Our Quick Getaway to Riverfront Garden Resort

Another fun adventure last 2016 summer, was our quick trip to Riverfront Garden Resort.

It was such a welcome change from a polluted city to a fresh air or breeze in Cavite.

It was nice to see greens once again! It was all over the place!

Definitely refreshing for kids and adults alike.

Don't you think so too?

We didn't feel the summer in Riverfront.

And look how good our lunch was!

We decided to avail of these tents as our room for the night. It was quite an adventure for all of us! ♥

And look at our view the moment we woke up...

This is our by far one of the uniqu experience we ever had as a family! ♥♥♥

2017 February Monthly Roundup

What books and/or magazines did I read this month?
- 39 Clues Series: Operation Trinity by Clifford Riley (DNF)
- Mortal Instruments Book 1: City of Bones (DNF)
- Slated by Teri Terry
- Fractured by Teri Terry
- The Distance Between Us by Kasie West (Another Favorite! ♥)
- [A Stepbrother Romance] 1.0 Prick by Sabrina Paige
- Thunder Road Series Book 1.0 Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry
- Firebird Series Book 1.0 A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
- A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams
- Currently Reading: Panic by Lauren Oliver
- Currently Reading: You are Here by Jennifer E. Smith

What movies and/or TV shows did I watch this month?
- White House Down
- Serena
- Arrival ♥
- Trolls

What special days did I celebrate and how?
- Our Wedding Anniversary ♥♥♥
- Family day

What illnesses or health concerns did I have?
- I had migraine this month due to change of weather :(

What fun things did I do with my friends and/or family?
- Went to Anilao, Batangas with the Hubby

What new foods, recipes or restaurants did I try this month?
- Vivere Azure Resort food was delish!

What special or unusual purchases did I make?
- Hubby is going to buy me a Light Taupe Samara from PraviBags ♥♥♥

What have you learned this month?

How do you Define Success?

Sharing a Song this SUNDAY: Shut Up and Dance with Me

Come on, it's a beautiful day to dance....

Want to Know how People are so Loving Wisdomantics?

I've always mentioned here that my favorite Wisdomantics has now an improved (and cheaper version!) so now is the perfect time to download it. And guess what, I'm not the only one using and enjoying this game / app immensely. There are so many people hooked on this one too. Check out their testimonials.

9.5 out of 10 as his rating! He definitely is enjoying the game!

Perfect game for all ages. I can totally agree. Yes, perfect to recommend to school and Sunday schools too!

Once you start you will never stop, yes, that is so, so true with Wisdomantics!

She got the "magic word" that I always describe this favorite game of mine - Easy to Navigate!

Yes, please! New releases again soon!

I'm sure you are now quite convinced after reading several testimonials. My 11-yr old kid is totally enjoying this game and have been playing on weekends. My kids are now hooked but the good thing is that they are learning a whole lot about the Book of Proverbs! Definitely my best game ever!

Girl Bonding Over Spa and Food.

I miss my Mom and sister so I'm posting a our bonding session which happened last year right before they left for their second homes.

First, we went for a massage...

It was heavenly! We've been doing this massage bonding for years now. Thanks to my Mom who introduced it to us.

Now, we were hungry so off we went to Itallianis for an early dinner... And, I got the potato chips with truffle for the first time.


Just look at our faces...

These are all happy girls. Looking forward to our next bonding soon! (*wink*)

My 2016 Summer "Uniform"

Since summer is fast approaching, I'm kind of creating my capsule wardrobe and thinking of what to put into it. This is my summer uniform last year (2016). I just bought my vegan leather sandals and I was practically wearing it everyday!

Hmmmm... I wonder what I will wear this time. Any ideas? I can't wait for summer!!!

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Happiness is...

1. Happy Weekend
2. Saturday Date Night with CFC Friends
3. Long Naps
4. Impromptu Reunion with my Ninang
5. Lots of Pasalubongs :)
6. Recollection
7. New Community
8. Coffee
9. Grilled Cheese Sandwich Yum!
10. Date with my Kids

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Our Healthy Lunch at The Wholesome Table

Last summer, we tried another healthy restaurant, it's The Wholesome Table.

I've heard about this for months now and I've been wanting to try it. So I was so happy when I learned that finally we will for our family day.

So this is what I got first...

And then a free-range chicken burger. Yum, yum, yum!

The Hubby enjoyed his salad.

And while waiting for their food, she had fun with her coloring activity...

Look at me, one happy Mama!

It is healthy yes, but the food was just ok. I would still love Green Pastures over this but at least there's an alternative for a good and healthy food. (*wink*)

The Wholesome Table is located at Estancia Mall Capitol Common, Meralo Ave. Opens at 11:00 AM

True Silence...

Sharing a Song this SUNDAY: Closer by The Chainsmokers

♪♪ I know it breaks your heart, move the city and broke down... ♪♪

Have a great Sunday, everyone!!!

My First Director's Club Cinema Experience ♥

Last summer, we were invited by BIL for a wonderful experience - to watch XMen at Director's Club Cinema.

When we learned about it, we were ecstatic!

Yes, I have to admit that it was our first time there.

Lazy boy seats in a long movie was the best!

There's a free bowl of popcorn that is included in the ticket. The popcorn lover in me was happy!

I would highly recommend watching at Director's Club Cinema. It was definitely unforgettalbe!

Bamboo Rice + Pla-Pla in Abe.

Another unforgettable last 2016 summer, our family lunch at Abe. Our favorite restaurant actually with their famous sinigang and dilis rice.

Abe is one of the LJC Restaurants. So it means only ONE thing - the FOOD is REALLY GOOD!

Binukadkad na Pla Pla. A Bistro Remedios original, overgrown tilapia butterflied and fried to delightful crispiness, served with balo balo relish and mustasa.

Bamboo Rice. Mountain rice cooked with shrimps, wood ear mushrooms and bamboo shoots steamed in a bamboo shell.

This is by far my favorite from all of the food that we ordered. ♥

Abe is located at 3/F SM Megamall, Mega Fashion Hall, Julia Vargas Ave cor EDSA Wack Wack, Mandaluyong City.

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Happiness is...

1. Fun weekend with family
2. Outdoor Activities whith the kids
3. Family Bonding over Exercise
4. Cafe Latte
5. and Fries
6. and Cookes. YUM!
7. Long Naps
8. Home Cooked Snacks by the Hubby ♥
9. Friends
10. Gift of Hugs

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Japanese Food for Family Lunch

For a time last summer, everyone was craving for a good Japanese rice bowl. Yes, my kids are just like us who craves something and this particular day, its Katsudon.

Yeah, it was a perfect day with a perfect lunch. The whole family is happy! (*wink*)

How about you? What type of food do you crave every now and then?

And OH, by the way, HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, everyone!

Unnecessary Possessions...

Sharing a Song this SUNDAY: Say You Won't Let Go by James Arthur

Let's take it slow today...

Have a blessed Sunday, peeps! (*wink*)

Dinner and Drinks with the Hubby at Buffalo Wild Wings. YUM!

This was our summer's highlight RIGHT After the Kids' classes were over.

Drinks and Dinner Date with the Hubby in our our favorite restaurant, these days!

And my date for the night...

I'm so happy we were able to celebrate in our own way the end of school for our kids. It was purely hard work, waking up early, studying, doing projects. We definitely had reasons to celebrate it! (*wink*)

Craving for Salad Stop! Right This Moment

Ummm, craving for a healthy salad and wrap right this very moment...

So, what do you think should I do? Aaaaargh!!!

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Happiness is...

1. Quick Getaway to Batangas
2. Kids having fun with cousins
3. Rest and Relaxation
4. Snorkelling
5. Long Sleep
6. New eBooks ♥
7. Good Breakfast and Lunch and Dinner
8. Vivere Azure Resort ♥
9. Infinity Pool
10. Beach, beach, beach

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Christianity Today + Wisdomantics

Guess what? The website Christianity Today (CT) or www.christianitytoday.com will feature a half-page ad in their March edition magazine and website. About what? About my favorite game - Wisdomantics! I know, this is so exciting! It just proves that Wisdomantics is growing everyday.

In case some of you might now know, Christianity Today or CT is a major Christian organization with global subscribers and partners. Yes, it is online and the magazine edition has been distributed all over the world! Watch out for it because the March edition magazine will be distributed as early as Feb. 15th!

Check out the ad of Wisdomantics which is now viewable on page 76 in the Christianity Today (CT) Magazine in it's March Edition! How exciting!

I just love how my kids are hooked with Wisdomantics. The good thing as I always write is that they learn a lot about the Word of God. They have fun. They bond as siblings. They are really into it! Why don't you try it yourself? For $1.99 it is definitely worth it!

So, download my favorite game, Wisdomantics, NOW... And don't forget to spread the word, peeps!

For iphone users...

For Android users...

Enjoy the game and let me know what you think!

Our 2016 Summer's Highlight...SPORTS!

Last summer, this is the highlight of our vacation...


The kids had so much fun with soccer.

So, not only the kids enjoyed but the Mommy as well...


What is Materialism?

Sharing a Song this SUNDAY: All Night by THE Vamps

DO you feel like dancing today? Let's do it with The Vamps...

REPOSTING: 5 Ways to Teach Kids How to Save Money

Here's another helpful article from www.MomCenter.com.ph that you parents might find interesting...

5 Ways to Teach Kids How to Save Money

Kids need to learn about the importance of saving money early in life in order to establish understanding of and acquisition of good financial habits. The key to this is modeling good spending and saving habits and reinforcing it through day-to-day conversation.

Parents have to be intentional about teaching their children about money, lest they grow up thinking that these grow on trees. Here are some ideas on how you can start your kids early on to the path of good financial stewardship.

1. Bring attention to prices

Bring your child to the grocery with you and talk about the prices of the items in your cart. Talk about deciding how to choose between two similar products using quality and price as criteria.

Talking about prices and comparing products will help your child become mindful of what he wants to buy. As the child becomes older, give him a budget whenever you go to the grocery and assign him to buy his snacks. This gradually introduces them to being responsible with what they buy.

2. Keep cash gifts

During Christmas and birthdays, kids receive cash from loved ones. Instead of allowing them to spend it all, encourage them to save the money gifts to either buy something they really like or to save for the future.

Cash gifts can grow in time, if saved and invested properly. Use this gift to start your child’s financial awareness. Bring your child to the bank when he has enough to open his own bank account.

3. Work for cash

Give kids opportunities to work for cash. Though chores should be done as part of being a household member, setting up a reward system for some time may also work.

If you have a business and you can assign some tasks to your child, let him earn from it too. Once your children are a little older you can introduce them to entrepreneurship and let them sell baked goods or other items. With these methods, children will learn the value of work and money if they get experience of it hand-in-hand.

4. Save, give, and spend

Money is not just for saving and spending, teach your child to save for giving too. For little kids, this can be introduced in a visual way with jars for saving, giving, and spending.

Let your child then choose where he wants to donate the money after a certain period. After all, the goal is to produce financially literate children who also have the capacity to empathize with others who are less fortunate.

5. Invest

For bigger kids, introduce the idea of investing. Although this is a topic that still escapes most adults, there are now many resources that address this topic for kids. The premise is that the child puts in money on stocks then follows the value while it grows. This can also be a way for parents to bond with their older children as they discuss the companies that they want to invest in.

Money matters should be a normal part of growing up. Children will not learn about the value of work and money on their own. They need guidance from an early age.


Our Quick Lunch at UCC 3rd Wave Clockwork

Last summer, we decided to have a quick lunch at UCC 3rd wave Clockwork after reading a couple of good reviews on their food and coffee.

It didn't disappoint. Everything was good!

This drink was my highlight though. It was sooo good!

Hubby was happy with his breakfast...

My burger was just OK. It was forgettable.

So I'm planning to order a different one when we go back next time.

Now, I'm craving for UCC's food and coffee again. Argh!

UCC Clockwork is located at G/F Estancia, Capitol Commons,, Meralco Ave, Pasig, Metro Manila, Philippines. Opens at 7AM. For reservations, you call call Phone:+ 63 2 942 2142.