Weekend Story: First Time in Davao City + Father’s Day Weekend

My first trip to Mindanao happened last June 11th. It was kinda surreal for me. I was grateful for the opportunity of traveling for work. I was quite excited during the trip and to be honest, it felt more like a treat than a task to me. Anyway, I flew to Davao City along with our office director for a coordination meeting and ocular inspection and got back to Manila on the same day. I would be sent to Davao again, this time with our boss, on the 14th. Our office director and four other officemates would follow on the 15th and work there with me for our event on the evening of the 16th (Saturday). We all flew back to Manila on Sunday afternoon just in time to celebrate Father’s Day with our respective families. Our event at SMX Davao, which was in celebration of Eid’l Fitr, was a success. Our efforts have paid off and our boss was happy. It also helped big time that the people we worked with in Davao were efficient and simply awesome (hello, JD and Glenn!).



thank you for the warm welcome, Davao City! 😉


my room at Park Inn by Radisson


my breakfast plate (because I’m a sucker for hotel breakfast buffets, lol)


the view of the city and the sea from our hotel room


my Pancake House favorite (well, aside from their spaghetti and chicken!)


Korean lunch with my girl officemates


event venue


post-event photo with colleagues

On Sunday night, the Mabalays and the Techos converged at Robinsons Malate for a family dinner to pay tribute to the two fathers in the family. The hubby and I handed them a simple present and then we just chatted and ate the night away. The mall was jampacked with people and we almost drove back home because all restaurants had a long waitlist for tables. Good thing the senior citizens in our group had the patience to wait and before we knew it, we were already enjoying a simple dinner at Peri-Peri Chicken.


fam bam on Father’s Day 2018


the hubby with our two fathers


this photo…just because 😛

Belated happy father’s day to all the fathers out there! Your love and sacrifice for your family will never go unnoticed. Salute!

Have a fruitful and stress-free week, friends! 🙂

May you choose happiness always,

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8 Replies to “Weekend Story: First Time in Davao City + Father’s Day Weekend”

    1. Very warm and friendly ang mga tao sa Davao, yan ang impression ko sa kanila, nakakatuwa sila. Yang tatlong lugar na binanggit mo, sis, wala pa ako napuntahan ni isa. Gusto ko i-try yung white water rafting sa CDO! Hehe. 🙂

  1. I am happy to see all your travel-related posts even though these are all work. At least your work allows you to travel to other places!

    I visited Davao in 2008. Ay a decade ago na! It would be nice to go back again. In one of your pictures, it looks like there are a lot of developments going on there. Happy for other parts of the country where developments are happening.

  2. It’s nice when you get sent to a place for work and end up forgetting that you went there for work! 🙂 Natuwa ako when I saw your IG posts kasi I’ve always wanted to go to Davao kaso nauudlot lagi. Hehe.

    1. Correct! Thanks, Je! Pasyal mo si Zayne sa Davao soon, hehe. Sana makabalik ako sa Davao with loved ones at makapasyal sa mga eco parks dun. Saka sa Samal Island, I heard maganda rin daw ang dagat. 🙂

  3. Happy to see that your work brings you to different places! Was in Davao a decade ago and for sure there have been a lot of changes already!

    Belated Happy Father’s Day sa mga tatay sa family ninyo hehe.

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