Kaho of Chuzai Living organized 2 blogger meet ups at KOI Kemang the past 2 months, and I was really lucky to be able to attend both and meet a group of really cool Jakarta based bloggers! Pictures of the second blogger meet up after the jump! Thanks for organizing the brunches Kaho!Read More
Just want to share with you some pictures of the lovely event I attended recently, a reception to celebrate 40 years of ASEAN-Japan relations. It was held at the fabulous Kempinski Hotel (formerly Hotel Indonesia). It was my first time to ever go to Kempinski and I wasn’t disappointed.Read More
I’ve been in this holiDAZE and so out of it lately! After December 23 I went on hyper-mode and had to whip up something for Christmas and New Year. One of the things about Diplo-life is holidays spent abroad away from family. Usually spending it in the Philippines automatically gives the holidays structure for us. Last last year we had Christmas Eve Noche Buena with TD’s family in Manila and then traveled on December 25 to spend Christmas Day with my family in Mindanao. Since we were left in Jakarta this year, we had to create our own celebrations with friends who didn’t end up going home either… even our non-Catholic friends celebrated with us! Thank you! There were many get-togethers and tons of food with Jakarta friends old and new! After the jump is a photoblog of what we did over the holiDAZE!
A couple of weeks ago Former President Fidel V. Ramos (FVR) was in town to give a speech. And TD had the privilege of being his “close in.” TD picked him up at the airport in the wee hours of the morning and got home at 3 am then was up again to pick up FVR at 5am for his 6am golf game with some Ambassadors. TD was really amazed that he was able to play golf with only one hour of sleep… and they even played the first couple of holes under the rain. Wow what energy! Anyway on his last evening I was lucky enough to be invited to the small dinner for him at Crystal Jade.Read More
Last April we decided to host a potluck get together to catch up with friends and to introduce some new ones to each other and to TD. It was also how TD wanted to celebrate his birthday. Something super low key and casual. It was so much fun to introduce my blog friends like Chuzai Living and Asian Fashion Law to my cooking demo friends and to some Pinoy friends. It was wonderful how everyone gelled together. We had a lot of fun and I hope we have another one again in the future!Read More
I’ve had the pleasure of being invited to 2 welcome parties for ChuzaiLiving‘s baby the past week. The first one hosted by A of StumbleAbroad blog who has to be the most fabulous host ever! Seriously the party looked like it had been planned by a professional party organizer. Unfortunately I forgot to bring my camera in all my rush. I hope to see pictures of it in Kaho’s blog soon! The second party was hosted by the beautiful mommy herself the other day and it was beautiful, as with everything that Kaho does! Loved the gorgeous light blue + white theme ! Check out the pictures after the jump.Read More
There were 2 other alternative titles to this post: Desserts at DiploDen or The Sweet Circle. Both are from my very funny and very clever friend Huma, whom I adore to death! I always have the pleasure of being invited to these ladies homes for a mind-boggling amount of delicious food so I thought it was time to host a tea party in my “DiploDen” too. It was also a good way to introduce them to my new friends Bea and Ana (of Stumble Abroad blog).
On many of our get-together, someone also does a cooking demo. So during this tea party, at the request of Dona, I also did a demo on how to make Molten Chocolate-Nutella Pudding Cakes. After the jump are the pictures taken by both Dona and Huma… thanks so much for documenting this tea party ladies – very fond memories of too much food and non-stop laughter, as always when I am with this bunch! ❤Read More
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 was docked or in the middle of the sea! I did manage to ask if they recommend flat or heels though. =P (Their answer was low heels recommended) Photos of another DiploWife adventure after the jump!
This is a continuation of my post on the Black and White Farewell 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 a second or 3!) then the machine pops out a print out all 4 photos in one paper. Here in Indonesia, there is no booth per se and someone is actually taking the photo, with another person printing out photos in a machine, and another putting them into cute envelopes/borders. Check out our super fun photos after the jump!Read More
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.
Last Saturday we were invited to the farewell reception for the Japanese Ambassador at Hotel Nikko. I was excited to see our DiploFriends after being away for the holidays AND because it was the perfect occasion to use my new Kimono-inspired top from Tyler Philippines. =P
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.Read More