Yesterday we had some really amazing food with Tita @gnarroyo at the @salcedomarket from perfectly refreshing @stanfordshawbrewing ginger beer, to nibbling Kibbeh while going around and catching up partially with our little cancer support group (we missed you @mewa03 and hope to see you soon) It’s amazing how the different stalls call @diplobaby by name coz he has grown up in front of their eyes and we have a tiny little foodie here who loves to taste the different food and talk to the people in the stalls. He has all his favorite food and knows his way around the market. Do you notice that DiploBaby and TD are matching, the LO refused to go down until he changed into matching outfits. He is truly TD’s #minime!
Metro Manila apparently is the most dense city in the world but it’s small pockets of green in this concrete jungle that help us forget and bring relief from the intense pressures of living in a crazy Metropolis. I wont deny it. The pollution, construction 🚧, the noise and traffic in this #Megapolis can drive us up the wall. So when we arrived in Manila 3 years ago it seemed so chaotic compared to Berlin where we can tell when we will be 1 or 3 minutes late arriving to a destination. It’s like day and night. So looking for flats we just went to condominium buildings located around a park so we could have the luxury of greenery and a playground for @diplobaby. I credit how strong he is to being able to run and play twice a day everyday. So for me it was worth the rent to be close to trees and grass. This is the reason I work hard to sell and make money, so my family can walk to places, lessening the need to drive. Plants and nature are healing and so good for our health. Indeed it was so nice in Berlin to have a park in what felt like every corner. We feel so lucky to have found aflat near a park here in Metro Manila. #thediplosinmanila #jungalowstyle #jungalow
My scrumptious little helper @DiploBaby is growing more and more each day! For the first time ever, there are times when he is too strong for me physically. For example
really wants to get past me, it’s really a challenge for me now to stop him. It’s something new but also reminds me that he is not a baby anymore. But in so many ways he still is... just a bigger version. Oh my sweet son! I treasure each an every moment with you. I have to remind him that he is stronger than he thinks he is and to be gentle because he physically charges at us or jumps into our arms like when he was a baby, but because he is heavier now he must also be mindful. I love taking photos of him walking with his Abuelita and Abuelito. Time seems to be going so fast that we need to cherish the moments. #momlife #undiplomama #diplobaby
Yesterday’s yummy #glutenfree lunch with fresh avocados and mangoes was so delicious @maxinelara and I almost wiped it out. We left just a little for TD to try! Still thinking about how yummy yet healthy it was! Ever since TD got diagnosed with Colon cancer, we have been striving to eat food with no pesticides, fresher and healthier. We have learned so much from our Wholistic Nutritionist and try to make better choices. It’s not perfect but the important thing is going towards a healthier lifestyle! I remember a time when TD thought that “organic” was just a marketing or sales term but when he tried organic asparagus for the first time in Berlin, he was a total convert. Why? Because it was so sweet and tasty, vs non-organic ones that tasted like water. When we went organic we could taste the difference. Arugula was super spicy that we didn’t need to use as much because the flavor was just so strong - it was amazing. When you go organic you eat less because of how much more flavorful thing are. It’s overwhelming at first but with expert help, we can do it by consuming more local varieties without paying as much for premium imported brands. What’s your experience with eating organic? #youarewhatyoueat #yummyph #forkspoonmanila #organic #organicph #foodporn #foodgasm #dontpanicitsorganic
So excited to see this plant grow! Helping it cross to the other shelf! Ever since I embarked on @theminimaluxe lifestyle and decluttered through @declutter_mnl, I was clear with my intention: to keep only what truly Sparks Joy. And part of that is saying YES to More Plants and Less Stuff! Double tap if you agree! . . #diplohome #jungalowstyle #minimaluxe #luxuriousminimalism #simplify #simplifyyourlife #minimalistlife #professionaldeclutterer #minimalist #minimalisthome #minimalistliving #whywhiteworks #whiteliving #whiteandgold #liveinspired #minfulliving #liveyourbestlife #liveinspired #inspiredliving #createalifeyoulove #inspire #decluttermnl #declutter #organize #tidying #tidytips #sparkjoy #findyourhappy #konmarimethod #tidy #tidyliving