Last week, I had the pleasure of attending Manila FAME. I was excited because as a blogger, they let me in as media and I was able to take pictures of the beautiful things that caught my eye so I can share them with you! I haven’t been to FAME in a very long time, but I [read more]
Last night I attended the opening of Design Story in Uptown Mall BGC. I usually avoid going out during rush hour… but seeing one my favorite design brands being launched in Manila is one of the few things that can make me brave Manila traffic. It’s all for the love of the beautiful Scandinavian design brand HAY. LOL. [read more]
This weekend was very exciting for us because it was the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the WAll (hashtag: #FOTW25) and Berlin, with the rest of the world, was celebrating in a big way with so many meaningful activities. We feel very lucky to be in Berlin and be able to celebrate such a [read more]
Our club, the Willkommen in Berlin, had the fortune to be invited by Angela Merkel to the Federal Chancellery. She welcomed us personally and took a group photo with us (one of the most thrilling experiences I have had by far). Then we were given a tour of the beautifully designed and very modern Federal Chancellery. [read more]
At the end of our Willkommen in Berlin club year, the group leaders of the Dinner is Served Group organized an event with Hotel de Rome on their beautiful rooftop bar. This is a photoblog of that lovely event, where we enjoyed Aperol Spritz and delicious hors d’oeuvre on a glorious sunny day. After we were treated to a tour of [read more]
I’ve always wanted to check out the Christopher Street Day (CSD) Parade. When we arrived last year we weren’t able to attend because we were busy trying to lock down and move into a flat. We made sure to go last weekend and I’m so happy that I can now check it off my Berlin bucket [read more]
Something really exciting is happening in Berlin until January 26. It’s Grünewoche Berlin or International Green Week Berlin 2014! I was so fortunate to be able to attend the fabulous opening ceremony last night and today I checked out the beautiful eye-catching Philippine Booth. Don’t you think the Department of Agriculture did a great job? Margarita Fores’ Twist [read more]
I want to share some pictures of a Charity event held in Berlin for the benefit of Typhoon Haiyan Victims in the Philippines. This event was organised by the Filipino Community who worked in partnership with the German Federal Foreign Office, Berlin Chancellery (the mayor’s office), Aktion Deutchland Hilft, Willkommen in Berlin and the Philippine embassy in [read more]
Last week, I attended a cooking demo hosted by the Colombian Embassy for the ladies of Willkommen in Berlin. Last Friday Evening, I had the pleasure of attending a party hosted for bloggers and Colombians living in Berlin. This is all a part of their Colombian food festival. I love how they are doing it in [read more]
I had the privilege of attending another Dinner is Served Activity with the Willkommen in Berlin ladies. This time we were invited by the wife of the Colombian Ambassador to enjoy the different tastes of her country’s cuisine. Diana Garcia, one of the 5 chefs in the book “Colombia, cocina de regions” or “Colombia, cooking regions” prepared for [read more]
I am part of the Design Group in Willkommen in Berlin and I was very fortunate to be able to attend this amazing event the group leaders organized with Luxury Department Store Quartier 206 and Germany’s Master Florist, Jürgen Herold. What an honour indeed! One of the things I’ve been looking forward to this Christmas is having [read more]
One of the things I am very fortunate to be able to join as the spouse of a diplomat is WIB or Willkommen in Berlin, a club for diplo-spouses and prominent ladies residing in Berlin. I am happy to say that I was accepted to be part of the Dinner is Served group. The very [read more]
Though the Berlin Festival of Lights 2013 officially starts on 9 October, there are some buildings that are already lit up! Yesterday we made our way to Hackeschermarkt to see the lights and sounds show at the facade of the Konzerthaus. More photos and videos after the jump!
Yesterday I attended an event I had been looking forward to for some time now, the Welcome Morning of Willkommen in Berlin or WIB. WIB is a great way for a diplo wife new to Berlin to meet other diplomats’ spouses, German FFO spouses and other well-connected ladies in Berlin. More information on the club below.
We were invited by the Ambassador to have dinner at her residence, shortly after our arrival in Berlin. Also present during dinner were guests guests from Manila and we enjoyed a fabulous meal with fabulous company. The meal was composed of Filipino dishes that were presented in a way that I’ve never experienced before. The new [read more]
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!
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.
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. [read more]
Last week I was invited to attend 2 Jakarta Fashion Week shows. Unfortunately I couldn’t attend one of them with Asian Fashion Law, but I was able to go with TD and Kaho of Chuzai Living to the Rusly Tjohnardi Atelier Fashion show. Just wanna share with you what I wore and the video of this [read more]
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 [read more]