Pilipino Pantry: Easy Summer Dinners 

The Philippines has two seasons; hot and hotter. Joke lang, we have summer, rainy season and typhoon season. We are at the end of summer and hitting the rainy season which is pretty much like living in an armpit of an eco system. For me, this means meals that don’t require turning on the stove…

Soaring Sagada

Today we have a guest post from another momma abroad, Alma or Kidsmorefun.blogspot.com. She has been my inspiration and exploring partner from the beginning of my adventures. She recently took a week long trip 10 hours North to Sagada Mountain Province and has shared her awesome insights below. Welcome Alma!  What soars in Sagada? Our…

Pilipino Pantry: Road Trip Food

      What food do you typically eat on long road trips here? I bet I can guess: McDonalds? My husband swore of McD’s last year so we had to get pretty creative with our food while on road trips, it was actually a really awesome stretching experience. For this Pilipino Pantry series I give…

Everything Kawaii: Secret Kawaii Finds In Manila

During my university years I attended a small international university on Oahu. Fortune found me one semester and gifted me three roommates from Japan. Kawaii [cute] is the only vocabulary I have taken away from that semester and it is no wonder it stuck with me, I have a weakness for anything cute, primarily cute paper…

How Suman Sealed The Deal

I’ve written before about Becoming Filipino and as I have reflected on my cultural journey I have found the tipping point, SUMAN. If you know me well, you know it makes perfect sense that food would be the hook line and sinker for me. Food is my love language. Think back to your childhood, what…

Museum Of A History Of Ideas, UP Manila

Another weekend, another museum. I was unaware how many museums we have access to until I started digging. There are SO many at our finger tips! The National Museums are a great starting place. The National Planetarium re-opened last month and a brand new national museum,  Museum of Natural History, is set to open later this…

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…