A Very Old House in Cebu

Despite being a highly urbanized city, Cebu City nurtures one of the oldest ancestral homes in the Philippines, and perhaps the oldest Chinese home outside China.    AJ and I were able to visit this quiant ancestral house last Easter Sunday and, being the only visitors at that time, it felt more like a private tour! Welcome to the Yap-San Diego Ancestral House/Museum. You ... READ MORE

Dream Native Resort, Bohol

This was the resort hotel we stayed at in Bohol for 1 night.  My brother booked it for all of us.  It was very price-y in my standards (around P7,000 per night), but since our travel coincided with the peak season, I didn't mind that at first. We were served welcome drinks of artificially-flavored juices.   The owner was Italian I think, judging from his books displayed at the ... READ MORE

Bohol Bee Farm

I've read a lot of good feedback about the organic food at Bohol Bee Farm, and nothing much about the "bee farm" itself hehe!    But that's okay, I don't think I'll enjoy the farm tour too because by the time we got there it's past lunch and we're hungry so all we could think of was food! Without much ado, let me show you what we had and my usual satisfaction rating (with 5 ... READ MORE

Goodnight Cebu, Hello Bohol

AJ and I chose to have night flight out from Manila to Cebu last Thursday because of the long lenten break and we wanted to avoid the traffic and the long line at the airport. There was no traffic or line at the airport at all.  NAIA Terminal 2 looked almost deserted with very few people waiting for their flights. We traveled light. I always bring a book with ... READ MORE

10 Things I miss about Cebu/Bohol

Happy Easter, everyone!   I hope you all had a nice and meaningful lenten break last week. AJ and I got back from Cebu yesterday and it's only now that we are feeling the exhaustion from all the traveling that we did while in Cebu and Bohol.    So I took a day off from work today to rest and recharge for longer office hours that I will be having starting this week - what ... READ MORE

Off to the Pearl of the South

AJ and I will fly off to Cebu later to spend the Holy Week there.   I've finished packing this morning.   I love, love my colorful Cath Kidston bags!   The bag stroller was bought at the Landmark for just P350.00.    Why didn't I thought of this before?  Now we don't have to worry about carrying the travel bag (I realized how physically taxing it was when I brought it with me ... READ MORE

An Overnight Stay at Naga and Legazpi

I was in the Bicol Region last Friday for work.  We stayed overnight at Naga then traveled to Legazpi early on Saturday to visit our branch office and then see the majestic Mayon Volcano. This trip gave me an opportunity to use this Cath Kidston travel bag that I got as a gift last Christmas.   It's very roomy and easy to carry.  But it would've been better if there were ... READ MORE

Baguio Country Club

Last December I was in Baguio to attend a conference, and was able to enjoy the cold weather that it is popular for.  Although the coldest months there are really January and February, the December weather already kept me in my sweater for most of the day. We visited Baguio Country Club where we had our lunch and to check out its surroundings.  The last time I was there was ... READ MORE