First time to cook a viand with soup. This is a Filipino version of a Beef Stew. It’s one of my favorites and my friend taught me how. Never too late to learn! Also learned to cook Chicken Curry. Had a bit of a luck with the ingredients and it did taste good. They liked … Continue reading Do-Something-New: FEBRUARY COOKING
I told myself to at least try one new thing every month. While I was thinking about what to do for the first month of 2021, my friend and I were able to clear a schedule for this workshop we’ve been dreaming of! We’ve been so grateful for the opportunities and our business is doing … Continue reading Do-Something-New JANUARY: Woodworking Workshop
I think what we want to do in life is already within us. We may want to try things and experiment but what we want to do is sometimes what we’re meant to do. We just need to connect deeply with ourselves and discover our true and deepest desires that will provide us our purpose … Continue reading Purpose
I want to be the strong loving woman/mom who gave her best to help and inspire others while living her best life. ✨ How about you?
My best friend and I have been chatting about a lot of random life topics - past, present and future. We actually gained more realizations on why things happened in the past and had a lot of good laughs about it especially in the love life department. I recently passed by a quote in Twitter … Continue reading Past Relationships: Odd Choices, Odd Decisions
We tend to get overwhelmed with the things we need to do but we just got to start small and prioritize. Writing and journals help but there are times that we are not in the mood to write. What I do is I start with the task I should've done first and then everything follows … Continue reading The little steps matter.
Hola! Bonjour! Hello! I decided to write my feelings today. I have felt really good for the past months and it was really cloud nine for me. I have been so grateful for 2020 because it actually opened up more opportunities for me until now and I am really happy and proud about the little … Continue reading HEARTACHES
Feel free to read my thoughts as you reminisce my Melbourne memories with me. This was last March 2016 and looking back, it was also one of the eye opening years I had where I gained more wisdom, strength, friends, adventures and experiences since my previous year was full of losses - job, dating life … Continue reading Melbourne Memories and 2020 Musings
How I cope up with life 2020.
It's been a while again and today marks the 16th day of quarantine due to the CoVid-19 virus. I hope everyone is okay and that those affected will get well sooner. I'm used to being at home every day but the fact that you can't go out to work, to your favorite restaurant or go … Continue reading 5 STYLE SERIES: THRIFTS
A lot of people think that in order to have good photos for posting, they need to spend so much because additional materials will be needed but actually, you can use whatever you have at home. The most common photographs used for posting is a Flat Lay. What is a Flat Lay?
I had a meet-up in Resorts World Manila last week and decided to take a few photos on my way there along Newport Boulevard, Pasay City. If you're visiting Manila and want to be close to the airport, you can stay here since 5 star hotels are located in this area such as Manila Marriott … Continue reading NEWPORT BOULEVARD
As people are getting more informed, sustainability has been one of the talks in town and I'm glad to hear that people are making the better choice or choosing products that have more sustainability attributes. So what's the connection to this post? I'm not talking about creating new products that are eco-friendly, I'm talking about … Continue reading 5 STYLES: MY THRIFTED CLOTHES
As mentioned, I will be sharing with you more photos of the other villages in the island and some snaps of food we had. I have already put in the details you need to know on how to get here in the previous blog so check it out too! Just think of this post as … Continue reading BALESIN ISLAND: THE VILLAGES
Hello, guys!! So obviously I haven't been active for a few months and this post was supposed to be published last February but I kind of got busy AND lazy, I admit. Haha! So anyway, I'll be sharing with you another short but sweet escape and by far my most favorite beach travel for New Year. Yes, … Continue reading STARTING 2019 IN BALESIN
It has been a while since I last posted again! And because of that, I will show you another must-see island I've gone to; Calaguas. Calaguas is located in Camarines Norte in Bicol Region, Philippines. My dad is from this region but I haven't explored much in here yet. I didn't even know that Calaguas … Continue reading CALAGUAS 2018
Ever since I finished college, I have struggled to find the thing I really want to put my all on. I've tried to enter different jobs, different businesses, different gigs and yet I still find myself lost. I can't reiterate enough how hard it was for me to stick to a certain job because I … Continue reading Finding My Passion and Purpose
This was our Day 2 in Disneyland and we used our FREE Star Ferry Tour for a more relaxed trip with a view to Disney. I'd definitely choose this than the train. Lol. Here's a visual diary of our 40 minute ferry ride experience. And we're here! Quite a long walk to the entrance too but you'll … Continue reading Star Ferry Harbour Tour
It was my first time in HK Disneyland but I'm glad to have spent it with Naomi and mom. No one is too old for Disneyland! Though I was really tired after the 2 day Disney experience that one day wasn't enough for rest. It wasn't a good time when we went because the castle … Continue reading DISNEYLAND HK
So I am sharing with you one of the favorite things I have ever done! I have been wanting to have a World Map frame on my wall because like you, I love traveling and I want to travel the world. It also reminds me that there are greater things out there, bigger opportunities and more people you can meet. You just need to get out there, out of your box and do your thing!
This Heritage Village is actually one of the 14 finalists for the 7 Wonder Cities of the World and it made me proud, knowing that it's from the Philippines. So I took the time to check it out and was so happy that I was able to visit Vigan City. After unpacking and a little … Continue reading VIGAN
Tito Alex's friend dropped us off in the hotel so we could freshen up a bit and fix our stuff. We stayed at My Vigan Home Hotel.
Hidden Garden | Baluarte (Chavit Singson)
A few more stop overs before Vigan! First stop: Marcos Museum and Mausoleum (Taking photos weren't allowed at the mausoleum) Taken outside of the museum, there were a lot of people and we had to wait a bit in line so I bought some fresh (so fressssshhhh) Buko (coconut) juice first. And I must say, I … Continue reading Marcos Museum and Mausoleum
After a long day, we headed to Hannah's Resort, where we stayed for a night. It was a big piece of land and a part of it was still being developed but there were a lot of activities to do like the usual banana boat and jet ski though the popular one was the Blue … Continue reading Pagudpud Beach | Hannah’s Resort
Moving on to the next destination: Kapurpurawan Rock Formation. I was so in love with nature that I didn't mind the strong winds blowing and pushing me that I almost stumbled down the rocks.
After a glimpse of Ilocos' History, we headed to the Burgos Lighthouse in Cape Bojeador in which they said there were ghosts in some parts of the place and should be extra careful (I never liked such scary stories). Anyway, the view from the top was amazing and it was cold and windy that the … Continue reading Cape Bojeador
After the sand adventure, we took some time to check out the Museo Ilocos Norte, a mini museum that showed how life was before in Ilocos.
I felt like I started my year right by travelling on New Year's Day (and yes this is a late post) and was so glad I didn't back out.I got invited by my bestfriend, Gail, to travel with her and her family to Ilocos, Philippines. At first, I was kind of unsure because my cousin … Continue reading LAOAG | LA PAZ – ILOCOS NORTE
We had our company outing at All Hands Beach Resort located in Zambales, Subic. It was a nice resort and the sand was quite fine! The entrance fee is P350 plus environmental protection fee of P150. Though since it was summer, the place was full of tourists, families and groups of friends but there are … Continue reading ALL HANDS BEACH RESORT
Our Airbnb was the best! It was pretty neat and exquisite so for me it's worth a hundred stars! It's a 3-4 minute walk to the beach and I was like - Yes! beach. We met the owner who was a half Filipino and we also had a great time with him - such a … Continue reading AIRBNB | BONDI ROAD SYDNEY
This is the last two stops of our tour - Tumalog Falls and Cuartel Ruins. This is only one of the many waterfalls you can find in Oslob plus I wasn't able to go to Kawasan Falls, the famous one, which is I think an hour or two away from where we were. The water, … Continue reading Tumalog Falls & Cuartel Ruins
I was so happy in finally meeting these beautiful gentle giants unexpectedly. Funny because I have been thinking about this for months and planning how I can see these whales on a budget and second, if I was to travel with a companion or not. It's so hard to schedule with your friends because all … Continue reading Whale Shark Watching, Tan-Awan Oslob
I had a recent business trip to Cebu and it was an exciting one because it was my first time and actually flew there for FREE. One of the perks of my job and so I had one Sunday off, this is one of the places I went to - Bluewater Sumilon Island resort. It's … Continue reading Sumilon Island
There are a lot of questions asked when it comes to my Single-Mom life and the top ones I hate are: Sayang naman. Is there a chance the two of you will get back together? (NO and it is not sayang) Don't you two think about your daughter? We do and we care and we … Continue reading WHY I WENT SOLO
This was actually last November 2017 so this post is a little late. Also, this is my second visit for the same year (first was end of May 2017). But even so, I want to share with you guys my experience in this wonderful surfing haven. I've been into surfing ever since La Union and … Continue reading Baler, Aurora
Do you ever find yourself laughing and then the next minute you're just staring blankly into space? It's like your train of thought never stops and it travels everywhere. Floating mixed words and sentences trying to figure whether you should do this or do that. This situation has led me to be aware that this … Continue reading I’m good, just tired. How anxiety affects me.
There's a lot of activities in my 2018 list and visiting new cafes and restaurants with my friends is one of them. Usually I go with Tina because we just agree on everything and besides, we are each other's photographers. We love cafes because we love to work, catch up and eat together so it's … Continue reading Tyler’s Cafe – Katipunan
This trip is my most unplanned so far. We were just talking about it and that day we checked the schedule for our transportation then went the next day. It was only an overnight thing and I wished we could have stayed for at least 3 days. Being such a short trip, we were able … Continue reading LA UNION SURFING
Moving on from the unique Filipino dishes we had, I got so excited to have finally landed on the streets of Lilac where Milieu, our second stop, is located. The interiors of Milieu is industrial and very simple which gives it a manly vibe. It actually reminds me of sports bars where I can imagine … Continue reading Marikina Food Hop: Milieu
Nasugbu, Batangas Philippines 20 minutes away from Forest Cove Me, Suikhi and Ean Infinities. Looking at the beautiful sunset. Capturing the sunset Cousins and Ean 🙂
Terrazas Punta Fuego Nasugbu, Batangas Philippines The Clubhouse We brought our cousin from Australia and his friend here before they went back so that they could experience the beach here in the Philippines. We definitely enjoyed our stay and the amenities were well maintained plus the staff were accommodating. It's a good place for those who … Continue reading Forest Cove Beach