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For Bela's Room

Posted by abie on 2:53 AM in
Bela has been attending drum lessons at Academy of Rock for more than a year now. Her drum set is placed in her room which is just across our room. Now that Zaak has arrived, we know that we have to do something so Zaak will not be bothered if Bela would want to play with her drums.

We are working on a limited budget but thankfully we discovered a cheaper way to sound proof Bela’s room and that is with the use of egg crate foam. That is why hubby plans to buy egg crate foam this coming weekend so he can start to sound proof Bela’s room.

Bela and hubby is really excited with this project because finally they can continue their jamming sessions without disturbing our precious little one.

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Tagaytay again

Posted by abie on 2:47 AM in ,
For the nth time, we went to Tagaytay again last weekend as hubby wanted to unwind and I was making the most of my last two weekends before I go back to work. But to change things a little, we decided to visit Paradizoo this time. Paradizoo is a mini zoo and themed farm located in Cavite. We left Manila around 11 AM already so we just grabbed food for takeout along SLEX and we head straight to Paradizoo. I haven’t uploaded the pictures yet but this is one of the family pictures that we took inside Paradizoo:
Bela and Cobi really had a blast even though there are just a few animals in the zoo. But they enjoyed it because some of the animals are just freely roaming around the farm so the kids had a chance to play and pet the animals. After our visit to Paradizoo, we went to Carlo’s Pizza for merienda before heading back home to Manila.

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Celebrating our 9th

Posted by abie on 9:28 PM in , ,
Last January 29, we celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary. I can’t believe time flies that fast. I can still remember when hubby and I were still preparing for our wedding and now here we are. We were able to stick with each other for 9 years. LOL.

We did not have any big celebration. What is important for us is that we are together on that day and we have spent some quality time together even if it is just for a couple of hours. We left home early and we went to our favorite out of town getaway, Tagaytay. It was an impromptu decision. We actually had reservations at Vikings but hubby decided to take a long drive. I did not even know where to eat as hubby like to try a new restaurant.

Thanks to my viber friends as they were able to give me suggestions in an instant and so we ended up eating at Steaktown at Lake House Hotel and we just enjoyed our sumptuous steak:




I am really thankful to God for giving me hubby and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else but with him.

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Celebrating my 36th

Posted by abie on 11:07 PM in
Last January 19 was my birthday and since it falls on a weekend, hubby convinced me that we celebrate it in Tagaytay.

We left the house around 5:30 as we wanted to catch the first mass at Pink Sisters Church:

After mass, we also dropped by Little Souls Church:

Then we went straight to Sky Ranch and we are just in time for its opening at 10 AM. But we were surprised as the parking was already full even though they just opened. The kids really had fun at Sky Ranch as they were able to try almost all the rides.


By 1 PM we are all hungry already and so we went to Breakfast at Antonio’s for lunch. It was our first time there and even if it is late already for lunch, we still waited for at least 30 minutes to be seated. But the wait was worth it as we love their food and we are definitely going back:

After our late lunch, the kids played for a bit in the garden at the back of the restaurant and we had our pictorial for my Photo Projects and then we head back home.



It was really a perfect birthday…almost, if not for the last text message that I received that day (but I don’t think it deserves a blog post). But I am really thankful because I spent my special day with hubby and the kids and I wouldn’t spend it any other way.

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Top 3 Affordable Bridesmaid Dresses

Posted by abie on 9:53 PM in ,
Along with wedding gowns, we see beautiful bridesmaid dresses in bridal catalogues and online stores. A lot of the designs for bridesmaid dresses are simple yet elegant but they are not supposed to be prettier than wedding gowns. Furthermore, some brides with a limited budget might cut their wedding's cost by sacrificing the gowns of the bridesmaids. Having said that, the online store Dress First has many high quality and affordable bridesmaid dresses to choose from. Some of them are:

Empire Strapless Knee-Length Chiffon Bridesmaid Dress With Sash, 92.99 USD - Everyone would probably suit this simple empire dress. It does not offer much when it comes to design but it still looks more than its real price. Brides with a limited budget and those who do not like plenty of frills will love this.


Sheath Strapless Knee-Length Satin Bridesmaid Dress, 70.99 USD - If I see this dress at the mall I would not have guessed that it is less than a hundred bucks. It is simple yet classy, something that you can wear even in other occasions. The hemline and neckline are just about perfect. The chocolate color is beautiful as well

A-Line/Princess Strapless Knee-Length Taffeta Bridesmaid Dress, 90.99 USD - One of the most affordable bridesmaid dresses in Dress First, this A-Line dress with a sash is really pretty. It is soft because it is made of taffeta. The knee-length hemline and neckline are just about right. This bridesmaid dress is sexy without going overboard.

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