How do Filipinos see a Pinay with a White Partner? There was a time when my Fiancé and I were wandering around Intramuros. A group of old “tambays” looked at us and I heard one shouted “Ang swerte ni Inday, naka-jackpot.”Upon hearing that, I was very upset. To a Tagalog gal, Inday refers to housemaids, and … Continue reading How Do I Deal With Stereotypes & Prejudices?
As a Filipina Fiancée of a man who grew up in the United Kingdom, I feel the need to bring Matt to places that they don't have in England. He had already been to many places around the world but I realized I should take him to awesome places in my own country whenever he … Continue reading Travelling as a Couple: 2 Nights in Puerto Gallera
Since it was another golden week in Japan, Matt was able to spend 1 week with us in the Philippines. The first half was spent celebrating Charly's birthday and the second was for a surprise holiday I booked for him in Puerto Galera. And in that surprise vacation, I was the one who got even … Continue reading A Marriage Proposal in the Sky
Time flew so fast and before I knew it, I was a couple of months ahead from Charly’s 1st Birthday. I was excited at first, but when I thought about the budget, it took me a while to find a venue. Good thing Matthew has been very helpful with this and after some discussions, we decided … Continue reading A Toy Story Themed Birthday Celebration at Pixie Forest, Festival Mall in Alabang
Just last week, my mom, my baby boy and I went to DFA South – Alabang to get him a passport. He is 11 months so I didn't have to book him an appointment. Same thing goes for senior citizens but this post is about the easy steps we did to get a passport for … Continue reading How to get a Philippine Passport for Infants
As a Philippine passport holder, there are only few countries where we can go without a visa. Unfortunately, Japan is not one of them. Matt has been staying there since January 2015 for a secondment and of course, I wouldn't let the chance pass by before I go to see the place myself. The tourist … Continue reading Travelling as a Couple: A Golden Week in Japan
A passport is a token that leads us to the other side of the world. If not used to travel, it can be used as a valid government ID. It's easy to get one as long as you have the requirements and an appointment booked online through the DFA passport appointment site. However, as advised by DFA, NO … Continue reading How to Apply for a Philippine Passport With Your Handwritten Birth Certificate
This was my first out of the country travel. First time to use my just released passport, to ride on a plane, to eat on a plane and the best thing was that I got to do all these first times with my special someone. The couple that flies together, enjoys the destination together. Day 1 - … Continue reading Travelling as a Couple: 5 Days in Hong Kong