04/17/2016 liza 2Comment

“And we can still feel the tenderness of mountainā€™s green grasses that embraced our feet as we walk onto it…” The first time I had a glimpse of Batanes from the plane, I can’t help but stare until we landed. I’m stunned with it’s breathtaking beauty and I’m just so excited to experience and look at it closely. The weather is fair but the sun is eye-blindingly bright so I’m wearing my shades that morning. Looking through those dark lenses, I’m seeing Batanes like on a postcard.  It’s just too good to be true! I remember praising God repeatedly for…

03/31/2016 liza

On the day we left Batanes before heading to the airport, our service driver asked us, “Wala na po ba kayong naiwan, Mam, Sir? (Have you not forgotten anything, Mam, Sir?)”, then I replied, “Meron po eh, naiwan ko po ang puso ko (I think… I left my heart)”. Then the driver smiled with pride. I know he is proud. It is true! Batanes with its incomparable beauty is hard to leave and forget. It made us fall in love as soon as we laid our eyes on it and experienced the genuine honesty and simplicity of its people. And…

10/27/2015 liza

We’ve been to Baguio countless times but this is our first time to eat and visit Oh My Gulay in La Azotea, Upper Session Road. The restaurant is own by a known film maker and artist, Kidlat Tahimik and is always included in the list of reviews for the top eats in Baguio. There are two things to see in Oh My Gulay – its artistic interior and food. I wanted to consolidate both in this article but I realized that it will be long. And because I love their food more, I’ll talk about it here first. [caption id=”attachment_2370″…

04/12/2015 liza

I’am actually craving for Vigan’s empanada and their vinegar (Sukang Iloko) so I decided to write an article about it (me ending up craving more of it! Lol). I remember the first time we rode an airplane in December 2007, we are heading to Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Hon’s hometown. That was also the first time I tasted empanada and okoy . After 5 years, in July 2013, we went back to experience Ilocos and to taste their other dishes and these delicacies again. This time, we stayed in Fort Ilocandia. The photos below were taken from our July 2013 trip…

03/29/2015 liza

Yesterday was a long journey but it’s all worth it! Finally, after 3 hours drive, we see the Regina Rosarii in Tanay, Rizal (Philippines). The 71-foot Regina RICA (Rosarii Institure for Contemplation in Asia) Tanay, Rizal, Philippines My family and I celebrated the Palm Sunday mass yesterday in Regina Rosarii Institute for Contemplative in Asia (RICA) and we felt so blessed to be able to experience God’s love in this place. The area is so beautiful, surrounded with trees and flowers and really peaceful. If I were to do a recollection, this would be that place. Praying inside…

07/08/2014 liza

We had a chance to have dinner twice in one of the romantic and old restaurants in Baguio – the Hill Station. Our first visit was in April 29, 2013 when Hon had his Rib Eye steak and Vanilla shake and for me, a cup of latte and a slice of cheesecake. We both agreed that the food is great so we made a pact to come back again. And so we’re back last June 13, 2014. The following photos are what we ordered last April 29, 2013 (good thing, the photos have dates :P). Rib…