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A Letter For My Not-Husband

For my not-husband. You are such a beautiful human being, and there are days I ask myself what I ever did to deserve you.

A Letter For My Not-Husband

Corregidor: A History Trip For The Family

The violent past of Corregidor Island has made it infamous for eerie, scary encounters. But the place is oozing with significant marks of a time when the world was at war - an opportunity for families to learn together about our country’s rich history.

Corregidor: A History Trip For The Family

Stress-Free Holidays with Honestbee x Shopwise

honestbee x shopwise is here! You can now bring you everything you need for the holiday, from your party essentials, Christmas gifts, and different ingredients to fill your dinner table with delicious meals!

Stress-Free Holidays with Honestbee x Shopwise

Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens & Spa: Your Quick Getaway From Everything

Our son discovered what fireflies were, the feeling of fish munching on your feet, and enjoyed the cityscape from a vantage point. Wouldn’t you want this for your own kids? If you are in need of a quick escape from the bustling city, then go here. We swear, it is worth the drive up.

Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens & Spa: Your Quick Getaway From Everything

Bangar, La Union: Our Story with Inabel

Bangar, La Union ~ a town famous for their centuries-old loom weaving techniques. Each piece tells a story of skill and tradition.

Bangar, La Union: Our Story with Inabel

A Hidden "Boracay" in Mariveles, Bataan

We made a four-hour drive from our humble abode in Fairview to the southernmost tip of the Bataan Peninsula. There, you’ll reach Camaya Coast. We learned how it was once secluded cove - accessible only to local fishermen. Now, you can see it transforming into a prime leisure resort and residential development.

A Hidden "Boracay" in Mariveles, Bataan

An Afternoon at Piandré

When you're getting your hair done in their U.P. Town Center branch, it's not just going to be an ordinary day at the salon. Read on this Mothers’ Day Treat I received, and what makes this Piandré branch special from the others!

An Afternoon at Piandré

What Saved Me from Mobile Overexposure

As a social media gal by profession, I can't really unplug since my work revolves around my phone. But in the 3 years I've been doing this line of work, it was only last year that I started feeling the effects of mobile overexposure. It’s a real thing, but I’m happy I finally got to buy this little miracle worker!

What Saved Me from Mobile Overexposure

Tiaong, Quezon: Beguilding Glimpse of Villa Escudero

While it’s hard for us to admit, we all need a break. A time where you can enjoy the present, without thinking about what meal to prepare the next day. A break where you can be in touch with yourself, and enjoying unplugged time with family On a recent blog post we shared on A Momma Abroad, we recall our soul detox in Villa Escudero.

Tiaong, Quezon: Beguilding Glimpse of Villa Escudero

Days at All Home

We've been to a lot of home & furniture places - but there was something about All Home that we couldn't explain. It just made us want to go back all the time. Bobby & I even agreed to check out different branches out of sheer fun.

Days at All Home

Rosalie's Bibingka: A Kakanin Heaven

Whether it’s for pasalubong, special occasions, or pang-merienda at home, Rosalie’s Bibingka Store in Marilao, Bulacan has become a one-stop shop for Filipinos looking into satisfying their kakanin or Filipino delicacy cravings. You can find all the kakanin, cookies, biscuits and other local delicacies

Rosalie's Bibingka: A Kakanin Heaven

Youniversity Suites: Bringing Back Life to Manila

By the 21st century, you'd think the Laperal was a goner - I mean it was dilapidated, and there was hardly anything that could be salvable. However, its current owners started work on Laperal for about two and a half years after they bought it. They wanted to bring back its original purpose— a top of the line space with good art and good architecture anyone can proudly call home

Youniversity Suites: Bringing Back Life to Manila

A Glimpse of Claveria, Cagayan

Last December, my boys and I decided to go on a 5-day road trip up north ~ a family tradition we do every end of year. We spent a few nights in Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, and Abra. Unfortunately, it was raining hard throughout our stay in Pagudpud (Amihan season for that area, sadly), but on one of the days that the weather was forgiving, Bobby and I decided to drive all the way to Claveria, Cagayan (the nearest town from where we were). 

A Glimpse of Claveria, Cagayan

San Juan, La Union: Feels Like Home

The first time we were here, pre-Yñigo days, Bobby & I would drink under the stars, listen to the waves crashing into the shore, talking about how life would be. Who would have thought that we'd come back, somewhat do the same things, but this time with our kulit son in tow?

San Juan, La Union: Feels Like Home

La Trinidad, Benguet: Of Strawberries & Colors

At first glance, most people would be amazed. Others would probably think it’s an eye-soar.  Nonetheless, there’s a humbling beauty that lies within La Trinidad, Benguet.

La Trinidad, Benguet: Of Strawberries & Colors

Habi: Reviving The Lost Art of Philippine Weaving

Handloom weaving is considered a traditional craft in various regions. It is an intricately practiced, centuries-old tradition performed by tribes all over the country. It’s labor intensive, and depending on what region it’s produced in, it will utilize materials such as buri, inabel, raffia, pineapple, abaca and more.

Habi: Reviving The Lost Art of Philippine Weaving