Thursday, January 28, 2016


I am surrounded by white walls.  Its not that I am afraid to experiment with colors, but when we built the house, 8 years ago, due to much financial stress of building, it was easier to go with white walls. 8 years after, we are gradually introducing color into the house.  Starting with the black chalkboard accent wall in the kitchen.

We got the chalkboard paint in Commonwealth Home Depot.  It comes in different colors, but because I fancy using colored chalks  (which reminds me of my elementary days, drawing colorful things on the blackboard), we got the black.  And even the black comes in different shades, you just have to decide and the Nippon representative will mix it for you.  One liter costs 295.00.

Saturday, January 23, 2016


(throwback Bohol Adventure 2010)

It was their first airplane ride.  So we are excited to see the reactions on their faces when our plane finally took off for Bohol.  It is just a one hour, 15 minutes flight from Manila.  And being the DIY travel enthusiast, I was just lucky to secure this Philippine Airlines flight to Tagbilaran, Bohol for P5186.00 for four people, or merely P1296.50 per person. We arrived at Bohol at exactly 8:15am, and we were met at the airport by the tour guide of Bagobo Beach Resort, the resort where we will be spending our 4days-3nights in Bohol. Taking on an early flight to Bohol, at 7am, has its advantages.  You can start the city exploration before most of the tourists arrive and finish early, at around 2pm.  Here is the detailed itinerary of Bohol’s City tour:

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

BLOGGING LOVIN' AGAIN (for the nth time)

So here I go again…. another blog for the New Year.  I think this is my….. oh ok, I lost count already.  I had several short lived blogs  (or should I say, abandoned blogs) to my name.  The reason for their extinction…. either I lost interest in them,  I got too busy with work,  worst reason of all — I completely forgotten the password and the email I used  (and yes, I am blaming age with the forgetfulness I suffer lately.  Just to be sure, this time I have the password of this blog in my notebook and in my android phone’s gallery…huh!)
Why the weird title?  I recently discovered that I have a green thumb.  I started a small organic garden and its thriving well.   My favorite harvest so far — TURMERIC.  Why am  I so blissfully HAPPY with it?   1.  It thrives well in our soil   2.  even if I forget to water it a lot of times, it still grows beautifully   3.  its considered a SUPER FOOD with the nutrients and benefits you get from it   4.  turmeric tea is awesome.
I want to be like my TURMERIC… thriving well in  life’s given situation,  doesn’t need a lot of attention to survive and grow, helpful and beneficial to everyone, just plain HAPPY in my simple life, not-so-perfect life.  I know it would be awesome to share the things I am energetic about, things that inspire me to wake up in the morning, things that I love….
my partner-in-crime  a.k.a.  loving hubby cook…
my garden…
my DIY projects….
my crazy reflections in life….
my passion for photography and budget travel!
this is my happy turmeric harvest from last week. It took me 3 days to uproot it all, but its worth it!