The Unexceptional Amazing Life of being a Diplomatic Spouse

I can’t believe more than a year has passed since we came home. Truth is I prepared another post about our year back and what I learned from it, but I changed my mind a few days ago. Anyway I realized that I haven’t really written more about being a Diplowife, which let’s face it,…

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Around Manila: The Culture and Arts Stay-cation

This post we did some months ago, a few weeks after we arrived from post. We were supposed to go Sagada in the North, but because of a looming typhoon in that area, our trip got cancelled last-minute leaving us with some days with nothing to do. However, JG is not one to stay put…

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Diplowife goes back to school

I received a notification that the blog has had a spike in traffic the last couple of days, which really makes me happy but to be honest confuses me as well. It makes me happy of course knowing that even though I don’t regularly put up posts, some people still find the time to read…

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Testing the Inner Child: Museong Pambata

One of the things that I did during my free-time (meaning weekdays when JG is at work and I’m too lazy to do chores) was visit the National Children’s Museum or in Filipino “Museong Pambata”. Just like the Rizal Park and the National Museum, these are the places I neglected to visit before we left…

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City Girl does Cold Mountain: Mt. Pulag

  During the Christmas break, JG and I (well mostly JG) decided to go up another hiking expedition. This time to climb Mt. Pulag in Benguet way up north. The northern part of The Philippines is probably JG’s favorite among all the places we could visit here in our country. I think it’s mostly because…

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2015 in Review: The Year of the Half and Half

2015 began with an end in mind, as JG and I prepared to go back home after six years of being at post. By January last year, I was starting to make preparations for a transition I was sure was going to be both challenging and wonderfully long-awaited. 2014 turned out to be a bit…

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Coming Back to Pinoy Christmas

Christmas back home has been a blast, it drove me slightly crazy, but the best ones always do. Have I explained why JG and I chose not to come home during the holidays in the six years we were at post? As I said earlier, basically because we wanted to get away from the crazy….

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Out-of-Towners: Pampanga Food Tour

About three months ago, relatively fresh from our return to Manila after post, JG signed us up to a day trip outside Manila. An hour to two away from Manila is the province of Pampanga, where some would argue where the best foods and cooks from the Philippines may be found and experienced. So what…

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While Stewing in a Jam

Going into the fifth months since we came back home from six years at post, and I’m going to be honest, and say that I am currently going through some “adjustments”. This as some of you might interpret as my nice way of saying that I am having a bit of a hard time. While…

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For Kuya Kulet

One of the things that you learn in the life of Foreign Service is goodbyes. You make a lot of them because it is of course a given as your life is basically moving around from one place to another. It is never easy but you get the hang of it, and part of the…

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The Baby Question

I was going to write a long post about this after seeing it on Facebook the other day, but I decided to just put it up on the blog instead. I have thought about writing about this for so long now but I have always felt a bit unsure about it simply because it is…

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City Girl does Mountain Part 2: Pico de Loro

Now that you’ve heard of our trip to Pinatubo, fast forward two years later some weeks ago when my now leaner healthier husband has once again decided to go up another mountain. This time up Pico de Loro also known as Palay-Palay mountain. It was the Spanish who called it Pico de Loro because at…

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