10 Moments of Reverse Culture Shock in the Philippines

A few years back I had written an article entitled 10 MOMENTS OF CULTURE SHOCK IN EUROPE AS A FILIPINO that had gotten widely popular. What happens though when you lived overseas for a while and come back to your home country? 'Reverse Culture Shock', according to my quick search in Google, is the emotional & psychological distress suffered by … Continue reading 10 Moments of Reverse Culture Shock in the Philippines


Pole Dancing and all its Unsexiness

I started my affair with pole while I was an exchange student in Philadelphia. It was born out of necessity. Back in the Philippines, I never had any problems meeting and befriending female friends. But in Philly, it was different. Being in business school, the m-to-f ratio was slightly skewed at 1:3, and further, the … Continue reading Pole Dancing and all its Unsexiness

Hate Wait.

“Oh, sorry I’m late.." My friend Pierre said the moment he saw me in the restaurant. “I thought you’d be late,” he added sheepishly. He arrived 15 minutes after our planned lunch at 12 noon. I said it was fine, but he seemed absolutely surprised (and a little disturbed?) by my punctuality. To be fair, … Continue reading Hate Wait.

How to Renew your Child’s Philippine Passport

Wow! I can't believe my child is already turning 5 this year! Whew--Time flew fast. This meant, for a travel blogger mom, one thing: I have to renew his Philippine passport! One of my most popular blogs was the guide on How to apply for your baby's Philippine passport, which still gets 100+ number of … Continue reading How to Renew your Child’s Philippine Passport

Comments from Readers

"Rachel has never been the average girl and has always been quite a talented writer. She has a writing style that keeps you hanging onto the edge of your seat, griping to flip to the next page after another. She is not as melodramatic and emotional as most chick flick-loving girls, but this book is … Continue reading Comments from Readers

Major Website Overhaul

Hi readers! I'll be making a lot of adjustments to this blog to turn it more into a window display for the upcoming first book. Loads of nerves on my end, but looking forward to exciting times! Apologies for the inconvenience for the next few days. Thank you for the love, xxx Rachel

Yas girl, we’re the same brand of crazy!

It was already 3 in the morning and my friend Apollo and I were already feeling tired after a hazy night out. We decided to recover in a small hole-in-the-wall in Poblacion; with plans of drenching the night’s alcohol consumption with high-cholesterol chicken skin. Upon sitting down, I immediately noticed the man beside our table. […]

I forgot to pay for my domain

HAHAHAHAHAHA. I forgot to pay for my domain name, but while I am trying to recover my blog handle, please settle for second best for now: https://postcardprettyblog.wordpress.com UPDATE: an anonymous angel made a good deed and helped me pay for my domain! I sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart!