During the papal visit in the Philippines (January 2015), three working days were declared holidays. Sandwiched in these days is a weekend so there was in-effect a 5-day holiday period. My siblings and I took advantage of this long weekend and decided to go up north and visit the Banaue, Sagada and Baguio areas. These three places are some of the top destinations in the Philippines. Banaue has the world-famous rice terraces considered as the 8th wonder of the world. Sagada is the place to go if you wish to go hiking, climbing, spelunking and engage in other extreme adventures. Of course, Baguio City with its cooler weather is considered as the summer capital of the Philippines.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Happy 2015!!! It seems forever since I last posted here. Please pardon my prolonged absence as my family and I have been on a much needed holiday here in the Philippines. As of this writing, my family are already in the US although I am still here in Manila as I still have some business to attend to.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
I am not much of a pie person I must confess. Not because I don't like it because I certainly do - it's one of my favorite desserts! I especially love it served a la mode - anything with ice cream is always better, isn't it? The truth is I don't make a lot of pies because I get scared I'll mess it up. It's just one of those desserts that I truly feel intimidated, I don't know why. That fear factor has certainly prevented me from trying to make pies.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
If you are a subscriber of our blog, then you probably already know that we are on holiday in Asia at the moment. I do try, when I get the chance, to spend the Christmas season with my family. There's just no place like home for the holidays. It doesn't hurt when you can spend Christmas season by the beach and enjoy the sun and the sea either! For me that's the ultimate holiday treat!!! :)
Friday, December 12, 2014
Whether the weather is cold or hot a good soup is always a delicious option! When I was in the Philippines, I practically and literally knew only one kind of soup and that is "sopas" - the Filipino version of Macaroni soup. I don't know why. Perhaps because sopas is my family's perennial favorite and so it's the only one that I can remember eating while I was growing up.