Something Deeper

When I turned 28 last February, I observed certain changes in me, physically, spiritually and emotionally. I am entering a different phase in my life and it is not really a crisis, just yet. Physically, I feel my metabolism has

Something Deeper

When I turned 28 last February, I observed certain changes in me, physically, spiritually and emotionally. I am entering a different phase in my life and it is not really a crisis, just yet. Physically, I feel my metabolism has

Reviving Fitness

Since I got back from my trip to Thailand to see Chiang Mai and Krabi, I got inspired to exercise and stay fit again. As I saw more things around me, I had this motivation to stay healthy so I

Reviving Fitness

Since I got back from my trip to Thailand to see Chiang Mai and Krabi, I got inspired to exercise and stay fit again. As I saw more things around me, I had this motivation to stay healthy so I

Joie De Vivre by Mariel Launch

After four months, I finally made time to set up my blog for Joie De Vivre, Handmade by Mariel. This is my new venture to take my crochet skills to the next level while sharing it to people with the

Joie De Vivre by Mariel Launch

After four months, I finally made time to set up my blog for Joie De Vivre, Handmade by Mariel. This is my new venture to take my crochet skills to the next level while sharing it to people with the

Labor Day Love

Love yourself. You cannot love if you have no love to give. That was a simple take away that I will never forget from my Theology class back in High School. I always find myself grateful for the extra Catholic Philosophy

Labor Day Love

Love yourself. You cannot love if you have no love to give. That was a simple take away that I will never forget from my Theology class back in High School. I always find myself grateful for the extra Catholic Philosophy

We are space travellers.

And that moment changed my relationship with Earth. Because for me, Earth had always been a kind of safe haven where I could go to work or be in my home or take my kids to school. But I realized

We are space travellers.

And that moment changed my relationship with Earth. Because for me, Earth had always been a kind of safe haven where I could go to work or be in my home or take my kids to school. But I realized

Grateful at 28

I am happily living my life with much exuberance and I am glad I can say that after 28 beautiful years. I am happy and healthy – that is it! I am most grateful for my parents who have been

Grateful at 28

I am happily living my life with much exuberance and I am glad I can say that after 28 beautiful years. I am happy and healthy – that is it! I am most grateful for my parents who have been

Tracks by Robyn Davidson

I picked up Tracks by Robyn Davidson during my trip to Australia last September 2016. Reg and I just finished a wonderful trip in Uluru where we were just killing some time in the town before the plane took us back to

Tracks by Robyn Davidson

I picked up Tracks by Robyn Davidson during my trip to Australia last September 2016. Reg and I just finished a wonderful trip in Uluru where we were just killing some time in the town before the plane took us back to

Mori Art Store

Tokyo Series Day 8 – Part 4 (Oct 27, 2015) I wanted to see more art museums after visiting Sunnyhills but I was getting really exhausted by this time. After realizing that one of the museums I wanted to visit was closed, I

Mori Art Store

Tokyo Series Day 8 – Part 4 (Oct 27, 2015) I wanted to see more art museums after visiting Sunnyhills but I was getting really exhausted by this time. After realizing that one of the museums I wanted to visit was closed, I

Sunnyhills – Pineapple House

Tokyo Series Day 8 – Part 3 (Oct 27, 2015) The next place I went to after Jimbocho was Sunnyhills, popular for their pineapple cakes from Taiwan. I wanted to see the pretty architecture with pineapple inspiration even if the location

Sunnyhills – Pineapple House

Tokyo Series Day 8 – Part 3 (Oct 27, 2015) The next place I went to after Jimbocho was Sunnyhills, popular for their pineapple cakes from Taiwan. I wanted to see the pretty architecture with pineapple inspiration even if the location

Jimbocho

Tokyo Series Day 8 – Part 2 (Oct 27, 2015) The next place I visited was Jimbocho, a neighborhood in Chiyoda, Tokyo that houses numerous stores with used books, antiques and publishing houses. Most of the books were in Japanese but

Jimbocho

Tokyo Series Day 8 – Part 2 (Oct 27, 2015) The next place I visited was Jimbocho, a neighborhood in Chiyoda, Tokyo that houses numerous stores with used books, antiques and publishing houses. Most of the books were in Japanese but

Origami Kaikan

Tokyo Series Day 8 – Part 1 (Oct 27, 2015) I was quite excited to plan for the last day of my trip last year because I had the liberty to choose places I do not usually go to when more

Origami Kaikan

Tokyo Series Day 8 – Part 1 (Oct 27, 2015) I was quite excited to plan for the last day of my trip last year because I had the liberty to choose places I do not usually go to when more

Tokyo Ramen Show Oct 2015

Tokyo Series Day 7 – Part 4 (Oct 26, 2015) The 4th part of our itinerary was one that Reg found online, The Tokyo Ramen Show. I was enthralled when he saw this event – what better way to experience ramen

Tokyo Ramen Show Oct 2015

Tokyo Series Day 7 – Part 4 (Oct 26, 2015) The 4th part of our itinerary was one that Reg found online, The Tokyo Ramen Show. I was enthralled when he saw this event – what better way to experience ramen

Asakusa Temple

Tokyo Series Day 7 – Part 3 (Oct 26, 2015) The 3rd part of our itinerary was the Asakusa Temple. I made sure that Reg saw this very popular tourist spot with colorful temples and pagoda. We entered through the Kaminarimon or

Asakusa Temple

Tokyo Series Day 7 – Part 3 (Oct 26, 2015) The 3rd part of our itinerary was the Asakusa Temple. I made sure that Reg saw this very popular tourist spot with colorful temples and pagoda. We entered through the Kaminarimon or

Stuffed in Tsukiji Fish Market

Tokyo Series Day 7 – Part 2 (Oct 26, 2015) The 2nd part of our itinerary was to visit Tsukiji Fish Market. By this time, we already missed out on the morning’s hustle and bustle but I was sure there were

Stuffed in Tsukiji Fish Market

Tokyo Series Day 7 – Part 2 (Oct 26, 2015) The 2nd part of our itinerary was to visit Tsukiji Fish Market. By this time, we already missed out on the morning’s hustle and bustle but I was sure there were

Meiji Shrine

Tokyo Series Day 7 – Part 1 (Oct 26, 2015) The 7th day of our Tokyo leg was Reg’s last full day in Japan. We tried to incorporate locations that we both liked until we realized that many tourist spots were

Meiji Shrine

Tokyo Series Day 7 – Part 1 (Oct 26, 2015) The 7th day of our Tokyo leg was Reg’s last full day in Japan. We tried to incorporate locations that we both liked until we realized that many tourist spots were