#‎RoadTripperMonday‬ – a weekly feature of our very own Road Tripper.

Say hello to the first Monday of August! Today, we will feature Alanna Tan, a stay at home super mom. She joined us in one of our Random Road Trips and is one of the inspiring millennial moms out there. Who says you can’t mix traveling and motherhood. 🙂

To know more about Alanna, read more about her here —


1. What do you do for a living?

I’m currently a stay at home mum. Previously, I’ve been working in the Marketing and Public Relations industry.

2. What is one of your guilty pleasures?

One of my guilty pleasures is sneaking some chocolate in the middle of the night when everyone is fast asleep. Not that pleasurable for my waist line though!

3. What is the title of the movie of your life?

If my life were a movie, it would be titled “Alanna-tinted Glasses”.

4. If you could go back in time what would you tell your 16 year old self?

I would tell my 16-year-old self to not waste tears over boys (who mostly end up as mere crushes anyway). There are more worthwhile things crying over.

5. If you can be teleported anywhere around the world, where would it be and why?

I would teleport to Cappadocia, Turkey. Watching magnificent hot-air balloons pepper the sky is definitely a sight to behold.

6. Which celebrity would you go on a “one-night-only-date” with?

I’ll choose Ryan Gosling as my “one-night-only-date”.

7. You, unfortunately have been condemned to die, but fortunately, you get to have any meal in the world before you go. What is your menu?

My final menu is simple, yet food I thoroughly enjoy.

Appetiser: Freshly baked garlic bread and crispy curry puff
Main course: Nasi lemak with a generous serving of sambal, paired with crunchy fried chicken
Dessert: Rich, moist chocolate cake
Drink: A good ol’ cup of coffee

8. If you could trade places with anyone right now, for a week, who would it be and why?

I would trade places with Anthony Bourdain. Exploring new places, savouring local delights and cooking up a storm – there’s no other perfect combination!

9. What is the best present you ever received?

The best present I ever received was a small commemorative stamp set from my childhood friend who moved to Canada. It was ages since I last heard from her and there was no particular occasion. That, coupled with a handwritten card, was definitely a meaningful gesture.

10. If you could meet a famous or not so famous person, who would that be and why?

I would love to meet Paolo Coelho. I’ve always been a fan of his writing. Meeting him would be a dream come true!

11. How old should a person start traveling?

Traveling has no minimum age! Not only does it offer new experiences, traveling enriches the soul and broadens one’s mind. That’s something beneficial to start from young.

12. What is your best experience in traveling/living in the Philippines?

The best thing about living in the Philippines for almost two years is having endless opportunities to explore and marvel beautiful sights. My first experience of fine, white sand and pristine waters was in this very country. Traveling here is also relatively inexpensive and the friendly locals make your trip much more memorable.

13. In one sentence, how would you like people to remember you?

A charismatic person you can depend on despite her quiet, unassuming nature.