Feb 27, 2019

February 27, 2019 at 07:28PM



022719 By Cebu standards, any destination that is more than 20 minutes away from starting point is considered far. However, locals are willing to drive out in search of new places to see, try, or hang out in.

After having heard from a friend about a new seafood resto at the South Road Properties (SRP), we decided to go. Food was good. And its location is in this newly completed part of Il Corso along the shore of mainland Cebu facing Mactan Island.

Behind the row of dining outlets is a nice mini boardwalk with fountains and a small playground, a breezy place for al fresco meals with a view. It may be a good 35-minute drive from where we live, far by Cebu standards, but we’ll keep visiting this place to try out the restos, check out what’s new or hang and just enjoy the “sea”-nery. https://ift.tt/2XtrnW0 via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2GMONRb

February 27, 2019 at 06:28AM


022719 It’s a choice. https://ift.tt/2Ex7hmj via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2T1VlSt

Feb 24, 2019

February 24, 2019 at 07:28PM


022419 Day 2 of a 3-day weekend and color-coordinated with the shrubbery while having a little R&R https://ift.tt/2IxSRGL via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2H0XPcG

February 24, 2019 at 07:28PM


022419 https://ift.tt/2GYHqp3 via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2tBh0lu

Feb 23, 2019

February 23, 2019 at 12:28AM


022219 Pa and Ma on Hearts Day… At their age, I easily get worried at the slightest sign of a cough or cold or when they seem to have difficulty doing their regular activities. Imagine my cortisol level last Wednesday when Pa was advised to stay a night at the hospital for observation due to infection. He has been discharged since and a check-up is scheduled for next week. I pray no more health scares like this would happen anytime soon. I pray that we would all be blessed with excellent health and be able to enjoy each other’s company for as long as possible, God-willing. https://ift.tt/2Nqbbk0 via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2U3MEUf

Feb 21, 2019

February 21, 2019 at 11:28PM


022119 … to give and not to count the cost… https://ift.tt/2GUlX0G via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2GUpbRK

Feb 17, 2019

February 17, 2019 at 05:28PM


021718 Fresh from Ting Hun… We all happily witnessed the Chinese engagement ceremony of our nephew and his bride-to-be. A Ting Hun symbolizes the acceptance of both the bride and groom to be in each of their families. Although not mandatory in marriage, this is a time-honored Chinese tradition upheld by generations, and is similar to the Filipino “pamamanhikan”. http://bit.ly/2DNlAln via Tumblr http://bit.ly/2Eg4rlQ

February 17, 2019 at 05:28PM


021719 http://bit.ly/2IhEExm via Tumblr http://bit.ly/2V0zIOZ

February 17, 2019 at 10:28AM


021719 Another day, another milestone for nephew’s lunch engagement party and another occasion to dress up a bit. #tinghun http://bit.ly/2DWs29R via Tumblr http://bit.ly/2EdlMvn

February 17, 2019 at 08:28AM


021719 http://bit.ly/2V50VQO via Tumblr http://bit.ly/2GseeYd

Feb 16, 2019

February 16, 2019 at 09:28PM


021619 Son no. 2 arrived from Manila today. Although son no. 1 is not in the photo, we are all complete for the weekend. The last time all five of us were in one place was during the Christmas holidays. #newnormal http://bit.ly/2SDb4qZ via Tumblr http://bit.ly/2V3tuOf

February 16, 2019 at 06:28PM


021619 http://bit.ly/2BFRLmy via Tumblr http://bit.ly/2S5lf2r

Feb 14, 2019

February 14, 2019 at 11:28AM


021419 The Nielson Tower, where Blackbird is, used to be the passenger terminal and the control tower of the airport on the 42 hectare land (now Makati central business district) owned by the Ayala family. The primary runway became Ayala Avenue and the secondary runway, Paseo de Roxas. Interesting historical tidbit from Wikipedia I learned about the place. His shirt and my top from @atebytatah by @tatahcostales. http://bit.ly/2Ib6Gut via Tumblr http://bit.ly/2N5iihz

February 14, 2019 at 08:28AM


021419 http://bit.ly/2TMtS3v via Tumblr http://bit.ly/2S3owzk

Feb 13, 2019

February 13, 2019 at 10:28AM


021319 Photo was taken on 021019 before flying back to Cebu. It was a packed weekend of being with the son and some friends, dining, and seeing the familiar as well as the places I haven’t been to. These are the only things I love about Manila. After having spent more than half of my life in Cebu with my family, I having taken root. Cebu is my home now and for the last 27 years. Bustling Manila, the beautiful place of my youth which I used to miss, is now just a fling, good only for a short period of enjoyment. http://bit.ly/2ByH2dD via Tumblr http://bit.ly/2DJ68qv

February 13, 2019 at 10:28AM


021319 http://bit.ly/2SMPK1B via Tumblr http://bit.ly/2GoM7ZL

Feb 11, 2019

February 11, 2019 at 11:28AM


021119 That was a quick get-together with our middle son. Seeing new places, having good meals, hearing mass together and just enjoying each other’s presence surely made for a weekend well-spent. Looking forward to seeing him again really soon! 😘 http://bit.ly/2Glew3c via Tumblr http://bit.ly/2th3F1G

February 11, 2019 at 07:28AM


021119 http://bit.ly/2MYImL3 via Tumblr http://bit.ly/2Dq5y0y

Feb 10, 2019

February 10, 2019 at 04:28PM


021019 People tell me to linger when I visit a place, to immerse myself and feel how it is to be a native of the locale. However, friends and family know me as one who will squeeze in as much sightseeing as I can get and not waste time on people-watching, shopping or walking aimlessly. To each his own I guess. With a free weekend after last Friday’s wedding, we went on a road trip to the south. From Alabang, we drove for about an hour to this exotic, Balinese-inspired garden resort. We had enough time to walk around and see the tastefully decorated and well-manicured grounds. The tropical foliage, colored walls with kamala designs and artisan crafted and carved wooden Buddha heads and daybeds reminded me of the movie Eat, Pray, Love. It sort of makes you want to meditate. Though not really Balinese, their buffet lunch spread was filling. I particularly loved the freshly made seafood pesto pasta from their pasta station. After a leisurely lunch, more walking and soaking in nature and the tranquility, we drove away feeling happy to have discovered Cintai Corito in Batangas. Namaste. http://bit.ly/2UOWoSn via Tumblr http://bit.ly/2E1TnIF

February 10, 2019 at 09:28AM


021019 http://bit.ly/2I43HUP via Tumblr http://bit.ly/2I272Uj

Feb 9, 2019

February 09, 2019 at 08:28AM


020919 So many side stories I don’t even know where to begin… The short of it is coming to Manila for my godchild’s wedding, I forgot to bring some essentials which I thought I have already packed but brought stuff I ended up not using. What a mini disaster. I teetered between booking an appointment with a salon and doing everything myself. I didn’t ask around and since I was clueless in the metro plus I didn’t want to spend, I decided to DIY my makeup which I hope did its job of concealing or highlighting parts of my face correctly instead of the other way around. So here’s the final output. The skirt I bought the day before from @atebytatah (all the way from Katipunan) and hubby’s barong tagalog practically saved the day. http://bit.ly/2SC5d4l via Tumblr http://bit.ly/2GyhaBF

Feb 8, 2019

February 08, 2019 at 11:30PM


020819 http://bit.ly/2Gg84dx via Tumblr http://bit.ly/2WQynfm

February 08, 2019 at 07:28AM


020819 Here for a few days and reunited with our middle son who is based in Manila. Kyle is on his 6th month on the job and he happily regaled us about how he likes what he does. He said he is able to save up a portion of his wages too. My overly protective heart wells up with joy to things like this. Given the choice, I would have wanted all three sons to be based in Cebu, but my helicopter parenting already ceased after high school, for the elder ones at least. Despite the anxiety of being away from them, it was a wise decision to send sons 1 and 2 to Manila for their whole university life. Both managed to prove that they could be let out of the coop. Thank heavens, they are now better prepared for the rigors of living independently. http://bit.ly/2MSIhZn via Tumblr http://bit.ly/2TBo4K5

Feb 4, 2019

February 04, 2019 at 12:28PM


020419 When I become a senior, God-willing, I will spend my time leisurely walking, doing crafts, learning to paint, or meeting up with family and friends over coffee to reminisce about the old times. Pa and Ma now spend their days at home checking out old family photo albums, talking about what they remember about the people, place and event captured in the photograph and sharing some on facebook for friends and relatives to enjoy. “Ang wedding gown ko libre yan”, “Saan nga ulit ito?”, “Ay si ano yan, buhay pa kaya sya?” “Itong kotse na ito nabenta ng 3000 pesos”. It’s actually amusing listening to them. 😊 http://bit.ly/2WG5OkF via Tumblr http://bit.ly/2MNRzG9

February 04, 2019 at 07:28AM


020419 http://bit.ly/2UAC3jr via Tumblr http://bit.ly/2Bhay7u