Category Archives: Tourism

Philippines’ Whang-od Rejects Justin Bieber’s Request For A Tattoo

Top: Bieber; Bottom: Whang-od

KALINGA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – Tattoo enthusiasts will easily recognize the name Whang-od. She’s the 100-year-old (and last remaining) Filipina tattoo artist (mambabatok) from Buscalan, Tinglayan, Kalinga, Philippines.

Canadian singer Justin Bieber who recently showed off his new upper torso tattoo wants to travel to the Philippines to get yet another tattoo from Whang-od.

But sources close to the Filipina legend told The Adobo Chronicles that the famed tattoo artist is not interested in tattooing Bieber.

”I heard he is a very bad, bad boy,” Whang-od said in her native language.

We feel sorry for Bieber.


BREAKING: Filipinos Banned From Traveling To U.S.

IMG_5239.PNGWASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Filipinos were shocked today upon hearing that the Philippines has been included in President Donald Trump’s new, expanded travel ban.

The U.S. State Department, however, clarified that the ban only applies to Filipinos who are not able to secure a visa to visit the U.S.

“It’s not really a change in policy,” a spokesperson told The Adobo Chronicles.


All’s well that ends well.

Move Over TransAmerica Pyramid, Here Comes San Francisco’s Leaning Tower

IMG_4343.PNGSAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – For many decades, San Francisco’s skyline was ruled by the TransAmerica Building.  No tourist will leave the City by the Bay without a selfie in front of the obelisk-shaped tower.

Not anymore.

Here comes San Francisco’s newest and future tourist attraction: The Millennium Condominium Tower.  It’s the city’s modern version of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

At its current rate, the sinking Tower could tilt another 10 inches toward the Salesforce Tower in the next two years, lawyers for the homeowners warned in a legal filing.

We asked our artist-in-residence to give us an idea what the Tower might look like in the future (see photo).

While condominium residents will not be happy, world tourists will be, for sure!