I am always searching for Filipino-American creative artists so that I can show Jax (and inspire him!) So, in honor of AAPI Heritage Month, I've compiled a TOP 10 list of who I feel are the most currently famous Filipino-American musicians. Let's celebrate their influence in the entertainment world! GALING! Please comment below if I [...]
Tiny (BOY) Dancer
As many of you already know, Jax is a dancer. He has always been a dancer, even as a baby. We used to dance all the time, and whenever he stayed with his Gramma and Papa, he danced with them, too. We honestly don’t remember a day when he isn’t dancing. He took to all [...]
Another White House Christmas!
Jax and I returned from another U.S. Christmas! Thank goodness. We weren't sure we were going to be able to make it. Jax's teacher caught Covid at the tail end of the term and he had to isolate although we tested twice and had negative test results both times. Unfortunately, we even had to cancel [...]
Keeping Score on Paris
Forget Napa. My Newfound Love is Douro.
Since Jax goes to an International School that follows the British calendar, we had a half-term break last week. It was the perfect time to do a road trip! Our itinerary also included a stop in Evora and particularly for Ry, surfing hotspots Nazare and Ericeira. I will have to share about those charming places [...]
Paris in the Time of Coronavirus!
Many of you already know how much I love Paris. I especially love that I need only take a mere 2 ½ hour flight from Portugal to visit one of my very favorite cities in the world. I had previously booked a trip in April because my dear friend Aubrey had a family vacation scheduled [...]
This post is long overdue because we went to Porto on November 1st. November 1st was a national holiday here in Portugal (All Saints' Day) so all schools were closed. It was the perfect time for a 7-hour road trip up to Porto, a city I have been wanting to re-visit since we moved here [...]
Prost! It’s Oktoberfest!
We made it to Oktoberfest this year - the actual, real authentic Bavarian Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. And it was A BLAST! I'm so glad we made this last minute decision to go - it was a once-in-a-lifetime, check it off your bucket list experience. We left Saturday afternoon and took a straight flight on [...]
Our Roman Holiday
I have had a hard time writing this recap post because honestly, part of me wants to keep it all to myself. I think Italy does that - romances and seduces you so much that my limited vocabulary is not enough to explain its gloriousness! Since my clients would be celebrating the US Labor Day [...]
A Day in Tangier
If you follow my social media accounts then many of you already know that we spent last Saturday in Tangier to meet up with my niece and goddaughter Kyra who is studying in Meknes, Morocco this summer. The sweet little baby that I used to hold in my arms just turned 21 and is only one [...]