VLOG: BEACH IN OCTOBER | La Luz Beach Resort, San Juan, Batangas

We planned a beach trip last month to celebrate my Mom and Aunt’s birthday. It almost got cancelled because of the Typhoon that entered Metro Manila that weekend and because my Mom was feeling ill. But since we already paid half of the room and food expenses, we went ahead. We stayed at La Luz Beach Resort in San Juan, Batangas. I’ve been there once with our friends back in 2006/2007 and I really enjoyed our stay. I liked it more because you don’t have to worry about your food! There is a mandatory food package (Php 1,350/person) that will …

Our Holy Week 2015

We spent Good Friday and Holy Saturday with my side of the family in Nagcarlan, Laguna. It’s been more than 5 years since I went back there. It was our family’s tradition to always go during Holy Week. As in all my cousins and Titas and Titos! I don’t know when we all stopped going all together, but the oldies kept the tradition yearly. It was only last year that little by little, every one started going back to visit. Maybe life happened (work, family, raising kids), but what matters is that we went all went back. All 34 of …

Only The Best Venue For Your Big Day

Adelaide has been a consistent favorite wedding venue for some time now and if you’re planning for your fast approaching big day and have yet to look into wedding venues, take inspiration from these wedding venues around the world. Your wedding could just be like one of them. 1. Jimbaran Bay, Bali, Indonesia Right on the southern tip of Bali you’ll find the Ayana Resort. The resort offers some of the best pre- and post-nuptial pampering a couple could ask for. There’s also an exquisite villa and romantic wedding gazebo for your ceremony. Brides to be can choose from contemporary …

Jacob’s 3rd Birthday Weekend at Astoria Plaza Ortigas

Originally, I wanted to have just a simple house party at home for Jacob’s 3rd Birthday. But the house was a mess and I didn’t have the energy to clean it all up. Plus, I didn’t want to prepare all the food for the party. Our second option was to have a swimming/bbq party for him at my In-Law’s place in Makati. But having picnic tables for all of us (including guests) were not sure because it was a shared picnic and pool area with all the condo residents. We didn’t want to bother them with the logistics and preparation. …

Tips on Traveling on a Plane with a Baby

When I look back at our holiday trip last 2011-2012 to the US, I am happy for two reasons. One, we got to spend Jacob’s First Christmas with family in the US. It wasn’t exactly a white Christmas, but it was a freakin’ cold one! If you know me personally, you know how much I love spending the holidays in the East Coast that here in toasty Manila. I feel like the holidays are much simpler there. And we just have one to two big parties to host and attend to. Second, I am glad we decided to travel thousands …

Mommy Mondays: Sonya’s Garden

We spent last weekend in Tagaytay City at my Godmother’s family vacation house. I’ve been looking forward to going out of town with Jacob because we haven’t taken him anywhere locally yet. We just had a long weekend, but since Oscar’s job doesn’t work around holidays in the country, we only got to spend overnight in Tagaytay. Our view last weekend. I had everything packed two days before, because knowing me, if things aren’t 100% packed at least the night before, it would take me 2 hours to get everything ready during the morning. So I woke up just before …