Author: dakilanglaagan

Hello there! I am Marjorie and welcome to my backpack reflections. Dakilanglaagan contains my thoughts and sentiments about traveling, hiking, and adulting. I'm not really a superb writer, but I write nonetheless. Life is too short to be consumed by other people's comments. Let's pursue what keeps us sane.
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Lesson Learned from Hometown Cha-cha-cha

It’s Okay to Live a Simple Life – and the Many Other Lessons Hometown Cha-cha-cha Reminds Us

A remake of the 2004 movie, ‘Mr. Hong’, Hometown Cha-cha-cha features the story of the dentist Yoon Hye-Jin (Shin Min-A) who moved to the seaside village of Gongjin where she meets the literal jack of all trades, Hong Du-Sik (Kim Sun-Ho). The 16-episode series follows a very simple plot – one that we never thought we need in these daunting times of uncertainty.

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A whole Day of Gossip and Why It's Good for Your Mental Health

A Whole Day of Gossip – and Why It’s Good for Mental Health

Gossip has always been considered an unethical phenomenon but surprisingly, according to research, it has its bright sides and despite its reputation, it can be welfare enhancing. Gossip goes beyond its negative connotation. In some cases, it can provide a venue for conversations on thoughts and feelings about a situation and how it affects the people involved – and even those who are looking from the outside.

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Rurouni Kenshin - and Some Lessons I've Learned in the Latter Part of Life

Rurouni Kenshin and Some Lessons I’ve Learned in the Latter Part of Life

There’s wisdom in watching once again the series that you so love in your childhood. The lessons you’ll learned keep on changing and the impressions you’ll have varies on your experiences. As Robertson Davies puts it: a truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity, and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon, and by moonlight.

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Costa Rica - How Time Flies and How Some Things Never Change

Costa Roca: How time flies – and how some things last forever

Spending the night with Lixelle and the two Christines brought a lot of beautiful memories spent through our college lives. I felt ‘me’ once again. For a long time, I have always wondered how my life would turn our had I not entered into an exclusive school for girls. But talking with them  made me realized that there’s perfectly nothing wrong with me. My thoughts, decisions, and actions are all mine – and owning them do not make me less of a person.

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When the Camellia Blooms follows the story of the single mother Dong Baek (Gong Hyo Jin) who settles with her son in the fictional town of Ongsan.

Lessons from ‘When the Camellia Blooms’ that May Take Some Time to Understand

When the Camellia Blooms follows the story of the single mother Dong Baek (Gong Hyo Jin) who settles with her son in the fictional town of Ongsan. There she puts up a bar business, named Camellia, which became the talk among her conservative neighbors. Years after she meets the local policeman, Hwang Yong Sik (Kang Ha Neul) and finds love in him, the people around her, and the circumstances that came along with her life.