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Divine Tio


a documentation of this Honolulu denizen's style and spirit

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Divine Tio


a documentation of this Honolulu denizen's style and spirit

Bonjour, Paris!

Bonjour, Paris!

We had to! We just had to! We were in Frankfurt, it’s the same distance as Berlin, and it’s only a 4-hour train ride. A first-class 4-hour…

Berlin Love

Berlin Love

Berlin is the destination to be when in Germany.  It’s where the cool people are at, supposedly.  Lol.  Berlin was the only city-city that Atis and I…

The Deutschland

The Deutschland

‘Twas an impulsive and impromptu accord, but Atis and I decided to vacay in Germany! Atis has family near Frankfurt, so we took the…


Divine Tio

Divine Tio is a personal blog documenting Divine's passion for fashion, love for travel and adventures in Hawaii. Showcasing the inspiration of Aloha while baring some cheeks. Read more...

March 4, 2019 - Our house sitting is coming to an end 😭

February 28, 2019 - 58°F right naaww! 🥶

February 26, 2019 - Japanese medicated hot bath time 🧖🏻‍♀️🛁

February 24, 2019 - When I say house party, I really mean BRING ME FOOD!

February 19, 2019 - House sitting in this very quiet neighborhood of Mililani Mauka 🏘

February 1, 2019 - It’s February already?! Holy crack case! Where’d the time go?

January 18, 2019 - Damn! This “jet lag” won’t go away! Btw, when’s the next vacay? Lol!

January 1, 2019 - Happy New Year! 2018 went by quick! Hoping 2019 will be another good year 🎉

December 4, 2018 - Still on vacay mode 😩 Don’t wanna do anything! Not like I have to anyways 🤷🏻‍♀️ Back to sleep 😴

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Bonjour, Paris!


Bonjour, Paris!


We had to! We just had to! We were in Frankfurt, it’s the same distance as Berlin, and it’s only a 4-hour train ride. A first-class 4-hour train ride! And so we did. We went to Paris! Cue the French accordion tune!

Eiffel Tower Paris France Divine Tio

Atis and I were contemplating whether to go to Paris or not. It would mean more traveling in a short period of time. I didn’t think our bodies could handle. But, what the heck, we’re not that old. We’re only 30 lol.

We only stayed for 9-hours. I wish we stayed longer and checked-in a hotel. But with our Germany schedule packed, we were limited. Next time definitely!

EIFFEL TOWER

Our starting point was at Trocadéro, behind Palais de Chaillot. So at first, all you see is a wall, a barricade, which is one of Palais de Chaillot’s “wings”. Then you start walking towards the light, which the building’s terrace gives off. And from there, it’s like an ascension to the perfect view of the Eiffel Tower. The epitome of a literal revelation. If you’ve been there, you know what I’m talking about. It was awesome! Like a dream come true. Like really, I felt like I was in a dream, but I wasn’t. I’m was in Paris!

Eiffel Tower Paris France Divine Tio

Weather forecast predicted rain, but thankfully, it did not. It was cloudy at most. And not as cold as Germany. Parisians were wearing bulky jackets and coats, while Atis just wore his flannel and I had to take off my thermals. I guess Germany prepared us.

I took pictures at ALL angles. Atis was getting tired of it lol. But seriously, disclaimer, prepare to get bombarded with Eiffel Tower pics.

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Berlin Love


Berlin Love


 Berlin is the destination to be when in Germany.  It’s where the cool people are at, supposedly.  Lol.  Berlin was the only city-city that Atis and I visited in Germany.  We stayed for 2 nights and 3 days, from early Sunday morning to early Tuesday evening.  We hit most of the tourist attractions and also went to, yet another, Christmas Market.

Berlin Divine Tio

Berlin Scandinavian Breakfast Divine Tio

One thing though, one important information I could’ve had, was that majority of businesses are closed on Sundays, as well as Mondays.  This includes restaurants, convenience stores, museums and other touristy spots.  Shit!  I found that out before I booked our flight and hotel.  So, there was no turning back.  Thank goodness their transit system wasn’t closed.

From Frankfurt, it’s a 6-hour drive, a 4-hour train ride, or an hour flight away.  We took the plane, obviously. Google Maps was a big help in getting around Berlin.  It worked very well with the trains, subways, trams and rail.  But, it didn’t work too well with the buses.

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The Deutschland


The Deutschland


‘Twas an impulsive and impromptu accord, but Atis and I decided to vacay in Germany! Atis has family near Frankfurt, so we took the opportunity to visit. The Deutschland did not disappoint. From Nov 22nd to Dec 2nd, it’s like we went around the world in 10 days.

You know the saying, “It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey”? Well, in this case, it was really about the destination. The flight to Europe, and back, was excruciating! I felt like I was gonna lose my mind from discomfort. Going to, we had to go from Honolulu to Vancouver in Canada, to Amsterdam in Netherlands, and finally to Frankfurt. Three flights! It took two days to get to Germany. I could not wait to lay flat and straight, no more of that upright position shit. Although, amazingly, we were fine when we got to the sausage eating European land. We weren’t jet lagged or as exhausted as we thought we’d be (we thought we were gonna die). We were gung-ho on everything, almost.

RÜDESHEIM AM RHEIN

The first place we went to was Rüdesheim on the Rhein and their Christmas Market. Disclaimer: we went to Christmas Markets majority of the trip lol. It was Atis and I’s first Christmas Market and it was what you’d expect a Christmas Market to be; lots of German food, hot German alcoholic beverages, German Christmas decor, German Christmas-related items for sale, etc., just like a carnival. We went during the day, so unfortunately we didn’t see glistening Christmas lights, but we could still feel the Christmas vibe. That vibe was probably the cold weather.

Rüdesheim Am Rhein Divine Tio

Rüdesheim Am Rhein Divine Tio

Rüdesheim Am Rhein Divine Tio

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Dirty 30


Dirty 30


Yes people, I am 30 years old. I know I still look underage, but I am an "Aunty". Still feeling good and looking good though! 😝

I've learned a lot during my 30 years of existence. One being that...sunscreen is your friend!

I'm no expert in life. I'm still learning and there's still a lot to learn. But here's a 30 for 30; 30 things I've learned at the age of 30...

  1. Age is nothing but a number.  Cliche as it is, it truly is just a number. It's all in how you think. If you keep telling yourself you're too old for this, too old for that, excuses, excuses, then you'll feel that way.
  2. Maintenance.  Assuming that you're eating right and exercising regularly, keep doing what you're doing. You won't have as much energy as you did when you were in high school. So, if you don't keep at it, it's going to be harder to get back into it. This also goes for your brain. Read a book. Do trivia.  Complete word puzzles. Two of my faves are Sudoku and Solitaire. Take care of yourself.
  3. I get hungrier as I get older.   Especially late at night. Damn.
  4. If you want things done and done right, do it yourself.  Don't get me wrong, I need help. Everyone does. But seems like no one wants to help me, in particular. And if they do "help", it's half-ass or it's as if they're being bothered. Which brings me to my next point...
  5. Be thankful for the people who've helped you.  Not too many will.

"The universe was never something she feared, but an endless road she would travel..."


"The universe was never something she feared, but an endless road she would travel..."