Bohol Tours and Travel: Panglao Beach

Before summer ended and a week before Noah starts school, our little family went to Bohol for a big reunion with my husband’s family on his dad’s side. It was a trip of many firsts for us: Noah’s first beach experience, husband and I’s first beach trip since our honeymoon,  first trip with Joshua’s whole family, and first time for us to meet his relatives.

It was my first time in Bohol too. It was just a quick trip but I can say I enjoyed every minute. I even got teary-eyed when Noah was finally playing on the sand. Husband and I were sitting on the shore watching our toddler play when he suddenly said, “Dati tayong dalawa lang ngayon tatlo na tayo.” Of course, the Drama Queen in me was moved. It was an “Awww” moment not just for me but also for my husband. It really meant something that he is that kind of family guy I’ve always dreamed of. He exceeded my expectations when it comes to being a husband and a father to Noah especially.

Enough of the drama. Allow me to share with you photos of our Bohol trip.

About to check-in with the soon-to-be pilot Uncle Sam...
About to check-in with the soon-to-be pilot Uncle Sam…
This little boy likes airplanes…
Noah: I wanna be a pilot someday.

 

Snapshots of our Bohol Trip

 

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Sun and sand, finally!
So serene…
Noah enjoying the shore…
Standard beach photo… haha!
It’s no fun when you’re alone…
Castaway or Survivor?

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And so castles made of sand, fall in the sea, eventually.

 

Shopping at Mega Bangna Bangkok Thailand

It’s been more than a month since I last posted here. Life happened. Yet again. Haha. Christmas Rush has extended until this month. It’s February and I still feel stressed. Stressed but in a very good way.

I don’t know where and how to start there are just too many things to share. I shall start posting photos here from the albums saved on my desktop. I am in the process of backing up and decluttering my files (and our stuff too) so here goes… 😀

Mega Bangna

It’s Thailand’s SM MOA. It’s the biggest mall in Bangkok today. I was there during the week it first opened back in May 2012. Last November, I finally got to bring my husband and son together with my mom. First stop was IKEA for lunch and some shopping. I bought a lot of stuff at IKEA for home and other people but nothing for me.

I visited another Cath Kidston store and I was overwhelmed with the items but mostly with the price. Hehe. I didn’t buy anything because by the time I got to the store, I was already feeling guilty spending about 4,000 Baht (around P6,000) in IKEA alone. I had to stop myself from grabbing something and bringing out my credit card. Husband was with me so I was too careful. Haha!

Enough of the kwento, photos na lang. 😀

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[Photos] Gateway Ekamai Mall in Bangkok Thailand

Since this Bangkok trip was all about family, we didn’t go out much except for trips to the mall and the grocery. On the first day, Josh and I went on a date in the evening as I still had to work in the afternoon. We went to that new mall in the corner of Ekkamai. My sister and her family live somewhere along the Ekkamai Road which is like Makati Avenue. I find their condo very convenient as it’s near the BTS — Bangkok Mass Transit System— their version of our MRT.  You can walk or ride a cab to the BTS Ekkamai Station.

The Gateway Ekkamai mall is located along Sukhumvit Road near the BTS Ekkamai Station. Each of the train station have malls like we do here so it’s really very convenient. We got to the Gateway Ekkamai at around 7:30 pm so we didn’t expect to see much. Good thing the stores close at 10 pm so we had enough time.

View from the BTS Ekkamai Station

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[Bangkok] To the Airport!

Two weeks too late. I figured it’s easier for me to share photos of our recent travel instead of writing about them. I’ll be posting different photoblog entries for each part or each day of our Bangkok trip because there are just too many. I’ve shared my UNIQLO Siam Paragon and Cath Kidston Bangkok shopping experience already but allow me to share more. 🙂

Off to the Clark Airport….

Thank you Lolo Abe for driving us to the Clark Airport! Happy Birthday!
Sunday NLEX Driving

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[Bangkok] Cath Kidston in Thailand

 

One of the brands I super love is Cath Kidston. I fell in love with the vintagefeel and floral prints of the items. I learned about the company from Daphne. It was the first time I liked flower prints since I used to hate them. I guess I’m getting old. I used to cringe at the thought of flowery fabric and thought it was too girly. And then when I learned about Cath Kidston, I changed my mind.

I couldn’t find Cath Kidston in Manila two years ago. I searched eBay for Cath Kidston bags and bought these two.

Cath Kidston Oil-cloth Floral Bags

I use these two oil-cloth waterproof bags often because they’re very feminine and are waterproof.  Imagine my excitement when my sister told me that Cath Kidston was opening in Bangkok, Thailand. Finally, a store I could actually visit someday. It opened earlier this year. Right now, there are three stores in Bangkok. I happened to visit two: Cath Kidston Mega Bangna and a section in Siam Paragon Mall.

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Hotel H20 Manila Review

I haven’t been to Hotel H20 yet but I’m wishing the hotel management accommodate my request to use an expired voucher I purchased from Ensogo last May. Expiry was last October 15. I totally forgot about this because of work and family life but I would like to avail ot the Hotel H20 promo soon. I’m not pushing for a weekend schedule as I understand the hotel might be busy during the weekends. A weekday sked is fine with me.

I’ve been to Manila Ocean Park already but I heard the Hotel H20 experience is something. I’m looking forward to the Hotel H20 Aqua Room experience. I tried e-mailing Ensogo but sadly, they declined my request. After several e-mails, I was still heartbroken. I was told to contact Hotel H20 directly. I did and reservation officer Grace Fortu suggested that I send an e-mail. I just did. I’m hoping to receive a favorable reply.

Wish me luck! Looking forward to actually experiencing the hotel with my boys. 🙂

 

UPDATE: Hotel H20 Manila declined my request. The Senior Associate said ‘terms and conditions are strictly imposed on promotional rate‘. I wasted P5,000. =(

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