Filipina Explorer

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Current Rank: 38 (Travel & Leisure)
Site Description: Ephemeral Philippine journeys through travel, food, momhood and words
Date Joined: Feb 13, 2012

Tags: travel, food, lifestyle, writing, parenthood

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Finally, Lolo Dad's Cafe
on Apr 9, 2013 in Eat-outs As a former Manilena, Lolo Dad's Cafe was a usual sight that beckoned me whenever I passed by busy Quirino Avenue. While only twenty minutes away (on foot) from my parent's house, the wallet-weeping prices and intimidating walled-in atmosphere of thi...

First birthdays and melodramatic moms (And some ballerina-themed DIYs)
on Apr 3, 2013 in Parenthood This day in 2012, I was half-sedated, half-awake as my OB-GYN tells me, "Umiyak naman ang anak mo. Mahina lang, isang beses. Pero buhay." I remember praying like I never have. I remember how her tiny body felt both familiar and strange in my arms - a...

Guest Post: What You Should Know Before Heading On A Cruise
on Mar 30, 2013 in Travel I’m sorry, but I can’t help but hate you just a little if you’re reading this right now. Why? Well, if you’re reading this, it means you’re about to head on a cruise, and this alone makes me resent you rather forcefully. I would give the en...

Splash Mountain Resort, Laguna
on Mar 25, 2013 in Travel The long Holy Weekend. What could ever be more relaxing than 4 straight days of sober fun, closed malls, and pescetarian diet? For most of us Filipinos, we take this opportunity to escape the deafening quietude by hitting nearby beaches and resor...

This Explorer Made it to the My Favorite Book Awards 2012
on Mar 24, 2013 in Literature and writing Clad in my usual baggy mom shirt and shorts as I tend to Lia while juggling articles on the side, fellow blogger Richard of Mapanghingi Ka Ba? posted a congratulatory message on my Facebook wall, prompting me to obtain a copy of The Philippine Star t...

Guest Post: Top Taste Experiences in Singapore
on Mar 21, 2013 in Travel Singapore is a food-lover’s paradise. From traditional Indian specialties to innovative Spanish tapas, you’ll find an almost overwhelming array of restaurants ready to dazzle your palate. Not sure where to begin? We’ve got a few ideas. ...

A walk back into time: Corregidor Island, Cavite
on Mar 17, 2013 in Travel *One thing you don't know about the Dublin household is that its queen bee favored Philippine and World History more than any other subject in school. That and Literature. So please forgive me if this turns into a history lesson of sorts. Corregidor...

Foodtrip Friday: Cello's Doughnuts & Dips
on Mar 13, 2013 in Eat-outs Few months back, I spotted a CashCashPinoy deal for Cello's Doughnuts & Dips during a late night breastfeeding marathon with Lia. Curious and famished, I immediately placed one voucher on my e-shopping cart (And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why...

Sassy girly accessories + 3rd Bloggersary Giveaway!
on Mar 5, 2013 in Parenthood contests One of the most exciting things about having a little girl is the wild assortment of cutesy hair accessories a mom could embellish her daughter's crown with. Ask any mom out there what their top five guilty pleasures are and you'll probably get "over...

Electrolux HUSH Happier at Home
on Mar 2, 2013 in Parenthood contests Ah, weekends. That time of the week for all-hell-breaks-loose partying, nice sit-down dinners and full-on relaxation. Those are probably on your must-do list if you're a singleton, but for moms with hyperactive infants and tots like me, weekends begi...

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