The Pandemic Canceled Our Wedding Reception. So We Moved Into A Nicer Home.

I’m a member of Home Buddies, a Philippines-based Facebook group dedicated to everything about homes. Below is the post I recently contributed. I hope this can have some value to your own home-design projects! Last month, my wife and I had to cancel our wedding reception because of the pandemic. We could not even travelContinue reading “The Pandemic Canceled Our Wedding Reception. So We Moved Into A Nicer Home.”

The Simple Lesson Keeping Indoor Plants Taught Me

Restraint. Yep, that’s the one great lesson I learned as a formerly frustrated “plantito” during this pandemic. Sometimes, in our enthusiasm to literally make things grow — such as plants — we actually end up killing them. That’s what I saw when my first snake plant, Lucia, died because of overwatering. She developed root rot.Continue reading “The Simple Lesson Keeping Indoor Plants Taught Me”

Vote For Our Place On Apartment Therapy’s Small/Cool Contest!

My wife and I have always found comfort in our home, especially in these terrible times. Small as it is at just 193 sq ft, I’m proud to say that it gives me an oasis or even a beach vibe — perfect for both work and vacation. 😇 So I sent a few photos toContinue reading “Vote For Our Place On Apartment Therapy’s Small/Cool Contest!”

A Perfectly Simple Wedding Amid the Pandemic

Having postponed our wedding TWICE because of the pandemic, finally my Kath and I were married a few days ago. Since Manila was in its worst COVID situation, we had canceled the wedding reception and opted for a simple family dinner after the ceremony. Only my fiancee’s immediate family, our maid of honor, and ourContinue reading “A Perfectly Simple Wedding Amid the Pandemic”