Posts tagged "Restaurants"
Travelog: Trouble in Oakland

Travelog: Trouble in Oakland

Two nights ago, my family and I decided to drive over to Oakland for some authentic Chinese food. We have been coming to Oakland Chinatown for nearly 30 years just to eat at one of our old haunts, without any remarkable incident. The restaurant is located along the 8th street in a normally busy area...
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...
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...
A Local Tourist in Manila!

A Local Tourist in Manila!

Nooo, I have not yet abandoned this blog! But boooo it has been 8 days! This has been the longest I’ve gone without writing! *Kicks self* Ok, so the blog posts may have become few and far between, but I’m still alive and well, and the instagram posts are coming along swimmingly I have actually...

Travelog: The Orchard, Beijing

Located in Shunyi (on Hegezhuang Village, Cuigezehuang Township) just on the outskirts of the cosmopolitan part of Beijing, The Orchard is something of a revelation– at least to me. I’ve had an entirely different perception of Beijing as a city and was not under the impression that a gem of an apple orchard (which reminded...

Travelog: Taipei Luxe

Sogo! There are 2 Sogo Department Stores here in Taipei. Make sure to go to the new one if you are all for international luxury brands. This is the older Sogo. The whole street along Sogo is worth exploring! At the new Sogo, you will find brands like Chanel… bling bling disco 2.55 Sigh I...

Travelog: Taipei Food, Shopping, and a Bag

I was last in Taipei in 2010 so it was a good time to fly back to Taipei again, having had such a great experience in the city because of Tina (BagSnob) and her friends who knew where to take us. The one place I never got to check out on my last visit though,...