Posts Tagged: philippines

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

Humbling Commute on a Friday

It was quite unfortunate that the battery of the car stopped working last Friday morning which meant I needed to ride with my brother to work that morning. This also meant finding my own way home or commuting through public

Humbling Commute on a Friday

It was quite unfortunate that the battery of the car stopped working last Friday morning which meant I needed to ride with my brother to work that morning. This also meant finding my own way home or commuting through public

Living on the Edge of the Rockies

Rockies (930 MASL), Mt. Maculot, Cuenca, Batangas The Rockies of Mt. Maculot was worth the 1.5-hour hike however challenging I found the steep trail was. I’m not really fond of hiking as I prefer lounging around and basking in chill momentous scenery.

Living on the Edge of the Rockies

Rockies (930 MASL), Mt. Maculot, Cuenca, Batangas The Rockies of Mt. Maculot was worth the 1.5-hour hike however challenging I found the steep trail was. I’m not really fond of hiking as I prefer lounging around and basking in chill momentous scenery.

Oriental Painting – Basics

About a year ago, my mom and I took our first Oriental Painting class through Ayala Museum’s The Art Room: Art Workshops with Eileen Escueta as our teacher. It was a 4-week long workshop, 4 sessions, 3 hours each with an

Oriental Painting – Basics

About a year ago, my mom and I took our first Oriental Painting class through Ayala Museum’s The Art Room: Art Workshops with Eileen Escueta as our teacher. It was a 4-week long workshop, 4 sessions, 3 hours each with an

Pensive Mood on Time Stands Still

Donald Margulies’ Time Stands Still provides a sneak peek of a photojournalist’s life as she battles pressure on love, career and purpose. The play was definitely moving and thought-provoking especially for someone like me who knows not much about the

Pensive Mood on Time Stands Still

Donald Margulies’ Time Stands Still provides a sneak peek of a photojournalist’s life as she battles pressure on love, career and purpose. The play was definitely moving and thought-provoking especially for someone like me who knows not much about the

What Will I Do Differently? #PopeFrancis

I may not have seen the Pope in person but I want to make his visit here in the Philippines enduring through my actions. Unlike some who have personal videos of the Pope on his Pope mobile, I made sure

What Will I Do Differently? #PopeFrancis

I may not have seen the Pope in person but I want to make his visit here in the Philippines enduring through my actions. Unlike some who have personal videos of the Pope on his Pope mobile, I made sure

Apartment 1B: Gourmet Comfort Food

I was able to try Apartment 1B for my brother’s baby’s Christening. Apparently, the restaurant has earned good reputation as a breakfast, lunch and dinner place over the years even with a short and sweet menu. I’m going back here to

Apartment 1B: Gourmet Comfort Food

I was able to try Apartment 1B for my brother’s baby’s Christening. Apparently, the restaurant has earned good reputation as a breakfast, lunch and dinner place over the years even with a short and sweet menu. I’m going back here to

Yabu: The House of Katsu

It was only today when I finally tried Yabu: The House of Katsu. The first time I had something similar to this was when I was in Japan. My fondest memory of this type of food was when my mom

Yabu: The House of Katsu

It was only today when I finally tried Yabu: The House of Katsu. The first time I had something similar to this was when I was in Japan. My fondest memory of this type of food was when my mom

Here’s to the nights we felt alive.

Here’s to the nights we felt alive Here’s to the tears you knew you’d cry Here’s to goodbye  Tomorrow’s gonna come too soon By Eve 6, “Here’s to The Night” Year 2013 just came to a close for us here

Here’s to the nights we felt alive.

Here’s to the nights we felt alive Here’s to the tears you knew you’d cry Here’s to goodbye  Tomorrow’s gonna come too soon By Eve 6, “Here’s to The Night” Year 2013 just came to a close for us here

Help Haiyan Victims in PH

The damages that Yolanda, or Haiyan, brought about to my country, Philippines, have been horrific. Based on this morning’s count, more than 400 injured and more than 100 dead have been found. Some areas of the islands of Visayas have

Help Haiyan Victims in PH

The damages that Yolanda, or Haiyan, brought about to my country, Philippines, have been horrific. Based on this morning’s count, more than 400 injured and more than 100 dead have been found. Some areas of the islands of Visayas have

Yolanda Strikes

Another typhoon struck the Philippines yesterday causing damage in the islands of Visayas. I am asking for more prayers as my country tries to recover from yet another catastrophe. If you wish to help, just search online for various alternatives.

Yolanda Strikes

Another typhoon struck the Philippines yesterday causing damage in the islands of Visayas. I am asking for more prayers as my country tries to recover from yet another catastrophe. If you wish to help, just search online for various alternatives.

Different Outlook on Family Events

I just came from a family event today where we visited my mom’s hometown to pay our respects to those who have passed way, such as my grandmother. Not that I despised going to the province, I just never really

Different Outlook on Family Events

I just came from a family event today where we visited my mom’s hometown to pay our respects to those who have passed way, such as my grandmother. Not that I despised going to the province, I just never really

Search for the Right Booties

A part of me wants to live in a cold place only because of the clothes that I could wear, such as boots, coats, scarves, etc. If only I could, I would. To compromise with the weather here in the

Search for the Right Booties

A part of me wants to live in a cold place only because of the clothes that I could wear, such as boots, coats, scarves, etc. If only I could, I would. To compromise with the weather here in the

I’m back!

After two years, I’m finally back in Singapore. It’s that weird bittersweet feeling again. A part of me is ecstatic to be back because I missed the convenience and efficiency of the country but a part of me got reminded

I’m back!

After two years, I’m finally back in Singapore. It’s that weird bittersweet feeling again. A part of me is ecstatic to be back because I missed the convenience and efficiency of the country but a part of me got reminded

New Profile on Dolce Vita

Mariel Tan 24 years old | Artist | Philippines Though my current career will not directly reflect that I am an artist, I would definitely like to consider myself one. Who am I? I am a very passionate and highly

New Profile on Dolce Vita

Mariel Tan 24 years old | Artist | Philippines Though my current career will not directly reflect that I am an artist, I would definitely like to consider myself one. Who am I? I am a very passionate and highly