A Day at the National Museum of the Philippines

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In celebration of the National Heritage Month, the National Museum of the Philippines offered free admission for the whole month of May. AJ took me here one sunny Sunday morning, and I was really excited to have this museum trip again.  I can vaguely remember anymore the last trip I took here (as a college freshman and as part of a course requirement) and, armed with a ... READ MORE

April showers bring May flowers

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Sweet April showers. Do spring May flowers. - Thomas Tusser, 1557 I will forever remember May 2016 as the month where I celebrated a lot of milestones - at work mostly, but it's also my wedding anniversary month so I'm really overflowing with love and gratefulness! Let me share with you some of last month's highlights: A tour of the National Museum of the ... READ MORE

The 2015 Year-End Survey

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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

Hotel Florentina + Gabby’s Bistro

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We discovered the picturesque Hotel Florentina at Rovira Drive in Dumaguete by accident.  AJ and I were looking for Gabby’s Bed and Breakfast and Google Map led us here.  We thought we were in the wrong place but Google was partially correct after all; there's a Gabby's Bistro adjacent to Hotel Florentina and this was the original Gabby's franchise. Gabby's Bed and ... READ MORE

Exploring Dumaguete, the DIY Way (Day 2)

It's a beautiful volcanic island from afar.

We went on a day trip to Apo Island on the second day of our stay in Dumaguete. About Apo Island: Apo Island is a volcanic island covering 12 hectares in land area, 7 kilometers off the southeastern tip of Negros Island and 30 kilometers south of the Negros Oriental capital of Dumaguete City in the Philippines. The name “Apo” was derived from the a Filipino word which ... READ MORE

Exploring Dumaguete, the DIY Way (Day 1)

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Thanks to Cebu Pacific's Piso Fare sale last June, AJ and I were able to take a much-deserved 4-day vacation and we chose to spend it in Dumaguete City, the City of Gentle People, but more famously known for the following: Apo Island, Silliman University and the numerous dive and snorkeling site around the province. Another equally good reason to visit Dumaguete is its easy ... READ MORE

Casetta del Divino Zelo

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If you've been to Ilog Maria's Honeybee Farm in Silang, Cavite then you've probably seen this gated "house" outside Ilog Maria - covered with potted plants and baby trees. Last month when AJ and I went to Ilog Maria to buy more of their natural bee pollen (which we take daily), we made sure to check out this gated "house", which we learned from friends was a little convent ... READ MORE

A Look At Manila’s DreamPlay (by DreamWorks)

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AJ and I had our pre-anniversary dinner at City of Dreams Manila last weekend, and we took this opportunity to check out DreamPlay, the world's first edutainment (education + entertainment) center that features interactive environment for both kids and adults, using the very latest digital technology. Look, there's Hiccup and Toothless! A lot of people were having ... READ MORE