Your camera-shy, train-loving blogger, at the helm of an N700 Series Shinkansen simulator in Japan. This blog has a strict no-face policy in force: a rule that isn’t difficult to abide by, as I don’t like taking selfies or having my picture taken anyway.

Diego Coruña, at your service.

Incidentally, that’s not my real name. It’s a pen name that I first employed on my anime blog a few years ago, and which I’ve now pressed into service as my default online label.

Needless to say, I love getting out and about once in a while. I’ve been out of the country as a child, but the first overseas journey that really sparked my interest in seeing more of the world was a 2007 trip to Singapore. Since then, I’ve gone on at least one foreign adventure every year. You can learn more about this side of me here and here.

What’s my job, you ask? Let’s not talk about what I do for a living. As a matter of personal policy, the stress of the daily grind stays behind in the office every time I clock out. This blog is my happy place, after all – so let’s keep things happy. (~‾⌣‾)~

Now then, what else? I’m from the Philippines, I don’t like seafood, I’m a history buff, I’m a railfan (with a particular interest in Japanese trains), I’m an anime and manga enthusiast, I’m a sworn enemy of selfies, and … well, that’ll do for the moment. Moving on…


Here and there, but not exactly around the world. I’ve settled into a comfortable habit of regularly visiting just two countries in particular (more on that below), so I neither expect nor desire to add any new countries to my been-there-done-that list anytime soon.

A long time ago, I resolved to visit at least one new country each year. I’ve since thrown that out and set a new resolution in its place: visit whatever country I feel like visiting, whether I’ve been there or not. On any given year, that usually means travelling to both Japan and Korea, two countries that I’ve fallen head over heels in love with and try to visit at least once or twice annually.

I wasn’t much of a travel blogger before 2013, but you’ll see bits and pieces of previous trips on my anime blog (more specifically under the Travelogues tab). The very first journey I wrote about from start to finish (in true travel-blogger fashion) was my 2013 trip to Japan, which you can find right here.


More about that on a separate page.



5 responses to “About

  1. Only one idiot to worry about X)) … I love it.
    In my younger years I’ve been to Canada, packed my stuff, backpack, equipment well organized, went away, with no talk obligation or communication-pressure. If I wanted I didn’t have to react to any body. What a relaxing experience. To be left in peace! But in Canada I’ve met my soon-to-be wife also, she’s Japanese, and we travelled together ever since. Good for me, she’s also the quiet type and loves to enjoy nature without constant chatter.

    • Hello, and thanks for stopping by.

      Canada, hmm … that brings back memories. I was there a few years ago, travelling with family, but it does strike me as the sort of place that could make for a very rewarding solo trip. Lots of nature, lots of space to get lost in (not permanently, one hopes). And to have met your future wife there – now that’s extra special. (^_^)

      A very happy Christmas and New Year to you and your loved ones.

      • …to you, too. Thank you.
        PS: The Bowron Lake Canoe tour is a nice area to get lost and reappear (with a relatively high chance of surviving ;)…

    • Half in jest, of course. 🙂 But yeah, I’m not overly fond of spoiling all the fantastic landscapes I’ve seen by dropping my face into the picture, haha.

      That reminds me of my very first trip to Japan, back in 2009: I came home with about 3,000 pictures, exactly TWO of which had me in them, neither of which was a selfie or even something I asked for. (On both occasions, I’d been requested to take someone else’s photograph and they offered to do the same for me; didn’t think it polite to refuse.)

      Cheers and thanks for stopping by!

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