• New Zealand,  Places

    Why New Zealand?

    Kia ora! And welcome. :) Ever since we arrived here in New Zealand late last year, I’ve randomly been receiving messages from friends back in the Philippines asking these two questions: One, how did we get here? And two, why New Zealand? The answer to the first question is a long story that I should save for another post, but I personally have been doing a lot of thinking as I compose my responses to the messages I receive as to why we chose to move, and why to NZ in particular. Why New Zealand? 1. The first reason I always I think of is when my husband (then-boyfriend) and…

  • New Zealand,  Places

    Auckland, NZ

    I’ve been tempted several times to just summarize what’s left of #TheBigNZAdventure in one post so I could finally finish this “series” I started (last year!!!), but every time I look at our pictures, I always change my mind because I keep telling myself that each of the beautiful places we went to deserves a dedicated post! Ang arte lang! It’s been exactly one year since that trip, and this is my Attempt #6 at finishing this. From Wellington, we flew to Auckland via Jetstar… again! (Jetstar is the budget airline in New Zealand and Australia, much like Cebu Pacific in the Philippines.) We’ve been seeing this cattle crossing sign…