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

Today, let us get to know one of Experience Philippines foreign visitors. Yay! She comes from the Land of the Long White Cloud or better known as New Zealand. Lisa Joe is one my very good friends who decided to travel around Asia and visit the Philippines. Lisa is one of the coolest female travelers I know who has gone exploring a greater of Southeast Asia. Her zest for discovering new things and trying out local cuisines is inspiring.

Here is a snapshot of how cool and inspiring this person is…


1. What do you do for a living?

I’m currently a showroom co-ordinator for an ergonomics office chairs and tools company. It’s a fairly varied role. I’m part receptionist, part administrator, part co-ordinator and part PA.

2. What is one of your guilty pleasures?

Staying at home all day watching movies in my PJs. And eating a whole lot of cheese, I love cheese.

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

Somethings Gotta Give

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

Don’t sweat the small stuff. Embrace your uniqueness and what you are going through is perfectly natural.

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

Right now, a remote island with the perfect beach and weather, which has shelter and the food/basic necessities sorted for comfort and survival. London is amazing but it is a very busy place; being able to get away from it for a moment for some solitude and reflection in a beautiful natural surrounding would be amazing

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

ooh,, Joesph Gordon Levitt

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?

I love a lot of different foods but when it comes to comfort food I think I will always fall back on a lot of my mums home cooked dishes which are absolutely amazing. This would consist of:

-chicken and sweetcorn soup

-special roast pork belly

-tomato and egg dish

– a special savour chinese style crepe dish she makes (which is eaten as a meal itself, but hey, if this is my last meal, I want a bit of everything

– stir fried broccoli stems with oyster sauce

– pan seared snapper

– scallops

– lobster

– chocolate molten cake for dessert

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

I would be interested to trade places with my partner, Nitin for a week to understand him better and to see how he sees the world. It would be a real test to the theory of the book: “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus” which actually I haven’t read yet but heard so much of.

9. Best present you have ever received.

A birthday cake shaped like a turtle, my favourite animal for my 25th birthday by my high school friend Jacinda. And also a gorgeous yellow amber ring which my very good friend Gaia gave me before I left NZ last year on my travels. Amber is worn for luck and protection.

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

Ooh that is a hard one, there are so many. I would love to meet Christabel Pankhurst who was a suffragette born in Manchester, England. I am constantly inspired by women who have fought for their rights and even now it is as relevant a topic as ever.

11. How old should a person start traveling?

How old should a person start experiencing things? I don’t think there is a set age.

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

Banaue. The rice terraces and overall beauty/feel of the place is breathtaking and out of this world.

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

Compassionate, unique and someone who did things her way.