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Tips on losing the holiday fat

Tips on losing the holiday fat

Traveling to a country with a lot of good food, giant portions, unlimited supply of dairy, decadent desserts and sweets really led me to gain weight. And the fact that I had zero exercise, I lacked sleep, and had a bad diet prior to that added to the cause why the needle in my weighing … Continue reading

My Word of the Year

My Word of the Year

Since 2011, I started the practice of beginning my year with a word or declaration on how I envision the year that was in front of me. Those words were like my banner or my theme which served as my inspiration, my guiding principle in achieving my goals, setting my priorities, and pursuing my passions. … Continue reading

“Thanksgiving” one year after

“Thanksgiving” one year after

A lot of things can happen in a span of one year! One of us just gave birth to a healthy baby boy… One slipped into wedded bliss and is about to pop out a boy as well… One decided to move out the Philippines and explore the life in Singapore… One got back from … Continue reading

Post-wedding thoughts :)

Post-wedding thoughts :)

There’s no such thing as a perfect wedding. I was “interviewing” the bride, my kaladkarin buddy, my partner-in-crime (?), my good friend since college Kirsteen on her post-wedding thoughts earlier this lunch. We were reviewing what transpired in their wedding, how some things have been screwed up by suppliers and didn’t turn out the way … Continue reading

In The Process of Dreamboarding for 2012…

In The Process of Dreamboarding for 2012…

Spring cleaning in my desk in the office–check! “Boxing day” of my old stuff from my closet and my room–check! Deleting my hundreds of emails in my inbox–check! Planning my financial budget and opening additional bank and trading accounts for the new year–check! “Dreamboarding” for 2012–that’s next! It’s the last week of the last month … Continue reading

What are you thankful for? (A Thanksgiving celebration post.)

What are you thankful for? (A Thanksgiving celebration post.)

“Girls, let’s do a thanksgiving celebration… prepare a list of things you’re thankful for.” I received this text from my friend Cai. “Sure, will do. When are we doing this? On our Christmas celebration?” I replied back. “No, Thanksgiving nga. Around November 24,” she replied. “Ohhh… THAT Thanksgiving! Game!” I texted, laughing at myself for … Continue reading

The sad news: We’re driving tourists away…

The sad news: We’re driving tourists away…

Beinga passionate traveler myself, my eyes would brighten up everytime I talk aboutthe beautiful places in the Philippines to foreigners I’ve met. I couldrandomly help a traveller here and would go to a Lonely Planet mode, givinginfo and tips about the places that I think are worth recommending. One of myfriends even branded me as … Continue reading

My own "social experiment."

My own "social experiment."

And so I’ve been pretty much under the radar in the “social networking” world lately. It’s not mainly because I’ve been busy with work thepast weeks (well, I really WAS), but I just felt like giving up that habit. It’s like, let’s say, quitting smoking ingrained as a daily ritual—I turned coldturkey, or something. There … Continue reading

I want to go to Peru!

I want to go to Peru!

I love going to “lost” cities! Exploring the ancient infrastructures, trekking the ruins, learning the mysterious stories behind it, taking photos… there’s something about these places that give me a different high. (This is probably the reason why I enjoyed the Temples of Angkor so much the moment I stepped there.) I’m reminded about another … Continue reading

Same Same But Different

Same Same But Different

From Urban Dictionary, “same same but different” is a phrase used a lot in Thailand, like in an attempt to sell something but it can mean just about anything depending on what the user is trying to achieve. Example: Q: “Is this a real rolex?” A: ” Yes Sir, same same but different.” His point? … Continue reading