So this is goodbye 

So this is goodbye. I’m lost in words. The end of another chapter of our life.  It has been a love-hate relationship with a lot of love. The helplessness of the infrastructure and the frustration of every detail in everyday life; the sense of community and warmth and the generosity and smiles. Philippines will always…

A slice of heaven 

Just under three years of living in the Philippines and we have done our share of its popular destinations. There sure isn’t any shortage of natural resources in this beautiful country however there is almost always something to disappoint: pristine and beautiful but requires tremendous effort to reach; over-developed and crowded to the point natural…

Island style on urban city scale

It is now my 10th month in this country, and while still facing hard adjustments (marriage certificate damaged by officials and still don’t have a dining table for two) I am enjoying life here. Bluer skies and friendly people, helps you look away from the horrendous power outages and floods brought by typhoons and bad…

In the search for food – 吃在菲律賓

My biggest concern before making the move was “What is Filipino cuisine?”. The one excitement of moving to a new country for me is having the chance to experience and learn about a new food culture. Every country in Asia has a unique culinary culture: Japanese sushi, Korean kimchi, Thai Tom Yum, Indian curries, even…

Life in Philippines.. Begins – 菲律賓生活

8 days ago we boarded a plane with 6 check-in bags (one weighed 41kg and overall 30kg over weight) and baby sleeping on my shoulder, and made our big move to the Philippines. Goodbye Macau after 10 years, you’ve been good to us but it’s time to start a new adventure. 8天前我們提著6個超重的托運行李,抱著睡著的baby,登上了前往馬尼拉的班機,開始了我們在菲律賓的生活。再見了澳門,10年了。