| Tuesday, June 27, 2006
| WOW davao! =)
|finally, natuloy na din kami...the 2nd leg of our 2nd anniversary celebration.
june 23, friday - woke up at 5am and got ready for Davao. rode a cab at 6am and we were at the Domestic Airport before 7am. did the routinary procedure and was advised at around 8am that our 850am flight will be delayed for 30mins. btw, we were flying Cebu Pacific, the supposedly "new Filipino time"! =(
we reached Davao by 11am, and fetched by the shuttle of Pearl Farm to Marina Wharf. since we haven't eaten our lunch yet, and there was no available resto yet at the port, we asked the shuttle to bring us to the nearest resto for a quick lunch, because we had to be back for the 130pm boat transfer.
when we were waiting for a cab, puro non-aircon kia pride ang dumadating, buti na lang dun lang pala ang parking nung shuttle na sinakyan namin, kaya hinatid ulit kami sa port, hehe, swerte. pagdating sa port, kinausap ko yung dumating na aircon taxi, sinakyan ng mga kasabay namin. kinontrata ko kung pwede nya kaming sunduin tomorrow at ihatid sa Eden Nature Park. buti pumayag sa halagang P800! swerte ulit, kasi regular rate daw dun ay P1,000 - P1,500.
the boat ride to Pearl Farm was 45 minutes, at may kasama pang bottled water. pagdating sa Pearl Farm, iced tea ang welcome drinks. then sa registration, we were given the best location cottage in the resort, Samal House # 1&2. nearest sa infinity pool, sa beach at sa resto. kaya lang, under renovation ang resto nila, so sa kabilang island (Malipano Island) muna ang temporary resto. 3-min boat transfer is available naman anytime.
Pearl Farm is really nice, so far, the BEST Philippine resort for me.
pero as for my Mom, she still likes Panglao Island Nature Resort in Bohol better. and our cottage is really cute, i love the idea of being on stilts, pagsilip mo, beach agad at ang daming isda. iba't-ibang klase at sari-saring kulay, parang may big aquarium sa baba ng bahay namin. ang sarap ng feeling, pati si lil' boy ay sobrang nag-enjoy!
we just rested for an hour, then started the 'kodakan'! kailangang sulitin ang bayad noh, sayang ang view! after the picture taking of the beautiful spots, we were swimming alone in the pool and in the beach. we felt like having the whole resort all by ourselves, hehe. pati si lil' boy, pinag-swim ko sandali kahit galing sa lagnat the day before. kawawa naman kasi eh, super type nya talaga sa tubig, ayaw nga paawat eh, nagwawala.
at dinner time, we just had our food delivered sa room, para hindi na kami mag-boat, medyo madilim na din kasi. the food was great also, sarap ng crispy pata at adobong kangkong w/ bagnet, yummy talaga!
after watching the teleseryes sa Kapamilya while my dad and hubby were drinking beers, we called it a night, sarap matulog eh, ang lamig! =)
june 24, saturday - it was easy to wake up early in the morning upon hearing the splash of water and seeing the sunrise and the beach from your bed. it was really "wow, life!" =)
we had our buffet breakfast as early as 7am. sobrang dami ng food at ang sarap, can't get enough of it all. lalo na ang pakwan juice nila, super yummy, naka-limang refill yata ako, hehe.
after a filling breakfast, back to the resort at sakay kami ng shuttle (multicab) para ikutin ang buong resort. grabe, katakot kasi bundok at rough roads pala lahat ng daanan paakyat, sobrang tagtag. halos nawala nga yung inalmusal ko eh, hehe. buti na lang pala di namin kinuha yung Hilltop Rooms, kasi sa taas pa iyon eh. kaya pala cheaper yung rates dun, medyo matatagtag ka muna, hehe.
after that, i breastfed lil' boy to sleep. then sinundan ko si hubby dun sa kabilang pool at beach, sa may Mandaya House. habang ang parents ko ang bantay kay lil' boy. sarap dun kasi may jacuzzi, relaxing talaga kaya kami ni hubby had a really great time there.
12nn was check-out time. we just bought some souvenir shirts, then boat ride na at 1pm. the cab was already waiting for us sa port by 2pm. we first had luch at Colasa's w/ manong driver, then headed to Eden already. medyo malayo nga pala ito, an hour drive from the city. tsaka may konting rough roads din at sobrang probinsya na talaga, medyo scary kasi wala masyadong bahay at tao. sad part pa, it was raining on our way there. =(
we arrived at Eden Nature Park at 4pm.
checked-in then stayed lang sa rooms. we couldn't do anything kasi nga it was raining. at dinner time, sinundo na kami ng shuttle papuntang canteen for our buffet dinner. masarap naman ang food, at medyo nakampante na ang mama ko kasi nakita nya na ang dami palang tao. kasi hiwa-hiwalay yung mga rooms eh, my mom thought na kami lang ang tao dun sa forest na iyon, hehe. sobrang duwag kasi ng mama ko eh, tapos puro puno pa nasa paligid namin, at wala ka ngang makitang ibang tao kasi nga umuulan. sa canteen lang kami nagkikita-kita.
after dinner, back to our rooms and inuman ulit sila ng mga take-out naming beers. then slept na kasi wala na kaming magawa eh. sarap din matulog kahit walang aircon kasi umuulan at nasa bundok pa kami, kaya talagang malamig!
june 25, sunday - had buffet breakfast sa canteen at 7am, then nagpahatid kami sa chapel sa labas ng park to hear the 8am mass. after that, nag-fishing na kami. =) ang daming tilapia, at ang lalaki pa. considered sold pag nahuli mo at P120/kilo. nakahuli si hubby ng 4 at 4 din sa dad ko, kaya 2 kilos yung binayaran namin. plus paluto na P60/kilo. medyo maputik lang yung place dahil sa ulan. and after their fishing, umulan ulit, kaya we just stayed sa kubo while waiting for our inihaw at pinaputok na tilapia. we had an early lunch at 10am, sarap kasi fresh talaga yung mga isda. malamang kasi nga kakahuli lang nila eh. at iyon lang ang kinain namin, fish and rice, pambawi sa puro karneng buffet namin, hehe.
nagpa-ikot na lang ulit kami sa shuttle para makita yung pool at iba pang places dun, kasi nga it was raining kaya di na din kami nakababa. sayang talaga!
checked-out at 12nn, at naghihintay na ulit dun si manong driver. kinontrata na namin sya the whole day, para less hassle. hatid nya muna kami sa hotel namin sa city, sa Tower Inn. at 2pm, nagpasundo ulit kami papuntang Malagos Garden naman. buti pa sa city, sobrang maaraw. malas yata talaga kami kasi pag-akyat namin ng Malagos (45-min ride), umuulan ulit, puro ulan yata sa bundok eh. kaya di na din kami nag-tour kasi sabi ng receptionist eh baka di din namin ma-enjoy kasi nga maputik and for sure eh nakatago daw ang mga birds and butterflies. open air pa sya kaya di advisable kasi kasama namin si lil' boy, baka lagnatin ulit. so nasayang lang ang punta namin dun, but then, it's part of the adventure. ganun talaga, nagba-bakasyon kasi kami ng tag-ulan eh, hehe.
so back sa maaraw na city ulit, kainis! dinala na lang kami ni manong driver sa Gap Farm, pampalipas oras lang kasi wala na kaming ibang mapuntahan eh. ayaw kasi ni mama sa Crocodile Farm eh, mabaho daw dun. so nag-educational trip at merienda na lang kami sa Gap Farm, hehe.
at 5pm, nagpahatid na kami sa Jack's Ridge. i so love this place, parang Antipolo but better. may mga rooms din dito kaya pwede ding mag-overnight, at may pool pa at playground. at ang mga kalapati, ang baba ng lipad, hehe. makakasabay mo lang silang naglalakad dun. tuwang-tuwa si lil' boy.
at ang view of Davao, sobrang ganda. at ang galing pa ng telescope nila dun kasi super linaw, as in kita mo pa iyong mukha ng mga tao sa baba ng city, pramis!
food was ok, ang dami ding tao kaya masaya din. nakasabay din namin iyong ibang mga kasabay namin sa plane eh. at ang ang aking lil' boy ay nakahanap ng friend dun, si Nica. kaya play-play lang sila dun, habanag nag-iinuman ang boys at kumakain naman kami ni mama non-stop, hehe.
we went home at 8pm, it was our last night sa Davao, sobrang bilis talaga ng araw.
june 26, monday - woke up at 9am and checked-out at 10am. iniwan muna namin ang baggages namin sa hotel kasi 2pm pa ang airport trasfer. ang parents ko, nag-ikot sa downtown at namili ng pasalubong. while kami ni hubby at lil' boy ay nagpunta sa tita ni hubby na taga-Davao. we had lunch there and hinatid nila kami sa hotel at 130pm.
by 230pm, nasa Davao Airport na kami. ang ganda ng airport nila, maganda pa sa Domestic Airport ng Manila. had merienda, then waited for our 455pm flight sa lounge.
kami-kami pa din ang magkakasabay, familiar faces. at si Nica na friend ni lil' boy, kasabay din namin, kaya habulan sila dun sa lounge.
i almost forgot that we were flying Cebu Pacific, akala ko PAL na kami, kasi Plane Always Late na din sila. we were delayed by 45 minutes AGAIN!
we arrived Manila at 730pm. then nag-dalawang cab na kami kasi di na kami kasya sa isang cab eh. bukod sa naglakihan kami sa dami ng kinain namin, hehe, ay kahon-kahong suha ang inuwe ng nanay ko.
sobrang sarap talaga mag-bakasyon. magastos lang talaga pero all worth it. nakakapagod din kasi si lil' boy, walang ginawa kundi mag-breastfeed at matulog, which means na lagi syang buhat ko. at kung gising naman, hahabulin mo na din kasi lakad ng lakad. pero everytime he smiles, i know he's enjoying also and that's enough for me para mag-plano ulit ng susunod na bakasyon, hehe.
at ang aking asawa, sobrang nag-enjoy din. but while we were unpacking our things sa room, biglang hirit ng "susunod, boracay na, mas masaya yun!".
oo nga naman, sana mas maging masaya pa ang aming bora trip on sept kasi 6 days kami dun noh, tsaka kaming tatlo lang talaga ni lil' boy, so as in family bonding.
hay, can't wait again for my birthday on september, i just love travelling! need to change my countdown ticker, hehe.
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|posted by apple @ 1:24 PM
| Thursday, June 22, 2006
| muntikan nang di matuloy...
|wednesday night, while hubby and i were doing our groceries at Robinsons, my dad texted me to buy medicine for lil' boy, kasi daw may sinat. huh? bakit nagkasakit yun? =( so we hurriedly went home, at si lil' boy, matamlay nga. temperature was 37.5. baka daw me pilay, kasi sa gabi lang mainit eh.
around 5am, sobrang iyak nya. pag-timpla ko sa kanya, mainit ulit. on & off ang fever eh. so i gave Calpol again, pero sinuka nya lang. cry to death pa din sya, sinabihan ko lang ng "watch Barney" kaya tumahan. ok ka talaga Barney, hehe! so he watched for an hour, then breastfed hanggang sa makatulog.
at 8am, i know i had to excuse myself sa office, kasi may fever pa din si lil' boy. wrong timing pa naman kasi may presentation kami ng mga projects sa big bosses. but what can i do, syempre family first! buti na lang naintindihan ng boss ko. =)
at 10am, dinala na namin si lil' boy kay Mang Ronnie, iyong magaling na hilot sa may Sandejas, Makati. at may pilay nga daw, dalawa sa likod, sa kakaliyad daw siguro. mahilig kasing mag-ala "Pilita Corales" ang anak ko kapag nagwawala eh. naawa ako sa kanya kasi sobrang iyak habang hinihilot.
thank God, ok na sya after the hilot. and thank God dahil tuloy ang Davao namin bukas, hahaha...so excited! sana lang talaga wag umulan!!! =)
|posted by apple @ 4:25 PM
| Monday, June 19, 2006
| fun-filled weekend
|friday, it was my Mom's birthday. they didn't want to go out so naghanda na lang sa house and we ate sooo much, lalo na si lil' boy, kare-kare and spaghetti! =)
saturday, hubby was on his company outing so i was left w/ lil' boy. in the morning, we played basketball and he's really good with his dunk, a basketball player in the making. sayang lang kasi hindi ko nakuhanan yung dunk nya w/o the walker.
then nag-swing na sya for the longest time, he enjoys it still so much. and look how he's grown, abot na nya ang ropes ngayon, hehe. the 1st pic was taken when he was 9mos. and now, he's 14 mos. =)
after that, i've decided to have a mother-son bonding. =) so at 3pm, i carried him w/ his bag and crossed the overpass to Robinson's Metro East. waaah, ang bigat! kaya pagdating sa mall eh pinaglakad ko na lang sya. ang problema, lumalakad agad papuntang JABY! haha, he just loves Jollibee so much, he even knows the dance whenever he sees the commercial "bida ang saya!". but we first went to Toddlers & Keepers and he played there for an hour. gulat pa nga ako because i saw this familiar kid, then when i heard her name, cheska, i knew she was the daughter of che. so our kids played the whole time, hehe.
after that, time to recharge. and as promised to lil boy, we ate at JABY!=)
then walked to Sta. Lucia to hear anticipated mass w/ Lolo & Lola. we were supposed to celebrate advanced Father's Day, but they opted to go home for dinner, masarap daw kasi ulam sa bahay. tira sa kahapon, haha!
sunday, nagyaya ang brother ko ng Father's Day celebration. so we (dad, mom, kuya, tita, hubby, me & lil' boy) ate lunch at Max's, Rob. after that, we went ahead coz we needed to go to SM Fairview, hay layo! we needed to do an occular of the Ginger Bread House in the StoryLand of SM (cute venue, btw) to know the party decorations that we need to do on July 16.
but first, Toy Kingdom! =) nung friday, i saw this Cars stuff toy na nagsasalita whenever nababangga. and i thought na sakto for lil' boy kasi mahilig syang magtapon ng toys nya. atleast eto, kahit itapon nya eh hindi masisira at tuwing itatapon nya eh maaliw sya, kasi nga nagsasalita. but i didn't buy it yet, kasi may kamahalan. so i consulted hubby first kasi nga we're on a tipid-mode right now, hehe. so when he saw it, hubby liked it kaya lang wala yung bida, si Lightning McQueen, di nya type yung mga available. as if sya ang maglalaro, hehe. so we didn't buy.
after the occular, we played some arcades and lil' boy had some rides.
then we went to SM again to buy gift for Miguel (hubby's nephew). at syempre pa, napadpad ulit kami sa toy section ng SM. kung saan nakita namin yung big RC/manual battery-operated na car na nuon pa namin gustong-gustong bilhin for lil' boy. pero that time kasi, he was still small at hindi pa pwedeng sumakay dun. but now, sinakay ko na sya so he tried it, and he loved it! paikot-ikot sya sa toy section, with the guy controlling the car. yung ibang taong nakakakita sa kanya, bumibilib kasi they thought he was the one driving the car, haller! hehe, medyo malayo na kasi ang inabot nya eh, di na nila kita yung guy na nagko-control. =)
yung ngiti sa mukha ng anak ko, priceless! pero yung car, "priceful"! hehe, it was P7,399.95!!! whoa, such a big amount na kailangan namin munang pag-isipan. so i just took photos and videos of lil' boy enjoying the ride. baka sakaling mabola ko ang mga lola kapag nakita nila yun, hehe.
then i saw again the Cars, and there was McQueen =).
buti na lang, lil' boy loved it din at ayaw na bitawan, hehe. nilalagay lang nya sa may ears nya at pinapakinggan ang "Awww", "I'm built for speed, not slammin'", "Not again" at kung ano-ano pang sinasabi nung kotseng iyon. at buti na lang mas nagustuhan nya iyon kasi mas mura iyon eh, hehe.
at eto ang aking anak, habang naglalakad-lakad ng walang pakiaalam, hawak ang kanyang Cars.
then we went to hubby's place to celebrate Miguel's 6th birthday. it was just a simple family dinner.
but lil' boy enjoyed especially the blowing of the cake. since marunong na din syang mag-blow (everytime he eats hot food, he blows =).
he walked and played with his cousins like he really is a kid already. he even played the piano with Achie.
we're home at 10pm, super pagod kaya super bagsak na kami sa bed. but it was really a fun-filled weekend! =)
next weekend, DAVAO naaa!!!
|posted by apple @ 1:22 PM
| Friday, June 16, 2006
| Happy 2nd Anniversary!
|it was our 2nd anniversary, and this was our 1st celebration…
June 10, 12nn – checked-in sa hotel
12nn – 1pm – had lunch delivered sa hotel
1pm – 4pm – watched tv, played w/ lil’ boy, slept
* taken while we were playing under the sheets
4pm – 9pm – went to Glorietta & SM Makati via cab (super rest talaga kami kaya pati sa pag-drive eh nagpahinga kami, left the van at the hotel parking =)
• the FUN part, shopping! =) hubby asked me to shop for myself, as his gift! yipeee! kaya lang wala akong masyadong nagustuhan so i just had a pair of sandals from Mendrez for myself. sayang talaga, was not in the mood to shop much. =(
9pm – 12mn – watched tv, played w/ lil’ boy, ate midnight snacks, slept
June 11, 8am – breakfast in bed
* this is how we eat his favorite fries...how sweet! =)
we were supposed to swim sa hotel but our katamaran syndrome hit us badly that we opted to laze around our bed, hehe.
* "kiss sabay hug" =)
at dahil umulan pa when we were about to check-out, the K syndrome hit us twice! toink!!! kaya ayun, nagpa-extend kami ng di oras sa hotel, hahaha. hay, sarap!!! =) kulitan ever...
but we had to leave coz’ we needed to attend the 630pm mass at OLA, our wedding church.
6pm – checked - out
630 – 730 pm – mass at Our Lady of the Abandoned Parish Church,
it was nice to reminisce what happened there 2 years ago and a year ago (lil’ boy’s baptism).
8pm – arrived home and ate dinner w/ our BBQ take-out, yummy.
kaaliw si hubby pagbalik namin sa bahay, sabay sabi ba naman ng “We’re Back!” hahaha, kala mo naman katagal nawala at todo bakasyon eh overnight lang naman kami. feel na feel daw nya kasi yung sarap ng bakasyon eh. =)
June 12, our actual anniversary
woke up at 10am and when hubby went to the john, i placed my gift sa bed.
so pagbalik nya and opened the gift, tuwang-tuwa na naman sya kasi nadagdagan na naman ang kanyang collection. =)
so we all had our new shoes / sandals, including lil’ boy of course.
pero anak, hindi yan ang sayo, yung isa po...hahaha
my parents texted me to wait for them for lunch coz’ they bought some ulam from Dampa on their way home from Tagaytay. tanong pa nila kung ano daw ba handa namin? haller, no budget na, hehe. kaya ayun, sila ang naghanda for us, sarap! sugpo, crabs, manggang hilaw at bagnet, yummy! =)
we were planning to have a movie and coffee date nung hapon, as in date na kami lang ni hubby sana. (FYI, we haven’t entered the movie house for the longest time na kasi eh, i think since Dec 2004 pa!!!) eh ang problema, the K syndrome hit us the 3rd time, haha. kapag nasimulan yata ang pahinga, super hahanap-hanapin ng katawan mo eh. kaya ayun, ginising na lang kami at 5pm for merienda time, hehe. and again, at 7pm for dinner time. talk about lazy anniversary celebration, mwehehe.
all in all, it was FUN. buhay ‘baboy’, ika nga, sarap pala nun, hahaha. kain-tulog-laro, samahan pa ng shopping…hay sarap buhay! =)
super enjoy!!! but definitely, mas enjoy ang 2nd celebration namin next week…wag lang uulan…
|posted by apple @ 10:14 AM