The Narra Filipino Resto Lounge, Petaling Jaya

Despite having a sizable community here, Filipino cuisine is still (imo) underappreciated in Malaysia. Unlike Thai or Indonesian restaurants, which are ubiquitous all over the country, Filipino restaurants are a bit more difficult to find, and their patrons are usually Filipinos, rather than Malaysians. There is one thing to be said about that, though – it usually means that these are the places that serve … Continue reading The Narra Filipino Resto Lounge, Petaling Jaya

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

Pandemic Tales: Celebrating Our First-Year Wedding Anniversary Apart

2020 was supposed to be THE year.  N and I had our marriage registered in Nov 2019 after months of groundwork (flying back and forth to get documents and approval from the respective departments, etc), and we finally had our wedding ceremony in February – before he flew back to the Philippines to wait out the six-month cooling off period (Malaysia has this law to … Continue reading Pandemic Tales: Celebrating Our First-Year Wedding Anniversary Apart

What It’s Like To Date A Filipino

So. You’ve got your eye on a cute guy from the beautiful country of the Philippines. But you’re worried about cultural differences, and how the relationship might work out. Fret not – I’m here to share with you what it’s like to date a Filipino, and what you can expect. winkwink  Now before we proceed, a disclaimer for the party poopers going “OMG Eris so … Continue reading What It’s Like To Date A Filipino

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

A Malaysian Chinese Wedding – Part 2: Customs, Traditions and Culture

Hey guys!  Welcome to part 2 of A Malaysian Chinese Wedding! I previously blogged about the planning and preparation stage: items to get, where to rent dresses, engaging a photographer and chaperone, etc. which you can read here.  This time around, I’ll be running through some of the customs and traditions involved, some of which I also experienced for the first time during the ceremony … Continue reading A Malaysian Chinese Wedding – Part 2: Customs, Traditions and Culture

A Malaysian Chinese Wedding Part 1 – Pre-Wedding Preparations and Planning

Hey guys! Welcome to part one of A Malaysian Chinese Wedding, in which I discuss pre-wedding preparations for my wedding ceremony, which was held last February. For those of you who’d like to know what a Malaysian Chinese wedding is like, read on! While I did not follow all the traditions strictly, I hope that by sharing my own experiences, this will help those planning … Continue reading A Malaysian Chinese Wedding Part 1 – Pre-Wedding Preparations and Planning