Idyllic Ybonita

If you want to take slowing down to the next level, Ybonita Farm and Villas can take you on that idyllic state in an instant. No wifi, spotty signal (for Globe users), and greens all around are the perfect ingredients for a slow weekend.

Idyllic Ybonita

A Canadian Summer

On my birthday in 2018, I was blessed to have been able to fly to Vancouver for a quick vacation. Perfect timing as I was able to experience its summer! I finally was able to understand why whenever my husband comes home from this city, all he talks about is the great outdoors.

A Canadian Summer

Sariwon's 7th Year Anniversary

When I got a message from Game Changer a few weeks back inviting me to Sariwon’s 7th Year Anniversary Celebration, I gave them a big fat YES because I am absolutely in love with Korean food. After plugging the event in my calendar, I forgot about it until I received a beautiful hanbok (Korea’s traditional dress) as the official event invitation. I love anything creative and unique so I found this invite so special!

Sariwon's 7th Year Anniversary

Conquering Masungi

I don’t have a bucketlist. I’ve tried making one, but the list got ridiculously long that I just told myself to grab almost every opportunity available and say yes to new things. Experiencing  Masungi Georeserve would be one of the items included in that list, if I did continue writing it.

Conquering Masungi

Finding Qi in Palawan

We gravitate towards remote and secluded places. We love conversations with just a handful of people and being able to freely roam around without worrying about going through a crowd. And that’s exactly what my husband Miguel gave us when he booked Qi Palawan for his 40th and my daughter Talia’s 12th birthday celebration.

Finding Qi in Palawan

Testing the Waters at Liwliwa

It’s all about slow living when you get to Sitio Liwliwa in San Felipe, Zambales. Who cares about spotty signal when you get to enjoy the sun, sand, sea, and sunsets every day?

Testing the Waters at Liwliwa

Katha Kape

Katha Kape, whose mission is to serve the best Philippine-made coffee in partnership with local coffee farmers and roasters, is now open at the arrivals area of NAIA Terminal 3 near Bay 8.

Katha Kape

The Dessert Museum

Eat your way through 8 mouthwatering rooms of sugar-filled happiness at The Dessert Museum, an interactive eat as you play and learn experience located at S Maison Mall in Conrad Hotel Manila.

The Dessert Museum

Bounce!

I try to look for new activities or places to visit every so often just to break the monotony of our school-work-school-work-school-work routine. And for this week, we spent it at a new trampoline park called Bounce!

Bounce!

In Retrospect

Sharing with you some of my life lessons learned, as well as some of the places I've been to, the past 365 days. Sometimes sappy, a bit cheesy, but definitely something I can look back to as a reminder to myself.

In Retrospect

Road Trip: Day Dreaming in Fantasy World

An abandoned theme park in Lemery, Batangas was our playground for the day as we took time off from our usual production related work. Built in the early 2000s, the management behind Fantasy World couldn't see through the park's completion due to financial and corporate troubles.

Road Trip: Day Dreaming in Fantasy World

Mount Pinatubo: From Beast To Beauty

On June 15, 1991, the wrath of a raging beast was felt not just in the Philippines but affected the entire world. Ash blanketed the metro and global temperatures dropped by about 0.5 °C for 3 years. Mt. Pinatubo took hundreds of lives and left thousands homeless. But today, she's blooming.

Mount Pinatubo: From Beast To Beauty

Solar Lamps For Marawi

Spent an afternoon building solar lamps at Philippine Artisan Trade to send some love and light through to our brothers and sisters in Marawi.

Solar Lamps For Marawi

Road Trip: Southern Food Retreat (Laguna)

Laguna is the birthplace of our country's national hero, Jose Rizal. It is famous for several attractions like the hot spring resorts in Calamba and Los Baños, the Taytay Falls in Majayjay, the footwear from Liliw, among others. 

Road Trip: Southern Food Retreat (Laguna)

Road Trip: Rural Address, Urban Experience (Sta. Rosa, Laguna)

Santa Rosa, Laguna is predominantly a residential community located in southern Manila. The Nuvali area in Sta. Rosa is popular for their recreational complex which offers paths for leisure biking, off road trails for mountain biking, a water sports facility for wake boarding, a huge pond for koi feeding, and more.

Road Trip: Rural Address, Urban Experience (Sta. Rosa, Laguna)