Friday, June 8, 2012

I am back!

I came across a blog just few hours before I started doing this and it made me realize I should do blogging again. Her blogging somehow confirms others' comment on the next trip I am up to which is CDO-Camiguin.
Been asking people around and reading stuff about these places because we can really learn from others' experiences. Of course this could help us maximize our time, money and effort whenever we visit the places from our bucket list :)

Every time I plan or prepare for the next travel, I will search the internet for anything that could be helpful in my next destination. May it be on accommodation, activities, itinerary, transportation, must try, etc. And I find them useful! I actually just pick up what could be applicable for me and arrange things to customize everything according to my need and personality...

So I decided to blog my travels as well and have time to help others too. I actually started it but more on illustration on FB I guess.
Just thought it is more comprehensive thru blog than albums and just felt like I have so much to say so might as well use this avenue :)

Where else can we find readily available tips and recos? But here in internet. I know in one way or another there would be somebody out there whom I could share my taste or at least be guided with the descriptions I can give.

Had only 2 posts and already had 54 followers, how much more if I post more? hehehe!

Maybe I could even learn from them with comments they will provide :)

It might just be more challenging now because I am already a MOM of 2: 4 year old boy and 1 month old girl compared to being single when I started my account here but then I will take time to return the favor to those who can find my posts to be of use.

So look forward to it... happy blogging to me and happy reading to them :)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Guimaras - Iloilo Trip 2011

This is a late documentation...

My college friends and I agreed that we visit Iloilo and Guimaras in time for the first bday celebration of our friend's (Jing) twins. This friend of ours was assigned there for sometime and married a guy from Iloilo so we haven't seen her for the longest time. Thus, we finalized for 28-30 March 2011.

It is supposed to be a trip with our families but ended up to be moms and kids plus one tita (Hi Ate Tin) because Josh can't take care of 2 kids: 5 and 4 at that time all by herself. The vacation leave applied by our hubbies were not approved... Oh sad that we almost did not pursue this travel...

Besides, this is my time to show off after losing weight and winning the BIGGEST loser in the office. hehehe! Also bonding time for us which we are dreaming of like forever. This is actually the first time we bonded with our kids.

the college friends... this time all MOMS :)
Our Guimaras Day 1 photos
So we set with early flight and reached Iloilo around 8-9am (sorry as I do not have the accurate details anymore due to very late posting) and were fetched from the airport by Edgar and Jing. Bought Mcdo take out for lunch, we headed directly to the port where we will find the boat to reach Guimaras Island. It was just 15 minutes ride which cost us Php15 each.

the boat ride with us the campers :)

Then we rode a multicab (around Php400)  to Villa Igang Resort where we had our booking. The kids started to enjoy the beach and us adults started pictorial hehehe. We had our Dinner at Villa Igang. It was affordable and OK as well.

Our Guimaras Day 2 photos
This time we were early by the beach since the setting of Villa Igang makes you enjoy beach few steps from the door of your cottage. We were awake as early as 6am and already out before 7am. the kids: sied, yna and ethan enjoyed the beach bigtime while we had more photo ops :)

kids enjoying the beach while the adults enjoy the photo op 

We missed the butterfly sanctuary as we were advised to be there before 8am coz the kids don't want to be away on the beach and we adults are enjoying the scenery as well.

Breakfast was served by the beach with ripe mango (the best!). Our lunch was super OK too and we checked out together with most of the guests :)

We were back to Iloilo proper and checked in to a city hotel/ INN. (sorry I forgot the name). It was just cheap as it cost us Php300 per bed. There were 3 of us adults so we had the room for Php900.

Then we were fetched by Palencia family representatives to attend the Dragonitas bday (Jing's twins) as the highlight of this trip :)

Iloilo photos
My friend Josh needs to leave early together with her kids and Ate Tin as their flight is ahead of us. But we still ate breakfast all together.

My son Ethan and I then enjoyed pillow fighting back in our room while we prepare for pasalubong shopping. Our first stop was BISCOCHO Haus then SM Iloilo for shirts (sorry had to do it conventionally as I am alone with my 3yr old). Then back to the hotel to pack our things and head directly to the airport. It is where I tasted their Batchoy and enjoyed the airport as playground for the first time as demanded by my little boy :)

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Things that change when you have a baby

Just came across this website: It was recommended by a high school friend (Hi Donna!) who is also currently preggy. They have this Thirty things that change when you have a baby but i chose only that stuck me hard...

  • You respect your body ... finally
    - I used to take appointments more than I can accommodate especially when I'm a lot younger.. also I've realized that I have poor eating habits...
  • You respect your parents and love them in a new way.
    - Truly and i think it would be more I give birth
  • You believe once again in the things you believed in as a child.
    - Will start dreaming again.. this time with my baby
  • You lose touch with the people in your life whom you should have banished years ago.
    - Haha! Rude, but oh so TRUE!
  • Your heart breaks much more easily.
    - I cry more now.. maybe because pregnant women are emotional.. I'm easily moved by family & children issues
  • You think of someone else 234,836,178,976 times a day.
    - I think of my honey & baby..
  • Every day is a surprise.
    - B4 I hate surprises.. but the surprises my friends gave last Nov. 10 (my 28th bday!) made me realize I have changed! I now love surprises!!!!!!!!
  • Bodily functions are no longer repulsive. In fact, they please you. (Hooray for poop!)
    - As in...
  • You look at your baby in the mirror instead of yourself.
    - I never had a chance to look at my baby in d mirror now as she/he is still inside me... Am still on my way e! I now look in d mirror not to take a glance of myself but to check how my tummy appears thinking my baby is inside smiling too...
  • You become a morning person.
    - I used to be a a minimum 10hrs sleeper... But now, no matter how late I sleep at night I still wake up 6am the latest even on weekends when I used to splurge in deep sleep..
  • Your love becomes limitless, a superhuman power.
    - Yeah!, strong power!
  • "You finally realize that true joy doesn't come from material wealth." — Anonymous
    - I don't shop now the way I do when I was single but I'm sooooooooo happy!
  • "You'd rather buy a plastic tricycle than those shoes that you've been dying to have." — Sophie's mom
    - Or buy gamit pambahay and baby stuff rather than those shoes...
  • "You don't mind going to bed at 9 p.m. on Friday night." — Kellye
    - I sleep even earlier... like 8pm
  • "You realize that the 15 pounds you can't seem to get rid of are totally worth having." — Brenda
    - Hmmmm, justified....
  • "You discover an inner strength you never thought you had." — Ronin and Brookie's mom
    - Like the strength to budget the money I have now which I thought b4 will not be sufficient as it was when I was single..hehe
  • "You learn that taking a shower is a luxury." — Jayden's mom
    - I though of this as luxury ever since, just thought of it as luxury more now.
  • "You realize that you can love a complete stranger." — Dezarae's mom
    - Love, love, love!!!!!!!!! I live wonderfully with it.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

BORED to death

It's my first week in my new work post... I don't have a designated workstation yet and the whole Bayer office turned bodega as everybody is packing up for the physical transfer of Pharma division to PBCom by next week.. Even if I'll be able to distinguish a work load now that I should act on, I'm left to option of writing them down in my data bank and consider working on it by the time we settle to our new office in Makati..

So, currently, I don't have choice but do anything to entertain my self and at least keep my mind functioning than to sit and watch people, boxes and office machines around.. I texted everyone I know who replies immediately.. Told stories thru text.. read and wrote everything that I found out to be my things to do for next week (now already have 4 items).. and fortunately had the chance of landing on this cyber spot that I could use as psyche therapy..

Otherwise, I'll be sleeping in the next few minutes or sanity days will be near over... i think I'm gonna die because of boredom.. aaarrrrrrrrrghhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!