Swiss Army Card Lite

Travel accessory

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]

How to Make Traditional Chinese Tea

Traditional Chinese Tea ingredients

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!

Missing pinoy food!

Pinoy breakfast tuyo salted egg tomatoes

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!

Keep it Neat with Packing Cubes

2-rimowa-packed

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]

Shortest escalator EVER

Short escalator Senayan City Mall

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]