Philippines · 155 Days · 62 Moments · December 2017

2018 Family Stories

3 June 2018

6️⃣June 3, 2018 (Sat) The "Perennials" had their dance practice at home in preparation for their forthcoming PAFP Induction Ceremonies. We prepared food at the garage. All group members arrived for the intense dance number preparations.

26 May 2018

5️⃣May 24, 2018 (Thu) Merly had her trip to Poland to attend Convention for Family Medicine from May 25 - 30 in Krakow and Warsaw.

22 May 2018

5️⃣May 21, 2018 (Mon) Dinner at Bon Chon SM City Telabastagan with Nico. A post birthday celebration for Darla.

20 May 2018

5️⃣May 20, 2018 (Sun) It was a surprised visit to Darla at her condo during her 21st Birthday. With prior arrangement with Nico that we will not be fetched in her condo instead they will take a public transportation back to Pampanga after her schooling. We had a dinner at Yakimix SM City Pampanga

17 May 2018

5️⃣May 17, 2018 (Thu) Merly had a summer lecture with Erlyn at Balesin Island sponsored by Cathay Drug.

16 May 2018

5️⃣May 16, 2018 (Wed) Kisha's Dance Recital at Marquee Mall. With full support from Angie & Katlyn, Clarita doing the make up and Paula with Jiro for the cheering and awarding of token. Merly attended until 12:00 noon in her clinic while in my case proceeded to the event after finishing meetings with RG Simbillo and Diamzon Air Conditioning in San Fernando.

13 May 2018

5️⃣May 13, 2018 (Sun) Day 2 in Novu Hotel celebrating my Birthday and at the same time Mother's Day.

12 May 2018

5️⃣May 12, 2018 (Sat) For the celebration of my 53th Birthday and Mother's Day on Sunday we check in at Novu Hotel at City of Dreams in Paranaque. Welcoming guests with world-class facilities and services, City of Dreams - Nobu Hotel Manila features an in-house casino, fitness centre, outdoor pool and 24-hour room service. It provides free parking and free WiFi access in hotel rooms, The property is about 3.1 km from SM City Mall of Asia and 4.2 km from Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Makati City is approximately 7 km away. Offering pool and city views, stylish air-conditioned rooms and suites come with carpet flooring, in-room safe, a flat-screen cable TV and ironing facilities. Electric kettle, minibar and iPod dock are also included. The en suite bathroom has shower facility, bathrobes and free bath amenities.

1 May 2018

5️⃣May 01, 2018 (Tue) Today is a National Holiday celebrating "Labor Day". We're having a breakfast at "The Pantry" of Dusit Hotel.

29 April 2018

4️⃣April 28, 2018 (Sun) Merly attending Convention for PCP at SMX MOA from April 30 - May 3. We checked in at Dusit Hotel sponsored by Pfizer .

27 April 2018

4️⃣April 27, 2018 (Fri) Surprise Dinner with Family and friends of Paula at Midori Hotel in Clark. With us were Ching, Aika, Clarita and Jiro. It was arranged by Merly to the buffet VIP Room and secret coordination of Kisha to Paula's Friends to attend dinner at Midori

22 April 2018

4️⃣April 22, 2018 (Sun) We got blood test in the morning with Merly & Darla at ACCUMED. After attending the Sunday Mass at Telabastagan we went to Greenhills for the Ballet shoes of Kisha. In the evening we met Joy at Starbucks AUF for medical consultancy of Darla due to her elevated Blood Sugar.

15 April 2018

4️⃣April 15, 2018 (Sun) Post Birthday celebration of Ma in Gasak. It was always the passion of Ma preparing bunch of food that you can't resist eating much. Food for lunch were "inihaw na dalag, bringhi, talbos ng sitaw, ensaladang kamatis and manga, batsui, crispy pata and fresh lumpia " , for merienda , nilagang mani and pansit panara , ice cream and cake , dinner was lelut native na manok.

14 April 2018

4️⃣April 14, 2018 (Sat) The Sisters watching the play "The Lion King" at Solaire Theatre. Adding this musical play their 4th time after "The King & I" , Les Miserables and Wicked.

13 April 2018

4️⃣April 13, 2018 (Fri) It's the 70th Birthday of Ma celebrating at Yakimix SM City Pampanga (L-R) with Gigi , Lota, Merly, Ryan, Ma, Darla , Kisha and James.

9 April 2018

4️⃣April 09, 2018 (Mon) Meeting a balikbayan friend from US, Evelyn Christiansen at SM City Clark with Menchie and Sonny. We had lunch at Ramen Hokaido Tankoutso and Starbucks afterwards.

8 April 2018

4️⃣April 08, 2018 (Sun) Home to Gasak for the post celebration of Lota's Graduation. It was the usual experience of homey food prepared by Ma. A relaxing time for afternoon nap at the improvised "papag" , happy moment for fishball eating and a reducing excess fats for a perspiring walk at "Ecopark" .

30 March 2018

3️⃣March 30, 2018 (Fri) Good Friday ! Exploring the corners of Thunderbird Resort after breakfast. It was the best time to relax and ignore the stress and pressures of day works in office. A good bonding time with family as we treasured the intimate time we spend together catching up days when everyone is busy in works and studies.

29 March 2018

3️⃣March 29, 2018 (Thu) Today we had the long weekend holidays at "Thundebird Resort" in Poro Point La Union. On way to the the place we had our "Lenten Visita Iglesias: (1) Carmelite Monastery -Angeles City (2) Shrine of Our Lady of Manaoag - Manaoag, Pangasinan (3) Basilica of Lady of Charity, Agoo LU (4) St John The Baptist Church , Caba La Union (5) St Jude Thaddeus Church Poro Point , San Fernando City LU (6) Cathedral of St William The Hermit, San Fernando City LU (7) Our Lady of Perpetual Parish ,Pagdalagan , San Fernando City LU.

24 March 2018

3️⃣March 24, 2018 (Sat) Paula attending JS Prom at Kingsborough International Convention along OG Road, San Fernando. She was invited by Jiro Garbes as his escort in their school (Don Bosco) Prom. She was assisted by Gigi from her parlor schedule and drop and pick to the venue. That time we are billeted at Manila Hotel as Merly attending 40th Annual Convention of PCOM.

23 March 2018

3️⃣March 22, 2018 (Fri) Overnight stay at Manila Hotel for the 40th Annual Convention of PCOM . With Merly is Helmy who attended the event with her family.

21 March 2018

3️⃣March 21, 2018 (Wed) Paula's Senior High School Graduation at St Scholastica's Academy was the first Batch since the implementation of K-12 Program. It was a momentous event as we see Paula marching the isle symbolizing a step forward in her life finishing High School then moving up to College in September.

18 March 2018

3️⃣March 18, 2018 (Sun) It's a weekend bonding after attending Sunday Mass at Sacred Heart Parish in Telabastagan. We ate lunch at Peri Peri Charcoal Chicken in Marquee Mall . Merly bought dresses for Paula who will be attending JS Prom and her Graduation Rite next week. It was also a birthday treat of Merly to Ryan at "Mogura Asian Buffet" in Vista Mall San Agustin.

17 March 2018

3️⃣March 17, 2018 (Sat) Get together lunch of "Pangkat" at the farm of Raul in Bulaon. Present were (L-R) Tony, Roland, James, Joey , Manny, Raul, Billy , Rey and a friend from US.

15 March 2018

3️⃣March 15, 2018 (Thu) Another long road trip to Northern Luzon visiting Black Nazarene Hospital in San Nicholas, Ilocos Norte for a possible Project Sales. We presented to the owner , Dr Noble ,Split Type Aircons for their newly constructed building and expansions.

12 March 2018

3️⃣March 12, 2018 (Mon) Land trip to Legaspi City with my office mate Frank to meet Windmax Marketing who is applying for Cooling Dealership. It was a long grueling 12 hours road trip passing heavily trafficked areas of Laguna and Quezon Provinces. There were lots of road constructions and highways expansions making more slower travels especially entering towns of Candelaria and Sariaya.

11 March 2018

March 11, 2018 (Sun) Attended Sunday Mass at Telabastagan and blessing of the new Toyota Fortuner by Fr. Lacap. After a while we proceeded to UST to pick up Darla at her condo. We had our dinner at Max's Chicken Petron.

9 March 2018

3️⃣March 10, 2018 (Sat) Released of the newly purchase SUV 2018 Fortuner at Toyota Pampanga.

4 March 2018

Day 6 - Mar 04 (Sun) 07:00 - Buffet Breakfast at the hotel 08:00 - Hotel check out 08:30 - Depart to Zermatt 10:30 - On arrival in Taesch board shuttle train to Zermatt 12:00 - Lunch at local restaurant 15:00 - Hotel arrival in Geneva and check in "Hotel Auteuil"' 16:00 - Free time 18:00 - Dinner at local restaurant 21:00 - Back to hotel and stayed overnight
3️⃣March 03, 2018 (Sat) Day 5 - Mar 03 (Sat) 07:00 - Buffet Breakfast at the hotel 08:00 - Hotel check out 09:00 - Transfer from hotel to Lausanne for a brief tour 11:30 - After the tour continue to "Glacier 3000" - Upon arrival take the cable car from Col du Pillon - Cable car from Col du Pillon to Glacier 3000 12:00 - Lunch at the local restaurant 14:00 - After visit return by cable car to Col du Pillon 14:30 - On arrival in Col du Pillon continue with coach/guide to Montreux 18:00 - Dinner at local restaurant 20:00 - Arrival at Grand Hotel Suisse -Majestic Montreux and check in 21:00 - Stayed overnight at the hotel

2 March 2018

3️⃣March 02, 2018 (Fri) Free time shopping in Geneva Day 4 - Mar 02 (Fri) 07:00 - Buffet Breakfast at the hotel 08:00 - Whole day free day for shopping in Geneva 12:00 - Lunch on own arrangement 18:00 - Roundtrip transfer to a local restaurant for dinner 21:00 - Back to hotel and stayed overnight
March 01, 2018 (Thu) CHAMONIX Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and most notably the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France. The north side of the summit of Mont Blanc, and therefore the summit itself is part of the village of Chamonix. To the south side, the situation is different depending on the country. Italy considers that the border passes through the top. France considers that the boundary runs along the rocky Tournette under the summit cap, placing it entirely in French territory. The south side was in France, assigned to the commune of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains sharing the summit with its neighbor Chamonix. It is this situation "for France," which is found on the French IGN maps. The Chamonix commune is popular with skiers and mountain enthusiasts, and via the cable car lift to the Aiguille du Midi it is possible to access the off-piste (backcountry) ski run of the Vallée Blanche. With an area of 245 km2 (95 sq mi), Chamonix .

1 March 2018

3️⃣March 01, 2018 (Thu) Photo opps outside hotel on a chilling temperature.
3️⃣March 01, 2018 (Thu) Merly's hospital visit with participating doctors in Geneva Day 3 - Mar 01 (Thu) 07:00 - Buffet Breakfast at the hotel 09:00 - Transfer to local Hospital for tour & site visit 10:30 - Departure to Chamonix 12:00 - Lunch at local restaurant 13:30 - Cable car from Chamonix to Aiguille du Midi 14:00 - Reach Aiguille du Midi platform 17:00 - Return by Cable Car to Chamonix 19:00 - Dinner at local restaurant 21:00 - Back to hotel and stayed overnight
2️⃣February 28, 2018 (Wed) City tour in Geneva BROKEN CHAIR & FOUNTAIN The Broken Chair was constructed by renowned sculptor Daniel Berset in 1997 at the request of Handicap International. This image has been around the world and is now regarded as one of the most iconic pieces of 21st century art. Its message is simple: remember the plight of landmine victims and encourage States to commit themselves to the prohibition of cluster munitions. To illustrate this battle, the Broken Chair has only three legs with the fourth being broken halfway up. Despite this, it stands tall and proud and, with a height of 12 metres, is impressive in its dignity.
February 28, 2018 (Wed) Day 2 - Feb 28, (Wed) 06:55 - Arrival at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport 09:30 - Flight at Amsterdam Schiphol (T1) to Geneve-Cointrin via KL-1927 11:00 - Arrival at Geneva , Switzerland 12:00 - Meet and greet with Tour Guide and transfer to Local Restaurant for lunch 15:00 - Guided City Tour in Geneva with photo option of United Nation Palace Building, continue to Broken Chair & Fountain , WHO, Red Cross, World Trade Organization, Jet d 'Eau 16:00 - Arrival at "Hotel Auteuil" and check in 18:00 - Proceeded at local restaurant for dinner 21:00 - Back to hotel and stayed overnight

28 February 2018

2️⃣February 28, 2018 (Wed) Touchdown in Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam, Netherland Weather in Amsterdam-Airport, 28.02.2018 On Wednesday it will be overcast with local snowfall for a while. In the afternoon variable sunny and cloudy weather will dominate. The evening will bring nearly cloudless weather. Morning temperatures will be around -7 °C. During the day they will rise to a maximum of -5 °C. Low temperatures at night will be around -6°C. Easterly winds will be brisk to brisk with strong gusts.

26 February 2018

2️⃣February 27, 2018 (Tue) Merly in Terminal 3 with other participating Doctors in their Switzerland Medical Convention. Their flight is Manila to Amsterdam with lay over in Taipei and final touchdown in Geneva. Day 1 - Feb 27 (Tue) 20:40 - Flight Manila to Amsterdam via KL-808 22:55 - Arrival at Taiwan Taoyuan Int'l Airport for stop over 23:55 - Flight Taiwan Taoyuan Int'l to Amsterdam Schiphol
2️⃣February 25, 2018 (Sun) What a busy day for Merly preparing for her luggages in her trip to Switzerland.

20 February 2018

2️⃣February 20, 2018 (Tue) Dinner at "Mogura Asian Buffet" at Vista Mall with Merly, Paula, Kisha, Ma, Gigi, Ryan, Lota and Aura. This is a welcome threat for Aura from Australia for a 14 days vacation in Pampanga & Batanes.

18 February 2018

2️⃣February 17, 2018 (Sun) We discussed with Arch Leo for the interior designing of our condominium at Pacific Sky Loft in Lacson St. We had proposed for the configuration of the beds and study areas. After a while we dropped by Darla at her unit in Pacific Grand Tower. We headed back home to Gasak for a dinner with Aura.

17 February 2018

2️⃣February 16, 2018 (Sat) A taste of Japanese at "Rai Rai Ken SM City Pampanga after we purchased the long awaited brand new cellphones for Paula, Kisha and Merly.

16 February 2018

2️⃣February 15, 2018 (Fri) The "Perennial Group" has conducted a feeding program thru the sponsorship of Rochelle Manalo who is celebrating her birthday at "Munting Tahanan ng Nazareth" in Mabalacat Pampanga.Joining the group were Rochelle , Jay, Dina, Erlyn, Helmy, Joy, James & Merly. The special children were given playing time with dog pets and riding horses. After the activity the group went to Lola Nors Restaurant in Mabalacat for a sumptuous meal.

10 February 2018

2️⃣February 10, 2018 (Sat) Merly hosted a get together party with her High School Classmates , Star Section "Sampaguita" . Seventeen (17) of her classmates attended for a catered lunch. Coordination has been done by Carol. It was a great fun and experience.

8 February 2018

2️⃣February 08, 2018 (Thu) After fetching Darla at her condo in UST we passed by "Funnside Ihawan"'in Pilar Village for a barbeque dinner. There were lots of customers parked at the restaurant. The place was cool, clean and fast service. The price is reasonable and the staffs are courteous and good in service.

4 February 2018

2️⃣February 04, 2018 (Sun) After attending Sunday Mass at Telabastagan Parish Church we headed at Marquee Mall and watched the first show of movie " The Greatest Showman" starring Hugh Jackman. We took our lunch at "Xtreme Xpresso". We ordered Family Size Big Ben Pizza, Chicken Steak, Baked Chicken ,Pesto Pasta, Tuna Melt Sandwich, Macho Nacho and Giant Brownies with Ice Cream. We bought grocery items at the supermarket before going home.

3 February 2018

2️⃣February 03, 2018 (Sat) We had our "Laser Facial Treatment" at the clinic of Beth Ayson in Villa Gloria. After which we attended the Birthday Party of Tess father in Pilar Village . We proceeded to Starbucks in AUF before dropping Beth and Chin in their house in Villa Angela.

2 February 2018

2️⃣February 02, 2018 (Fri) First Friday of the month , a weekend bonding with the family at Shakey's Magalang Road. We ordered Large Size "Barbeque "Thin Crust Pizza, basket of Mojos, Family Pack Chicken, Carbonara, Spaghetti with Meat Balls & Caesar's Salad,

31 January 2018

1️⃣January 31, 2018 (Wed) A rare super blue blood moon that has not been seen by much of the world for more than 150 years has been gracing the world's skies. A 'super blue blood moon' is the result of a blue moon – the second full moon in a calendar month – occurring at the same time as a super moon, when the moon is at perigee and about 14 percent brighter than usual. It also combines with a blood moon – the moment during a lunar eclipse when the moon, which is in the Earth's shadow, takes on a reddish hue. While people in the eastern Hemisphere saw their last Blue Moon total lunar eclipse in 1982, for the Western Hemisphere, the eclipse was the first blue moon total eclipse since 1866.

28 January 2018

1️⃣January 28, 2018 (Sun) Gab with Ma and Gigi visited us at home to say goodbye as he will settle in Australia for good with his family. He will fly to Sydney on Jan 30 with Geof accompanied by Tata Ben and Apu Loleng.

27 January 2018

1️⃣January 27, 2018 (Sat) After the dental check up of the kids and Merly at Dra Tek Clinic, we proceeded to "Cioccolo" for a heavy snacks. We ordered Sicilian salad, Double Cheeseburger, Carbonara and Aligue Pastas, Quesadillas, Mixed Vegetables, Sizzling Balots & Nachos,

21 January 2018

1️⃣January 21, 2018 (Sun) Meeting old neighbors during the Feast of Sto Nino in our compound. Met Dang Ising, Doba, Corazon, Emy, Lani, Lalet, Gigi, Lot, Abing, Rey, Matey, Badi, Ery, Lea, Yolly, Irma, Andu, Myrna, Bobo, Boyung, Carmen, Ana, Wilma, Ener, Arnel, Man Tet, Dennis, John, Minda

20 January 2018

1️⃣January 20, 2018 (Sat) Paula attending 18th Birthday of her elementary friend at "The Forum" of Orchid Garden in San Juan, San Fernando.

19 January 2018

1️⃣January 19, 2017 (Fri) Weekend bonding with family at "Moderna Food Park" in Telabastagan. We tried shrimp tempura, chili dynamites, chicken wings, tokuyaki, tacos, salad and lemon juices. Noticeably there were few customers visiting the place as seen on many vacant tables and available parking spaces. This was due to newly opened food parks both in Angeles City and San Fernando.

14 January 2018

1️⃣January 14, 2018 (Sun) One of the Godfathers in the Christening of Hailey Vienn , daughter of Edgar San Juan at Sacred Heart Parish Church in Telabastagan, Reception followed at Garden Dine Restaurant in Balibago, Angeles City.

13 January 2018

1️⃣January 13, 2018 (Sat) A boodle fight for the despedida of Mandy and Gerry after spending almost 3 weeks vacation in Sta Rita since their arrival from Australia last Dec 26. Jerry was joined by Giana and spend time with her siblings.

10 January 2018

1️⃣January 10, 2018 (Wed) Jerry , Gigi, Ryan, Lota and Darla doing shopping at Puregold Duty Free in Clark for "Pasalubong" in Australia.

7 January 2018

1️⃣January 7, 2018 (Sun) Panasonic as one of the major Sponsors of 9th HVAC/R Exhibit held last Jan 6-9, 2018 at SMX Mall of Asia. It was well attended by 18 countries, 835 companies and 38,350 visitors. We garnered 1st runner up on the "Best Booth" and a Premium Sponsor Award.

6 January 2018

1️⃣January 6, 2018 (Sat) Jerry celebrated his birthday in Gasak after long 5 years stay in Australia. He came home with his daughter Giana and Mandy.

2 January 2018

1️⃣January 2, 2018 (Tue) Merly treated us for a Samgyupsal Eat All You Can Lunch at Moguri Asian Buffet in 2nd Floor of Vista Mall in San Agustin, San Fernando.

31 December 2017

✅ December 31, 2017 (Sun) Annual New Year's Eve Family Party at home. Preparation for the place were managed by the cousins that includes wall decorations, photo wall, games and programs. Total attendances was at 32 Pax , 💢James-Merly-Darla-Paula-Kyla 💢Mother 💢Angie-Ryan-Ging-Kishi-Kylle-Kathlyn-Gilbert-JV-Bianca-Brother 💢Ewong-Bugoy 💢Minda-Lynlyn 💢John-Beth-Patricia-Pamela 💢Mandy-Gerry-Giana-Gab-Geof-Jiji-Ryan-Lota.