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
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
Laiya is the gift that keeps on giving. Just around the corner from the city, it patiently waits to welcome you back every time the call of the sea becomes difficult to ignore. I was dead set on a beach trip especially since my visiting brother-in-law expressed interest. For a while then it seemed that … More Family beach break in La Luz
Summer zoomed past us, or at least that’s how it felt like. I deplored the fact that for us, summer 2017 was just a bunch of impromptu escapades – hello, Easter staycation and Laguna day trip – but in the end, who am I to complain? It will always be better than nothing. I decided … More Wait up, summer
Before falling for the Cozy Baguio Stay for 3 in a Deluxe Suite with Breakfast headline, there was Laiya’s Idyllic Seaside Escape with Full Board Meals for 2. I’m a happy Deal Grocer customer. The Laiya deal was for my kid’s first encounter with the sea. She super loved her first swimming experience in a swimming pool, … More Dinos and horses: Day 2 in Baguio!
(Updated) It was a random Deal Grocer purchase that I thought would last until when we could really use it, but too bad, I only had until June 15. So my family, including my friend who just came home from a trip abroad, and my hungover brother, piled into our Mazda CX5 for an overnight trip to the Philippines’ summer … More Dinos and horses: Day 1 in Baguio!
Well, just the afternoon if we’re going to be accurate. And not just any kind of farm, which makes this a great discovery and warrants more future visits and recommendations to friends. My mom made her birthday all about Akira by whisking us off to Costales Nature Farms in Majayjay, Laguna. Upon arrival, the first … More A day in the farm!
Couldn’t help the title. Hehe. If there’s one great thing about hanging out with my kid all the time is that when you ask her point blank if she wants to go on an adventure, the answer is a big loud, “yes! Let’s go!” Finally! Somebody who knows how to ride the wave of spontaneity! With … More Just bee-cause
It’s satisfying to do something completely spontaneous and have it turn out well. It’s the universe’s way of telling you, “right on! You’re doing the right thing!”. Even if it’s just for the moment. Feeling emo-crappy the day before and barely getting any sleep, I wanted to be anywhere but my house. I decided to … More Bag of Beans on the fly