This blog was brought about by one and ONLY one thing - BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE.

Join my journey as a young housewife in another country armed only with limited articles of clothing and a good sense of practicality against the ever-changing four seasons. My personal challenge is to survive a year with just the things I came with. Emergency clothes purchases should not go above $10.

Help me by following my blog and holding me accountable on this self-imposed challenge.

Timer starts now!


The Hill

My husband and I were curious about this particular lump of land on the side of a major highway. My sister-in-law pointed it to us one time when we were going home. It looked like a lonesome Chocolate Hill.

We decided to go there and see for ourselves what it looks like. When I got on top the view was like a country shot straight from the movies! There was a fence along the perimeter and a house with a barn. In between were cows and a tractor. It was so "in-uma style" (Uma is Ilonggo for farm), which I really missed =)

Although the sun was out, it still felt chilly. Thanks to Candy for lending me her camel/brown cardigan. It has tassels which, in my opinion, were a perfect compliment to the scenery! I had problems in the past wearing this slip dress because it seemed too bland and kept falling off my shoulder. Today I discovered that it is best worn with a belt (and hiked a bit). I paired it with my wedding shoes (camel peep toe) because it gives the illusion of long legs (any shoes close to skin color will have this effect).

Accessorized with my DIY necklace. The pendants change colors under the light, the teardrop shape reminds me of mussels (tahong).

Have a good week ahead! 


  1. MELOmunchkin10:46 PM

    nice self-imposed challenge! good luck :)

  2. Teehee! Thank you =)