A ‘Haunted House’ for Trick or Treat 2016

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It's Trick or Treat time again(!) and those who have been following my blog already emailed me asking when will I feature our office's trick or treat activity hehe! You see, I've been documenting this yearly anticipated activity in our office since 2013 (read my post HERE), and over the years, it has become a highly-anticipated event by the kids because aside from getting ... READ MORE

Dealing with a Preschooler, Discovering a Local Favorite and Shopping Organic Goodies (all in one weekend!)

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I was in Cebu last June to visit my family there and to spend quality time with my nephew Liam, who is now 5. What I thought would be a weekend of "catching up" activities with him turned out to be full of drama because we argued (a lot!) while playing games!  He is naturally competitive, and so am I!  Haha! We are still trying to resolve our 'little' conflict. I have ... READ MORE

Trick or Treating with Liam

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We had our yearly Trick or Treat at the office last October 29, 2015 and this year's affair was no exception when it comes to pabonggahan (or rather, patakuan) ng decors and candy treats.  Our office also arranged some entertainment for the kids (after their Trick or Treat) which includes a dog show and bubble show, among others. But what made this year's affair ... READ MORE

‘Spicy Mexican Chicken’

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This is what my 4-year-old nephew, "Chef Liam", called the dish he cooked for us last weekend, when I made a surprise visit to Cebu: He's into a lot of things these days, cooking included.  Nainggit ako sa cooking tools nya - complete set talaga!   My favorite part of our play time was the "Cooking Show with Liam", where I would play the "program host" while he is the ... READ MORE

Enjoying Life’s Little Pleasures at Magnum Manila

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Would you believe that AJ and I visited Magnum Cafe 3x last month?  Parang sabik lang sa ice cream, ano?  Hehe! The first time we were there, we tried not only their celebrated dessert menu but their savory dishes as well.  I felt like being transported to one of the scenes in Chocolat, where Vianne prepared a full course menu for Armande's birthday, and there ... READ MORE

Liam’s Blue World

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My nephew Liam celebrated his 4th birthday 2 weeks ago and of course, his Ninang Tita (that's me!) took a leave from her work and flew to Cebu to be with him on his special day.  Like last year, we celebrated it at an out-of-town resort. I can't believe that this boy who, as an infant, always cried his lungs out during bath time is now learning how to make sisid and do a lot ... READ MORE

Hotel Villa Rosa

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It was my sis-in-law Juvvy who 'discovered' Hotel Villa Rosa, a beautiful mansion located in Alcoy, Cebu that functions as a boutique hotel. The municipality of Alcoy, Cebu is known for its numerous dive sites and proximity to the town of Oslob - the home of the famous whale sharks of Cebu (locally called butandings).  From Oslob, you can hire a boat to take you ... READ MORE

A Cebu Weekend Getaway

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How I wish my weekends will always look like this: Waking up at the sight of a calm and peaceful ocean. Enjoying a morning dip at the pool. Swimming with whale sharks until lunch. Enjoying a laid back afternoon at a mansion that you can rent per day.   Non-stop snacking on local biscuits. Spending quality time with my family (especially ... READ MORE