APARTMENT TOUR | LIVING ROOM.

Coming home always feels like diving into a sea of colours. Even though this can be intimidating for others, we find it refreshing. This is where we spend most of our time. We kept it cozy, bright and cheerful.

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MAKE TIME TO FEED YOUR SOUL.


Yesterday I revisited poses I haven’t done in a while and threw in a couple of balancing ones. They gave my busy mind something to focus on.

Each inhale created space for things that matters. Each exhale nourished me with calmness, softness and a sense of strength and stability. At the end of my practice I did not care about the many errands I had on my to-do list. Or the things I wanted to accomplish before picking up my son from school.

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BAKED MEDITERRANEAN VEGETABLES SALAD.

wp-1534290541147..jpgMeet my favorite salad. I could eat this every day for the rest of my life. I love its simplicity and how you can prepare all the ingredients and store in the fridge for a couple of days. I always have baked eggplant and red bell pepper in the fridge and whenever I feel like having salad, I simply toss them in my lettuce, drizzle some olive oil and voila. It is healthy, delicious, colorful and brings together different flavors and textures. Read more

KENYA | A DAY WITH ELEPHANT ORPHANS AT DAVID SHELDRICK WILDLIFE TRUST, NAIROBI.

PSX_20180718_164121.jpgPrior to visiting the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) Elephant Nursery, the only elephant my son has ever seen since he was born was Dumbo from his favorite American animated film. The night before our visit, we talked about baby elephants and he was super excited and couldn’t stop asking questions.PSX_20180724_163100.jpgWhen the big day finally arrived, I ended up just as excited as he was because I couldn’t wait to see his reaction. When the baby elephants started trotting in, I saw his eyes light up in awe and his heart melt. I felt like I had just hit a jackpot! Visiting the elephant sanctuary with him was a great idea! Read more

KENYA | FEEDING GIRAFFES IS AMONG THE 101 THINGS WE LOVE DOING IN NAIROBI.

PSX_20180718_172214.jpgIf you asked my son what he loves most about visiting Kenya, he will probably tell you stuffing his face with grandma’s Maandazis, also known as Swahili Bun every other morning and feeding Giraffes at The Giraffe Centre in Nairobi. We both love spending sometime with these tall, majestic creatures and this year was not an exception. Read more about it HERE
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COFFEE AL FRESCO AT WILD FLOUR RESTAURANT IN ROCKWELL, MAKATI, PHILIPPINES.

PSX_20180715_131047.jpgIt was cool and breezy in the morning so instead of curling up under a blanket, my boys [Husband and Son] and I decided to go out and enjoy coffee al fresco. Wild Flour Restaurant in Rockwell has a pretty outdoor seating area and serves a luxuriously creamy Almond Vanilla Latte.

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SEVEN DAYS TRAVEL GUIDE | FOUR GIRLS EXPLORING THE OTHERWORLDLY TERRAIN OF OMAN.

received_10216235950027409.jpegThere are a few tips and tricks you pick up on as a university student who cannot seem to give up their love for traveling. Firstly, make the best of your generous end-of-term holidays, as you are constantly told by warning adults that once you reach the “real world,” month-long spring holidays will be a laughable thing of the past. Secondly, if you have a friend, lab-partner, course mate or housemate who jokingly invites you to come and stay in their beautiful country, make sure to pounce before they can take it back.

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THAILAND | YOGI MUMS GETAWAY TO KOH SAMUI FOR A YOGA RETREAT.

PSX_20180707_131544.jpgYoga retreats are the perfect excuse to take a break from daily responsibilities, unwind, relax and reinvigorate. A few months ago, my friends and I were on the hunt for the best that the universe had to offer. After a zillion searches on yogaretreats.com, we decided on the Sattva Samui Yoga Retreat, which offered the perfect package at an unbeatable price. Read more

PHILIPPINES | HIKING UP MOUNT BINACAYAN AND WAWA DAM.

PSX_20180510_165918Our day trip to Mount Binacayan in the province of Rizal, was as spontaneous as we could get. It took just a few hours, but it turned out to be the perfect excuse to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. It was therapeutic, no doubt.PSX_20180514_122432The night before the hike, the organizer drops a quick line on our WhatsApp group chat and asks participants to bring gloves. That’s when it hit me that I had no idea where we were going or what to expect. But I quickly set aside my worries. Before I sleep, I thought to myself, Hiking is the answer; who cares what the question is? My initial apprehension was eventually replaced with excitement for another mountain trail! Read more

AFRO BEAT CLUB AT THE RUINS, IN POBLACION, PHILIPPINES.

PSX_20180513_071729Since we moved to Manila, I always had a thing for Poblacion. This bustling neighborhood is the old downtown area in Makati. Each time I would drive through it on my way to Rockwell, I would have my eyes pinned to its gritty streets and colorful flashy lights, too curious to explore, but not courageous enough to do it on my own. Read more