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Two Years Ago…

This must have been the longest break I’ve ever had from blogging, though it’s actually the opposite from what would be expected as uneventful years, for me at least. The truth is, 2016 and 2017 were significantly a turning point in our lives, as my husband and I finally become parents. Sorry, not sorry. I […]

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#OnTheGo in 2015: At Home and A Bit Away Too

“Marmotjes!” My husband and I just visited their museum somewhere at the mountain top in Grossglochner.   I had already expected that I’d only see these creatures on screen or at their “most preserved” forms. “Turn around. Look!” hubby was calling me out in a forcible hush tone, so as not to scare them and […]

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10 Things I Learned After Living in Switzerland

Time goes so fast indeed.  I remember how I would constantly remind myself that I won’t be able to stay long in Switzerland. Three months was enough.  Then I got a job.  Okay, two more months. Then came six more, then a year, and least than I expected, I was able to live in Switzerland for […]

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#OnTheGo in 2014

Somehow I’ve anticipated that I’d be in hiatus again. Yet a two-month worth of time (or three, almost) that just guiltlessly went by didn’t seem to be fair. As I’d put it, there’s a black hole; between the days my husband and I spent our holidays and the time we settled into our new home. For […]

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FOOD FOOD TRIPS LIFE ABROAD

#BirthdayDinner – Auberge de l’Union

My husband surprised me with a fancy dinner at Auberge de l’Union in Arzier on my birthday. Well, we had been trying to come up with a surefire excuse to visit this restaurant for a long time, even though in fact, it is not so far from our place. So far for this year, we’ve […]

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My Great Taste in 2013

Good food takes time and love. It’s an art. Dining with one’s friends and beloved family is certainly one of life’s primal and most innocent delights, one that is both soul-satisfying and eternal. – Important Food Lessons From Julia Child My utmost desire to unleash my inner Julia Child brought Great Taste to life in […]

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My 10 Most Unforgettable Travels in 2013

I have been lucky nonetheless for being able to visit more countries in 2013. To date, I’ve got a total of 19 countries and over a hundred cities and towns. In 2013, I was able to add 9 new countries and over 20 new cities on my list, which is quite a lot by the […]

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Italy is LOVE

Our honeymoon escapade in Italy just got published at the 5th issue of The Filipino Expat Magazine. Check it out here. I have been to Rome twice, to Florence once, and yet, I still yearn to go back. The perfect timing came when I got married and was looking for a honeymoon destination. My husband […]

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Traditional European Christmas Market Scenes

Visiting traditional Christmas markets is one of the fascinating things to do in Europe during the Christmas holidays. Compared to the holiday shopping experience back home in the Philippines, here it can be less busy and crazy. Actually expect a bit more of rustic feel, as wooden houses line up beautifully along the streets that […]

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My Top Pick of Restaurants in Swiss Romandy

My top 10 list of restaurants in Swiss Romandy got published first at the Travel section in thefilipinoexpat.com. In case you found yourself in Swiss Romandy or the French-speaking western side of Switzerland and have no clue on where to go for a lovely dinner, here are ten restaurants that are worth a try. A […]

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The Filipino Expat Magazine – Living in Europe

Dheza Aguilar and I first met in Amsterdam, when I was attending a socio-religious event and she, as a journalist for a known local TV program back home, was on an assignment. She came to interview me, asking about my personal stand on the reproductive health bill, which was apparently a hot topic at that […]

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Paléo Festival 2011

I hope my memory serves me right. I think I told myself before that my presence at the UP Fair and at the Eraserheads reunion concert, which both occurred two years ago (in separate dates and venues, of course), would be the last straw for me to be sort of “teen–spirited” and ignite the punk rock in me (despite the […]