Tag Archives: Palawan

See You Soon, Palawan!

A few years back, my friends and I visited the wonderful province of Palawan. Due to time constraints, we were only able to visit a few must sees in Puerto Princesa and El Nido. We had so much fun then and everything that we did were DIY. There were only 3 of us on that travel, and it was pure luck that Bambi, was a self confessed traveller, and she made all the necessary arrangements and itinerary. All Rney and I did were to go with the flow and pay for whatever is needed. I think I was able to spend around 6K the entire trip, only because I splurged on pasalubongs and food everytime we dine out.

This year, Babe and I will celebrate our second wedding anniversary and semi financial freedom, in Palawan. Babe wanted to see the underground river, and I am more than happy to oblige. This will be the first time that we will leave Geoff for a few days, we are quite sure that he will be in good hands.


From one of the islands during the Honda Bay Tour


Entrance to the Underground River


The sign right before you get to the actual entrance 😀

I am done arranging our IT and our lodging. I will be depositing the down payment for the tours by end of month. Surely, I will post about our adventure after. I can hardly wait!

Throwback Thursday

A couple of months ago, I started seeing hashtags for Throwback Thursday, Back then, I was still in my “ignoramus” mode and was wondering what it was for. The only clue I had was that the pictures were old, that it must be a trend somewhere, and someone must have started the said fad. So anyway, I finally got the chance to jump in on the band wagon and here I am today, spamming everyone on facebook for what I think were very good #throwbackthursday pictures (haha!).

I have posted these earlier:


Our certificate for completing the Mt. Ugo traverse. 2011 (Ang payat ko. syet.)


Jop and Rai when they were a 4 months old. BI si Rai, tutok sa TV!


Jop’s first taste of Cerelac when he was 5 months old. Yes. We were excited and could not wait to feed him.

Still, there are some things that I miss, and here are some of the snippets down the memory lane:


After party, Josu’s wedding, 2009


My original baby, Kuking. I don’t think I will forgive myself. Ever.


First topload and visit to Palawan. 2011. With Rney and Bambi


The climb that started my passion for mountain hiking. Mt. Manabu. Special thanks to Jaimie and family

So there. I wanted to share more pictures, but I can’t seem to find most of it. This is throwback thursday and I guess, most people wanted to re-live moments in their lives to have something to smile and laugh about.

Review: Gluta C Intense Whitening Body Scrub

When I was still single, one of my must-haves are whitening soaps. My skin complexion is fair, and I want to keep it that way. Let’s face it, most ladies want to be fair skinned. So aside from papaya and gluta soaps, I also make it a point to have body scrub sessions in nearby spas. Fast forward to the point when I got pregnant, I stopped the whitening soaps. Bawal daw kasi. Until I got used to using a regular bath soap until now.


The Gluta C Intense Whitening Body Scrub – another miracle in a small container 🙂

I discovered the Sample Room recently. This is my second try with them, and this time, I opted to try the Gluta C Intense Whitening Body Scrub. I am no virgin when using scrubs at home. I chose to stop it before because I found the salt itself irritating to my skin, however, when I tried using this scrub, there were no stinging feel, and it rinses easy too. Perfect for someone who does not have enough to take a longer bath time (pathetic excuse of a newbie mom, I know!). In addition, the price is affordable. The regular price of the same container in the picture is only Php 99.75. Not bad if you are looking for an effective whitening product. Let me also share something else.


This is my knee after about 3 uses of the scrub. This dark spot on my knee was twice as dark before usage

After I gave birth, I never really took the time in checking if my body parts regained it’s color. Sure the skin in my neck and armpits are ok-looking now, however, imagine my surprise when I noticed a really rough spot on my right knee. When I finally took notice, the skin was so dark, it really contrasted my natural color. When I wear shorts, kitang kita sya, kaasar talaga. Anyway, the photo above is a testimony that the scrub works. It’s not back to it’s natural tone, but it’s close. I can then once again flair in my shorts (LOL!).

Aside from wearing comfortable clothes as a mean of staying beautiful this summer (due to the heat), I will continue hydrating myself. This means 8 glasses or more of water and moisturizing before going to bed. I’d like to add exercise to the list, pero indoors lang. I have this bogus work schedule add up a very makulit toddler that I have to prioritize as well (excuses, excuses!). I will also add the Gluta C scrub to my grocery list to compensate my inability to afford a body scrub from a spa.

And so, to end this blog post, let me post some of my “adventures”. I will be going back to Palawan this September, this time with my hubby for our second anniversary. It will no longer be summer, but as long as there is sun and sand, there will be an opportunity for me to bring back my natural colors effortlessly. 🙂

My travels - I miss these!

My travels – I miss these!