By | Shopping | One Comment


Greenbelt 5 opened last October 26 with a few shops and restaurants in operation. It is a beautiful mall!     Looking forward to many new stores and restaurants.   



A House from a Fairy Tale

By | Homes and Interiors | 3 Comments

There is this beautiful house in Baguio which we pass by all the time. The land is nice because it is flat and it is surrounded by tall trees.  In the center is a beautiful lawn and driveway.  This house looks like a house from a storybook. For many years it has been there and for a time they had a sign  saying that it was not for sale, probably because they have received inquiries from many people.  One day, I will try to enter and visit the inside of the house and to meet the owners….anyway, we are neighbors :-)




The Philippines Yearbook 2008 Launch Party

By | Events and Launches | 4 Comments

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The theme was ADVENTURE….as the book is entitled ” A Year of Adventure.”   Held at the newly opened, three storey building of the ROX store at Bonifacio High Street. 

Congratulations to Tita Gracie and Vernon!!!!  More power to the Philippines Yearbook!!


Christmas cards and gifts delivery?? What a service!!!

By | Christmas | One Comment

santa.JPGPACIFIC ISLAND COURIER (PIC) can deliver your Christmas cards and gifts!


My friend, Marybeth Villanueva, offers this great service.  She specializes in messengerial services so be assured that you can rely on them. 



Have a stress free Christmas and let them deliver for you.  

Contact and visit their website for more details PACIFIC ISLAND COURIER


Starbucks Planner 2008

By | What's New at Starbucks? | 2 Comments



The much awaited Starbucks Planner is out already!!!  This planner was first launched in Christmas 2003 and it was the planner that started the planner craze in our country.  Many other stores and companies followed suit.  You cannot imagine what Starbucks customers do just to get this planner. It’s amazing!  And not only has it been copied in our country but Starbucks International has adapted the idea to other countries as well all over the world! Many great ideas come from Starbucks Philippines and implemented all over the world.  That is Filipino talent at work. 


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By | Foodie, Travel | 4 Comments

Thanks to Con Con for telling us about this place and thanks to Dina for waking me up or else we would not have been able to go to this unique experience!  On our way down from Baguio, we stopped here to have breakfast.  It was 3 hours from Baguio and another 2 1/2 hours to Manila from this place. 

We spent more time touring and taking photos rather than eating.  But the food was very good and reasonable.  The huts where you dine are floating on water.  They have games which you can play if you want to win a kilo of fish – crossing this narrow bridge and the monkey game – and you can throw plates on the wall to release your anger :-) 

According to the waiter, anyone can come in even if you do not eat. So make sure to pass by ( you will not miss it ) even to just make a wish to the giant Buddha!


Art in the Park

By | Arts and Culture | 2 Comments

From Trickie Colayco-Lopa of the Museum Foundation of the Philippines


Saturday, Nov. 17
8:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Velasquez Park
Salcedo Village, Makati

Join the Philippine visual arts community and Museum Foundation of the Philippines for the fourth edition of Art in the Park. Drop by this special art event to purchase one-of-a-kind, affordable artworks for P20,000 and below.

Scheduled conveniently within the Christmas season, Art in the Park hopes to attract shoppers looking for original and quality presents. All proceeds of Art in the Park support the Museum Foundation’s programs to help the National Museum. Conceptualized to attract a general audience and encourage new buyers unfamiliar with the Philippine visual art scene, Art in the Park features original works of over 80 artists from around the Philippines. On sale are paintings, prints, photographs and sculpture by promising art students and established visual artists.


For more information, please call Patricia Limon or Elvie Magpayo of the Museum Foundation of the Philippines at 404-2685 or send an e-mail to Office hours are from Tuesdays to Fridays, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm.


Fruits and Passion Holiday Season Gift Ideas 2007

By | Christmas | 3 Comments

Here is a selection of original holiday season gift ideas from Fruits & Passion including perfumed body care rituals, great finds for the kitchen and ambiance products for the home. (Click on the products to see the retail price and description of each item)

Fruits & Passion is a Canadian company with its headquarters located in a suburb of Montreal. Since its creation in 1992, the company has established a network of 150 boutiques, extending its presence not only throughout Canada and the United States, but also into Europe, Asia and the

Middle East

Locations:Level 1 Greenbelt 3 –7292978, GF Alabang Town Center–7723208,  2/L SM Mall of Asia –5560460, Level 2 Rustan’s Shangri-la Plaza –6335062, Beauty Bar Bonifacio High Street– 8565466, Soon To Open-Trinoma


Iago’s 1st Birthday

By | Celebrations | 3 Comments

November 10, saturday 12:30 pm Manila Polo Club Turf Room 

Carmina told us a few months ago she wanted to have a simple celebration for Iago……small get together like what she has in New York….maybe by the pool….so we referred her to our friends Angellete and Ellie of Jelly Bellies to help her out. 

Wow!! If this party is what you call simple, don’t ever forget to invite us to one of your “not simple” parties :-)  We had a grand time.  Thanks so much for inviting us and Happy Birthday to Iago!! He is adorable and growing up so fast!