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

Day 2 in Ilocos: Laoag and Pagudpud (continuation)

In my last post about our 2nd day in Ilocos, I mentioned about Paoay's best secret.  It's none other than their famous sand dunes and Kuya Jeremy really urged us to give it a try as it's an experience that we will never forget. When we made a brief stop over at the Paoay Lake Viewdeck, Kuya Jeremy by then has sold us the idea of seeing the sand dunes and going for the ... READ MORE

Day 2 in Ilocos: Laoag and Pagudpud

Our 2nd day in Ilocos was spent at Laoag and Pagudpud.   The travel to Laoag from Vigan was approximately 2 hours and we were arrived in Laoag shortly before 8 a.m. A visit to Laoag won't be complete without seeing the Paoay Church, famous for its distinct architecture highlighted by the enormous buttresses on the sides and back of the building (from Wikipedia). Next we ... READ MORE

Day 1 in Ilocos: Touring Vigan

(Warning:  this post is picture heavy) We have been planning for our Ilocos trip as early as last month but the details were only finalized about a week before our actual travel (two weeks ago).   Many thanks to my boss who owns the My Vigan Home Hotel in Vigan, our stay and trip to the tourist spots in Vigan as well as in some parts of Laoag and Pagudpud have been taken ... READ MORE

Sunday Trip at Tagaytay (Part 2)

We made several stops at the main road going to Manila.   It's not because of a car emergency or anything alarming, but because we could not resist checking out these items: We don't have a garden at home but I have a gut feel that the elusive ceramic garden stool I've been lusting after is somewhere in these big vases and pots. The lady manager said that they have those ... READ MORE