I know, I know. I may be a bit late to the spinning craze. But hey! I bet there are a number of you out there who are like me a few weeks ago – an indoor cycling virgin who’s thinking of trying out this fitness trend. So if you are one of those, or… Read More I tried spinning for the first time!
Hi, my name is Gemma and I just turned 28 two weeks ago. I’m writing this in bed. It’s a rainy Monday morning in Manila, zero-visibility when I look out my window. I’m propped against my pillows, I’m under my blanket, and I just finished brunch. Most people my age are probably in their place… Read More What I’m good at vs what I believe in – thoughts of a 28 y.o. ex-IT yuppy in bed on a rainy Monday morning
I have utmost respect for restaurateurs. It’s not easy to get people’s attention, much more get their trust. So any effort anyone makes, for me is effort all the same. I write this because while my experience at Kam’s Roast was one of the least enjoyable food experiences I’ve had, I am hopeful that things… Read More Kam’s Roast Philippines – is it worth it? | An honest review of the Michelin-starred import
One of the interesting things I learned when we went on a walking tour in Tokyo is how the Japanese usually meet up for drinks in outside establishments and almost never in their homes. This is because most Japanese homes are really small! We had a look and feel of it when we stayed in… Read More A look inside our Japan Airbnb
Day 3 in Tokyo started out in almost the exact same way as Day 2 (read about Day 2 here)… with burnt breakfast by Pao. Hahaha! We had Chocolate Croissants from Family Mart which we bought for JPY 100 and coffee still from the box we bought at the start of the trip. We got… Read More Tokyo March 2018 Day 3 – Tokyo Free Walking Tour, Japanese Street Food, Odaiba
Japanese convenience stores are THE. BEST. They really have almost everything in there from toiletries, to fresh finds, to things you don’t really need but hey, let’s get it anyway! Back when Pao and I were in Japan, we would always stop by any convenience store (we have 3 within 10 meters from our Airbnb)… Read More Trying out Japanese convenience store snacks
I have a list of favorite movies that I can readily answer to anyone who asks. By favorites, I don’t mean they’re the best I’ve seen cinematically, but they’re those I wouldn’t mind watching again and again. These include (in no particular order), The Proposal, Titanic, Divergent, White Chicks, Azumi, and The Last Samurai. This… Read More Samurai Museum, must-visit in Tokyo