Thursday, June 27, 2013

My Latest Food Craving

Lam niyo ba kung ano ang latest food craving ko? Hay naku, kapag nalaman ng OB yan, malamang sa malamang mababatukan ako! Hahaha!

Ewan ko ba, bigla ko na lang hinahanap hanap ang Dunkin Donuts. Basta gusto ko 3 flavors lang - Bavarian, Pineapple filled and Boston Creme.

Nakaka tatlong kain na ako ng Dunkin Donuts. One is yung nagpunta kami ng Makati nung time na ituturn over na yung condo unit namin. Second, is yung nagpabili ako sa mommy ko. And third, last Sunday lang when we went to BF Resort.

Promise, last na talaga yun. Ayaw ko maging complicated ang aking pregnancy. Iiwas na talaga ako sa matatamis para hindi magkaroon ng gestational diabetes.

Wala lang, share ko lang. Kayo mga mommies, ano mga nagiging cravings niyo nung nagbubuntis kayo?

SWAG: Pet One Products

Thank you Pet One for sending me over these items...

Pawie liked the dog food especially those in can. Simot sarap niya talaga! =) While hubby and I loved the book. It is very informative and a good coffee table book too.

Again, thank you so much!!!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Father's Day Celebration

This is what happened last father's day...

Last Sunday, hubby went to do his hospital rounds in the morning (since he doesn't have holidays and Sundays). He went home at around 12:00nn then we went to SM Southmall to reserve at Yabu: House of Katsu. Guess what, we are number 28! Kawawa nga ang mga kulilits eh. Panay reklamo na sa akin. They are hungry na raw. Kaya ayun, while we were waiting for our seats, I bought them some bread from Tous Les Jours.

We were seated at around 2:00pm. Sulit naman ang hintay namin dahil they have great food and we were really satisfied.

While we were waiting, we were briefed about their sauce. Each of us are given this...

Need daw durugin yung black and white sesame seeds then hahaluan ng katsu sauce.

Here are the other condiments: katsu sauce, assorted salad dressings, spices, Himalayan salt...

The best yung GOMA Sesame dressing for the cabbage. Ang dami ko ngang nakain na cabbage eh kasi very addicting.

Here are what we ordered:

Hubby ordered Rosu Pork Loin Set (180g) - 3/4 inch thick, juicy pork cutlet with trimming of fat. Served with Japanese rice, miso soup, Japanese pickles, unlimited cabbage with sesame dressing and a bowl of fruit.

My brother ordered Hire and Seafood Set - Hire, black tiger prawn, cream Dory, Scallop. Served with Japanese rice, miso soup, Japanese pickles, unlimited cabbage with sesame dressing and a bowl of fruit.

My dad ordered a Salmon Set (100g) - Served with Japanese rice, miso soup, Japanese pickles, unlimited cabbage with sesame dressing and a bowl of fruit.

My mom  ordered Seafood Katsu Set 1 - Black tiger prawn, scallop, cream Dory, oyster, squid. Served with Japanese rice, miso soup, Japanese pickles, unlimited cabbage with sesame dressing and a bowl of fruit.

and I ordered Chicken Special Katusdon Set  - Served with Japanese rice, miso soup, Japanese pickles, unlimited cabbage with sesame dressing and a bowl of fruit.

For our drinks, we ordered bottomless lemonade and for our dessert we ordered a lava cake which according to my mom is very yummy.

We really loved the food - served hot, huge serving and delicious! Tapos with my order, I super nasarapan talaga ako because the chicken is very tender and juicy. Aside from that, plus points din yung unlimited Japanes rice and organic cabbage.

Before we left the place, we had some family pictures taken first...

With my own family...

My family with my parents and brother...

After our super duper late lunch, we went to Greenbelt Makati to celebrate father's day with hubby's side of the family.

We had dinner at Bubba Gump. Since we ate late lunch and I'm still full, sumubo lang ako ng kaunti. Different story yan kay hubby. Wala ata sa bokabolaryo nun ang salitang busog eh. Hahaha!

We ordered the following:

Shrimper's Heaven...

Shrimper's Net Catch in Secret Recipe Cajun Spice...

Shrimper's Net Catch in Garlic spice...

Salmon and Veggie Skillet...

Mama's Homestyle fish...

Seafood carbonara...

For our dessert, we got Alabama Mud Pie (this is actually free because they have a father's day promo)...

And of course, hindi mawawala ang family picture...

That's it! That's how we celebrated father's day. =)

Wait... wait... wait...

I forgot to share you. I have another gift for hubby that day. Remember, advance na yung father's gift ko sa kanya which is the Aerosmith Concert ticket? Well, di ko talaga matiis ang hubby ko. Hindi ko matiis na wala akong maibigay sa kanya sa special day niya.

Here is my gift to him...

He really loved the watch. Mahilig kasi sa vintage look yun eh. =)

O siya, got to go. Maglulunch time na. I need to cook pa. =)

Blog Giveaway #1: Aneroid Sphymomanometer

As a thank you to you guys for reading my blog. I'm conducting a series of blog giveaways. =)

For my first giveaway, I'll be giving away an Aneroid Sphymomanometer. This is sponsored by my No.1 reader, my hubby. Hahaha! =)


  • This giveaway is open for Philippine residents only. 
  • Raffle starts June 24, 2013 12:00am and ends on July 1, 2013 12:00am.
  • Participants must join via Rafflecopter below.
  • In order for the entry to be valid, you must:
    • Like Adventureras Blog in Facebook
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  • You may earn additional entries by:
    • Tweeting about the giveaway
    • Joining Adventureras Blog Site
    • Leaving a blog comment
  • One winner will be picked via Rafflecopter and shall be verified by me.
  • The winner will be announced via blog post after the raffle period.
  • The winner will also be notified personally via email or direct message.
  • The winner must respond within 48 hours upon receipt of notification.
  • The prize will be sent via courier.

Good Luck guys!!!

Busy Me

I'm very busy nowadays. Lalo na ngayon na naturn-over na yung condo unit namin. Haaayyy.... Para kaming bagong lipat. We'll have it rented kasi so kailangan namin i-fully furnish para maging maganda yung rate.

We need to conceptualize and plan ni hubby kung ano magiging layout ng unit namin so that we'll know kung ano ang mga dapat ipagawa at idagdag. I need to buy new furnitures and abubots. I need to apply for cable, telephone line, LPG, etc. I need to do some measurements. And the list goes on...

For the mean time, may mga appliances and things kami na we can transfer na sa condo. Thanks to our dobleng wedding gifts, raffle prizes and Christmas gifts! Makakatipid kami kahit papaano. Hehehe.

Hopefully, matapos lahat within 2 weeks. This coming July na kasi mag-start ang payment namin ng monthly dues and utility bills eh. So kailangan talagang maupahan kaagad para naman makabawas bawas sa monthly expenses namin and para macompensate din yung monthly amortization namin. Practical lang naman di ba?

Aside from the condo, may pinagkakaabalahan din kami ngayon ni hubby. Di ko muna i-spill at baka maudlot (Clue: Yun ang matagal na naming ipinagdadasal na sana mahanap na namin sa tamang pagkakataon). Hopefully, this is it na talaga! Pero I'm claiming it na. We'll know it within this week and I promise to share it with you guys. =)

So ayan, alam niyo na na busy busihan ang lola niyo kaya pag-pasensyahan niyo na kung paputol putol ang mga kwento ko. Ang dami kong gustong i-share sa inyo pero madalas kasi akong wala sa bahay ngayon. Pero babawi din ako, promise!

Friday, June 21, 2013

The Garcia Clan is FUN!!!

I love my family! We have a very big family both mother and father side. Kaya kapag may event, kulang ang 100 pax venue sa aming lahat dahil sa isang side lang ng family yun. Hehe!

Sa mother side ko, kapag nagsama sama na kaming lahat, sobrang ingay yan. Nandiyan ang kantsawan, alaskahan, tawanan, kwentuhan at higit sa lahat chismisan! Haha! We call our family the "Garcia Clan". 

I just want to share you some of our pictures nung nagsama sama kami last month. Though kulang kami, ang saya saya pa rin namin! =)

Kailan kaya mauulit ito? Sana next time, complete na kami! =)

Make Your Baby a Star: Search for the First Ever BlueWater Babies

As I mentioned before, BlueWater Day Spa is in search of baby image models.

Here again are the details on how to join...

BlueWater Day Spa launches its search for the first-ever BlueWater Babies
When it comes to wellness, BlueWater Day Spa never fails to come up with the most innovative and of course, most effective treatments for a sound mind and body.
From men, women, and now even babies, BlueWater Day Spa has created a totally family-friendly environment, which is coupled by its exciting and effective roster of wellness treatments.
Continuing on with its pursuit of offering clients some much deserved rest and relaxation to help them recharge their weary bodies, BlueWater Day Spa is proud to launch its signature Baby Massage Treatment.  This enables them to address the wellness needs even of young infants and toddlers, as they too, are prone to stress, which is usually caused by the environment and other outside factors.    
Given the support that the treatment has received since it was first introduced, BlueWater Day Spa would like to further promote the benefits the Baby Massage Treatment (and also a way for thanking parents who have availed of the treatment for their babies) through its latest promotion, the first-ever search for BlueWater Baby Image Models.
A modeling search targeting cute babies who will become BlueWater Day Spa’s image models for its signature Baby Massage, the contest will run from June 6 to August 6, 2013 and is open to all babies and toddlers ages 6 months – 2 years old (two winners:  boy and girl) and 2 years – 4 years (two winners:  boy & girl).
Prizes for the four winners include:
• One (1) Birthday Kiddie Spa Party Package for a maximum of 28 persons at BWDS-Ortigas Spa Theatre worth P20,000.00 (Terms and Conditions apply)
•  Complimentary Ten (10) Baby Massage Treatments valid for one year worth P3500.00
• To be featured in a BWDS Ad Campaign for Baby Massage (online, print, in-store ad collaterals) with photo shoot.

So for parents who want their kids to have their start in modeling and just avail of awesome prizes from the family’s favorite spa, check out this link for the full mechanics of the contest

BlueWater Day Spa

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Ortigas Branch
2/F Greentop Condominium,
Ortigas Avenue, San Juan, Metro Manila
724-0426 * 727-8420

Makati Branch
G/F Tropical Palms Condominium,
#109 Dela Rosa Street, Legaspi Village, Makati
817-3126 * 8175455

Eastwood Branch
One Orchard Road, Space D, Ground Floor,
Eastwood City Cyberpark, E. Rodriguez Avenue,
Bagumbayan, Quezon City

Tomas Morato Branch
#238 Scout Bayoran Street cor
Tomas Morato Et., Quezon City
486-5584 * 794-5036

Capitol Hills Branch
Capitol Green Street Commercial Center
Capitol Hills Golf Annex Building, Capitol
Hills Drive, Old Balara, Quezon City
473-0455 * 952-4829 * 435-0114

Baby Massage Now Available at Blue Water Day Spa

Guess what mommies?

BlueWater Day Spa has just launched their Signature Baby Massage Treatment. This enables them to address the wellness needs of infants and toddlers for they are also prone to stress which is usually caused by the environment and other outside factors.

Isn't a baby massage treatment for your babies a good idea? Come on mommies, let's try it for our babies!!!

BlueWater Day Spa

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Ortigas Branch
2/F Greentop Condominium,
Ortigas Avenue, San Juan, Metro Manila
724-0426 * 727-8420

Makati Branch
G/F Tropical Palms Condominium,
#109 Dela Rosa Street, Legaspi Village, Makati
817-3126 * 8175455

Eastwood Branch
One Orchard Road, Space D, Ground Floor,
Eastwood City Cyberpark, E. Rodriguez Avenue,
Bagumbayan, Quezon City

Tomas Morato Branch
#238 Scout Bayoran Street cor
Tomas Morato Et., Quezon City
486-5584 * 794-5036

Capitol Hills Branch
Capitol Green Street Commercial Center
Capitol Hills Golf Annex Building, Capitol
Hills Drive, Old Balara, Quezon City
473-0455 * 952-4829 * 435-0114

Adventures in Marinduque: Boac Church

Boac is just a small municipality in Marinduque. We didn't tour around anymore since our main objective in going there is to secure the TCT of our property. But, of course, we didn't miss the opportunity to visit Boac's famous church.

Here are some of our pictures taken at the Boac Church...

That's it! I hope you enjoyed our pictures. =)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Mama G's Laughtrip: In Marinduque

Ice breaker muna tayo...

Si Mama G, hanggang sa Marinduque dala ang pagkakuwela. Eto ang ilan sa mga scenarios na nagpasaya sa aming bakasyon doon...

Scenario 1

During our road trip, nagkwekwento si Mama G about sa soldering iron na i-chinarge ko sa kanya.

Mama G: Lam mo daddy, manghihiram na lang si Cheryll tapos sa akin pa ichacharge yung SHOULDERING IRON na gagamitin para dun sa motor ni kambal.
Papa G: Soldering iron mommy. Panghinang na lang para di ka mahirapan.

Scenario 2

Sa Bellarocca, biglang kumatok si Mama G sa room namin sabay sigaw "HOME SERVICE!"

Huwat??? Ano yun manicure/pedicure? Hindi pala, ang ibig sabihin pala niya is "ROOM SERVICE." Hahaha!

Scenario 3

Sa Good Chow Restaurant, nung sinerve na ng waitress yung order ni Madir...

Mama G: Yan na ba yung "BIRTHDAY BONUS?"
Me: Ma, birthday noodles hindi birthday bonus!

Mukhang iniisip na ni Mama G ang kanyang birthday bonus from Papa G this coming birthday niya ha. Hehehe.

Scenario 4

Sa Good Chow Restaurant pa rin, nung sinerve ng waitress yung sizzling tanigue ni Papa G biglang humirit si Mama G...

Mama G: Sizzling ba yan? Bakit hindi NAGSEISEIZE?
Me: Ma, sizzle.

Si Mama G talaga, ginawa pang toxic patient yung tanigue na nagseiseizure attack. Hehehe.

Scenario 5

One night, habang naglalakad kami sa may plaza, may mga babaeng naka-scrub suit. Biglang inapproach ni Mama G sabay tanong: "NAGMAMASAHE KAYO?"

Porket naka-scrub suit, masahista na kaagad hindi ba pwedeng mga nursing student lang muna?

Scenario 6

One afternoon, tumawag ang aking bunsong kapatid sa cellphone ni Mama G. Very excited si Mama G kausapin ang kanyang paboritong anak.

Mama G: Anak, anong gamit mo? VIPER?
Me: Ma, Viber hindi Viper. Ano yun ahas?

Si Mama G talaga, walang kupas ano???

Adventures in Marinduque: Property in Laylay

Our trip to Marinduque is actually double purpose. One is for pleasure and the other one is to complete the transfer of a property to our family corporation.

When we arrived at Boac, Monday afternoon, we just checked-in at Tahanan sa Isok then my mom and I went immediately to BIR to process the CAR (Certificate Authorizing Registration). Napending kasi nung pinalakad namin before sa staff namin eh. May hinihingi pang kung anu ano ang BIR. When we were there, yun na nga, hinihingan pa ako ng mode of transfer kung paano nasalin sa existing na may-ari. So para matapos na, I went kaagad sa assessor's office sa kapitolyo to get a copy of the previous deed of absolute sale. Nakakuha naman kaagad ako kaya nakabalik din kaagad sa BIR. Pero, as usual, questionable sa BIR kung nakapagbayad ng taxes dati. So hinihingan ako ngayon ng proof if the previous owner has paid taxes. Kailangan ko raw pumunta sa registry of deeds para makakuha ng record. Since it's almost 5pm na, we decided na lakarin na lang the next day.

When we went back to the hotel, I reported kaagad sa dad ko kung ano ang nangyari. Sabi niya kaya ayaw niya pumunta sa BIR dahil baka mahigh-blood lang siya. Hindi naman daw dapat kailangan yung mga hinihingi na yun since ibang party na kami and may OCT (Original Certificate of Title) and yung tax declaration nakaname na rin sa existing na may-ari. So he decided to come with me na lang kinabukasan para masettle na yung mga issues.

Since may araw pa that day, my dad asked us to check out our property muna at Laylay, Boac, Marinduque. It's actually in an island. Cool right? =)

Our property has a lot of mangroves and coconut trees and it is surrounded by the Boac river at one side and the Tablas straight at the other side.

Here is the view with the Boac river beside it...

Here is the view with the Tablas straight beside it...

Our property has actually a nice location. It is beside Boac river and we also have a shoreline fronting the Tablas Straight.

Another plus point with our property is that they recently discovered a shipwreck there. It just means that it will be a future diving spot. In the photo below, you can see floaters (small lang) sa water where the shipwreck is located.

There is also another good news to us. My dad had our property surveyed and we found out that the ruins which they call "Bahay na Bato" or "Stone House" are included in our property. Sobrang saya talaga kasi I'm sure this will be a future tourist spot when developed. =)

Below are some pictures of the ruins...

Since it is getting dark already, we went back to the main island, ate dinner and rested at the hotel.

The following day, we immediately went to the registry of deeds and talked to the main officer there regarding our concern. He also told us that what is BIR requiring us is unnecessary since there is an OCT na nga and the tax declaration is already named after the existing owner. So he talked to the RDO (Revenue District Officer) regarding our issue and referred us to her.

We went back to BIR and talked to the RDO. Yun nga, hindi na nga raw kailangan yung pinaghihingi ng examiner. So pinaprocess na kaagad niya yung CAR. And alas, in just one day, may CAR na kami!

When we got our CAR, we went back to the registry of deeds to process the transfer of the title. Unfortunately, hindi na raw kakayanin ang 2 hours and may mga documents pa na kailangan (notarized secretary's certificate and articles of incorporation). In short, we stayed again in Boac for another night para lang matapos na.

The following day, we immediately processed the transfer of the title. I gave them all the documents and requested them to process the transfer na para hindi na kami bumalik sa Marinduque. Eh nung time na yun, di pa napapanotario yung secretary's certificate. Pinakiusapan ko na lang na to follow na lang within the day. Susme, ganun pala kahirap ang pagnotario sa probinsya unlike dito sa Manila na kahit sa ilalim ng tulay may nagnonotario. Lam niyo ba na nakarating pa kami sa kabilang bayan para lang mapanotario yung secretary's certificate. Haaayyysttt. Pero at least, naihabol pa rin at natapos lahat ng paghihirap namin. That same day, we got na our TCT (Transfer Certificate of Title).

Achieve naman kami sa pagpunta namin ng Marinduque dahil natapos namin ang dapat matapos. And take note, in just 3 days yan ha. Kaya naman pala ng government mag-issue ng CAR and TCT in one day eh. Di ko lang alam kung bakit dito sa Manila, it takes months to process it. Anyway, happy na kaming lahat dahil mababait yung mga officers sa government agencies sa Marinduque.

That's it guys!!!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Adventures in Marinduque: Bellarocca Island Part 3

This blog entry is about our last day at Bellarocca Island Resort & SPA.

Our initial plan for the day is to swim at the seaside swimming pool (infinity pool). Unfortunately it is under maintenance when we got there. We have to wait daw for 1.5 hours to be able to swim. Eh sayang ang oras since we need to check out at 12:00nn kaya we went to the Aqua Sports Center instead.

We went swimming at the beach. In fairness ha, hindi na nandidiri ang mga kulilits sa sand (pebbles). Dati kasi ayaw umapak sa sand eh. They enjoyed the sea water. Walang takot talaga! Basta tubig ata, go go go lang yung dalawa eh.

What I like about the sea water is that it is not that salty as compared to other beach. Very clean din ang tubig as in makikita niyo yung ilalim. Ang drawback lang is instead of sand, pebbles yung shore dito. Pero carry lang naman. =)

We went kayaking also. Saglit nga lang. Scared kasi si hubby eh. Hahaha! Inggit nga ako sa parents and brother ko kasi they went kayaking around Bellarocca Island.

Kwento ko ang happenings nung nagkakayak kami (papatayin ako ni hubby. Hahaha!).

Actually, while we were kayaking, nagtatalo kami ni hubby. Panay sabi niya sa akin ng mga sumusunod:

....magbalance ka nga. Imagine you are riding a bicycle!
...turn! turn! turn!
...wag kang lalayo!

Ang sagot ko naman is:

...why do I need to balance? Relax lang naman ako eh. Ikaw ang galaw ng galaw diyan eh! You don't need to do anything, just be still!
...Yes, I'm turning na! Hindi ka ba marunong magsagwan? If you want to go to the left, sa right ka magsasagwan. If you want to go to the right, sa left ka naman magsasagwan. Kung drastic ang pagturn na gusto mo, kailangan magsagwan deeper!
...Be, ano ka ba? ang babaw lang nito and may kasama tayong guide. Beside, may life vest tayo!

Kaya bandang huli, kababalance ni doc, tumaob ang kayak na sinasakyan namin! Sa sobrang kaba niya, napasigaw siya sa akin kaya ang mga kulilits nagulat at umiyak tuloy.

Doc Padu: Yan na nga ba ang sinasabi ko eh! Hindi na! Hindi na tayo magkakayak! Magswimming na lang tayo!
Me: Ako na lang ang magkakayak. Sasama ako kila daddy umikot.
Doc Padu: Hindi! Dito ka lang!

Bilang "submissive" wife (charot!), sumunod na lang ako sa KJ (kill joy) kong asawa. Hehehe. Nagswim swim na lang kami.

Mga after ilang minutes, sa aking pagrereminisce ng mga pangyayari, bigla na lang akong natawa. Natatawa kasi ako sa reaction ni hubby eh yung tipong panic to the max. Eh, napansin niya ako.

Doc Padu: Anong tinatawa tawa mo diyan?
Me: Wala, naalala ko lang yung kanina. Takot na takot ka eh. Nagulat tuloy yung kambal. As if naman malulunod ka eh ang babaw babaw and may life vest tayong suot.
Doc Padu: Ano ka ba, buti na lang at sa mababaw lang tayo tumaob tapos gusto mo pang umikot sa buong island. Buti kung tayo lang, eh kasama natin mga bata.
Me: Hu... Dadahilanin mo pa yung kambal. Aminin mo na na takot ka. Kasi balance ka ng balance na hindi naman kailangan. Lalo tuloy umuuga yung kayak kaya tumaob. Tapos, napansin ko hindi ka sumasagwan. Ako ang pinagsasagwan mo. Wala kang ginawa kundi magbalance.
Doc Padu: Oo na! Oo na! Eh sa hindi ako marunong magkayak eh!
Me: Hahaha! Ayun naman pala eh! Eh di inamin mo rin! May nalalaman ka pang 'you should balance like riding a bicycle' jan!
Doc Padu: Hmf! Wala kang ibang alam apihin kundi ako! Huwag mong ibloblog yan ha!!!
Me (with evil grin): Bahala ka! Bwahahaha!

After ng tawanan namin, nagsnorkeling na lang ako. Eh may part na biglang lalim, umandar na naman ang pagkanaughty ko.

Me: Be, alika dali, tignan mo ang ganda!
Doc Padu: wore his snorkeling gear and went under water sabay tayo kaagad in less than 2 seconds.
Me: Hahaha!
Doc Padu: Inaapi mo talaga ako!

Anyway, when my parents arrived. We all, except for hubby, went snorkeling to the deep waters. Ang saya! Ang daming fishes. Iba't ibang kulay and sizes. Pati si kambal naki-snorkeling sa amin.

Pagbalik namin, pinilit ng mom ko si hubby na magsnorkeling. Sayang naman daw kung hindi niya makita yung mga isda. Sabi ni mommy, hawak na lang siya sa lifebouy ng guide. Buti naman at napapayag at inovercome niya yung fear niya.

After magsnorkeling ni hubby, we all went back to our rooms to prepare for our check-out.

That's it! That's our last day at Bellarocca. Very fun and memorable. Hehe. =)