Traveling with a 3-year old to a different country entails a great amount of compromise. We’ve learned that one sure way for all of us to enjoy the trip and keep sane is to keep to our daughter’s typical day as much as possible. We were mindful of her nap time. We also looked out … More Farewell Fukuoka: Postscript on a family’s first visit
If you had one last day to enjoy Fukuoka, and you have little kids with you, make the most of it with a day in JR Hakata City. JR Hakata City refers to the building complex that includes Hakata Station. It is a tourist attraction in itself. Hakata station is the largest and busiest in … More Farewell Fukuoka: A day in JR Hakata City
We have been to Art Fair Philippines for the first time in 2014. What they did to that ordinary parking building was nothing short of impressive – as were the high-profile attendees from the business, fashion, and entertainment worlds – and in spite of having a spirited 2-year old in tow, the experience was enthralling … More Two years of Art Fair
It’s as popular as ever from the time we were here last in 2016. It was good to be walking, going up and down steps, and be surrounded by much greenery in Pinto Art Museum again, especially after a hearty (albeit discouraging) lunch in Vieux Chalet. The senses also had a good exercise. There were … More Pinto Part II
Mima and KongKong – what my daughter calls my husband’s parents – were here for the entirety of the holidays. They are based in Butuan City. These visits mean plenty of mall time and eating out. Not that they are especially fond of eating out because while they do enjoy it, they also have a … More Eat your way through the holidays
I’m all for indoor play areas for children, but if there’s one thing that can make me not want to try a place out is a ridiculously high entrance fee. We have tried a lot of places, they all tend to be the same, so it’s a bit of a hard sell for me to … More Hello, Kidzania!
When going far from Manila or flying out is out of the question, or when there are budget concerns to consider, or it’s just too darn boring to go to the mall I say, say hello to Laguna! I found it funny when a TripAdvisor reviewer found this resort ‘sleazy-looking’ on the outside, but was … More Hello, Laguna! 88 Hotspring Resort
Because the heat took a lot more getting used to, in spite of best efforts, we felt that a hotel check-in was our best option for traffic-everywhere-fully-booked-everywhere Holy Week. I decided to focus our attention to the south, assuming that Makati’s finest hotels are already filled to the brim. We were 3 adults and a … More #embracingthesouth: Bellevue
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
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!