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My Birthday Getaway (Part 3 of 3) – Overnight and Swimming at Sun City, Laguna

With a very enjoyable day at the scenic and misty Tagaytay we are obliged to give this getaway a perfect closing. “A hot spring swim will be a soothing follow up from that Tagaytay rain” hubby said. “Wow brilliant idea” I said in silence while smiling in agreement with hubby.  We scouted several hot spring resorts in Pansol and Los Banos Laguna area where there are several choices but we can’t find an ideal one.  We’re a bit choosy because we have a tot in tow.  Some more scoutings and we chanced upon this resort – Sun City! Photo is taken during dawn before we left the resort in the early morning of Tuesday     View of Mt. Makiling from Sun City Resort just before sunset Out of the many hot springs that hubby and I have been into in the past, this is our first time in Sun City. The place looks peaceful and kid friendly - ideal for a family, couple and group getaway.  The entrance fee to the resort is affordable. Entrance for two people is free if you will pay an overnigh

This Post Belongs to The Miami Heat

I won’t give any game details it’s all over the news and the web.  This is no game analysis too I’m not a sports critic.  I’m just a HUGE fan of the team Miami Heat, its Fil-am head coach Erik Spoelstra and of course of Lebron James.  So just sending my HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to the NBA 2013 CHAMPION! Love you guys! And of course to all my fellow Miami Heat fans – we won! About this post title “This Post Belongs to The Miami Heat”, I need to give credit to where I got the idea - from Erik Spoelstra’s twitter profile that say’s “This decade belongs to Erik Spoelstra + Miami Heat” and I so agree! Cheers! By the way, one statement that I always apply to my attitude also came from one of my favorite athlete: “You can’t control what people say about you, what people think about you, you just have to be true to yourself.” ~Lebron James~ Photo credits: Google images Technorati:  K27W9TSPFHN5

Sunday Poem and Photograph: What Makes a Father

God took the strength of a mountain, The majestry of a tree, The warmth of a summer sun, The calm of a quiet sea, The generous soul of nature, The comforting arm of night, The wisdom of the ages, The power of the eagle’s flight, The joy of a morning in spring , The faith of a mustard seed, The patience of eternity, The depth of a family need, Then God combined these qualities, When there was nothing more to add, He knew His masterpiece was complete, And so, He called it… Father ~Author Unknown~   The photograph is taken a week ago just before the summer ends with my hubby and kids.  It was a surprise treat from the man of the house - another unplanned summer escapade where we had so much fun, fun, fun! Happy Father’s Day to you all GREAT FATHERS in the world!

Photo Talk: An Independence Day 2013 Special Post

Last year 2012 I made an Independence Day special post where I took you on a tour Inside the Home of General Emilio Aguinaldo .  I mentioned from that post that I am hoping to share more photos I took during my trip to the ancestral mansion of General Emilio Aguinaldo where the declaration happened in 1898. Today June 12, 2013 the Philippines is celebrating the 115th year of Independence.  I chose this as the most fitting time to share the other photos through this photo talk.  Since the previous post is more on what’s inside the home of General Aguinaldo, let me share some shots taken OUTSIDE the mansion. But first THANK YOU to Google for today’s doodle! The next two photos are my latest shots of the house taken only on March of this year while I’m doing my Vicita Iglesia in the area of Cavite Philippines.  These two photos were taken while I’m on a speeding vehicle. The next set of photos were taken together with the set of photos from my last year’s post.  They are al

My Birthday Getaway (Part 2 of 3) - Back Packing in Tagaytay

Tagaytay  - one of my most favorite place.  I love the location, climate, misty scenery and best of all the serenity.   I had countless trips to Tagaytay. On different occasions and with different set of friends but this one is the most memorable.  It’s the perfect answer to the peacefulness that I was looking for during that time that I am so burnt out. The climate was perfect when we arrived at the most common destination in Tagaytay - the Picnic Grove. Tagaytay  The City of Tagaytay is a component city in the province of Cavite, Philippines. It is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations because of outstanding scenery and cooler climate provided by its high altitude. It has a high standard of living. Tagaytay overlooks Taal Lake in Batangas and provides one of the iconic views of the Philippines, the view of Taal Volcano Island in the middle of the lake.  It is relatively close to the capital city of Manila, only 55 km (34 mi) away via Aguinaldo Highway.  Th

My Birthday Getaway (Part 1 of 3) – Escape from Reality

Did you ever come to a point when you are overly stress and that the only thing you wanted to do is to vanish?  Well not literally vanish and it requires an extra super power anyway.  So let me just say that I wanted to temporarily disappear.  And that’s what I did some few years back during my birthday. I was so burnt out and overly stressed back then juggling from a double job, wife hood and mother hood.  Well the double job was not intentional.  I was quitting from an old job and was planning to be a full time mother and wife.  However while I’m in the process of resigning from my long time job, an online/‘Work From Home” (WFH) job offer came.  I grabbed the opportunity because I was thinking then that I might get bored with the sudden resignation from regular job. But things did not work the way I expected.  My company could not find a suitable replacement for my position resulting to my resignation taking longer than usual.  Not only longer but the longest I should say. What

Sunday Poem and Photograph: The Songs Unsung

Deep in the heart of me are the songs unsung As the pearls in the deepest sea must remain unstrung All that my wild heart sings I may not feel It is a bird that wings To heaven and hell For heights and depths there be I have no tongue Deep in the heart of me are the songs – unsung Remember my post Tomorrow is Not Promised ? I was digging the box where I got that article again and found this poem printed in a bond paper.  There was a prologue that says: Bits and pieces from my very own “Young Mind Collection”, some are original some are not.  Not sure what was the feeling or mood when it was written… just bits and pieces.  Here’s a piece I found from my old scrap book which is covered with my stamp collection and is dated December 1985. I was wondering why this particular piece is printed in a bond paper.  Then I realized I printed it from my “FRIENDSTER” blog and the “Young Mind Collection” that I was referring to was a category from that blog of mine.  But what