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TOKYOooohoooo!!!!!!

April

24

2017

Been so delinquent in my blogging due to an Easter Holiday break which I recently took in one of my favorite cities in the world. TOKYO, Japan. I have been lucky enough to visit Japan several times and each time I go I get to fall in love with the country even more. My favorite time to visit Japan is during the Sakura period which is just a... Continue Reading
Back to DOMECILLO!

April

7

2017

Tagaytay has been the fastest (Hmmm….The traffic going up there can become horrific so best to be smart about heading up) get away for Nix and I. We intermittently seek out Tagyatay for its fresh air, cooler temperature and just a quick and easy way to get away from the city.

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Our Last Day at Sea with #ALWAYSFAMOUS

April

6

2017

We had a full day at sea en route to Manila to Hong Kong. Our host Keren Pascual made certain that the finale would be a huge bang! We started the day with a fun Zumba class followed by breakfast. Soon after that we had a “LALALAND” Pool party all to ourselves. It was really great to see everyone decked out in bright colors enjoying the... Continue Reading
7 Hours in HONGKONG with #ALWAYSFAMOUS

April

5

2017

One of the stop of the maiden voyage of The Super Star Virgo is a favourite destination HONG KONG! We only had 7 hours to spare and I had to be really smart about what I wanted to do. I had a few things on my to do list and I am really proud that I was able to accomplish it all. Continue Reading
#KAOHSHIUNGpakitongkitong #Alwaysfamous

April

3

2017

The second night of our cruise was the birthday of one of our own Always famous crew. The charming and talented Marki Stroem. He was turning 30 on the trip and he celebrated several ways first he gave us two mini concerts where he sang his own jazz themed arrangements of current hits as well as the classics. We then ushered his dirty 30’s... Continue Reading
#WeveonlyjustVIGAN #alwaysFAMOUS

March

31

2017

The first stop of the Always Famous Cruise is in Curimao! This port city of Laoag in Ilocos. We were all so excited to get to visit VIGAN as I have only been once and I desperately wanted to see it all again. I wanted to capture that old world feeling again and get close to my roots. It took us another two hours to get to VIGAN and when... Continue Reading
#ALWAYSFAMOUS

March

30

2017

Keren Pascual is one of the best travel partners ever! His “FAMOUS” travel trips are really quite something and I have been blessed to have been invited on several epic trips. So when he revived his FAMOUS adventure for the Philippine Maiden voyage of the SUPER STAR VIRGO cruise line for STAR CRUISES I immediately moved by meetings and... Continue Reading
The Test Kitchen Manila!

March

7

2017

The food scene in Manila is definitely on an upswing. So many wonderful young creative chefs are opening up charming and delicious restaurants all over the metropolis. I recently had the opportunity to to try The Test Kitchen https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Test-Kitchen/81... By young and not to mention cute chef Josh Boutwood. Continue Reading
#TAIWANnaGoHigher!!!

March

6

2017

We ended our last day in Taiwan with a great itinerary. We started out visiting the massive Chiang Kai Shek memorial hall (https://www.tripadvisor.com.ph/Attraction_Review-g293913-d456231-Reviews-Chiang_Kai_Shek_Memorial_Hall-Taipei.html) Which was really impressive. Although the weather was still grey and raining and it was still really... Continue Reading
Good eating in Taiwan!

March

3

2017

I was in Taipei just for 3 days and in those 3 days not once did I ever eat badly. What I love about their food profile there was the lightness. The flavour was very subtle. Not too salty, not too spicy but done so light and subtle. I also noticed a very clean taste that felt very fresh and really wonderful. Of the dinners that I had there... Continue Reading