Hubby wants to practice his driving skills so he did all thedriving whenever we went to stroll elsewhere. Our company held our 1st general assembly for this year yesterday and I thought I can have a little coffee with my officemates after that. But hubby suddenly had an idea to go to Global City in Taguig and decided to pick me up after the event. It’s our first time going there with the car and hubby was lost because I have this trouble reading street signs and directions because I didn’t have my eyeglass with me. But we eventually reached Market! Market! and we safely parked our car.
As usual, Nathan had a blast walking around Bonifacio High Street. He doesn’t want to be held while walking and he loves to chase all the dogs walking around the area. I just can’t believe he’s growing that fast and smart too. It was another first for my mother in law too, who often told us she wants to see what Serendra looks like. I’m eyeing Serendra to celebrate Valentine’sDay but I think I have to surprise hubby with a buffet dinner in a hotel.
Day 3 comes with a heavy heart. We still want to extend with our vacation but we have work tomorrow and we need time to rest before hard work begins. I heart to hubby’s wish on having more long vacation, more than me, he is the one who works through long hours being in the IT field.
But reality bites and we need to make most of our shorten time today and we begin by eating at the Inn’s restaurant fronting the bay and Nate’s first taste of the sea shore. He’s annoyed at first on why’s the sand tickling his feet but when he went farther enough to touch the water he jumps and play with it until we need to carry him back to our place (which is only just across the street) because the sun is getting hotter even if it just 730 in the morning.
We just stayed in our place and packed our belongings and we checked out an hour before our time and spent the remainder of our time checking on some goods to buy in Puregold Duty Free store and some on-sale stores nearby. Hubby particularly requested to have our lunch in S&R and good thing they have a meal promo.The Blue bunny ice cream tastes really creamy and their pizza and burger are really delicious.
When I saw the road sign of going to Manila, it’s time to say goodbye to a wonderful place like Subic. I hope we have another chance on staying there once more.
Day 2 starts with having a Jollibee breakfast with lots of pan cakes for Nathan. And then we decided to visit the hotels museum and had a little stroll at the sea shore. Hubby wants to have fun in our room and everybody get along even baby Nathan.
We had a lunch in the hotel’s by the bay restaurant and we checked out at past 12nn and we went straight to our new place near the Dewey Ave.
Our next pit stop is Zoobic Safari. Following the road just like going to Ocean Adventure, hubby knows the way and we went to see the tigers and the crocodiles that made the zoo well known to visitors. The only problem is that it was so hot and we have to walk around the area in that hot sunny day. Good thing Nathan didn’t throw any tantrums just like the other babies we’ve seen and I guess because he enjoys looking on the many amazing exotic animals along the way. After of almost 3 hours in the Zoo, we went back to our place and go straight to the shower.
We went in Subic Fiesta Carnival that night and I enjoyed our stint there more than anybody else. I unleashed my kiddie side of me and played the games and won. We end up carrying 1.5l of coke, and prizes on our way back in the Inn. We are so tired again I was left alone doing this blog and they are all sleeping soundly beside me. I really love this vacation.
Hubby made some urgent plan on going to Subic and stay in Subic for 3 days with just one week notice to me to look for a place to stay. I have to check online and go though some available hotels but unfortunately, most hotels are fully booked. So my last resort is to book different hotels in 2 nights just to accommodate us. One being quite expensive and the other are economical.
We hope to drive early in the morning but we are so tired and sleepy the night before that we end up in the road going to Subic at almost 8am. Hubby braved to drive his car in a long trip for the first time and I’m so happy that he did all the driving.
Driving in SCTEX made the entire long trip worthwhile. We had a short stop in McDonalds and we enjoyed the nature that surrounds us, it's just picturesque. Country roads are really amazing.
Since our check in time is 2PM, I urged hubby to try the famous New Feng Huang Chinese restaurant in Subic instead of the usual Gerry’s Grill in boardwalk. The foods are great and delicious but quite expensive. They gave us a free Tikoy (Chinese New Year cake) since Monday is their New Year and that's why we had this vacation (public holiday).
We went straight to our hotel in Argonaut St. after we ate and Nathan had a blast walking around in our spacious room. The hotel is overlooking the sea and they had a small museum from the relics they’ve got underwater. Hubby promised to check it out before we leave the place tomorrow. It’s quite hot outside so we just stayed in our room to cool down.
Next stop is the Ocean Adventure and though Nathan cried in surprised when dolphins jump out of the water in one of their exhibition. I even captured one dolphin happily greeted us before the show start. Nathan loves the Sea Lion show and fascinated with salt water fishes in the aquarium and we heard him saying shhh... shhh as in fish while pointing on the colourful fishes in the tank.
Day 1 ends with us strolling around the area. We are so tired after dinner that everybody wants to rest and sleep.
I’ve been under pressure the whole week that I’m longing for this day, Friday, to come. I’m acting a bit weird that even if it’s only Monday, I’m wishing that the next day will be Friday. But can you blame me when you have a new job that requires you to transfer from one computer to another? Or maybe I am not used in doing that but I hope all will be okay on the days to come. I just need a comprehensive time management to do multi-tasking from now on.
But forget about the stress, I finally made some reservations for our Subic get away tomorrow. That added some pressures on my mind when most of the hotels I’ve checked online are fully booked. But alas! I’ve made a reservation before the day ends but I booked on two different hotels but just the same it sounds cool.
I’m looking forward for our Subic adventure and Nathan will come with us together with my Mom and mother in-law. Happy weekend!
I was quite overwhelmed with the scope of work I had this year. I know I have to adjust fast and learn quick or else I will have deal to one of many nightmares of my life while at the office, ha-ha! Kidding aside, I need to brave myself on many changes that will happen this year. But most of all, I need to focus and do a perfect time management to be able to carry on with my new tasks.
I’m quite surprise that when I checked on the clock it was almost end of office hours and I was rushing to the rest room to do my thing and aside from that I’m worried that I will divert my other attention by eating. Oh my, I will have to concentrate on my diet but what can I do when I feel so busy and the foods are pouring beside my table because that’s the only thing my office mates wants to do when pressured and stressed was to eat, eat and eat.
So I have to say it’s a whole new world for us this year. I hope and pray to God we can make it through.
I took my first leave from work this year because Nathan needs to see his pedia, his LBM is worsening and I’m afraid it will lead to dehydration and we don’t want that to happen. Good thing that his health card from hubby’s company is now effective since January.
I don’t want to change his paediatrician anymore but then when I checked on the card’s coordinator I found out that his paediatrician is included in the lists of accredited doctors. We were so glad that I never have to change Nate’s doctor anymore. Nate was subjected to fecalysis test and he advised to drink lots of fluid and some vial to prevent his diarrhea from getting worst. His doctor reminds us to observe his moods, or if his lips get dry and his if he gets lethargic. But looking at him he is so active and loves to play and I pray that despite of his watery poos, he will respond to the medicine his doctor gave him. And I just spent my whole Friday being with my baby. I love the bonding moments.
I had a not so good feeling during the first week this year. Maybe I need a good body massage to help boost my energy or else I will be feeling this way all though out. Or I can blame the ever changing weather because people are starting to get sick because of this sunny-rainy weather. That will count as one of those reasons.
I don’t believe much on the New Year resolutions because I can’t keep one too. Ha-ha! I actually list down all I want to achieve this year and so far the only check my Starbucks planner got among the many to-do lists I write down is the air bike I badly needed to trim down my heavy weight.
Funny that shoes inventory and clean up is included in my to-do. Hubby wanted me to clean my shoe racks and throw away those old shoes and sandals whose just adding a safe home for cockroaches and spider webs.
With my long lists to fulfill including some impossible ones, I need to stay on focus.I will have to start banking and investing which I will be very happy if I’ll see a check mark on it on my planner.I really have to cross fingers more often.
Oh, Thursday, first week of the year is about to end and I’m still not recovering from my holiday fatigue contrary to my dream of ultimate relaxation and get away plans. I think I should not get my long vacation in between December holidays again. Hubby’s nephew celebrated his 10th birthday last night in the house, I should start on my diet and even reminding hubby not to forget to buy me an air bike. But a hot pansit and ice cream are such a tempting food to ignore, so ate again knowing I should be at our room doing some exercise. I should be firm on not looking on our dining table so I will not see what’s on top of it. I need to do it for my own sake, I’m feeling heavy right now and eating at night will not do me good.
I still have some uncooked left over foods in the refrigerator and that is my priority this weekend. Operation cleans up ref.
I’m starting my 2012 at work feeling sleepy and though I have lots of things to do I still have the urge to lie down and sleep. I haven’t got my full rest from last weekend’s New Year celebration plus hubby decided (out of plan) that we should go to Tagaytay unprepared and getting some leftover foods we can bring along with us. How I wish I can object because all I wanted to do is to sleep the whole morning but they have all this on-the-go spirit and I don’t want to ruined it so I tagged along and it's cooler in Tagaytay but I thought all the people in the Metro decided to spent their New Year in that place too. Quite a traffic! We just enjoyed our lunch and the views and the cool breeze. And when Nathan slept from the entire trip back home I take the opportunity to sleep with him but that wasn’t enough till now. I need to get back my energy because there will be no more long holiday until this January 23.
I feel heavy from eating a lot, I know. So aside from wishing I'll be very very nice as my New Year’s resolution, I will have to focus on dieting. So help me God. Please! :)
New Year! 2012! It was such a pain and gain 2011 for us and for my family. I thank God for the wonderful year behind us. Amidst Nathan’s hospitalization before his first birthday, we were able to pull it through with God’s help.
A friend in the office asked us what the most memorable moments we had last year. And I said when God gave Nathan to us and hubby was promoted in his new job. We were able make it through the year and I was able to help my family too. There are so many things that happened and I can’t recall all of them anymore and there are also challenges and sacrifice but when you have strong faith to God anything is possible.
I have high hopes this year. I just wish I will be able to open a small business with my sisters. I just have to focus on that and I pray that God will bless us more.