I love children’s party ;)

Why do I love thee?

1. Goof and play around like a child.
2. Photobooth.
3. Loot Bags.
4. Colorful themes.
5. Balloons.
6. Happy children (and tummy, LOL)
7. and of course, celebrating and thanking God for another year.

Makes me think on what to do for my Sam’s upcoming 7th birthday this coming March. Hmmmm.

Happy first Birthday, Anika! I wish you more birthdays to come. May you grow up to be a good child and god fearing individual. Always obey your parents!

Thank you Marianne and Alan for the invite. We had fun!!!

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Day Trip to Pandin Lake

If you want a a place so calm and peaceful, relax with friends and family, this is the place to be. Pandin Lake has this relaxing ambiance makes it so perfect if you want to forget about stress and just enjoy even just for a full day.

The smallest and most pristine lake among seven other lakes located in Laguna, Philippines. It has a twin lake called Lake Yambo which we got to see from the top of the mountain. It’s only a short side trek from Lake Pandin, only about 5-10 minute walk.

With a 20.5-hectare surface area, 180 feet deep, breathtaking view, abundant tree and fish life makes Lake Pandin a tourist destination. According to ‘Manang Evelyn’ (the one who’s paddling on the picture below), rafting attraction is presently operating its 6th year. It is run by locals and they live nearby the lake. They have 7 rafts at present which can fit maximum of 20 people. They will paddle around the lake, prepare food for you and you can swim or go fishing after.

They had a fishing crisis that led the wives at San Brgy. Sto. Anghel in San Pablo City come up with a new source of livelihood (with the help of environmentalist). They were already featured number of times in TV like  Rated K to name a few. Also the same program I saw I think 3-4 years ago. From then on I said I have to visit the place. After many years, I had the chance yesterday.

It will take a 15 minute walk going to the lake.

You have to reserve before going there. Txt or call Aling siony at 09299789565.

P180-raft

P180-food

How to reach the lake:

1. Ride a bus in Buendia going to Batangas. Go down to San Pablo city.

2. Ride a jeep and ask the driver to bring you to 7-11.

3. Ride a jeep going to ILOG and Aling Siony will be there to meet you.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

These pictures are part of my previous post featuring Zambales.  I remember we came there in a group of 7, but we loved to be alone exploring the beach including the little girl on the first picture. Probably wanting to reflect and just take advantage of the wonderful place we were in.

If you want to read more about this post, you can hit the link below:

https://miljoanne.wordpress.com/2012/08/07/its-more-fun-in-the-philippines-zambales/

And for this week’s challenge:

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/weekly-photo-challenge-solitary/

SUNDAY POST : Autumn

According to Jake, autumn or fall is one of the four temperate seasons. Autumn marks the transition from summer into winter, in September (Northern Hemisphere) or March (Southern Hemisphere) when the arrival of night becomes noticeably earlier. Association with the transition from warm to cold weather, and its related status as the season of the primary harvest, has dominated its themes and popular images. In Western cultures, personifications of autumn are usually pretty, well-fed females adorned with fruits, vegetables and grains that ripen at this time.

I can’t get a good subject at this time ‘coz it’s raining pretty hard in Luzon. I’ll just show you our pictures, again, in Misamis Oriental, Mindanao. This was taken by my brother in January 2011 (not even falling from September or March category). The place is lovely thought you might want to see. Our first day spent strolling around the area. 🙂

My pretty niece!

My nephew Luis!

Have a great week ahead!

More at:

http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/2012/09/15/sunday-post-autumn/

Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life II

I think I have to do a second entry. Why? Coz today is so special for us. We just got our daughter’s report card for the 1st semester. She works hard and studies hard everyday to get good grades. It paid off.

Our aim really is for her to pass. I don’t give her that much pressure to get high grades. We just want her to enjoy and at the same time knows her responsibility as a student. That’s why we are the proudest parents ever.

I asked her what she likes as a reward, she said excitedly ‘Jollibee’. It’s a famous Filipino fast food chain which is a favorite of every child. It’s raining once again (sigh) so we just phoned and ordered her all time favorite, spaghetti, burger and chicken.

Good job, Sam!

She’s shy pa! 🙂

 

 

 

Can you see their wall of art? Haha

Have a blessed weekend…

More at:

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/09/14/weekly-photo-challenge-everyday-life/

Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life

(Featuring Pan de Amerikana, Marikina City, Philippines)

This week’s photo challenge is guest hosted by Jon Sanwell of Without an H.

If you check out my previous post, you would know what I do almost everyday during weekdays. So, let me show you what we usually do during off days, weekend. We usually dine out, go to the mall for a movie or shopping, etc.

I’m going to show you around the restaurant where we had our merienda just yesterday. The place is so unique, you’ll find antique stuffs. The chic restau feels like home, I dunno, I just felt so much comfort in the place. Maybe because of their garden setting. They have waterfalls, travesa benches, treehouse, batibot chairs, wishing well and European ruins. They also have a giant chess board (3 and a half feet high plastic imported from New York Cit)  that you can really play with.  Having said that, they are considered as the one of the five chess themed restaurants in the WORLD.

They have 4 branches in the Philippines, we went to their main branch in Marikina. We were excited to order their best seller, pan de sal. 1950’s PAN DE SAL mega sized wheat costs 6.00. They also have a giant Pandesal Pan Amerikano for P55, We had hot choco and red iced tea.  How I wish we went there for  a lunch, maybe next time.

I love their main entrance for they have a windmill. Too cute.

We went straight to the jumbo sized Chess board.

We wandered around the place like a lost child before ordering our merienda. LOL

It’s time to order… What a cool antique radio…

Where we settled, in front of the swing and at the back of famous Filipino artists’ old photos…

Can you see the Philippines’ King of Comedy, Dolphy? He passed away July 10th, ’12 at the age of 83.

That’s how you eat pandesal with pancit.. yum!

Sam looks too comfortable… Hahahaa

Time to go!

Ordered another pandesal for take out… After our merienda, we went straight to SM Marikina coz they have a big sale going on 14 15 and 16.

That’s it guys… I’m excited to see yours.

More entries at:

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/09/14/weekly-photo-challenge-everyday-life/

What I wore:

Dress: BAYO | Bag: Mango | Shoes: Natasha | Bangles: Cotton On | Watch: Sophie Paris | Belt: Forever 21