Office Team Building at Palm Beach Resort, San Juan, Batangas

After one postponement, our office’s team building activity/strategic planning workshop/summer outing has finally pushed through last May 6 & 7. It was held at Palm Beach Resort in San Juan, Batangas. Since it fell on weekdays (Monday and Tuesday), our enjoyment was doubled. Having escaped work for two days straight was the best thing ever. Haha.


Palm Beach Resort in San Juan, Batangas is a lovely place. It’s also more private and less crowded than the other resorts in the popular Laiya beach strip. (It must be the fact that it’s in a different barangay already and is tucked behind the mountains.)

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Sunday Story: St. Pio, Johnny Rockets and Candy Crush Saga

The hubby and I woke up earlier than usual today. We headed to Manila to visit the St. Pio de Pietrelcina Centre in Libis, QC. We met up with my SIL there and attended the 10am mass. The priest talked about being and staying good for homily. He was adept at sharing the word of God and I was glad I found the time to listen to him.

After the mass, we checked out the nearby Eastwood Mall. Lunch was at Johnny Rockets where we ate overpriced hamburgers. (Review on my food blog soon.) Haha. To burn calories from the strawberry milkshake and all the hand-cut fries I ate, I suggested we go for a walk. We got inside the mall again and perused through shops. One novelty shop was selling personalized magnetic name tags and my SIL almost bought a piece but remembered just in time that a friend who has recently come home from a work stint abroad had one for her as pasalubong.

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Thursday Hotness

The heat outside is unbearable. It makes me want to take a bath every five minutes. If I had the money and the time, I’ll go on a beach trip pronto. I have only been to some of the country’s beautiful beaches and I know there’s still a lot, lot more waiting to be explored.

This intense heat is making me look forward to the coming weekend. The hubby and I plan to go to this resort in Cavite for a day tour and if we’ll like it there, we’ll bring the entire family for an outing, too.

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Company Outing at Matabungkay Beach Hotel

Yesterday was a fun-filled day for us as we had our summer outing at Matabungkay Beach Hotel in Lian, Batangas. I was with my fellow workers (and our respective families) from the restaurant where I work part-time.


Matabungkay looks old and rustic but is good enough for a day tour. That’s what I realized after our visit. Yes, we only had a day tour instead of the planned overnight stay because we were running on a limited budget. But still, nothing could stop us from spending the holiday at the beach!

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Company Outing

I just realized tomorrow’s a legal holiday here in the Philippines, it being Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor). I just also realized that tomorrow’s our scheduled company outing over at my part-time job. I thought it’s on Wednesday; I was so wrong. Haha.

Speaking of company outing, this is gonna be my first summer adventure this year. I initially thought the one at work would happen first (the one I arranged for) but for some reason, it got moved to a later date. Hay, life is really full of surprises.

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Summer Outing

It’s that time of the year again to hit the beach and bask in the glory of the sun. I’m talking about summer outings, my friends. Our office is not one to get left behind when it comes to summer outings especially now that we are allowed to have an all-expense-paid team building activity yearly.

But don’t get me wrong, the “all-expense-paid” part is quite an exaggeration. It’s not the “sky is the limit” kind. We’re never allowed to splurge because everything falls on a strict budget. But of course, we can still spend our own money if we like. Somehow, we’re still in control so we can have fun if we want to. And that’s what I like about it.

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