The Good Woman or, what to be before expecting a good man

Recently, I've been reading a lot of articles about finding "Mr. Right" or the characteristics of a "good man." While there's absolutely nothing wrong with that, I can't help but notice that the articles all say the same thing. I don't know if it's just me but, if you think about it, these articles kinda … Continue reading The Good Woman or, what to be before expecting a good man

Ways to Help Haiyan/Yolanda Victims

  Last weekend, the Philippines was hit by what is said to be one of the strongest typhoons on record to make landfall. Millions are affected, thousands feared dead, and hundreds of families left helpless. But never hopeless. The Filipinos had always been resilient people. There is no doubt that we will rebuild. However, even … Continue reading Ways to Help Haiyan/Yolanda Victims

Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy (a.k.a. the easiest book review I made. And not in a good way.)

  A couple of weeks ago, I said I would write a review for the Fifty Shades Trilogy. I read it because I got curious with all the hype. No matter that reviews abound from both ends - very far ends - of the spectrum, I was determined to read through the whole thing and … Continue reading Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy (a.k.a. the easiest book review I made. And not in a good way.)

Southern (Luzon) Exposure: The Villa Escudero-Tagaytay Edition

We've planned countless trips but none pushed through. So, it was a bit of a surprise to me that this one did. It almost didn't, by the way, since the weekend we planned on going was the weekend after the heavy flooding of the metro. Realizing that we do better with impromptu trips, we decided … Continue reading Southern (Luzon) Exposure: The Villa Escudero-Tagaytay Edition

Binondo Culinary Jaunt with the Crazy People 2013

A couple of months ago, I convinced my family to come with me on a food tour in the oldest Chinatown in the world. Binondo was established in 1594, on the other side of the Pasig River across from Intramuros, as permanent settlement for Chinese immigrants who converted to Catholocism. They, and others who are … Continue reading Binondo Culinary Jaunt with the Crazy People 2013

Visita Iglesia 2013: Churches Around Manila

It is a yearly traadition of our family to do Visita Iglesia every Good Friday. Visita Iglesia, which is literally translated from Spanish as Church Visit, is a Roman Catholic tradition dating back around 300 A.D., when the pious Catholics would visit seven Roman Basilicas. Traditionally, seven basilicas or churches are visited but since our … Continue reading Visita Iglesia 2013: Churches Around Manila

Travel to the Philippines in 2013

"For travellers willing to go the extra thousand miles for a deserted beach, thePhilippines has around 7,000 of the most heavenly islands in the world. It's still not the most obvious beach-holiday destination, but it soon will be." So begins the short but sweet article of Conde Nast Travellers, naming the Philippines one of the top … Continue reading Travel to the Philippines in 2013