Review: Ordering Books Online From Fully Booked Philippines

As a child, my parents encouraged me to read a lot, even though they aren’t readers themselves. We weren’t rich, but they’d buy books for me whenever they had money to spare, so I had no shortage of Peter & Jane books and Enid Blyton novels. For that I am truly grateful. Because without books and the magic of imagination and wonder, I would not … Continue reading Review: Ordering Books Online From Fully Booked Philippines

I Interviewed My Husband on his Typhoon Ulysses Experience

November has been an awful month for many Filipinos.  The island nation has been battered by consecutive storms and typhoons, with five within the span of the last few weeks. Earlier this month, super typhoon Goni – one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded – devastated large swathes of Eastern Philippines, leaving 25 dead with thousands more displaced.  And now another one has struck.  … Continue reading I Interviewed My Husband on his Typhoon Ulysses Experience

10 Of My Favourite Places To Visit In Manila, Philippines

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again – I have a love-hate relationship with Manila. On one hand, I love how culturally rich and historical it is, with its museums, churches and art galleries (And Jollibee, of course!). On the other, I’m not a fan of its insane traffic, the pollution, and the fact that its one of the most densely populated cities … Continue reading 10 Of My Favourite Places To Visit In Manila, Philippines

How To Get Married To A Malaysian: A Guide For Filipino Foreign Spouses

Hey guys!  So I haven’t had time to write about this properly, but I got my marriage registered in November last year (2019), with my Filipino husband.  We had the marriage registered in Malaysia and started planning as early as 2018. It took us over a year to have everything in place. Getting married in Malaysia is no walk in the park if your spouse … Continue reading How To Get Married To A Malaysian: A Guide For Filipino Foreign Spouses

30-Day Writing Challenge : Day 10 – Traffic

10. Traffic  Like many major cities in Southeast Asia, traffic in Kuala Lumpur is pretty bad. The distance between my home and the office is about 20 kilometres, and I spend about an hour getting to work, and 1.5 hours to get home. This will stretch to two hours when it rains, or if it’s a Friday evening. Traffic congestion has been a long standing … Continue reading 30-Day Writing Challenge : Day 10 – Traffic

Hotel Review: Manila Marriott Hotel, Manila

Has it only been a month since my Manila trip? It feels like ages ago :’D Maybe it’s because I can’t wait to go back so I can gorge on Frankie’s buffalo wings spend quality time with the Boy again. LDR isn’t an ideal arrangement, but fingers crossed that we won’t have to do this for much longer. But I digress. While in town recently, the … Continue reading Hotel Review: Manila Marriott Hotel, Manila

Review: Filipino Fusion @ 75 Lilac Cafe + Kitchen, Marikina

On my last night in Manila, N’s sister brought us out to 75 Lilac Cafe + Kitchen in Marikina for dinner (thank you for the meal, ate!). Specialising in Western and Filipino fusion cuisine, expect dishes the likes of Wagyu Salpicado with Tofu and Carne Asada Tacos as well as more traditional takes of pasta, pizza and Crispy Pata.  The resto is located within a commercial block facing the … Continue reading Review: Filipino Fusion @ 75 Lilac Cafe + Kitchen, Marikina

Day Out @ World Of Fun, St Lucia East Grand Mall Cainta

Now, now. Am I REALLY going to blog about going to an arcade? Yes. Yes I am. 😀 While I enjoy the finer things in life once in awhile (like an expensive, romantic dinner date), I’m not averse to a fun day out at the arcade either. In fact, there’s nothing I like more than a guy who can play some FPS or shoot a … Continue reading Day Out @ World Of Fun, St Lucia East Grand Mall Cainta