I am sorry for not posting on time. My body clock has not fully adjusted with the time difference.
Our weekend was spent in Fabulous Las Vegas. It was a lovely city with all the night life. Here are some photos.
Hard Rock Cafe
See you again next week. Don’t worry even if I do not comment on your posts, I have visited them
Since it’s a long weekend here in the Philppines, we decided to treat ourselves to a weekend getaway. It’s like my kid’s last hoorah for the summer.
We headed out to a private farm in Lucban, Quezon which South of Manila. It’s owned by a relative of one of our friends who invited us. What’s so interesting about the place is the falls that falls inside its acreage of property. It was a real awesome sight… the beauty of nature.
Although we needed to go down a steep path to enjoy this pure beauty, the kids seem to not mind the hike. Once they saw water, they wanted to jump and go for a splash. We had to remind them that it’s not a pool, that the rocks will be slippery and the rocks at the bottom might be sharp. So carefully, they made their way to we the falls is and enjoyed the water — no matter how cold it was.
I hope all of you out there enjoyed the weekend. If you want to share it with us, just leave your link.
Have a great week ahead!
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Truly, I am falling behind this project … but I still wouldn’t want to give up. This batch will contain 10 photos to let me catch up. Most of the photos were taken during our Baguio Trip.
92/365 It’s Good Friday — meaning were supposed to fast and no meat. So, I decided to prepare this Grilled Vegetable Salad. It’s also one way to make the kids enjoy veggies, you can find the recipe here.
93/365 Black Saturday, still no meat. This Anchovies pasta is a perfect dish, it’s not only yummy but it’s healthy as well.
94/365 Egg – Shaped Doughnuts from Krispy Kreme. An Easter treat I gave away to the kids last Easter Sunday.
95/365 In this heat, we should always remember to wear sunglasses to protect our eyes from damaging UV rays.
96/365 Candle Offering — We passed by the Our Lady of Manaoag Church and offered our prayers…
97/365 Aside from the weather, what I love about Baguio is the vegetables and of course, the fresh strawberries.
98/365 Cemetery of Negativism
99/365 – Father and daughter bonding : I just love seeing my hubs and daughter bonding together like this. Knowing that my hubby is not the showy type… this is just an awesome sight.
100/365 Anyone care for fresh strawberries?
Coming home in the Philippines after having stayed in the State most of your life, you’d definitely want to see the country. And since my balikbayan cousin-in-law only had a few days to stay here we decided to bring her on a trip south of Manila.
The itinerary was a road trip to Laguna and Quezon. We visited a lot of wonderful places but for this week’s Pixelbug Weekend, I will feature the Sitio de Amor, the place we where we stayed. Sitio de Amor is part of the Viaje del Sol — featuring the tourist destinations of the south from San Pablo, Laguna to Quezon. It is a 4.5 hectare orchard between Mt. San Cristobal and Mt. Banahaw. If you are looking for a place to rest and just enthrall yourself to the beauty of nature, this place will surely entice you.
As you arrive, you are welcomed by their complimentary welcome drink — fresh coconut. Make sure to request that it be placed inside the fridge prior to your arrival.
One of the rooms we occupied had a refreshing view of the lagoon. The water from the lagoon comes from Balanga River. Waking up to such an amazing view will truly rejuvenate you — far from the hustle bustle of the city.
The main pavilion is perfect for wedding receptions and other special occasions. As we were having breakfast, a young couple was there making sure the final arrangements for their upcoming reception are in place. Quite a romantic place, I might say especially during the night when all the lights are lit.
Aside from the room with a view of the lagoon, they also have a tree house which you can rent for PhP10,000/night. This could fit around 10 people. The other two rooms were beside each other, Duhat and Caimito which you can rent at PhP3,500 and PhP4,000 respectively.
For those who want to cool down, you can take a dip in their infinity pool. Just the thing for our summer climate.
Sitio de Amor Farm Resort
Km 88.8 Maharlika Highway
Barangay San Antonio 1
San Pablo City, Laguna
Prior reservations are required, you may call (02) 552-7340 and +63918- 9274346
Directions: Sitio de Amor is about 1 and a half hours from Manila. Take Maharlika Highway from South Superhiway heading towards Lucena. Take Maharlika Highway from South Superhiway heading towards Lucena — on your left side, and 3 kilometers before Villa Escudero. Turn left, it is about 600 meters in.
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Sabi ng matatanda, “Ang taong tamad ay walang mararating.” Korek! Agree naman ako dito. Kaya nga bilang magulang tinuturuan ko ang aking mga anak na magsipag upang makamtan nila ang kanilang mga pangarap. Subali’t dahil bata ay normal lang naman na paminsan-minsan ay tamaan ng katamaran. Katulad noong pumunta kami sa Palawan… Heto ang aking bunso, tinamad maglakad nang makita kung gaano kahaba ang lalakarin sa NAIA Terminal 3. Kaya nakiusap kay ate kung pwede siyang sumakay sa pushcart. Mabait naman si Ate at pinagbigyan si bunso.
At dahil napagod sa buong araw na pagsiswimming at boat ride, heto na lang ang ginawa ng aking panganay at ng aking kapatid nang makita ang kama sa hotel. Nararamdaman ko ang katamaran sa kanila dahil ako din gusto ko nang mahiga, pero dahil nanay ako, hindi pwedeng humilata na lamang sa mga biyaheng tulad nito. Syempre pa, ako ang manngagalaga sa mga maruruming damit at lahat ng bagahe… Ang basa ay patutuyuin muna bago i-impake. Dahil malalaki na sila, pagkatapos ng pictorial na iyan ay pinatayo ko sila upang ayusin ang kanilang mga basang damit. Hehehe … sadista ba? Hindi naman… tinuturuan ko lang ng responsibilidad upang di maging tamad paglaki.
(According to our elders, “A lazy person will never reach his dreams.” Correct! and I agree with that. That’s why as a parent, I teach my children not to be lazy and be full of life in order to reach their dreams. But then, they’re kids and it’s normal to have episodes of laziness from time to time…. just like the first photo. My youngest was overwhelmed at how big the airport at NAIA Terminal 3 and seeing how long we’re going to walk, he requested his sister if he can ride the push chart and my daughter willingly obliged.
The second photo shows my sister and my daughter lazily lying on the bed. This was after a day at the beach and boat ride. Due to exhaustion, this was the first thing they did when they entered the hotel room …. the bed was heaven. I honestly would want to jump in with them but as a Mom, I can’t do that just yet especially during travels like this. I take care of everything… luggage, gears, esp the wet clothes — I make sure that they are dry before I even pack them. Since these two girls are big enough, after that shoot, I asked them to stand up and help out. Am I cruel??? Hehehe. No, I’m just teaching them a little bit of responsibility so they won’t turn out to be lazy when they grow up.)