• Spending Our First Valentines Day as a Married Couple

    Nothing sweeter than a Valentine’s Day spent at home.

    I think since my husband I have been together for 4 years (it still gives me the cringe to call him as my husband haha), we don’t crave the fancy dinners and eating out as much as before. Gone are the days when if there’s an occasion, the first thing we will think of is to search for a fancy restaurant and book a reservation. Although of course from time to time we still go out but just when we feel like it. Like we will just go out if we want to try something or if we really want to go outside to see some sun and rest our eyes after a whole day of working in front of the computer.

  • Into the Woods – Our Engagement Photoshoot in Armenia

    Initially Ralph and I weren’t really planning on doing an engagement shoot since we’re not really into it and because we are probably the most awkward people you’ll meet so we can’t really imagine ourselves posing in front of the camera. Also, we thought we’d rather save up for the wedding. But when we arrived to Armenia for a holiday and seen how beautiful the city is, our plans have changed and decided to go for it. It was probably one of the best decisions we ever made.

  • November hit me hard.

    I can’t believe it’s December already. Where has the time gone? Can’t believe I’m getting married next month but before I get to celebrate and enjoy one of my life’s greatest feat, I have to experience pain and sadness first. To say that November was crazy is an understatement. I think it’s the lowest point of my life this year.

    It started really busy, with work, side gigs, wedding preparations and etc. It was crazily busy that I can’t even remember what happened most of the days. It was the kind of busy that I didn’t like. Monotonous and stressful. Ralph and I were restless and sleepless everyday. Most of the time, we ask ourselves if everything that we’ve been doing is even worth it. If Dubai is still even worth it.

  • Our DIY Wedding Invitation

    It’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog and last time I’ve updated, I’ve mentioned that I’m engaged. So many things have happened since then and we got busier than ever with side gigs (to help fund our wedding) and Ralph doing freelancing full time. Fast forward to 11 months, here we are getting crazier by the day on the wedding preps! Our wedding will be this coming Jan. Nothing extravagant but still we didn’t want to spend a lot. 🙂

    At first, my fiance and I have decided that we’re just going to hire somebody else to do it for us to save us the hassle but  when we asked for some quotes here in Dubai it’s even pricier than my wedding gown. lol. Hell nah.

    So to cut the story short, even though we know that it’s gonna steal most of our rest days or weekend, we’ve decided to just do  the invitations ourselves. We basically just bought a new laser printer which just costs about 600dhs, a laminator worth 150dhs, some nice textured papers, tracing paper (to substitute velllum) paper cutters and heat transfer foil + loads of time and effort.

  • 18 Hours in Bangkok

    What if you only have 18 hours in Bangkok? What will you do?

    All the way from our Bali trip last January, me and Ralph decided to take a flight with a long layover to Bangkok before going back to Dubai.

    Here’s our complete itinerary:

    7 Pm: Arrived at Suvarnabhumi airport. 1 hour queue in Immigration. Grabbed our pocket wifi which we booked from Klook. (This was super handy! Most specially if you’re DIY-ing a trip and trying to look for directions on your own: Google Maps is your best friend.) Then we took a cab from the airport. The driver doesn’t speak English at all. We felt powerless but just went with the flow and trusted him. We basically just showed him the address on my phone and the photo of the hotel while we also help him via Google Maps! Gladly, just after an hour, we reached our hotel.

  • On Being 28 and Grateful.

    Wait I’m 28? How come? I can’t still fathom how I’m 2 years away from being 30. It’s a strange feeling knowing I’m getting older since I swear every year for the last 10 years I don’t feel like I aged one bit haha. And yes I know with this new age comes a lot of responsibility. Here’s ...

  • O Canada: 15 Must-See Places for a First-timer in Toronto

    2 months ago, I took a break from work to visit my family in Canada. It was a very nice trip since it’s long and visiting my family means i get a chance to taste my mother’s home cooked food (e.g sinaing na tulingan, tambakol, crispy pata and the list goes on). Also, during my trip the weather is starting to cool down so I could really go visit some places.

  • HEY MAY: My Life Lately

    Heya! This blog’s been dead for a month so I thought of doing a quick update. Life’s been keepin me busy lately to the point that I feel like I needed a break again. I just had a 3 weeks vacation last April so i’m really struggling to be productive this month (shouldn’t i feel more refreshed...

  • Travel Diary: Singapore 2017

    Last January, me and Ralph had a chance of visiting Singapore and Malaysia for the first time. We were quite lucky it was off peak season so we got our flight tickets from Dubai to Singapore quite cheap. We paid 1700dhs each for our roundtrip tickets from Emirates. We planned our whole itiner...

  • Travel Diary: Malaysia 2017

    Malaysia, truly asia. I grew up hearing this slogan almost everyday on the television but never really got a chance to visit even if the country is near to my home country which is the Philippines so last January me and Ralph were truly grateful that we had a chance to visit Malaysia in the middl...

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