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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!

Super Family! (Man of Steel)

1 Jul

My family used to go out once in a while either for some special occasion or just a simple bonding with family. One Friday weekend we decided to watch Man of Steel. As usual we have our compulsory outfit, everyone should wear Superman Shirt (Thanks to kuya for printing our shirt, he’s a talent indeed!) Even my cutey patootie 3 months old nephew wear his S shirt.

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Everyone is excited, we arrived half an hour early to have some photo ops before going in. We booked 15 tickets at Al Wahda Mall Cinema, our baby is free of course, he will only sleep in the cinema anyway. We occupied the entire row, plus the baby stroller.

We had a great time watching it… Everyone enjoyed it. I’m not an avid fan of Superman but the movie is awesome, not to mentioned the gorgeous Superman (yeah).

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Super Family

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Our Superman

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Our Super Baby

Looking forward for our next Family Bonding! Despicable Me seems good. Let’s see… Inshallah.

Cebu-Bohol Trip

2 Feb

I’ve been asked by some of my  friends about sa Itinerary namin sa Cebu-Bohol Trip last January.  Tinatamad na sana ako iblog coz I already posted our  pictures and shared few details of it sa Facebook. Kaya para di pauli ulit ang question and answer portion namin and since parating na ang summer  season at  marami sa atin ang gustong mag unwind, I would like to share our 3D 2N Cebu-Bohol Itinerary as well as the expenses. I hope you find it informative and useful sa mga susunod nyong out of town trip.

We planned  our trip ahead of time kaya before dumating ang araw plantsado na lahat. I booked our flight via online booking sa Cebu Pacific  and  made reservations sa dumaluan beach resort and van rentals a month before the scheduled trip. Thanks to my Co-D Libay and my blogger friend Luv sa mga suggestions sa resort na tutuluyan and mga driver/tour guide na pwede namin kontakin. Here we go…

3D 2N Cebu – Bohol Tour Itinerary

Day 1 – Cebu

6:00 am  – Left home,  go to NAIA Terminal 2 … inferness ang ganda ng airport natin don walang sinabi ang NAIA 1

8:00 am – Departure to Cebu, tuwang tuwa mga bata dahil 1st tine nila sumakay sa airplane.

9:15 am – Arrival at Cebu Airport – Mang Boboy the driver of the van pick us up and we start to explore the city.

9:45am –We went to Oceanjet Ticketing office to buy ticket for our trip to Tagbilaran the following day. Wala kaseng online booking ang Oceanjet unlike sa Supercat na pwede ka magpareserve yun nga lang mas kaunti ang flight ng Supercat.

10:30 We ate   Breakfast/Lunch (BRUNCH) at SM Cebu maagang nagutom ang mga kids.

11:00 – Start of Tour

Itinerary – Cebu Day Tour

  • Basilica de Sto.Nino
  • Cathedral Church of Cebu
  • Fort San Felipe, Gorordo Museum
  • Magellan’s Cross, Taoist Temple,
  • Mactan Shrine & Souvenir Shopping)

4:30 – End of Tour

5:00 – Check in @ Westpoint Inn Hotel – Kung budget conscious kayo I suggest this hotel but If you want the best accommodation just look for a 4 or 5 star hotel plantation bay is the best but syempre be ready sa gastos.

Day 2 – Bohol Day Tour / Swimming

6:00 – Breakfast at the hotel, prepare for our next destination.
7:00 – Van Transport to Cebu Port – Mang Boboy
8:00 – Departure to Tagbilaran via Oceajet (Ferry)
9:45 –  Arrival at Tagbilaran Port
10:30 – Start of Tour

Chocolate Hills Tour: It takes about 6 -8 hrs.

Itinerary:

  • chocolate hills – entrance fee P50 per head
  • manmade forest
  • hanging bridge -entrance fee (10/hd)
  • blood compact site
  • loboc river cruise – lunch buffet (P300 per head)
  • baclayon church & museum – entrance fee P25 per head
  • tarsiers – donation only
  • python sanctuary – entrance fee P10 per head
  • souvenier shop

5:00 – Tour Ends
5:30 – Check in @ Dumaluan Beach Resort
6:00 onwards – Swimming

Grabeng ganda ng Bohol ang sarap balik balikan sobrang linis and friendly ng mga tao, I enjoy the Loboc River very relaxing, may eat all you can pa hehehe… Ang ganda din ng Chocolate hills sarap mag nature tripping. We  also enjoyed taking pictures with the Tarsier din hehehe ang cuuteeee…. sobra!

Day 3 – Bohol

Dolphin Watching / Swimming

5:30 am – Early Breakfast

6:30 – Dolphin Watching

9:00 – Swimming

10:30 – Check out time

11:30 – Departure – Tagbilaran to Cebu

12:45 – Arrival to Cebu Port

1:00 – Lunch @ SM Cebu

4:45 – Departure to Manila

Very memorable and super saya ang naging tour namin bukod kase  sa ito ang unang out of town trip namin sa Visayas Region 1st time ding makasakay ng airplane ang mga bata. Sobrang nag enjoy ang mga bata sa dolphin watching nakakatuwa silang panoorin. Very nice din ang place sa Dumaluan Beach Resort, friendly and accomodating ang mga staff aside from that very affordable din ang mga room rates nila.

If you’re planning for an out of town trip I highly suggest Bohol… Island paradise talaga sulit na sulit ang gastos nyo. Speaking of gastos I made a rough draft of our expenses. Para mayron kayong  idea kung magkano more or less ang ihahanda nyo for ganitong trip.

Expenses : for 6 adult and 5 kids

CEBU
Hotel (Cebu) Westpoint Inn
3 Standard Room ( $16 per room) 3,000.00
Van Rental (Cebu) – 3,000.00
Trasport to Cebu Port 500.00
Food 1,500.00
Fare (Ferry) 4,000.00
Souveniers 500.00
Miscellaneous 500.00
Total 13,000.00
BOHOL
Hotel (Dumaluan Beach Resort)
1 family room and 1 Standard de luxe room 6,000.00
Van Rental 3,000.00
Loboc River (Lunch buffet) 3,000.00
Entrance Fees 800.00
Transport to Tagbilaran Port 500.00
Food 2,000.00
Miscellaneous 500.00
Souvenier 700.00
Dolphin Watching 2,500.00
Total 19,000.00
Cebu 13,000.00
Bohol 19,000.00
Total 32,000.00

We spend around 3,200 per person for the tour aside syempre sa Air fare and necessary travel tax sa airport. In our case around 2500 pesos ang airfare namin plus 400 pesos travel tax so ang total 6100 per person.

Medyo nakamura kame kase mostly half lang ang bayad or minsan nakakalibre ang kids  sa mga entrance fees, and bayad sa ferry pero syempre pag puro adult kayo buo ang bayad kaya para sure mas mataas dyan ang ihanda nyong money. For the contact number of the drivers/tourist guide you can leave a comment here.

Yan I hope nakatulong tong post na to sa mga gustong ma explore ang Cebu at Bohol 🙂 Enjoy your trip!




CEBU
Hotel (Cebu) Westpoint Inn
3 Standard Room ( $16 per room) 3,000.00
Van Rental (Cebu) – 3,000.00
Trasport to Cebu Port 500.00
Food 1,500.00
Fare (Ferry) 4,000.00
Souveniers 500.00
Miscellaneous 500.00
Total 13,000.00
BOHOL
Hotel (Dumaluan Beach Resort)
1 family room and 1 Standard de luxe room 6,000.00
Van Rental 3,000.00
Loboc River (Lunch buffet) 3,000.00
Entrance Fees 800.00
Transport to Tagbilaran Port 500.00
Food 2,000.00
Miscellaneous 500.00
Souvenier 700.00
Dolphin Watching 2,500.00
Total 19,000.00
Cebu 13,000.00
Bohol 19,000.00
Total 32,000.00

Cebu Pacific Online Booking

25 Nov

Sabay ang vacation namin ni bro. sa Pinas, bilang  bonding ng family  namin we decided for Cebu-Bohol Tour and dahil nga everybody ‘s crazy over Cebu Pacific Promo, nakiuso din ang lola nyo. Inavail ko yung promo na 999 all domestic flight daw, eh pagkahirap hirap naman palang mag avail ng promo na yan, kahit anong date yata ng ibook ko, no promo seat ang nakalagay so inavail ko na lang ang regular fare , reasonable naman na rin compare sa PAL.

Smooth na sana ang vacation plan, ginagawa ko na rin ang itinerary namin, ewan ko ba naman kung bakit naisipan ko pang palitan ang oras ng balik namin.

Here’s the story:

anabanana: yin

anabanana: naiinis ako sa cebu pacific

maldita: y?

maldita: ano nangyari?

anabanana: ayun nga

anabanana: kase gusto ko iparebook yung oras ng pabalik namin sa cebu, eh di tinry ko sa online

anabanana: balak ko susubukan ko lang kase alam ko nga may charge hindi lang ako sigurado kung pag oras   lang binago eh walang charge, di yun na nga pinili ko na yung gusto kong oras.

anabanana: ang expect ko hihingi pa ng credit card number kung may additional na babayaran kase ganun sa singapore airlines eh … kahit saan yatang airlines ganun.

anabanana: tapos pag pindot ko ng proceed sabi agad confirmed so ineexpect ko walng charge kase nagproceed sya without getting my card details

anabanana: tapos niprint ko na yung confirmation tapos bigla ko nakita sa baba may charge na 5000 plus… ay naku nawindang ang lola mo, chat ko agad si ate beng sabi ko call sa cebu pacific

anabanana: sabi ko kay ate beng awayin nya, kase nicharge ako agad ang laki laki kaya non… tapos sabi naman nung kausap nya dapat walang charge kase nga walang nabago sa booking oras lang.

anabanana: pinapaconfirm ngayon sa amin kung nabawasan yung credit card  number namin

maldita: paano daw ang payment? san mo babayaran? intrimitida ka kc bwahahaha – tse!

maldita: dati ka na bang nagpa book dun using your credit cards?

anabanana: oo kaya! lagi akong online   booking

maldita: baka kc nung nag online ka automatic na nandun na yung mga details nung una mong booking

maldita: automatic na nandun na yung card no. nio

anabanana: sa singapore airlines kase pag nagparebook ka at may additional kang babyaran kailangan mo ipasok ang credit card details

maldita: ganun naman talaga sa lahat ng online booking e… bka nga kc since parang revision lang yung gagawin nio… so… yung old details nio naka remain na dun sa online

maldita: so di na nag ask ng credit card no.

maldita: check nio mga cards nio

anabanan: sabi naman nung CS kay ate beng wag ko daw pansinin yung Balance na 5K+na nakalagay sa confirmation

maldita: intrimitida ka nga kc… buti nga bwahahaha – (napakabait na kapatid)

anabanana: hindi daw yun machacharge iniisp ko baka sa sytem nila lng yun

anabanana: kase nga yung pabalik namin sa manila galing cebu baka malate kame

anabanana: eh pag nalate ka ng dating sa airport consider as no show na yun void na ang ticket, kaya to be safe pinarebook ko ng mas late na balik as in 2 hours lang ang difference

maldita: pero wag ka rin pakasiguro kc nga baka pag dating nio dun biglang singilin kau…. alam mo naman ang style ng pinoy

anabanana: parang malabo yung sisingilin kame sa airport walang pakialam ang mga airlines company don di ba?

maldita: sabihin mo dun sa babaeng nakausap nio sa cebu pacific baka puede kaung i-email tungkol sa disregarding of that balance shown in your revised timing confirmation

anabanana: tatawagan ko uli yun pagdating ko ng Pinas

anabanana: pero ang linaw nang usapan nila nung babae… wag daw intindihin

maldit: ganun ba.

maldita: tawagan mo na nga lang.

anabanana: iniisip ko kase baka sa system lang nila yun ng online booking otomatik na nagcocompute.

maldita: kase naman di ka mapakali jan sa cebu tour na yan… kalikot ka ng kalikot

maldita: di ka makuntento

anabanana: kay lng di ba? dapat walang ganun na nilalagay pa ang balance paano pala kung may sakit ako sa puso eh di inatake pa ko…

anabanana: hahaha

maldita: wala naman cgurong problem basta ba make sure na di kau nabawasan sa cards nio

maldita: bwahahaha… – pagtawanan daw ba?

Here’s the snap shot of the confirmation from Cebu Pacific…

Tinananong ko si bro. kung nacharge ba yung card nya, hindi pa daw nya natawagan ang bank pero wala naman daw syang natanggap na text from the bank, iniinform kase nila tru SMS kung nacharge yung Card.

Hay naku! naiinis ako sa sarili ko … despite of all bad stories I heard about Cebu Pacific and mga nabasa ko sa forum and blogs eto ako mavivictim din yata! Tsk!

Trick or Treat!

1 Nov

It is a yearly tradition of our family (not only kids but also the adult member of our family) to participate in a Yearly Trick or Treat Event held in various mall and villages. Thanks to may ever talented mom who created their costume and make up as well. This is the privileged of having a designer slash dressmaker slash beautician mom, you don’t have to spend much money to join the fun.

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I truly miss this events, I wish i could celebrate Halloween with them.

I’m thinking of  wearing the costume of  Lady Vampire Jane (Dakota Fanning)  of the Volturi clan… hehehe  ( New Moon Twilight Saga) Coming soon na.

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Nice one Adam’s Family… Miss you all!


Happy Eid!

20 Sep

Eid ul-Fitr or Id-ul-Fitr (Arabic: عيد الفطر ‘Īdu l-Fiṭr‎), often abbreviated to Eid, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Eid is an Arabic word meaning “festivity”, while Fiṭr means “to break fast”; and so the holiday symbolizes the breaking of the fasting period. It is celebrated after the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, on the first day of Shawwal.

Ngayong araw ginugunita ng mga kapatid natin Muslim ang unang araw ng Eid. Sa aming mga Non Muslim naman ito ang unang Araw ng Lakwatsa… Holiday Vacation, more sleeps, more rest, more gala to come.

Road Trip to Al Ain with my bro. and friends sort of Road Test na rin para sa bagong nyang sasakyan.

Location: Al Ain, UAE

Ist Destination: Al Ain Zoo

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2nd Destination : Al Ain Museum

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3rd Destination : Jebel Hafeet

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We enjoy the Trip yun nga lang dahil Ramadan hindi kame nakapasok sa Al Ain Zoo and Museum iba kse ang timing nila pag Ramadan…. Kamusta naman ang 9:00 PM – 2:00 am na bukas ng Zoo aba eh puyat na puyat na mga hayop nya eh, kaya picture taking na lang sa labas ng Zoo ang nangyari.

Sa Jebel Hafeet naman sobrang ganda ng view sa taas, tamang tama lng ang pag akyat namin kase papalubog na ang araw. Grabe…  ang gagaling ng mga friends naming paparazzi ganda ng mga shots.

Sana may sunod na gala pa… looking forward for Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque… ganda daw mag photo shoot dito eh and Emirates Palace.  Sana walang lakad si kuya Inshalla!

Ang hirap magpictorial!

9 Dec

Gagawin ko munang Photo Blog tong bahay ko, ilang araw ko na rin naman ibinabalandra ang mukha ko dito eh. Pero alam nyo mahirap din pala maging photographer akala ko ganon ganon lang pindot lang ng pindot. May mga techniques pa pala na kailangang aralin. Maraming salamat muna pala kay Pareng Jhumar sa pagpapahiram nya sa amin ng kanyang Canon Eos 450D sosyal…

Sana makabili rin ako ng ganya, ang ganda grabe…. sarap maging hobby kaya pala ang daming naadik sa photography. Lalo na pag maganda ang naging output ng ginawa mo mas lalong nakakagana. Ke mahal mahal naman kase ng camerang ire makakbili ka nga ng body yari ka naman sa price ng  mga lenses. Sana kung mayaman lang ako at naging asawa ko si Paqcuaio, bibili agad ako ng sampu nyan ngayun na ngayun na lols. Pero kidding aside pag iipunan ko talagang makabili nyan maganda rin kaseng investment kesa mag hire ka ng photographer sa mga special occassions / events eh di meron ka ng magagamit at menos sa budget pa di ba.

Ito na na ang resulta ng aming  photo shoot:

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Me as a photographer

Taken using my ever reliable Canon Digital IXUS 70 Camera (7.1 Megapixel)

Ito naman gamit ang Canon EOS 450D . Ang hirap nyang gamitin sa una kase ang daming dapat pindutin, may kung ano ano pang dapat iset.

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Me as a model

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Bed Scene

Ang hirap maging photographer

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kuha ni Jhumar                                          kuha ni Ana

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kuha ni Jumar                                            kuha ni ana

bwahahah….ang sagwa ng mga kuha ko… marami pa sanang iba pero di ko na ipopost kakahiya eh, next time na lang pag medyo marunong na ko. Ang sayang experience, 1st time ko kase humawak ng ganyang camera dati nakikita ko lang at nababasa sa mga blog at mga thread sa plurk.

Wish ko sana kay Santa isang Canon EOS 450D lang kung hindi naman kalabisan para sa kanya. Pakilagay na lang sa isasabit kong medyas sa labas ng pinto namin GNC Bldg. Room 1002. Thanks!