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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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What I enjoy most in our travels

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Lots people I meet ask me 2 questions….

1. How do you all do this, Travelling with kids and education on the road…?

2. And what do you enjoy most on this travels?

Well the first one I will not go into it. But the second answer is what I want to share.

What I enjoy most about all our travels is when we first arrive and I go for that huge grocery shopping….lol!!!

Yes for my friends and love ones who knows me, I have an addiction for grocery shopping and cooking. And since with most of our travels I don’t get to have all the things I need to cook and explore my cooking skills….I have to now enjoy my next addiction of buying groceries.

Now while in capetown I loved shopping at the grocery stores.

In Nairobi I was so disappointed since they really had nothing in the grocery stores and if they had something I want, it’s way too expensive for my liking….so nairobi was not that exciting.

Then we hit Bangkok and the grocery store was huge, Large and just what I love to see….so many fruits and vegetables to choose and all you can think of.  Bangkok was awesome. My husband even enjoyed grocery shopping with me in bangkok at the farmers market….all the things you can taste while walking through the grocery store. So bangkok gets 2 thumbs up.

Now in phillippines am loving the SM supermarket. It’s a chefs dream grocery store. So many options from fresh seafoods and all you can think of under one roof.

Also I absolutely love night street food market that starts from 4pm till 3am and sometimes 6am.

Really am on a grocery shopping spree….

Some pictures of SM SUPERMARKET in phillippines.

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Check out all the fresh fish…

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Shrimps of all sizes….

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Now this one was a shocker to me…they had about 15 different types of rice. And each one has some form of explanation and top favourite by most people….

Phillippines exploration continues. …

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Night food market in Makati

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How convenient for us…the night food market that starts from 4pm till 3am every Friday is just 12min walk from our condo.

So today the kids and I ventured out after a nice scooter ride at the park which is also
2 min walk from our condo….

Here are some pictures of our day and night in makati Phillippines….

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Just a selfie crazy family

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Just one happy 6yr old boy….

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The market…

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Ready to eat and listen to live music

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Too many options

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Now that was some tasty corn

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Am one happy camper….am all about the food not trouble…lol!!!

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And he loved that corn….

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Ready for some live music while we dig in

This is awesome and to know they close at 3am is even better and walking distance from our condo….lol!!!

Phillippines Explorations Continues

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Lots of options for travelling in Phillippines

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So today we decided to venture out of our comfort zone of staying around our condo in Makati.

We went to Manila. And it’s pretty much like any central place in a country.

We first walked to the Malaysian Embassy to enquire about me getting a visa for our next country Malaysia.

It was pretty easy and simple and about 12min walk to the embassy from our condo.

So I  got the copy of what is required to get my visa and the visa fee is $6.60 ( that is the cheapest visa I have ever processed).

After, we ended up in Manila and marcus got his first hair cut in phillippines and I also got my hair washed and blow dry and flat iron. We both got a manicure and I also got a pedicure. Marcus also got his first shave in a barbershop. And all that total cost was $32……what!!!! And wow!!! That’s what I said….and that price includes a major tip. Am loving phillippines already…..

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Marcus getting a clean shave…not sure what the towel suppose to do…but he loved it.

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Time to get shaving….

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My first super bright nails….new country, new colors…

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Got my hair washed pretty good and blow dry and flat iron…

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Our means of transportation…it’s a motor bike on the side…Marcus and MJ on it and the driver….so cool…this small thing can carry all 6 of us…

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Am enjoying this city

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We think we cool like that….we all about the Base no trouble…

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Trying to get a taxi from Manila back to Makati was not easy since the traffic is horrible after work hours…

Over all great adventure today….

Will be riding the Jeepney with the family soon….you wondering what that is? Well then keep an eye on our travel blog.

Phillippines exploration continues. …

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