I lived in Jaro, Iloilo most of my life. Until I graduated and worked in Manila and got married and followed my husband here in Seoul. I was baptized and grew up as a Catholic. My elementary and high school days had nuns all around us at school. I had fond memories of them but… Read More

Feeling nostalgic about Iloilo. Especially those times when kids got a taste of one-year Montessori education at the Iloilo Montessori School. I also got to get to know other Montessori Moms and we called ourselves the Wednesday Coffee Group. Aside from our Wednesday coffee, we went to this beach resort in Oton, the Anhawan Beach Resort. What… Read More

The typhoon that bagged the headlines of major international newspapers and news programs November of last year brought the Philippines to its knees. It was a major devastation, the effect of which was unthinkable! Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) destroyed cities, flattened out villages, separated families, orphaned children. For almost everyone in the affected areas, their lives… Read More

Original post was published at ABS-CBN GLobal-Filipino on January 13, 2014 titled How Pinays in Seoul Helped Fishermen In Iloilo Island. I am reposting with additional pictures: When our Seoul-based all-women group, The 601 Habit, decided to help the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, we had no concrete project in mind. It could probably just have… Read More

I was born in Iloilo, grew up and studied there until I opted to try Manila after college. And so, from time to time I would love to post something about Iloilo and its people, the Ilonggos. Let me start with Wawa, a heritage restaurant located at Jaro, Iloilo. I was intrigued with the place the… Read More

We stayed in Iloilo for close to one year. And it was a good year for my boys. They were very busy with activities that occupied their everyday life. Swimming, tennis, kumon. Playdates, weekend actions, planned and surprise visits from their daddy… it was exciting! Definitely, a lot of memories to remember with fondness. The day… Read More

The campaign for Iloilo City to be part of the New 7 Wonders Cities of the World formally started yesterday at SM City Iloilo. In my almost 1 year stay here in Iloilo with my 2 kids, I have come to appreciate the city once again… after all, this is where I was born and this is… Read More

One afternoon, kiddos and I had a road trip with the fishpond in Barotac Nuevo as our destination. I wanted them to see the “haw-as”, an Ilonggo dialect term for fish harvest. It was the day for harvesting the “bangrus” (milkfish). I was sure it would be an experience for them! We arrived at the sprawling 45-hectare property… Read More