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Happy New Year 2017

new year Happy new year, Happy 2017, Happy Year of the Fire Rooster, Happy Greenery (color of the year), Kung Hei Fat Choi! Whatever, just be happy! I am so happy. Didn’t you know I spent January 1, 2017 (12:01 AM) in a car? trapped in traffic? Consequently, I missed the fireworks. I just love how my 10-year-old […] CONTINUE READING →

Hello Canada

We survived our first 3 months in Canada. Thank you Lord. Thank you for family and friends who helped us get through this. In fact we are not yet through with our settlement. We are still in the process. It takes a while and not as easy as you think it might be. I am fortunate to have known and […] CONTINUE READING →

The Bread that Rocks

I am about to have dinner as of this writing. While waiting for the “lechon kawali” to be served by my dearest sister Ednatot, I suddenly thought of one of the most tasty bread my ever craving tongue has ever tasted. Rolex and I traveled to Jerash, Jordan this year to visit the the site of […] CONTINUE READING →

Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year

masirah oman First of all let me greet all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Though Christmas and New Year are not a big deal in this corner of the world, I still felt the holiday rush. First, I was working on the 24th and 25th (isn’t it great) and second, it seemed like Rudolph and […] CONTINUE READING →

Why I Want To Go To Budapest

After 48 years, I finally find a minute to blog. In continuation with my story about Buda + Pest = Budapest, let me tell you the very reason why I want to go to Budapest, Hungary. Once upon a time, Rolex and I were hooked to this Korean Drama series “IRIS”. Right away, Episode 1 […] CONTINUE READING →

Buda + Pest = Budapest

Five years ago, I came to this corner of the world. When I found out that there are places here called Izki and Ibri I said to myself that if ever I am going to have twins, they will be named that way. Five years later, I am still in this corner of the world. […] CONTINUE READING →

Always Travel With the One You Love

Ernest Hemingway once said, “Never go on trips with anyone you do not love”. Why? You will find out why and like me, I’m sure most of you already knows the answer. So, always travel with the one you love… who competes for the window seat like you who saves a lot of pocket money (who buys […] CONTINUE READING →

The Heat Is On In Saigon

Miss Saigon souvenir program I thought I was Lea Salonga. In a recent interview, she said, ” I ’m going to cry when I see Rachelle Ann Go, Jonjon Briones…” and that was exactly my very emotional reaction specially when Gigi & Kim sang “The Movie In My Mind”. I had goose bumps then my heart just suddenly felt […] CONTINUE READING →

Black Jersey Dress with Sleeves

I swear, a black jersey dress with sleeves is one of the most comfortable piece of clothing in the world. Besides, it’s easy to pack and won’t let you worry about crease when stuck in your luggage. For a girl like me who spent more than a quarter of a century in a tropical country and […] CONTINUE READING →

People Make Glasgow

Dear Erwin, I finally decided to write a post about our trip to Glasgow, Scotland last August. While browsing the photos, I find it terribly hard to fit all the activities we did for just a day in a single blog post. Imagine? So I guess it is indispensable to write about it in several […] CONTINUE READING →

Flu to Allergic Bronchitis

I miss my healthy self. I can eat ice cream. I can gamely pose for a photo op. The list goes on and on but the bottom line is that I am happy when I am healthy. I started getting sick when Rolex and I were about to venture into the European trail of our […] CONTINUE READING →

What to Do in London for 2 Hours

Finally it happened. For the first time, I was able to jetset with Mama to the United Kingdom. We flew via British Airways from Muscat to London and then to our final destination which is Newcastle where my sister LT is based. This is just the beginning of our 40-day holiday to the realm of Elizabeth […] CONTINUE READING →

Holding Hands with a Barcelona Pickpocket

Well, not that intimate. Let me correct it, I held fingers with a Barcelona pickpocket. While Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain, Barcelona is the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia and the country’s 2nd largest city (ok dear friend Wiki, this got me confused so I will leave it like that). What didn’t get […] CONTINUE READING →

Hello from the UK

house of parliament It’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog and I know it’s awful. What is awesome however is the reason behind it. I am currently snapping photos of such amazing places here in the United Kingdom for my 40-day holiday. I have been to most of it in 2008 and 2011, but what makes […] CONTINUE READING →

Missing in Action

I’ve been missing in action (MIA) for almost a week now. The reason? Currently, I am playing tour guide to my older sister (emphasize the word older) and my mama who are in town for a visit. So for now, follow me on Instagram to catch up 🙂 PS. On a trip to Jabal Al […] CONTINUE READING →