Revisiting Max's Fried Chicken, It's been a while!

We were looking for a comfort food one Sunday when we came across Max's. We missed their chicken so that's what I had... was still the same taste, and definitely still good! And look, we had free dessert too...

Thank you, Max's!

Our Rainy yet Restful Holy Week in Bicol

Our holy week this year was very well spent. Inspite of the bad weather in Bicol, we were able to relax and unwind and bond with the whole family.

Off to the airport with my comfortable skirt and flipflops.

But even if the weather was rainy, we still managed to head to the famous tourist spots of Bicol.

The dirty yet windy beach of Tolongapo

On our second day, we managed to visit Tolongapo and was able to get a couple of fresh air. It was refreshing. I just hope they do something about the trash. Sigh.

Thanks to my inlaws they were able to pull off an impromptu picnic at the hot springs. It was so nice to dip our bodies in a hot spring especially when the weather got so cold and windy.

On the same day, we were able to go to Bulusan Lake as well! So happy to see that the lake was still as clean as ever. Been here 7 years ago and it was well maintained.

For our last stop, on Holy Thursday, we visited Rizal Beach for a quick swim.

Thankful that Mr. Sun showed himself for a couple of minutes. We enjoyed him so much!

We didn't get to visit that much but still, we had a grand time spending time with the family, and the food, my oh my. we indeed enjoyed the food so much. ♥

Sharing a Song this SUNDAY: ALL the Stars by Ed Sheeran

♪♪ Open your eyes and see. The way our horizons meet. Into the night with me. ♪♪

Have a nice Sunday everyone! (*wink*)

Hi-5 is Coming to Manila!

Look Moms and Dads, I'm sure you will look forward to this one...

Come along and join Hi-5 on their biggest concert ever “Hi-5 House Hits” from Dec 19-21, 2014 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila. You can also sign up at to become a priority customer and receive special offers.

Hurry, book now! Your kids will definitely love you for this. ♥

It's Official - July 29 is a Holiday!

Oh look, here's another day to spend more time with family and friends... July 29 was proclamed a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of EID’L FITR (FEAST OF RAMADHAN).





WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 9177 declared Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan) as a regular holiday throughout the country;

WHEREAS, Eid’l Fitr is celebrated by the Muslim World for three (3) days after the end of the month of fasting;

WHEREAS, to promote cultural understanding and integration, the entire Filipino nation should have the full opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in the observance and celebration of Eid’l Fitr; and

WHEREAS, in order to bring the religious and cultural significance of the Eid’l Fitr to the fore of national consciousness, it is necessary to declare Tuesday, 29 July 2014, as a regular holiday throughout the country.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Tuesday, 29 July 2014, as a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan).

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done in the City of Manila, this 10th day of July, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Fourteen.


By the President:



The Jr. Chefs last Summer!

Our summer was extra special this year because the kids got to be Junior Chefs at CCA.

They had fun!

They were able to learn a lot of things and they will never forget that wonderful experience.

Look, they even prepared for us during their last day of cooking class...

I'm so looking forward to what they are going to prepare at home. (*wink*)

In Need of Home Renovation after #GlendaPH

After the uber scary storm/typhoon yesterday, we checked the whole house and found out that it needs a major renovation. There were leaks almost althroughout the house and it badly needs a major repair. We really need to set aside a budget for this. Since there are more storms coming in the next few months (since rainy season is here), we need to make our home as ready as much as possible.

Staying at home also allowed us to check the entire house and see which ones to change. Door handles, tower bars, even the shower heads. Of course there are also 48" Drawer slides that need to be replaced after 7 years of use. I'm so happy I found Ovis online. I found that they have so many kinds of drawer slides to choose from. This particular Hettich KA3320 48" drawer slides are a heavy duty, telescoping, precision, full extension drawer slides for high loads, up to 500 lb. capacity, with cushioned in and out stops. And, guess what? It is a chromated steel. This should last for a lifetime!

There are more things that we need to renovate but it can actually wait until next year. Sigh. I just hope and pray that there are no more super typhoon coming soon.

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Happiness is...

1. Covenant Orientation, wonderful and nourishing talks!
2. Fun 7th birthday party of Rika
3. Relaxing Sunday
4. Massage
5. Cupcakes! ♥
6. Good and inspiring speakers
7. The Secret
8. Good health for me and the rest of the family
9. Hubby's birthday today! Thank you God for another year.
10. Smiling and loving kids

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Hello, EK! We're BACK!

Aaaaah, after exactly a year, we were back at EK!

It was again my sister's (company) family day and we were all so excited!

This year was a bit special because the kids were allowed to ride the major rides already. Yes, they are getting taller everyday! ♥ And I was surprised that they did enjoy Log Jam, Ferris Wheel and more.

The kids are bigger now. And all the more we had fun in EK. I can't wait for another trip to EK next year.

Our Mind Museum Playdate

This was our second activity for 2014 summer, our mind museum playdate.

We met up with our friends and their kids to enjoy for the first time the famous Mind Museum in the Fort.

And, boy, we did enjoy our time there. We all had a great time!

There were so many interesting stuff inside.

I'm so glad we did got a voucher and met up with our friends. It was a day well-spent at the Mind Museum.