Living in a rental is great for a lot of practical reasons, but could also be limited and limiting. I love my tiny apartment and it’s location, and while it doesn’t bother me that much, sometimes I feel constricted because my landlady prohibits attaching nails to walls. I am one to abide rules so I had to make do when it comes to decorating my “she-cave” using frames that were meant to be hanged. Because I could not afford art works (yet), I made do with what I think is art that I found from inexpensive sources. Continue reading “How to Spruce Up A Rental with Cheap Frames”
My boyfriend and I do most of our traveling by foot. It is my belief that one can only get to “feel” the pulse of the place when one interacts with the locals, peer at empty alleys, and get lost among strange streets. Wherever we go, I always have the desire to walk, and walk, and walk. There are many things you’ll miss when riding a vehicle, so I’d prefer to walk.
We went to Manila mainly to attend the wedding of my boyfriend’s college classmate. It was going to be in San Agustin Church in Intramuros and it was a good chance to explore the walled city again. My first time to go to Intramuros was in 2005 when my grandma took me with her in one of the Wow! Philippines exhibitions there. I could not remember what the place looked like in 2005 because we got there at night. All I remembered was the streets were really narrow, and were tiled. So, I was back in 2012, and the streets were still narrow Continue reading “Weekend in Manila — The Old and New”