Caught in Corregidor

This is a grave mistake, I told myself. How could I not have been to Corregidor when I've lived in this city for decades now? My mother has been there twice and if I...

Open Malls in Manila during the Holy Week -end

If you're like me and you're stuck in the city for the remainder of the Lenten week, then you're going to be one of the people who will enjoy a traffic free Metro Manila...

Whatever Victoria Court is selling, we’re buying!

Change is good. Change is inevitable and when Victoria Court makes a change in the way of hotels and business atmosphere, we are listening and we are buying it! Infectiously bubbly Tanya Llana, director for...

Hyde Park Barracks Museum – Sydney

The Hyde Park Barracks Museum in Sydney was on the top of my list of places to visit and see when in the city; that's of course after the Opera house and the Harbour...

Jump Yard Pasig

About four Christmases ago, I bought a small trampoline for the kids to play with. They loved it and bounced on it until it was worn down. They were telling me about how much...

Save the Pawikan – Bataan Pawikan Conservation Center

Save the pawikans! The sign was prominent and bright at the entrance of the Bataan Pawikan Conservation Center. The kids have been all excited about the trip and the fact that they're going to...

Future Play – The future of play

Future Play is a pop up activity park set up at the 4th level of Century City Mall. The premise is that it is the amalgamation of physical play with technology. For 550 pesos...

The Zoo with a View – Taronga Zoo

I like zoos. There - that statement couldn't be as simple and factual as that. I like zoos because it allows me to be able to see animals that I won't normally see anywhere....

Modern Toilet Restaurant, Taipei

Although there is a similar restaurant of sorts here in the Philippines (Boracay, I think) the original concept restaurant was started in Taipei, Taiwan. One can have a really weird experience when one goes...

Streamline Sports Instruction’s Swim Efficiency Weekend Workshop

One of the biggest fears I had when I became a parent was my children's swimming capability. What if they can't swim? Kinda hard not to know how to seeing that we live in...

Top instagrammable places in Sydney Part 2

My previous post listed the 9 top spots in Sydney for your Instagram feed. I thought it would be easier to digest if I cut them down into parts - also to give justice...

Top Instagrammable Spots in Sydney

Sydney is beautiful. Part of my bucket list was to see Sydney's famed opera house and the harbour bridge both in daylight and at night. So, when I was given a holiday to see Sydney,...

Crate and Barrel X Tessa Alindogan and Anton Barretto

Interior designer Tessa Alindogan showcased her very much sought after skills and talent at a special Crate & Barrel dining and entertaining event with Metro Home editor in chief Anton Barretto. Tessa and Anton...

2016 Feng Shui Forecast by Marites Allen

Hundreds of Filipinos attend the Marites Allen Annual Feng Shui Convention in preparation for the Chinese New Year. Feng Shui is a strong influence in the lives of Pinoys and why wouldn't it be?...

Century City Mall Christmas

Christmas came to the Mall of Modern Makati as Century City Mall in Kalayaan Avenue celebrated its second Yuletide season with a dazzling Christmas decor and a series of joyful activities. At the ground floor,...