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Monday, January 2, 2017

My Favorites of 2016



Every year I like to make a top list of stuff I posted on this blog. Favorite meals, moments, etc ... Unfortunately this year, I've been very absent from the blog, so there was no way I could make it. But I've been active in Instagram, which I absolutely love! I'm so addicted that I think I post 1-2 photos a day. Which is why I decided to gather all of my Instagram photos of this year 2016 and choose my top 25 (it was hard to limit to 25!!!). I ended up choosing a variety of the best discoveries, surprises, and favorites of 2016.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy 2017!


Hello everyone! :)

It's been so long since I've written here that I had to re-familiarize myself with the settings. Hmmm...I wonder when blogger made these changes.

Anyways, before anything else, and because it is the first day of 2017, I want to wish you all a very

HAPPY and AMAZING 2017!!!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Day 1 in Doha, Qatar (City Souq, Qatar Islamic Culture Center, Pinoy Stores, Marriott Hotel, and Jollibee)


It seems that aside from spending major time with family, our stay in Qatar was also about eating, eating, and more eating. Fortunately for us, that's not a bad thing at all.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Going to Doha, Qata with Turkish Airlines

Photo taken from : https://vimeo.com/91953166

I am super excited to finally write about our recent trip to Doha, Qatar. For one, we discovered and explored a beautiful country. And two, we were able to spend time with family - my husband's father, older brother, and younger sister.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Hotel Les Messageries - Le Nautilus in Saint Flour, France


The final part of our summer trip turned out to be the toughest. Two hours and a half after leaving Albi (click here for the post), our car broke down. Oh great. :(

Friday, June 3, 2016

Albi, France


The next stop of our summer vacation last year was in Albi, France. So after driving about 3 hours from our lunch in Lourdes (click here for the post), we were finally at the home of my uncle, my father's only brother. It's a particular situation because unfortunately my father and his brother had a fall out many years ago completely ruining their relationship. Right before we left for the Philippines, my mother tried to reconcile them, but unfortunately it didn't work. But I got to meet my uncle for the first time. The next time my uncle saw my father was unfortunately on his death bed. I have no idea what happened between them, but I do think it's very unfortunate and such a pity! I'll never know if my father wanted to work things out, but I figured I had nothing to do with it. Considering I don't have lots of family members left, it was time to spend time with the ones I do have.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

L'Eveil in Metz, France


The search of the apartment is still on! Honestly, it's not as easy as I thought it would be. Either there is no parking, rooms are too small, the kitchen is not functional, and etc ... On this afternoon, we visited an apartment wherein the previous renters were packing their stuff in boxes. Gahhh, there were boxes everywhere! Plus there was an unpleasant smell in the air. Boo. It was hard. But it's harder when the owners look at us with hopeful faces and we have to turn them down. I've turned down 3 persons so far and it's not getting any easier. But I just have to do it - just like removing a band aid in one move.

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