Only In Bohol

18 Apr

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We went to Panglao, Bohol, last April 4-6, 2014.  And we just had to see the tarsiers!!! The smallest monkeys in the world! :)  So we took a little field trip to the Tarsier Conservation Area in Loboc, Bohol.

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It was about a 45-minute car ride from the resort so the little one got a little hungry.  Ice cream break :)

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Ok, we’re ready :)  Phone’s on silent, no flash photography.  I wouldn’t want to disturb the tarsiers :)  I was soooo excited to see them.  LOL!

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The suspense was killing me!  Haha!

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Dante and Crow, the explorers! :)

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And we saw our very first tarsier!!! :)  Look at those huge eyes and hands!!!  :)  CUUUUUTE!!!

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And here’s the second one we saw :)  Soooo cute and chubby this one! :)

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Third tarsier :)  They really just stay put clinging on to the branches of the trees :)  They don’t really move around that much, which is good, or I’ll freak out.  Haha!

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These tarsiers are really just this tiny :)  Can you see it? :)

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And this was the final tarsier I saw :)  I only took this photo with my Iphone.  This tarsier, I love… He even winked and smiled at me!!! Haha! :)  He kinda looked evil… but I always love the villains :)

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And that ends our little trek :)

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Cutest monkeys ever! (I think I’ll crochet one.)

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Hay… no one wanted to pose for me.  Is it so uncool, boys??? Haha!

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Got me some souvenirs :)

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Off to our next location… The Chocolate Hills :)  I have always wanted to see them :)

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You have to climb about two hundred steps to the viewing area…

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OMG.  Di ko kinaya… I’m super afraid of heights so I only made it halfway… :(  The boys reached the top but forgot to take a photo for me!!! :(

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These are the beautiful chocolate hills from where I was standing :) BEAUTIFUL :)

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They’re called the chocolate hills because the grass turns brown during the dry season and the hills look like Hershey’s Kisses :)

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I want my own hill.  Haha!

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Couldn’t get enough of the hills :)

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One family pic before we bid farewell to the Chocolate Hills :)  Thanks so much to Kuya Gilbert, our tour guide and driver, for taking us to see the tarsiers and chocolate hills! :)  He’s the best! :)

When in Bohol, you must definitely go say hello to the tarsiers and the chocolate hills!  They’re so worth seeing! :)

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Have a blessed Good Friday, my friends :)

 

 

My Handmade Little Caterpillar

17 Apr

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My latest handmade project was a hat for an 11-month old baby :)  I asked my 5-year old, Crow, to try out the hat. Hehe :)  It still sort of fits.

The hat is based on the book, “The Hungry Little Caterpillar”.  Also one of my son’s favorite books when he was a baby :)

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I had a lot of fun making this hat.  Basic shapes and basic colors.

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I love braids :)

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It was a beautiful and sunny day to photograph this caterpillar…

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And my handsome son :)

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Hope you all are having a wonderful time with your families during this Holy Week :)

 

The Dizons Go to Bohol

16 Apr

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Last January, we made a trip to Boracay.  And on our way home, our flight from Caticlan to Manila was re-routed to Calibo to Manila.  This would mean a 2-hour road trip.  So, of course, we had no choice but to head over to Calibo.  BUT… we had three FREE round trip tickets to anywhere in the Philippines except Batanes :)  APOLOGY ACCEPTED, PAL.  Hahaha!

And here we are on another family adventure :)

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It was definitely a beautiful weekend to visit Bohol.  The sun was beaming!  Weather was great last April 4, 2014 :)

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Landed in Tagbilaran :)

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First time in Bohol :)  Damien, patiently waiting for our ride to the resort from the airport :)

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While waiting, let’s pose for an OOTD post.  Haha! :)  Loving my bag from one of my besties, Claudette!  Spacious and lightweight.  Love it!  It’s from a brand called SHIQ :)  Love all things made in the Philippines :)

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We arrived at this beautiful resort around noon time! Check out our beautiful home and view for the next three days :)

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Welcome to South Palms Resort in Panglao, Bohol! :)  Loving it here already!!!

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Walking to our hut :)  So quiet and peaceful and the staff so nice and helpful :)

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The entrance to our room :)

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Love the room and the comfy beds!!!

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Quick change to  “swimming clothes” and off to the beach we go.  This little guy doesn’t want to waste any time.  LOL!  This is the beach front of South Palms.  BEAUTIFUL :)

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Ok, I think we will be here all afternoon :)

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Here’s what I always look forward to during a vacation… MEAL TIME.  We ordered food at their poolside bar/resto :)

I had Nasi Goreng :)

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Dante had pork sisig :)

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And Damien had his spaghetti and meatballs from the kiddie menu :)  Ang saya saya niya :)  Hahaha!

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They were all yummy!!! Couldn’t wait to try the other food in the menu.  Sarap ng meatballs! Hehe :)

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It’s time… to do absolutely NOTHING :)  How I wish my life could be like this all the time.

Nakahiga lang, walang iniisip kundi anong kakainin mamaya.  Haha!

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Love the pool facing the beach :)  The staff of South Palms setting up dinner :)

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Namumuti at kulubut na yung mga kamay pero ayaw pa rin umakyat! Haha! :)

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Coffee for two by the pool.  Of course.

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Fruit shake while sun bathing, a must :)

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Halo-halo for the whole family to share.  YESSSSS! :)

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We won’t be going anywhere this Holy Week so expect me to be reminiscing on more Bohol adventures on my next blog posts!  :)  Wherever you are or headed this weekend, be safe everyone!

And no, SPF 35 is NOT ENOUGH.

Mycel

10 Apr

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My very first bride for the year 2014, Mycel :)

How gorgeous are these flowers?!

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Choices, choices :)  The sketch at the back was drawn by the bride herself.  Awesome :)

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My work station for the day :)

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Hairstyling by one of my favorite hairstylists ever.  RJ Dela Cruz, my sissy :)

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Hair and makeup, check!

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The mother of the bride is glowing, too :)

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Stunning and glowing bride, Mycel :) #nofilter.  Hehe :)

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Mycel’s bouquet :)

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Almost ready…

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Mycel, opening a gift from her fiance :)  How sweet! :)

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Big hugs to my super beautiful bride, Mycel! :)

Thank you for the opportunity to be part of your big day! :)

Hope all is well with you guys! :)

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Rica

7 Apr

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Here are some photos of one of my December brides last 2013, Rica Yulo :)

Check out her beautiful wedding gown by the one and only Rajo Laurel :)  Some of the details of Rica’s gown were taken from her mom’s wedding gown.  Soooo beautiful :)

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Rica’s super cool hat was made by Mich Dulce :)

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I loved Rica’s bouquet…

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The beautiful bride :)

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The beautiful mother of the bride… Love her :)

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And the beautiful maid of honor :)

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Congratulations again, Rica and JC :)  Thank you for making part of your big day!  Was truly happy to be part of it! :)

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Wishing you all the best! :)

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Style Weekend: Year of the Horse

2 Apr

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Here are some behind-the-scenes photos of one of my favorite cover shoots for the year so far! :)

These photos were shot in a beautiful house in Makiling.

Styling by the one and only, Liza Ilarde :)  Thank you for making me part of this shoot!

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Our beautiful and flawless model, Karen Pamintuan :)

Makeup by yours truly using Shu Uemura :)

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Hairstyling by the very talented, Helen Egan for L’oreal Professionel :)

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How cute are these ponies?!?!  But they’re very naughty! Haha!

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Our photographer was none other than Shaira Luna :)  She’s so awesome.  And I love her OOTD :)

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It was a beautiful and windy day…  I can imagine myself living here… Seriously.  Haha!

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It’s Liza and Lisa :)

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So far the Year of the Horse has been good to me :)

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How’s your year so far? :)

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Handmade Paul Frank for Ericka

3 Mar

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Happy Monkey Monday, everyone! :)

Professor Severus Snape for Anna

23 Feb

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Late last year, when I joined the Escolta Market, I met this really nice girl who loved Severus Snape.  Her name is Anna :)

She asked me if I could make her a Snape handmade doll.  I got excited because I’ve never done any Harry Potter characters before so I agreed :)

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I crocheted Snape a little wand :)

“There is no wand more powerful. It answers to you, and to you only.”  – Snape

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It was my first time to crochet a coat :)

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I was really happy with how Snape turned out :)  So sad to see him go but he’s now with Anna :) Check out Anna’s blog here! :)

I’m thinking of making Harry Potter now.  Let’s see.

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Have a great Sunday, everyone! :)

What I Ate in Boracay

31 Jan

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Warning:  This post is a list of all that I ate in Boracay… so it’s a long list of food I pigged out on during the three days we were there.  It’s not complete though.  Didn’t include the free breakfasts at our hotel (only because I was still too sleepy to take pictures) and a dinner at Kasbah (only because it was too dark to take photos and I forgot my flash. Hehe!)  I also dedicated one entry to Real Coffee because it’s one of my favorite places in Boracay :)  But everything on this entry was excellent!!! :)

Let’s start with Obama Grill, first lunch in the island :) We were starving so we wanted a big meal.   As in ulam and rice! Haha!

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Ulam:  Liempo and Bulalo.

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KANIN.  Garlic, of course.

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Coffee, back in the White House.

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Jammers :)

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Damien, the ice cream monster!

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Cheeseburger!!! :)

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Sweet Corn!!!  (It’s beside Starbucks.)

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With lots of butter and salt, please :)

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Buffet at Sea Wind :)  Last dinner in Boracay!

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Let the feast and grilling begin :)

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With my bestest friends, Angela and Bastie, Claudette, Mike and Isabel, and Emma :)

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Final cup of coffee before leaving for the airport.

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Our flight from Caticlan got diverted to Kalibo.  Not complaining.  A road trip to Kalibo meant more time with my boys, free round trip tickets to anywhere in the Philippines (except Batanes), and one final hardcore meal.  Officially still on vacation so diet does not apply :)

Late lunch at Miggy’s Cafe, right outside the Kalibo airport :)

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Damien, ice cream again???

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French fries for Damien.

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Pork Sisig for the hungry grown-ups.

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Enjoyed these fried dumplings very much :)

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Saw the other table order Batchoy.  So, order din kami.  Haha!

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And that, my friends, ends the list of what we ate in Boracay! :) *Burp!*  Eating is the best part of every vacation, don’t you agree?!  Hehe!

Happy Friday, everyone!!!  And Kung Hei Fat Choi!  Here’s to another year filled with family vacations, meals shared with friends and bottomless coffee! :)

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Daniella

25 Jan

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My latest project.

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A doll I made for Daniella :)

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Have a happy weekend, everyone!!! :)

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