Biyernes, Abril 26, 2013

Summer Outing with PTC Fam

Hacienda's Cool Wave Complex

It is now officially summer for me since I have just been to a summer outing last weekend. We got to enjoy Naga City's newest Cool Wave Complex of the Haciendas de Naga. It was my first time to swim in a wave pool and I must say, I actually felt that I was in a beach minus the salty water and sand. But, the oh so scorching sun was definitely present. 

This new summer destination is located at Carolina Uptown, Naga City. To those who are worrying on how to reach this, they actually have an every hour shuttle service from 8am- 5pm. You'll just have to call their office for the date and wait in the picking point outside Nagaland E-mall at the E. Angeles Street side.

Picture taken at the office

Wacky pose :D

We stayed at a cabana.

The complex, if I am not mistaken, has twenty (20) cabanas and ten (10) kubos for guests. The facility itself also has Bob Marlin where you can order your snacks, drinks and everything else. Imagine having a nice afternoon dipping into the pool then having one of the best crispy pata ever in the Philippines as your snack or even for lunch.

Before dipping into the pool

I opted to wear something summery of course. Nothing beats the pastel + floral combo. I was wearing a really cute striped two-piece underneath but I am afraid after having lunch, I could not afford to expose my happy tummy. hahaha. 

With my PTC Fam.
Credits to Mr. Enojado

Group picture again by the pool
Credits to Mr. Enojado

Under the bridge
Credits to Ma'am Matet

It was the ordinary sunny Saturday afternoon so we made sure we find a shade whenever Mr. Sunshine is on full- blast. Oh yes, don't forget to put on sunblock and always remember that the higher its' SPF, the longer you could stay under the heat of the sun. But I bet, no one would dare staying too long because it is ridiculously hot.

Enjoying the waves
Credits to Ma'am Matet

Pausing for another group picture
Credits to Ma'am Matet

I just love stolen shots just like this
Credits to Ma'am Matet

Off to Adventure Park

Did I forget to mention? The Haciendas de Naga has several facilities. First, is the Cool Wave Complex, then the Golf Course and the Adventure Park. The golf course is actually just beside the Cool Wave Complex, while we need to take the shuttle service to the Adventure Park. At the Adventure Park, there are tons of activities you can do. You could go wall climbing, fishing, ride a horse/atv, play at their obstacle course, go ziplining, ride bike, take pictures with their larger-than-life size super heroes, animals and dinosaurs and a lot more activities.  For full details and inquiries, check out their page here.

Me with Mia and incredible Hulk
Credits to Mr. Enojado

Now with Iron man. Iron Man 3 now showing. lol

With my PTC fam

I hope you guys enjoyed this post as much as I did. I've been wanting to publish this as my official welcome to summer. I am sure coming back to this place maybe in May with my family and friends.

Have a happy summer everyone!

Much Love,

Glitter kisses! xxx

Sabado, Abril 20, 2013

Weekend Trip *wink*

Top: Thrifted, Jeans: SM Dept. Store, Necklace: LCC Dept. Store
and Shoes: CLN

So, it has been a month since my last blog post. Here comes the undying and same explanation of mine with a twist. I have been very busy at work lately since it is the season of BIR collection payments deadline. (As in dead line.jk) that we were required to work overtime, which kept me a few hours late to come home. By the time I got home it was just enough to have dinner, have some rest and unwind, namely Candy Crush and Chefville. I confess! I have been hooked up lately playing fb apps. I have once been addicted to Sorority Life and Baking Life Story.

Anyway, let's move on to the sole purpose of this post which is to tell you guys about my weekend trip to Makati with my Mom and Auntie Lina. The trip was unplanned. I just knew about it a day before the trip. I actually like unplanned trips like this where I don't get too excited and just get disappointed in the end. Back to our trip, we left for Manila on a Friday evening and took a bus. It was 30 mins. late that I actually thought we were forgotten to be picked up at the terminal for we bought the last few tickets on a last minute.

The trip was smooth and quite comfier than I have expected. We arrived in Cubao at around 6:30 in the morning. For those who don't know, trips from Naga City, Bicol to Manila usually takes 8 hours at a maximum, that's why I prefer and find it more convenient to have this long trips at night where you could just sleep in the bus through out the trip then wake up arriving in Manila. The problem was arriving too early. Since, we are going to stay in a hotel we need to wait for hours since check-in time are usually at noon time 'til 2 pm. Good thing Tita Marilene, a good friend and old colleague of my Auntie, came to the rescue. I must say, she's one of the nicest persons I have ever met. She literally brought us everywhere. It was the usual hot and sunny Saturday that she didn't mind giving a day for us.

At Bonifacio High Street

Mom, Auntie Lina and Tita Marilene

Me wearing one of my binkydoodles' tops

When I said she brought us everywhere literally, it means: GH Shopping Center, Rockwell, where we had our lunch, Prince Plaza II Condotel, where we checked-in, Bonifacio High Street in Taguig, where we had our meriends and finally in RW Manila for dinner. Like, that's a lot of place to visit in a day. Even though I could not remember when was the last time I walked that far, our day with her was a fun-filled shopping and food trip experience. I had loads of fun. Unfortunately, (here goes another lame excuse) I only had a few pictures taken on that day. We were all pre-occupied on what we enjoy doing that I haven't managed to persuade my Mom to take pictures of me. You see, I have a poor puppy dog eyes skill. Good thing on the second day she already agreed with me. :D

My outfit shot was actually taken on our second/ last day of the trip
since I have work the next day :(
I wore this blue and white stripes button down shirt paired with my fave faded denim jeans. I finished the look off with this coral peach beaded necklace I recently got from LCC. I chose to wear this button-down shirt since the fabric is really light. I was able to move freely and not struggle carrying my bag at the same time. I also wore my now fave sandals from Celine, we walked a lot and it never failed me, as in never. Then, I threw in a dainty arm party.  The picture was actually taken at a window display of Marc by Marc Jacobs in greenbelt. I have always imagined this side of the mall like the street of designer stores in Hong Kong minus the crowd of people rushing everywhere.

Back to our trip, we get to check out the nearby malls (Yes. Mall in plural. Since we stayed in the Makati area) and see the other amenities of the place we are staying in. Our day started with having breakfast at there upper penthouse. They served food, buffet style from 6 - 10 am. The dining area has the view of their pool. (Insert: I have always admired how sky high buildings get to have pools on top of them. ) Next, was checking out the nearby malls. Did I mention? Prince Plaza II Condotel is just a street across Greenbelt. Like, how cool is that? Anyway, before we shop for the time being we visited first the Greenbelt chapel since it was Sunday that day. Then, went around Greenbelt, Glorietta and SM Makati, where we had our lunch and dropped by my own version of fashion heaven, Forever 21. (Actually, almost all the ladies consider it as one.) To my surprise, they were on S-A-L-E (Insert my own definition: the four letter word I love seeing whenever I enter a mall or a boutique) that I got myself a new dress. I was actually having a dilemma  whether to get the fully sequined skirt that I have always wanted or the classic cut dress. My Mom actually helped me on deciding that I chose the latter. She said I could use the dress on several occasions unlike the skirt.

Picture by the pool at the upper penthouse of Prince Plaza II Condotel

Another picture with my fave cartoon character Hello Kitty <3

After getting energized, we agreed to take a cab to Cubao. But accidentally, we got out on the wrong exit, which is the way to Ayala MRT Station so we decided to give an MRT ride a go. I would have love riding MRT/LRT if people aren't pushing on the way in or out. But nevertheless, I still find it convenient especially if the station is near the place of your destination, a little walk won't hurt. In Cubao, we stayed at Gatemall and hopped to SM Cubao while waiting for our trip home.

And that ends this blog post. This is actually my first time to have a weekend away from home after being employed and it made me want to plan more weekend trips soon. For the mean time, I'd like to thank my Auntie Lina for making this trip possible, to my Mom for choosing me to come along with her and to Tita Marilene, for accepting my Aunt's invitation with open arms.

I apologize for being too personal. I missed posting stuff like this. Anyway, feel free to leave comment(s) below. I really want to hear from you guys and don't forget to hype my look here ;)

Much Love,

Glitter kisses! xxx

P.S. Who's excited to attend the Bloggers United 5? I DO! I am going shopping with my super friend Lovely. We planned to go together last year but she failed to come. But, nothing's gonna stop us now. I can't wait to see my fave bloggers in the flesh again.