Thursday, April 30, 2009

Awards galore!!!

These awards has been given to me randomly by my beautiful blog friends, I know I should have posted them long ago but posting this now doesn't mean I don't appreciate them. Girls, these awards mean so much to me so from the bottom of my heart,


Thank you VICY and Joanne (the 2nd) for these wonderful awards

This one from Abelle

And that statue is from Dez.

A contest

Yen is having a contest to celebrate their 8th years of wedded bliss, and because she's generous she's giving away prizes in her contest, mechanics is oh so simple, not the usual blog contest where you have to do so many fact all you need to do is comment in her post..anyways here's the not so problematic mechanics according to her.

+ Just comment in any of my post from April 25 to May 31 posts. Make sure you don`t make spam comments because I will be very sad with that..LOL And I have a right to erase them if they aren`t related to the post.

+ Be the Top 15 commentators and you will have a chance to win something! I will use a Randomizer to pick for the Top 3 winners! So, you don`t have to be Top 1 or 2 or 3 in the commentator as long as you belong in Top 15, you will have a chance to win something since I will use a randomizer!

+ The Prizes?
* First Prize- $20 Cash Through Paypal or if you want it Western Union(Valid Only for the Philippine bloggers)
* A Fashion bracelet.
* A Questions and Answers Post that will be posted in my site. With links to the winners site/s.

*Second Prize- $15 Cash Through Paypal or if you want it Western Union(Valid Only for the Philippine bloggers)
* A Fashion bracelet.

*Third Prize- $10 Cash Through Paypal or if you want it Western Union(Valid Only for the Philippine bloggers)

+ Lastly, in order to be eligible to join. I`d love if you can post something about this contest in your blog. Linking to this post/site.

That`s it!!!


yes..that's let all join in and have fun!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Home Alone

for three long days. (sigh)

Hubby is at the youth camp. He was not supposed to go but he can't say no. He will be leading the worship for the duration of the youth camp.And I know though in his heart he doesn't want to leave me he just have to go and obey God.

This has been actually going on for 3 years now. Since we got married, this is the only time and event that we get to separate for days. I wish I could join him in the next years of youth camp but of course that would mean leaving my job or filing a leave that will fall exactly on that date.

And since he won't be here for three days and two nights, I will have all the computer for myself..hehe! and that would mean I can sleep late too.

I'll be surfing and playing games for two nights and yes will do some reading about health too, this swine flu is scary and we have to be inform di ba? I'll also read some information about mesothelioma.

Enjoy your day everyone!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Our wedding suppliers

As you all know (well, those who read my blog on a regular basis) that we just had our 3rd year wedding anniversary last week. That week, I listened to our wedding songs, looked at our wedding pictures and dug on some of our wedding files and so I saw this wedding suppliers review that I posted in I realized I never got the chance to post this in my blog so I am posting it now. Hoping this would help those in planning stage of the wedding and have a tight budget.

I know this would be long..pero bear with me since this would be my last post na rin naman at saka this is a superdelayed wedding kwento and suppliers rating na rin in one.

Di na sana ako gagawa ng suppliers rating since most of my suppliers ay sa Nueva Ecija na rin pero para naman mas mafeel ko na w@wie ako, I decided to make one na.

Of course I had my wedding at less than a hundred thousand pesos, you heard it right..di ko lang talaga alam exact cost but I think a little over than 80 thousand.It’s a lot of money for me na ordinary employee lang and to my husband who only had minimal allowance from our’s not every girls dream wedding,, we didn’t have even the cheapest of the well known suppliers here at W@W community..BUT IT MADE NO DIFFERENCE WITH REGARDS TO OUR HAPPINESS.I was so happy, I kept on smiling and smiling and at the end of the day..I couldn’t help but thank God for everything that has transpired specially for the LOVE that me and my husband shares, my family and the relationships we had with our guests.

So, I’d like to begin with my caterer and venue since sha yung pinakamalaki ang bayad :)

Sa Lumang Bahay Family Restaurant and Catering Services
Maharlika Hi-way, Cabanatuan City
Contact person : Belle
Peso Power :46,000.00 for 115 pax
Rating : 10+++++
Centerpiece for PS and guest table
5 main course (beef,pork,chicken.vegetable and asstd seafoods)
salad bar
fresh fruits as dessert
appetizer (which they served per table)
Sound System
LCD Projector/Wide Screen
Dove with decorated cage

They’re popular in Cabanatuan,and I Know God led us to them,kahit alam naming na medyo mahal talaga,others we considered kasi would have only cost us like 25t,and yung Plaza Leticia is 36T.pero no regrets talaga coz indeed they are God’s blessing.super bait ni belle,later we found out na Christian din pala sila. Nung food tasting naming nag enjoy na kami sa food, kasi akala naming di na kami makaka-kain sa wedding day,nung kasal dami pa rin naming nakain, food is overfowing,as in sobra-sobra,may naiuwi pa kmi..lahat nasarapan at nasiyahan sa food.

Venue is type, ganda rin ng lighting nila at ang ganda ng tunog ng sound sytem,pang concert yung mga equipments nila kasi they also rent-out sound sytem din pala..Ang di lang naming nagustuhan ay yung location nila, later naming na realize na sobrang dinig pala yung mga cars na dumadaan since nasa hi-way nga sa cabanatuan super daming trycicle..hala..nung ceremony may naririnig akong trycicle..hehe!

Pat & Ludy Bridal Botique
Ilaya St. Divisoria Manial
Peso power : 4,400.00
Inclusions :
Bridal Gown
Ring and Arrhae pillows
5 yards 2nd veil
1 Barong
Rating : mine 8
Barong 10

Of course, di kasing ganda ng mga naging at ng mga magiging gowns nyo mga sis ang sa akin siempre kasi nga mura..but still I think I looked good on it, sabi nila di daw halatang mataba ako..and marami din nagandahan lalo na nalaman nila sa divi ko lang pinatahi..pina organza yata tawag dun sa tela, embroidered yung mga flowers sa bandang skirt..ok na rin naman sha for me. I’m happy with it also. But We’re super happy sa barong ni hubby,kasi sa tingin ko until now when we look at our pics, nagagandhan talaga ako sa barong nya..napahiram na nga naming yun at dami rin nagsabi na maganda for the price of 800 pesos..sha ng pumili ng design pati butones at collar.

Sa mga budgeted na B2B jan..ok naman sa divi, dami mura dun..tiyagaan nga lang.

I rented my SS gowns sa amin,sa Rizal Nueva Ecija, pero sila ang unang nag suot dahil pinatahi ko according to my design. Medyo may problema lang sa unang fitting, tapos rush na dahil nag fit sila 1 day before the wedding na, nagawan naman lahat ng paraan.cost is 200 per gown, na sila pa ang nag bayad..ang bait ng mga abay ko no?

Pati BARONG ng mga boys, ni rent din namin at 100 pesos each (sila din nagbayad)

FLOWER GIRLS (2 gowns)
Made by my ATE RINA
Peso Power : 300.00
Rating 10+ 0f course

I bought the satin tela sa divisoria at 50 pesos per yard. 5 yards of blue satin and 1 yard for the yellow accent. Free ang labor.Mas maganda pa kesa sa mga pinatahi naming pang abay.

FLOWERS (Entourage & Ceremony set-up)
Danny’s Flowershop
Public Market / Cabanatuan City
Peso Power : 4,000 + (di ko na masyado matandaan)
My bouquet
5 for SS
5 for PS
flowers for gazebo and aisle
Rating : 8

Ok na sana kaso lang di naman nasunod napag-usapan namin, siguro kasi we booked him,few days before the wedding na lang.yung bouquet ko yellow calla lilies, a dozen yata,ganda na sana kaso ang haba nung stem, natatawa ako pag nakikita ko picture..tappos yung flower sa aisle di rin masyado maganda, kung kaya lang powers ko talaga..ako na sana gagawa nito, since I knew naman a bit of flower arrangement specially kung calla at mga siasta medyo madami na rin ako nagawng ganito (church and school activities) I know how mura the flowers can be lalo na sa amin kaya lang ako yung bride eh..

Alpuerto Creative Photography
Valenzuela,Metro Manila
Contact Number : 09198653614
Peso Power : 4,000 (service only unlimited shots)
Rating: 10+

Super bait din nito at super mura ng charge nya sa akin,.di sha nag charge ng OOT fee. Ganda ng mga shots nya, di ko na nga lang na post.Since service lang kinuha ko..papagawa ko pa album sa mind you mura lang din quote nya sa akin, actually he quoted 15t before for my wedding eto ang mga kasama 8x11 magnetic album, unlimited shots, 1 blow –up 12x14 yata ang size, 1 signature frame or guest book, free pa ang pre nup..di lang din kinaya ng powers naming ang 15t..pero super thankful kami kasi nakuha pa rin naming siya..again, para sa mga budgeted wedding,I will definitely recommend him, sabihin nyo lang ni refer kayo ni Raquel, although nagtaas na yata sha ng rate pero di pa rin ganun kamahal compared sa mga may names na..One proof na maganada kuha nya, he won a photo contest last November at na publish sa Manila Bulletin..

Alivia Photo&Video
Rizal, Nueva Ecija
Peso Power : 3,000.00
Rating : 3

In the first place, wala talaga ako balak mag hire ng videographer,,di ko lang alam bakit ni hire ko sila,siguro kasi kumpare ng tatay ko may-ari at nung nabalitaan na magpapakasal ang kumpare niya (u know how it is sa probinisiya) lagi pumupunta sa bahay, so sige na nga..kinuha na rin namin, true enough,tawa ako ng tawa nung na receive ko yung video (DVD format) halatang may director which happens to be ung anak ng kumpare ng tatay ko..wala sa video yung mga ibang mahalagang speech like my sis..

At sobrang halatang halata ang mga cuts, ang nakakatuwa pa yung bridal march ko na kinakanta ni hubby (which he composed for our wedding) nawala sa video!!!at pinalitan ng di ko alam kung anong love song..tapos nung hinihingi ko yung original na kuha nila (balak ko ipagawa sa iba pag nagka budget) wla na daw at napatungan na..nyeee! ang saya di ba..kahit sabihin pa na kasi 3thou lang naman..nanghinayang pa rin ako sa binayad ko sa kanila.

Rating 9

My eldest sis use to work sa jewelry store so she knew a lot of supplier na mura lang, nag share kami sa gastos sa ring,di rin siya ganun kamahal.ang design ay ordinary lang,18K yellow & white gold combination. I still love it kasi part of it ay gift from my sis.although meron ako talagng dream wedding ring na siguro ay sa silver anniversary na lang namin..hehe!

Kapitan pepe Subd. Cabanatuan City
Peso Power ; 4,000 pesos
Rating :10

Nung nasa cabanatuan pa ko nag wo-work, we used to buy cakes and sweets here at masarap I decide to buy the cake from them. Akala ko mahal ang wedding cake sa kanila, nagulat ako na mas mahal pa sa N.E at sa ibang bakeshop sa Cabanatuan. 7 piece yta yung cake ko, di naman ako masyad mahilig sa cake so ang kinain ko lang talaga ay nung cake ceremony, pero sabi ng friends ko from Manila, na masarap daw at madami. This was a gift to us so di rin kami gumastos.

Mine ( Rossana Pena) Landmark
Peso Power : 300 yta(am not so sure) pero not more than 400
Rating: 10

It was a steal talaga, it’s a bridal shoes originally priced at 1,100 pesos. Nag sale sila nung una at 700 pesos..nung bibili na ako ng shoes ko, sale sila uli ths time at a much lower price,ang kaso yung kasya sa akin madudumi lahat, kaya pala sale na nila, sabi nung saleslady,size 8 nalang malinis at maganda pa..pero alam ko it’s too big for me, pero nag request din ako ng size 8, when I tried it on maluwag siempre, binigyan ako ng cork ba tawag na,so I bought it na..nung wedding day, super comfortable ng paa ko,di sumakit at di rin in parang size ko lang..nagamit ko pa uli sha for a friends about tipid tips

His Shoes :
SM (megamall) nakalimutan ko brand
Peso Power : 900 pesos

Mas matagal pa kami naghanap ng shoes niya kesa in super mabusisi at mapili siya.Original price ng shoes nya ay 1800 pesos, pero wise kami..bumili din kami nung sale at half the price ang natipid naming.Ganda rin ng shoes niya,di sumakit ang paa niya at comfortable nya, ginagamit nga nya every Sunday sa church until I lost it..naiwan ko sa taxi..haay..can u imagine my depression nung nawala ko think it was his wedding shoes..ayun…utang ko pa tuloy ngayon yun sa kanya.

Rating : 10 (kasi lahat naman to kahit papano nakatulong sa ayos ko except the brooch)

Necklace & Earrings : Landmark
Peso Power : 200+ pesos

Just to complete my filipiniana ek-ek look, I bought a simple pearl necklace with earrings..yung necklace buhay pa, yung earrings wala na..

Hairpiece : Public Market,Cabanatuan City
Peso Power : 100 pesos
Binili ko ito 2 days before my wedding,naisip ko lang wala ako mailalagay sa hair ko,at dahil gusto ko yung may mga pearl din..ok na ito.

SM Makati
Peso Power : 180.00

Di ko nagamit dahil nasa sasakyan palng ako..nasira na..waste of money, although maganda sana effect nya dun sa shawl..syang talaga..ginamitan ko nalang ng pin..

By my very talented ATE RINA also
Rating 10+++++

Actually, nasa budget naman naming ito, dahil I want to look beautiful naman siempre sa wedding ko, dahil alam ko makikita ko yun sa pictures for the rest of my married life..pero my ate insisted, wag na at siya na alng daw,dahil di ako tiwala, we did trial of hair and the make up, we took ayun! Nagustuhan naming..kaya sabi ko..sige ikaw na lang..nakatipid uli kami di ba? Mas maganda pa ginawa niya nung kasal ko na mismo..iba talaga ang pamilya! Siya an rin nag ayos sa ibang Secondary sponsors, sa flower girls at sa nanay ko..I really can’t tahnk enoughthe Lord for giving me such a loving family.

DIY by a group of friends
Rating 10+++++++

Madugo ang nagging pag-gawa nila in, kumuha sila ng mga bato sa 1 ilog sa Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija na lagi naming pinupuntahan noon,3 years ago kasi, we gathered also some rocks, inayusan ng cousin/friend ko na parang pangdisplay, may mga damo siyang nilagay, at small pens at ska nilagyan niya ng verse,it ended up so beautiful..sabi ko when I get married ganyan souvenir ko, gusto ko gawa nila at galling don ang mga gagamitin. Ayun, tinupad naman nila.they made like 70 pieces of it,, baka makapag post ako ng picture sa blog ko soon,u take a look at pag gusto nyo pagawa ..order lang kayo..hehe! nagbibiruan nga kmi na baka pwede na kami mag start ng business na ganito..i am so delighted about this kasi memorable sa akin yung place, so our souvenir was a bit of me talaga.

DIY by yours truly at ni hubby
Rating : 10++++++

Love your own din ako..medyo may kahirapn din gawin, masakit mapatakan ng napuyat kami sa pag gawa nung sinamay na envelope..pero sulit ang pagod,kasi lath ng bigyan ko ng invites naming, maganda ang naririnig ko, yung officemate ko nga,yun na daw ang so far ang pinakamaganda niyang invitation na natanggap. Yung pinaka envelope niya lahat ng materials binili naming sa divisoria, sinamay, banig strips at wooden flower.yung gastos ay sagot ng 1 ko pang friend.

Other Gastos of ours was the gift for our parents and other things na nakalimutan ko na how much..basta di siya umabot ng hundred thousand pesos.

So you see, it’s still possible to have a beautiful and wonderful wedding kahit konti lang budget mo..nasa inyo naman yan actually, pero kung di ka masaya kung di mo magiging supplier si Sugarbox, or si Veluz, or si Paul Vincent or si kung sino-sino pang sikat na supplier..di talaga possible.

Wedding is not about how grand or how expensive it can be. It’s about you and your partner and about HIM, the source of everything..lalo na our happiness.

Have to bid you all goodbye now..I honestly enjoyed my stay here,learned a lot of things and gained some friends too..

Ms. Benz and John..thank you, akala ko nung una pang mayaman lang ang W@w, that’s why I seldom post..di naman pala..everyone can have their place here.thank you for putting up such great site. God bless you!

I’m moving on to N@W!!!!

And May God bless everyone!

So funny that I only got to post this now :) after 3 years?

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Bracelet from Yen!

Found this small package at my desk this morning :)

This beautiful bracelet was given by Yennygirl , got it from joining her QOTW meme. So bloggers, if you want to received gifts such as this, head on to her blog and joined the fun weekly meme. I heard she'll be giving a digicam! don't you want that gift?
Again, thank you so much girl for this! I really appreciate it.
Off to look for a site that sell wholesale clothes .

Friday, April 24, 2009

Post less

for at least a week.. I know I know..

It's because I'm busy when I'm home.

and we don't have internet connection at the office for 5 days now. PLDT's gone crazy with thier DSL lines again :)

but I do hope I'll have more updates coming up.

I have several things to blog about.

1. our 3rd year wedding anniversary celebration. Well it's not somewehere in a Comfort Inn New York City hotel but it's still worth to blog.

2. the gift from yen

3. and several stuffs.

For the mean time you might want to visit our ministry blog for a new post.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Random questions

1. Do you miss the way things used to be?
~ Sometimes but not to the point of feeling regretful.

2. Have you ever had a pet fish?
~ Not yet, but I have plans when we have our own place na

3. Plans for tomorrow?
~ Office as usual (oh it's our wedding anniversary tomorrow but we don't have any plans anymore, we celebrated it last Sunday.

4. What was the last alcoholic beverage you consumed?
~A sip of red wine

5. Do you say sorry first?
~ Depends but I guess yes most of the time.

6. Would you honestly say you'd risk your life for someone else?
~ Yes

7. When's the last time you had a headache?
Last Saturday night and Sunday morning

8. Ever made a cake by yourself?
~Don't know how to bake

9. What was the last type of fruit you ate?
~ Ripe mangoes

10. What are you thinking about right now?
~ the best anti aging eye cream in the market.

Snagged this from Chikai.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


I'm seriously having one. I noticed this actually early this morning when I am trying to drop EC as much as I can (it's like 2:45 AM) so I gave up and decided to just sleep. I woke up this morning rather afternoon -because I woke up at 12 noon and still have that headache, I took a bath, had coffee and then it felt okay, I and hubs headed to the grocery and then I took a nap again.. I don't know, the headache is more painful now. I think I should go and sleep already.

Well, I will after doing this diet pills assignment.

I wish I could still drop more cards because have you heard? Entrecard is now offering a cash out program, though I think 1000 for $1 is a bit low, but then it's still money. I guess I have to do the dropping tomorrow.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

3 tenors sing the beatles

Because I had no time to even open a computer the whole day that would explain why I am still awake and making posts at this hour.

Just came back from an event an hour ago. It's actually a concert at 1 esplanade. We called it "The 3 Tenors sings the beatles", it was fun though it was of course tiring because it's a job. It's fun to see people enjoying watching the three government officials each don in nice tuxedo and singing with a bit of a dance to beatles song. And who would have not know and love the Beatles right?

Thier own version of "Imagine" was a hit in the crowd :)
Bayani Fernando sang " Imagine there's no traffic....while Angelo Reyes said..Imagine there's no oil price hike..and then Joey LIna said something about election cheating..

The guests enjoyed the show for sure.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Back to reading

And I am so happy to say I have already finished "The Nanny diaries" last week. I didn't see the movie so I enjoyed the book so much. I can't put it down. There was even a time that I slept at around 5 AM. Very entertaining and very close to truth.

This time I am reading "Loves Abiding Joy " by Jannete Oke, it is actually a sreies and I already watch the first three on DVD many times and everytime I watch it I keep falling in love. *~*

I am so glad I have renewed my love for the books and reading again. It's been so long and I admit I miss reading a lot. I hope I can keep on reading till I'm old and I hope I can encourage my would be children to read a lot too.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Questions of the Week #53

1. Have you been good this week?
~ I guess so *~*
2. Name some things you shouldn’t do in a hurry.
~Eat, shower, praying, sleeping (hehe!) buying & choosing home stuff like deciding what kind of air cooler or dehumidifier to buy.
3. Name a sound that drives you nuts.
~the buzzer at home, really I don't wanna hear it ever.
4. When is the last time you bought fresh flowers?
~2 months ago
5. Name the first thought that comes to your mind when I mention “Time”.
~ Is Gold, we should not waste it.
6. Is there something that you’re supposed to do on a daily basis, that you have not yet done today?
~None yet
7. Do you love finding trouble to get into?
~ nope, I avoid trouble
8. Which are you better at, remembering faces or names?
~ Faces but before I used to be so good in remembering names too.
9. Can you see your home on Google’s Street View?
~ No
10. It’s official, I’ve become ___!
~Mrs Abadiano - 3 years ago. *~*

Join us here.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


I've been taking quiz from blogthings yesterday ( see this and this) and I am actually enjoying it :)Now it says I am going to be a cool cool is that?

You Will Be a Cool Parent

You seem to naturally know a lot about parenting, and you know what kids need.

You can tell when it's time to let kids off the hook, and when it's time to lay down the law.

While your parenting is modern and hip, it's not over the top.

You know that there's nothing cool about a parent who acts like a teenager... or a drill sergeant!

Random Thoughts

1. Hubs passed the ALS test last October, thus qualifying him to higher education this coming June. We're looking at some TESDA courses because it's free. He wants to learn something about computer, (which I think he's very good at even now) maybe he'll take up computer technician course. I actually suggested welding because I can see that he can use that skill someday in our going out of the country for the mission but i don't wanna make decision for him, he'll take what he thinks will be best for us. I will trust him for that. I don't know why he has no liking to anything industrial, he prefers photoshop rather than industrial hand wheels.

2. Still with hubs, since he is going to school this June, he'll be resigning as a full time staff/worker of our church which means he will no longer receive monthly allowance and us leaving the mission's house. Meaning double additional expenses on our part. And to date, we are still not debt free.

3. I worry a lot about these major major changes coming up in our life. And I know worrying doesn't do me any good. Worried and excited at the same time because we will finally be io our own.

4. I am still not pregnant and I think I am not making any progress. To be honest, I am beginning to lose hope of becoming a mom, of taking care of someone that really belong to us. And I am already redesigning my thoughts and vision of our married life with that. Like us traveling and doing work without a child in tow.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Remembering the Day

One more week to go and we will be celebrating our 3rd year wedding anniversary. We don't have plans yet on how are we going to celebrate it because first, we don't have any budget, I want an overnight stay sana in a not so expensive hotel but I don't know if we can afford that, we've been spending and spending the last few weeks which of course are all necessary except the unplanned swimming last Thursday night. second, it falls on Tuesday which means we both have work. Anyhow, with or without celebration I'm sure this day is gonna be special after all it's the day when we exchanged vows and promised to be together forever.

Last year we just dined out and had some fun time playing at timezone..yup! we did that in our simple celebration and we really had fun.

Maybe we can go to movies this time and have late dinner too. I guess that wouldn't be too expensive right?
(sigh..wishing I can be at my pre wedding weight again)

on a side note, would anyone know what insurance lead generation is all about?

Sunday, April 12, 2009


This morning there's a big celebration in the church, I guess not only in our church but to every church as well. Why? because Jesus is ALIVE!!! and this Sunday we celebrate He's victory over death, over sin and over the enemy! Happy Easter everyone!

I do hope we learn to celebrate each day the victory we have in Jesus! I'm sharing you a song we sang this morning in our service.


Above all powers
Above all kings
Above all nature
And all created things
Above all wisdom
And all the ways of man
You were here
Before the world began

Above all kingdoms
Above all thrones
Above all wonders
The world has ever known
Above all wealth
And treasures of the earth
There's no way to measure
What You're worth


Laid behind a stone
You lived to die
Rejected and alone
Like a rose
Trampled on the ground
You took the fall
And thought of me
Above all


We're back to work tomorrow so enjoy the rest of your vacation guys! me? I'm doing some blog visits and EC dropping the whole afternoon and of course will do pending assignments like this auto insurance quotes Texas and others. Again Happy Resurrection day!

Friday, April 10, 2009


Location : Brgy. Gusi-guis, Sariaya, Quezon
Contact Person : Mr. Cesar
Contact Number : 09285070940
Nipa hut rental - 650.00
Entrance Fee – 60.00 / head

In my search for a not so full packed resort weeks ago, I was led to Mar Del Sol beach resort which is in Sariaya, Quezon. According to the owner it is only 3 hours away from Manila but I guess it took us more than that. We left Makati at around 5 PM and we reached the place at past 8PM. Good thing though is it is not that hard to locate to. We just followed the Paraiso resort signages as we are told to do so.

So what’s in the resort? Lot’s of plam trees and nipa huts, all brand new, some are still unused.
This site is very new and they said we were just the fourth group to go there. We rented a hut that is good for 10 people. The owner is very nice, he allows us to cook our food without extra charge. He also lets us use the fridge. The boys there assisted us and treated us so nice, they even gave us woods for our bon fire. They grilled our fresh fish for us too.

Our breakfast from the resort would be canteen

One thing I love about the resort is because it’s so new there are no other people so we basically have the resort for ourselves, so quiet and so peaceful. The morning after there came another group but that’s it.

The beach is quite far from the huts, around 50 meters? I am not so sure though. The beach sand is not white but it is soft. Also, the water is clear and it is I guess cleaner than the beach of Laiya.

Someone offered us boating for 40.00 per head, we enjoyed swimming with our life vest on but there are no corals to see. I guess it is too deep.

We bought the fish there, guys went to the resort to sell and it’s quite cheap. Fresh pa!
That's 7 big maya-maya for only 500.00
We also had buko for ony 15.00 pesos each.

The owner said, they are still developing the site and so maybe it would be even nicer when all these developments are done.

What to do there?

Swim, sleep, (even there are no sleep number bed there) you can play volleyball

or watch videos like what our boys did. What a way to spend a day on the beach no?

It is quite cheap compare to other resorts but do not expect too much as I have said it is so new and there is nothing much you can do, there is no videoke or billiards or even a store within the resort. But if you are looking for some quiet place, definitely this is worth trying.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Wordless Wednesday-Vacation

The place where we stayed overnight last Sunday. Enjoy your vacation every one!
For ore wordless picture click here.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Subic Beaches

Just sharing the beaches I found and actually inquired when we are looking for a nice but cheap place to stay in Subic last week. Unfortunately, we went to Sariaya instead, I'll make the post about it next. For the meantime, here are the three resorts in Subic.


Sitio Minanga, Brgy.Mabayo,Morong Bataan

They say this is not in Subic but is only few minutes away from Subic.

They have picnic huts, lodging rooms which range from 2,000 to 8,500.00 if you rent the whole Bungalow house.

They also offer a Banca Boat tour, a jetski ride and a Banana Boat Ride.

Contact Numbers :

Manila office : (02) 931 -9243 / 932-4488
Website :
Mobile Numbers : 0928-5001132 – Cecille

When I called Ms. Cecille‘s cellphone, she was very accommodating. And though we didn’t push through with their resort, I would still love to give this arty next time.


Subic Bay, Freeport Zone, Subic,

This is actually our first choice because we thought is is not so expensive, but we inquired so late, they are already fully booked when we called up.

According to this site:

All Hands Beach and its sister Dungaree Beach are located in a private cove around the Subic Base International Airport area. They are operated and maintained by SBMA Freeport Services Corporation. Both beaches have very calm and clear waters. While there are a multitude of other water activities to participate in, surfing is not one of them as the waters are very calm. The waves are not much higher than 6 inches most of the day. These beaches are great for swimming for all ages as the water for quite a distance from the shore is shallow and warm.


All Hands Beach has all of the water sports activities and rental equipment available to create a memorable and fun-filled vacation. You can participate in banana boat rides, water bicycling, kayaking, snorkeling and even Jet Ski driving.

(045) 499 0695

You can view pictures here.

Another option we had was
#99 National Highway, Barretto, Subic Bay, Olongapo City

Telephone Nos. (+6347) 222-2888 ; 224-2494 ; 222-4560 ; 223-3508 ; 222-3098 ; 223-4346

Website :

Friday, April 3, 2009

From Subic to Sariaya,Quezon

oh well, at least we're still pushing through with our get away. What makes me excited about this outing is that this would be the first time our small group from the church will be together, now almost everyone is married and some getting married soon, it is quite hard for our schedules to meet that's why this is special for us.

So, we are going to Mar Del Sol Beach Resort in Sariaya,Quezon. Saw the resort at I called up and told them we are looking for some place to go to. Theirs is not expensive and I think it's quiet there because the resort according to the man I talked to is new. I'll post a review after.

This would be my last post for the week and will be back blogging next week, hopefully Tuesday.

But before I go I would just like to ask anyone out there, have you tried fern slim? or do you know someone who tried it already? is it true that it is the new best weight loss pill in town?
Let me know your thought please. I'll be selling that kasi soon.

Have a nice Friday everyone!!

Questions of the Week #52

1. What are you grateful for today?
– I'm grateful for the cool weather today!

2. Do you form your own opinions of others before you ever get the chance to meet them in person?
– sometimes, when we exchanged so many chats and talks over the phone or over the pc.

3. What would be your personalized, or vanity, license plate?
-RUA21 –my initials and the date of our wedding

4. What’s the best thing about the village/town/city you live in?
– It is quiet, so many street lights so you won’t get afraid walking late at night.

5. Have you ever been a victim of prejudice?
-Yes, many times.

6. What is your ideal vacation?
-Spending days with my love ones (meaning the rest of our family) at a place fronting a nice beach.

7. Does someone else’s routine force you to create your own?
-Yes, my routine follows hubs routine I guess.

8. Are you planning any pranks for April Fool’s Day?
-Nope and besides it’s over.

9. What has been your biggest coincidence?
- Nothing so far

10. What do you have to say for yourself?
-You have to feel good and feel beautiful because YOU ARE! naks!

happy weekend everyone! got to search for beautiful shower faucets now.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Where to GO???

Been busy searching for resorts in Subic and Batangas and Laguna and other nearby towns. Guess what? we still don't have the place to go to this Sunday. Argh!! We forgot that it is summer and it's Holy week so almost all the resorts are fully booked.

But we're not giving up. We are still decided to go out and have fun this holiday, so our plan B is we could go on a day tour only.Leave Manila as early as 4 Am Monday morning and get back as late as 8PM on Monday. That's perfectly fine with me. As long as we're going out of Manila and have some fresh air. See more of our beautiful nature and spend a day in the beach. I'm tired of seeing steel buildings everyday.

Wish me best in searching for that good place!