Sorry guys this is a long overdue post. Last year was our first time we spend Christmas in Jakarta and I had to buy more decor for the Christmas dinner we were hosting. From my earlier posts, you can tell I love gold so to keep with the theme of my home (white, natural wood [read more]
Archives for December 2011
I love hanging out by the Lagoon Pool in Marriott. It’s a beautiful pool, with a bar in the middle. It’s so nice to hang out (or blog) on a beach bed with an ice cold beer. They even have free WIFI by the pool. Awesome!
I’ve already written about MoMo Cafe in the past, specifically the buffet breakfast that is served complimentary which our stay in Marriot Courtyard Hotel.
While TD waiting outside a meeting between the Philippines and the UN Secretary General Ban Ki–moon in the Bali Convention Center, he noticed that there were a lot of reporters and saw Hilary Clinton pass by.
After my Manila trip to attend a loved one’s wedding, I went back to Jakarta for 2 days to pick up Diplo Dog who was boarding in the Vet, to launder my clothes, bake some cupcakes and repack for Bali where I was following TD, who was there for important meetings.
Here’s another thing that I don’t travel without: My Swiss Army Card Lite! It goes without saying that people who DON’T check-in luggage, cannot bring this on the plane. Then again, I don’t pretend to be a light packer. =P This DiploWife must be ready for dinner with royalty, presidential sightings or market shopping! I [read more]
My friend D, hosted a breakfast yesterday to teach us how to make Traditional Chinese Tea. I didn’t know tea could have so many ingredients! It is no wonder that the Chinese have such a sophisticated tea drinking culture, after all the beautiful tradition of tea came from the Chinese!
My MIL is so sweet! When I arrived in Manila, I was also house-sitting for them. I guess she took our pork- (and pinoy food) cravings to heart because the freezer was basically pork bacon and lechon kawali! Haha! Now where would they get such an idea?!? Maybe because TD and I have become pork-tourists! [read more]
I attended the most unusual bridal shower/bachelorette when I was home in Manila for a wedding last November. Usually I know of the prim and proper spa bridal shower or the hen night painting the town red. But I’ve never been to one that combined both in a single place! I was totally ready for [read more]
You might have noticed that TD and are frequent flyers. Though we are perpetually on a budget, this doesn’t keep us from travel in style and comfort. This means travelling smart, and a big part of this includes packing. What is the point of dressing or looking stylish during travel, if… ….your having a hard time with cumbersome luggage, losing your poise barely [read more]
I’m having a hard time catching up with posts from recent trips to Manila, Bali and Ho Chi Minh. I never thought that I’d see the day that I would be in 4 cities (including Jakarta of course) in a single month! It’s been such a crazy, hectic but fun and awesome time for me. [read more]
Whenever I go to Manila, there is one man I never fail to see. It’s Stefan, my stylist from Basement Salon in Shangri-la Ortigas. I have the misfortune of having super unruly thick wavy hair (or in OC Mom’s term “wavy-yuck”), which is really hard to tame or cut. Left to it’s own devices it [read more]