Magazine Feature In Real Living, I Have No Idea What I’m Doing

I don’t have any specialized talents except in teaching and a few certifications here and there. I am not musical. I am not an artist. I am not a dancer. However, I am great at enjoying music, appreciate some art, and was once a certified Zumba instructor. Not having all the proper training has never…

Mothers Who Brunch, Take Two

There are good people here. I am no expert on happiness or loving where you live but I do try really hard. For me, my roots have been able to grow deeper because I finally have local Filipino friends and it is a very different experience. I am learning a bit more about the culture…

Tayo Na Sa Antipolo: Hinulugang Taktak Falls

Tayo na sa Antipolo translates to let us go in(to) Antipolo and I could not agree more. Antipolo tempts me every time with her majestic waterfalls, fresh mountain air, beautiful country homes and delicious suman. I often ask myself why we haven’t been brave enough to bite the bullet and move out there. Hinulugang Taktak Falls is…

New Hits: Freezer Burn and Pink’s

Manila is getting everythaaaang! We have legit Mexican and the finest Parisian Macarons and now the heart of America, hot dogs. I kid. But seriously,  I’ve never even been to a Pink’s in America but we now have one a few minutes away in Manila. We decided to indulge a few weekends back and hit up…

Make Your Own Smoothie At Jamba Juice 

To be honest, the main drive I have for this blog is to help others find happiness here in Manila. When I think of what life would be like with the beautiful free libraries, story time, well maintained parks and gardens, free day care while I exercise etc. I let my mind wander and feel…

Paradizoo, Tagaytay

Paradizzo highlights are simple: the free animal feeding stations, miniature horses running around, butterfly sanctuary and beekeeping. The grounds are pretty large and green. If you have kids who really want to feed animals or are interested in bees and butterflies then give it a go. If you go on a weekday you can combine…

Pleasantly Surprised: Museo Orlina, Tagaytay

To be honest, when I found out we were going to a glass museum I was pretty freaked out my minions would break anything and everything, no pieces left behind. Plus, I wasn’t sure how much I would be into a glass museum. I am happy to report, Museo Orlina was cool! It is a funny…

The Flower Farm, Tagaytay

A flower farm? Yup. Oh Philippines, I just love you. In my opinion this should be on your list of things to do. Wether it be for your play group, field trip, family pictures or part of your #AnyWeekdayTagaytay stay at The Cabin like it was ours, you should go. If you love nature and…

The Cabin: Your Family’s Weekday Getaway

Oh Tagaytay, I used to believe in a false idea that you were overplayed and the traffic was too severe; how I was wrong! The trick is two things: go on a weekday and stay overnight. Who would have thought staying overnight would be so magical in Tagaytay? Believe me, it is. With the ease…

Rosa Mango Farms, Zambales

Rosa Farms (Rosa’s Mango Farm) is what my dreams are made of. Guys, I cannot recommend this place enough. If you go to one place in Zambales this would be number one in my opinion. Plus, it is only a three hour drive north. Goodness, where do I start? The cabanas, the mangos, the swings, herb…

Casa San Miguel, Zambales

I love The Philippines where there are these pockets of awesome you find on a random road, an old community or behind a twelve foot gate. They are here, you just have to do a bit of digging. Lucky for us, some friends recommended dropping by Casa San Miguel since we were staying in San Antonio…

Lo De Alberto, Authentic Mexican Food 

I can say confidently that Lo De Alberto is THE most authentic Mexican restaurant in Manila. After all, the chef is from Mexico City and you cannot get more authentic than that. I have mad respect for the group of people who made the good choice to go right to the source and bring this…