20 trips in 2012

Wow.  And whoever said I cannot keep a resolution?  My husband and I started  2012 with the vow that we will travel more.  We learned from our mistake in 2011 of letting work consume (consume!) our lives, forgetting to make the most of the fact that we’re living in Europe and surrounded with so many …

Wedding and Christmas in Toronto

It has been awfully quiet the past few weeks.  In fact, it’s been exactly one month since my last post.  But I do think I have a very good excuse for it: I got married.  :) We flew to Toronto at the beginning of the month and, on a bright and sunny morning, celebrated a …

Easy Holiday Décor

Exactly one month to go until Christmas! Growing up in the Philippines, I have been used to counting down to Christmas the moment September comes.  Filipinos dub the months of September through December as the ber months—a four-month lead up to the most wonderful time of the year.  Radio stations start playing Christmas carols, malls …

Birthday Lunch in Noma

Tomorrow, I will be turning 30.  I am certain that every other 29-year old female out there will attest that this is a big number.  Not wanting to get into any bouts of depression or life crisis, I made a very conscious plan of distracting myself with even bigger gifts.  So instead of seeing the …

A bouncing baby blog

9 whole months.  That’s approximately how long it took to get this blog up and running.  It was at the end of January, following our first trip of 2012 in Spain, that I started talking about an “upcoming blog” to friends.  Although I constantly kept everyone apprised  through the gajillion photo uploads in Facebook, I …