El Jardin de Zaida

December 2, 2021

our first travel since March 2020!

It felt good… to be able to explore again, to see new things, and honestly just to be somewhere else other than our home.

El Jardin de Zaida is a pleasant retreat from city life, a great place to get away from it all. It was my little one’s first road trip and I believe she truly enjoyed. The place is expansive enough, with lots of trees and manicured lawns, two pools, and even a spa (had my first massage in ages)!

If you’re looking for a relaxing getaway close to Manila, it’s an easy 2.5 hour drive from the CBD. Great for kids and grandparents alike.

Glad we did this and looking forward to (hopefully) more trips this coming new year.


And at the end of the day

November 17, 2021

Lee Nam Yun – 세상 밖으로 (Outside This World) ♥︎

Am I ready?

November 16, 2021

Life after 2020, what the Pandemic has done


Are you still there? It’s been a long time. Haven’t been in this space for quite a while.

Seems like the country is slowly getting back to normal. Covid rates are lower than ever, at least in our side of the world. People are traveling once again, and malls and restaurants have opened up just in time for Christmas season.

The past two years have been extremely taxing, I suppose for all of us. This invisible deadly virus has given me anxiety I never thought I would have in my life. Honestly still trying to deny the Mysophobia in me, have I gone mad?

Yet, here I am, about to take the first step outside my ‘pandemic bubble’. In a few weeks time, we will be going on a road trip (first time ever since the start of 2020, also a first for my now 1 year old baby). I am truly excited, perhaps slightly nervous, but more so thrilled and ready to get out of our everyday shell.

(More than) Half of my brain is saying “It’s time”, but yeah, a part of me is still wary. Hopefully this trip will make me (and my husband) realise that living life with this reality is worth taking than having to safely watch the world go by inside our little bubble.

I miss the old normal. Maybe I miss the old normal me…



Breathe ∙ Télépopmusik

Fall in love with these gowns made by Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda for Lady Kitty Spencer’s wedding.

All Photos Courtesy of German Larkin, found on Vogue website

Life change

March 8, 2021

So, it’s been a minute. A crazy one, at that.

A year into the pandemic, months of lockdown, work from home transition, partial isolation, youtube workouts, food delivery apps and a loooot of online shopping… by now, it’s a “we’ve all been there” scenario. But aside from all these things, something has happened that has changed my life on a whole different level. I have become a Mother, or Mama as I like to call myself. (Hence the absence.)

It’s something I had been dreaming about and praying for after I got married. And in essence, I simply call it a wonderful blessing… my silver lining last 2020.

I have so much love to give for this little one. No, this will not turn into a Mom Blog (hopefully!), but every now and then, I would love to show you how cute my world became because of her. 💗

L’affetto verso i genitori e fondamento di ogni virtu. A mother’s love has no limits.

How are you?

June 5, 2020

Covid-19. Lockdown. Economic slowdown. Businesses shutting down. Civil unrest worldwide. Chaos. Uncertainty.

Where do we go from here?


April 23, 2020

In the sky over there

I miss you.

Looking away

Standing silently.

My heart is on the street

I strayed without a way.

Days gone by

It’s all packed.

All cloudy memories

Far away

In my empty heart

It’s longing.

In the sky over there

I miss you.

Looking away

Standing silently.

Boracay, Philippines
Spanish Steps, Rome
Louvre, Paris
Opera House, Sydney
Times Square, New York

These vibrant and energetic places, now replaced w a certain emptiness and melancholy.

Amid all this, may we develop discipline, patience, endurance, and good habits ♥️

We can do this!

1997 throwback

April 20, 2020

Remembering feel good music back when I was still in Grade School 🎵

5 weeks and counting

April 14, 2020

A month has passed and we are still on a lockdown. The number of Covid-19 patients have been constantly increasing here in Manila and it seems as if we are still very far from plateauing. It has been a number of Netflix movies and series, Zoom chats and baking sessions, Youtube workouts and yes, the Nintendo Switch is back in action. Work has been almost close to non existent yet the days are going by pretty fast, surprisingly. Now that it has been exactly a month, I am beginning to have anxiety over this whole “uncertainty”. Is the lockdown going to continue for another month? When will work start? Is there really gonna be a #newnormal life post Covid?

What are your thoughts? Are you scared about what’s to come? Will the country’s economy and world economy suffer even more? How long until we can share a meal with friends in our fave restos? How long until we can stop wearing a face mask when we need to go out? Will the virus ever disappear?

My prayers go out to the victims of this deadly virus, those who are fighting for their lives and everyone helping them, all the health workers, front liners risking their own lives to save people, all the families that have lost a loved one, or those who have lost their jobs, also entrepreneurs with businesses that are shut. I’m praying we all get out of this alive and well, wiser and more appreciative of all the simple things in life.

5 weeks and counting… still let’s push through in life with vigor.




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