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Travelog: On Bangkok Food & Designer Clothing

Travelog: On Bangkok Food & Designer Clothing

I travel a lot lately– so much more than I used to. If I travel for a job, I am usually left with very little alone time to shop. I take my time and explore the city or town instead of go shopping. I guess this comes with age somehow– that I feel I need...
Discovery Primea: A Most Relaxing Staycation Experience in the Heart of Makati

Discovery Primea: A Most Relaxing Staycation Experience in the Heart of Makati

I gotta confess: I did not think that a staycation in a hotel right in the heart of the busiest part of Makati, Philippines, would be a very relaxing one. So reflecting back on our weekend stay at Discovery Primea, I have to say that was one of the most stress- free few days I’ve...
Chef Bag Hag... A Cooking Show?

Chef Bag Hag… A Cooking Show?

Haha what a misleading title. No, the bag hag is not going to have a cooking show. So peeps who actually trained to cook can save their violent protests of “why does she have a show when she can’t cook?” LOL. Yeah yeah. Master Chef I am not. Kitchen goddess only when hell freezes over,...
Smitten: The Best Ice Cream in San Francisco

Smitten: The Best Ice Cream in San Francisco

It’s sooooo cold here in San Francisco that everyday I have to go get my big Starbucks of coffee. How very American, right? Hahaha actually such a covenient excuse because this is the only place I get to try all my favorite holiday flavoured coffee– from eggnog, pumpkin spice, to peppermint and gingerbread The Starbucks...
New Year's Brunch at The Cooperage American Grille

New Year’s Brunch at The Cooperage American Grille

Happy New Year!!! 2016 was off to a good start– we had an incredible brunch at The Cooperage American Grille by Fiesta Square in Lafayette– close to our hood. Very nice ambience. This restaurant took us by surprise considering it was our last option as there were a few great ones in the area as...
South Lake Tahoe: Evan's American Gourmet Cafe

South Lake Tahoe: Evan’s American Gourmet Cafe

Woke up on Christmas morning to below freezing temperatures– it was -6 degC!!! The whole house was still in dreamland because everyone slept so late, so I took the opportunity to head out just to take this breathtaking photo. There was a light snowstorm yesterday which brought fresh powder onto the iced lake. It was...
Merry, Merry Christmas from Lake Tahoe!

Merry, Merry Christmas from Lake Tahoe!

I’m sitting on the bed right now, all warm and toasty, while staring at the window, watching the snow fall outide. Major food coma happened earlier at Red Hut Cafe. I had the chicken and waffle, and it was soooo good!!! The kids and I are watching Christmas Vacation (which is tradition for us to...
Christmas Is About Family and Loved Ones :)

Christmas Is About Family and Loved Ones :)

The last few years of Christmas holidays saw me poring over my phone longer than I could hold a proper conversation with my beloved family members. And sadly, they tolerated it because I knew they love me and accepted that technology formed a very big part of me. Their unconditional love and acceptance of me...
Paris: More Fun Spots in the 2nd Arrondissement

Paris: More Fun Spots in the 2nd Arrondissement

As promised, I’m sharing some more of my favorite eateries as well as shopping spots around my area I think the thing about Paris is, there are many places to eat but a lot in the more popular areas cater to tourists. While many of the bistrots and brasseries serve great food, others are mediocre....
My Gem in Paris: the 2nd Arrondissement, 75002

My Gem in Paris: the 2nd Arrondissement, 75002

While many people prefer to stay in the 6th arr. by Saint Germain des Pres in Paris, I always choose to stay in the 2nd arr. perhaps because I’ve gotten used to the area, but also because I really just love the 2nd district. When I talk about shopping in Paris, it is no longer...
A Gastronomic Adventure in New York

A Gastronomic Adventure in New York

This Easter, I went with my favorite peeps (la famiglia) to New York. And while the trip was supposed to be purely for pleasure, I managed to make it a pretty fruitful one because of the occasional work meetings in between family time (I’m real grateful they still haven’t thrown me out hahaha). One thing...
Travelog: More of Dhara Dhevi in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Travelog: More of Dhara Dhevi in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Hi peeps! I’m so sorry for the lack of posts in the last week. Things had gotten so hectic in the latter part because I was in between travels and I also had to work on The Bag Hag Diaries on Star World Between those two and juggling motherhood duties, I am left exhausted and...