Our Day Tour at Panglao Island Nature Resort and Spa

Part of our short Bohol vacation last March 14 to 19, 2015 was a side trip to the beach. The hubby and I had a day tour at Panglao Island Nature Resort and Spa (PINRS). We initially wanted to stay overnight but our crazy schedule didn’t allow it. It was perfectly okay because after having a small chat with the lifeguard by the pool side, we found out we couldn’t afford an overnight accommodation there, anyway. Rooms start at P10,000 per night including dinner and breakfast. Ouch.

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The day tour rate of PINRS is P550 per head, the P400 of it being consumable. Laking tipid, diba? It’s like we just paid P150 for the entrance and use of amenities, which I have to say, were very satisfactory. Let our pictures show you my point:

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Weekend Story: Tagaytay-Nasugbu Road Trip (a.k.a. #PippoDay 2014)

The hubby and I, along with my mom and two sisters, went on a road trip yesterday. It was the 28th of September and we were remembering our little angel Pippo. Destinations were Tagaytay and Nasugbu. We left our Bacoor home at around 8:45am and reached Nasugbu two hours after. We were grateful for the nice weather (alternating between sunny and cool), the fun experience and our safe return back home.

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In Nasugbu, we heard the morning mass (11:00am) at the Transfiguration Chapel housed inside Calereuga Retreat Center.

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Anilao Getaway

Last May 26th and 27th were epic. Two days of pure fun and relaxation. We had our office outing/team building at Vista Aplaya Resort, a pretty little beach resort in Anilao, Mabini, Batangas. Trivia (at least for me): Anilao is one of the barangays in the municipality of Mabini. It was just an overnight stay but we made the most of it by enjoying the beach. We ate delicious, home-cooked food and snorkeled to our hearts’ content (while our rich boss was diving in the deep).

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by the infinity pool

We were lucky to have the place all to ourselves because we arrived there on a Monday and left the next day (both weekdays). I loved everything about it, from the accommodation and the Instagram-worthy infinity pool and gardens to the buffet meals served to us and the great service. We would have extended our stay except our budget was limited. Haha.

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Driving Skills

I’m a new driver and I know I still have tons of things to learn when it comes to driving properly and safely. I’m just so happy to report that I just claimed my driver’s license ID this morning at LTO-Tayuman District Office. I applied for it last May 2nd and after 26 days, my ID’s here! Good job, LTO-Tayuman!

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this is it!

My driving journey has just begun. And I’m so excited about it. So far, I’ve driven in Bacoor and in Manila. I still have many places in my to-drive-in list. Hopefully, I can cross out all of them soon. I also hope the hubby will be as cooperative as possible. Haha.

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Post Valentine’s Day Celebration: Double Date in Tagaytay

This morning, the hubby and I went to a double date with my parents in Tagaytay. We met them up at McDonald’s St-Dominic in Bacoor and after having breakfast there, we drove straight to the country’s second summer capital. Upon arriving there, we were welcomed by the chilly breeze. I liked that there was still no traffic but more people were already starting to come out in groups.

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It was my parents’ first time in Tagaytay. So, we took tons of pictures for posterity’s sake. For lunch, we availed of the eat-and-drink-all-you-can offering of Celina’s Cafe and Restaurant. Price was P325 per head plus 3% city government tax. The food was okay but nothing special, just your simple home-cooked meals. What we appreciated more was the setting, it was cozy enough and gave us a nice view of the famous Taal Lake.

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First Time at Obando Church

Yesterday, the hubby and I, along with my superfriend Nice and my good friend Melay, went on a road trip all the way to Obando, Bulacan. It was Mama Mary’s birthday yesterday and my three religious companions wanted to visit a church we haven’t visited yet as a way of celebrating this holy occasion. We left our Bacoor home at 7am and we were glad to make it just in time for the 9am mass.

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during mass inside Obando Church

The drive to Obando Church (also known as San Pascual Baylon Parish) was long and tiring but it was super worth it. Coming from Cavite, after EDSA and Monumento in Caloocan, you have to drive past Samson Road and turn right at M.H. del Pilar St. all the way to Polo Plaza and from there, the church is only a few kilometers away.

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