PHL Diaries: Ilocos 2015

April 2015: First Roadtrip as Husband and Wife

Hello, dolls!!MERRY CHRISTMAS!! <3 It’s truly a Merry Christmas for me because FINALLY!! After 4 years, I am finally with my family during the holidays. It wasn’t an easy journey to get everyone here but with God’s grace, our dream of being together for Christmas came true. It has been a crazy busy week as my family catch up and make the most of their time here.

Having my family here reminds me so much of my life in the Philippines. I love waking up to the smell of garlic fried rice on weekends and how my Dad asks me if I am hungry every 10 minutes (like for real). Following the core of our holiday traditions and adding some of A’s made our Christmas extra memorable this year. It reminded me of our union 2 years ago and how we embraced each other’s family values and created a version that is perfect for our little family <3


In 4 months, A and I will be married for 3 years. We started our marriage by being with our families. Like there was no “solo honeymoon” phase for us because every day was allotted to going on adventures with them. Not that I am complaining! Our entire wedding trip was memorable because we got to spend A LOT of time with both of our families.


One of the things that we planned to do with Peter and Ali was to go to the beach.

I know…I know… why not Palawan or Boracay….

First of all, they were in the Philippines for a short time. Short, in the sense of us spending most of their time doing wedding stuff. It was hard to plan a trip to an island with not enough time, so instead, we went on a road trip. Continue reading “PHL Diaries: Ilocos 2015”


Hello,27!: NYC 2015

July 25,2015: Sissy and New York

Hello, dolls! Hello, NYC! <3 …and yay birthday blog post!! I think one of the best gifts I received this year for my birthday is the feeling of contentment. A and my Mom were asking me what I wanted for my birthday a few weeks ago. I could’ve honestly told them a  million things but none of those would make me feel happier than having Mama’s spaghetti and spend time with my “A boys”.

I realized that I am at a point in my life wherein I am content. I have a stable career, a home that we could call our own, my husband A and baby A, and the assurance that we will be complete for Christmas this year! It’s been 4 years since I last spent Christmas with my parents and siblings, it’s the ultimate best gift this year to be together again for the holidays.

It’s going to be a very busy week for A and I as we prepare for my family’s arrival! I’ve been smiling from ear to ear since last week when I found out that everyone’s coming for Christmas. Most importantly, I am excited for baby A to be with his Lolo again…and his Titots and Tita too 😉


So as I wait (and cram) for my family’s arrival, let me look back to the day my sister and I crossed off one major goal off our list — visit New York together.


It was nice to be at the Italian Weekend Market! If we lived closer, I would’ve bought a lot of delicious food to take home with us!

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