How to Organizing Travel Momentos

ikea kassett box with lid for hanging files-1

With the amount of traveling we’ve done (too much if you ask me!) I have given up on scrapbooking. I’ll just be happy to have all my little bits of paper, information or calling cards in an easy to find location when I need to refer to them for blog posts. Once I have the [read more]

Partying on a US Warship

Reception on warship USS ESSEX-29

We were invited to a reception on the US warship, USS ESSEX after the big meeting, which Obama attended in Bali last November 2011. I’ve been in a party in a Spanish ship docked in Manila Bay before, but never on warship. How exciting! I was so excited that I forgot to asked if it [read more]

Farewell Party Photobooth


Remember the this party we attended? One thing that made the party so much fun was the photobooth. This is also very popular for weddings in the Philippines, however slightly different in concept. In the Philippines there is usually a booth that takes 4 consecutive photos and you can change props between each shot (you only have [read more]

Black and White Farewell

Black and White Farewell Party-4

Last week we were invited by the lovely Claudia and Oscar to their beautiful Black and White Farewell Party. It was intimate yet well thought out by her event coordinator, which was perfect because moving countries can be quite chaotic. Everything went perfectly.

BALI BITES: Pica Tapas Bar


If you find yourself in Bali Collection and you are looking for a place for beers or a place with a band, you can check out Pica Tapas Bar. It’s a lively place that serves seafood and grilled meats. I was surprised with the name because I usually associate “tapas” and “pica-pica” with Spanish food [read more]

Flight to HCMC and Hotel

La Jolie Hotel and Spa Ho Chi Minh

Last year I was able to visit HCMC (Ho Chi Minh City formerly known as Saigon) Vietnam because of an Air Asia promo fare which we booked about a year ahead. (Yep budget flyers must plan waaaaayyy ahead!) I will be sprinkling the weeks ahead with posts on our trip to HCMC. FLYING AIR ASIA [read more]

MANILA EATS: Oh-so-luxe Lusso

lusso truffle fries

Our favorite resto in Manila used to be Pepato, owned by caterer/restaurateur Margarita Fores. So we were ecstatic to hear that she has a restaurant in Greenbelt 5 called Lusso. And the perfect opportunity to try Lusso out came when I met up with my former schoolmate and fellow blogger Deepa of over the [read more]

His and Hers Penhaligons Travel Cases

Penhaligons Leather Toiletry Case

For Christmas BDB (Big Diplo Bro) gave us these His and Hers Penhaligon’s Toiletry Cases. The leather is so luxuriously soft and the cutest thing about them are the zipper pulls – which are in the shape of the famous Penhaligon’s Perfume Bottle! 

VISIT ILIGAN: The famous spicy Pinakurat Vinegar

Iligan Original Pinakurat Vinegar

The main ingredient of the Suka Pinakurat is fermented coconut sap locally known as tuba and bird’s eye chilies “labuyo” that are harvested from the wild mountains of Iligan. These key ingredients are organically grown, with the chilies being farmed by mother nature.

The longest zipline in Asia

Dahilayan Bukidnon-6

Another reason to visit CDO (Cagayan do Oro)  is to ride the longest zipline in Asia at Dahilayan Adventure Park which is a whopping 840 meters long. Dahilayan is in Bukidnon, and it takes only 1 hour to get there by car from CDO.

BALI BUYS: Cheap Souvenirs at Krisna

Krishna Souvenir Store Denpasar Bali-14

For those of you looking for cheap souvenir in Bali, look no further! Krisna Oleh-Oleh Khas Bali is the place to go. You’ll find almost everything here in the convenience of a massive airconditioned store. Usually I like to haggle, but I find my inability to speak fluent Bahasa (with the correct accent) keeps me [read more]