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
Come with an appetite! This is my one piece of advice to anyone who’s planning to eat at Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse. You’ll most likely be going home with a satisfied smile and some additional happy pounds on you. Drop the guilt and enjoy! 🙂 I was invited to try out Fat Daddy’s about a week… Read More Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse: Serving the hungriest of UP Town Center
It’s a holiday in Manila today and my entire family’s at home so I cooked again! And fortunately, it was another success! ❤️ Presenting, my Wagyu Salpicao – I referred to different recipes from the internet and tweaked the ingredients and ratios based on marinade taste testing haha! I’m sorry I cannot be more specific… Read More On holidays we eat well
I’ve been living in Manila for all my life, a good 27 years of it, and it was just last February that I got to go to our National Museum. I have no idea why when after our visit I thought it would be good to go there at least once a year. We went… Read More My favorites at the National Museum
I’ve been out of the corporate world for a few weeks now – a story for another day or post. And it hit me the other night while I was watching Eat, Pray, Love that I was too concerned about running out of savings to sustain my non-employment break. Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t… Read More I cooked lunch today!
I’ve been a tita (aunt) for a while now and although some babysitting sessions could get really tiring, the reward of seeing Jacob laugh and seeing him go through milestones (he’s starting to standup now!), is worth it. Haha I sound like such a mom! My sister’s family is currently living with us so I… Read More Titas of Manila | Life with Jacob
Making vlogs is an enjoyable BUT TIRING process, at least for me. The effort put into editing – trimming, cutting, splitting, deleting, and whatnot, then adding audio and effects… not to mention any Photoshop activities you may do along the way, is exhausting. This is my 2nd vlog. See the first here. I think the… Read More On starting to make vlogs and the first week of my 2018