I can’t believe that after more than 6 years living overseas, we are finally back in Manila! I was really excited to speak the language, be back to everything familiar and feel at home. I was in for a surprise! I never thought I would say this, but after only 3 years without coming back for a [read more]
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I am reposting this list that I found a while back. It’s the 25 THINGS TO DO IN THE PHILIPPINES from INQUIRER.net. Most of my life before I met TD was spent traveling the Philippines with my family, yet there is still so much of the 7000+ islands that I haven’t explored. There is so much [read more]
Whenever I am in the Philippines, I never fail to go to my dentist and aesthetician Dr. Laura of Affinity Dental Clinic. I’ve worked hard to maintain my teeth and gum health over the years. I’ve even had braces twice (the first one was to straighten teeth) and the second one was to avoid risky [read more]
I just love watching this video! What do you think?
I am making this list for friends who are visiting or moving to Manila. If you are going to Manila to visit for a few days I hope this helps you decide where to go for shopping and where to eat. Manila is a great place for shopping. If you know where to look, it’s [read more]
Reposting bits from this article TD found on the net: PH is world’s 8th friendliest country: HSBC survey | ABS-CBN News.
Christmas has always been kinda over the top for the majority-Catholic nation of the Philippines. And we go all sorts of crazy for it. I think this meme says it all. LOL. Photo after the jump!
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]
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]
For ME that is! Though I’m sure that many of you will agree to me…if you don’t then you probably haven’t tried our mangoes =P We are all entitled to an opinion on who has the best what, but since this is my blog then I’m expressing my own personal opinion haha! Last week my [read more]
Watched this BBC TV segment on Youtube last weekend. It’s of a bus driver from London who came all the way to the Philippines to try his profession in the streets of Manila. I hope you will find the time to watch all 6 segments because it is really eye opening. I am from Manila [read more]
It’s been a quiet week on my blog since I was out of the country for 7 days. Spent 3 days in my province with family and 4 days in Manila to take care of “business.” Yes, there was internet in both locations (We own an internet cafe in the province for heaven’s sake!) but [read more]
I had lunch at the new Eastwood Mall today. I went to the ladies room and after washing my hands decided to retouch my make-up and tidy up my unruly hair. While I was doing so, I had to stand between the two sinks (mirrors were only directly on top of it) and use my [read more]
One of the most enjoyable things for me in Manila is walking around Salcedo village. I love the buildings, the trees and the slight breeze… Walking to lunch with my best friend, I am also reminded me of the days we used to walk our dog to the park and all the cute pooches coming [read more]