Friday, April 13, 2018

Vlog #10 - College Life for a Seven Year Old

Who asks to visit a college campus during spring break? My kids.

Maybe it's my influence of being a school counselor or maybe it's my kids' geeky tendencies. Either way, it's always a good time exploring new places in and around San Diego. Who knew my kids would get a kick out of visiting University of California, San Diego.

During our visit to UC San Diego, we:
  • Parked in the parking structure on the outside of campus and walked "to class"
  • Visited Giesel Library - named after Dr. Seuss himself
  • Ate like a college student at Shogun in the Price Center
  • Explored the "gift shop" a.k.a. bookstore
  • Took advantage of the free play at the student arcade

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Disney On Ice presents Frozen

Discover the full story of Disney’s Frozen like never before at Disney On Ice presents Frozen, returning to San Diego this Spring from May 3rd – 6th at the Valley View Casino Center.


Dazzling ice skating, special effects and unforgettable music will magically transport you to wintry Arendelle. Be a part of Anna’s fearless adventure to find her sister, Queen Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter. Join the hilarious snowman Olaf, rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer sidekick Sven as they help Anna in a race to bring back summer.

Encounter Everest-like conditions and mystical trolls as you sing along to Academy Award®-winning songs like Let It Go and ultimately discover true love is the most powerful magic of all!

Hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, your whole family will delight in special appearances by stars from Toy Story, Finding Dory, The Lion King and the inspiring Disney Princesses. Experience magic at every turn and create memories to last a lifetime at Disney On Ice presents Frozen - the show worth melting for!

WHEN: Thursday, May 3 – Sunday, May 6, 2018
Thursday, May 3 7:00 PM
Friday, May 4 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 5 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, May 6 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM

WHERE: Valley View Casino Center – 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego, CA 92110

TICKETS: Ticket prices start at just $15 each!

Discount Opening Night tickets available for only $12 (not valid for premium seating levels)

All seats are reserved; tickets are available for purchase online at, charge by phone at
888-9AXS-TIX or visit the Valley View Casino Center Box Office.

*tickets prices are subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

Friday, April 6, 2018

Vlog #9: Exploring Singapore

Aw memories. Creating my Singapore vlog makes me long for another vacation.

Our visit to Singapore's metropolis was very different from the island vibes of Koh Samui, Thailand. It was great to experience both during our trip to Asia.

This vlog highlights the sights we visited in Singapore:

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Vlog #8: Fun in Koh Samui, Thailand

I'm having vacation withdrawals. We had such a wonderful time in Thailand and Singapore.

Today's vlog is a recap of the things we saw and did in Koh Samui, Thailand:
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Planning a trip to Thailand or Singapore? Here's my Pinboard I used to plan our trip:


Sunday, March 25, 2018

Food, Pride, and Love: A Conversation with Chef Tara

It has been an exciting year with the launch of The Filipino American Woman (TFAW). Being one of the first interviews for the project, it's an honor to be a part of this project to help extend its reach.

Being one of the founders of the Filipino American Blogger Network (FABNetwork), I am excited to share that we are collaborating with the passion project on an exciting endeavor for 2018. TFAW believes storytelling is a powerful and effective way of connecting with others, and the FABNetwork believes social media is the way to build those bridges.

The FABNetwork social media team has partnered with TFAW to celebrate Filipino American women by having conversations and sharing the stories of our mothers, sisters, mentors, colleagues, and friends. FABNetwork hopes to strengthen and build the connections between people and to remind each other of the important value of listening. FABNetwork is excited to continue the work of TFAW in creating an invaluable archive of stories for future generations.

To kick off our collaboration, I have interviewed one of my cousins, Tara. Tara's mom and my dad are 2 in a total of 12 siblings. Tara and I share over 30 first cousins. Many of us are very close, just like siblings. Tara is one of my cousins I truly consider an ading (younger sibling). She is someone I admire and am very proud of.

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Vlog #7: I'm FAB, Are You?

Aside from being a school counselor, I dabble in social media as a fun diversion to the stresses of being a school counselor.

In collaboration with one of my educator/blogger friends, we created the FABNetwork to connect Filipino American bloggers around the United States.

Today, I share a new project the FABNetwork has taken on, in collaboration with The Filipino American Woman project, to explore the art of storytelling with our Filipino American sisters.

Stay tuned in the next few weeks where I'll share my interview with Chef Tara here on my blog!

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