Monthly Archives: July 2015

Making Life long friends

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Today as kids and I are walking the malls and looking at some sports wear…

Destiny  our 13yr old was approached by a lovely lady who wanted Destiny’s opinion on a kids sports top she is buying for her 12yr old daughter who she said has the body structure like Destiny.

So Destiny tried on the top so that the lady can buy the correct size.

But what was so funny was that we spent 45min just standing in the middle of the store having a nice chat and sharing both lives.

She has 1 daughter and lots of nieces and nephews that she spends time with. And she wants us to have days out so that our kids will meet her family and they can be friends.

Now this is a life long friend. It was such a pleasure meeting you Jenneth and looking forward to seeing you on Sunday for family fun day.

A picture below of our new friend.

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Phillippines exploration continues. ……

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Don’t panic when you loose a kid

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When you have world travelled kids….one of the things we teach our kids, when we arrive in a new country is to memorize our cell phone numbers.

Also when there is a situation panicking can actually create the opposite of the results you want.

Today kids and I went to the mall…and if you are aware of makati area there are about 12 huge malls in this area all connecting with skywalk.

Now at about 7pm we decided to return home….and walking through the mall with all the crowd…I could not find Destiny (my 13yr old girl). Now as a mother my first action was panic. Then I remembered why am I panicking?  We are travelling the world…she has black belt in martial arts…she has done self defence classes..she is doing mauy thai and she knows my cell phone number. All my fears (False Evidence Apearing Real ) vanished.

So 30 min later the other kids and I started walking home and my phone ring….it’s Destiny she is at home. Since she could not find us she decided to go on and walk home and call once she is home because she knew I will not panic and will trust that she will use the lessons we have thought her.

I was so proud of her and told her how I am such a proud mother.

So don’t panic stay clam and your energy that you send to the universe will determine the outcome.

Here is a picture of her

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Phillippines exploration continues. …

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Don’t mess with the Manns’

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Today we started mauy thai in phillippines….after learning in bangkok we decided to continue the lessons in phillippines.

And the gym is across from our condo….so super excited. And they are open for 24hours to teach us…

Pictures below

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Am in the ring…

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This one was taken from bangkok gym

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Phillippines exploration continues. …

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Why not celebrate Christmas in July

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Well that’s the rule in phillippines….they start selling christmas stuff in July and from September they start celebrating the Christmas holidays until the last first or second week in January…

So this year we get to have 2 christmas holidays….

Some pictures below

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Beautiful trees

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

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Lovely day to shop for christmas stuff

Phillippines exploration continues. …

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Why we don’t buy individual ice cream

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So when we get the treat…you know like ice cream…

We don’t buy individual choose your own kind of ice cream…we buy tub style.

And one of our favourite ice cream place that has a very tasty ice cream and sells the tub while in phillippines is Caffè Ti-amo.

So for 8 large scoops we pay $6….and each of the kids gets to pick 2 of their favourite flavours.

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That’s our finished tub

And we all share….a great way to bond with your kids and siblings learning to share…

So here is a picture of us at the greenbelt 3 mall listening to live music while sharing some ice cream

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Live music at NU.VO

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And we are enjoying the night sharing our ice cream…

Phillippines exploration continues. ……

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Books for less in Phillippines

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After walking around the malls…our decides they need a book to read…so we stopped by book for less in the mall…and this books are $1 each….yeyyy..

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The search is on…

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I think they got something. ….

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She got 2….

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His new book….

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My ultra violet girl…

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She is already starting to read and probably will finish before we arrive home….

Phillippines exploration continues. ….

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Some sweets on the streets

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Today was our first street food sweets from Manila…

Well one thing for sure they know how to make a banana taste heavenly and they prepare them in so many ways it’s unbelievable….lol!!!!

Here are some pictures of our first street sweets…

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Now this one here was my favourite…crunchy on the outside and soft sweet fresh banana on the inside and some caramelised something around it….mmmhhhhh!!!! That I can eat at least 5 pieces at once…lol!!!

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With passion the guy takes this fat banana and dip into some mixture and drops it in the hot oil then it comes out brown and he puts a kebab stick through and wahla….it’s ready for people like me to taste….lol!! It’s it cost 10 cents. …..

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Just more options…

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We did the healthy sweets too…watermelons here are to die for….juicy and sweet…now pineapple…Nothing beats Ghana with our pineapples…

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Time to satisfy our sweet tooth…

Phillippines exploration continues. …

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Our first Earthquake Drill

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Coming from Ghana for me doing earthquake drill was kind of interesting for me…with my kids they have done a tornado drill at school before while in the states so they had an idea what a drill is all about. But for I was just waiting with my suprise face to see what will happen.

Well some pictures below will give you glimpse of our earthquake drill in Makati phillippines today. Which was a nation wide drill.

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Waiting for our drill to start

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We are on the 26th floor so we are evacuating the building…

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Holding the go pro while evacuating…lol!!!

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We are the meeting point…

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Some procedures during the drill…

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And that’s the team….nation wide earthquake drill was a sucess….

Phillippines exploration continues. …

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Father and daughter on Datenight

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With so many kids we had to balance the family dynamics. So hubby and I decided to create daddy dates…this is usually done once a month per kid.

So on daddy dates Marcus will take whoever is in line ( from oldest to youngest )and  that child gets dressed up and ready for a date with their daddy alone.

Our son get boys day out with daddy and he absolutely loves that so much,  it has become a great motivating factor for some homeschool work.

Well so today was Aasha’s date night (Aasha is our 12yr old girl).

Here are some fun memories she and her daddy created today….

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They look so much alike….

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Not sure what this two are up to…

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Ok not sure what she is afraid of….maybe she will tell me when they get home.

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I think she is going to get her voice heard….sing on baby girl….

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I love you two…

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My little girl is growing….

Phillippines exploration continues. ….

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My Night of Gratitude (DateNight)

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After 15yrs of marriage..and 5 amazing kids, I am profoundly gratful that my husband still finds me HOT….in his own words…LOL!!!!

We made a commitment that if and when we are in the same city or country we will have a datenight every Monday. ..and for the past 5yrs it’s  going strong….and  we both enjoy and appreciate it so much.

It has actually gotten to the point that our kids gets so excited and want to dress me up….lol!!!proud mama and a gratful wife and mother.

Here are a few pictures of our datenight today.

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Am ready for my King…

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I get a kiss for being a good girl…

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We cool like that…

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We are both in love all over again….

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My King and my prince….

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Going light…sushi…

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Dinner is served. ..

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Check the menu at the shangri-la in makati….Obama Whiskey….

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Great place

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Live music….

Phillippines exploration continues…..

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