Mount Makiling Botanical Gardens, Nature Trail

Aaaanndd we’re back. We sought adventure. We thought hiking would be a good idea, wrong! Lucky for us, the trail was closed and we forgot our carrier. The possibility was missed on all fronts and how lucky we are because our family learned a valuable lesson this day;  while we may be explorers we are certainly not…

A Momma In Space, National Planetarium

The long wait is over and the National Planetarium has finally re-opened. Hurray! I am happy to report it is definitely worth it. The dome projector is pure magic and the seating is reminiscent of a roaring twenties Hollywood theater with deep blue interiors, scarlet red carpet and gold plated details that hint at art…

Mother’s Day Round Up

(Giveaway is closed) Y’all know I love lokal and I want you to thrive here. My goal is to explore, find gems and bring them to you! As one momma to another I have created a round up of a few lokal favorite items and experiences that can help you focus on you, even if…

Ayala Malls The 30th Turned Me Into A Mall Rat

I have finally crossed the threshold of being a true blue Filipino, I am officially a Mall Rat. I love finding green spaces and have even written posts on escaping the mall. However, when the mall is this convenient, new and nice I throw caution to the wind and embrace my malling full on (I love…

BGC Wall Crawl

BGC has matured quite a bit since our first days here in 2009. Since we moved North of The Fort and Makati three years ago I don’t spend nearly as much time there. When I do visit BGC I am reminded how very nice it is. No wonder expats flock and stay there, I don’t…

PACEM Eco Park, Assumption Antipolo

You have to do a bit of rooting around but there are so many diamonds in the ruff of Metro Manila. My kids have an absolute magical childhood living here and I have an absolute magical adulthood. After we visited PACEM Eco Park at Assumption Antipolo I wanted take Manila by her shoulders and kiss…

VC Trading, Craft Depot At Farmers Cubao

{Please tell me you have seen Mean Girls and understand the irony of “Cool Mom” phrase. I will be teaching a basic hand stitching class at Hey Kessy’s new studio in Alabang Town Center May 15 if you wanna join, you can be a cool mom too. } Q: Where do I find paint brushes?…

Mom’s Day Out at Landers

I don’t know how I find myself in front of the camera, I blame it on Manila. 🙂 I have no proper training but I enjoy talking, being a mom, shopping at Landers and I am not camera shy. Why not do a webisode of this Momma’s Day Out? The concept of Landers Mom’s Day Out is to showcase…

Pilipino Pantry: Pão De Queijo

I gotta hand it to Manila, on occasion I get miffed because I try so hard to champion her and she will sucker punch me with a two hour car ride for five kilometers. Or be out of stock of my favorite pens in every Miniso I visit. Other times, she just has your back….

Driving Range, Fort Bonifacio Taguig

Part II of finding refuge in the city, without actually leaving the city. Part 1 can be found here.  Not going to lie, I love Manila but I am so often feeling trapped in this concrete jungle I need to find ways to either get out of the city or find something completely new. When…

Heroes Mountain Trail, Bike Trail Fort Bonifacio

Part I of finding refuge in the city, without actually leaving the city. Part ll can be found here Not going to lie, I love Manila but I often feel trapped in this concrete jungle so I am frequently finding ways to get out of the city. When I start to get that itch and can’t…

Quezon City Experience Museum, Quezon Memorial Circle

Move Over Mind Museum, QCX Is Here. The phrase is bold, but I am serious. The Mind Museum held a beautiful place in Manila dwellers hearts for a long time and has served and continues to serve its beautiful purpose. It’s a great place to walk to if you live in BGC and the out…