I’ve been hearing the current craze in Manila are milk teas. It reminds me of the Quickly Taro trend in college! Manila is so over the frozen yogurt (“SO 3 years ago!” according to tea lover Cory) so I just had to check it out after our dinner at Cafe Juanita nearby.
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Last Friday we were invited to several fabulous parties, like the Johnnie Walker Jet Black Lounge, Cocktails and Cupcakes Fashion Show at Desa Kemang, a Jack Daniels Night at the JW Marriott Hotel and the Wine and Cheese Birthday Open-house of our friend C. Though we wanted to attend all, it was logistically impossible to [read more]
Last Friday JOHNNIE WALKER®, the award-winning world’s number one Scotch whisky, hosted the most sophisticated & exclusive party in Indonesia, THE JET BLACK LOUNGE PARTY… Step inside the Circuit. This party is by invitation only. You cannot pay your way to get in – you must be on the guest list. Basically, the JOHNNIE WALKER® Jet Black Lounge is attended [read more]
I first found the idea of a travel charger kit from 101 Grams of Eye Candy. I also check out the ones from Chuvaness and Daphne O. So when I found myself in MakeRoom Bonifacio Highstreet, it was the first thing I looked for (and also how I discovered the Travel Medicine Organizer). The only [read more]
Before I announce the winner of our Aquasana Beauty Secret Giveaway, I’d like to tell everyone that OC Mom‘s generosity is not yet over! For those of you who didn’t win, you can still get a discount for your Aquasana filter purchase. How to get the discount and Beauty Secret Giveaway winner after the jump!
This is resto is so good, that even after I’ve written about it here and here, I wanna do another post on it. This time with photos from my DSLR. I feel like my previous posts didn’t do the food and the place justice! On my last Manila trip I ate at Cafe Juanita TWICE [read more]
When I am in Manila I already have go-to brands and stores. Jakarta is a very brand conscious city and it can be unnerving for someone like me, who never used to be into brands. Check em out after the jump!
Nothing is more essential to me than packing my vitamins and medicines for a trip! I want to be healthy enough to enjoy my vacations or maximize trips. Despite how fabulous travel is made out to be, there is no doubt that it can be very stressful for our bodies and quite tiring as well. [read more]
As I was walking towards the Fino store in Powerplant Mall Rockwell, I discovered a new store that reminded me of another favorite of mine (FIRMA). The new store is called CURA V and it basically sells beautiful things curated from all over the world for the home, novelty items and fashion accessories, just like FIRMA. [read more]
After having lunch with OC Mom in Manila and (eye)candy at Chelsea in Serendra, I went with OC Mom to EchoStore where she was hoping to get refills for her Messy Bessy cleaners. I love that we have stores like this in Manila now!
I just came from Manila and the words “manic” and “marathon” come to mind when I think about my schedule there! It was a 10 day trip. Usually I lose the first and the last day, because the first day I arrive at 5:30 in the morning, I need to recover and sleep, while the [read more]
TD heard about this restaurant because it’s one of the few restaurants in our side of town that serves pork. Pork is more common in the Northern part of Jakarta because there are a lot of Chinese Indonesians that live up there. As you know Indonesians are predominantly Muslim so we’ve missed pork during our [read more]
After hearing all about what an amazing beauty secret the Aquasana Shower Filter is, I’m sure all of you are excited to try it out! Thank you so much to OC Mom in Manila for generously sponsoring this contest! One lucky reader will have an Aquasana Shower Filter worth PHP 3,850.00 for FREE! Mechanics after the jump.
When college friends came to visit, I relied on our trusty “local” tour guide to pick our resto. E, who has been our saving grace as Jakarta expats, has lived most of his life in Indonesia. So much so that if he didn’t tell you he was Pinoy, you would assume that he was a [read more]
Our friends tried this dessert bar before us and it’s been something we’ve taken guests to ever since. It’s nice to go as a group and try the different yummy desserts. The warm and inviting ambiance makes me think “chocolate.” Check out the photos after the jump. I wasn’t able to taste everything but [read more]
Since I’ve moved to Jakarta one of my main complaints is the dirty tap water, it doesn’t help that we live in an old building and I get massive chunks of metal and stones in my faucet aerator. Eww. We found out that our friends live in houses or apartments that already have a centralized water-filtration [read more]
You guys I finally found a teabox big enough for my tea stash ( slash addiction)! YAY! You would not believe where I found it! =P I was visiting my friend Kaho of Chuzai Living and we were invited to have lunch at an American-Vietnamese lady’s house and after a yummy meal of Fresh Vietnamese [read more]
The highlight of our trip to Ubud and stay in Gaya Fusion was Gaya Gelato. This place has to have the best Gelato I’ve ever tasted. I’m not really and ice cream or gelato person, but this is exceptional. Artisinal gelato made by italian couple Massimo and Colette who closed up their gelateria in Italy [read more]
Many people get shocked to hear that after 2 vacations in Bali I gained 3 frikkin’ Kg! But after seeing my posts on the food in Bali, especially all the yummy food we had at Gaya’s restaurant you will see why I found it in myself to stuff all that food down my tummy. It [read more]
At first we thought Gaya Spa was your typical resort spa, but soon found out that it was basically an indoor-outdoor area where they have their massage. I am sure we have other neighbors across the ravine aside from Mr. Cow so I do not recommend this for the bashful. (It helps a little if [read more]