A Weekend Getaway in Baguio

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Sharing with you snippets of our spur-of-moment road trip to Baguio last February (before the Panagbenga season), where everything was done last minute: last minute hotel booking, last minute decision to bring our car (instead of taking the bus) and last minute packing hehe! We left Manila early Saturday morning at 4 a.m. and thanks to the wonders of expressways ... READ MORE

Exploring Tokyo, the DIY Way (Day 5)

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On our last day in Tokyo, we took the train going to Odaiba, (お台場) is a popular shopping and entertainment district on a man made island in Tokyo Bay. It originated as a set of small man made fort islands (daiba literally means "fort"), which were built towards the end of the Edo Period (1603-1868) to protect Tokyo against possible attacks from the sea and specifically in ... READ MORE

Exploring Tokyo, the DIY Way (Day 4)

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Day 4 in Tokyo was a Sunday, and our activities for that day are: to visit Ueno Zoo in the morning and then Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in the afternoon.  These are the "non-negotiable" items in our Japan trip, and being there on a Sunday with expectedly more tourists and locals made it all the more exciting and memorable. Here's why we wanted to see Ueno Zoo so bad: The ... READ MORE

Exploring Tokyo, the DIY Way (Day 3)

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Our 3rd day in Tokyo (a Saturday) was spent at Hakone, a mountainous area west of Tokyo that is also at the foot of the magnificent Mount Fuji. The initial plan was to book a day tour package through Japanican.com but but after reading about the Hakone Free Pass at 2AussieTravellers.com , AJ and I decided to take the ‘road less travelled’ and do a DIY trip all the ... READ MORE

Exploring Tokyo, the DIY Way (Day 2)

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Our 2nd day in Tokyo was full of commuting, walking and picture taking! Breakfast was at Tully's Coffee, which is just a few blocks away from our apartment.  Obvious bang bagong gising k'me dito?  Hihi. After breakfast, we walked going to our first stop for the day: the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. Oftentimes referred to as the "Petronas Towers of ... READ MORE

AJ’s Cooking

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Text and pictures by my Guest Writer: AJ the Hubby, the Baker (and now aspiring Chef too!) and the Gamer. ******************************************************** Over the past couple weeks I've taken a liking to cooking dinner. I once made a Creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken, which I initially paired with rice. I had a lot left over from that, so the next night I cooked a ... READ MORE

Enjoy the good ol’ times with McDonald’s new limited-time offer desserts

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(Press Release from McDonald's Philippines) Care for a throwback moment? Starting August 19, customers can feel nostalgia as McDonald’s introduces two good old-fashioned desserts. These great-tasting and affordable treats will make customers reminisce happy memories and keep them craving for more. Remember the sweet pies and other baked goods that mom or grandma used to ... READ MORE

Fussili with Bacon, Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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You all know that I love the the combination of pesto + bacon in a pasta dish.  You can back read on the pasta recipes I've featured in the blog and you will find that these ingredients have been reused so often, hehe! That's because everyone who have tried my pesto bacon pasta think that it is a great meal.  There's a lot of flavors going on in this dish and of course, who ... READ MORE