My TRA90 Program Journey for 2021

2021 was a life-changing year for me, even more drastic and scarier than 2020 when the COVID pandemic began. Fear that I was going to die was what motivated me to take a stand for my life, particularly my health. This wonderful journey and rediscovery started on my birthday during the early part of the year. I already finished my 90-day weight management The Right Approach (TRA) program many months ago and I’m proud to say that the TRA90 challenge was one of the sulit investments I ever did for myself, like the Landmark Forum. I want to travel more, write and experience life guiltlessly with my love for many years to come. Let me share a snippet of my foodie and health adventure with you.


Aureo La Union Beach Resort Trip with Alex Gapuz Grape Farm Picking!

I didn’t think a short trip to the beach during a pandemic would be wise but I did it anyway. I must say that it was worth the close to 5-hour drive to and from Manila and a 3D2N stay was kind of “bitin”. It was a good slow restart though to my old travel life and made me want to write again and share my interesting finds and tips! If ever you find yourself wanting to go to La Union since it’s close to Manila, I hope you consider this laid-back itinerary for a family/couple trip. We stayed at the garden villa of Aureo La Union, which was nearest to the beachfront and had great access to the pools, restaurant area and sunsets!


Never Gets Old.. Lunch at Promenade Foodcourt and Eye Check!

We haven’t been to the Greenhills Promenade foodcourt in a long time. Today, we got a taste of the newly opened Hackensack 1950s Burger - selling burgers and wings. The menu seemed familiar though and I asked if it was with the Slammers Group that I’ve been patronizing for many years. And I was right! Haha.


DTI-BDTP Virtual National Trade Fair this January 27 to Feb 2, 2021!

I’m a fan of trade and food fairs, usually for all the food and goodies I buy that are produced locally and from all over the Philippines! We would go to the event site and Jeff and I would go aisle to aisle to discover new products to try out hehe. Those that stood out, are within our budget and we would stock our pantry with, goes home with us! 

Trying Out Breakfast Wrap Hack - How to Fold a Burrito or Wrap!

On a work day, I usually allot just around 30 minutes for breakfast. On rare occasions, I get up earlier and cook! I found this popular hack that was trending in Tiktok (I forgot which food subscription site where I saw it and who said it...) and wanted to try it out hahaha. We had a wrap in the fridge and I always find it hard to “wrap” so that the things don’t fall off and get messy while eating. So this is what happened..


Date Night at Alishan and Dean & Deluca Scout Rallos!

Some weekdays are for office days then date night right after! We just went to Alishan and Dean & Deluca Scout Rallos in Quezon City! I was actually on official business to claim my first 2021 prize hehe. Alishan Philippines had a giveaway on Instagram and I won! Alishan Taiwan is part of the Dean & Deluca group - this I learned when they were supposed to open beside each other in Greenhills.


Sundays are for Chinese Food!

I woke up with an urge to go out someplace far with J. We used to travel to somewhere we haven’t been to impromptu for our meals. Sadly, the place that I wanted to go to was fully booked until March 2021 after I called to ask if they needed bookings. 😧 I ended up just staying at home and spending quality time with my sis (plus finished my house work)! For dinner though, I thought I’d catch up on my Chinese food cravings hihi.


Short BK GK Getaway Deals - Popeyes Chicken Philippines and Landers Pasig!

Short walks with J got me through the week. Today, we drove to Arcovia City in Pasig and ended up in Louisiana chain Popeyes for lunch. It’s just a short walk from Landers Pasig. The ambiance was light, spacious and diner-like, which reminds me of our honeymoon trip to the US.



2021 has been a tough year so far and it hit me like a ton of bricks yesterday. I can feel myself slipping away physically and emotionally, even crying nonstop for hours. So far, listening to meditation music helped calm me down last night and letting everything go. I thought about writing again now and I believe it’s helping. In front of me is a huge Chili’s unli chips and salsa and my Shirley temple. I long for simple days like this, just partying by myself with chill house music and not thinking about anything or anybody else.