• Yellow Lantern Cafe | Christmas in Antipolo (Part I)

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Yes, folks – my favourite season of the year is here! Christmas is just two days away and of course, the perfect time to try a new restaurant. This year, I’ve definitely become more adventurous with trying out “new” restaurants, and I’ve come to realise that Antipolo has one of the BEST hidden restaurants around the Metro. Yellow Lantern Cafe is my newest discovery (and probably my last for the year 2018). They currently have 2 branches: Antipolo and Marikina. Of course, to no one’s surprise, I chose to go to the Antipolo branch. I love the look and feel of the…

  • Rustic Mornings by Isabelo

    I’ve always been on the lookout for “hipster” restaurants — somewhere unique, somewhere food is great, and somewhere I could take lots of photos. There aren’t a lot of these restaurants in Manila that fit the criteria I mentioned, so I was very excited when I heard about Rustic Mornings by Isabelo. The restaurant is located (or should I say hidden!) in Marikina. Quite an odd place to find such a great restaurant to be honest since it’s the only one in the area, but also one of the reasons I loved it so much! Now, before I sing songs of praises for Rustic Mornings by Isabelo, I would just…

  • Wanderlust | Why You Should Travel The World

    I have been very fortunate to travel extensively since I was a young girl. My mom and I share the love and eagerness to explore the word, and I’m very lucky she’s been my travel buddy for 25 years now! Together, we’ve visited most of Asia, east and west coast of the United States, South Africa, Russia, Greece, and a lot more. I even lived in Taiwan alone for more than 2 months in total a few years back. If it isn’t obvious yet, I LOVE TO TRAVEL. “Wanderlust is a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world.” They say “Traveling is the only thing you buy that makes you richer”, and…

  • Mendokoro Ramenba

    Secretly tucked in busy Makati, Mondokoro Ramenba offers the chance to be transported to Japan with awakened senses. Over the weekend, I finally tried Mendokoro Ramenba after hearing much buzz about it. I’m not a fan of restaurant fads and overcrowded places, so I decided I’ll pass on, what people have been claiming to be, the BEST ramen in the Philippines . “A very big and exaggerated claim for sure!”, I thought. Plus, as someone who has tried Ichiran, the bars are set and high — nothing compares. Or so I thought. Anyway, fast forward to March 2018, my boyfriend, who is a very persistent person and who does not…