Out For A Quick Vacation To Dapitan City

One of the things that I am so thankful for is having crazy and spontaneous friends! It is having friends like them that allows me to have fun, experience new things, and TRAVEL – unplanned! hahaha!

Okay, so two of my closest gym freak friends decided that we go on a roadtrip to Dapitan one morning after working out. Us being adventurous and totally free decided we get it a go over the weekend right that very morning (Tuesday – 4 days before the weekend! haha!). So off we will go to Dapitan City for one Summer escapade (Yes! long overdue post here :D)!

Before I continue, here’s a little preview about Dapitan City or Ciudad de Dapitan in Spanish. It is a third-class city in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines on the island of Mindanao. It took us around 6 hours to get to Dapitan from Cagayan de Oro. It could’ve been shorter but, we went through another route after seeing the super long line of cars at the Mukas Barge Terminal. That was actually a horrible idea as it took us forever to get to Dapitan. Good thing I was with the crazy two so the trip was full of laughter despite the longer route we got ourselves into.

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All smiles despite being tired due to the reroute we made ourselves! haahhaha! Jutell (our sexy driver is a wheel warrior! lol!). The slow rock music kept us entertained as we journeyed through the seem to be never ending road to Dapitan City.

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Welcome to Dapitan! #ChoosePhilippines #beautifulphilippines #Philippines

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That was actually a quick tour as we were set to go back home early Monday (we all have work). We stayed at a friend’s house which is by the way few steps away from the fantasy land and the boulevard! How convenient is that! Okay, I don’t have much to say, I’ll let the photos do the talking. 🙂 (more…)

Guitar and Music – The Mom and Sons Bonding

One of the biggest thing that brought me and my kids together is music. Both me and my youngest Jhed loves to sing while my eldest NJ loves to play the guitar. For me, jamming with my boys is the coolest thing ever! So proud of my eldest son who actually learned to play the guitar by himself through the help of the Internet. We had him subscribed to an online lesson for just a month where he can view tutorials and some tabs to practice but after that, everything he did by himself.

He first used a hallow guitar given by his grandfather then later on found playing the electric guitar more interesting. We actually have 2 (my dad’s) and he gave one to my son. Though he have on already, I am actually looking into buying him a new one. Something with the joe signature would be cool! It is supposed to be a surprise but I decide to have it checked by him to ensure he really really likes it! I am totally excited for our next jam as we are covering a new song in our new home! yay!

Moving In and New Beginnings

“Today is the start of a new adventure. New challenges to face, new memories to make, and new obstacles to overcome”

It’s been quite a while since my last update here and I feel so guilty for actually been missing a lot! Life’s been both crazy and fun lately. Crazy to a point that it almost took me out of my blogging cycle (baaaad I know!). Not that my life’s been boring, it has been always fun (all because I chose to be happy despite all the odds and circumstances) but it somehow got crazier — in a good and exciting way. And then it even got crazier when the moving in to a new home came in the picture!

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Moving in to a new home brought me tons of emotions that most of them I can’t actually explain, but for sure sadness and excitement were both there. Sad because I will be leaving a home where so much memories were made. The happiest and the most painful memories all worthy to cherish (yes! even the most painful memories! because those made me the strong woman that I am now). On the other hand, I am excited because a new home means new beginnings! Definitely excited to make new memories in this new home with my boys. I know this won’t be easy, I know things won’t be perfect but I am hopeful that with God’s help, we will be creating amazing memories especially now that my boys are on this teenager stage, a stage where thank God, I can still very much relate!

Everything is still a bit messy after our transfer so it’s kind of stressful for me as I am doing most of the sorting out. It’ll probably take me a month to have everything sort out! lol! I’m not in a hurry anyway! Taking things slowly. Now thinking of cabinets, closet, floormats, paints, bulbs, curtains, padlocks, etc as I am writing this! hahahaha! So please excuse me, I need to run! this is just a quick update! Will be sharing more when we are totally settled. To all solo mommas who were able to pull off a new home transfer successfully, hats off to you!! Wish me luck!

Smart to offer iPhone SE

[May 11, 2016] Unrivaled mobile services provider Smart Communications today announced it will offer iPhone SE, the most powerful phone with a four-inch display, beginning on May 26.

iphone SE from Smart

iPhone SE packs the power of iPhone 6s in a beloved compact aluminum design that customers love, featuring a stunning four-inch Retina display and four gorgeous metallic finishes, including rose gold. With the exceptional performance of the advanced 64-bit A9 chip, longer battery life, camera innovations including a 12-megapixel iSight camera, Live Photos, the ability to record in 4K and Touch ID with Apple Pay, iPhone SE is the perfect phone for everyone who wants a smaller phone. Be among the first to get hold of the iPhone SE by registering at www.smart.com.ph/iPhoneSE

“iPhone SE proves that indeed big things can come in small packages, and we can’t wait for more Filipinos to enjoy Apple’s top-of-the-line features in such a compact and affordable device,” said Smart Brand Head Kathy C. Carag.

“And as we always say, your phone is only as powerful as your network. Smart’s nationwidest network powers the new iPhone SE to keep up with your very active mobile lifestyle – from your daily dose of mobile surfing and gaming, instant social media sharing, and seamless music and video streaming on the fly,” she added.

Smart will make the iPhone SE available at Smart Stores and Smart Online Store at store.smart.com.ph. For updates, visit www.smart.com.ph/iPhoneSE. For more information on iPhone, please visit www.apple.com/iphone

Smart Bro’s Hottest Deal this Summer – 4G Pocket Wifi 888

For someone like me who is working online, Internet downtime is a big No No. As much as possible I always ensure that my connection is 100% working all the time. And then, enter the moving/relocating dilemma! My first worry is my Internet connection! One of the #HardtoGets things in this country is the speedy transfer of your broadband connection because you have to go through a lot of processes and protocols to get the job done and get your account and physical connection transferred to your new location! PLUS! the uncertainty of the connectivity’s availability in your new area. The thought of it is stressing me out! like seriously! I cannot miss days of work just because I moved to a new home!

smart bro 888 pocket wifi

THEN! I head about SMART’s launching of its hottest deal this summer: the #SmartBro888 where its 4G Pocket Wi-Fi is now at a very affordable price! For only 888 pesos, I am ensured of a reliable Internet connection anytime and anywhere! Imagine, I can enjoy up to 12mbps of Internet speed and I don’t have to spend much on my initial purchase because it is preloaded with 150MB valid for 30 days! The fact that it can share up to 10 connections is also a relief since my boys needs to connect as well.

If like me, you are poised to get yourself this SmartBro 4G Pocket Wifi, it is best to pair it with SurfMax 85 – All day surfing up to 800MB/day, valid for 2 days. All you have to do is Subscribe to Surfmax85 via Smart Online Store: smrt.ph/brosurfmax-85.

I can now take my Internet connection out of my relocating worry list since #SmartBro888 4G Pocket Wifi will have it covered. Go get your own 4G Pocket WIFI for only P888 via Smart Online Store: smrt.ph/pwifi888 only until June 30, 2016.

Not convinced yet? Well, here’s why you should go ahead and avail it (these sealed the deal for me)!

WiFi for sharing. Let’s you share internet connection with family and friends so you can all surf together.
Multi-gadget connection. With SMART 4G Pocket WiFi, I can now connect my smartphone and laptop altogether. Nothing to fret since the gadget can connect up to 10 devices.
Mobility. The device comes in handy which would enable me to stay connected anytime, anywhere (and you can, too!)
Powered by the largest broadband connection. Wherever I may be, I am assured that I can enjoy, and so are you, an ultra-fast speed powered by multiple sites throughout the country.