UPOU Graduation!

30 Sep

Yes! The long wait is over… I have finished my Post graduate studies in Distance Education.

Thanks University of the Philippine Open University (UPOU) for the knowledge and wisdom, for the opportunity to study again while working overseas.  The cramming for deadlines, sleep less nights for papers and the nervousness for the last minute submission of assignments it was all worth it!

Now, I know how it feels to be Iskolar ng Bayan! Thank you Lord!


UPOU Grad Pic

Proud UPOU Graduate

Graduate Certificate in Distance Education (CGDE)

The UPOU’s 21st Commencement Exercise was held last 23rd September 2017 at UPOU Ground, Las Baños, Laguna.



Baby Bump!

17 Mar

Hello there!

It’s been a while since the last time I posted here in my blog. So many things happened in my life… so many special occasions cherished and blessings shared; birthdays, Christmas, New Year, valentines etc. 2015 has been so good to me that the Lord gave us  one of the biggest gift, at last after more than 10 long years I will be having my baby again. I am on 18 weeks now so far so good I just hope for a healthy, safe and worry free pregnancy, though it’s been difficult for me not to worry too much because of the previous miscarriages that I considered myself high risk . I am trying to take one day at a time  no stress and continue to pray hard,  hold on to my faith and for sure Lord Jesus will protect and take care of us.


Credit to original owner of photo

Till then! I may not be here for a while but for sure , next time  I am going to share with you photos of my baby!

Oh! before I forgot this is my 8 years anniversary in blogging. Ye’y congratulations to me!

Love Lots,

Ana Banana




Be a World Vision Child Sponsor!

26 Apr

Hi! Friends,

I just want to invite everyone to be part of World Vision advocacy by sponsoring less fortunate child to support their education. For just 600 pesos (55 dhs) / month. You can change the future of these children.
Please visit my World Vision link below for more information.
Please click the “Join me now” button on my page and it will direct you to the site where you can select your sponsored child.
Hope to hear from you,
When you decided to sign up as our sponsor, you decided to take one step closer to creating a lasting change in a child’s life. But, while you are helping children and their community through your sponsorship, do you know what you should receive as our sponsor?

As our child sponsor, you will receive the following from your sponsored child:

Welcome Pack– includes your sponsored child’s picture folder with a photo of him/her and his/her personal details, as well as of his/her community.

Annual Progress Report – includes

sponsored child’s most recent photo,

grade average, and other personal

details and is sent sometime July or

August for you to keep track of your

sponsored child’s development

Christmas Card– written by the child

and delivered to you every December

Meanwhile, you will receive the following from the World Vision office:

  •  Introductory Letter – 3 months after sending your first donation
  •  Monthly official Receipt- soft copy is to be sent via email
  • Community Updates- include a photo and a video of your sponsored child’s community and is sent twice yearly, every April and October for you to be informed of the community’s progress
  • Certificate of Donation- sent upon request to companies
  • Congratulatory Letter- sent to inform you when your child graduates from Elementary or High School
  • Invitation to Loyal Donor Dinner – sent on your milestone years, namely on your 5th, 10th, and 15th year as child sponsor to honor you as our faithful partner
          I also encourage you to write a letter to your sponsored child so you may

personally get to know him/her better. You may receive your sponsored child’s

response within 2 months, depending on the distance of your sponsored child’s

community from the city. You may send your letter through this link:

http://www.worldvision.org.ph/send-letter-to-your-sponsored-child. We will be

sending your sponsored child a printed copy of your email.

Above all these, the greatest thing that you will receive as a World Vision child

sponsor is the overflowing joy of helping a child achieve a life in all its fullness with

every donation that you give. Once again, thank you for sponsoring a child!

7th Blogging Years!

17 Mar

Oh! Another year has passed. It’s my 7th year in blogging. Whew! Can’t believe I reached this far. Having 7 years in cyber space is just so overwhelming thinking that your post will be read by any people around the world. That’s the power of internet technology!  I hope I can maximize the use of my blog in the coming years as I am studying Distance Education. Happy Anniversary my humble blog!

7th year


Busy as a Bee!

11 Dec

Hello everyone!

It’s been a while since my last blog post. I terribly miss blogging but time can’t allow me to do so. Lots of things happened in the past, everything worth sharing / blogging however I need to prioritize things out.

Let me tell you what keeps me busy nowadays aside from being a corporate slave, a mother for a very clever slash brat teen age girl and a wife to a very caring and loving husband.

I’m a Student

  • I am currently enrolled in a post graduate program in UP Open University. Since it’s a Distance Education kind of learning everything was done online. It was convenient, yes since you can study anytime and anywhere you want but definitely not a walk in the park . Talking about the tons of reading materials, online participation, lots of sleepless nights chasing due dates for assignments and activities. I actually thinking of quitting in the middle of the term but glad I did not because I just finished my 2 subjects for this term. Now I’m in the middle of 2nd trimester…Hooray!

I’m a networker

  • I’m doing networking business thru Royale Business Club. I was a member of this Organization for a few years now and I’m loving it. I’m not earning millions yet but I think i’m getting there hehehe. I know lots of people don’t appreciate network marketing but sometimes we need to get out of our comfort zone if we want to experience financial freedom. For me as long as you are in a good company, good marketing plan and good products success will definitely follow.

I’m an online seller

  • I’m managing fb page printsonalized.com. We’re selling personalized shirts, mugs, caps, etc etc.
  • I also have an active account in souq.com, an online shopping site in the UAE and other GCC countries. I’m selling Royale products and fashion accessories there.

Charity Worker

  • I’m supporting various charity works here in the UAE.
  • I’m a World vision child advocate. I sponsored one child name Princess to help finance her studies.
  • I’m a supporter of aluminum can collection campaign here in Abu Dhabi headed by Mr. Mike Manlogon.

I am really thankful to God for giving me enough strength to accomplish all my task. I wish I could find more time to blog, I can’t wait to share exciting stories and share my life journey.

See you when I see you! God bless all!

Throwback Thursday: Miracle Garden Dubai!

15 May

Dubai Miracle Garden is one of the newest attraction in Dubai. It is located in Dubailand near Arabian Ranches. We have a visited this gorgeous garden during my mother and brother in-law visit in the UAE last December 2013.  This place opens during winter season only. They currently developing the Phase II of the project which hopefully finish next winter season.

Dubai Miracle Garden is the world’s biggest natural flower garden which consists of different types of flowers, special vertical and horizontal landscaping designs in each area. The whole garden contains more than 45 million flowers.  It has the record in Guinness Book of Records for having the longest wall of flowers which will give a new landmark for Miracle Garden and for the City of Dubai.

Let’s take a look at some of the beautiful spot in the Garden and let the picture do the talking.




The flower cars!




The flower house!




Flower Clock



Dubai Miracle Garden

Al Barsha South 3, Barsha / Dubailand Area

Tel: 04-4228902

Fax: 04-4324941

Website: www.dubaimiraclegarden.com/

Email: info@dubaimiraclegarden.com




Throw Back Thursday: Thunder Bird Resorts – Rizal Getaway!

8 May

Hi! It’s been a while since the last time I posted here in my blog…so busy and things are getting complicated for the last few months. Anyway, here I am trying to share some of my activities, experiences etc. etc. Actually, I have lots of things to blog about but the time didn’t permit me to do so. Now I’m thinking to have a series of Throwback Thursday blog entries, It will be posted every Thursday (obviously.. hehehe). I hope I can be consistent to do it weekly or else I should call this Super Throwback Thursday.

For the start I want to share to you our Staycation to majestic Thuder Bird Resort – Rizal. We went there during my last year’s vacation, October 12, 2013. I have booked directly in their website for 3,979 per night which includes breakfast for 2. We reserved 5 rooms for 16 pax, The rate is reasonable compared to a day tour (8 to 5PM only) which cost 1,500 per person, included in the rate are uses of the amenities and 1 light snack and lunch.

The Resort is located in the first-class municipality of Binagonan Rizal. Can be reach about an hour from our location in Pasig City.They provided free shuttle service for casino players and hotel guests from different pick up points in Metro Manila and Rizal. Check out their websites for the timings.

Thunderbird Resorts Rizal is one of the best resort to visit for a number of reasons. Aside from the breathtaking view of longest mountain range of Sierra Madre, they also offer superb amenities and activities to enjoy.

Mountain view

View from our room

Hotel facade

Hotel Facade


The assigned room was huge and has 2 queen size beds, more than enough to accommodate 4 persons.  Imagine we’re only 2 in the room me and my daughter. We just actually shared  in 1 bed, another 1 empty… How I wish my hubby was with us too. They have provided toiletries and coffee making facility and complimentary bottled water.

Comfy Bed

Comfy Bed



Happy Kiddos



Coffe making facilities

Coffee making facility

Infinity Pool, Jacuzzi, Pool Bar

The resort has infinity pool, kiddie pool and jacuzzi which we truly enjoyed.


Infinity pool

Infinity pool

Kiddie Pool

Kiddie Pool

Pool Bar


Pool bar 

We also ordered some beer for only 10 pesos and  yummy lechon kawali from the pool bar

Play Area

They have also play area for the kiddos .

Play Area

Play Area

Koi pond

Koi Pond

The Koi Restaurant

The package comes with free breakfast only. Since we want to maximize our stay, we opted to have our dinner in their restaurant too. Honestly the food was just so-so to me, nothing spectacular in the menu. They even serve the half cooked barbecue to their guests.




With the gang enjoying the food

Fiesta Casino

The packages comes with complimentary Casino voucher which we  didn’t use since we need to shell out 300 pesos more to play. Nevertheless, we were so lucky to watch the concert of Erik Santos in the Casino for Free.

Casino voucher


Aside from the mentioned above there grand ballroom where events can be held. Just right next to the property is an 18-hole golf course, too.

Golf course

Golf course next to the hotel


Thunder bird hotel offers promotions all year round. During our stay we availed the following:

Free Concert of Erik Santos at the Casino

October Fest – They offer a bottle of  beer for Php 10.

Eat all you can for 299 at Koi Restaurant

Sunday Funday – Lots of activities for the whole family such cake workshop and body painting for kids


Ongoing promotions

Cake Workshop

Sunday Funday 

Thunder Bird Resort-Rizal

website: www.thunderbird-asia.com

e-mail: rizalreservations@thunderbird-asia.com