Tag Archive: Fun

Airport Curiosities

A Swarovski tree. Airport aquariums. Language Delay. Humorous, peculiar, frustrating, memorable – most everyone who has ever flown has a tale or two (or several) from the airport. For instance, despite how much… Continue reading

Whiteboarding Italy

Typically, an office whiteboard serves a functional purpose. Perhaps it’s a to-do list, a message board, a space to map out a flowchart or ideas from a brainstorm session. The whiteboard hanging on… Continue reading

Why Travel

Call me adventurous. Call me curious. Call me restless. Call me an addict, even. My choice of drug? It’s no secret: It’s travel. As a Filipina who grew up on Guam, lives in… Continue reading

Parque Francisco Alvarado, Zarcero

  On the way to La Fortuna’s geological wonders, one might drive into a sort of fairy-tale landscape that feels almost European. It could merely be because the air is cooler than in… Continue reading

Ziplining in Braulio Carrillo

I once went camping in Yosemite – where somebody presumptuously pitched a tent and inflated an air mattress for me, “the city girl.” (For the record, I was totally ready to rough it.) A… Continue reading

Volcano Venture: Poás + La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Not far outside Costa Rica’s capital of San José sits one of the country’s most-frequented volcanoes, Volcán Poás. This active volcano boasts nearly 40 eruptions within just the past two centuries – that’s… Continue reading

More! Stuff of (Car) Dreams

If you didn’t get enough from last week (obviously, I didn’t), here we are, back for more! This time, the mix is slightly heavier on collector cars. Much like dry-aged steak, you want… Continue reading

The Stuff of (Car) Dreams

Look, there’s an Audi R8. I’ve long fancied one. Oh, a BMW i8. Now there’s something I could see myself driving. A Maclaren. A royal purple Jaguar. A Maserati here and there. A… Continue reading

Wine & Cars

  Follow the wine barrel fountain outside, to the wine barrel telescopes inside, to the wine tasting experience that makes you ask yourself if you’re here for the wine or the cars. In… Continue reading

Eleven Shades of ‘Ello

With all the limoncello I’ve recently made, my inner mixologist is feeling creative. I rummage the kitchen for mixers (as you know, scrounging up ingredients is a skill of mine), and here’s what… Continue reading

When Life (or a Coworker) Brings You Lemons…Make Limoncello!

One April morning, I find lemons in the office kitchen. Bags and bags of lemons. Somebody’s fruit-bearing trees have produced more of the yellow fruit than the family can consume. Score! Coincidentally, I’ve… Continue reading

Made in Chocolate Heaven

Reporting to you live from Fort Mason in San Francisco…! Ok, so I’m not actually typing this live; it would have been awfully silly of me to try blogging whilst surrounded by chocolate… Continue reading

Volcano Venture: Mount Pinatubo

In 1991, the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, Philippines, impacted millions of people and disrupted the local economy for many subsequent years. Over two decades later, however, the lahar (volcanic ash) that was once… Continue reading

Ziplining at Anvaya

If you happen to find yourself in Subic, check out Anvaya Cove. And if you happen to be at Anvaya, you may as well zipline. Grab your adventure buddy (I’ve got mine here)… Continue reading

Carnevale di Viareggio

I’ve recently been in Venice when people were dressed for a 15th century masquerade ball. I’ve recently been in Bassano del Grappa to witness a group of walking Lego blocks and a group… Continue reading