Posted by: thediplomaticwife | February 28, 2011

THIS BLOG HAS MOVED!!!

 

Finally!  Spent my entire Sunday on it (tedious!) and finally moved my entire blog:

THEDIPLOMATICWIFE.COM

I will no longer be uploading posts on this one. All posts will be on my new site!

Please check it out and if you’re from the US or Canada join the freebie giveaway contest!

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Posted by: thediplomaticwife | February 24, 2011

Something’s coming…

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We all know that I have a new blog, THEDIPLOMATICWIFE.COM, and to celebrate it I am partnering with CSN stores again! CSN has over 200 online stores where you can find everything from gorgeous lights to fantastic fitness equipment to fabulous cookware!!

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Posted by: thediplomaticwife | August 19, 2016

Greece Highlights

I love going to Greece, especially before the summer heat becomes unbearable. For me the perfect time to go is just as spring moves into summer. This sweet spot needs a bit of luck and we have been lucky the times we’ve been.

Below are my favorite things in our last visit to Greece which was more relaxed and spent mostly in seaside Sounios which is 1.5hrs drive from Athens.
Of course, we spent a day out of our 5 day trip shopping in warm Athens, going by the scenic seaside route and getting lost coming back via the “unpaved road” up in the mines. Though it took us 3hours to get back, we got back to Aegeon resort in one piece.
The purpose of our trip was to celebrate TD’s bestfriend’s wedding. It was so lovely to witness different traditions combine when couples of from different countries marry. The church was Greek Orthodox Wedding and the party after at a restaurant in the shadow of the Temple of Poseidon.

We stayed in Aegeon Hotel which is a 5mins away from the Temple of Poseidon and the view of both the cove and the temple were really special.

I am already familiar with Korres as I bought some when I forgot my sunblock in the last trip. I was happy to see that the hotel provided Korres toiletries. In Berlin Korres is available in KaDeWe.

I felt so comfortable in the family friendly beach resort. I think I was the only one wearing a one piece swimsuit

 

Posted by: thediplomaticwife | August 18, 2016

Diplo Picks: Greece Edition

I love going to Greece, especially before the summer heat becomes unbearable. For me the perfect time to go is just as spring moves into summer. This sweet spot needs a bit of luck and we have been lucky the times we’ve been.


Below are my favorite things in our last visit to Greece which was more relaxed and spent mostly in seaside Sounios which is 1.5hrs drive from Athens.

Of course, we spent a day out of our 5 day trip shopping in warm Athens, going by the scenic seaside route and getting lost coming back via the “unpaved road” up in the mines. Though it took us 3hours to get back, we got back to Aegeon resort in one piece.

The purpose of our trip was to celebrate TD’s bestfriend’s wedding. It was so lovely to witness different traditions combine when couples of from different countries marry. The church was Greek Orthodox Wedding and the party after at a restaurant in the shadow of the Temple of Poseidon.

We stayed in Aegeon Hotel which is a 5mins away from the Temple of Poseidon and the view of both the cove and the temple were really special.

I am already familiar with Korres as I bought some when I forgot my sunblock in the last trip. I was happy to see that the hotel provided Korres toiletries. In Berlin Korres is available in KaDeWe.

I felt so comfortable in the family friendly beach resort. I think I was the only one wearing a one piece swimsuit


 

Posted by: thediplomaticwife | October 29, 2013

Planning our adventure

Planning our adventure

My best friend has always dreamt of a Parisian adventure and I am currently living in Berlin and falling in love with Paris of the East.

[Photo by Anirudh Koul]

Posted by: thediplomaticwife | June 6, 2012

WOOPS

LOL!! Hash! Please disregard previous post! I’m obviously doing some interior renovating project for someone and for some reason sent it as a blog post. That’s definitely a sign that I’m way to tired to work. Gotta wake up at 530 am tomorrow so I’m off to bed! Sorry if I won’t be able to post in the next week or so… Gotta finish this project I’m working on in record time! Thanks for your understanding. And again please disregard my previous nonsensical, note-to-myself post! LOL! G’night & sweet dreams!

XOXO,

The Diplomatic Wife
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Posted by: thediplomaticwife | June 6, 2012

6 June, 2012 15:44

I think we should charge mallillin for the painting of the whole guest BR

Just laminate the chest + repair, laminate the beam cladding. Check alignment of the trundle.

We should have 3 door knobs changed.
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Posted by: thediplomaticwife | February 25, 2011

DIPLO HOME ♖ Magnetic Knife Racks


My magnetic knife rack sort of looks like this (image: Kitchen Essentials)

I love my IKEA magnetic knife rack but I noticed it’s been nicking my lovely stainless steel knives! Oh no! So I found some useful information online which I hope you find helpful too! If you have any other ideas please do drop me a line! Thanks!  Read More…

Posted by: thediplomaticwife | February 24, 2011

DIPLO KITCHEN ♨ Easy-Peasy Peach Iced Tea

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I love Peach Tea! When I have guests over for afternoon tea, I usually offer this with my specialty: Banana Bread. Usually they will prefer the Peppermint tea but once they’ve tried the Peach they don’t go back to Peppermint.  Read More…

Posted by: thediplomaticwife | February 23, 2011

RESTO RAVE ❤ A taste of Indonesia at Seribu Rasa

I love the lamps in the entrance of Seribu Rasa Restaurant

I love the lamps in the entrance! If I am not mistaken these are contraptions the locals used to use for catching fish!

Over the holidays we had dinner with our fab friend Ted and his visiting Mom and Sister at Seribu Rasa Restaurant.

Seribu Rasa means “One Thousand Flavors” and is owned by the same owners of Penang Bistro (which we love too!). It is no wonder everything we had was excellent. I hope I got the names right because didn’t really get to take notes this time since we were busy chatting with everyone. Here are pics of the yummy food and the gorgeous interiors! More pictures after the jump below.

Udang gulung tempo doeloe

Udang gulung tempo doeloe

Selat popia (Kue pie tie)

Selat popia (Kue pie tie)

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Posted by: thediplomaticwife | February 22, 2011

MOVING MY BABY TO A NEW HOME!

 

Movin' my baby to a new home! (NOT that I would ever put a baby in a box - I just thought this was TOO cute!)

I am finally moving my baby, ze blog, to THEDIPLOMATICWIFE.COM!

Friends I am happy to announce that I’ve finally conquered what I’ve been putting off for so long and figured out how to move my site to a .COM! There is so much more to do! But I finally jumped right in and did it!

Been sick for the past few days so decided to take the time spent in bed and put it to good use! Yesterday I spend the entire night trying to install WordPress (it didn’t seem like a “one click installation” to me!) It was getting late so I gave up and was actually contemplating on getting my money back (Networksolutions.com offers 30-day money back guarantee minus a $25 fee). Thank God the NS Customer Service guy called me today (he had to be very persistent  to call me about 5 or 6 times because long-distance connection is always bad in Jakarta) and it was indeed easier than it looked! (I am sort of a techy idiot and am seriously freaked out by web jargon.)

Hope you can check out my new blog and change your bookmarks/links/subscriptions. I’ll be copying most of the posts here to the new blog too. (Anyone know a fast way to do this?) Looking forward to seeing you at the new site!

Click here to see THEDIPLOMATICWIFE.COM

* Update: Still having trouble on the .com homefront (the site is currently down) because I tinkered with something I probably shouldn’t have. =P Will let you know when it is up and running again. In the meantime enjoy my continued posts on this one.

 

Posted by: thediplomaticwife | February 22, 2011

Signed Azkals jersey

Azkals jersey

With a pin to boot. Thanks Richard and Josef for the awesome remembrance of Suzuki Cup 2010!!

I was telling Rob Gier during our lunch with Azkals here in Jakarta that I wanted to have them sign something but I was a bit embarrassed. And with some encouragement from him to send over something for the team to sign (he said he would pass it around) I sent them the pics I took of them for signing.

The best thing was Richard, one of their managers, asked me if I wanted a signed shirt to go with that! Of course I said yes! How exciting! I didn’t really wanna ask but since he offered…who am I to say no to that?!? =D   Read More…

Posted by: thediplomaticwife | February 21, 2011

Sunday Lunch with Ambeth Ocampo at Tita Noreen’s

Lunch with Ambeth Ocampo at Tita Noreens

We were invited to Sunday lunch by Tita Noreen together with Ambeth Ocampo as the guest of honor. He is in Jakarta for a few months doing some research – lucky for us! I am thrilled he’s here. He is not only a famous historian and writer, he was also my professor in college – much feared for his surprise long tests! =P What makes Ambeth Ocampo interesting and current as a teacher and writer is his quest for the truth. He questioned things that we numbly absorbed and memorized from history books… Why do they depict our Katipuneros as dressed in white and red (moving targets) during the revolt? Why is Rizal depicted in a winter overcoat in our monument when we are a tropical country? (Yes I am re-reading “RIZAL WITHOUT THE OVERCOAT” and remembering my college years). He encourages curiosity and questions which make history much more interesting!

Tita Noreen prepared for us wonderful Indonesian fare that we enjoyed with scintillating and humorous conversation that I’ve come to expect when Ambeth Ocampo is in the room. In fact we had so much fun that lunch ended at about 5:30 pm. Talk about a long Sunday lunch! It’s nice to have it here in Jakarta once in a while because it reminds me of my younger days when we always for long Sundays lunches at the grandparents.

We talked about everything from politics, to culture and being pinoy. There were so many funny insights and thoughts that I wish I could write them all down! Thanks so much Tita Noreen for being such a wonderful host and showing us your wonderful home. She’s collected so many interesting things from her stay in Jakarta and travels all over the world – and the stories behind these items are just as precious!

Pretty table setting

Tons of pictures after the jump!  Read More…

Posted by: thediplomaticwife | February 18, 2011

Reblog: PFF wants to rush MOA for new pitch for Azkals

Will our Azkals finally have a home?

The national teams have been without a regular practice facility and trained in different venues like University of Makati, Nomads, Alabang Country Club, Ateneo and International School. Read More…

Posted by: thediplomaticwife | February 17, 2011

Reblog: Two Indonesian clubs woo Azkals’ skipper, Aly Borromeo

Azkals Team Captain Aly Borromeo in blue

Rebloggged from Two Indonesian clubs woo Azkals’ skipper – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for FilipinosGo Aly!!! If you play in Indonesia we’ll take you out! =)

MANILA—Two Indonesian football clubs have expressed interest in tapping the services of Philippine team skipper Aly Borromeo.

The 27-year-old Borromeo, who plays central defense for the Azkals, told the Inquirer that Semarang United and the Medan Chiefs have contacted him for a possible deal to play in the Indonesian Premiere League.  Read More…

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