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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
When we would travel from the Philippines to Jakarta and back (we were posted in Jakarta for 4 years), we would take budget airlines Cebu Pacific because we can buy up to 45 Kilograms of weight per . . .
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, . . .
One of our good ol' faithfuls in Manila is a small restaurant in the basement of the Rockwell Powerplant Mall. The food is consistently good, the service fast and the prices quite reasonable. We . . .
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 . . .
I am busy organizing and decluttering, not just my home but also my computer files, when I stumbled upon some of last years photos of Manila. I am really missing Manila so this is my way of coping... . . .
One thing that I haven't been able to live without since getting posted to Jakarta is Allercon Dust Mite Spray. It is regularly sprayed on our bed every few days and I bring a small bottle of it . . .
I've meant to write this post for a while. Guess what we usually ask our Filipino friends to bring us when they come to visit us in Jakarta? Everything can be found in a supermarket like Rustans . . .
As a diplomat's wife, I attended many receptions and parties. There are many times when I have to wear a Filipiniana gown or party dress and high heels. These receptions are usually cocktail-style so . . .
Mamou is a favorite of many foodies in Manila. The steak is always talked about, though I cannot for the life of me remember how it tastes. I am not a steak person. (I am more likely to remember the . . .
This is our favorite place to eat Japanese in Manila. Not just because of the excellent quality and freshness of the food, but also because of the prices - it is cheap considering the quality. It has . . .
I just love watching this video! What do you think? . . .
My husband received a neat gift from a pinoy in Jakarta lately. Thanks Jeff ! I love muscovado sugar with my coffee! And also loving how this resurgence in interest in healthy natural living in . . .
Sometimes you just need fast food and I'm definitely not above a Mc Donalds double cheeseburger or gravy soaked KFC chicken breast (white meat lover!) but the choices are very few. The last time we . . .
When I went back to Manila one of the things that we were looking forward to was eating at Pho Hoa. We miss Vietnamese food in Jakarta, and although there is good ol' Vietopia, it's not the same. . . .
For those looking for a posh place to brunch on weekends, I recommend you check out the Museum Cafe, better known as M Cafe, at Greenbelt 4 in Makati. The setting is just so chic and elegant and there . . .
You would never believe what my most popular blog post is (most number of hits) - aside from "Sergio Ramos' Girlfriend" that is. It's my post on FINO leatherware! People from all over the world are . . .
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. . . .