• Food Trips

    Casa Xocolat

    The comeback. When news broke out that Xocolat along Katipunan was closing, I felt a tinge of nostalgia as memories within its walls ran in my mind. I have had a number of recollections of this place – from college group meetings to dines out with friends and family up until last year. I loved everything about it! The feels – the homey ambiance it exudes from it’s main dining to the rest room (also because it was a former home! haha); the food – I enjoyed their pastas and their chocolate drinks were heaven in a sip. Thinking about it makes me want to get myself a cup right…

  • Travels

    Tokyo (part one)

    I just came back from Japan to celebrate our one year anniversary! It has been 365 days of wedded bliss and I am more than grateful to God for allowing us to breeze through our first year.  Yay! Do not get me wrong, it has not been perfect, but the Lord in His mercy and grace has spared us from any life-changing drama that would have altered the course of our future together. We have had a simple but happy family, but that is how I have always wanted it to be.  Our journey started with landing in Haneda at 2:30 in the afternoon.Before pulling our luggages with us out…

  • Travels

    Being Off the Grid

    As Filipinos (need I say citizens of the world), we value our voice in society, even if the scope of the people we influence are limited to our families and a few friends. We need to be heard, seen and witnessed live on social media. But this small, piece of tropical land eliminates all that – in a good way at the very least. It is after all a good excuse to bid your responsibilities good bye for a few days. *wink* U-Busuan-Gani-ng-pera gyud! I call this my cannot-be-reached experience haha. Cannot be reached again because it will take a long time before André and I can save up and…