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…

Beautiful Produce at Farmers Market, Cubao

I was having beautiful produce withdrawals after our recent trip to La Trinidad and had a hunger for affordable, vibrant and flavorful produce. Lucky for me, Manila really does have it all. Just north of us at Farmer’s Market Cubao there is beautiful produce, variety, great prices and a slight breeze while shopping. You can…

Colors of The Philippines: STOBOSA Mural, La Trinidad Benguet

Good Grief! These islands, they are magical. It’s almost hard to have a weekend in the city knowing how much beauty and adventure is just a few hours out. (But we all know how much I love our big city, she’s a gem.) I love how colorful the culture and life is in The Philippines….

Strawberry Picking, La Trinidad Benguet

The Philippines never ceases to amaze me. We have picked sapinit (lokal raspberry variety), grapes and now strawberries. I would have never thought I would have these experiences living in Manila, it really is an adventure. After four trips to Baguio, we finally made it up north to La Trinidad for strawberry picking. The whole…

Pilipino Pantry: Gluten Free Artisan Bread

I love all the random surprises Manila throws my way. Sometimes it’s tables full of wooden dishes, home decor that imports to Pottery Barn and sometimes the surprise is local ingredients that are exponentially cheaper here and exist in most grocery store aisles in The Philippines. My middle son has intense asthma and after years of…

Angono Petroglyphs

Y’all know of my love for Antipolo? Her Rizal neighbor, Angono, gave us quite the show with her 5000 year old petroglyphs last month. Just a short 40 minute drive from Pasig to Angono and bam, ancient drawings. This one stop isn’t enough to fill up a whole day but we stayed for an hour…