October 2015 Monthly Roundup

What books and/or magazines did I read this month?
- The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder
- Throne of Glass (Book 1) by Sarah J. Maas
- Crown of Midnight (Book 2) by Sarah J. Maas
- Heir of Fire (Book 3) by Sarah J. Maas
- Currently Reading: The Year I Met You by Cecelia Ahern

What movies and/or TV shows did I watch this month?
- Once Upon a Time Season 2 (last episode)
- Avengers: Age of Ultron

What special days did I celebrate and how?
- Family Days

What illnesses or health concerns did I have?
- Thank you Lord for keeping us strong and healthy this month.

What fun things did I do with my friends and/or family?
- Went to Hannah's 7th Birthday Party
- Family Day
- Went to Jacob's 7th birthday Party
- Family day in School
- Quick date night with the Hubby
- Reunion with Relatives at the Cemetery
- Mateo's Baptism
- Attended the CLP Talk for the week
- Trick or Treat at Tita Trish's Office!

What new foods, recipes or restaurants did I try this month?
- Juju Eats
- Bangkok Cafe
- Buffalo Wings
- Phoa

What special or unusual purchases did I make?
- Started buying stuff to give out for Christmas!

What have you learned this month?
- Life is short. Do what makes you HAPPY.

- We should love our neighbor as God loves us. It's not about who our neighbors are, it's all about HOW we are going to be a "neighbor" to everyone.

What I Wore for my Second Coverup in Baler?

Aaaah, how I wish I'm at the beach right at this very moment. But well, I can't do anything as of the moment but reminisce on our trip to Baler.

Here's what I wore as my second coverup.

The sun was slowly setting and the view at the lobby of Costa Pacifica was so nice, I just had to take photos!

We are so loving this resort, especially the kids! Our next few days here in Baler will be exciting for sure!

Ah, Finally, Sea Breeze!

Yes, one thing that we've been looking forward to for weeks... Inhaling the fresh sea breeze.

Hearing the strong waves and dipping on the clear water...

Oh, it was a perfect day!

Great weather, happy kids, happy hubby, yes, it was definitely a great day in Baler!

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Happiness is...

1. Relaxing Weekend!
2. Feeling better now after almost getting sick
3. Reunion
4. Starting off with the Christmas list!
5. Christmas is almost here, Yey!
6. Family
7. Gifts
8. Coffee
9. Goodies
10. Decluttering

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Hello, Costa Pacifica!

Finally after a long drive to Baler, we finally arrived Costa Pacifica!

Being on the road for a couple of hours, it was a much needed welcome for all of us.

We can't wait to explore this resort more...

But so far, we are already loving it! ♥

Everything is Preparing you for a Moment...

"Every single thing 
that has ever happened in your life
is preparing you for
a moment that is yet
to come."


Here's a nice song to brighten up the day today.

"Lord, I truly offer my life to you."

Church of Baler

It was a great day for a little bit of history and a perfect day to hear mass...

The Siege Church of Baler was so interesting.

Hopefully we get to hear mass inside the Church next time.

Halloween Parties in the Metro

Here are a couple of activities for the upcoming Halloween!


Fun Ranch, together with Pepsi and Lactacyd Toddler Tubs, takes Boo Time this year a notch higher with twice the fun for your entire family to enjoy! We have added extra days to accommodate more kids to this merry-not-so-scary Halloween Costume Party--on top of the usual treats, entertainment and other side activities.


Saturday October 17, 2015 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday October 24, 2015 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Thursday October 29, 2015 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday October 30, 2015 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices:

Child Php550.00 inclusive of a Ride-All-You-Can wristband for Ortigas or Unlimited Play for Alabang, food cart treats, lootbags, Trick or Treat activity and access to all activities

Adult Php275.00 inclusive of snacks, food cart treats and access to all activities

Boo Time Halloween Costume Party is sponsored by Magnolia Jelly Sip, Magnolia Pancake Plus, Kettle Korn, Iced Gem, Choco Iced Gem, Mini Boy and Mr. Cracker Marie Biscuits.

Tickets are now available at the Fun Ranch ticket booth (first-come, first-served). Call us at 706-3029/31 for any questions you may have. Limited slots for kids per party date.

Active Fun's Annual Halloween Event is here!
Come and join our Spooktacular Halloween Event! Dress up and join our fun filled activities and win prizes! We have Mascot and Magic Show, Unlimited Play for Kids, Games & Prizes, Raffles, Kiddie Snacks,Giveaways & More!

October 23 & 24, 2015 at 3pm - Bonifacio High Street
October 28, 2015 at 3pm - Fairview Terraces
October 29, 2015 at 3pm - SM Megamall
Ticket Prices: P550/child (P500 if member) and P250 for accompanying adult

Our First Dinner in Baler

This is the coolest griller we've ever seen!

And it was so good!

The perfect meals to start off our adventures in Baler. We are so ready for you, Baler! ♥♥♥

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Happiness is...

1. Family days
2. Naps on weekends
3. Chocolates with Almonds
4. Hugs and Kisses from the Kiddos
5. Freshly Brewed Coffee + Sausage Mc Muffin
6. Friday Date Night
7. God's Words/Reminders
8. Opportunity to serve
9. Online Window Shopping
10. Extra Blessings

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On our Way to Baler...

We had a quick stopover at this beautiful place for lunch.

It is a perfect place. It's as if Baler is already welcoming us!

A few more hours and we will soon see you, Baler!


This is so true.

"Haters will see you WALK ON WATER and say
it's because you can't SWIM."

Sharing a Song this SUNDAY: Still

"Be still, and know that I am God." - Psalm 46:10

Happy Weekend!

It is a happy weekend indeed because today, I'm trying out my newest lippie. A gift from brother in law...

Since my weekend outfits are all about being colorful. This would perfectly go with it. Can't wait!

Where we Went?

Guess where we went a few months ago?

We had a time of our lives trying out new cuisines, eating our favorites, and checking out new restaurants.

And most of all, loving the beach!

So this is just a preview of my next posts. Yes, we went to Baler, Aurora! ♥♥♥

Craving for Panizza Right this very Moment.

Uncle Cheffy's Panizza is TDF!

More, more, please! ♥♥♥

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Happiness is...

1. Happy and fun weekend!
2. Yellow Cab Pizza to celebrate the kids' good grades! Thank you Lord!
3. Family day and Party!
4. Friends
5. Blogging
6. Photos and Memories
7. Family
8. Royce Chocolates with Almonds. Mmmmmm
9. Good books! I'm so thankful!
10. CLP

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Another Selfie with the Hubby

We've been having events in our kids' schools for the past few months and while waiting, we couldn't help but take our selfies. So forgive me for posting yet another selfie. HA!

A black dress perfect went well with my black cardigan from H&M. It was a special event to celebrate my kid's graduation!

Grateful People are Happy.

Here's a nice though to start off the week...

"It is not happy people who are grateful, it is GRATEFUL PEOPLE who are HAPPY."

Sharing a Song this SUNDAY: Enemy

Here's a nice song by Charlie Puth to start off that dance vibe today...

Happy Sunday, peeps! (***doing a happy dance***)

Dinner Date with the Hubby

Hubby and I make it a point to go out on a date at least twice a month. It is refreshing to go out, just relax and have fun for a couple of hours. After all, it is a must for couples to go out, right?

For a simple dinner and drinks, I just wore my favorite, black button down top and jeans, plus my favorite lippie nowadays - Russian Red and a couple of silver accessories and off I went out on a date.

We both had so much F.U.N.!

20 Habits Happy Couples Have (But Never Talk About) by MarcandAngel.com


1. They practice self-care as individuals. Relationships don’t create joy, they reflect it.

2. They stand together and refuse to let outsiders call the shots. – Relationships don’t always make sense, especially from the outside.

3. They respect their relationship as being a unique, incomparable bond. – Don’t compare your relationship to anyone else’s – not your parent’s, friend’s, coworker’s, or that random couple whose relationship seems perfect.

4. They are intimate about everything. Intimacy is what makes relationships last. It requires honest communication and openness about concerns, fears and sadness, as well as hopes, dreams and happiness.

5. They accept each other, without trying to change each other. – The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated as is.

6. They make uninterrupted time for each other. – If you neglect your relationship, your relationship will neglect you too.

7. They say what they mean and mean what they say to each other. – Your partner is not a mind reader. Share your thoughts.

8. They listen intently before replying. – Don’t listen so you can reply, listen to understand. Open your ears and mind to your partner’s concerns and opinions without judgment.

9. They don’t play games with each other’s heads and hearts. – Cheating and lying aren’t struggles, they’re reasons couples break up. Because great things fall apart quite easily when they’ve been held together with lies.

10. They practice the golden rule in their relationship. – In a healthy relationship, you get what you put in. You get nothing less and nothing more. There is no room for selfishness. If you want love, give love.

11. They cheer for each other. – Having an appreciation for how amazing your partner is leads to good places – productive, fulfilling, peaceful places.

12. They review and discuss their goals and dreams often. – For couples, it’s two against the world. Having regular discussions with each other about goals, dreams, passions and the future, in a way that’s positive and inspiring, will not only bring you closer together, but will also bring your collective desires closer to reality.

13. They negotiate and compromise on joint matters. – Since people’s needs are fluid and change over time, and life itself demands change too, the inner workings of good relationships are negotiated and re-negotiated all the time. And oftentimes a two-way compromise is the best solution.

14. They refuse to play the blame game. – Blaming accomplishes nothing. Take responsibility for your actions. Take responsibility for your relationship – the good times and the bad. Work with your partner. Communicate.

15. They don’t blow things out of proportion. – People make mistakes. Crap happens. There’s no reason to shatter your relationship into pieces over spilt milk. One way to check if something is worth mulling over is to ask yourself this question: “Will this matter in one year’s time?” If not, then let it go immediately.

16. They tame their anger the minute they feel heated. – Heated arguments are a waste. Your partner doesn’t have to be wrong for you to be right. There are many roads to what’s right. And most of the time it just doesn’t matter that much.

17. They apologize to each other immediately. – Making up after an argument is central to every happy relationship. A simple, honest “I’m sorry” is usually the most important step.

18. They practice patience and forgiveness daily. – Apologies must be backed by sincere patience and forgiveness.

19. They make daily sacrifices for each other. – Intimate bonds are tied with true love, and true love involves attention, awareness, discipline, effort, and being able to care about someone and sacrifice for them, continuously, in countless petty little unsexy ways, every day.

20. They respect each other’s humanness. – Even the happiest couples on Earth are still just two humans. And all humans are imperfect. At times, the confident lose confidence, the patient misplace their patience, the generous act selfish, and the knowledgeable second guess what they know. It happens to the best of us. We make mistakes, we lose our tempers, and we get caught off guard. We stumble, we slip, and we spin out of control sometimes. But that’s the worst of it; we all have our moments. Most of the time we’re remarkable. So stand beside the one you love through their trying times of imperfection. If you aren’t willing to, you really don’t deserve to be around for their perfect moments either.

Beautiful article, more here.

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Happiness is...

1. Hot Milk Tea
2. Fresh Apples
3. Happy Weekend!
4. Invited to Hannah's 7th birthday party
5. Kids' very very good grades. WUHOO!
6. New ebooks ♥♥♥
7. Cafe Latte
8. Quick Dinner Date with the Hubby
9. CLP's Beautiful Talks
10. Opportunity to Serve

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Look at My Kid's Loots

The kids were so giddy with their recent loots!

A cute notebook and pen, shopkins and Peppa Pig! ♥♥♥

We are ALL Blessed.

Sharing a Song this SUNDAY: In Christ Alone.

A perfect day to worship the Lord.

Thank you dear God for today and for so many blessings that you bestowed upon us. ♥♥♥

Black & White Matching Outfits

Here's a matching OOTD with my sister a couple of months ago.

It was a good day to wear Black & White. (*wink*)

Our Comfort Food at Yabu

Ever since YABU opened in Manila, we never stopped craving for their melt-in-your-mouth katsu.

And even as I write about it now, I'm craving again and would love to go back.

With the unlimited refill of salad, I hope to be back there very, very soon!