Blogger Tips and Food Blogger Life at The Café, HYATT City of Dreams

Jane Go and Rica de Jesus are women I highly admire not just for their stature as popular long-running bloggers and multi-tasking talented women but for the beautiful persons they are and the good they stand for. Jane is an Earth Momma figure, so generous, caring, loving, encouraging who loves on people yet so enjoyably authentic,…

Pintxos Cooking Class in San Sebastian When Eyjafjallajökull Erupted

In February 2010, my sister from the States, Joy,  was scheduled to go to Spain from April 15-23 for a culinary trip. But her intended travel companion whose husband got confined to the ICU had to suddenly cancel.  The hotels had all been paid and the itinerary set including a pintxos class with Chef Josetxo…

A Week in Provence: French Cooking with Chef Rene Berard

British author, Peter Mayle, wrote a memoir about him and his wife, Jennie, moving from Devon, UK to Provence. The new life in the new scenery came with surprising new problems as well… unexpected harsh weather, frozen pipes in their newly purchased 200-year old farmhouse, less than scrupulous truffle dealers and construction workers, and transitioning from…

Casas de Taal Tour

Praise God for friends around the world who are like my sisters even if we don’t get to see each other often.  I am thankful that many of them are near to share the adventure (together with the highs and lows) of trying to follow Jesus. Of course none of us are perfect but we…

36 Hours in B.C. (Batangas City)

In recent years, with Biblical Classes on B.C. (Being grateful  and Christ- focused),  I have come to be grateful for many things that would otherwise have been an issue to the me Before Christ was the Boss in Charge of me. So instead of moping, grumbling, and complaining, I am learning the joy of praising…

Great Fosters Afternoon Tea

Sometimes when I have recurring prayer requests on matters that haven’t been answered, the counsel  I receive is to leave the things that I can not control in God’s hands; wait for His perfect timing, perfect way, perfect will. Certain difficulties need to happen for the benefit of what God is trying to do in…