Paint the Town Ruby Red


Valentine's is just two weeks away!  If you're thinking of something precious and red to give to your sweetheart (or to yourself, ladies), then these fresh ruby gems from our jewelry box may just be the right one for you. Oval-Cut Rubies with Pave Diamonds in 14k White Gold  |  9.90 cts. rubies and 1.13 cts. diamonds (75 pieces) Emerald-Cut Rubies ... READ MORE

Affordable Designer Teacups at Cristina Re

Classic White Polka Dots (photo source HERE)

Thanks to Instragram and its wonderful community of teacup collectors, I was led to this high teaware brand from Australia named after its founder: Cristina Re. Cristina Re is an Italian-born, Australian-based designer who built her now 15-year brand from weddings.  Yes, weddings!)  She is known as the original founder of DIY stationery concept, providing quality designer ... READ MORE

The 2015 Year-End Survey


Thank you Aggie for tagging me!  I had fun (and lots of realizations) after filling out this survey.  Sobrang late ko nga lang natapos (2016 na!) but I think it's not too late to share this. ************************************* What did you do in 2015 that you’d never done before? Swim with sea turtles at Apo Island in Dumaguete! Did you keep your new year’s ... READ MORE

All-Year Round ‘Cold Spell’ with Le Miel Cafe’s Bingsu


A longer, hotter Manila summer is forecast for this year due to the strong El Niño phenomenon, which means that we should gear up for more trips to the beach and lots of iced dessert! Do you have a favorite summer iced dessert?  Mine has always been Razon's halo-halo. That is, until I discovered Le Miel Cafe at The Hub, Greenfield District last year (see related post ... READ MORE

TVolution Stick: The “Magic Wand” to a Game-Changing Digital Experience


As a PLDT HOME user for more than 5 years now (it’s our broadband internet provider), you could say that my interest in this new innovation launched by PLDT HOME and global technology giant Microsoft is really more on the consumer’s side.  And when I learned that the new device will enable me to transform our HDMI-ready TV into a fully-functional PC – the more it piqued my ... READ MORE

Thank You, 2015! Hello 2016!


Another year is about to pass, a year that has been so big to me (due to a major career shift) and which has brought me to new heights.  As you have probably noticed, I blogged less this year as I dealt with my now bigger role in our workplace. I have to learn about "acceptance" in a big way; accept that I cannot solve every problem thrown my way.  Even if I know how to ... READ MORE

Holiday Highlights {2015}


For the first time in many years, I started my Christmas preparations late.  As in really late.  If not for our week-long break due to the APEC summit held in Manila last November, I wouldn't be able to start wrapping gifts. Swamped with work and project deadlines, I skipped decorating our apartment for Christmas.  I thought I'll have to forego Christmas shopping as ... READ MORE

Gingerbread Houses


A (Belated) Merry Christmas to y'all! I hope everyone had a great Christmas celebration! The hubby and I spent Christmas Day at Hyatt City of Dreams, reliving our spectacular Christmas Eve stay there last year.  A lot of restaurants have opened since our last stay there (during my birthday early this year); giving us more food choices to explore and discover. As I am ... READ MORE