For this year’s team building held last June 25 and 26, our office chose Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort. Actually, my boss knows the owner of the resort. What she did was she just made a call and voila, we were instantly booked for an overnight stay! Our reservation even came with a 15% discount, sa’n ka pa?
Aiyanar is a charming place tucked in Anilao in the sleepy town of Mabini, Batangas. Despite its classification as a first class municipality, Mabini has retained its serene and relaxing atmosphere. I was happy we pushed thru this outing despite the gloomy weather in Manila. It’s already June, after all, and the rains have started pouring.
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I left Manila for Iloilo City Thursday of last week. It was an official trip that saw my officemates and I working as a team to ensure the success of our event there. It turned out to be a smashing success, praise the Lord. Everything went well and we were very thankful to the people from the provincial government who made our work easier.
Iloilo is a bustling province. I never imagined it to be that way. My trip there made me realize, more than anything, that strong political will is still possible. And that unity among the government, the private sector, and the people is a must for a certain place to achieve progress and sustainable growth.
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Last weekend was special. The hubby and I may have not been able to go home in Bacoor but we had a happy and relaxing time in Manila with my in-laws. I, for one, had the chance to witness one of the simplest yet most intimate weddings, ever.
On Saturday, I traveled all the way to Lipa City in Batangas to attend my officemate and dear friend Gerlie’s wedding. (She finally married her childhood sweetheart after a decade of being in a relationship.) The wedding ceremony was held at St. Therese of the Child Jesus Parish and the reception followed at the main hall of Mt. Malarayat Golf and Country Club. The hubby wasn’t able to join me because he was still recovering from flu then. (He’s okay now, thank God!)
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After several years, the hubby and I have finally gone back to Baguio. This time around, my sister Jodie tagged along with us. It was her first time to visit Baguio and it seemed she had a blast even if it was just an overnight trip. Availing a vacation package from Edel’s Travel & Tours (this was our joke the entire time we were in Baguio!), she enjoyed the City of Pines by checking out as much tourist spots as our time and energy could handle.
Burnham Park on a Saturday morning
We stayed at Baguio Holiday Villas (BHV) on Legarda Road. It’s been our hotel of choice ever since the hubby and I first visited Baguio as a couple several years ago. We just love it there! The cozy vibe, the lush gardens in front of the villas, the very good service, the location, the low rates, the cleanliness, and a few more things. In short, we highly recommend it. Haha.
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Note: This is an “extended” weekend story covering our short Bohol trip last March 14 to 19, 2015.
With the untimely death of the hubby’s grandmother, a trip to Bohol was imperative. The hubby and I went on leave for a few days so we could attend Lola Betty’s funeral service. We left for Tagbilaran City on Saturday and went back to Manila just yesterday.
Maayos naman ang naging burol ni Lola Betty sa kanilang bahay sa San Isidro, Bohol. Maraming taong dumating para makiramay. Nang silipin ko ang mukha nya sa ataul, nakita kong mapayapa naman ito. Sumali kami ng aking mister sa mga padasal at nakihalubilo sa mga bisita. Noong Linggo ang huling gabi ng lamay at talaga namang napuyat kaming lahat. Pero ayos lang, para naman yun kay Lola Betty. Bagama’t tunay na nakakalungkot ang pagkawala nya, naniniwala naman kami na nasa mas maayos na kalagayan na sya ngayon.
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