HAPPY NEW YEAR.

PSX_20190102_203712-1.jpgWhat the world needs most is openness: open hearts, open doors, open eyes, open minds, open ears, open souls. This beautiful quote by Robert Muller pretty much sums up my new year resolution.

Happy New Year.

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THAILAND | BANGKOK TRAVEL DIARY.

PSX_20181210_173224.jpgUnbeatable travel deals are definitely one of the many perks of living in South East Asia. This is undoubtedly a welcomed blessing for a spirit consumed with wanderlust, such as my own.

My decision to travel to Bangkok alone was a spur of the moment decision. I booked my ticket and hotel stay in a heartbeat without a properly thought out itinerary. I had mixed feelings of excitement and nervousness as departure date loomed. While I was excited about a getaway, I also dreaded the idea of travelling alone in Bangkok. Although I have been to Bangkok before, the city can be overwhelming without carefully laid plans.PSX_20181212_185121.jpg Read more

PHILIPPINES | MOUNT PALIPARAN AND TUNGTONG FALLS.

I’m lucky to be part of a group called “Halo Halo”, a community of women in Metro Manila who hike together. We’re not actually exclusive—the group also invite men to join us in our hikes—but we’re made up of mostly women from different corners of the world and of varying ages and backgrounds. Once in a while, we get together and discover local trails. We take these organized hiking trips as a great opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of Metro Manila, connect, network, and share our different experiences while living here in the Philippines.

Dear Mila, If you get a chance to read this, THANK YOU for being the force behind “Halo Halo”, organizing these hikes and helping us discover the Philippines one mountain at a time. PSX_20181206_170810.jpg

Last week, we went to Mount Paliparan, located at Barangay Cuyambay, Tanay, Rizal. We left Metro Manila at 5:30 a.m. and arrived at the trailhead just a few minutes shy of 7:00 a.m. There, we registered ourselves at the Barangay Hall, had a short briefing on what to expect, then set off with our assigned guides. Read more

MEANINGFUL FAMILY TRADITIONS.

PSX_20181119_144500.jpgAs a young girl, I always loved the idea of becoming a mother someday. I dreamt of big family gatherings, endless laughter around the dining table, and children running up and about-basically I have always wanted a full house. Read more

SPOOKY LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD FOR HALLOWEEN NIGHT OUT.

PSX_20181101_080941-1.jpgI’ve always taken a back seat when it comes to Halloween.  I’m one of those mums who simply walk into a store the day before and buys a prêt-àporter costume for their kid. Raise your glass if you’re anything like me. Read more

FOURTEENTH NOVEMBER TWO THOUSAND AND EIGHTEEN | HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROBERTO.

It is surreal how time flies. Days spinned to weeks, months, and in a blink of an eye it is already 5 years! Here is to chocolate dripping off this stack of whole-wheat pancakes because it is your day and Mama loves you beyond the moon. Read more

KEEPING DREAMS ALIVE.

PSX_20190102_203712.jpgSmall dreams. Big dreams. Average dreams. We all have them. Be it a fancy car, a home, a job, a promotion, a degree, the hot guy next door—we all have something we aspire to have. Chasing them keeps us alive, motivates us to keep going, and fuels our drive to move forward. Dreams make us go beyond existing to truly living.  They give us that extra purpose in life. Read more