Monthly Archives: August 2015

PADI Open Water Scuba Dive Training

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Today we spent about 4 hours training with our awesome and amazing PADI Instructor Wilson.

It was funny just watching how calm and patient he is with our kids and me…well marcus is a little more confident in the water so it makes it easier…but this is our 3rd lesson so we have got a hang of it.

Check out some skills we did today

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That’s Aasha getting ready to do the back flip water entry…wish I could post the video. It was so funny how she went down…

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Destiny getting ready to do her giant step into the pool…she did it with a breeze

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And it’s back flip entry for Destiny

What a great experience…looking forward to our checkout in Batangas next week…yeyyy we will be PADI OPEN Water Scuba Divers soon and we will be able to dive all around the globe.

Phillippines exploration continues. …

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I Just Love Asia

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So I am so sure you are wondering travelling all around the globe and we only just started about a year ago why would I conclude my love for Asia…

Well I love to cook….my oldest daughter Destiny now loves to cook..

Today while on mommy and older daughter shoe shopping date, we went to Glorietta mall and this is what we got to watch for free…

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Yeap master chef Asia…live…oh you should just see the smiles on our faces…and it was free…

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So it will be aired on Lifetime channel on September 3rd…

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It was such a beautiful event with food and laughs…

My girl and I concluded we just love Asia…I don’t know any place right now that seem like every weekend the mall has an event to entertain the whole family for free…

Phillippines exploration continues. ..

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Mind Mesuem for our Day

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Today we decided after days of learning about history we need to top it off with the famous mind mesuem…

This place is awesome for the young and the old…

We spent the who day there learning chemistry, biology, nature and the solar system…

It’s a whole day of school in a fun filled environment….

Homeschool kids rock…and one of the rules for my kids getting to do all this fun activities while travelling is they must write a book report for every mesuem or activity we do or visit. And so far they have been on the road to becoming little writers.

Here are some awesome pictures of our day…

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Our welcome report by Aedi the robot…

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Getting a static ball experience…

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My little creators…

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Time for some experiment

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Aasha experimenting with alcohol solution and table salt and my dollar bill….she was in her element….

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Destiny showing us the effect of a magnisium metal roll and fire…men It was a bright light..

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Our family…

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Am all about that wheel…

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The water experiment…

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He asked if he be an astronaut when grows up so he can dress like that…I said sure love..

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The bubble corner

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I got this mommy

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I am a global kid

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Mj loved this one here…the toilet bowl experiment…

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A great day for all of us…

Phillippines exploration continues. ..

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Manila ocean park experience

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Well…with our travels around the globe. You can say we have done a lot of animal parks and when the structure looks the same after a couple of them….the animals at each park teaches us something new all the time.

Today the kids and u spent the whole day at the Manila ocean park and it was such a beautiful experience for us since the animals there has character that we probably will always remember.  Will share the pictures then explain how each animal made us feel…

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Ok now that birdie was fast and furious. ..mj was so excited that he can put his hand out and the bird will come and grab the food. He was the first to take the picture…be afraid and still do it anyway…

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And she got to do it too…

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We all enjoyed the experience

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Ok so fish spa was probably one of the exciting things for us since never did that….those fishes made us laugh for at least 30min straight…

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Ok so here are their names from the left…rookie, sassy and benard…I called them the birdie angels…

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This is all she wanted to do touch a stingray and she loved it…spent a long time at this spot.

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We are family kind of sharks…

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A kiss from Ira….and imahkus loved it so much she said she was not going to wash her face…lol

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And aasha got one too…

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And I got a kiss from rookie…oh it was one to remember…prickly…lol!!!

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Someone has to feed this animals…

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And our little penguins loved us after all. .

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Mj was our hero for the day…

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Ok they called me back because birdie wants to give me another kiss…lol!! How could I say know.

We had such an awesome experience. …from the bird who can solve a math problem and a seal who can do mission impossible stuff…

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And that’s it…

Phillippines exploration continues. ..

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Intramuros tour…a great history Lesson

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Today the kids and I took the Intramuros tour. We got to learn about the phillippines and how the name cane about…it was such an awesome experience watching my 6yr old ask questions that only 6yr old boys can come up with…like “how many people died in the war”

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At the Manila castle

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The famous Bamboo bikes

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Standing in front of the oldest church in phillippines…444 yrs old….pretty amazing

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Our ride for the tour…

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Ready for our ride….the horse name is called Richard…

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Inside the second largest church…there was a mass session going on so we had to be quite..

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Standing in front of the second largest chapel

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Taking the 1mile journey

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Why all this war stuff….

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At Fort Santiago

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And that’s China town at the back….

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Entrance to Fort Santiago

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Our second tour guide

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Kids are all excited…

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Eating Santo. ..one of our phillippines favourite fruit and green mangos…

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War zone turned into a golf course…

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Our awesome first tour guide…

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The most loved past president in phillippines

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Mj riding in a carriage….he loved it too…horse name is called Rambo

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Pose with the old style officers… (Spanish style)

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Ready for our first tour….

Great day for us…

Phillippines exploration continues. ….

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A beautiful Morning in Makati

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What a blessing to just be awake….

In Makati the sunrise at exactly 5:42am…such a great time to just wake up and be aware…

Marcus left for guys trip to Bangkok yesterday. Missing him already…but the secret to an awesome co-existing is being able to create specs of scattered space for each other and be grateful for every moment of them.

Well as you will see in my pictures here my Saturday is going to be one amazing one…woke up to this first picture….if you know me and Marcus..we don’t allow our kids in our bed from birth till….well…

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He was in my bed…how could I not wake up with a smile…cuddly huge teddy in my bed…making sure mommy still get cuddles while daddy is away…

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It’s 5:42am and I decided since my day is off to a great start why not take it to the next level…so I went running…beautiful morning with so much to be thankful for…

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Just basking in greatness of our Creator. .

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My Spanish omelette which I so deserve…

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My new spot…and my hot cappuccino

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I see this tree across the street…it’s just perfect and it’s at where it needs to be so I can see it…

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Blogging and my blueberry pancake is falling apart…lol…

A great day begins with a magnificent start…my son in my bed is the best start and all makes it a perfect Saturday. ..look at the beauty in all…it’s there just look…

Phillippines exploration continues. ..

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Grocery Box to Superman (boy)

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Kids are really such great inventors ..today  after returning from the grocery store with an empty box that my items was put in…my 6yr old  boy Mj begged me if he could keep the box,  that he wants to build a house with it.

I was hesitant for a while thinking to myself he is just going to cut it up and make a big mess which I will end up cleaning.
But he quickly used his charm on me…and I gave in.

30min later….

While cooking in the kitchen he ran in there and asked me to see what he actually did with the box that he changed his mind and created a super hero.

It was so worth it, letting him create with that empty box.

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So that’s his sister aasha who helped him put it all together…mj is in the box about to pop out and show me what he can do…

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And he is out….about to take the trash out and save the day…

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You can see the cape on the back of the box….lol!!!

He really had a great time doing that.

Earlier on I had the chance to take a picture with batman character while walking to the grocery store. So it’s all about super hero day in my house.

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I was with IMAHKUS going to the grocery store so she got to take  pose too….

Who said we can not have it all while travelling….superhero day went very well….

Phillippines exploration continues. …..

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Manns Clan day In Makati

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Today we did a little divers shopping. Fitting and buying the right goggles for our upcoming PADI Open Water Scuba Dive in Bantanga.

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Trying lots of goggles on to make sure we get the right fit

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Lots of choices to choose from…

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At Glorietta 3 watching the Mossima music summit. It’s like so you think you can dance…

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Some of the benefits of travelling…get to see this events for free…not every country charges for this events.

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We are just enjoying all this dancers for free…truly grateful…

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The mall is packed…

Great day for the Manns Travel Clan…

Phillippines exploration continues. ……

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Our funny Life

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So today while walking home…Marcus decides that he want to teach IMAHKUS our 10yr old how to help a blind man.

So he found a long stick and he put on his glasses and started walking literally like a blind person  and IMAHKUS must help him get home safely.

One thing we observe was that people actually gave way for him and as funny as it looked for me and the other kids. Marcus was serious about it and he says our kids are world travellers and they need to know how to help anyone in any situation.

So here is a picture to show the funny scene…

Training went well.

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Funny scene but looks so real…

Phillippines exploration continues…..

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Makati street food

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It’s always a great day to be eating on the streets. And in Asia street foods is definitely an exploration.

Today we had some great experience as we got to taste one phillippines foods called Adobo… ( which taste like chicken stew to me) and you eat it with rice. They usually make it with pork but they also have chicken so that’s what we tried.

Here are pictures of us enjoying the street food truck in makati….

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Mj enjoying some fried banana

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Check out that smile….

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That’s my food truck…

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Fried banana dipped in sugar..

Phillippines exploration continues…..

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