Category Archives: phillipines

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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Time to take the test

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So if you read about my scuba blog post you will know that our family is taking on a new challenge…we are getting certified to be able to scuba dive around the world.

We are getting the PADI Open Water Scuba Dive. So far we have done the review and we have watched the videos and also had our lectures.

We also had our 15 feet deep confined water training.

And today we had another 4 hours of classroom work and also took our first 3 final quiz.

Over all it had definitely been a great experience for our family.

Our kids Destiny 13yrs old,  Aasha 12yrs old and IMAHKUS 10yrs old will be PADI open water dive certified by next week.

Here are some pictures of us taking our test.

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Phillippines exploration continues. …

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Buffalo Wild Wings night in Makati

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Today as we walked around Makati trying to figure out what to have for dinner…. we guess what we saw?

My favourite Buffalo Wild Wings.  So kids and I stopped and checked it out.

I guess Fillipino’s also love hot wings.

The place was so packed I was number 10 on the waiting list. You know I had to wait right…

Here are some pictures of our waiting time…

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And he jumped to touch it….

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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