Late Post: Shopping in Tokyo

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My 5-part Tokyo travelogue is still getting the most number of visits and search hits in the blog (thank you!), and this made me realize that I left one more good stuff to share about that trip - the shopping and my shopping finds! First off, I didn't shop much.  I enjoyed the window shopping, though hehe!  In doing so, I was able to compare prices of the Uniqlo and Muji ... READ MORE

Oakwood Premier [Joy-Nostalg Center]

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The hubby and I celebrated our wedding anniversary last May with a staycation at Oakwood Premier (Joy-Nostalg Center) in Ortigas.  We were supposed to go back to Taal Vista and stay there overnight, but I saw this great deal at Agoda.com and for the same hotel rate at Taal Vista, we got to stay at Oakwood Premier’s deluxe service apartment (94 sqm.) complete with a working ... READ MORE

An Opportunity of a Lifetime (Part 2)

Finally, a follow-up to the hubby's widely read travelogue about his trip to Toronto last year.  This time, he'll talk about food!   (Click here for the 1st part.) *********************************************** Hi everyone, I’m back.  Anyway, as promised, let me share with you my culinary experiences during that 3-week stay in downtown Toronto. The Hyatt on King Street ... READ MORE

Bag of Beans @ Twin Lakes, Tagaytay

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I had a very challenging week at work, and what I wanted to do right now is to drive off to Tagaytay and hole up there until Sunday.  That is, if only I can drive (and I don't know how hehe)! AJ and I were actually there last weekend, and as I took my mind off work, my eyes opened up to this picture-perfect restaurant that we discovered while cruising the Tagaytay-Nasugbu ... READ MORE

Taal Vista Hotel

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I've been reading lots of good feedback about Taal Vista Hotel, so to celebrate AJ's birthday last week, I booked us a weekend stay here. Thankfully, traffic was not so bad that Saturday morning.  We left Makati at 11 (without any breakfast!) and was at the hotel at exactly 1:30 p.m.  We were supposed to have lunch first at Josephine's before checking in at Taal Vista but ... READ MORE

An Opportunity of a Lifetime (Part 1)

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Text and pictures by my Guest Writer: AJ the Hubby, the Baker and the Gamer. ******************************************************** How would you feel when your boss suddenly asks if you have a valid passport?  That could potentially mean travel, right?  After the sudden rush of knowing that a travel opportunity lies ahead, of course you’d wonder where to, how long, what ... READ MORE

Club Balai Isabel

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This is another overdue post.   Was meaning to write about this really nice place we went to for our teambuilding activities in December last year. We are about 70 in our group, and we found the perfect place in Club Balai Isabel.    This idyllic lakeside resort in Talisay, Batangas  is very accessible, just an hour-and-a-half drive from Manila.  It has the perfect indoor ... READ MORE

Exploring Bohol

We spent only 1 full day and 1 full night in Bohol (not including the travel time to and from Cebu), but still we were able see most of what the island province has to offer.   The secret to doing that is to manage your time properly and to plan your itineraries well.   The latter is very important because most tourist destinations in Bohol are located at different towns so try ... READ MORE