Archive | April, 2014

Only In Bohol

18 Apr

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We went to Panglao, Bohol, last April 4-6, 2014.Β  And we just had to see the tarsiers!!! The smallest monkeys in the world! πŸ™‚Β  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.Β  Ice cream break πŸ™‚

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

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The suspense was killing me!Β  Haha!

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Dante and Crow, the explorers! πŸ™‚

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And we saw our very first tarsier!!! πŸ™‚Β  Look at those huge eyes and hands!!!Β  πŸ™‚Β  CUUUUUTE!!!

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And here’s the second one we saw πŸ™‚Β  Soooo cute and chubby this one! πŸ™‚

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

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These tarsiers are really just this tiny πŸ™‚Β  Can you see it? πŸ™‚

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

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And that ends our little trek πŸ™‚

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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.Β  Is it so uncool, boys??? Haha!

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Got me some souvenirs πŸ™‚

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Off to our next location… The Chocolate Hills πŸ™‚Β  I have always wanted to see them πŸ™‚

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

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OMG.Β  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 πŸ™‚ BEAUTIFUL πŸ™‚

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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 πŸ™‚

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I want my own hill.Β  Haha!

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Couldn’t get enough of the hills πŸ™‚

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

When in Bohol, you must definitely go say hello to the tarsiers and the chocolate hills!Β  They’re so worth seeing! πŸ™‚

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Have a blessed Good Friday, my friends πŸ™‚

 

 

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My Handmade Little Caterpillar

17 Apr

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

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

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

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I love braids πŸ™‚

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

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And my handsome son πŸ™‚

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Hope you all are having a wonderful time with your families during this Holy Week πŸ™‚

 

The Dizons Go to Bohol

16 Apr

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

And here we are on another family adventure πŸ™‚

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It was definitely a beautiful weekend to visit Bohol.Β  The sun was beaming!Β  Weather was great last April 4, 2014 πŸ™‚

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Landed in Tagbilaran πŸ™‚

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First time in Bohol πŸ™‚Β  Damien, patiently waiting for our ride to the resort from the airport πŸ™‚

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

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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 πŸ™‚

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Welcome to South Palms Resort in Panglao, Bohol! πŸ™‚Β  Loving it here already!!!

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Walking to our hut πŸ™‚Β  So quiet and peaceful and the staff so nice and helpful πŸ™‚

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The entrance to our room πŸ™‚

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Love the room and the comfy beds!!!

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

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Ok, I think we will be here all afternoon πŸ™‚

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

I had Nasi Goreng πŸ™‚

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Dante had pork sisig πŸ™‚

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And Damien had his spaghetti and meatballs from the kiddie menu πŸ™‚Β  Ang saya saya niya πŸ™‚Β  Hahaha!

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They were all yummy!!! Couldn’t wait to try the other food in the menu.Β  Sarap ng meatballs! Hehe πŸ™‚

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It’s time… to do absolutely NOTHING πŸ™‚Β  How I wish my life could be like this all the time.

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

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Love the pool facing the beach πŸ™‚Β  The staff of South Palms setting up dinner πŸ™‚

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Namumuti at kulubut na yung mga kamay pero ayaw pa rin umakyat! Haha! πŸ™‚

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Coffee for two by the pool.Β  Of course.

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Fruit shake while sun bathing, a must πŸ™‚

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Halo-halo for the whole family to share.Β  YESSSSS! πŸ™‚

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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!Β  πŸ™‚Β  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 πŸ™‚

How gorgeous are these flowers?!

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Choices, choices πŸ™‚Β  The sketch at the back was drawn by the bride herself.Β  Awesome πŸ™‚

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My work station for the day πŸ™‚

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Hairstyling by one of my favorite hairstylists ever.Β  RJ Dela Cruz, my sissy πŸ™‚

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Hair and makeup, check!

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The mother of the bride is glowing, too πŸ™‚

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Stunning and glowing bride, Mycel πŸ™‚ #nofilter.Β  Hehe πŸ™‚

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Mycel’s bouquet πŸ™‚

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Almost ready…

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Mycel, opening a gift from her fiance πŸ™‚Β  How sweet! πŸ™‚

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Big hugs to my super beautiful bride, Mycel! πŸ™‚

Thank you for the opportunity to be part of your big day! πŸ™‚

Hope all is well with you guys! πŸ™‚

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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 πŸ™‚

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

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Rica’s super cool hat was made by Mich Dulce πŸ™‚

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I loved Rica’s bouquet…

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The beautiful bride πŸ™‚

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The beautiful mother of the bride… Love her πŸ™‚

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And the beautiful maid of honor πŸ™‚

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Congratulations again, Rica and JC πŸ™‚Β  Thank you for making part of your big day!Β  Was truly happy to be part of it! πŸ™‚

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Wishing you all the best! πŸ™‚

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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! πŸ™‚

These photos were shot in a beautiful house in Makiling.

Styling by the one and only, Liza Ilarde πŸ™‚Β  Thank you for making me part of this shoot!

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Our beautiful and flawless model, Karen Pamintuan πŸ™‚

Makeup by yours truly using Shu Uemura πŸ™‚

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Hairstyling by the very talented, Helen Egan for L’oreal Professionel πŸ™‚

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

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Our photographer was none other than Shaira Luna πŸ™‚Β  She’s so awesome.Β  And I love her OOTD πŸ™‚

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

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It’s Liza and Lisa πŸ™‚

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So far the Year of the Horse has been good to me πŸ™‚

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How’s your year so far? πŸ™‚

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