Monday, February 8, 2021


Ten years. A decade. Ten little fingers. Ten in the bed. Ten little monkeys jumping on the bed. Nursery rhymes playing in my head now ‘coz the baby is now a toddler. Today marks my tenth year on this little space of mine in the blogosphere even though I consider myself as a semi-retired blogger. Adulting and motherhood consumed me the past year, plus the COVID-19 pandemic, but there’s no room for whining. Every gising is always a blessing.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

World Vision and its Partners Continue to Change Lives

As the Philippines welcomes another year, most Filipinos are anxious to see what the future holds. With everything the country experienced last 2020, a lot of people are doing their best to make the coming year different. Some have decided to make resolutions and pursue new opportunities, but for others, it is to continue the legacy of changing lives.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

10 Reasons to Visit Australia

Are you planning to travel to Australia? You are probably confused about what to do and what to see in this vast country. There are many reasons why you might want to visit this land with its many natural and historical wonders. Current events and tourist attractions are some of the main reasons for your trip to Australia. Australia is definitely the best vacation spot. The country hosts numerous festivals and events that make Australia one of the most active tourist destinations in the world. The following are the 10 Reasons to Visit Australia.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

7 Best Things to do in Naples, Italy

Naples may not be the first place to come to your mind when planning an Italian trip. With a multitude of beautiful Roman cities vying for your attention: from stunning Venice to history-laden Rome ─Naples’ raw, rough, and well-graffitied inner city may not just be what you had in mind when dreaming of bella Italia. 

But exploring a city with over 3000 years of history, and an epic food culture is always worthwhile. I’ve compiled 7 of the best things that you can do in Italy’s third largest city. 

Monday, October 26, 2020

The Best Stops along California's Scenic Highway 1

Highway 1 is the scenic route that winds along the fringes of the California coastline. It is one of the most beautiful drives in the world! It stretches from Leggett in Northern California across the Central Coast, passing along Santa Barbara and Huntington Beach, all the way to Dana Point in Southern Ca. The 650 mile-drive boasts of the most spectacular view of jagged cliffs, gorgeous bluffs, postcard-worthy lighthouses, boardwalks, pristine sandy beaches, and serene coastal towns. California dreamin’ yet? I’m rounding up the best spots and stops along this route from San Francisco down to LA. So, pick a sunny day, sit back, lather on the sunscreen and let’s go on a road trip─ top down along this world-famous highway. 

Saturday, June 20, 2020

An Open Letter from a Mother to Her Firstborn

Dearest Akira,

If you’re reading this, my son, you're probably in a better state than where we are right now. I know you won’t remember anything about this, but you survived the CoVid-19 Pandemic that has made the world unconceivably shut down for months.

My love, you came to us a week earlier than expected one morning last September, and to say that we had challenges during your first few months is an understatement. The pain of giving birth was unimaginable but the irony of it was, it’s the best pain I’ve ever endured. I have you. Thank goodness you won’t be experiencing childbirth in the future—unless you go with your future wife in the labor room, like what your tatay did.

The three of us went home the next day and we were happily stuck during the four months of my maternity leave. Not knowing what to expect, the Internet was our very best friend during your first month in this world. We embraced the fear of the unknown and prevailed—you never had any major sickness during those times. It was our first taste of a complete lockdown as a family and we managed to take care of you all by ourselves, no hired help, whatsoever.

Sunday, January 12, 2020


Lucky nine. A cat’s assumed life. If it were my child, he/she would’ve been in fourth grade. Cheers to my ninth year on this little space of mine in the blogosphere. My blogger friends and I now consider ourselves as semi-retired bloggers (if there’s such a term). I haven’t written in a long time now ‘coz ‘adulting’ hit me really hard when parenthood consumed me the past year. Tatay Lakad Pilipinas. Nanay Blissful Guro. Baby Akira. We’re now three in the team. Woot!