10 Reasons Why Tel Aviv Should Be Your Next Holiday

Step aside, Barcelona. “You’re going to Tel Aviv?! Why there?” Asked my girlfriend incredulously before I flew out of Asia for a three-week romp through Israel and Jordan. “That’s such an unconventional destination! And isn’t it dangerous?” She raised her eyebrows at me as if to say, ‘think about THAT’. I’ve only ever heard of … More 10 Reasons Why Tel Aviv Should Be Your Next Holiday

Destination Wedding: Aguirre-Cahen French-Filipino Beach Nuptials

February 25, 2017 – Scroll down to download MC script and / or Bride and Groom Questionnaire It took me a total of four flights and three changes to make it to Mayen’s wedding a couple of weeks ago in South Palms Beach Resort, Bohol. I was supposed to fly in with my ex, but the airline … More Destination Wedding: Aguirre-Cahen French-Filipino Beach Nuptials

What It Really Feels Like To Be A Stereotyped Filipina

As seen on Thought Catalog and (more notoriously) on Coconuts Hong Kong “Where are you from?” asks a man across the aisle from me on a flight to Hong Kong from Tokyo. He is a middle-aged Asian, stout and short, and has been working on a Japanese language exercise book since the plane took off. “Philippines,” … More What It Really Feels Like To Be A Stereotyped Filipina

Gallery Vask: If Manila had 3 Michelin stars, this would be it

I never knew Filipino fine dining existed, until meeting Gallery Vask‘s degustacion menu Having scanned through the other reviews, I thought to add my own two cents to the literature out there, since several of the others sound little better than press releases. Premise When I heard that the 39th among Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants was … More Gallery Vask: If Manila had 3 Michelin stars, this would be it

How I Fell In Love With Hiking x The North Face

First seen on We Are Sole Sisters Unathletic and skinny-weak Sole Sister Julienne broke out of her sedentary lifestyle three years ago and threw herself into the wild outdoors By any means, I don’t consider myself a bonafide hiker or hardcore trekker. I don’t trail run. I can’t read coordinates. I don’t have a compass or … More How I Fell In Love With Hiking x The North Face

Q&A

Originally published as Sole Sister Spotlight: Julienne of Morena Travels What were your earliest travel memories?  I began travelling at a young age because my parents took my sister and I on trips both within and outside of the Philippines, where I was born and raised. Neither of my parents were originally from Manila, where I … More Q&A