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Here's my Shoutout Saturday*: mornings in Japan. The calm, the smell of delicious coffee in the morning, the pleasurable walks, the trains that greet you every morning. For someone who does not miss a lot of things, I miss all that and more. #📍KCxFukuoka . *Totally made that up

The sun was awfully shy in Fukuoka. But it was generous with the wind and the cold. It doesn't help the city was surrounded by a huge body of water. But on our last few days, the sun came out. And we remembered to walk by our hotel's back streets. An arm stretch away, a line of beautiful cherry blossoms greeted us. Everything in perfect time. 🌸🌸🌸 #📍KCxFukuoka
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The sun was awfully shy in Fukuoka. But it was generous with the wind and the cold. It doesn't help the city was surrounded by a huge body of water. But on our last few days, the sun came out. And we remembered to walk by our hotel's back streets. An arm stretch away, a line of beautiful cherry blossoms greeted us. Everything in perfect time. 🌸🌸🌸 #📍KCxFukuoka

It was along a sketchy, red light district in Fukuoka. How we ended up there is a mystery until today. All I know is that everywhere I looked, there were men in suits and coats, standing in front of night clubs, skimming the crowd for potential customers to invite (PSA: We never got an invite; looks like we don't fit the profile.)
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And then we stumbled upon this place— it was beside a corner flower shop and across a boulangerie (where I had the best custard bun of my life). It can seat 30 people at best and had poor ventilation (I smelled like my gyoza after). The menu was straightforward and had pictures for foreigners like us with hungry stomachs and could do no better than just point at every delicious looking food on the menu. Anyway, long story short, of the many times I've been to Japan, this has to be one of my ultimate best finds. In hindsight, maybe even one of my most favorite finds in the world. If only I can remember how to go back. #📍KCxFukuoka
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(Now toying around with the idea of a proper blog because the food is too good to shove inside Instagram's squares.)
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It was along a sketchy, red light district in Fukuoka. How we ended up there is a mystery until today. All I know is that everywhere I looked, there were men in suits and coats, standing in front of night clubs, skimming the crowd for potential customers to invite (PSA: We never got an invite; looks like we don't fit the profile.) . And then we stumbled upon this place— it was beside a corner flower shop and across a boulangerie (where I had the best custard bun of my life). It can seat 30 people at best and had poor ventilation (I smelled like my gyoza after). The menu was straightforward and had pictures for foreigners like us with hungry stomachs and could do no better than just point at every delicious looking food on the menu. Anyway, long story short, of the many times I've been to Japan, this has to be one of my ultimate best finds. In hindsight, maybe even one of my most favorite finds in the world. If only I can remember how to go back. #📍KCxFukuoka . (Now toying around with the idea of a proper blog because the food is too good to shove inside Instagram's squares.)

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This roasted pork was marinated in light soy, maybe with some honey or molasses, then seasoned to perfection. Had a good serving of thinly shredded cabbage on the side, mustard, and the right amount of fat trimmings. It was so tender I swear it almost melted in my mouth. It looks so simple and unassuming. But omg, best pork dish ever. #📍KCxFukuoka
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This roasted pork was marinated in light soy, maybe with some honey or molasses, then seasoned to perfection. Had a good serving of thinly shredded cabbage on the side, mustard, and the right amount of fat trimmings. It was so tender I swear it almost melted in my mouth. It looks so simple and unassuming. But omg, best pork dish ever. #📍KCxFukuoka

Fukuoka can be eerily quiet at night. But the kind that feels familiar. And the kind that we all need. Suppose Japan can really do me no wrong regardless which corner I end up in. #📍KCxFukuoka
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Fukuoka can be eerily quiet at night. But the kind that feels familiar. And the kind that we all need. Suppose Japan can really do me no wrong regardless which corner I end up in. #📍KCxFukuoka

At one point, I started singing along, gushing, exchanging looks and half-hugging a complete Korean stranger (who even offered me her bottle of water when I ran out and it was getting too wild in the moshpit area). Well, Coldplay did say believe in love ❤️💛💚💙💙
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This is to be the last of the Coldplay series for now. Will resume after a string of Japan and Korea photos I have neglected.
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At one point, I started singing along, gushing, exchanging looks and half-hugging a complete Korean stranger (who even offered me her bottle of water when I ran out and it was getting too wild in the moshpit area). Well, Coldplay did say believe in love ❤️💛💚💙💙 . This is to be the last of the Coldplay series for now. Will resume after a string of Japan and Korea photos I have neglected.

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An extremely blurry photo of Chris Martin which I will proudly post because this was when he suddenly raised his shirt way up high and my entire being got shookt to the heavens! Tell me, how can you take a sharp image after that?
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First topic in our post-concert analysis as we make our way for the subway: "Were those abs or tiyan? Bato or dad bod?" Well, does it really matter? #ColdplaySeoul #📍KCxSeoul
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An extremely blurry photo of Chris Martin which I will proudly post because this was when he suddenly raised his shirt way up high and my entire being got shookt to the heavens! Tell me, how can you take a sharp image after that? . First topic in our post-concert analysis as we make our way for the subway: "Were those abs or tiyan? Bato or dad bod?" Well, does it really matter? #ColdplaySeoul #📍KCxSeoul

If I were to score my life, Coldplay's songs will make up about 60% of the playlist (the remaining 40% will be shared by at least a dozen others). That's huge. And significant. Since high school, they've been the music playing in the background— always there, saving me from heartaches because of failed Accounting exams (when you try your best but you won't succeed). LOL!
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So to fly off to another country for a band that has been there for me (whether I liked it or not) was a no brainer. In fact, I was ready to fly out for them since 2010. So when the stars have finally aligned, it was an immediate choice and was more than ready to burn (my then non-existent) cash.
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And then to finally be there, a good 6 feet away from front runner, Chris Martin, singing all the songs I've come to know growing up, and me looking like an idiot not knowing whether to sing, smile, or cry— it really, really felt like para- para- paradise ❤️
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P.S. Not even going to attempt to get over the concert in the next few weeks. So you can expect #ColdplaySeoul posts every now and then.
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P.P.S. Ended up eating a lot of confetti so I thought it was just fitting to take some home for remembrance. Because mega fan. Also, Pinoy. 😂 #📍KCxSeoul
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If I were to score my life, Coldplay's songs will make up about 60% of the playlist (the remaining 40% will be shared by at least a dozen others). That's huge. And significant. Since high school, they've been the music playing in the background— always there, saving me from heartaches because of failed Accounting exams (when you try your best but you won't succeed). LOL! . So to fly off to another country for a band that has been there for me (whether I liked it or not) was a no brainer. In fact, I was ready to fly out for them since 2010. So when the stars have finally aligned, it was an immediate choice and was more than ready to burn (my then non-existent) cash. . And then to finally be there, a good 6 feet away from front runner, Chris Martin, singing all the songs I've come to know growing up, and me looking like an idiot not knowing whether to sing, smile, or cry— it really, really felt like para- para- paradise ❤️ . P.S. Not even going to attempt to get over the concert in the next few weeks. So you can expect #ColdplaySeoul posts every now and then. . P.P.S. Ended up eating a lot of confetti so I thought it was just fitting to take some home for remembrance. Because mega fan. Also, Pinoy. 😂 #📍KCxSeoul

Punta kong gig kagabi. Okay naman, band has potential. #😭😭😭 #ColdplaySeoul #📍KCxSeoul
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Punta kong gig kagabi. Okay naman, band has potential. #😭😭😭 #ColdplaySeoul #📍KCxSeoul

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My little "Hear the Wind Sing"  Murakami moment in Ohori Park. (Also, Fukuoka wasn't kidding when they said temperature's at 14 degrees but had a real feel of 8. LOL!) #📍KCxFukuoka
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My little "Hear the Wind Sing" Murakami moment in Ohori Park. (Also, Fukuoka wasn't kidding when they said temperature's at 14 degrees but had a real feel of 8. LOL!) #📍KCxFukuoka

I said I'd keep the Hanami post to just one; but if it's as magical as this, who's counting? #📍KCxFukuoka
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I said I'd keep the Hanami post to just one; but if it's as magical as this, who's counting? #📍KCxFukuoka

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