Garden Parks and New Parks, Kapitolyo

Guys, we will always find what we are looking for. Or sometimes we just happen upon beautiful gardens and green spaces because we are freaking lucky. My husband often walks home after work for exercise from The Fort to Pasig. I think it’s pretty impressive. On his day off he tries to keep up with…

No Yaya, No Cook, No Problem

This title might make you laugh but hear me out. If you live in The Philippines it is likely that you have a helper of some type. I personally have had my lovely helper Chanda for over two years and she has spoiled me rotten. I am not going to deny that I have become…

Yakap, A Movie For All

My professional background is in special education. I worked as a learning support teacher for five years. My teaching career wasn’t long as we moved over seas and I now stay with the children full time but my heart is will always hold a sweet spot for those with special needs. For over a year…

A Colorful Life

I like creating. As a momma I wear my creator hat proudly. I like creating memories, costumes, songs, toy schemes, recipes and a beautiful life among many other things. This certainly doesn’t mean that my life is picturesque (it’s not, unless poopy diapers and a pee riddled toilet are picturesque) but I feel happy when…

In Defense of Pokémon Go

I dedicate this post to all the Pokémon Go Widows out there. After the intense phenomenon of Pokémon Go hitting America and my husband making fun of the hype I was shocked when he answered he would most definitely be playing Pokémon Go upon its release in The Phils. Oy, I think I pulled a…

Airbnb Menu (Plus, A Giveaway!)

I am forever a fan of Airbnb after the last few trips we have had. We have chosen to start using Airbnb because it keeps the cost down for two bedrooms, usually a yard and we can cook at home. It is more planning and work to cook while on vacation but we aren’t sitting…

Vieux Chalet, Antipolo

How does a Swiss restaurant come to exist in the mountains of Antipolo? Love, thats how. A love for family, for home and for food is why the Hassig family established Viuex Chalet in their relaxed haven away from the city. In their own words, “In 1984 Mr. Tony S. Hassig and Mrs. Susan R….

Filipina Entrepreneurs

We live in a beautiful mix of a booming metro and culture full of entrepreneurs. Filipinos are no strangers to braving a start up, wether it be as small as a sari-sari or as large as a shoe mart, they just do it. I am constantly amazed at the entrepreneurial spirit of the Filipino culture,…

Come Sew With Me

Well, this is not my normal post. While this isn’t a post about some hidden gem or cultural lesson, it is a part of my life that I love and am excited to share. You can read more in my bio below.  I will be teaching a basic felt appliqué class at the Hey Kessy Shop…

Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens, Antipolo

From the first photo I saw of Luljetta’s I knew I wanted to visit. Swimming in a pool on a mountain side over looking the Manila skyline with hanging gardens is pretty dreamy if you ask me. Luljetta’s fulfilled all my fantasies as an eight year old girl. I was literally frolicking in a mountain side…

Tayo Na Sa Anptipolo

Just when you think you have seen all Antipolo has to offer, think again. Last year I fell in love with Antipolo. So much so, I convinced my husband we should move out there and he was all on board. At the final moment I was the one who couldn’t pull the trigger. It is…