Our 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.The 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
EXPAT IN THE PHILIPPINES | HIKING UP MOUNT MABILOG.
Waking up at 4 a.m. was a challenge but I still made it on time for our 5 a.m. meet-up at San Antonio Plaza, Makati. By 5:30 a.m., everyone had arrived, registered, and filled up two mini vans. We were finally set for the trip! Read more
EXPAT IN THE PHILIPPINES | FRIDAY NIGHT OUT AT PAPER MOON – MANILA, PHILIPPINES.
Nestled atop of Knightsbridge Residence in Makati, Paper Moon Manila offers its visitors an extraordinary dining experience. The restaurant’s elegantly understated spacious interior combined with beautiful Italian background music creates a relaxing ambiance, perfect for all occasions. Read more
EXPAT IN THE PHILIPPINES | THE ART FAIR PHILIPPINES 2018.
The art scene in the Philippines was in full bloom this past weekend as the most anticipated annual art event took place. Art Fair Philippines 2018 was a four-day event that brought together artists, art enthusiasts, gallerists, and collectors in a large-scale showcase that transformed the entire car park of The Link Ayala Center here in Makati city into an art exhibition venue. Read more
MY TOP 7 TRAVEL DESTINATIONS FOR 2018
Koh Samui and Bangkok, Thailand
Thailand is always a good idea! Together with a bunch of other mums, I just booked a yoga retreat in Koh Samui. I’m so excited to be combining the two things I’m passionate about: yoga and travel. Apart from practicing our downward facing dogs, we’ll be exploring the beautiful island of Koh Samui, of course! We’re also planning a three-day stay in Bangkok before heading to the retreat. No doubt this ultimate ‘’Mums Just Wanna Have Fun’’ trip is going be an amazing experience. I can’t wait! Read more
EXPAT IN THE PHILIPPINES | MIREIO AT RAFFLES – MAKATI.
Located on the ninth floor of Raffles Hotel in Makati, Mireio is probably one of the coolest rooftop bars I have ever visited. Read more
EXPAT IN THE PHILIPPINES | HIKING UP THE TAAL VOLCANO.
A crater lake on a volcano on an island within a lake within an island seems like a mindboggling idea. But did you know that such a place actually exists? Read more
EXPAT IN THE PHILIPPINES | YOGA RETREAT IN SIARGAO.
I just came back from my first ever yoga retreat, held in one of the east-most islands of the Philippines, Siargao. Also known as one of the prime surfing destinations in the country, Siargao is a cluster of islands and islets located in the province of Surigao Del Norte. Read more
EXPAT IN THE PHILIPPINES | ART IN THE PARK  AT JAIME C. VELASQUEZ PARK, SALCEDO VILLAGE, MAKATI.
Truly reflective art is born from its culture. It celebrates, rebukes or just showcases the beauty of life that may otherwise go unnoticed. This weekend, I had the opportunity to partake in Art In The Park at Jaime C. Velasquez Park here in Salcedo Village. This is an annual art fair organised by the Museum Foundation of the Philippines Read more
EXPAT IN THE PHILIPPINES | MARIA LUISA’S GARDEN ROOM CAFE – MAKATI.
Maria Luisa’s Garden Room is an intersection of a Grand French vintage tearoom and a quaint eatery, creating the perfect atmosphere for both romantic dining, and a girl’s night out. Carefully selected colors and textures have been combined to create a warm and elegant interior.
We chose a table next to a window overlooking their serene garden.