Events & Celebrations Food Lifestyle Relationships

Post-Valentine’s Date at Nikkei Restaurant in Podium and Koomi

Love is in the air, but so is Covid! Hence, Mike and I decided that we would avoid the crowds and celebrate AFTER February 14 instead. We went out THREE DAYS AFTER Valentine’s Day — on a WEEKDAY — and it turned out to be a smart (and safe!) move. We had our post-Valentine’s lunch …

Food

Celebrate the Love Month with Chase’s Food Creations

Hey, lovelies! Hearts Day is coming up, and for sure, most of you are looking for ideas on the sweetest V-day gifts for your loved ones. And if you’re planning on having a date at home instead of braving the traffic (oh, and yes, the virus!), you’re also probably searching for the best food to …

Career & Money Events & Celebrations Lifestyle Motherhood Personal

My Blog is 5 Years Old!

5 years old!!! Today marks the 5th anniversary of my blog ScenesFromNadine.com. Wow, time really does fly when you’re having fun! FUN – that’s the biggest reason why I started doing this anyway. It was never for the fame or fortune. You must believe me because I’m not exactly rich and famous now! I blog …

Events & Celebrations Food Lifestyle Personal

Goodbye, 2020! | Our New Year 2021 Celebration

Happy New Year, everyone!!! What a crazy year that was, huh? I bet you all couldn’t wait to say “Good riddance, 2020!” I hope your New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day celebration was a BLAST, fireworks or no fireworks! As for me, Mike, Andi, we just had a small, simple, and quiet dinner at …

Home & Decor Lifestyle

Affordable Christmas Decorations for Small Spaces

We can all agree that 2020 has been quite a dreary year, and unlike the previous years when we could go out to visit places with beautiful Christmas displays, this year, we are all forced to spend the entirety of the holidays at home. With all the gloom going on this year, I thought that …

Events & Celebrations Food

Family-Friendly Holiday Recipes using Mega Prime Ingredients

Christmas may look a little different this year, but one thing stays the same: we’re all looking forward to having a yuletide feast! We Filipinos love to eat and bond over food, so despite the pandemic, we’re all set on making our Christmas celebration more joyous and special with delicious meals. With Christmas being only …

Events & Celebrations Home & Decor Lifestyle

Christmas at SM Home Sale + Store Tour

Can you believe it?! Only 6 days to go before Christmas Day! By this time, I’m sure your home is already bedecked for the holidays. Actually, I wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve started putting up your Christmas decors as early as September! However, if you haven’t set up a single ornament, you might be thinking …

Fashion & Style Food Motherhood

Zippies Reusable Storage Bags and Mesh Produce Bags

There’s just something so satisfying about clearing the clutter and having a place for everything you own. However, not all of us live in huge houses with lots of pieces of furniture where we can dump our stuff. As someone who is renting in a small condo, we only have space for a few cabinets …

Taiwan Travel

Exploring Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taiwan

On this day last year, Mike, Andi, and I were in Taiwan for our first overseas trip as a family. On our first day in Taiwan, we strolled around Huashan 1914 Creative Park, located in the Zhongzheng District of Taipei. Taipei has an abundance of parks but I chose to go to this one because …

Career & Money Motherhood Personal Relationships

Balancing Work, Kids, and Life at Home

It’s crazy how one single unexpected event can totally turn your life around, isn’t it? Before Covid-19 happened, my husband Mike, our 2-year old daughter Andi, and I would often go out and do fun things as a family such as traveling, having relaxing staycations, and even simple things like eating out or strolling around …

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