A reunion, field trip, play date, get-together! With dinosaurs and donuts! … More Dinosaurs and donuts day!
We were classmates in third year high school. The year was 1995 to 1996. At that time, we were some of the unlikeliest people to ever become good friends. There were girls who aced the quizzes, and the girls who copied from them. There were girls who came to class with homework ready, and girls … More On Erika, and why high school friends are the best
Discovering Wan Chai and dim sum that will make you remember Hong Kong forever … More When forever begins in Hong Kong
There are two mangrove areas that I know of that were developed for ecotourism. There’s one in Subic, and another one in Calatagan, Batangas. I was excited to find out that there was a mangrove forest open to the public in Lobo, Batangas as well. There’s nothing like an outing that has a bit of … More A mangrove forest in Lobo
Day 2 in Lobo was dedicated to seeing this town’s claim to fame: the Malabrigo Lighthouse and the pebble beach. The drive to Brgy. Malabrigo from the main town was easy-breezy – it’s straight all the way, road conditions are excellent, and the view is just super nice. We just had to stop and take … More Lobo: Where you can have a bit of Batangas all to yourself 2
Batangas. It’s every long weekend’s best friend. It’s also the province for all seasons, as one travel blog put it. 😀 There’s a lot to love about Batangas, given its wonderful, natural attractions and close proximity to Manila. But for something less ubiquitous but still pretty as a postcard, Batangas harbors a secret spot called … More Lobo: Where you can have a bit of Batangas all to yourself
No Halloween gimmicks for us this year. But grateful to my daughter’s school for having trick or treat mixed in with celebrating United Nations Day. It was a fun and memorable last day of class before the All Soul’s Day break. Her class was assigned Greece. They learned how to say ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’ in … More Greeks!
We don’t need a lot of reasons to go to Tagaytay. Lunch is a good enough reason. We went to Sonya’s Garden because we couldn’t convince anybody else to come with us on a 2-hour drive for a salad (as how some men would put it). Of course there’s more to Sonya’s than it’s famous … More Tagaytay for the soul
Clearly, it was Uncle’s night. I’m not a craft beer enthusiast per se, so it felt odd to be here at first. My brother – let it be known – carries his own siling labuyo in a small Tupperware on hand, so the hot sauce side to this event was a strong come-on. I’m still … More Craft beer and hot sauce kind of night
My brother-in-law got his Filipino food fix from this amazing find in San Pablo, Laguna. Thanks to my Waze dependent husband, we ended up taking a long detour from San Juan, Batangas and ended up in these parts en route to Manila. This is Palmeras Garden Restaurant. A wonderful discovery! The place is vast and … More Filipino food fix at Palmeras