March 29, 2017

Muscular Legs

I appreciate and love my legs very much for it has brought, and still brings me, to many places but  I have to admit it is my least favorite part of the body because it's short and muscular.

I have perfected the pose on how to hide my short and muscular legs during photoshoots. Syempre naman sa picture man lang e mag mukha syang long and lean. May mga pangyayari lang talaga sa buhay na magpapaalala ng katotohanan ng buhay. Last week at Marriot Hotel for Pasay City Tourism and Heritage Expo...

Me: Love, please take my photos. 
Juan: Okay, Mom.
Me: (looking at the photos) Ay, it doesn't look nice. Please make me beautiful.
Juan: Mom, you're beautiful naman, it's just that your legs are too muscular.

Hence, the cropped photos below... 

March 28, 2017

Gondola in Venice Grand Canal Mall

I've been wanting to ride the Gondola in Venice Grand Canal Mall since it opened last year but my family, #Mendiolables do not like traffic and long lines. At last last week I was able to experience a glimpse of Grand Canal in Italy because Jen (my third year high school classmate who flew in from New York) insisted we ride.

Well, it was an experience worth sharing with Jen (also Theela and Juan) because we were all first timers. Aside from that, the tour around this place gave Jen and I a lot of catching up with our lives, both present and the past.

The Gondola ride used to be 500php/person, but they lowered it at P250 from Monday to Thursday, and P350 from Friday to Sunday.

Venice Grand Canal Mall
Cluster B, McKinley Hill Garden Villas, Upper McKinley Rd, Taguig, Metro Manila
Mall Hours: 11AM–11PM
Phone: 0915 848 5447

March 27, 2017

Pasay City Tourism and Heritage Expo 2017

The recently concluded Pasay City Tourism and Heritage Expo 2017 at Marriot Hotel was attended by no less than Mayor Antonino 'Tony' Calixto and Congresswoman Imelda 'Emi'  Calixto-Rubiano. 

A lot of people trooped to the three day event, form March 23 to 24, and witnessed the booming travel industry of the city. It also coincide with IBP Annual Convention.

Pasay City Hall
Address: F.B. Harrison St., Pasay City
Office Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm

March 26, 2017

Louis Pearl - The Amazing Bubble Man

Louis Pearl - The Amazing Bubble Man, made his first ever visit to Manila at RCBC’s Carlos P. Romulo Theater last September 23 - 27, 2015.

I coudn't find the file name where I saved videos and photos of this fun and entertaining show until this morning. Our spirits soared high during and after the event because Louis Pearl didn't just make bubbles, he was actually super funny! The Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages. This event deserves a space in this blog, plus the fact that Rafael and Juan got the chance to join him on stage. Proud momma here.

This wondrous 75 minute show combined breath-taking artistry, colourful music, plenty of audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep all ages entranced. The audience connected with what's happening onstage at a pre-verbal place. There's so much joy.

About Louis Pearl:

The Amazing Bubble Man has been thrilling audiences around the world for nearly 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. He has performed to more than one million people, including royalty and celebrities, in hundreds of cities around the world. He is also a favourite at the world-famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where he returns this year for his eighth successive season.

March 25, 2017

Viktoria Couture Formal Wear

It's always as an honor for John and I when invited to a wedding becuase it's a lovely sight seeing two souls become one. 

When attending weddings we usually just buy suit and gowns in malls because we had this one time time incident when John's suit didn't suit him at all. 

About two years ago I met Ysabel Vitangcol. We connected in Facebook. She ran a blog contest where I won a shift dress from Viktoria Couture. I didn't know that the owner and designer of Viktoria Couture is actually Ysabel's mom, Ms. Nancy Vitangcol.

To cut the long story short, what we wore from Jeff and Mel's wedding at Manila Hotel was customized by Viktoria Couture.

Viktoria Couture Formal Wear made us feel extra special and lovely as husband and wife. John felt comfortable with his stylish and perfect fit suit. I actually felt more like a princess with my simple, yet elegant maroon long gown. My daughter, Julia, who's always critical of what I wear, simply said, "Wow, Mom!". 

In case you haven't found the right formal attire for you and your honey, husband or sweetheart, visit Viktoria Couture at and you'll know why we look great at #FinallySiy Wedding.

Viktoria Couture and Designs
623 Quezon Avenue, cor. EDSA
+639178030305; (02) 6646971