A Breezy Trip To Tagaytay Highlands

Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Here's the second part of Matthew's annual educational field trip. 

After our quick trip to Nuvali, we went to Tagaytay Highlands where we had a snack at the Summer Garden at Highlands China Place.



We had some photos taken inside.


And this great view outside.
Tagaytay Highlands, Summer Garden, Highlands China Place

I was just wondering why it's called summer garden when it's really cold and was even raining that day.

Anyway, just a few distance away, there's an Animal Farm that is a petting zoo and home to miniature animals from different parts of the world. 

Here's Matthew with Llamas.

Animal Farm, Tagaytay Highlands, Summer Garden, animals, educational field trip

With the Parrot.

Animal Farm, Tagaytay Highlands, Summer Garden, animals, educational field trip

Who by the way greeted us "Hello".

Animal Farm, Tagaytay Highlands, Summer Garden, animals, educational field trip

And another parrot with Daddy and Matthew. Matthew was afraid kaya si Daddy A na lang nagcarry ng bird.

Animal Farm, Tagaytay Highlands, Summer Garden, animals, educational field trip

There are rabbits too.

Animal Farm, Tagaytay Highlands, Summer Garden, animals, educational field trip

Animal Farm, Tagaytay Highlands, Summer Garden, animals, educational field trip

There are aquariums inside too.

Animal Farm, Tagaytay Highlands, Summer Garden, animals, educational field trip

Monkeys!

Animal Farm, Tagaytay Highlands, Summer Garden, animals, educational field trip

Chino, the orangutan, who has a bad habit of spitting. So beware!

Animal Farm, Tagaytay Highlands, Summer Garden, animals, educational field trip

Tigers are also present at the Animal Farm.

Animal Farm, Tagaytay Highlands, Summer Garden, animals, educational field trip

Matthew wants to Guinea Pigs.

Animal Farm, Tagaytay Highlands, Summer Garden, animals, educational field trip

Those smiles are really precious.


That's our breezy trip to Tagaytay Highlands. Check out Daddy A's Matthew's Educational Trip 2017 (Part 2): Tagaytay Highlands for better photos, hehe.

Will be posting the last part of Matthew's field trip soon.
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Welcoming 2018!

Thursday, January 11, 2018


Finally! Eleven days after New Year, here I am writing about how we welcome 2018.

Mga bes, I know January will be a busy month for me. What I didn't anticipate e magkakasabay sabay lahat ng activities like year end report, meetings, seminars and even Matthew's 3rd quarterly examination. Ending ngarag talaga ako.

Tambak na pending posts ko. Remember my Singapore trip last September pa? Hay... I didn't know where to start. 

Actually, just this night I reviewed Matthew. Times like this I am thinking of having a tutor for him. Yun lang talaga being a hands on mom, for sure hindi ako mapapakali not knowing how and what they have reviewed or studied. 

Well anyway, enough of this drama, and share ko na muna how we welcome 2018!

The day before New Year's eve, I received my essential oil blends I ordered from Healthy Oils PH.


Daddy has cough for weeks na that time kaya napabili ako nyan when I saw it on Facebook. I will tell more about it in a separate post.

Then, as usual, lagi kaming naghahabol with our home beautification. Daddy repainted our room.


Since December 30 is a holiday, I have time to clean and reorganized our home.




Sa totoo lang mga muthers, noong araw lang na yun ulit ako nakapag-general cleaning. We have no househelp e and now we are going through tough times again looking for a househelp. Kaka-stress but lucky I have this little boy, my stress reliever.


Next day, we went to Church since we can not go to na that New Year's eve.


We are thankful for 2017. It was a very blessed year for us. Will make a recap soon (I know, it will be late again...)


This is our simple salubong and celebration for 2018.


My cheesy carbonara.


My chicken macaroni salad.


Daddy's barbecue and hotdogs.


Ham.


Daddy's bibingka.


Leche flan.


My fruit salad.

And of course fruits and chocolates.


For years, this is how we welcome New Year.


Simple lang.



But I always believe, simple celebration with the family is always the best.


Medyo belated na, but still Happy New Year from our family to yours!


Have a more prosperous, bountiful, joyful and blessed 2018!
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Our Christmas 2017

Wednesday, January 3, 2018


Hello everyone! How's your New Year? 

My hang over pa ba ng holidays? Naku ako din, kung pwede lang magbakasyon pa ng isang linggo ginawa ko na.

Kaya lang...

Ang work nag-aantay na. Nakaka-overwhelm ang work load ko o masyado ko lang dinidibdib? Actually, ang dami kasing deadline to beat this January kaya siguro pressured ako at hindi ko naramdaman ang holiday break.

Anyway, hayaan na muna natin ang work na yan. Kwento ko lang how we spent the Christmas break. 

Before Christmas we already sent Matthew to Nueva Ecija. Doon na kasi kami nagcecelebrate ng Christmas since Nanay died. All our relatives are there naman kasi.

A day before Christmas, we went to SM Cabanatuan together with my niece. Promise ko kasi sa kanya yan nun birthday nya.


Matthew wanted to eat first. Since it's almost lunch we went to his most favorite fastfood.


The two ordered Happy Meal, one-piece chicken with rice and drinks. But Matthew preferred Crispy Chicken Fillet that's why I ordered one.


After that we saw this giant Christmas tree.




Aw! I really need to lose weight. Stressed much talaga kasi e. I don't eat much rice na nga e, kulang lang sa exercise. My daily schedule is always full because I am a working mom with no house help.

Hay move on na muna sa pagpapayat. I will work on it this year talaga kung hindi pa din kami magka-baby. Ay move na talaga muna, haha.

Heto na. Our real agenda why we went to the mall was to look for a TV, which is our surprised gift to our in-laws.


We found this 43-inch LED TV, which is on sale at 17,990.00 pesos. There so many TV on sale at SM Appliance Center, pati itong dalawa on sale din. Haha!


When we reached Daddy A's home, I told him I will put the receipt inside an angpao. Since Christmas eve na and it's hard to hide that big gift, We told Matthew to gave the angpao to them. My inlaws was clueless and super surprise to see their new TV. I am sure Daddy A was so happy seeing his parents so happy.

That Christmas eve, we just went to hear the mass. We decided to not have Noche Buena since all of us were tired and sleepy.

On Christmas day, this boy got his wish from Santa.


He wrote that letter and put it under the sock. Huwag daw sa loob at baka hindi makita ni Santa. He wished for a guitar and kumpletong Pasko. I think he got both.

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After lunch naman, we went to see Matthew's Ninong Pulis. But before that, we took some photos of us.



After mamasko ni Matthew, we went to the perya to buy sisiw but we didn't find any. So ayan, he just play in one of the booth there.


He kept to saying happy after this. Christmas indeed is for children. Ang daming bata sa perya and sa night market buying toys with their aginaldo, hehe. We also let Matthew buy toys with some of his money. Good thing he's learning how to spend money wisely. Super compute pa sya, hehe.

We also went to the municipal hall of Science City of Muñoz where there's traditional Christmas light display.



There are many people taking selfies and photos just like us.



This is how we spent our Christmas break. Just a simple celebration with our family.


I hope we also made Matthew's second wish came true. That is to have a kumpletong Pasko.



Yey! I can't believe I just finished a post. Tulog na muna ako mga beshie. See you again real soon.

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