Monthly Archives: December 2011

Dashing Divas

A report on expatriate life in Manila would not be complete without a tale about a Filipino beauty treatment. Dashing Divas is a small, girly-pink nail bar in Power Plant Mall that I visit from time to time. Manicures, pedicures … Continue reading

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In Cavite without a Compass

Tagatay City, in the Luzon province of Cavite, is famous for its breath-taking ridge views of Lake Taal and the volcano in its centre. It is one of the country’s favorite destinations for locals and expatriates alike.  In November, members … Continue reading

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Aussie Cheese Please!

Here’s good news:  Aussie cows are happy cows! Unlike their disadvantaged European cousins, our cows are not shut up in crowded barns and fed silage, but are left to graze freely on green grass and fresh air. Thanks to such … Continue reading

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