Saturday, April 28, 2007

Summer Fun at Subic

Last weekend we had great time at Subic. Our sales team from the office decided to spend the weekend at Subic together with our families. My hubby was not able to join us because of his work, but still… the three of us decided to go to Subic without him. I drove 2.5 hours from Manila and I was surprised that the NLEX road really smooth and good for driving. It was my first time to drive to Subic and I am happy that the drive was really convenient and relaxing…well, Sam slept most of the trip so no irritable or bored kiddo passenger inside the car.

First stop, ZOOBIC SAFARI. Sam enjoyed her close encounters with the animals. She loves the petting zoo and she’s not afraid to feed the camel. The trip at the petting zoo was very tiring because aside from the scorching heat, Sam insisted to be carried for the duration of the tour. While on tour, you would hear Sam’s excited screams. You will hear her happy laughter and loud shrieks whenever she gets near the animals. She giggles and screams when she fed the camel with leaves. Sam can’t stop looking at the animals that she even prefers to look at the animals than the camera! Hahaha! I am really happy that Sam enjoyed the entire zoo trip. She enjoyed her close encounter with the tigers and ostrich, with the camels and even with the llamas! Glad that we decided to give the kids the zoo tour and really had great fun with the tigers…well, even us adults got so excited with our close encounter with the tigers.

Hmmm... I wonder if the Night Safari Zoo at Singpapore will be like this. Can't wait to experience it next week with hubby! :)

Subic Adventure with Jody and Margaux

Zoobic with Kuya Ico

Our next stop, OCEAN ADVENTURE

We arrived at Ocean Adventure at 4pm. Very timely for the sea lion show. Luckily the show area is covered and kinda windy that time! Really relaxing and refreshing for the kids! Sam had great time watching the sea lions and dolphins. She loved dolphins so much that she even smiles whenever you mention the dolphin's antics.

Actually, this is our 2nd time to watch dolphin and sea lions show. The first time we watched the show was last December 2006 near Mall of Asia. I personally enjoyed the Ocean Adventure experience than the previous show I watched. The show was much better, very informative and entertaining than the make-shift aquarium at Mall of Asia.

Sam had a scare when we went inside the marine aquarium gallery. She was not afraid of the dark gallery or fish aquariums though, but she really got scared when she saw the Ocean Adventure mascot (big turtle) waiving inside the gallery! She was so scared that she screamed very hard and hugged me tight afraid that I might let go of her. Well, I can truly understand her fear ...imagine, if you are 2 years old and you see all of a sudden a big green turtle in a dark room, you'll get scared as well! hahaha!

Sharing you some of our pictures below at Ocean Adventure

Friday, April 27, 2007

Samantha's Summer Class Begins

April 18 was the day we lost our baby. My little Sammie started her Summer Class and officially … she is no longer a baby. I enrolled her for Summer Class inside our village that will run for one month. Her class starts at 9am until 11am. Sam’s toddler class is composed of 12 kids from 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years old and mostly boys!

Her first day of class was full of excitement, anxiety and eagerness… not for Sam, but for Mike and me. It’s her first day of being officially, a toddler. She’s no longer our little baby, who enjoys watching her Elmo and Barney DVD’s at home. But, our little toddler princess who happily trotting her way to her school.

Sam first day in school was a breeze. Happy to say that despite several tots crying and clinging to their Moms and yaya that day, Sam obediently sat and played with her cousin Bea during her first day. I guess seeing a familiar face (Cousin Bea) inside the classroom made a big difference! I observed Sam through the glass doors and I am satisfied how she interacts and play with other kids. Though one thing I observed that day, she don’t like her Teacher Maria! Whenever Teacher Maria ask or approach Sam, she would look away and not listen! (Grabe, pasaway sa teacher! Hahaha!) So, Sam came home that day with no star stamp!  She don’t want to be near Teacher Maria kasi! Hahaha!

See pictures of Sam’s first day at Fairchild Learning Center…..

Thursday, April 12, 2007


This is my new passion for the past few months ... OUR HOME.

Still bare and needs more details but happy to say , it is a work in progress!

Our house may be small, but a lot of hardwork, sacrifice, patience and fights (?!) put into construction of this house. An overwhelming and tiring experience but truly a labor of love!

I am proud that Mike and I was able to accomplish something this "big" in our life.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Blogging 101 on a Holiday Break

Since I am still learning how to blog, might as well start experimenting on my own today since it's a holiday! What a great day to spend my last day of holiday break!
I've attempted to start my blog couple of months back... but still, until this day, I've managed to post only one! and that is my anniversary story! Hmmm...quite active, huh?! I guess this is one of the reasons why I am hesitant to start my blog site.
Also, I really envy other blog users who can do their blog site truly interesting and nice. I wish I can also do the same on my blog page, and hopefully soon! hahaha! I need to learn how to post pictures and even invite other bloggers. Need to start my Blogging 101 fast...any available website course? hahaha!

Anniversary Ticker Countdown

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