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A Wedding at Mama’s Table by Chef Vicky Tinio

A few months back, my sister got married at Mama’s Table along Ambuklao Road in Baguio City. It was one of the most beautiful and intimate weddings I have ever been to.

At the helm of Mama’s Table is Chef Vicky Tinio, who lovingly and expertly handled the fine details of catering for my sister’s wedding.

The wedding ceremony was held at the garden of Chef Vicky’s home, under the pine trees, and overlooking the serene mountains of the Cordilleras.

Mama's Table by Chef Vicky Tinio wedding 8

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Sagada Adventure: Yoghurt House

So my sister, niece and I went on a Sagada adventure in early January. Sagada isn’t just all about nature and the outdoors, exploring caves and falls. The food is reason enough to visit.

Yoghurt House Sagada

Yoghurt House is one of the places that my brother-in-law highly recommended. I’ve also read up a lot about it online, so it is where we ended up having dinner on Day 2 and breakfast on Day 3 (after watching the sunrise at Kiltepan Viewpoint).

Day 2 Dinner

It was an exhausting day for us, because we did the:

  • Sumaguing Cave
  • Lumiang Cave Burial Site
  • Echo Valley/Hanging Coffin Tour
  • Lake Danum, and
  • Sunset watching at Besao

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Sagada Adventure: Kiltepan sunrise watch

Welcome, 2015!

Hopefully, I am back to blogging. But there’s no saying, really, what I can, or cannot (may not), do. I do want to start blogging again, just so this web space that I pay for every year is put to good use… :D

Anyway, here’s a good excuse to blog: I went on an adventure trip to Sagada!

Sagada, a little town up north in Mountain Province, Luzon, is such an amazing and beautiful place. First-timers like me will be awed with its natural beauty. I took so many pictures, so I will be dividing my blog posts into several parts.

Kiltepan sunrise sagada

There are so many things to do in Sagada, and they don’t necessarily have to cost much. Sunrise watching is definitely free! Kiltepan Viewpoint is one of the best places to view the sunrise, so that’s where we (my sis, my niece and I) planned to spend the early morning of Day 3. (As you can see, my posts won’t be chronologically ordered.) Read the rest of this entry…

Happy home with Samsung washing machines

Last week, I got invited to a small gathering of mommy bloggers by Samsung where the company introduced its latest fully automatic washing machines.

Samsung's new line of fully automatic washing machines

Samsung’s new line of fully automatic washing machines

My current washing machine is approaching it’s 10th birthday, and according to the Samsung brand manager, the average Filipino household buys a new washing machine once every 10 to 11 years. I agree, because the one I have now is showing signs of retirement soon. So if you’re like me who is in the market for a new washing machine, read up! Read the rest of this entry…

The Ultimate Sunday Brunch at The Peninsula Manila (Part 2)

My friend, Cristina, invited me to The Peninsula Manila’s Ultimate Sunday Champagne Brunch last week. The Ultimate Brunch is a crossover of Escolta’s international fare and Spices’ Asian flavors. This is the continuation of Part 1, where I featured Escolta.


I love the relaxed Balinese inspired interiors of Spices. Every Sunday, Spices sets up a buffet spread of Thai, Indian and other Southeast Asian favorites as part of the Ultimate Sunday Brunch. This is good reason for vegetarians to rejoice, since Spices has several vegetarian dishes.

Spices dining area


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