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Anniversary in Siargao: A Surprise From Jim

On our second morning in Siargao, I woke up bright and early! I let Jim sleep in a little bit more while I read my Miranda July book over coffee. Once Jim woke up, we headed straight to Very Good Nice for another surf sesh — do I sound gnarly yet?? Yuck haha. We were…

Anniversary in Siargao: Villa Maya + Shaka + Kermit

I can’t believe it’s been 2 years since I married Jim. We’re not very big on celebrating birthdays and other holidays but we promised each other we’d always celebrate our wedding anniversary! My birthday is in November, Jim’s is in December. Our agreement is to not spend much on gifts and save up for yearly…

Japan Holiday: Kyoto Cooking Class & Tour

The last time Jim and I were in Kyoto was during our honeymoon in February 2015. It was also when I first experienced snow. It fell right as we stepped outside after our cooking class. It’s definitely filed under “core memory” in my brain. As we had such a wonderful experience then, we wanted to…

JAPAN HOLIDAY: Matsusaka Beef in Osaka

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Matsusaka Beef. We rode a bullet train to Osaka from Tokyo on the 29th and though it was my second time to ride a shinkansen (Japanese for bullet train), it was my first time to ride a “green car.” It’s equivalent to an…

Eat Girl: Beshies Christmas Dinner at Yuan

Last night I went to Christmas dinner with some of the beshies! We decided to go to Janna & Brent’s newly-opened restaurant called YUAN along Brixton st., Kapitolyo. It serves yummy Asian fusion cuisine! I would recommend ordering the DIY SUSHI if you’re on a first date or something — makes for a fun activity…

Four Days in Paris: Day 4

Isha and I only had two main agendas for our last day in Paris: to visit the Monnaie de Paris and to have lunch with our friend Barbi Chan! Monnaie de Paris was recommended by Mich Dulce who showed us some photos from the current exhibit. Maurizio Cattelan is an Italian artist born in 1960….

Eat Girl: Tokyo Tokyo’s Mt. Katsu Sumo Meal

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!” As true as the famous Christmas carol may be, it neglects to inform us that it’s also the most hectic time of the year. Everybody’s rushing everywhere – mostly to malls to check off names off their lists. When we waste so much time stuck in horrid…

FOUR DAYS IN PARIS: DAY 2

(Read about Day 1 here) Our second day in Paris started with a quick stop for tea at a cozy crafts shop along Rue Deguerry called Klin D’oeil. Everything in that place was so pretty, I just clicked away on my camera. One part of the shop was transformed into a Dove gallery so we…

Four Days in Paris: Day 1

The Global team of Dove invited women from all over the world to experience their first ever Dove Pop-Up Store in Paris. “Why Paris?” some of us asked. “Because it’s the capital of beauty,” they answered. There’s no denying that. Here’s a photo journal of my first day in Paris. It was a free day…

Jim’s Bara-Bara Pasta

In almost two years of being married, I’ve been learning how to cook – slowly but surely. And when I say slowly, I mean S-L-O-W-L-Y. I’ve tried following recipes but I’m such a perfectionist that it takes me all day to make one meal. Chopping onions could take me half an hour. Cooking is just…