Category Archives: Makati Phillipines

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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PADI Open water scuba family

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So our family absolutely love being on Land….yeap but with our travels we think we will also like to checkout the ocean world.

Our family started our PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Certification. And so far it’s really going well. Today we got to do the pool diving. We learned how to set up our gear and tank and went under water for a long time. The pool was 15 feet deep.

Tomorrow we will go and complete the classroom work.

Then Thursday back at the pool… then the next day we will go to Batanga dive beach.

So after our course we will be allowed to dive around the world up to 60 feet deep and we will get to see what the underworld spices look like.

Some pictures below

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Setting up our tanks

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Getting ready to dive

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That’s me and the girls with our PADI dive instructor Wilson…awesome teacher.

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Getting our weights on…

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He is ready to dive 15 ft deep…

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Tank ready

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Am all ready

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They are having so much fun…

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Daddy’s little girl diving already…

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Me and my buddy…

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He loved it so much….

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I look like a pro….

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After 4 hours in the 15 ft deep water….

Great and awesome day…..

Phillippines exploration continues. …

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Star City Day in Phillippines

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So here is the deal…my friend Jenneth who invited us to mass this morning mentioned to me that there is a theme park next to the place so it will be great to spend the whole day in that area.

She told me that is I purchase the ticket online will save 50% off each ticket. And the place to do that online is http://www.metrodeal.com and oh yes I saved my 50% with a smile on my face.

So after lunch kids and I spent the whole day there. They had rides for outside and also inside rides incase of the rain you can still enjoy the day.

While there the kids made more life long friends. Spent the rest of the day there with them.

The park opens from 2pm till 11pm  (with all rides still working in the evenings pretty awesome right?).

Over all we have had a very fun filled day.

Pictures below

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We are ready to have fun

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Ok first picture before kids start running their own way…

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We are ready to take down the city…

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Don’t mess with the Manns clan

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Time for some rides with my boy

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More rides

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Ok it’s freezing our here at snow world…

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Life long friends

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Girls with their new friends….

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More fun stuff

Phillippines exploration continues….

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First time Mass in phillippines

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So if you read my past blog about making life long friends then you will be able to know what am about to blog.

We met a friend while walking through the mall.
She invited us to Aliw theatre to join her at what they call the feast.

So the kids and I decided to honor that invite. So we went and we so much enjoyed the session. It’s a Catholic service. But trust me it felt like we are at a gospel concert. The energy and vibe and music was just right.

The 2 hour session went by so fast we asked wlif it was already over. Lol!!!

With our travels we are learning to worship with anyone who invites us regardless of the label they have being Christian,  Hindu,  Muslim  ect. We respect every single path people choose to communicate with our Creator (our Creator of the universe and us all). Respect that what we give.

So we had such an awesome morning. After we went to have lunch together with Jenneth and Len. Fantastic people.

Some pictures of us below…

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Our kids also made a life long friend Angelica and AJ

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Friends all around the globe….

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Lunch with awesome people…

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Having a great time..

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Mj and his new friends…

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Girls and their new friend…

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You will think we knew each long time ago…only to find out we just met 2 days ago…that’s how you share love…life long friends are an awesome way to connect with others.

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Not sure why we are all laughing but the picture tell you we are at a great place…

Great day

Phillippines exploration continues

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I love weekend food market

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So one of my excitements on this travels is when I get to find out they have weekend food market every Saturday and sunday. Now that’s different from the night food markets.

So today the kids and I ventured out and went to find the sulcedo weekend market. It’s about 10min walk from our condo but ofcouse Google took me the longer route which got me walking in circles. But it’s all worth it.

Great food, play ground and lots of new things to try.

Some pictures below

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So it’s time to eat

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Mj was playing at the playground…

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Tasty looking tangerines

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Fresh organic produce

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This was an old fashioned ginger drink…

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Tiny little shrimps and veggie patties…

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Open stuffed veggies fish

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This is what I love….

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Time to eat and bond….

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Tasty salad

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And this is what I had…serve with lime and chilli pepper

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I love this…my food served with plantain leaves….

More weekend markets coming up soon

Phillippines exploration continues. …..

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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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