The Flying Carnival: Our First Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

March 25, 2020

The Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is an annual event held normally at Clark, Pampanga.  This year, the venue was changed into San Lazaro Leisure Park at Carmona, Cavite.  As the new venue was less than an hour away from our home, we decided to attend the event.   The Flying Carnival 2020, as this year’s event is called,…

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A Birthday Staycation at Canyon Cove

January 21, 2020

Every year, during our little boy’s birthday, our small family make it a point to go out of town (or out of the country if time permits).  This is our way of celebrating and giving thanks to another year given to his life.   This year was no exemption.  We asked Neo where and how he wanted to celebrate his…

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The Tale of Two Staycation Days at Crimson Hotel

December 26, 2019

Lately, our family is quite into quick getaways aka staycation.  We so love traveling around far places but since time and work does not permit a long vacation right now, we just settled for staycations around the metro.  We frequent places in the South of Metro Manila and would always look for good deals for a quick R&R.  We chanced…

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Monte Vista Hotsprings & Conference Resort

April 9, 2019

The start of the ber-months marks my father’s birthday.  During this time we already feel the cold temperature yet my father decided to celebrate his birthday in one of the resorts at Laguna.  Luckily he decided for a hot spring resort, unluckily he decided for a night swimming.  Who am I (or we, his children) to contradict when it was…

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Club Balai Isabel Visit + Aqua Park Experience

April 4, 2019

Summer was almost over when my office friends decided to have one last summer hooray.  We have quite a few criteria in selecting the place where we wanted to spend it.  As most of us have families already (and we didn’t bring them with us), the number one consideration we wanted was a place close to the metro.  We also…

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Anniversary Getaway at Acuaverde Beach Resort

March 23, 2019

During our anniversary, it was customary for the husband and I to plan an out of town or out of the country trip.  This year, just like last year, started so busy because of work that we were not able to plan ahead of time.  Due to this, our small family has limited options in terms to traveling for our…

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A Day Of R&R at Belmont Hotel

February 28, 2019

As a family, we are not really fond of staycations.  We prefer traveling when spending time as a family.  However, the start of the year will be a busy one for us so we will have to spend more time in hotels to celebrate and/or relax.   We Last year, when I attended the Ad Summit 2018, I was fortunate…

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A Quick Overnight Stay at Manila Prince Hotel

November 26, 2018

Manila Prince Hotel is a newly renovated hotel located at Ermita, Manila.  It is under the same management as The Manila Hotel.  Last November, we had a quick overnight stay at the Manila Prince Hotel.  I say quick since we checked-in at past 2 o’clock in the morning and checked-out before 12 noon.     We weren’t able to maximize…

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A Relaxing Time At Marina Bay Spa and Lifestyle Club

September 19, 2018

Every now and then, I would go and treat myself to a pampering session.   This can either be a massage, a pedicure, a hair spa, or anything that can loosen my stress, but nothing too expensive.  Work wise, I have been very busy this first half of the year and my usual pampering session was delayed.  So, when July started…

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An Overnight Stay at The Manila Hotel

July 19, 2018

The Manila Hotel is one of the grandest and oldest hotels in the country.  It is a luxury hotel located at Manila near Intramuros and adjacent to Quirino Grandstand.  We were fortunate to spend an overnight at The Manila Hotel one Saturday of May due to work.  It wasn’t really a staycation for me, since I have work to do,…

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