Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Time flies so fast. Last January, we went to Baguio for our first vacation for 2013. Now, we are planning on another one. Sounds really exciting!

My brother will be taking a vacation (he works in KSA) and will be arriving by March 6.  As early as now, our family is already planning a family bonding to make his vacation worthwhile. For this month, we are looking at a beach swimming. There were a lot of disagreements and exchange of ideas regarding this, but in the end we always come to a common decision.

Since it will only be a day tour due to limited time, we are choosing between Subic and Bataan. However, a friend of ours told us that he went to Camayan Beach Resort recently and it has a clean beach area. With that, we decided to give it a try.

For now, we are into the planning stage. It will only be around 2 weeks before our target summer get away. I will post our pictures soon!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

January 19 (Saturday) Day3 - This was supposed to be our last day, but we decided to extend for another night. This was the day of baptismal for my god daughter, Sofiel. We woke up early for breakfast because we need to accomplish a lot of things for this day. Phoebe picked us up at the hotel at around 9 o'clock in the morning to bring us to their home. My friend welcomed us into their home for another night. That morning, she was heading to school for a Family Day, but changed her plans. Instead, she went with us to the church for the baptism. At around 10:30, we were already at St Joseph The Miracle Worker Parish

After the nice ceremony, we headed to the reception called South Drive Manor. The food was great and the place is nice. It was like being close to nature.

with Phoebe at the reception

After a sumptuous lunch, we headed back to their house for a quick rest. At around 2 o'clock, our new friend, Kuya Chris picked us up and we visited Ben Cab's Gallery located in Tuba, Benguet.

This was a new place for us, but we really enjoyed the view and the artifacts inside. 

After a tiring tour, we went for a nice dinner at Ketsup Food Community. We filled our stomachs with some good food from Happy Tummy resto

After a nice meal, we all had a short walk while the cold air brushes our faces. That was really a cold night!
At around 6 o'clock the following morning, we were already heading back home. This Baguio vacation was not a usual vacation since we tried a lot of new things and it was indeed an adventure.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

January 18 (Friday) Day 2 - We woke up early at around 5 o'clock in the morning since we planned on taking a walk around Burnham Park. I was so excited to feel the cold morning breeze, so we went out at 6 o'clock. As we entered Burnham Park, the cold breeze greeted us and touched our cheeks. So, I told myself " I miss this feeling and I've been longing for this for years."

After a nice picture with our hotel on the background, we continued walking to look for new things inside the park. There's not much of changes, but it's good to see this...

 (Burnham Park under major renovation)

Then, we continued walking and taking pictures as we pass along nice views. After a few minutes, people start to arrive for their daily dose of exercise. 

 (Taebo session in progress)

While watching them, we noticed something new to our eyes.

 (Hubby eating strawberry taho)

At around 7:30 in the morning, we decided to go back for breakfast. Then, we headed to my alma mater (SLU), to visit a person, who helped me tremendously during my college days. We invited her and the whole family for dinner as a way of showing my gratitude for being helping me without asking anything in return. Of course, I did not fail to visit the university chapel, where so many memories were made.

Since it was only around 9:30 in the morning, we decided to visit the market place to buy some "pasalubong" for the family. As usual, we did not miss buying brooms, coffee, strawberry, choco flakes, and a lot more. After that, we headed back to the hotel to prepare for our Treetop Adventure! It was indeed a nice experience :)

After this exciting adventure, it's time to go back to the hotel and rest. We arrived at around 5 o'clock in the afternoon, so we took the time to rest and prepare for the scheduled dinner.

I owe a lot to this family. They are one of the people, whom I will never forget.

We shared a simple dinner and after that, a cup of hot coffee filled our stomach. Taken at Cafe by the Ruins :)

After having endless laughter and stories, we retired for the night. At around 9 in the evening, we all decided to rest. This night was one of the best! 

Once we arrived at our hotel room, I still felt hyper that I could not sleep early. I was so happy to see these people after several years. I hope I made them all happy :)

Sunday, January 27, 2013

First Adventure for 2013

In the past year (2012), hubby and I worked hard to earn a living. As for me, I was busy doing online jobs in order to raise funds for our house construction and hubby was working overtime just to satisfy all our needs. Though 2012 has been tough, it was a blessed year for both of us. During this year, we were able to get a small house in Angeles City (through Pag-ibig Fund) and had a chance to get a second hand car. All these happened through our combined efforts just to  have a better life. In fact, we were so thankful and grateful that we accomplished all these in the same year. Our combined monthly income increased, so it was pretty easy for us to save and plan for the future. 

Due to the hard work and sacrifices that we did, I decided to take a break and enjoy life. In the same year, a friend, who is currently working in Singapore asked me to become a godmother to her baby girl. Since she is a native of Baguio City, she decided to have the baptism in her home town. When I learned about this, I was pretty excited because I have a chance to take a short vacation. At first, I was quite unsure if hubby would want to go with me. When I first told him about it, he was totally undecided due to his work and schedule. Despite that, I still hoped that he can go with me.

Two weeks before the baptismal, hubby decided to go with me. But then, he had a demand. Yes, he was quite demanding! :) He wanted to stay in a nice hotel and most of the expenses to be shouldered by me. At first, I had second thoughts, but when I realized that it can be a nice and romantic getaway, I agreed right away. Preparations were made, and I put my reservations to Hotel Veniz, after several days of looking for cheap, and nice accommodation.

January 17 (Thursday) Day 1 - Hubby worked the night before, so I decided to wait for him at the Dau terminal. At around 9AM, we were already seating comfortably in Victory Liner bus 1265 bound to Baguio City. I've noticed several improvements in this bus and some of these are : flat screen television, wi-fi spot, newer buses, friendly staff, and comfortable travel. At around 2:30 in the afternoon, we were already in our hotel room. 

Unfortunately, hubby got sick due to fatigue and his health condition. At around 5 o'clock in the afternoon, he was chilling and his temperature was so high. I decided to go out to buy him some medicine and dinner. On our first night in Baguio, I let him sleep as long as needed to get well. I had dinner with Phoebe and my new friend, Kuya Chris, who works for BENECO.

Since hubby was sick, I also decided to retire early for the night. At around 11PM, we were both resting. But before I slept, I told him that he should be feeling better in the morning since we have so many activities to do.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

ReLiEviNG aN oLD PaSSi0N

Blogging is an old love of mine. I started writing for my personal blog, which soon became a living. Because of my passion for reading and writing, I learned to write about different things that I find wonderful and amazing.

Since I did online jobs, I came to neglect blogging. Though this is a favorite hobby, it came to a point when I totally forget about it. There were times that it flashes into my mind, but with my busy schedule, I had no choice but to set it aside.

Right now, I can say that I really missed it. Blogging is one of the things I do to relieve stress and sadness.  It gives me so much joy especially when people find my blog entries inspiring and helpful.

At this point, I am promising to find time for my personal blog. I may not post entries on a daily basis, but I will do my best to update it as often as possible.

I am really excited since I got some adventures to share starting January. I hope I can re-live by blogging days.

For now, let me welcome back myself! :D

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

aM i rEaLLy BacK???

Time flies so fast and I didn't notice that I totally forgot about my blog...It's been a while since I had a post and I feel guilty about it. Well, a lot of things happened to me that's why..

After my five months of stay overseas, I finally went home to hubby. My stay there was very memorable and I never had any regrets. A lot of things happened to me and those will remain in me as long as I live. I met several friends and enjoyed having them around...

When I came back, I was thinking what to do. I didn't have any idea how to pick up the pieces I left and what to do next. I didn't want to go back to the call center world by choice especially if given another opportunity. Though my seven years of stay in the call center was rewarding, I would prefer to do something different by this time...

Hubby wanted me to stay at home and if given the chance, maybe just work somewhere near. During the first few weeks of staying at home, I really felt bored since I didn't know what to do. Hubby was so supportive of me, but still I felt some emptiness inside me. As I recall, I never dream of being a full time wife. For me, I always wanted to be a working wife and a working mom when the right time comes...

When hubby and I talked, I asked him what he wants for me. I asked for his thoughts on what I should do to my life. Maybe, I was still clueless that's why I need his opinion..But then, I was happy with what he told me..

He prefers that I should just stay at home and continue with my home based job. That was actually a good idea! From then on, my life had a new direction and I thank hubby for that.

Now, I am satisfied with what's happening to me. I am earning while at home and I feel some sense of fulfillment. I owe everything to the Lord and part of my success is being offered to my inspiration-beloved hubby.

I learned a very important lesson with everything that happened to me. I felt that GOD never abandoned me when I need HIM. I felt HIM working into my life and without HIM, I would have never done all of these...

To you our Creator and Savior, I thank YOU for everything. We lift everything to YOU.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

SeNtoSa TiMe!

the lady life guard who doesn't know how to swim!

the father MerLion!

with my new friends while watching Songs of the Sea

with Rey and Riza

breath taking skide ride