Category Archive: Philippines

Life, interrupted

I’ve been crying lately, losing sleep over my dream trip to Nepal. For eight months I held on to this dream which kept me feel alive and inspired. Unfortunately due to uncontrollable circumstances,… Continue reading

Why I ❤️ Manila

Most travel guides often suggest to skip Manila when traveling to the Philippines. While there are plenty of beautiful places to see and visit outside Manila, skipping it may deprive you of an… Continue reading

Kate Spade Afternoon Tea at Raffles Makati

One of my favorites and quite an unforgettable experience I’ve done during my visit in Manila was the high tea at the Writers Bar at Raffles Hotel in Makati. I wanted to catch… Continue reading

Miracles at Our Lady of Piat (and Stations of the Cross at Calvary Hills), Northern Philippines

The Philippines proudly boasts as the only Christian nation in Asia. More than 86 percent of the population is Roman Catholic. I was born and raised a Roman Catholic and Sundays are usually… Continue reading

Climbing the 183 Steps at Callao Cave, Peñablanca, Cagayan, Philippines

The drive from Manila to Vigan to our final destination, Tuguegarao, was not only long but very tiring. It was definitely a relief to arrive in my parents’ home. A few years ago,… Continue reading

Road trip: Northern Philippines

Our road trip from Vigan to Tuguegarao (the city where my parents currently reside) took almost 12 hours . There were plenty of interesting places to stop and explore (not to mention the… Continue reading

A Day of R&R in Manila: Sofitel Philippine Plaza

My flight from Dallas to Narita was unbearable–I had a migraine from the moment we took off at DFW to the minute we landed in Narita. I couldn’t wait to arrive in Manila.… Continue reading

My love affair with Food needs to STOP!

Surprisingly, I cooked everything you see (above pictures).. I’m a good cook, not necessarily as good as those home cooks in that TV show Masterchef, but good enough for my family and friends… Continue reading