At 4 years old, Akira still finds the mall’s indoor playgrounds a happy place. It still excites her when she spots one, she still has a great time in one, and really, if your family is the type that’s in a mall at least once a week, then it pays to make the indoor playground … More Yes, we still do indoor playgrounds
After days of feeling like my body wasn’t mine, I was too damn bloated for no reason, and I was having these random little yet persistent headaches, it feels fantastic for things to finally make sense. J (and his parents) is the one who’s really looking forward to having another kid, but since we were … More Now it makes sense
(Text Updated) Random great finds are the spice of life. I’m the type of person who jots down events that are interesting to me in my planner, but hardly get to go to any of them. I made it to this one. All thanks to a random Facebook post for this event because I never … More Discovering Japanese drums
I pass by it all the time, so I figured it would be nice for Akira to visit a dog café too. With the exception of my friend Macon who can’t seem to pass up any opportunity that involves cute dogs, it was all our first time to visit a dog café. Like Macon, I … More #embracingthesouth: Pups and Cups Dog Cafe
Instant noodles. The right thing to do is to avoid processed food like it as much possible, but there’s also no denying that a lot of people find it a kind of comfort food. For me, Nissin’s Savoury Beef Yakisoba was a big part of my college life, and though I hardly eat it anymore, … More My Cup Noodle Museum souvenir
I knew I had Japan to thank for inventing instant noodles, but now I know specifically to thank Momofuku Ando! On a trip to Tokyo last January, I decided to hop on a train (3 to be exact) to Yokohama and visit a one-of-a-kind museum: a museum dedicated to cup noodles! The Cup Noodle Museum … More Hello, Cup Noodle Museum!
Cebu. My only beef with you is you tend to send me home 10 lbs heavier. You’re impossible. First things first #whenincebu #ricos #cebulechon A post shared by Holaina Tan (@holainatan) on Jan 2, 2017 at 9:02pm PST On a trip last month to Cebu, I got to try Rico’s Lechon for the first time. … More Cebu Foodtrip: Conching’s and Rico’s
I was also around 3 when I was a flower girl at a wedding. I think I was only able to be one twice. This is my daughter Akira’s first time to be a flower girl. We got to go to Cebu for it. Squee 😀 Day 1, and Akira had to go to the … More A flower girl in Cebu
We would have probably watched Disney on Ice this holiday season, like many other Filipino families that have made watching it a kind of Christmas family tradition. After all its latest line up now includes the likes of Ana and Elsa, and Dory – characters that Akira loves – but it wasn’t until we found out that a show our … More Masha and the Bear is our first kiddie live show!
Our 2-night stay at Solaire ends with a morning swim before check out. We were lucky we were still able to use the pool. It was closed the day before due to a strong typhoon. It looked like a lot of the guests also had swimming in mind, but thank goodness the pool was pretty big 🙂 … More Part III: Swimming, samgyeopsal and more at Solaire